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Average Player Score Based on 114 ratings
7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 114 ratings
  1. 10 (15)
  2. 9 (16)
  3. 8 (35)
  4. 7 (28)
  5. 6 (7)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    I enjoyed it but it was way too short.

    I'm surprised that this game was made in 1995 since some of the games that were made in this year were really crappy.I for one think that Sony made the right move to release this game for the PS1.It really is the best fi... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:3

    Award for most unoriginal

    I'll start off with the good of the game the game play is somewhat fun and there is 1 cool character, but everything else is horribly bad.The ending, you call that an ending! The story ,you call that a story horrible jus... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.9

    Short, but good

    I spent about 9 hours on this game, and I must say, although it didn't have the best graphics and it was very unpolished, it is a MUST if you're going to tackle Arc the Lad II. All of the stuff you can transfer is aweso... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    This 'game' is merely a prologue to a series proper. It's so short it won't wear out its welcome and overall is OK.

    Although in comparison to modern strategy RPGs the presentation and gameplay of 'Arc the Lad' has little to offer, it's a nostalgic experience that should prove entertaining for an evening or two. Given that the game i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Almost a great game.

    Game Review-Playstation-Arc The Lad Review 153 Released: June 30, 1995 Publisher: SCEI Game Genre: Fantasy Turn-Based Strategy ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Opening Thoughts: I celebrate my 153rd review by... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    I enjoyed it but it was way too short.

    I'm surprised that this game was made in 1995 since some of the games that were made in this year were really crappy.I for one think that Sony made the right move to release this game for the PS1.It really is the best fi... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.9

    The half-game that started an underground dynasty.

    The Arc the Lad series...consisting of three games (not counting the Monster Arena!) on the Playstation and at least two or three more on the PS2, it's become one of the biggest RPG series that most people probably haven... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Arc the Lad is a very small game, lacking depth in all areas. However, it's a wonderful experience.

    Name - Arc the Lad Platform - PlayStation Publisher - Sony Computer Entertainment, Working Designs Developer - ARC Entertainment, G-Craft Release Date - June 30, 1995 Genre - Role Playing Game/Turn Based Strategy E... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful