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Score Breakdown Based on 18452 ratings
  1. 10 (9989)
  2. 9 (5585)
  3. 8 (1668)
  4. 7 (614)
  5. 6 (225)
  6. 5 (118)
  7. 4 (55)
  8. 3 (48)
  9. 2 (41)
  10. 1 (110)

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  • User Rating 9.7

    this game is awesome great story and graphics for its time most pc games back then had **** graphics. im looking 4 1.

    Rated on December 26, 2005 by holysoldier000

    this game is awesome the gameplay and storyline is ahead of its time and it fully details characters. the graphic are ahead of its time. most other games back then had **** graphics. and the battle sy...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Its Final Fantasy! And I'm a Fan

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by iceteo012

    Its pretty hard to write a bad review fo any FF title. As any of us fanboys knows, the series can do no wrong. So why the low rating in Gamespot for the PC version? Well, its prob cos those guys alrea...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Why, Square? Why?!

    Rated on August 24, 2004 by yurik

    (All scores are for the PC version, and given at the time of the game's release, not in the present.) Ah yes, Final Fantasy VIII (PC) -- I remember it well. I had just come off the awe-inspiring ex...

    1 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.3

    PC version held nothing to the PS version...

    Rated on January 12, 2006 by darkside5001

    This is possibly the WORSE FF game to date, which is good considering how much I liked FFVIII, the most underatted Final Fantasy. But sadly this PC version is problematic and, in most cases, glitchy a...

    2 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Best RPG I ever seen!!!

    Rated on August 16, 2006 by Kanaru

    What have I say? That's wonderful. Not just a game: Videos, musics and the story. This game has a great past. Old age and new ages. Every time this games series are populous. Final Fantasy VIII be...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This is THE BEST RPG that I have ever played, and it still stands true after I've played other recent RPG's out there.

    Rated on November 21, 2004 by northypoley

    I seriously couldn't thing of anything or anyway to put down this game except for one little, minor, not really problematic issue, and this is the fact that the enemies and bosses level up as you do. ...

    12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10


    Rated on January 21, 2006 by bumbong09

    I agree that the FINAL FANTASY 8 is very very fantastic! This is my most favorite RPG and this game rocks! ^__^; Everytime I hear this game, it makes me sooo happy! I remember when my friend finish...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    What a roller coaster ride. Emotional, Epic, and Breathtaking. This is one story you will not forget.

    Rated on February 04, 2005 by AuronCloud7

    I've been looking for a game like this for awhile and I found it FF VIII. I thought nothing would come close to FF VII, but VIII nearly did. As soon as I saw the opening FMV, I was hooked. This game w...

    12 out of 22 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9

    One of the first games of the series I was able to play :P

    Rated on June 28, 2007 by greenberry26

    When I started playing, FF7 was a thing of the past so I had to start with this one. I was still able to play FF7 a bit though, and the transition in graphics from FF7 to FF8 for me was astounding. I ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Contrary to the official review, Final Fantasy VIII is a moving game that is arguably on par with its predecessor.

    Rated on June 24, 2008 by tylerjpines

    After reading the review, I was a bit confused with the complaints, and especially how GameSpot ended up with the numbers they did. I'd like to address a few of their complaints, and possibly shed som...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.