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8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 815 ratings
  1. 10 (346)
  2. 9 (311)
  3. 8 (107)
  4. 7 (22)
  5. 6 (8)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (11)

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  • User Rating 9.3

    Revolutionized the strategy RPG genre, and is a lasting influence even today

    Rated on May 04, 2007 by lolforever

    Shining Force was one of the first games I ever played for the Genesis, and I'm still getting enjoyment out of this game. The storyline's a bit shallow, but the stellar strategy-RPG gameplay more than...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    A Legacy Brings Forth A Legacy ;)

    Rated on May 08, 2007 by Shiningwiz21

    That's right, this was the very first RPG that I've ever played that got me started on the whole thing ;) The game is just awesome itself, the graphics are awesome, the sound quality is just magnifice...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9

    Turn-based roleplaying at it's best

    Rated on May 11, 2007 by klepel

    Shining Force set the road to many turn-based style rpg games. Though...In my opinion there's never been a release that came to the same height as SF. The direct follow up (Shining Force 2) got pretty...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    If there is a game which makes you feel bad because you know that those good old gaming days are all but gone,

    Rated on December 30, 2005 by Lightfellower

    If there is a game which makes you feel bad because you know that those good old gaming days are all but gone, here's it. Shining Force was the game which introduced me to the world of RPGs, and ev...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    typical rpg x 1,000

    Rated on January 01, 2006 by sacredBed

    although this may look like your ordinary rpg, save a fallen kingdom, destroy a dark dragon, this is more than that. this game is perfect in the sence that it is beyond its time. for a game that came ...

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

    This Has To Be One Of The Best RPG's Of All Time,It Was The One That Got Me Liking RPG's and is one of the best ever!!!!

    Rated on January 12, 2006 by Totemanew

    Great Game...Introduced Most ideas of all current RPG's and Tactical Games!This Has To Be One Of The Best RPG's Of All Time,It Was The One That Got Me Liking RPG's and is one of the best ever!!!!The S...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    Great Story-line

    Rated on January 16, 2006 by ZKB

    Ahh Shining Force. Where to begin? The story? The music? The sound? Graphics or gameplay? Hmmm I think I will start this reveiw with the story. Story --------------------- The story in Shining Fo...

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

    Amazing!!!!!

    Rated on June 05, 2008 by BurnoutKarnege

    This game was simply amazing, i remember playing when i was a little kid, back then it was quite challenging but now it is only moderately difficult. The story is classic and most of the characters ar...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    Can' get enough

    Rated on January 22, 2006 by master2

    I just can'T get enough of Shining Force series. I' m tracking the one GBA and can'T figure out how to get the Saturn one running...But i finished SF 1,2, SF CD like 3 times each. I even got the one...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This beautiful RPG is so well done and put together, newer versions can't beat the original Shining Force.

    Rated on February 03, 2006 by Carribean_Cool

    Shining Force exclusive to the Genesis, the system itself would be dead if this game was never made. This one of a kind RPG has beautiful environments, chracters, and most of all, the unique storyline...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.