2009's Final Fantasy XIII set the stage for what would become a trilogy of RPG titles from Square Enix, but Cocoon and the battle against Sanctum was where it all started. With an ensemble cast, all full voiced, Final Fantasy XIII built an action RPG experience that continues to define Square Enix's high-end development plans.

Featuring the ATB (Active Time Battle) system, players would select their small, three-person parties and swap classes real-time as needed in order to maximize damage, healing and so on. While the player can only manage one character at a time, with the other two controlled by AI, just the one is plenty intense for attentive players. Don't drop that combo chain, or you'll regret it.

After Lightning's sister, Serah, discovers a fal'Cie she is captured and condemned for the tyranny of Sanctum. Lightning, who refuses to believe that her sister's transformation into a feared l'Cie, joins up with a group of similarly-minded individuals to set Serah free. Among them are Snow, a rebel leader, Sazh, whose son has also been taken, Fang and Vanille, who both have mysterious pasts, and finally Hope, hunting for vengeance. Discovering the truth while rescuing Serah will not be simple, or even make much sense, but at least we all know a final boss which can be blamed for everything awaits at the end of the game.

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loved it as i have since the very first. the first rpg born an still standing strong. the ff franchise is truely an amazing team. mad props! FinalFantasyXIII X360

Square Enix has said Final Fantasy 13's development team is set to unveil a "new direction" for the Lightning... posted Aug 22, 12 7:02am

Square Enix will make announcements based on Final Fantasy XIII during September. A three day event to... posted Jul 20, 12 6:49am

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With Final Fantasy XIII-2's release getting closer and closer, some fans might be worried about being left in the... posted Nov 11, 11 2:17pm

Completed it at long, long, long last. FinalFantasyXIII X360
What in the world did they do to Final Fantasy!??? FinalFantasyXIII X360
Whey, finally completed Final Fantasy after 54hrs and 25mins. Beat the final bosses in my first go. Got 17/36 trophies in my 1st go. FinalFantasyXIII X360
Incredible story, breathtaking visuals, beautiful soundtrack, intuitive battle system, a pure gem of a game- 10/10 FinalFantasyXIII X360
  • Genre: Fantasy RPG
  • Theme(s): Fantasy
  • Perspective(s): Third Person
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Released
    North AmericaMar 9, 2010
    EuropeMar 9, 2010
    JapanDec 16, 2010
    AustraliaMar 9, 2010
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