BEGIN A NEW JOURNEY WITH THE COMPLETE EDITION OF FINAL FANTASY XI Enter an online multiplayer RPG that challenges players to journey through the world of Vana’diel® — a world of fantasy, adventure, and exploration. Heed the call and join players from around the world to become the hero that Vana’diel needs.
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Release Date: Apr 19, 2013

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BEGIN A NEW JOURNEY WITH THE COMPLETE EDITION OF FINAL FANTASY XI
Enter an online multiplayer RPG that challenges players to journey through the world of Vana’diel® — a world of fantasy, adventure, and exploration.
Heed the call and join players from around the world to become the hero that Vana’diel needs. Discover new creatures, pioneer wild lands, and conquer quests on your daring journey!
With all five installments included your world will be filled with endless possibilities.

  • Includes the original, award winning online role-playing game that brought the FINAL FANTASY series online!
  • Free 30 day subscription to play FINAL FANTASY XI for all new accounts.
  • Includes 5 expansion packs: Rise of the Zilart®, Chains of Promathia®, Treasures of Aht Urhgan®, Wings of the Goddess®, and Seekers of Adoulin®.
  • Includes 3 add-on scenarios: A Crystalline Prophecy®, A Moogle Kupo d’Etat®, and A Shantotto Ascension®.
  • Includes 3 battle add-ons: Vision of Abyssea®, Scars of Abyssea®, and Heroes of Abyssea®.
  • The Seekers Edition also comes with a code for the exclusive Chocobo Shirt and the Destrier Beret ingame items!
Chocobo Shirt

This new body piece adds a bit of flair with its chocobo inspired choker and design! The chocobo shirt pairs perfectly with the Destrier Beret to make early adventuring even more efficient!
Destrier Beret

This adorable hat is filled with stats to aid adventurers just that are starting out! The beret is also a great fashion statement to demonstrate your appreciation for Vana’diel’s trusty steeds.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista/7/8
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium®III 800Mhz or faster
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce™ series with 32 MB or ATI® RADEON™ 9000 series
    • DirectX®:8.1
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX®8.1 compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows® 7
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium®4 processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce FX™ series or GeForce 6 series
    • DirectX®:8.1
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX®8.1 compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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ffxivfateraines
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
havent left my house in days 10/10
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ApacheDozer
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Going to miss this when they eventually do close down the servers... Already miss having it on the xbox for convience purposes
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Yuri Hentai-Chan
( 286.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Idk where to begin or how to end on this review. Ima just try to make it short (Maybe it will be long) and simple. Btw my main character name is "Ghostmonkey", for those who want to add me.

The Pros:
-The game does indeed have a good amount of players, if you know which server to join.
Asura is the one for non-japanese players and most populated.
So don't be discouraged to buy the game if you are concerned about the game being dead.

-Another note is how friendly the community is. I started in my first 2 and a half minutes and already approached by a veteran.
They will help you with anything you are confused about and will even go as far as to buy you some good starter gear.

-The game is dated but still looks pretty good by 2002 standards

-Nice outfits and weapons to use. Every outfit is a unique design. No stupid replicated, reused stock with different colors.

-The game can be challenging but really well balanced for a MMORPG.

-It's not P2W and no cash shop items as far as I'm concerned.

-There can be special events where you get cool exclusive gear

-Teamwork is where it counts for the most part and it can be VERY rewarding when you accomplish your goals in the game


Now, the Cons:
-The game can be REALLY confusing at first and a lot to take in for your first time. It's highly recommended to do a lot of research before buying the game.

-Since the game is pretty old, it does have a few bugs and issues. Like how it's capped at 30FPS (there is a fix for that but you would have to do research on your own), or how it only utilizes one core out of your CPU.

-Learning terms and macro's can be a ♥♥♥♥♥ or typing in commands or trying to learn shortcuts for certain commands can be really confusing at first.

-Once you choose a server, you're stuck with it. You can change it but you would have to pay. You'd have to pay to make more characters as well. So if you ♥♥♥♥ up on your main and want to redo it or make another, then you better cough up some dough. It's not a lot but it can rack up if you have a ton of characters.

-It's a P2P game. Pay monthly to play. It's about $11 USD or something like that. Not bad imo. Considering it's a fantasic game.

-The controls can be very awkward to use. So it's highly recommended to use a controller. This game was designed to be used with a PS2 controller to begin with. KB&M just isn't as good imo.

The conclusion:
Overall, yes the game is challenging, in many different ways.
It has a very very steep learning curve but it pays off and it's very rewarding.
The soundtrack is good, the gameplay is addicting (once you get used to it) and the story..
I gotta say, when I play most MMO's, the story is usually boring and never pulls me in.
But this is probably the 2nd MMO to pull me in the story of the game.

Give it a try and with enough research, you should get the game up and running with no issue in a couple of hours. I just feel the game is like a huge adventure even with some issues I came across and learning through the game. It was all an experience and it's a fun adventure when it's with friends or random people you meet. Buy the game and hope you have fun as much as I did.
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Shoul001
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Good game it a classic MMO
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LANCERZzZz
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
the best MMO i've ever experienced. this is only only I've ever played that put a real focus on grouping as a necessity to levelling. every 10 levels or so you would migrate, with everyone else your level, to the next highest area to kill mobs and it was almost always great getting to know a new party as you settled in for the heavy grind. as a kid, before i really understood the concept, i used to just go out and explore all the high level zones because of how expansive and beautiful the areas that you didn't even need to unlock were. they're still beautiful today, in a vaporwavey A E S T H E T I C sort of way. The grouping, however, did not stand up to the test of time and the servers aren't nearly what they used to be. square has mad up for this by making the game more soloable (and co-opable), and from what I understand the endgame content is still going strong. i'm hoping that, now that you can solo those previsouly hard-to-group levels, this time I can finally break past level 40 and get to that ♥♥♥♥
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dajunkmailis
( 44.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
I've devoted more time to playing this game than I would care to admit. I played steadily with the odd short break from December 2003 until May 2010. I then came back to the game in December of 2013 and was plesantly surprised that they got rid of everything I hated about it, namely the long hours of grind for very little reward. The game seemed to award the luckiest players not the ones that devoted the most time to it or those that developed their skills. This all changed in the December 2013 comeback and I played steadily until Labour Day 2014 when I quit to enjoy other pursuits having easily accomplished more in those months than I did in the previous 7 years. I returned in May of 2015 and have been playing steadily ever since. The MMO aspect is very enthralling and there are enough storylines and things to do to keep you occupied for the next 20 years if you like. However this game is based on technology from 2002 and no longer looks like the amazing graphics system it once was. The thing I like now is you can accomplish many things solo or with small numbers of people making the organizational aspect of things far less annoying. If you're like me and quit playing this a long time ago, you will love coming back and it won't take you long to be caught up to speed. You can literally spend all your free time on here, I know I do, having fun. The monthly cost is the thing that's going to keep most people away and the fact that Square Enix has said they are pretty much through with releasing any major updates to this game. Even though I technically "finished" it in November of 2015, there is always something else to do and the only breaks I'll be taking from this is when I find something else to occupy my free time.
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xDurarara11
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
if you just played ffxiv and never played ffxi then just stick with playing ffxiv. you will be far far far behind in ffxi there are no quest markers, you have to talk and read and reread almost everything,battles are nothing like XIV they are much much slower and you can't move around like XIV.questing and grinding mmo redoing the same quests you get from the floating quest book outside the city.graphics could of been made alittle better since WoW came out what 3years after,only reason to play this is if you have a large group of friends in real life to join up with. the music isn't all that bad either but its the only thing that really kept me as long as i played. i had to keep searching for quest guides im my walkthrough book i payed $10 for and hours on internet looking at how to videos and where to go


my opinion above
id give it a 4 just for music and if you have people to join
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Ronald Ray-gun
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
When you first buy this game they ask you to create a Square Enix account on their official website. You think it would have been a simple matter of filling in all the blanks and going through the confirmation emails, but there it was at the bottom of the screen:

"In some circumstances it may take a long time for you to recieve your confirmation email. Please, be patient!"

It's been about 3 weeks since I purchased and subsequently returned because Square Enix made it literally impossible for me to access.
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thelawoflogic
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
this is a good game
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Xammy
( 136.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
I first played this game in 2003 on a PS2 at age 13. I am now 25 years old and still have so much fun playing this game that it can take up an entire weekend in the blink of an eye.

That being said, this game is not for casual gamers. Even in its current state with so many QoL improvements since its release, the game is still extremely grindy, challenging, and truly frustrating in certain aspects. It is very rewarding to those who are willing to invest the time into it, though.

I love every single thing about this game including all of the stress-inducing aspects of it and the clunky combat/macro system. But if you don't have the same feelings of nostalgia as I do, you might find yourself beyond frustrated with the game and quit within your first month.

If you have time to invest and love Final Fantasy (and don't have a significant other because this game may cause you to get a divorce) and you want to try one of the greatest MMORPGs of all time, this game is worth every penny.
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LordAbortion
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
I played ffxi when it first launched in the US and loved it....until WoW. Now that I have just recently went back to ffxi I can say that i'm sorry i left for so long. This game doesn't hold your hand, it slaps your ♥♥♥ and says go explore. There is no chasing around exlamation points and question marks. you have to read quests and use clues to figure out what to do.

This did used to be an incredibly challenging game that required a group after level 10. thanks to the introduction of "trust magic" that allows you to summon npc party members ,that you've earned the trust of, you can have a pretty solid group on your own.

The social game seems a bit dead. I have been playing for 2 days now and talked to a single other player. I have seen about 150 other players so far but no chat activity. I imagine they all stay within their linkshell (guild) chat.

I am very partial to ffxi because of strong emotional attachments from when i played it in 2002, but if you are up for a game that requires you to talk to all the npc's and figure things out this is a good one. The account set up is a nightmare and the graphics and controls are dated but this is a very solid rpg that still has some years left in it.
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Josephsankillas
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
The deal for all the expantions are amazing! Its been awhile since ive played this. It kind of crashes on Windows 10 from time to time but its okay. Love the game!
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Tate
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
The GrandPa of all MMORPG'S
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daynen2525
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
one of the best mmorpgs of all time
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Kidicarus
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
My first MMO. I spent nearly 10 years playing this game. I have memories good and bad. I was High level Thief/Ninja roaming around the map helping random people. This is the only game where I truly had an online family where we spent many years adventuring together. I wish I can go back in time and relive my epic moments of triumph and defeat. This game is for rpg veterans and believe me when i say it's cutthroat when it comes to xping and item aquisition. The Legend of Kidicarus the Assasin from Bastok will live forever in my heart and in the hearts of my online family. Rest in peace to my brothers Congobeast and Lilhulk. Rest in peace Final Fantasy 11.
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Mr. Peanut
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 3, 2015
The game wont start it dose not work correctly
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eribass
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2015
I played this game for a few years back before quitting this game permenantly. When I last played this game it was not a game for people with a life, friends, or daily needs. This game played like a job. There were "rules" established by a bunch of no-lifers, and if you didn't abide by them, and play this game 24/7 then you wouldn't have a good time playing this game. The gameplay was extremely slow and there was little room for going your own path without having a bunch of neckbeards sending harassing /tells at you for being a noob and a loser... or worse.

I don't know why anyone would still pay for this game, or even play this game. Heck,Elder Scrolls Online realized their game was pretty bad, and went free, whereas FFXI is in total denial.

Tried to get back in it to keep in touch with some folks but it was empty and just as boring. The graphics are beyond outdated. There are other MMORPGs out there that play better, look better, and some are free.
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tulu
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 27, 2015
Walking Simulator.
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安多夢
( 87.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 20, 2015
the only human contact you will have in this is japanese people and fathers talking about what their wife does to get them to stop playing
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Meatballsub
( 44.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 20, 2015
Having played FFXI many times (off and on) since launch, I can honestly only recommend the game to those who used to play it.

What I mean is that if you never reached level cap, or finished the national missions, now is a great time to do so. They've made the game much more user and solo friendly, but it still feels very dated.

Those who are more in-tune to modern MMOs like Wildstar and World of Warcraft and have never played this game before will probably not like it. Having said that, it's still worth delving in to if you long to tie up loose ends from a previous play through. I managed to crank another 200+ hours out of the game before deciding to shelve it once again (Steam only counted 44 because the Windower add-on took up the other 150).
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
286.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Idk where to begin or how to end on this review. Ima just try to make it short (Maybe it will be long) and simple. Btw my main character name is "Ghostmonkey", for those who want to add me.

The Pros:
-The game does indeed have a good amount of players, if you know which server to join.
Asura is the one for non-japanese players and most populated.
So don't be discouraged to buy the game if you are concerned about the game being dead.

-Another note is how friendly the community is. I started in my first 2 and a half minutes and already approached by a veteran.
They will help you with anything you are confused about and will even go as far as to buy you some good starter gear.

-The game is dated but still looks pretty good by 2002 standards

-Nice outfits and weapons to use. Every outfit is a unique design. No stupid replicated, reused stock with different colors.

-The game can be challenging but really well balanced for a MMORPG.

-It's not P2W and no cash shop items as far as I'm concerned.

-There can be special events where you get cool exclusive gear

-Teamwork is where it counts for the most part and it can be VERY rewarding when you accomplish your goals in the game


Now, the Cons:
-The game can be REALLY confusing at first and a lot to take in for your first time. It's highly recommended to do a lot of research before buying the game.

-Since the game is pretty old, it does have a few bugs and issues. Like how it's capped at 30FPS (there is a fix for that but you would have to do research on your own), or how it only utilizes one core out of your CPU.

-Learning terms and macro's can be a ♥♥♥♥♥ or typing in commands or trying to learn shortcuts for certain commands can be really confusing at first.

-Once you choose a server, you're stuck with it. You can change it but you would have to pay. You'd have to pay to make more characters as well. So if you ♥♥♥♥ up on your main and want to redo it or make another, then you better cough up some dough. It's not a lot but it can rack up if you have a ton of characters.

-It's a P2P game. Pay monthly to play. It's about $11 USD or something like that. Not bad imo. Considering it's a fantasic game.

-The controls can be very awkward to use. So it's highly recommended to use a controller. This game was designed to be used with a PS2 controller to begin with. KB&M just isn't as good imo.

The conclusion:
Overall, yes the game is challenging, in many different ways.
It has a very very steep learning curve but it pays off and it's very rewarding.
The soundtrack is good, the gameplay is addicting (once you get used to it) and the story..
I gotta say, when I play most MMO's, the story is usually boring and never pulls me in.
But this is probably the 2nd MMO to pull me in the story of the game.

Give it a try and with enough research, you should get the game up and running with no issue in a couple of hours. I just feel the game is like a huge adventure even with some issues I came across and learning through the game. It was all an experience and it's a fun adventure when it's with friends or random people you meet. Buy the game and hope you have fun as much as I did.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
136.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I first played this game in 2003 on a PS2 at age 13. I am now 25 years old and still have so much fun playing this game that it can take up an entire weekend in the blink of an eye.

That being said, this game is not for casual gamers. Even in its current state with so many QoL improvements since its release, the game is still extremely grindy, challenging, and truly frustrating in certain aspects. It is very rewarding to those who are willing to invest the time into it, though.

I love every single thing about this game including all of the stress-inducing aspects of it and the clunky combat/macro system. But if you don't have the same feelings of nostalgia as I do, you might find yourself beyond frustrated with the game and quit within your first month.

If you have time to invest and love Final Fantasy (and don't have a significant other because this game may cause you to get a divorce) and you want to try one of the greatest MMORPGs of all time, this game is worth every penny.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
126 of 129 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
778.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2014
I played this game for many years when it first came out. I played all the way up to wings of the goddess. So when this came out, and it was on sale, I decided to give it a try again. To say things had changed was an understatement.

What was once a game you couldn't even TRY to solo before, and took hours and hours to get anything you wanted, within a week I was playing how I wanted. With the addition of Trust magic, an easily accessible magic that makes it so you can summon up to three NPCs, leveling has never been easier. Level caps on a lot of the content has been removed as well, so with any high level character you can do most of the previous content without the help of others (Not that you have to do it like that).

With the addition of the field support manuals (which help you level as well), A new sub menu to quests (That also help you level!) and the ability to teleport between home points for a small fee, the game is worth picking up again. Not a perfect MMO, but it's a classic as far as they go.
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146 of 182 people (80%) found this review helpful
107 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2015
I remember May 16, 2002 first walking out of San d'Oria into Ronfaure and being killed by a wild rabbit. Hooked 10/10
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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
104.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Final Fantasy XI is a very enjoyable and content-filled game, with a bit of a steep learning curve. Due to the game being out for such a long amount of time there is an insane amount of content to experience and to play through, and all of this can be exteremly overwhelming to a new player, especially if they don't know what they are getting into beforehand. Some of the more recent updates and patches make it easier for new players to advance and get caught up, but you will definitely need to put in a very large amount of hours to really even begin to scratch the surface of what this game has to offer. I'd reccomend reading guides as you play so that you are better able to understand what you are doing as you play, and what you should be working toward.

Gameplay wise I found the game to be extremely enjoyable, the battle system is a bit slow to start out but becomes more intricate and interesting as you advance with the introduction of skill chains and its very party-centric battle system. That is one of the main features of this game, the almost necesarry party interaction that is required to advance. This was particularly true early on in the game's life-cycle, but it has become considerably easier to solo with the introduction of some new jobs, the tuning of enemy strength, and especially the recent trust system that has come about. The trust system is basically the ability to build a party with three npc party members, making it much more accessible for new players to advance, and making it more possible for players to solo in general.

One of the interesting mechanics that I most enjoyed in this game is the job system that it has in place. Similar to Final Fantasy III or V, you are able to assign your character to a job/class and change that job as many times as you'd like. This allows a player to experience everything that the game has to offer on one character rather than having to make alternate character to play with.

Community wise the game may seem a little bit dead or slow if you're just starting out, as most players spend their time in the end game zones, so the starting cities and anywhere else may be a bit empty compared to other MMOs. In my experience it wasn't too noticeable however, there were still people running around Bastok (one of the starting cities) and plenty of people sitting outside of the auction house at any given time. I would reccomend looking into the more active servers before playing though, doing a google search for Final Fantasy XI server population would probably help you make a decision if you're looking for activity. However, I'd personally reccomend trying to find a linkshell or a group of people to play with before starting the game, and then joining a server where they are to get the most out of the game. This game, like many MMOs, is a lot more fun to play with other people, and it is a lot easier to make friends as a beginner outside of the game than it is in-game due to how far most older players have progressed.

Overall I'd recommend the game despiting it looking a bit dated, the gameplay is extrememly enjoyable and the community is pretty great and mature as well.
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48 of 57 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
242.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
I've played alot of MMO's over time. You name it I've tried it but I usually can't stand to stick around past the 2 week mark. This game is a game that has broken that cycle. There is so much content and so much to do that if you are a new player.. you have LOADS of fun ahead. It plays alot like the SNES Final Fantasy when it comes to the combat but with more timing involved. I've been playing this for 26 days now and my current main class is only 56 and the cap is 99! There is 22 Classes in all but only 6 basic classes availible from the start Warrior, White Mage, Red Mage, Black Mage, Monk, Thief. Your best bet when first starting out is to ask around your starting town for a friendly linkshell. That's what I did. Fair warning however. If you don't like working with others you are not going to like this game. This game is very team effort focused and it works well that way. Overall, it's my favorite MMO and now my personal favorite Final Fantasy. If you want someone that's different from all the WOW clones out today give it a try! I'm Tokitaki on Odin if you decide to play!
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
Final Fantasy XI is strictly an online MMORPG with a subscription fee of $12 a month. The game play is archaic at best. That's not saying it's bad, but compared to more recent MMO's it's quite different. It is fun to acquire new classes (22 in total!!!) just to see how they play and with the new Alter egos, released in 2014, you can now level in the game solo and quite easily.

Alter egos are basically companions that fight with/for you and make playing solo a breeze. You can join groups in group play and tackle on bosses and harder enemies. It's highly recommended that you join Linkshell, which are guilds, in order to advance at higher levels. The community is quite good and people are very friendly and willing to help you out. There's been 5 expansion packs and a handful of addons released for this game. Many people still play it and it's far from dead.

You will have to jump through quite a bit of hoops just to get this game up and running though. You'll have to activate the game on Square Enix's home page Playonline and that does take quite a while. You'll have to also update the game a few times too through THEIR service and not through Steam. Needless to say you probably won't be playing the game on the 1st day you activate it.

The graphics are old and the game play is different. Though you CAN use a controller to play the game, but the game is still enjoyable with a mild learning curve. It's not like WoW and like games with combat. In FFXI it's more of a turn based game. After you win a battle you won't just acquire loot either. You'll have to pick locks and/or use combinations on locks in order to open them to get loot. You can fail this and get nothing.

Fun game and worth a try. You can grab the COMPLETE version of this game with all expansions, addons and DLC usually for $20 and the 1st month is free. Recommended for die hard old school Final Fantasy players.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
440.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
If you want a more old-school MMORPG that has actual story and where everything isn't automatically handed to you, this is it. It's not as hard core as it used to be, but there is still plenty of challenge left.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
275.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
The best MMO I have ever played. So much detail and nostalgia in this game I don't even know what to say. Been playing since early 2008 on the 360. I enjoyed every moment of it back in the 75 level cap days. Way better than FFXIV imo. I know now it's a lot more easier and casual but still I enjoy this game just for the battlesystem and for the content they seem to be pumping out every other month, Also probably one of the best soundtracks for an MMO I have ever heard as well.
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53 of 79 people (67%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
87.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
the only human contact you will have in this is japanese people and fathers talking about what their wife does to get them to stop playing
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
265.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
I started this game sometime in 2005. Since then I have had an on again, off again relationship with it. It was my first true mmo, and because of that, it will always have a special place in my heart. I decided to give it another try with a new character a few weeks ago, and I am having more fun than ever. If you haven't experienced this game yet, and are a fan of the final fantasy series, this is a must play.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
Probably the greatest MMORPG, I've played since NA release way back in the day just decided lately to try another crack at this so bought it from steam since it was on sale. If your new to the game there's so much you can do, don't let thegraphics fool you its a very good game. Cheers
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
While an older MMO, I do reccomend this game. The number of ways any class selected can enhance or modify themselves is fairly varied, the monsters to fight are tricky and demand a measure of skill, and the player base is largely friendly and social. Also the story lines for the main missions are very well written and expressed in well made cutscenes. A very solid game for somone wishing a challenge and a welcoming envroment for new players and returning players.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I enjoyed XI. Sure, I played it after I played XIV 1.0 but I enjoyed both a lot. XI has a lot of content, but not a large playerbase since the launch of XIV: ARR. The issue with that is that most of this game is meant to be played with as a group, and so you may get pretty screwed unless you can find some good friends to come in with you. If you enjoyed XII then you will enjoy XI's combat as it's pretty similar.

The game is also heavily built upon adventure and discovery. Boss monsters in the world spawn rarely but give good loot upon kill. Areas are large with sweeping landscapes filled with horrid monsters and a few dungeons as well. All of these bring out the best in the game. You don't have maps of areas from the getgo either, you have to buy them in game when you find a vendor that'll give em to you, so having a web atlus open can help.

However, in the end, the grind in this game can be horrid if you just can't stand people or grinding. You will have to group up with people in what are called "Book Burn Parties" to get through most of the game now and in to a point where you can enjoy the new content. Honestly though they're a blast. People are a pleasure to talk to and after you get use to what they're doing it's easy to fall in line and contribute to the grind.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
252.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
I have been playing off and on since it first came to NA on PC and it is definately better now than it ever has been in the past. SquareEnix seems to be listening to the players a lot lately and they have been making real improvements. I would recommend trying it out again if you haven't played it in a long time.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
231.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2013
After playing modern MMOs for. Well. Quite some time playing this game in a breath of fresh air. Plus it's actually fun. Pick it up, you will not be dissapointed!
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
794.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
First MMORPG I ever played, and remains my favorite even today. The amount of stuff it has to do is overwhelming. It has one major flaw though, in that it has a horrible clunky, limited UI that was designed for the PS2 version. Makes it a bit difficult to play with keyboard + mouse. The PC version has been desperately in need of a more native UI since day 1. Also, the process of setting up a subscription is very unintuitive.
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
This is by far the best MMO I have ever played. Never have I experienced challenging game content with a community that I would set above all else in a single online game. Memories were made in this game and I hope it never goes offline.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
If you're looking for an escape into a World that feels real and is fun to explore, than this is the game for you. It is dated now with the graphics, but the world you can explore is mesmorizing and the content is varied and plentiful. If you have played this game in the past, and are thinking about trying it out again, do it! It is easier than ever to level up and explore without months of grinding and hours spent just looking for a party.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
Played from Zilart through Treasures many years ago, then took a very long break - bought on steam for just to check it out again and already sunk 50 hours into it. One of the best mmorpgs created.

A couple warnings however, the player base is primarily end game, rarely meeting with other players questing/leveling. However, the TRUST system makes solo play viable with NPCs to follow and assist you in combat.

The player driven Auction House and economy is very limited (items and price) for new players, but there are many new systems that can work around this to equip your character.

A+
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