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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About This Game

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

    • 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
    • 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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136 of 140 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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125 of 160 people (78%) found this review helpful
123 people found this review funny
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 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
242.7 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!

Note: I still play, I just can't get the steam overlay to work anymore.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I've been playing this game since 2003 and I still have an active subscription. Why? I am in love with Vana'diel and it's a home away from home, and a constant in my life. I know that my character will be there even if I take an extended hiatus, and that the current dev team has made the quality of life in the now-senior game to make things much less time-consuming for its players; players who mostly started in their teens and early 20s, myself included, who now have full life commitments. There's more in this game than I will ever be able to see or do I'm happy just logging in to chat with friends I've had for ages or go out on a bard-battling adventure with my trust NPCs.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 2
I've been playing several P2P & F2P MMORPGs and yet, FFXI is still TOP of my list. FFXI was my first MMORPG and I've been playing since I was 13 years old.

Final Fantasy XI is the one and only unique game unlike other MMORPGs I've played so far. Many things such as dungeon, endgame contents, classes, and other contents are its own design and ideas from Square-Enix. FFXI was never dared to be called WoW clone once. NOT EVEN ONCE.

That's not all it has. The one thing that keeps FFXI being fun and so beloved is the community. All MMORPG does have their own community, but FFXI's community is (or used to be) like the world where you would want to live in with those players... I still would like to.

That's why FFXI is a cut above other MMORPGs, thanks to a variety of distinctive features and a passionate player community.

FFXI is almost 15th year old now since it was release and it is still getting patches. I would recommend you to play it WITH A FRIEND (or go to Reddit), because it is old which means there aren't much players around low level since everyone is working on the endgame all time.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 16
Final Fantasy XI has so much to do that it feels like I've been playing forever and only scratched the surface of the quests and things I can do. Crafting skills to level, fishing skills, huge array of jobs to chose from (some unlocked only after doing quest lines to activate them), 3 nations to join with their own quests and reputations to build. There is something here for any RPG lover.
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› MrDrayth
19.3 hrs
Posted: June 30
First off: This is neither a wholehearted recommendation, nor a "Don't get it and stay away" review. This is a "how I see it, make your own decision" review. This is also aimed at Newcomers - Anyone who "grew up" playing this, you'll probably still enjoy it purely for the nostalgia.

Additional Disclaimer: Do NOT expect a Refund for this. Not only will Square Enix outright permaban your Squeenix account if you refund it through Steam's System(Which is understandable), but you won't be able to actually PLAY the game before Steam's 2hour Refund limit is up. Why? It takes 3 hours minimum to patch AFTER the 11gb install. I post this purely as a Caveat Emptor. Roommate and I both took 3hrs to patch, simply due to the sheer number of files it updates. Apparently they don't and will not update Steam's default install, ever.

Onto the opinions: Honestly, this is FFXIV if it were made in 2002. It has literally the same systems and even names for many things(or rather, XIV reused them). However, this was CLEARLY designed for a Console, even more than XIV's 1.0 was (and that was BAD). If you're coming into this expecting anything remotely like current MMO controls, prepare to cry and accept either using your keyboard for 95% of everything, or a Controller.

It's an old-school, solid but grindy MMO, if that's what you're looking for and don't mind the "highest" population server having 800+/-, with the rest having 600+/- or less, might as well give it a go. Be prepared to jump through hoops with their antiquated "PlayOnline" launcher & login/account system.

You also pay differently per-month based on the number of char slots you want - the base sub is like, 10 to 12 bucks USD, but each char slot adds a dollar or a buck fifty to that. You do NOT get any char slots by default, so the Sub is closer to the 11 to 13 USD/month range for 1 char slot across the account.

If you want the same game in an updated engine that properly supports KB+M, but is basically turned into a WoW clone rather than FFXI 2.0, and uses a slightly less confusing(but still confusing) account system via the Mogstation, try FFXIV instead. You probably won't regret it.
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12.3 hrs
Posted: June 13
Arcane controls and horrific UI. Wouldn't recommend.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: May 16
havent left my house in days 10/10
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0.3 hrs
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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Dead Rabbz
304.3 hrs
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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1.2 hrs
Posted: April 17
Good game it a classic MMO
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45.1 hrs
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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