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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Very Positive (56 reviews) - 83% of the 56 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
174.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Love this game. ive been playing for the past 9 years. cant give it up lol.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
This is where I wish Steam had a "mixed" button for reviews

TL;DR I wouldn't recommend this to a new player, but if you've played it before then I would recommend it.

As you might notice from the positive reviews, a lot of them are people who played back in the day and have returned since then. As someone who didn't play back in the day, I tried it and it really feels like it hasn't aged well. The game plays a lot differently then lots of today's MMO's, if you're interested in a different MMORPG experience this may be the game for you, but I personally prefer A Realm Reborn over this and if you're new to MMORPG's, then you should try that instead.
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138 of 142 people (97%) 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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130 of 166 people (78%) found this review helpful
129 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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47 of 50 people (94%) 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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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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
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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30 of 33 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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29 of 33 people (88%) 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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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 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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Nishan92
0.8 hrs
Posted: December 4
This game is amazing but I can only recommend it to the die hard final fantasy fans. It has been made considerably easier but you still need a wiki to get through the game. But the community is kind and helpful, they will gladly guide you in the right direction should you choose to ask.

Try the Asura server, the most populated one with a huge linkshell/clan/group. With over 10 years worth of content you will definitely get your money's worth.
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Noblesse Oblige
0.8 hrs
Posted: November 27
Some of my fondest memories were with this game. so many firsts happend here so yeah im a bit biased
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MOONSTARE
0.2 hrs
Posted: November 26
Start playing then look at clock and cant believe that much time has gone by. Fun game now to me since there is trusts.
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Nelson
5.1 hrs
Posted: November 25
I have been playing this game on and off for around 10+ years and I feel it is by far one of the best games you can ever play. It has many and I truly me many things to do. Thousands apon thousands of side quest, thousands of Main Story related missions, 24+ Jobs which can be enhanced in any number of ways via the support job system. ALl the jobs are unique and require and lead to different methods of play and skill. The game was and in some parts still very teamwork heavy leading to a strong community. The graphics still beat out many modern MMOs esspecially when using easy to use programs like Ashita or Windower or simply forcing graphic options like Supersamping via GeForce Control Panel.

I could go on and on about all the things you can do however few of us have time for that. Instead look at the fact that you cant ry the entire game with every expansion for only around 30 bucks (10-15 when on sale) and have a free month to play without any commitment. Thats still a better deal then most new AAA games.
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Dsriker
50.5 hrs
Posted: November 24
Best game on steam
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Vilemoon
0.2 hrs
Posted: November 23
I love this game so, so ♥♥♥♥ing much. its like walking through my middle school memories. 2legit2quit FFXI best mmo 2kallyears
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D3MAGNUS
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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BHXSpecter
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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