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.
User reviews: Positive (20 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2013
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Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the Seekers of Adoulin standalone expansion pack will not be available for purchase on Steam. However, we're pleased to announce that our fans who have previously purchased a version of FFXI on Steam will be able to purchase the FINAL FANTASY XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition through Steam at a special discounted rate.

About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
10/10 deleveled
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
310.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
132.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
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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65 of 66 people (98%) found this review helpful
778.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
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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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
200.7 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! I'm Tokitaki on Odin if you decide to play!
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
440.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
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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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 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 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
225.9 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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
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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66 of 137 people (48%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
I wanted to like Final Fantasy XI, I really did. With four copies bought over the lifetime of the game, I've found myself flat out rage-quitting each time I tried to play. With a lack of friendly players, welcoming new-player-experience, and punishing penalties for death and failures, this game is nearly impossible for new players to get involved.

Sure it's an older game, and I don't blame veterans for sticking where they are, some fabled city that I've only heard through NPC rumor and the occasional slip of a rare player's tongue, but overall the existing areas new players will see are devoid of player contact. Hell, I saw absolutely zero players in the capital city of Windurst for most of my tenure in my most recent attempt to play.

Combat is slow, but I appreciate the chance to plan and the focus on timing abilities with casting times between incoming attacks. The problem is that the game's combat is (more or less) balanced for party play and there's almost no way to really set up a party in "modern day" Final Fantasy XI since nobody's around. Level up to 10, die, level down. The frustration from this cycle was maddening enough that I just couldn't continue.

While I was frustrated about the balancing of the game, I really wished that I could have spent some time on the story. There's a lot going on, albeit buried in text, that could easily keep your attention for a long time, but the game just seems to want to hide it from you. You get a mission or quest to do something, but the instructions are vague, requiring an outside resource to explain each step. You want some work so you can afford to buy slightly better equipment from NPCs since the auction house is laughably expensive, but NPCs don't look like they actually have a job for you to do.

"Frustrating" is the only word I can use to describe this game. I want to love it, but the complexities of it, the age of it, the progression of it's core playerbase, and the difficulty it's account management system uses all makes this impossible to recommend except to existing players.
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
I love this game..
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3 of 14 people (21%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
best.game.ever.
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13 of 70 people (19%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
I played FFXI since 2005. 2008 I was involved in the effort to make the game run on Linux. 3 and a half years later, it runs a hell of a lot better than it did back then, but this game is clearly suffering from old age. It's still going over 11 years after it was introduced, but the things that made this game great back in 2005 - its community, both ingame and otherwise - have stagnated. It still suffers from a graphics system that was optimized for PlayStation 2, and perhaps the biggest pain to more-casual gamers, is that this game has more grind in it than a Starbucks Coffee Shop. There is almost NOTHING that can be done solo in this game, so you end up waiting for HOURS ON END for people to help you with a quest, or for a xp party. Can I recommend this game? Unfortunately NO, I CAN'T.
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
A long time ago I played this game on the 360. I stopped playing right as soon as abys came out though. I loved the game for everything it offers, and although I was maxed on many jobs, starting over completely is not all that bad. They're alot of new features, such as the crystle teleport, that make leveling up and getting from place to place less of a stuggle! If you are ever on, Look for Ebbenen. Also if you own FFXIV, I am on faerie as Ebbenen as well! Great game, every MMO player should give it a try.
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