Mitra, yama, qsiti, sovani... These four races exist in one world. A world filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient era. Who created the Remnant? How long ago? And for what purpose? With these questions left unanswered, the Remnants became beneficial tools used for the good of civilization. The world was at peace.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,422 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 9, 2009

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Mitra, yama, qsiti, sovani...
These four races exist in one world.
A world filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient era.

Who created the Remnant? How long ago? And for what purpose?
With these questions left unanswered, the Remnants became beneficial tools used for the good of civilization.
The world was at peace...or so it seemed. Who was to know such darkness lay in wait?

The powers of the Remnants slowly began to change the world's balance.
A rift slowly formed between those who ruled and those who obeyed.
This was the dawning of a new era — an era of countless frays that would be brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power.

A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins.

Featuring an enthralling story, countless characters and an intricate battle system, Square Enix brings the RPG experience known as The Last Remnant to the PC.
Discover new strategies in the improved battle system.

  • Blast through your battles with Turbo Mode
    Battles can be played out with twice the speed for faster game progression
  • No more leader units
    Enjoy more freedom when creating unions!
  • A new equipment preview feature
    Use the preview feature to purchase items depending on stats or aesthetics
  • Choose between English or Japanese voice acting
    The voices can be switched between Japanese and English

System Requirements

    Minimum

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2/Vista® SP1 *1 *2
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo (2GHz) / AMD Athlon™ X2 (2GHz)
    • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 15GB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 VRAM 256MB or better *3
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX®9.0c or higher)
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c

    Recommended

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista® SP1 *1 *2
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo (2.4GHz or higher) / AMD Athlon™ X2 (2.4GHz or higher)
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 15GB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 VRAM 512MB or better *3
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX®9.0c or higher)
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 10 (OS Default) *4
    • Supports Xbox 360® Controller for Windows®

    • *1 Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition and server-related OS are not supported.

      *2 32-bit/64-bit are supported for Windows Vista®.

      *3 Laptop versions and onboard video are not supported. Video cards that share the same VRAM as the main memory are not supported.

      *4 The version used is DirectX® 9.0c.
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
93.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The Last Remnant is my favorite JRPG of all time, and definitely holds a place of my top 10 games of all time. Here's why.

This game is wholly unique. Usually, when one says "JRPG", you have a good sense of what you're getting into. Cliched characters (whether you like those cliches or not), quirky personalities, a turn-based battle system, a long convoluted story with plenty of twists, and be prepared to roll your eyes or shake your fist at the screen for some character antics or story twists you saw coming from early on. In The Last Remnant, little of this is true. The story is unique, the art style and characters are unique, some of the twists and story archs are surprising, and the battle system is so unlike anything else you've ever played, somewhere between a JRPG and a large scale strategy game with army simulation elements.

This game is known to be quite challenging. I bought the Xbox 360 version on the game's release date, and have beat the game a few times and put a couple hundred hours into it. After completing my first PC playthrough tonight after about 90 hours, I can say for certain the PC version is about 3000% easier. An update was made to the game that made a few changes that made the PC version exponentially easier, though it is still more challenging than the average RPG. So if you happened to try the 360 version and were turned off by its difficulty, I urge you to try the PC version.

The Last Remnant needs to be commended for its ability to have realistic and relatable characters, and multiple characters you care about and will remember forever. In this game, you are able to literally build up a small army to take into battles with you, where enemies and your people are separated into "unions" rather than each person being separate from one another. It is here where the game brings in large-scale strategy type battles, allowing the unions to act as one unit. Strategy fans will delight in the ability to hire soldiers and characters for their army, picking and choosing people based on their unique skill sets and abilities. You are able to hire people you've perhaps done quests with, or people you've never met that happen to have a skill you've never heard of, just because you want to see it in action. You then pick and choose which people to put with whom, how to set up your unions, etc., giving limitless possibilities for your army. Also, your followers will often ask for certain items, ingredients, etc. throughout the game, which they'll use to upgrade their equipment and become even more badass. (And trust me, this game is full of badass characters.) You can also dictate how your soldiers level up, as they ask you from time to time if you want them to delve into a different skill set or art style.

Even if the game had a terrible story and cliched characters, the battle system would keep me crawling back. Battles are by far the best part of this game. While some will say that some boss battles can be "cheap" or "unfair," I'd argue that your characters also unlock plenty of abilities and special moves that are just as if not more cheap or unfair to the enemy (Blackout is ridiculously powerful, for example, and that's a move my unions ended up using frequently). In summary, fights can be nail-biting, because you are constantly reminded that you are fighting enemies that are just as skilled and able as you. Will you still scream at the game in frustration? Sometimes, yes. But I've personally also nearly broken things with excitement when a single decision or a stroke of luck turned the tide of battle. Also, I'll let it be known that I find games that are hard just to BE hard quite annoying and to be little to no fun. This is not a game that is consistently cheap or unfair. It can be extremely challenging, and you'll call BS on a fight from time to time, but with strategy, that same fight on your next try could be immensely rewarding and much simpler.

The Last Remnant is a refreshing game in a genre that is usually predictable. It has a gritty realism that is usually reserved for western RPGs. It also respects its characters. You'll find no little girls with parasols fighting in battle, nor will you have a guy insist on being shirtless while on the battlefield (seriously...whenever I see that, I think about how easy it'd be to take them out). The characters--while they can be quirky and humorous at times--are never walking cliches. Each woman or man has her or his own personality, back story, goals and motivations--and YOU get to decide whether or not to add them to your army and help them grow over time.

This game is a true gem. It is nothing less than a crime that a game of such originality is not mentioned in conversations of JRPGs more often. This is the JRPG that I hold every other JRPG up to--and until we get another game in this universe, I see no other game coming close. I cannot recommend this game enough.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Has a pretty cool turn-based combat system. The story is ok, but you kinda play this game for its looks and combat system. Has a very FF feel to it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Great game. It requires a bit of strategy and maybe some frustration with some bosses, but it is well worth it. Easily on my Top 5 list of games. Much better than the Xbox 360 version.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
if you love final fantasy or you like real rpg games with a incredible story , then you should buy this hidden gem !
the batle system is absolutely amazing .
watching trailer of this game doesnt do it justice, you have to play it to experience it .
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I originally had (still do) this game for the Xbox360 but everytime I try to play through 'Nest of Eagles' the game freezes halfway through the fight. I really enjoyed this game, and I'm glad I have aother chance at it. Square has made a lot of mistakes these past few years but The Last Remnant still stands up as another unforgettable rpg that dove into a new world of mechanics and attitude.

Yay.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
151.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Fun spin. Interesting mechanics.

Storty is pretty decent.

If you like JRPGs, this is a msut have.
If you like CRPGs and want to try a JRPG, this si a pretty good one to start with.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
79.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I spent a freaking ton of time on this game, review coming up!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
96.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Nothing like FF lets get that out of the way.

This is the most backwards game i have ever played if you lvl to fast you will lose alot of the chars for your teams and will also make the bosses almost unkillable sice the bosses go off your rank they will out power you in a heartbeat.

One big complain i had with this game was the char animations they are horrid during cutscenes.

I think i have 100 hours or so and it does have a game plus option which is good i oaid 3.00 for it and was worth every penny though not much more.

Graphics 4/5
Sound 5/5 (music score was great)
Gameplay 3/5 ( far to much randomness than i like you will see)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
I played this game when it came out on Xbox360 and loved it then. When i bought it on Steam I knew i was gonna play like crazy. I love the idea of squad style combat. This game deserves so much praise. Wonderful graphics, beautiful voice acting, and the story is so good. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys RPG's
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Got on sale for under 3 dollars... not bad but this games style is confusing.
Final fantasy squad tactics advanced? With moral bar included....
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Play it in Japanese with English subtitles if you are like me, that is, if you hate campy English dubs. The English voice acting is awful at most points. The Japanese is way better. I'm only saying yes for recomendation right now since I haven't gotten far into the game.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
88.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
If you like grinding, then this is the game for you. It became frustrating for me since I couldn't move on without starting to grind. Bosses were too powerful at some point and up until then I hadn't grinded at all.

Not sure if I recommend it, I'd go with a no for now.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I love the lighting and the clarity. However, the clarity isn't always consistant. I think the concept of groups, rather than individual characters, is pretty cool. At the same time, managing groups (instead of individuals) is a mind shift. The RPG story doesn't scale fast enough to justify the mind shift.
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
♥♥♥♥ poor game, right from the start after you get you make your own group you are joined by the AI to help you but you are forced to battle with other groups...best thing is that they all gank you and your computer-controlled ally does not give a ♥♥♥♥ about you. It just wants you to die slowly while it turns its back on you. This is completely unavoidable other then by chance the enemy groups ignore you and go after the other computer controlled ally groups. So your only option is "Heal me" while you get beaten to death....right near the start of the game...what the hell is this?
Ive done pretty much everything up to that (even though its almost nothing you can do) except painfuly grind on the trash enemies in a small cave because the combat is sooo sllooowww when all you do is press one button, only because there are 3 other ally groups with you which you cant control so you have to wait for them to attack 12 times or so before you can press 1 button to heal yourself and wait another 2 mins....AND THIS IS ON TURBO MODE...SUCH JOY! *facepalm*


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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This really feels like it can be a fun game if it didn't punish you for actually enjoying the combat by punishing grinding and if it wasn't so obtuse. I just got bored of it after a while because of that.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Oh dear god. I thought RPG games on PC were supposed to have interaction, where you felt like you were actually playing the game and had some control over events. Not this game. It's a Japanese style RPG, which means lots of waffle and pretty graphics, but minimal input from the player. If I really wanted this kind of thing, I'd put a DVD on, rather than this. If you like turn-based battles, nice animation, and loooooooooooooong cut-scenes that you can't skip, please buy this game. Otherwise, don't.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Weak visuals, bland music, poor writing, and an almost entirely unexplained mess of a battle system make The Last remnant nothing more than a chore to play. The areas of the world are small and linear, and you will find yourself travelling back to them time after time. The UI in battle is both confusing and intrusive; the UI outside of battle is little better. The story is mildly interesting but doesn't provide enough of an incentive to suffer through the rest of the game.

There's a reason The Last remnant is a bargain-bin title; don't waste your money when there are far better titles available.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game was not for me, the battle system was way to complex, the story didn't grab me and not to mention the dodgy gameplay...
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
boring
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
ff WANNA BE
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