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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.
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


    • 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


    • 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
90 of 97 people (93%) found this review helpful
107.5 hrs on record
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

The Last Remnant is a great role-playing game with a unique take on combat mechanics in form of a turn-based, command-based system using symbol encounters. It is definitely the most interesting part of this game providing a lot of fun especially in the larger-scale battles.

Originally released for Xbox 360 the PC version of this game features numerous changes from the console, including enhanced graphical settings, a Turbo Mode that increases battle speed (very practical when farming for weapon components), and a New Game Plus option, that allows the player to start a new game with the gold and unique items from their first play-through. And for the hardcore gamers among us there are of course challenges like super boss battles and the component farming for the endgame weapons.

On the other hand the sound is a mixed bag of partially epic orchestral music and sorely limited voice-acting. In addition the protagonist Rush is sometimes a little bit uninspiring as a leader figure.

Fun fact: The battle system of The Last Remnant is originally drawn from Romancing SaGa but refined to a wholly new level.

My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Characters
- Details
- Tactical gameplay
- Story
- Combat & Controls

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).

Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: A-Rank

Tactical gameplay: S-Rank

(Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.)

Story: A-Rank

Combat & Controls: A-Rank [with a gamepad]

While there are no achievements to conquer, a very useful guide can be found on the link below.


Achievement difficulty: none

The Last Remnant (PC) – Role-playing game + Squad-based strategy (Fantasy) – 2009
Posted: April 11
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46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
99.9 hrs on record
If it's caught your eye, but you're on the fence about The Last Remnant, then you already love JRPGs; as such, I'll make your decision easy for you: Go hit Add to Cart, and kiss several hours goodbye.

As you could probably tell from the videos as well as other reviews, the core of The Last Remnant is a fairly traditional JRPG, though it has a pretty unconventional take on battle and party mechanics. In reality, your success in battle will *largely* depend on what strategies you embrace, and those decisions start well before the battle screen ever initiates. Your Party is made up of all the characters you've picked up or hired, which you then organize into battle groups called Unions. During a fight, each Union is given a set of pseudo-random commands, and you select one of those options for the Union to perform (see the third-from-last screenshot on the store page).

While at first, this system feels like a complete roll of the dice, as you get a few battles under your belt and start developing your characters, there is actually quite a bit you can do to help create conditions that give you favorable battle commands. Moreso, there are actually a number of different schemes you can play with for Union organization. For sake of example, I've had equal success with having one healer in each of my Unions, as well as having a dedicated Union that serves as an all-around party heal/buff squad, backed up with a couple long-range attackers. In fact, range also plays a pretty important role in combat; units can be intercepted en-route to their intended target, granting a damage bonus to the intervening enemy squad.

Graphics are suprisingly top-notch for a game released back in '09. The spell and particle effects have aged well, and in a *shocking* twist, seem to have been ported favorably from the console version. The controls, however, didn't have as much attention paid to them. Check out warutaru's review for some crucially helpful steps in making the controls more PC-friendly!

All things considered, I have had an absolute blast playing TLR, especially for the mere ten bucks I dropped on it. I can honestly say it's one of the most pleasantly surprising games I've bought in a long, long time!
Posted: March 26
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
319.8 hrs on record
It's a very deep game, and unfortunately it requires you to plan ahead and optimize. For your first playthrough go nuts, on the second playthrough look up some strategies :].

I hate it when people give reviews and they've only played a few hours, so I figured I should leave my opinion.

There's no grinding in this game, although there's a LOT of content for you to miss. Don't be in a hurry on this one, but also don't try to be meticulous and look up everything on your first playthrough. Enjoy the cheesy Rush cinematics! And then familiarize yourself with everything you missed on the first playthrough and make your second one badass!
Posted: June 19
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
AN AMAZING and VERY well made JRPG style game!

So few of these on PC, this one is fantastic with many hours of fun and not veyr much grinding needed, if at all.

Highly Reccomended, for $2.50, crazy to miss it.
Posted: June 24
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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
164.4 hrs on record
Great game, if you like games like FF this is a need to play game.
Posted: June 19
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538 of 573 people (94%) found this review helpful
349.0 hrs on record
Let's begin with a simple tip to make life easier for keyboard players:
Main Screen > Settings > Gamepad (4th Icon) > Key Signal Display > Keyboard.

Secondly, bookmark this page:

You're welcome.


I got into this game via a demo. The demo left me wanting more, and Steam had it on sale, so off I went to get it.

I'm on my second play through. The first play through was messed up beyond believe. I didn't know what was what and got stuck in a boss battle that I could not win. That bit frustrated me to no end and ♥♥♥♥ed me off greatly. I went off in search for a guide to overcome the boss battle. To my dismay, none of the guide helps as I've done something I should not have done: killing everything in sight and trying to spread the EXP love with all my party members. The end result was a severly gimped party lacking in both stats and skills.

I stopped playing for a couple of days and dived deep into the wiki. I learn the proper way to play the game, picked up a majority of the content that I just zipped past without realizing it, and focused on growing my party members the proper way. Second time around, the game was infinitely less infuriating and way more fun. The boss that I was stuck at in my first play through became a breeze, though the game did something rather nasty after that particular fight. Thank god I was somewhat prepared for it, equipped with both knowledge and power to overcome that nasty bit. The resulting satisfaction was very, very high.

From then on, the game became something I want to explore in depth. I trawled through the wiki and its discussion pages to learn more about the mechanics of the game. Although I've been vigilant in keeping track of the missable content, there are still a number of things that I inadvertently got locked out of without realizing it. I am currently one boss fight away from the end of the game and already I am laying down the foundation for my new game plus.

Despite the amazing depth of the game, or rather, due to it, the game will eat you alive if you don't know what you’re doing. The game does not make obvious certain crucial information from the get go. Playing the game with a lack of information can lead to a really bad experience, especially if you play this game the way you would a normal RPG.

With that said, the game is excellent for those wanting a good challenge. There is a vast amount of content within the game, and it should keep someone busy for the next 100-200 hours.

Update (22 Feb 2014): I've just finished my third playthrough and I'm taking a break to plan for my fourth playthrough. It seems that once you've finished the game once, you just keep going back for more. This game is one of my best investments in Steam.
Posted: January 4
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