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 (1,470 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
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
133.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Love this game still looking for more like it for PC! The PC controls actually worked and weren't too akward, the option to have english subtitles and original audio really speaks to me.

Recommend this to any JRPG turn based fans out there, you will not regret it.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I originally started this game on the 360 but never was able to finish it, partially because of the ridiculously skewed leveling system and partially due to a red ring of death. Despite my inability to get past a boss fight around 80 percent of the way through the game, I really enjoyed it, so I was glad to see this game on Steam.

I was even more glad when I started to play TLR again and realized a couple of things: it's a lot easier if you understand the skewed leveling system (and I'll get to that in a second) and the PC version has made a lot of interesting quality of life improvements to the game. Really, it feels like the only thing missing from the PC version is... achievements. (Okay, actually, my other complaint would be that whomever did the cutscene animation has apparently never watched a living person walk before because the modeling is terrible but -- that's minor.)

So back to the leveling system. TLR is really interesting in that it removes all control from the player in terms of leveling characters and, to a certain extent, control over a character's actions in battle. So while the lack of control will take some getting used to I actually think the battle system is really fun, if unique. The leveling system, however, causes problems. Essentially TLR has two leveling stats: individual units/character stats (which the game auto-levels/assigns for you) and battle rank, which levels your entire party/army. What I didn't realize the first time I tried the game on the 360 was that having a high battle rank is... actually really bad. The higher the battle rank, the longer it takes for stat increases and the harder the enemies are to beat (to the point where if you have too high a rank, like I did, a boss battle literally becomes a one-shot and completely impossible encounter). So, I'm definitely having a much better play-through on the PC because (a) the PC version seems to have reduced some of the connection between battle rank and difficulty and (b) despite how counter-intuitive it is to NOT level in a RPG, I've managed to keep my battle rank pretty low.

That said, the game has an interesting storyline (that I'm eager to finally finish) and is definitely a completionist's nightmare. The main questline is actually fairly short but there's a MILLION sidequests and a couple hundred challenge quests (e.g., kill a specific monter, find a particular item, gain a specific level, etc.) so there's a ton of stuff to do.

If you have a good 40-50 hours to kill, you like the idea of transhumanism, and you like SquareEnix, or just JRPGs, I definitely recommend this one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
The Combat system is full of random,but it turns out to be very fantastic. The story isn't attractive, but the characters are impressive. And it will be difficult for those who play at their first time.

战斗系统充满随机性,但恰恰是由于这种随机让战斗充满乐趣。故事情节一般,可控角色十分多,主要角色塑造得较为饱满。但对于初次玩这个游戏的玩家来说可能难度较大。

8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
The game feels like an experiment, and to me, it worked. A large roster of character, intricate story and gameplay. This is an unique rpg and worth a play if you can get it for a good price. You control and command squads and perform large scale fights rather than xv4 fights. The game is a turn by turn RPG in essence, but you quickly notices differences. You can have as much as 50 enemies on the field and have to make careful desision during combat. The indirect feeling of the gameplay may put off some of you, but i enjoyed the experience, i wish the compagny would take more chance and give us more of this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Good game, made in the same fighting style of final fantasy with a completely separate story line. I can see me getting into it for many more hours...just dont do what I did first time around and forget to save xD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
An extremly well made J-RPG. It starts very conservative and slowly, but once it get rolling it is extremly awesome.
Cool characters - although the main character is a little bit annoying from time to time - , well-written story and a really complex fighting system, in which the battles are really intense. It look a bit like final fantasy, but it doesn't play that way. It has a unique moral system, which increases or decreases the damage of your unions, depending on how you position them, and how you perform actions. You can totally customize your union, and there is a huge amount of differenct characters, mercenarys, soldiers and questcharacters to choose from.
There a a lot of boss monsters, whom are very different from each other, and are most of the time really hard to actually beat.
The game looks absolutly stunning. The performance is extremly smooth, and i have yet to find a place, where i have lags or where the games stutters.
It is pretty unique and an experiment which you either love or hate.
Be prepared, the game is not easy, and if you don't plan ahead in a fight, you will find yourself loading the last save file.
However i would definitly recommend playing this game with a Xbox Controller. Although the keyboard layout is pretty good, you have to first activate the tooltips to show the keyboard-commands instead of the gamepad commands.
Some reviews have claimed, that you cannot skip cutscenes, which is rather bullocks. Pause the game, and then there is an option to skip them (on the Xbox-Controller Start+Back).

All-in all in my honest opinion, i think this game is absolutly brilliant. It has the classic J-RPG feel, with a very complex combat system, an incredibly well written story ( i am not even half through and it has already blown me away), and stunning graphics. And although there are some annoyances with the keyboard commands, i would definitly recommend this game to everyone who loves J-RPGs or who always wanted to play one. It is under my Top 5 of my favourite RPGs and that means a lot.
9.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
DO NOT MISS THIS GAME.
don't let my play record fool you.
thought play record sightly 150 hours.

GOOD
Great Strategy 9/10
Great Graphic 10/10
Great Story 9/10
Twin Sister - Hannah&Hinnah 100/10
Recommend!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
It's funny how most negative ones are from noobs who can't use their non-existent brains.
This game is AMAZING. It's beautiful, and it runs perfectly even on my 10 year old PC! The battle system is NOT a mess, if you spend a few minutes thinking about it, it's all quite clear. Also, when your team can heal, you ALWAYS get the option, despite what some noob below wrote. ;)
The story is freaking awesome, the characters are lovely (I mean, come on, a Duke guy who's not a ♥♥♥♥ to you? The main boss guy's voice (original, that is) acting makes you want to join him instead of trying to pöwn his butt, etc. It's fun, it's funny, it's sad, sometimes it's hilarious, and it's pretty easy to understand.
The music? Amazing. Perfect. You can feel the place all around you if you just close your eyes and listen to it ^^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
87.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
There are lots of good ideas here but the execution is so excrutiating that it will leave you wondering what you played and why no one saw the many problems that would form during development.

I can seriously go on for pages about what I don't think works but I suspect the rundown for JRPG lovers is this: If you're going to stick to the surface you're going to have a bad time because you aren't going to understand anything and you might not be able to make it through the game. If you go in medium-depth, you're going to realize you missed out on a lot and that it takes forever to find anything without a guide- and even then, it will be a taxing journey through page after page of wiki and entering/exiting areas to fight rare monsters you're not even sure really exist. If you go in deep you're just going to be frustrated to realize that at the end of the day the game is a roulette that you must subtly influence in truly inane ways and can screw you no matter how clever, thorough or prepared you are when it counts.

At any level you'll find something to love, but so many things that mar it so bad that you can't help but realise they wasted it completely. I beat the extra dungeon for no reason other than that I was on uppers the entire time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I personally think The Last Remnant had a lot going for it, I'm a sucker for Square's fantasy aesthetic and the whole command entire squads instead of single characters. It was on the right track with the battle system, but I feel it dropped the ball on how little customizability you had and the how the scaling difficulty makes the game neigh unbeatable if you levelled up your soldiers too much. As much as I actually like it I wouldn't recommend The Last Remnant for anyone other than diehard jrpg fans like myself that find the genre woefully underrepresented on steam. Now I excuse me as I pray to lord Gaben to bless us filthy masses with Lost Odyssey.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This might be one of the most innovative Final Fantasies ever made.

The biggest thing to recommend, if you tried it on the Xbox, the insane load times have been dropped. On a decent computer a battle loads in a few seconds (on the first release on the 360 load times easily exceeded over a minute for battles that might last 10 seconds).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
It's better than the other SquareEnix games that are on steam, but this game inpendantly is pretty good!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Not the worst JRPG you've played, but it's the most frustrating and annoying of them...
-Keyboard+mouse controls... looks like people who ported the game saw K+M for the first time in their lives, gamepad is strongly recommended.
-VERY limited control of your units. Every turn you have 5 random options to chose from and thats it. You might have no option to heal when you're desperately in need of it and you might be screwed even if you have it cause you can heal with ITEMS or MAGIC or both and you will get the one which isn't so powerful.
-No matter what, your weakest union WILL be gangraped 99% of the time, every monster on the field wants their blood.
-Monster AOE spells are overpowered beyond belief, even the weakest monster in the area (~same level as you) can onesot your party in 1 turn. Lets say normal monster attack hits for 100, singletarget ability hits for 300, AOE ability hits for 300 every unit in your union, which will result in 1500 damage on 5ppl... Some BIG monsters can AOE multiple unions and erase your party in a single spell... and they will cast it FREQUENTLY.
-You can't surrender, so if you're trying to beat a very strong rare enemy and it destroys half or your units on the first turn... you must watch the other half die, sometimes very slowly.
-You CAN'T skip cutscenes. After some cutscenes you will be immediately thrown into battle, and if you lose it... load your save and watch 5+ min cutscene again.
-You can equip only your main protagonist, others can only request some components and RARELY items from your inventory, so you can sit on a pile of top gear and no ability to use it. It's not a huge minus anyway, cause all you have is main/offhand weapon and 2 accessory slots.
-Though locations are pretty unique and well done you will be forced to visit them over and over again if you want to complete sidequests or hunt for rare monsters for the guild. Every quest teleports you to corresponding location and teleports back to tavern IMMEDIATELY after it's completion.
-The world and lore are really interesting, but the story feels like it's written for the 12 y/o. This "flaw" can be seen in almost every Japanese game (atleast in my experience) and can be forgiven.
-Battle system is pretty good for a JRPG, but it's very annoying that you can't skip battles with weak monsters when revisiting old locations.
I'd give it 6/10, but put a huge red FRUSTRATION WARNING on it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
came to this game after getting recomended a turn based rpg from a friend. Saddly I didn't do research before buying this game. I highly advise you do research into the combat system of this game as it is one where you litterally pick 1 of 3 (to 5, if you count healing and the "do as you please") options and watch the battle unfold. The system had no sense of individuality and lumps characters into a 1 action for all type battles. Yes you do have diffrent unions but if you want guy in union 1 to just attack and girl in union 1 to use magic, good luck doing so because it is not possible. The funny thing is that if you have a 1 person union the game is so structured around having multiple people in a union that you get slaughtered immedately. I would say if you are looking for a turn based rpg in the nature of anything classic then pass on this and act as if it doesn't exsits. If you are looking for a pretty(ish) battle simulator then welcome and I hope you enjoy your stay.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Overall a fun game but is a bit difficult to get into. Oh and... lots of farming
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I think most of the reviews don't do justice to this game. It has a different (and maybe difficult at the beginning) battle system. The story is ok and you cannot fully control the game mechanics, for example some of your characters may choose an unwanted path and craft/equip weapons that will change the Union strategy. But this is a JRPG that tried to innovate, and in my opinion, it succeeded!
Well, I had lots of fun playing this version and the console version(Which is a bad version, the PC port is way superior).
Oh yeah, and I loved the soundtrack. It fit perfectly for epic battles or just have a walk in the town :)

Don't try to use a Final Fantasy measure for a game that is not even trying to be a Final Fantasy.

An awesome JRPG! -- 9/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
135.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Fun and a great story!
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
i love turned based jrpg's, more specifically my favorites are lost odyssey, and final fantasy 7 crisis core. the problem here is that i mostly feel like this is all fights and story and i would like more free roam. i know i didnt give it much of a chance, but having a billion other games on steam it just wasnt enough to suck me in. i know this is an older game but the graphics still seemed kind of harsh for even there time period. i know this isnt a very good review since ive only played about 2 hours, i just wanted to give my opinion on it.
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3 of 13 people (23%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I'll make it short.
Dialogues are poor.
Main character is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Either trust me or go see it yourself.
Combat system is somewhat interesting, but for someone who likes strategy games and likes think about tactics - Remnant's combat is BS.
There really is nothing in this game.
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2 of 14 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Literally the worst game.
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