FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC and PlayStation®3 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe.
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Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
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October 28

Patch 2.4 is now live!

Patch 2.4 includes a multitude of refinements and additions for the realm of Eorzea. Adventurers seeking a change of pace can slip through the shadows of Limsa Lominsa’s back alleys as a rogue, or master the arts of the Far East as a ninja. Defy the snows by facing off against Shiva, the Lady of Frost, or brave the crushing depths of the Final Coil of Bahamut to unearth truth of the Calamity. Those who live for the hustle and bustle of Eorzea's markets can even try their hands at new crafting recipes. From delving into dungeons to delivering moogle letters, there’s something for everyone here in Eorzea!

DREAMS OF ICE

Patch 2.4 trailer please click here.

The patch notes are now available, come and visit The Lodestone to discover all the surprises that we have in store for you!

Die Patch-Notes stehen jetzt zur Verfügung. Lest sie euch hier auf dem Lodestone durch und erfahrt, welche Überraschungen wir für euch vorbereitet haben!

Les notes de la mise à jour sont disponibles sur The Lodestone ! Venez vite découvrir les surprises que vous réserve ce patch gargantuesque !

今回のパッチノートはアップしています!みんなさん、早速 The Lodestone 上で面白い発表や新規コンテンツについてご存分にお読みください!



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July 9

Patch 2.3 is now live!

Patch 2.3 brings a host of additions and refinements for adventurers of every persuasion. Those who would heed the realm's call for a hero may do battle with Ramuh, while those who seek fortune can take up the Hunt and pursue dangerous game. Whether you're training your chocobo companion, fighting for your Grand Company on the Frontline, or mastering new crafting techniques, myriad are the ways you can spend your days in the realm of Eorzea!

DEFENDERS OF EORZEA

Patch 2.3 trailer please click here.

The patch notes are now available, come and visit The Lodestone to discover all the surprises that we have in store for you!

Die Patch-Notes stehen jetzt zur Verfügung. Lest sie euch hier auf dem Lodestone durch und erfahrt, welche Überraschungen wir für euch vorbereitet haben!

Les notes de la mise à jour 2.3 sont disponibles sur The Lodestone ! Venez vite découvrir les surprises que vous réserve ce patch gargantuesque !

今回のパッチノートはアップしています!みんなさん、早速 The Lodestone 上で面白い発表や新規コンテンツについてご存分にお読みください!


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Reviews

“a great MMORPG experience”
8.6 / 10 – IGN

“One of the best takes on the MMO experience I’ve ever seen”
92 / 100 – Ten Ton Hammer

“rounds up every great MMO feature we’ve seen in the last decade”
9 / 10 – Machinima Inside Gaming

Digital Collector's Edition

The FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ Digital Collector's Edition features some amazing exclusive in-game items, including:

  • Helm of Light: Become one of the fabled warriors of light when you equip this exclusive helmet.
  • Baby Behemoth Minion: Summon this cute, but ferocious miniature version of Behemoth and watch him roar with excitement as you adventure through Eorzea.
  • Coeurl Mount: Only the bravest of warriors are able to tame and ride the mighty coeurl. Show off your prowess with this exclusive mount.
  • Behemoth Barding: Customize your Chocobo with the fearsome Behemoth Chocobo Armour and charge in to battle.

About This Game

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Windows® PC and PlayStation®3 that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea. Set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea on PC or PS3.

Eorzea. A Land embraced by Gods and forged by Heroes. Seeking control of this realm and its abundant crystal resources, the Garlean Empire sends forth a massive host on a campaign to conquer its southern neighbor. Driven by madness, the commander of the invading forces silently plots to tear the moon from the heavens and hurl it down upon the land. The people of the realm soon learn of this foul scheme, and join their hands in prayer in an eleventh-hour attempt to entreat the aid of the gods, only to see their endeavors fail. From within the moon emerges Bahamut, an ancient terror seething with rage fueled by countless generations of imprisonment. Sensing the tug of Fate, a powerful magus channels the last of his strength to send Eorzea’s heroes into a temporal rift. There they wait, untouched by the flames of destruction, until they are needed again. Those heroes are you, and the hour of awakening is now. Come and witness a realm reborn.

Features

  • All the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including an engaging storyline, genre-leading graphics, and HD real time cut scenes

  • Robust gameplay features such as player-run Free Companies, story-driven player-vs.-player content, and a unique summoning system, all designed to accommodate a dynamic player community

  • Incredible new graphics engine that delivers a high level of detail and quality on both the Windows PC and PlayStation®3 platforms

  • A flexible class system that allows players to change to any of the eighteen different classes on the fly, simply by swapping their equipped weapon or tool

  • Breathtaking musical score by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composers

  • Cross-platform play on Windows PC and PlayStation®3

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista 32/64bit, Windows® 7 32/64 bit, Windows® 8 32/64 bit, Windows® 8.1 32/64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 3GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® 8800 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 660 or higher, AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
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110 of 123 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,203.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I told my parents I would study this semester...
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83 of 90 people (92%) found this review helpful
2,372.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I've lost control of my life.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
468.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Very social, casual and hardcore elements, with fantastic weapon, armor, monster, and character models round the block. Interesting stories and quest lines, hilarious cut scenes, and a very nice community (my server is Tonberry, the 'unofficial' english speaking Japanese server). Diverse and beautiful landscapes, very detailed character customization, tons of content, lovely animations and particle effects.
End game content is fun, whether it be raids, dungeons, or just hanging out with your friends at your free company house (with very in depth Sims like house customization, as well as owning your own room inside the house). Large variety of classes, be it craft, gather, or battle class. Fun and in depth skill system involving crossing skills from other classes to maximise your efficiency.
Very polished in all aspects, and very atmospheric.
All that and small expansion sized updates every three months all for free!
There is literally too much for me to type about. What more could you want?

There is plenty of fun to be had and nice people to meet. 392 hours as of writing this review and I've still never met a single gold seller.
At the very least, it's worth playing the trial, two weeks for free, and you can form your own opinion. :)
See you in Eorzea.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
285.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Incredibly polished and well endowed MMO. Almost every setting is tweakable and supports controllers as well, you get a game that offers you everything you payed for and witholds none of it. My only gripe would be the subscription but in this day and age I much prefer this than a mutilated F2P game with a cash shop or gated content. It also uphold the name of Final Fantasy up in good faith, probably a lot better than the newer single-player FF games. The combat is a good mix of old and new, you've got a wealth of content to discover and quests that reward you well dungeons from level 15 and up and lots of end-game content. Pretty soon there's going to be an expansion and new classes so there's much more to look forward to as the game ages. The developer has done a great job at supporting the game thus far and I've seen no signs of them slowing down. A worthy purchase!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
617.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I've been playing this game since its closed beta phase 2, which is about one and a half year ago now. I can recommend this to anyone who's ready to pay the monthly subscription fee.
In terms of entertainment<->money spent ratio, this game wins over many, many others in my library.

To get more into detail:
- very casual design, although it offers challenging endgame content as well
- many alternatives in terms of what to do, you're not bound to farm dungeons if you'd rather craft or gather items or do something else entirely
- wonderful music underlining the game and its scenes
- nice graphics, even on weaker machines
- crossplatform play (PS3/PS4/PC)
- regular new content
- many story-driven dialogs and cutscenes, entertaining for those who are interested
- easy-to-understand classes and gameplay but challenging to master
- pay-to-play but therefore not pay-to-win
- incredibly nice gamepad controls, beats keyboard and mouse even - trust me
- devoted developers, yes they actually listen to the community
- regular Q&A livestreams + new content showcasing called "Letters from the produce Live"


Please note that I own the steam version since its 1 year anniversary (that means I've been playing it for over a year before that already, so feel free to add many hundreds of hours of gameplay to my current value)
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
149.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
An MMO which can be called "next-get"

Enjoyable gameplay, beautiful graphic and my favourite - controller support.
Combat system isn't compicated and whole gameplay don't requre much focus,
so you can lean back and grab yourself a beverage.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Many Men Online Role Playing Girls
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
A fantastic MMO with a fantastic world and the FATEs and instanced group duties get you cooperating with other players.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I saw cat girls and wasn't disapoint. smoke weed/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
503.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
You can be Cat Girl with a big axe and ♥♥♥♥ some hoes up. What's that? You want to be a lalafell? I bet you play DPS too.

Steam asks "Would I recommend this game?" and to that I say "Have you seen my playtime ♥♥♥♥a?" I played 500 hours already and I just got the game yesterday. "How is that possible Chad?" is what you're thinking. Well, I will tell you that when you are a magical Cat Girl who can ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ up with a big ♥♥♥ axe then anything is possible.

So will you like this game? I don't know.
Do you like MMOs? Can you stand an MMO not being WoW? Does a TWO POINT FIVE SECOND global cooldown not send you running like a ♥♥♥♥♥? Can you embrace the philosophy that "Cats are love, Cats are life"? Then perhaps you might find some enjoyment here.

Do you like EVE? Do you wish every second you're not playing EVE that you were? Did you play FFXI and can not accept that this game is different? Probably not then.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
986.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
being a midget has never been so satisfying.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I just got it because i was pretty bored and because I always liked Final Fantasy, especially Part 9.
So I used (Or actually still use) the free Month that comes with it.

The Graphics are awesome in this one (I got a lot of Screenshots already on my Profile) and i was lucky to find an awesome Guild, which makes the Game way more entertaining.

The IMO best Feature is the Class System. I love it! No more handling 6 different Characters.

As with every MMO though, playing alone is no fun. I luckily got a mate to also buy it when it was cheaper on steam and now we're both playing together and it's so much I can't really describe it.

So if you want a MMO that has awesome Graphics, really good gameplay and awesome Story - get this one, even if you're not a Final Fantasy fan.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
So let me start by saying I played this game on the ps3, and on the pc before it's launch on steam.

- I'll start this review by saying the original concept was horrible... the game lacked so much and needed a complete overhaul. Well SquareEnix listened to the fans and brought in some familiar faces to help make this new Realm.

So you create your character, the game has subscription, but it's definitely gorgeous and fun to play. The readded the summoner class which was my absolute favorite in Final Fantasy 11. You have a vast world to explore, to adventure in and the game is more suited for solo play along with parties. You can go do instances together, have a blast playing with friends or just even hanging around and chatting. Now there is some cons with this game.

I don't like the instances as much in this game as i did in Final Fantasy 11. I also liked the auction house more in 11. I noticed there isn't any dlc for this game or if there is i didn't come across any. So im wondering if they are just updating the game like GuildWars2.

So i will probably update this game more, but one of the biggest things i must mention is take advantage of the events they have. You get cool items and it's a very memorable experience.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Why can't I stop playing this game!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
639.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I will start off by saying that this MMO is hands down the best MMO I have ever experienced (That and it's also my go-to RPG franchise since my early gaming days)

Now then, let's narrow down this sucker with a Good/Bad list shall we? Er... A basic overview I should say.

The Good:
- The combat system is quick and simple.
- The visual style is absolutely jaw dropping. (Especially on a PS4 and a computer with good specs)
- Character Creation is beyond that of any traditional MMO. If it's on the character you can edit it.
- The subscription is pretty cheap and you have different payment options and methods to work with.
- The story is good and may be on par with a couple of the older Final Fantasy titles.
- A lot of the humor is entertaining.
- Plenty of references to older Final Fantasy games in just about everything. (Such as Gilgamesh)
- Endgame is filled to the brim. (You'll be pretty busy once you click at Lv. 50)
- You can freely swap classes by simply changing weapons.
- Controller support. No tedious clicking for this one!
- The world is pretty huge. You won't see it all in a single sitting.
- Plenty of things to do so grinding isn't a big issue.

The Bad:
- Servers tend to overcrowd during events and big updates causing latency lag which makes the game almost unplayable.
- No one talks unless you're in an FC making it one of the less social MMOs.
- DPS Queue times are ridiculous. (For Tank/Healer it's practically instant)
- Fetch quests... (Be prepared for each npc to give you consecutive quests that are almost pointless)
- Spam bots occasionally whisper some stupid deal which gets annoying.
- The glamour system is a bad approach to costuming.

Those are my basic impressions since I got this game back in August and logged six-hundred some hours of play... and still counting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
484.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
By far one of the best MMO's out there. The Final Fantasy XIV world improves on the best aspects of many other popular MMO's. I love this game deeply and have spent a multitude of hours enjoying this game. There are far to many positive aspects to go over regarding this game. I can only recommend it.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
FFXIV is a pretty fun game, however it's pretty much the polar opposite of FFXI.

While the setting is good, it doesn't feel nearly as big and alive as Vana'Diel was. Square Enix reused a bunch of monsters from XI in FFXIV as well.

Leveling in the game is mostly doing quests and dungeons, as opposed to doing exp parties like the majority of the time I played FFXI. Many people like it, I still don't know if I miss exp parties but the leveling progression in this game is a lot less annoying.

The sense of working hard and progressing towards a goal also doesn't seem to be very strong in FFXIV either. The game's endgame has a strong focus on raids and I heard the devs try to focus on people getting better and better gear every update.

Also, the game has a sub fee which is one of the best parts of the game still. No pay2win or annoying children flooding the game like every other f2p game out there.

The game is still very fun with friends and has a good number of references to XI which made it worth the $12.50. If you want to play for free like I do, read up on how to get free amazon gift cards and turn those in for the 60 day time card they sell on amazon dot com.

Just don't play with goons or people from the general on ♥♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Best online game ever!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game really rocks!!

Remember this game allows you to purchase months by the usage of steam wallets!! Before it wasn't avaible and now its okaii...

Also there is time cards out for this game as well...

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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
87.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I....I'm addicted ._. It's addictive enough to convince me to pay to procrastinate.
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