Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.
User reviews: Very Positive (193 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 13, 2014
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"Last Dream is an RPG that feels like the old Final Fantasy games. It captures a lot of the naivete and innocence those games had."
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“Last Dream is a nostalgic blast to the early RPGs of yore”

“A must have for anyone who loves classic RPGs... brilliantly told.”
8/10 – endlessXgaming | EXG

About This Game

Last Dream incorporates the best features of classic RPGs: replayability and complete immersion into a vast world, rich with detail.

  • 40+ hours of dynamic gameplay
  • 15+ additional hours of immersive side quests
  • 1+ hours of interspersed flashbacks
  • 200+ compositions from talented, independent artists
  • 50 mind-bending puzzles
  • 200+ tracked achievements
  • 500+ unique paths by virtue of the non-linear gameplay
  • 701-page comprehensive Strategy Guide and walkthrough

Key Features

Follow the rise of your modest protagonists to epic heights in a sprawling RPG packed with a vast set of challenging puzzles, hundreds of original compositions, myriad side quests, and interspersed cutscenes within an in-depth, captivating storyline.

  • Thoughtfully-crafted storyline with memorable characters
  • Classic turn-based battle system and graphics
  • Adjustable difficulty level and custom scripts
  • 4-character party selected from 8 unique classes
  • Unlock a wide diversity of class skills
  • Build each character's attributes as you see fit
  • Leaderboards! (visit our website at

A Deep Storyline Focus

Experience a highly non-linear RPG from an independent development studio with a sprawling storyline. You commence as a modest protagonist, lost in an unfamiliar world... As you struggle to find a way back home, you uncover an increasingly malevolent and time-twisted plot to devour the ancient creatures of Terra. You must confront this corrupted power to save Terra and ultimately, yourself.

Complex Role Playing – Explore a vast RPG where the decisions you make change the world around you. Will you gather and trade the Ancient Elven Relics for a Dorian ship, or trek through the uncharted depths of the Woods of Despair? By virtue of the choices available in Last Dream, there are over five hundred unique paths in your journey through the mystical land of Terra.

Tremendous Replayability – Last Dream allows the freedom to choose any 4-character party you wish from 8 distinctive character classes. With over 4,000 party variations, you’ll never run out of new experiences. In addition to myriad party combinations and various selectable difficulty levels, you can also build each character as you see fit, so the possibilities are nearly endless.

Side Quests Galore – Whether you love the rush of gambling at Lucky’s Casino, the sensation of adrenaline pumping through your gauntlet-covered veins as you stare down your opponents at Cecil’s Arena, or even the feeling of frantically racing your giant flightless bird to win first place, Last Dream is packed with gameplay enhancements.


Our development team is comprised of people who deeply cherish the RPGs of our childhoods.

We began developing Last Dream to be the central element of our decades-running annual RPG Tournament among physics graduates. That is, we started with the sole desire to craft an enduring game that we would personally enjoy.

As Last Dream progressed and over 50 creative individuals became involved, we realized that other people might enjoy our game as well. Now, after investing thousands of collective hours in game development and testing, and after receiving such generous support from the Kickstarter and Steam communities (thank you!!), we present you with Last Dream - the first in a trilogy.

The Last Dream Expansion and Last Dream II are currently in development. Our progress can be viewed here: Last Dream Expansion and here: Last Dream II

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System Requirements

    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
187.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
This game is more amazing than you can possibly imagine while looking at the $4 price tag and the Final Fantasy 1 graphics. The game description lists its selling points well enough, but what really hooked me was being able to play on the highest difficulty and chase after very difficult or impossible achievements while never having played the game before. I loved starting off the game and getting my ♥♥♥ handed to me in the newbie dungeon against 3 slimes, then trying to figure out exactly which kind of improvement on the 10 stats on which characters might help me to take on these challenges with more success. There is a great deal of randomization involved here and always a chance that your healer will get two-shotted in the next round. Will this break you, or will your tank be able to last through the fight? Can you reach the dungeon exit with your three dead and one guy with 10% hp left or will you be seeing the Game Over screen? Anything might happen in this game, and that is why I love it.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
A great example of a JRPG. If you enjoy the genre, i would highly suggest this game.

It has a good system for classes, with a lot of diversity that can match anyone's gaming style. The combat system is very well made, especially for an RPG. The storyline is interesting and keeps you involved in the game, even with its sandbox like envrionment. I would buy this game, especially if it was on sale. It's worth the price it's at.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
85.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
If ever you loved old JRPGs, this game will make your year. Last Dream is a tribute to classic gaming with an original story, written with humour any FF or Chrono vet will enjoy. You can follow the plot... I guess... or you can sink hours into exploring every corner, hunting for the Guild, crafting, running errands, fishing, or being savagely beaten in roguelike dungeon crawls. There's a Cid. There's a Cecil. There's an airship. And amazingly enough, after all that, there's still a story.

I don't know what you had planned for the next few months, but I suggest rescheduling. This game will be worth every minute, and every penny.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Very great game so many hours to use up in it and over 236 achivements the game reminds me of many elements from the original Final Fantasy such as creating everyone in your party and then farming gold for equipment and skills would play several playthroughs of this game many times cause i love the style of the game if you like old school classic JRPGS give this a try now
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1

Disclaimer: If you're not picky about story or you value gameplay over story, then this review isn't really relevant to you.

I played a decent amount of this game, but as a gamer who likes story-driven games, it just wasn't doing it for me. Gameplay is fun, the puzzles are challenging (but not ridiculously difficult), and for a RPG Maker game, a lot of work and detail was put into it. So, there are definitely good points about this game.

The story was just mediocre. It wasn't bad. There were interesting things about it, but it got to the point where I just lost interest. I'm 47 hours in and I realized that I just don't really care about what's happening in the story. That's not a good sign. I was hoping it would get better as I progressed through it, but the story just wasn't enough to keep me going. It probably didn't help that there's ZERO women in game, unless you count a chosen party member, but they don't really have personality or a place in the story.

I'd prefer to just keep this review as "neutral" instead of negative or positive, because I wouldn't say I have negative feelings for the game. I'd just say I was disappointed with the story.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
I especialy am liking all the soundtrack music that comes with it. Great stuff!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I like what the makers of Last Drea have done. They have made the game an adventure, RPG while making it almost exactly like the Final Fantasy games, and I am pretty sure that they even used some of the Final Fantasy music. It has a great story line and whenever you get a vision it really brings the story to life. If I could rate this game I would give it 9.5/10. That just shows how much I am into this game. And for those who love a challenge it has an option which you can make it that u can only save in a town and the battles are sure hard sometimes. I hope you get the same enjoyment I got through this game. :D :P
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
89.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Support this game people. This game is well polished, has absolutely fantastic character customization, as well as 8 classes to choose from in any combination (4 White Mages in this would be MUCH harder than the original Final Fantasy). It's obvious that a lot of time and care went into creating a bit of an open world experience with a very old school feel.

I've been playing RPG's since the NES days and back when Dragon Quest was called Dragon Warrior. I've seen so many positives in games, and a ton of things not to do. In short, if I were designing my own game using RPG maker, I can think of very, VERY little that I would do differently.

This game has it all from the aforementioned character classes, leveling up characters exactly the way you want, fantastic balance, great enemy varience, multiple arenas, mostly well designed puzzles (almost all optional if that's not your thing) that do a great job of adding variety, customizable on the fly difficulty and enemy encounter rate, no realistic level cap, and even a freakin hedge maze. There's a hedge maze in this game people.

The story is also well polished, and grew on me as I progressed.

The soundtrack in this game is also phenomenal, and it would a complete disservice not to mention it.

I know RPG's, and this is without question the best indie RPG I have played in my life, and maybe the best one I've played in years. This type of effort needs to be rewarded. At the bargain price it is, that's not hard to do. Go buy this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
68.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
If your attention span is short, just read the first line: I have never had so much genuine fun fighting through random battles in my life. While this may not be the best overall jRPG experience, it is the best jRPG gameplay experience I've ever had. I have been playing jRPGs for about 20 years, so that's saying quite a bit.

If you like the original Final Fantasy, you will fall in love. You simply select four out of eight possible characters to form a party (their descriptions are accurate, and you can take more than one of the same character). As you level up, you allocate points to different attributes, so the characters grow according to your needs. I adored the customization.

There are countless references to the Final Fantasy series, Lufia, and a few other titles as well. I'm almost done with my second playthrough, and I can say from experience that the way I handled combat and resource management completely changed with my party. It drags a little bit in the third quarter, but everything else is solid.

Other than that, I suppose my only nitpicking complaints are that your main character's backstory is a little cliche, and if your main is a female, she'll be referred to as 'he' and 'him', as I've discovered on my second playthrough. These oversights shouldn't be what you take away from this review, though.

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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I'll admit, I have barely scratched the surface of this game and it is amazing. You are given so much choice it's ridiculous. I made a pretty standard RPG party (tank, thief, healer, black mage) and have been really enjoying my time. It is a true tribute to the SNES RPGs of my youth. It is a little grindy (what RPG from that era wasn't?) but it gives you so much customization and so many meaningful choices on how your characters grow that I just can't wait for the next level. It's also rather brutal on hard, or at least it seems like it for me. However, to me this isn't a just adds to the fun. Most of the modern RPGs of this style are so formulaic and easy to build the perfect party (Blue Dragon, Persona 4, just to name a couple) that I quickly got bored with the battles, although I loved the storylines. So far, every new enemy I have encountered added something interesting to the battle, or some new ability or twist (or just tons of damage my party was equipped to take) that it has kept it interesting. The story has barely started, but I am already looking forward to the many hours I will put into this game.

10/10. Would buy again. :)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Great RPG. Old school like ftw.
And the ability to select your lvl stats ware a great feature here.

History, world, puzzles (a lot of them), everything smooth and nice.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
A hardcore indie game using final fantasy old style fighting and retro graphics
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Just by description I knew I was going to like it, so when I saw it was on sale I bought it as soon as possible. I am really glad I did because the game is amazing. So far, I've had no issues with the game and doubt that there will be any issues. I can tell I'll be playing this game for a while.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Last Dream is a really cool old-school rpg that you have so much choice and control over your own experience of the game. When you start a new game you choose your party of four (out of 8 characters), the difficulty, enemy encounter rate, and when and where you can save. From what I've played so far it has item crafting, good dungeons, annoying puzzles (by that I mean they're good), tonnes of loot, decent exploration and an interesting story. If your looking for an old-school rpg to play you should get it I can't recommend it enough.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
107.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This is a fantastic retro jrpg inspired games, and an ode to Final Fantasy.
I've spent over 100 hours on this great game, with unique features, a great story, over 40 hours of unique, non-linear story and it has great re-playability.
Anyone who enjoyed the early Final Fantasy games or games in that style should give this a try.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
51.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I haven't enjoyed an RPG this much since Kefka laughed his last.

The creators call it an homage to Final Fantasy's earliest titles, and it shows. They have taken the best parts of the first six and made a wonderful game in their honor. I highly recommend this game, it has at least 30 hours of content on the easiest setting and is highly replayable with the various character combinations and side-quests that are all referenced in the ending scene.

Well worth the price.

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Feel very much like the final fantasy games of my youth would highly recommend
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This is an exellent game. Last Dream is a labor of love. It harkens back to the old jrpgs; the Final Fantasy's and Dragon Warriors. The soundtrack is a bit odd, I admit, alternating between Rock, Metal, Classical, and a style that I can't identify. The plot seems good, but I'm only in the first few hours. If your looking for graphics, look elswhere. This is a game that tugs at your heartstrings, making you yearn for games of old while also fulfilling that need. 5 Stars, Three Thumbs up (I got my dog in on it). Look up Extra credits review of it, on James Recommends for more info.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
192.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
This game is mid-range for most things (graphics, story, music, script, map design). Where it really shines, though, is in the mechanics. A "fuzzy" class system (where many abilities are not unique to a given class) combines with an attribute-awarded level system (where you get "points" to spend upon leveling) results in a very flexible, innovative style of gameplay. If you want 4 white mages, for example, you could conceivably make one into a tank. This focus on variety and custom-tailored heroes makes the game a great deal of fun, and the combat (so far ~4 hrs. in) is balanced.

Other aspects of the game at a glance: lots of hidden secrets; some tile-based puzzles; optional encounters; multiple paths to the same objective; and lots of inspiration from classic RPGs (like FFIX's world map treasures). This game takes a solid, if somewhat lackluster, base RPG and layers onto it a masterwork of mechanics and design. Definitely worth your time.
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