FIRST TIME ON STEAM – Based on the PlayStation®3 port of the original GameCube game, this RPG classic is finally available for PC.
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Very Positive (37 reviews) - 89% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (851 reviews) - 63% of the 851 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 1, 2016

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April 27

Tales of Symphonia Patch Notes - April 27th, 2016

Hello Tales of Symphonia players! A new update is live featuring a handful of fixes. See below for the full list. And thank you again for your support of Tales of Symphonia!

Cheers,
-Bandai Namco Community Team

  • Remote Island Ranch did not allow players using Genis to successfully activate the sorcerers ring to change directions during the cart puzzle.
  • Fixed crash at Welgaia when receiving the Chipped Dagger.
  • Fixed game becoming unresponsive if game pad was unplugged during movement.
  • Audio will now save based on the last save slot loaded.
  • Sound Test should now be present on the main menu at all times if the last game a player loaded was NG+
  • Blurriness double checked to ensure there were no left over instances of FXAA. Post texture shaders were updated from linear, back to point.
  • Updated credits.
  • Various localization and corrupt text fixes throughout the game.

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February 29

Tales of Symphonia - Patch Notes

Tales of Symphonia - Patch Notes (February 29th, 2016)

We have a new update for Tales of Symphonia releasing today! (Available Now) See below for fixes and thank you to everyone for your support!

Save / Load
  • If you have a previous save game, the game will now default to selecting the “Load” option on the main menu.
  • In the Load menu, your last saved slot should be selected.
PS3 Trigger Button Icons
  • The Katz minigame in Izlood should now be displaying the proper trigger buttons.

-Bandai Namco Community Team

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About This Game

THE EPIC BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL

In a dying world, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day rise from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. The line between good and evil blurs in this epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.

AN EPIC ADVENTURE – Over 80 hours of gameplay in this epic, emotionally charged storyline.

REAL-TIME 3D BATTLE SYSTEM – Experience the fierce, action-packed battle system. Combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells.

A CLASSIC ART STYLE LIVES ON – Become absorbed in endearing cel-shaded characters designed by renowned artist Kosuke Fujishima

FIRST TIME ON STEAM – Based on the PlayStation®3 port of the original GameCube game, this RPG classic is finally available for PC.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 32/64
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8 (x64)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530, 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7850
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support
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TheBoss
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
LOVE THIS GAME BRO
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kbermeo13
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Before that I planned to buy the game in February, I can tell that some games criticize on the review that the game crashes everytime and even though the game had a bad start since the release date, but now it seems that everything is fixed, although I just bought the game recently and I don't have any problems with it.

I missed this game so much, Tales of Symphonia was a part of my childhood that my sister and I played for a decade which is 2003 or 2004. However, it feels nostalgic that I would be able to play this game again on steam. Even though it's probably the same version as the PS3, the original one is great, but this one is even better. And even so Tales of Symphonia is one of super ultra rare rpg game that I've ever played. Even though I just bought this game as a summer sale for $8 and I REALLY missed playing that game alot since I was a child. My sister never stopped playing that game, the story is fascinating, and I love the characters of the game including Lloyd, Genis, Kratos, Zelos, Yuan, Colette and so on. It never gets any old, but just a few years later, I played the Knight of Ratatosk, the second part of Tales of symphonia, the story goes on, but somehow it feels too random, but I still love the first part.

The story began on a mixed of two parallel worlds created by Mana. Both worlds are Sylvarant and Tethe'alla, are living in peace because of the Great tree of Mana, Mana created the world in order to have the energy source that is needed both for magic and to support life itself. But everything changed gravely as anyone expected, the land is dying, especially the mana. Obviously the only one that needs to solve all the problems is to have a chosen one to regenerate the world.

The story began on Sylvarant on a small town called Iselia, a group of kids named Lloyd Irving, Colette Brunel and Genis Sage, along with his sister Raine Sage, and a mercenary Kratos Aurion (Irving), and also Sheena Fujibayashi from Tethe'alla had traved around the world for the chosen's journey, Colette to regenarate the world from the Desians. But somehow the game has a complicated plot of the story, you see when Colette swears on her journey to visit the temples, but after that she began to feel like giving up her humanity to become an angel. After the temples that they visited, Colette's conditions worsens after she visited the temple for regenaration. Lloyd is worried about her, because he probably thinks that Colette was going to give up her humanity and die that way, so she will be reborn as an angel. Then on the visit on the TALLEST tower of salvation which is the TALLEST TOWER that leads to Derris-Kharan and a parallel tower of both worlds. So Colette gave up her life to Remiel, and Remiel trolls everyone that he needs Colette to revive the Goddess Martel. Lloyd and his party fought Remiel and defeated him at the end, and then Kratos also trolls, and betrays Lloyd's party for dragging Colette in the tower, but suddenly Yggdrassil appeared and nearly killed everyone. The party awoke and found out inside of some Desian's fortress, or what they called the "Renegades" because they got to the tower of salvation to rescue the chosen before she died and took the party to their lair. Many things happened throughout the journey for Lloyd and the others, so then Sheena suggests that they should travel to Tethe'alla to find a way to restore that world, and Colette's as well.

The story goes on after a few epic events, but the game make it more interesting which involved the summon spirits, Raine and Genis' theory of their own race, Zelos' flirting and sense of humor, Lloyd eagerness and determination, and Colette's kindness, and ultimately Lloyd's real father, Kratos.
The story unfold with many important events, and I'd been playing that game for a long time, and somehow I missed playing that game until today. That game was a part of my life, and so can you if you played this game.
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( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Played the game on the Game Cube. Saw it on Steam and instantly bought it. It is still the same as I remembered it, minus all my progress.
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rain
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
best anime opening
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dankbearr
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Never gets old. Best Tales game still to this day.
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Théoden King!
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The negative reviews are a result of the horrendous launch. Those issues have since been corrected (for the most part.)
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hndradaniel
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
until know there is no error.
its playing well
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rofolds
( 150.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Melhor Tales Of de todos os tempos!!!!!
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O'Manric
( 79.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
First of all I must state clearly that most of the bugs of this port were fixed a while ago and as such i advice you against reading the oldest recommendations.

I'm a little biased as I love this game since childhood. however I recommend to play this game for the following reasons.
- Great and compelling story
- The Tales of battle system is just easy and fun to play
- It has a good deal of extra stuff in comparison to original GC version

Rating 9/10
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Necrodiver
( 62.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Truly amazing story. Your life is not complete unless you finish this game at least once!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
137 of 141 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Before i will write a real review (want to finish it first), i need to tell you something.

The game got bad reviews because the launch was a big mess (bad port, crashes etc.).
But now it seems that they fixed everything.
I bought it, i started it and i have no problems with the game and i don't need a community patch.

You like RPG's? Buy it!

I missed the game on other consoles but i can tell you already, it will be one of my favorite RPG's.




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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Amazing story and combat RPG. Dont let the negative reviews fool you, they are mostly from the game's release when it was real buggy. Its perfectly fine now and a must own for any anime/rpg fan
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34 of 51 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
You were my favorite game. The story gripping and cunning, yet idealistic and melodic. Gone are the days when I was able to sit down on a couch with a gamecube controller in hand. I'd block out the rest of the world around me to sink hours upon hours of attention into this game. The characters grew on me. Before long I knew their first and last names and they became apart of my life like the family I never had. One playthrough left me breathless, but it wasn't enough to show my love so I beat it two more times. The second was a speed run, but was ultimately just as enjoyable as the first. Only this time I wasn't as confuesed as I was before on those challenging puzzles. The third time I had went for the side quests and extra costoms. Today, however many years later. I am unable to launch the game and sink hours into it a fourth time. No, it isn't due to the poor steam launch. If it played I didn't care. That is the thing, back then without internet and all this DLC, FPS and nonsense breathing down our necks. We just had the game and whether or not we played it with friends or alone. All that mattered was the game. So with all this extra nonsense getting in the way of today's games it's literally impossible to capture yesterdays beauty and wonder. So you see, not only is my life too busy to play for the fourth time, but it just seems like many more things robbed me of the experience along the way. So just remember. It's about the game, nothing more, nothing less. My final point on the review is this: Play this game, as what it used to be, a phenominal soul-changing game. Not for it's lack of FPS or DLC or whatever. Just enjoy the game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
First of all I must state clearly that most of the bugs of this port were fixed a while ago and as such i advice you against reading the oldest recommendations.

I'm a little biased as I love this game since childhood. however I recommend to play this game for the following reasons.
- Great and compelling story
- The Tales of battle system is just easy and fun to play
- It has a good deal of extra stuff in comparison to original GC version

Rating 9/10
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Not much to say about Tales of Symphonia. If you played it before, you'll still enjoy it. If you haven't, I say give it a shot. It's worth the $8 on sale.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This. game. is. amazing. I loved playing this on the gamecube and its still just as much fun now. the controls definatly should be played with a controller and the game can be quite a bit confusing without help or a walkthrough, but its still a great game regardless of how much people trash it. The fighting is also real-time so you can either control the fighting or set it to auto and sit back. 8/10 game would recommend to anyone who likes RPG/JRPG's
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I never really had the problems that people had. Gameplay at first was flawless to me. recent updates improved drastically what the game already had going on. I played this back when it was on gamecube and saw the steam reboot had to get it. good combat, tons of skills, funny moments and awesome character developments, all in all if you want a good "Tales of" game try this one out!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I owned this game back when it came out on the Gamecube and it was one of the best games, if not the best game i've ever played. I still own that same copy which is well over 10 years old by now.

However, Namco please fix the terrible 30fps lock. The game moves by so slow and I abolutely hate it, this is NOT how it should be played at all. Everything else is fine, but please fix that terrible fps lock.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
All Titles / Costumes
All Techs
All Mystic Artes
All Secret Stuff Japanese Version Had
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So worth it. My only issue, is.. I play this using my laptop on HDMI
to play it on my TV. But whenever I go do something for a minute, and my
screen sleeps or w/e, my entire game mutes. And it's so annyoing.

Aside from that, great game. Blast from the past.

Edit: Also.. To the portion of you who think the PC port was garbage?
Shut your faces. I've had no problems with this game at all. I have full
FPS, and I don't even have a Graphics Card.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Played the game on the Game Cube. Saw it on Steam and instantly bought it. It is still the same as I remembered it, minus all my progress.
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