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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Release Date: Feb 1, 2016

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September 27

Tales of Symphonia HD update and various fixes - Sept. 27th, 2016

Hello Tales of Symphonia fans! A new update is live and features a handful of key fixes. Please see the full list below and thank you again for your support of Tales of Symphonia!

- Increased resolution options up to 4K
- MSAA support
- Improved character and object outlines
- Frame rate smoothing
- Post sharpening and gamma improvements
- Improved mipmap implementation

-Bandai Namco Community Team"

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About This Game


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

    • 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
    • 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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45 of 45 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Short review

The September 2016 patch addressed most of the issues I had with the game. Originally in order to get it to be close to the Gamecube version of the game you needed to install a fan patch. They basically offerred official support for the same things the fan patch did as well as adding resolution support! It's Happening!
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
134.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
ignore all the bad review since there's no more bugs unfixed.
IMPROVED graphic and impressive story line that wouldn't close the game until exhausted! ;)
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I usually don't write review, and this one won't even be a true one.

I am a TOS fan and got this for free when I ordered the Tales of Zestiria game. I must say I was quite disapointed since I discovered a game which was uglier to me than the one I had played so long ago (less colourfull, without black borders, etc.), whereas I had hoped to see it reborn in full glory.

Then the unofficial cracks came, which were an amazing work by Kaldaien I think (sorry if I mispell). I finally had what I wanted from this game (though I was still playing for the sheer joy of the gameplay), but was still disapointed by the editors lack of response.

So, I am writing this to make a point. I would LOVE to buy and replay (or discover, in some cases) older and new Tales of games. So I just wanted to highlight that even though it took way too much time, I am really glad that Bandai Namco reacted to the critics and included decent (if not exhaustive) graphical options, and took the time to recreate the black borders which disapeared in the Ps2 version (and its former remix this port is based upon).

So congrats for that, please now do it on LAUNCH. For others : DO buy this great game if your into JRPG and action games.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Most of the original issues have been cleared up. I really have no major complaints at this point so I can finally give this game the thumbs up it deserves.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I somehow missed this game as a kid despite owning a game cube,
but i have been playing it on the free weekend and it's enjoyable as an adult as well.

The combat is tab targeted but fun hack and slash. Despite being able to switch between characters you only seem to be able to play as Lloyd and the charcter switching is for plot reasons, that's fine but if Lloyd dies your other party members will make no atempt to revive and you kind of have to toss orange gel at kratos and hope he kills everyone. I also just recently learned there's a jump function but that's probably more on me.

I've had no problem using this with an xbox 360 controller and the only thing i dislike about it so far is there's no way to speed up the comic book style cutscenes between characters.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
87.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Absolutely a recommended title!
Until it was outdone by Tales of the Abyss, this was my favourite game of all time. Even now it ranks in my top three, and with the previously-Japanese-exclusive features, along with Japanese audio, this version is a definite improvement over the Gamecube original.
I count myself lucky that I didn't suffer any of the horrendous technical faults other players reported. I was also pleasantly surprised that my computer plays the game flawlessly in spite of it not reaching the 'minimum' technical requirements.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This is a pretty good version of the game. The lower 30 FPS framerate kind of sucks, but it doesn't ruin the gaming experience. I am a big fan of the Gamecube version of this game, and have no real gripes yet with this version. I've been playing for free for a couple of hours using a Thrustmaster XBox 360 controller with no problems so far. Based of this I would recommend the game to fans of Symphonia.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Product received for free
Alright, so I played this game for the free weekend... and I loved it. The gameplay is ver good, especially for an older game, and the characters are lovable (and sometimes very dumb). I'd definitely recommend it. I just wish I didn't have work so I could've spent more time playing... I'm gonna buy it now.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Tale of Symphonia has to be one of the best JRPGs I have ever played and not just because of nostalgic reasons.

If you are into JRPGs and want an amazing and thrilling story, great and charming characters and you can live without top tier graphics I suggest you should take a look into the Tales series and especially Symphonia which many fans regard as one of the best parts of the series and is without a doubt the best Tales Game playable on PC.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I picked up this game after hearing good things about it. I have Tales of Zestria and it hasn't quite hooked me, I was worried it would be the same for this game. I was 100% wrong. I'm almost 30 years old and this game has slingshotted me all the way back to how I was as a teenager. The 22 hours of game time was over two days. I haven't played any game for more than 5 hours at a time in a loooong time.
The characters are amazing and each one has a well fleshed out personality.

The combat is like nothing I've seen before (Tales of Z. was very similar) it keeps battles intense and keep grinding from being boring.

The gear method is unique as is acquiring material

This game is simply lovely. That's the only word I could use to describe it. I really enjoy this game and I'm sad I waited until now to play it.

I've never played the other version so I can only talk about the port. From my perspective the port is perfect, I've had not one issue with it.
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7.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
Presea is the waifu for laifu
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26.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
30 fps lock. After terrible and hard beginning the game becomes quite enjoyable. Not bad for a port of a port of a game from 2003.
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44.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
Tales of Symphonia is a JRPG that was first released in 2003 for the GameCube, later ported to the PS2 & PS3, and ported from the PS3 to PC in 2016.

For a game which is a port of a port it holds up pretty well, at times the controls can feel a bit clunky especially considering you need a relatively fast reaction time during some battle sequences, but they're not a complete disaster.

This game held a fair amount of negative press when it was first ported to PC because the port was done quite poorly. It received a big update in late September which ironed out a lot of the issues which were related to the port (save bugs, slow loading times etc).

As for the game itself, the visuals are decent considering the game is 13 years old, the combat is pretty fun, the soundtrack is quite good and I think the storyline and characters are really solid. The game originally had a lot of bad press on release and was criticised for having a weak plot, but I actually consider it one of the better plots of a game I've played in recent memory.

Overall I'd probably give the game an 8/10. I imagine if I'd played it on the GameCube when it was first released I'd probably give it a 9/10, but the game is still definitely worth playing and is a good installment in the Tales series.
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48.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
the port is pretty bad (it's better than it used to be but the keyboard controls still suck, button prompts are still inconsistent and the game still doesn't go above 30fps) and the game has its fair share of annoyances (some tedious dungeons - especially the obligatory sewer level -, some really obvious railroading, a lot of repetitive random encounters) but it makes up for it with satisfying boss fights, comfy atmosphere and above all else great chemistry between the characters.

Sheena best girl.
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114.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
Coming from the manga and OVA versions, I can see why people love it, and I find myself putting other hobbies aside just so I could play more. It's addictive, but not in a bad way. Aside from a handful of text errors and one instance of voice errors, I'd highly recommend this game to others.

(There are some times where I'd wish for Free Run, though.)
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
One of my favorite games of all time. The story is slow to start but becomes quickly engaging. The combat system is fun and the techniques are cool. You can spend an easy 80 hours going through this game and still miss half of it.
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31.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
Great JRPG that brings back memories. From what I can see most complaints were because of bugs. In my 31 hours of playing game, I experience not a single bug, everything was smooth and without crushing or corrupted save files.

By the look of the game you might think that the story and characthers are childish, but in fact story is very deep and complex, questioning religion, racial racism and it is perfectly applied to our modern world.
Charachters are great and complex, although maybe the main Lloyd is kinda stereotyped. :)

Gameplay is classical for that time, there is always dungeon with light puzzle elements (that ar becoming fairly harder towards the end of the game), every dungeon is filled with enemies that are made with great imagination and it is joy to fight them . After completing dungeon, in most time u go visit new city where stoy untold and u can purchase new weapons, armors and items and explore it.

Fight in battle is 2D, where you control 1 characthers, other 3 are via AI, or u can manually make them use certain spells an abilities. I didnt find game hard, so maybe battle can become more like button smashing, but i never felt bored or tired due to great looks of enemies, splashy spells and that ultra mega combo attacks that looks awesome :D .

I could spend easily more than 50 hours , but I didnt have time to do sidequests, or to get most powerful weapons and to explore every place on the map.

Overall this is awesome game that is worh every cent, and I just can hope we will get more of JRPG, the old one with remastered/remake versions, and also new one that can make use of new technologies
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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
well when i tried saving the game it would not save even when i left the starting area
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
Okay so... As a fan of the tales series and having played this for more than 4+hours in this online and offline, I have to say playing this old game felt weird to me mostly because there is no free run and the game will not tell you where to go on the world map which can be very confusing on where to go especially if you get lost easily in these types of game(I do.. most of the time). I find the story quite amazing and combat is okay considering that it's a 2003 game.

Overall this game might have some problems to new tales fan who are used to the combat styles of the new tales such as Xilla or Zesteria but it is a pretty good game and fun to play solo or with your relatives.
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45.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Where to begin this was my fisrt time playing the tales game and man i am addicted.
i love it i know the port is not 60fps but i love it
the battle's are great story is cool
i love it it was worth my money
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