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As the first game in the series to feature the innovative Active Time Battle system, FINAL FANTASY IV stands as an iconic milestone in FINAL FANTASY history. Lose yourself in this timeless tale of heroes, betrayal, love and redemption—now optimized for PC!

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FINAL FANTASY IV makes its debut on PC!

As the first game in the series to feature the innovative Active Time Battle system, FINAL FANTASY IV stands as an iconic milestone in FINAL FANTASY history. Lose yourself in this timeless tale of heroes, betrayal, love and redemption—now optimized for PC!

Key Features:

  • Fully voiced, dramatic cut-scenes

  • Deep, emotionally charged character development

  • All-new system for charting dungeons and uncovering the secrets within

  • Inspiring score accessible at anytime from the built-in Jukebox

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Square Enix
Square Enix
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • Operating system: Windows Vista, 7, 8
  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard disk space: 750 MB
  • DirectX®: 10
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From Zero to Hero


I recently finished playing Final Fantasy IV and let me tell you, I had an absolute blast with it. As a 3D remake of a SNES-era title, Final Fantasy IV lives up to the fun that the original game offered, featuring new 3D models, animations and great voice acting. You'll take on the role of Cecil Harvey, a Dark Knight in service to the kingdom of Baron, and meet a wide cast of diverse and interesting characters. The game's story holds up well despite its age, and this title is the first in the Final Fantasy series to feature an active-time battle system. If you're a long-time fan of the series or a newcomer, make sure to give this game a shot.

From evil to hero, story of Cecil.


After more complicated in terms of game mechanics Final Fantasy III Squaresoft decided to take an easier approach reducing the complexity of game, no more job system, character are class based and stick to one class. Only Cecil change his job and personality from being Dark Knight to Paladin after becoming hero of the story. I really love the soundtrack from this game, it's simply masterpiece. Only for the fact it's worth playing!



Though I prefer the old 2D graphics, this game remains unchanged from the original, so despite people complaining about the new 3D graphics, it makes no sense because it's still the exact same game from years ago. The story, soundtrack, and characters are excellent and prove why Square and their FF games are the best. The world is a bit linear until you get the airship, but it's still fun to explore. The active time battle system is great and keeps things fresh so you aren't just taking turns and waiting. Highly recommended.

It can't be imitated


Right now you can probably find dozens (if not more) of games that try to imitate the Final Fantasy series. Rather than implementing new graphics and ideas, they try desperately to copy what Final Fantasy games offer - and they can't do it. There is just something so special about these games, something so compelling and involving that no other game has yet to come close to copying them. FF IV is one of the very best of the FF series. It has such a deep and complex story that you will lose yourself in it. It scores on every aspect from the unique blend of characters to the amazing game play to the fantastic selection of spells and abilities. Pretty much everything about this game is just plain awesome. Add to that some really nice cinematics and up-dated graphics, and the original game just gets better. If you are looking for a gaming experience that you won't soon forget, play this masterpiece, it won't disappoint you!

This version (or rather, the basis for it) is OK at best.


See, this version of FFIV? It's a port of a port. This, being the PC version on Steam, is a port of the version released for Mobile (iOS/Android). That, in turn, is a port of the DS Remake of the game. Said remake took the difficulty that most english speaking peoples knew (from Final Fantasy 2 on SNES, from IV on PSX, or from the Finest Fantasy for Advance GBA remaster), and decided to throw it out the window and give us the original, hard taste that it originally came with, where you had to debuff and buff (Slow the enemy, Protect/Shell your party, etc.) to survive random encounters. And more so with the bosses. On top of this, they tied the stat ups after a certain point to the Augment system they rolled out for these (DS/Mobile/PC) versions, so you had to have the right abilities on the right characters to maximize stat growth... and you have to have some on characters that you don't keep around all game, just to get certain options for Augments later in the game. While I do like the neat 3D look of the game, the reflective comment your "leading character" (the character you've got active visually on the field) has regarding the current state of the plot, and even the voice acting (even if I think it is pronounced See-Sill, and not Sessil for our leading man, Cecil), I feel the augment system, and the practical need for a guide to make sure you don't miss out on some rarer ones (and to know what boosts what when you break lv70 and stop getting normal level-ups) to be a greater detriment to the game. Honestly, in my opinion, if you've got a PSP, seek out the Complete Collection there, as that's probably the best version of FFIV out there, even if you never touch The After Years or Interlude; barring that, consider the GBA remaster... or, if you enjoy a large challenge, go ahead and take a stab at this one first, and then see the difference for yourself, make your own opinions on the best version of one of the best Final Fantasy games ever made.

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