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It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart.

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It is a time of war. Galbadia, a Global Superpower, has declared war on Dollet, a country whose training academy is home to two personalities: the hot-headed Seifer and the 'lone wolf', Squall Leonhart. Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall's universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier…

Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia. Squall and Seifer are forced to cooperate on a mission to assassinate the sorceress. Will they succeed in putting aside their differences, and end the war that has ravaged their planet? What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns.."

Key Features

  • Magic Booster

    When Magic Booster is used, the player’s inventory of the following spells is increased by 100:

Cure, Cura, Curaga, Fire, Fira, Blizzard, Blizzara, Thunder, Thundara, Sleep, Blind, Silence, Berserk, Bio, Esuna, Aero, Confuse, Break, Zombie

This feature can be used from the launcher.

  • Chocobo World

    This version of FFVIII includes the full game “Chocobo World” that was released as a separate application for previous versions. It is possible to play “Chocobo World” directly from the launcher after booting up FFVIII and by fulfilling certain specific conditions in the main game you will also be able to synchronise data between the two games.

New Game Boosters:

  • High Speed Mode

    All scenes (including cutscenes, movies and battles, etc.) can be fast-forwarded. (Fast-forward speeds vary by cutscene, but average about five times normal speed.)

  • CAUTION, certain computers may not be able to process the game with High Speed Mode. If the game crashes while in High Speed Mode, please restart the game and refrain from using High Speed Mode.

  • Battle Assistance

    Grants the following advantages in battle:

    ATB gauge always full

    HP always full

    Limit Break always available

*Characters die instantly when suffering damage that exceeds their HP.

  • 9999

    Normal attacks, certain Limit Breaks, and certain G.F. attacks deal 9,999 damage.

  • AP MAX

    Sets level and AP of all acquired G.F. to max when used on the world map.

*May not function properly when used during event cutscenes.

*These commands can only be executed via keyboard.

  • Magic and Gil MAX

    Sets inventory of each acquired magic spell to 100 and sets gil to maximum limit

*Cannot be used on menu screens, during cutscenes, in combat or at shop. Usable when moving between areas while playing Laguna's Dream.

*These commands can only be executed via keyboard.

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Square Enix
Square Enix
RPGs, Adventure
Thursday, December 5, 2013
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64-bit)
  • 1Core CPU 2GHz or faster
  • 1024MB+ RAM
  • 3.52GB HD space
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible card
  • Integrated sound chip or more
  • directX 9.0c
Recommended Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8 (32/64-bit)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU 3GHz or faster
  • 2GB+ RAM (4GB+ on 64-bit)
  • 3.52GB HD space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT or faster
  • Integrated sound chip or more
  • directX 9.0c

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Excellent, different from the rest Final Fantasy title


Final Fantasy VIII is a game that combines authentic and very different characters, a well-thought-out and interesting fighting system and, above all, an intriguing and outlandish story, which will always be worth playing through and interpreting differently each time. For the time, the graphics were just great, especially the pre-rendered scenes and the incantation of the Summons/Eidolons (here called G.F.s). I would also like to mention the enthralling mini-game Triple-Triad as a special point of interest. This game has fascinated me from the beginning, even if it is not necessary involved with the actual storyline and even today I would try to get all the special cards in my playthrough without hesitation. The eighth part of the series has been available on Steam for a while now. Even after multiple playthoughs, it's still a blast to play. Anyone who is not frightened by 'obsolete' graphics and is a fan of RPGs, this game is simply 100-fold recommended.

Final Fantasy VIII: Just like Final Fantasy XV


Final Fantasy VIII is very similar to its little brother, Final Fantasy XV. Both are games that mix Fantasy with the modern era, both have unique casts of characters, and both get trashed on by the general public. However, they are actually great games. Final Fantasy VIII puts you as Squall, as he works as a mercenary for SeeD. You get involved with a war between an empire and a resistance, and uncover more as you go.

Amazing underated FF game!


Final Fantasy VIII is a famous game from FF franchise, where you control a man named Squall which is not your average hero. This game, in my opinion, is unfairly underated, probably because its spell system: you need to extract spells from enemies (or from some places) to use them, you don't have SP here or learned spells. And this is true too for summonings, too: a summon can be extracted from a tough enemy, so if you defeat that boos enemy without extracting the summon, bye bye chance to summon that "esper" (I don't remember how they are called at this game, FFs keeps changing how the summons are called). Probably another reason people don't like this game too much is the growing of the characters and the inability to earn money from battles. You earn money only through a kind of "allowance" which you'll periodically earns depending of your level. And there's some boos battles which didn't give you any exp points, only items. However, I enjoyed the story, the graphics and the plot of FF VIII. The characters are really nice, too, every one of them with different and unique abilities. Anyway, I recommend FF VIII for any RPG fan, specially FF ones.

Another great title from Square!


FINAL FANTASY VIII is one of the best, not the best jRPG I've ever played. The story, the music by Nobuo Uematsu, the characters, the fighting system, the climate everything in this game is amazing. Final Fantasy is an unusual and magical game with fresh gameplay mechanics, it's simply magical, not to mention the ending which provokes reflection on what happened! Solid game!

I already miss this game


The first Final Fantasy i ever completed, and it's my favorite. I've played many others but never completed them, this one personally took my attention the most. The protagonist of this one, named Squall Leonhart, (or Leon if you've played Kingdom Hearts) is a bit of a downer. He doesn't care about feelings too much, but this game sure has character development. All the characters and areas you visit are memorable, and the story is interesting. This game also offers "interesting" theories. Play the game to learn about them, this game is just an adventure. Just get it.

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