Parents' Guide to

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Complex RPG with mild violence, mature themes.

Game PSP 2011
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great Game

Safe for most kids 10+. Great story. By far the best version ever released here in the US.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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Assuming you aren't a traditionalist who abhors the idea of old games receiving mild graphical and audio tweaks to take advantage of modern hardware, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is clearly the definitive version of what many RPG fans believe to be one of the best entries in Square Enix's popular series. The story of Cecil, a guilt-ridden dark knight who betrays his king in order to do what he believes to be right, is as moving now as it has ever been, as are the tales of his companions, many of whom are similarly troubled and have suffered terrible losses. Indeed, few characters in the world of games conjure up as much sympathy as this bunch. That you can continue their stories after the game ends with a quick visit back to the main screen to select The After Years, an episodic game that came out nearly 20 years after the original but is nearly as compelling, only enhances the experience and adds to The Complete Collection's value. This is one Final Fantasy game not to be missed by franchise fans.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: April 19, 2011
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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