Parents' Guide to

Final Fantasy X

By Sarah Stockton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

A beautiful, engrossing action game.

Game PlayStation 2 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 10+


It’s great until you need to accomplish certain minigames to unlock items. The minigames are extremely difficult and aren’t even based on skill they’re based on luck and RNG. Why design a minigame that ruins the actual game? Great until the end.
age 12+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (20 ):

The skills needed for this game have much more to do figuring out the complex plot than punching and kicking. While some players dislike the ratio of "movie" or viewing time to gameplay in the Final Fantasy series (these games can be up to 50 percent watching as opposed to actively playing), other players will like that the complex story requires some active thinking and imagination. It may take more than one play-through to figure out the exact nature of the plot twists and turns, even though the battles themselves are more easily won than in some other games. There is some very mild love interest along the way, based more on the romantic settings and sense of shared purpose than anything else.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: October 1, 2003
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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