Final Fantasy X-2

Game review by
Sarah Stockton, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Fighting evil takes back seat to challenges.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 11 reviews

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Positive Messages

Plenty of battle action.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game focuses more on tasks and stabilizing the world than on fighting evil. Because it's complex, it has many diversions and detours, and it may frustrate young players. Best for early teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 13-year-old Written bychrrr October 10, 2009
Parent of a 6 and 13-year-old Written bywavymouth June 26, 2009

X-2 for teens and they must play

i love every final fantasy game!!!
Teen, 14 years old Written bygolder October 28, 2009
Kid, 9 years old August 27, 2009

cool with a sword on top!

This game has a really good battle sequence. It is weird at some parts funny sometimes too.

What's it about?

FINAL FANTASY X-2 is based on three female characters, Yuna, Rikku, and Paine. The basic story line focuses on Yuna and her quest to find and reunite with her long-lost friends from the previous Final Fantasy game.

The makers of Final Fantasy X-2 incorporated a new battle strategy that offers countless opportunities for exploration and task-solving in Mini games, which potentially can add well over 40 or 50 hours of play time to the game.

Is it any good?

The story line is more focused on quests related to relationships and world-building, as opposed to encountering and conquering endless evil monsters. There is plenty of battle action, but the overall feel to this game is one of challenges and emotional depths rather than simply charging ahead into the fray.

Final Fantasy X-2 is more task-oriented than many role-playing games, including the previous games in this series. Fans of detailed story lines that have an overarching and complex theme will be disappointed with the reliance on mini-diversions, which may keep the player busy but don't necessarily add to the overall impact of the main story or the characters.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the game's focus on female characters. Is the feel much different from fantasy role-playing games focused on male characters? If so, how?

Game details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 2
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Release date: December 17, 2003
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 19, 2019

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