Final Fantasy VIII

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Final Fantasy VIII
Basic Information
Video Game
Squaresoft, Square Enix
Squaresoft, Square Enix
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy VII
Successor title
Final Fantasy IX
PlayStation CD-ROMCD-ROMDigital Download
PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Microsoft Windows
Steam, PlayStation Store
Steam Platform(s)
Retail Features
Steam Features
Gameplay-Steam-Achievements.pngPartial Controller Support (Steam)Gameplay-Steam-Cloud.pngAchievementsGameplay-Cloud Saves.png
Final Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIII
Content Descriptor(s)
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
United Nations International Release Date(s)
SteamWindows.png Steam for Windows
December 52013
European Union European Release Date(s)
October 271999
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
September 71999
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
February 111999
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Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
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GOG | In-Game | Origin | PlayStation Trophies | Retro
Steam | Xbox Live
Final Fantasy VIII at SteamDB

Final Fantasy VIII was the second Final Fantasy series video game developed for the PlayStation. The magic system was significantly altered from previous iterations to the innovative Junction System, which involved assigning Guardian Forces (GFs) to each character and collecting magic by drawing it out of encountered monsters. In 2013, Final Fantasy VIII was released via Steam for Microsoft Windows, including achievement and cloud saving support.

Criticism of Steam Release[edit | edit source]

The game released on Steam was a direct port of the original PC release of Final Fantasy VIII for Microsoft Windows. However, currently, the music playback support is limited to MIDI-quality music, rather than the MP3-quality music that Final Fantasy VII was patched to support for that game's Steam and PlayStation 4 releases. However, the player can use a third-party modification, such as Roses and Wine, to enable MP3-quality sound support, including the option to swap out various individual music pieces for other renditions by other orchestras. Using the Roses and Wine mod does not affect the ability of the player to unlock Steam Achievements.

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