Final Fantasy VIII (1999)

Final Fantasy VIII Poster
Original Title: Fainaru fantajî VIII
Type: Video Game
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release Date: n/A
Is Adult: No
Japanese, English
Rated: n/A
Yoshinori Kitase
Kazushige Nojima, Yoshinori Kitase, Tetsuya Nomura


A group of students at a military academy rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.


Politics, magic, technology and pure human emotion fuel a quest for answers in this installment of the wildly popular Final Fantasy series. The hero of the story is Squall Leonhart, a somewhat troubled teen who is a student at the military academy known as Balamb Garden. As the game starts, the antisocial and introverted Squall is preparing to take the final steps to becoming a member of Garden's elite mercenary force called SeeD. During the required field exam, Squall's group (including his hated rival, the brash and arrogant Seifer Almasy) uncovers the beginnings of a plot by the nation of Galbadia, a global superpower with a tyrannical ruler. Squall and his comrades, Selphie Tilmitt and Zell Dincht, are SeeDs less than a day before being assigned to a mission in the Galbadian-occupied country of Timber. It is there that Squall meets Rinoa Heartilly, the young and passionate leader of a rebel faction. It is soon discovered that Galbadian President-for-Life Vinzer Deling has allied himself with the mysterious Sorceress Edea, and it falls to Squall and SeeD to stop them. Squall must overcome the pain of his past if he is to win the day--and Rinoa's heart. Written by Jessica White


The chequered destiny of two men who continuously plunge their mighty souls into battle...

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Final Fantasy 8 (United States)
    FF8 (United States)
    Final Fantasy VIII (World-wide, English title)
    Final Fantasy VIII (Brazil)

  • Company

    Square Company

  • Country


  • Certification

    Japan:Unrated (original)
    United Kingdom:12
    United Kingdom:11+ (original)
    United Kingdom:16
    United States:T

  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color


  • Sound Mix


  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    4 wins.