・ This application requires approximately 2.55GB to download. Please be sure to allocate the necessary amount of time and space on your device before proceeding.
・ Only one download with a large amount of data will be required while progressing through the game.
・ Since it is a large application, it will take time to download. We strongly recommend connecting to Wi-Fi when downloading.
・Cloud save and controller support options will be implemented in a future update.
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* Entering or leaving vehicles such as cars and the Garden may occasionally get your character stuck between the vehicle and terrain features, or freeze the vehicle in place. This seems to happen more often when you leave your vehicle in close proximity to impassable terrain, or when you try to enter or leave your vehicle during certain scripted events. Currently, the only fix for this is to reload a previously saved game, so please make sure to save your progress often.
* Some locations may be difficult to navigate using the Speed Boost (x3). We advise you to turn off this feature in such cases.
* Make sure to check the FAQ section of our support page for solutions to common issues:
We apologize for any inconvenience these issues may cause, and thank you again for your interest in our product.
FINAL FANTASY VIII was first released on February 11, 1999. Beloved by fans, this title has garnered a great deal of popularity even compared to other installments in the FINAL FANTASY franchise, selling more than 9.6 million units worldwide. And now players can enjoy FINAL FANTASY VIII on their smartphone! With renewed character CG, the world of FINAL FANTASY VIII is now more beautiful than ever before.
This installment is a remaster of FINAL FANTASY VIII for PC. This application is a one-time purchase. There will be no additional charge incurred after downloading.
It is a time of war.
The Republic of Galbadia, under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against the other nations of the world.
Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia's tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal.
■FINAL FANTASY VIII: Release Features
G.F. are summoned creatures in FFVIII used to protect the protagonists. Call upon them in battle to unleash their might and to increase their power alongside player characters. By junctioning G.F., players will be able to enjoy greater freedom in how they approach battles.
Obtain magic in FFVIII by drawing (extracting) it in battle. MP does not exist and players are limited to the number they have in their possession. Magic that has been extracted can be released on the spot or stocked for later use.
This system allows players to equip G.F. and stocked magic to characters in order to increase their power.
■ Additional Features
・ Battle Assist
Max out HP and ATB gauge during battle and activate Limit Breaks at any time.
・ No Encounters
Players can choose to turn Battle Encounters on or off.
・ 3x Speed
With the exception of certain cutscenes, players can choose to proceed through the game at 3x speed.
iOS 13.0 or higher
Ratings and Reviews
So glad to see this game finally added to iOS. I wish it arrived with controller support but will wait for the promised update. While you’re at it, can you use machine learning to update the pre-rendered backgrounds into 4K? Plenty of people have shown it’s possible and it would be great to have an official version rather than resorting to patches.
Time to start my no level up playthrough on mobile.
Having trouble starting
It's difficult to give this a fair review particularly because I've reinstalled the app twice so far and it will not play.
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- ver 14.4.2
When opening the app you're greeted with the FF8 logo on a white background with the words "tap to play." Once you tap the screen fades to black for about 30 seconds. In 4 out of 20 attempts the app then crashed. In 3 a logo would start to roll on screen but would freeze before finishing the word and then stay locked up until the app was forced close. 10 tries the screen just stayed black. 1 try got to the second Square Enix logo on black background before feezing, 2 times the app made it to the "New Game, Continue, Credits" screen then when selecting New Game the app crashes.
I hope this somehow helps with diagnosing a potential bug with the app.
FF8 is one of my favorite in the series and it's one of the only games I can think of that ends in the beginning (though poor localization in the original release makes these dots difficult to connect). I'm looking forward to being able to replay.
Huge Final Fantasy Fan
I am a huge Square Enix and Final Fantasy fan. I have FF VIII Remastered both on my PS4 Pro and now on iOS. I am more than happy to financially support Square Enix by purchasing both versions of the game.
My one ask is that when a cloud save feature is implemented, that it be a cross platform cloud save feature. For example, it would be nice to start a game on my iPhone or iPad on the go, and pick it up on my PS4 Pro or PS5.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- 2.6 GB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 1999, 2021 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA LOGO ILLUSTRATION:© 1999 YOSHITAKA AMANO
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.