Final Fantasy VIII
Fainaru Fantajī VIII

Developer(s): Square Co., Ltd.
Publisher(s): JP Square Co., Ltd.
NA SCE America
EU SCE Europe
Release date(s): Playstation version:
JPFebruary 11, 1999
NASeptember 9, 1999
EUOctober 27, 1999
PC version:
JPMarch 23, 2000
NAJanuary 25, 2000
EUFebruary 18, 2000
Genre: Role-playing game
Game modes: Single player
Platform(s): PlayStation, PC

Producer: Hironobu Sakaguchi
Director: Yoshinori Kitase
Scenario writer: Kazushige Nojima
Character designer: Tetsuya Nomura
Composer(s): Nobuo Uematsu

Final Fantasy VIII is the eighth installment in the Final Fantasy series and was released in 1999.



There are ten playable characters:


The game takes place on a planet plagued by monsters that descend from the moon. A military nation called Galbadia is invading its neighbors, and a mercenary squad called SeeD is hired to defend these territories.

Final Fantasy elementsEdit

  • Chocobo

Used as transportation and also a sidequest involving catching Chicobos, or baby chocobos.

  • Cid

The headmaster of Balamb Garden, who knows nothing about machinery.

  • Crystals

A Crystal is used to summon monsters from the moon.

  • Moogle

Non-existant except as a GF summon.

  • Summons

Known as Guardian Forces, or GF.

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