XBOX ONE Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Last updated date: August 9, 2019

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8.4

XBOX ONE Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

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We looked at the top Fantasy Games and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Fantasy Game you should buy.

Update as October 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Fantasy Game for a detailed review of all the top fantasy games.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 144 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Enter an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland. Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age improves upon the 2006 classic Final Fantasy XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The high-definition remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With newly implemented trophies and share functions, as well as stark visual and sound improvements in true HD for the first time, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure that spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely fresh and improved way.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.8
4 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.4
230 user reviews

What experts liked

Thanks to the ability to speed up the game, though, it’s not hard to harvest monsters for experience and LP (skill currency).
- Xbox Achievements
May 1, 2019 | Full review
All of that is virtually identical to the original version of Final Fantasy XII, but one of the biggest and most meaningful changes in The Zodiac Age is the complete revamp of the progression system that determines everything from the armor you can equip to the skills you can use.
- ING Middle East
The fact that I enjoyed the combat is likely a testament to the game’s customization. New in this version is the Zodiac Job System. Ignoring the fantastical name, it’s a system designed around choosing two classes for each character and then developing those classes as you see fit during your time through the game.
- True Achievements

What experts didn't like

It loses marks for some of the localisation (sorry).
- Xbox Achievements
May 1, 2019 | Full review
The speed-up function is nice, but it still feels like a chore to wander through a big city to get to a particular location at any speed. Why not add fast-travel in towns instead?
- ING Middle East
Final Fantasy XII's story begins with an excellent foundation and then never builds anything worth experiencing upon it. Instead, we're treated with a complete lack of character development, a lead character with no substance or purpose whatsoever and a storyline that ends in a boring and cliche fashion.
- True Achievements

An Overview On Fantasy Games

Be transported to another world when you sit down to a great fantasy game on your favorite console. Whether you are an avid Xbox One player or you are exclusive to your PlayStation 4, you’ll surely discover excellent fantasy games that will fill your free time with exciting adventures on screen. Let’s take a closer look at the two consoles and what they have to offer fantasy game players.

The PlayStation 4 has countless perks for its players. With an excellent record behind it for graphics, the console offers detailed imagery with excellent 1080 resolution. Players also find a very easy-to-use interface on the PS4 along with endless options for playing with friends. Owners of the PS4 also love the feature that allows you to transfer your gameplay to another device when others want to use the television. For those who want to use their console for more than just game playing, the PS4 offers a couple of different options for media apps to access television series, movies or music.

Perhaps the biggest perk for PlayStation 4 owners is the copious amounts of games that Sony offers. You will find all kinds of genres from adventure to Indie and, of course, plenty of fantasy games. If you’re looking for non-stop action within an elaborate fantasy world, “Sekiro Shadows Die Twice” is the game for you. Situated in old Japan, the game allows players to create their own path through battles with creative monsters and encounters with friends and foes alike.

For an old favorite, discover the excitement in “Final Fantasy XV.” This PlayStation 4 fantasy game has been around for years, but never like this before. With improved scenes and performance options for the characters, this edition will leave you wanting more game time than ever. When you need a good fantasy game fix, these two will certainly give you the ultimate experience you want.

Now let’s turn our attention to the Xbox One. This console offers some competition to the PlayStation 4 players. With access to three generations of Xbox games and cross-play on PC games, Xbox trumps PlayStation 4 with its accessibility to games. The affordability of the games and console also gives it an advantage for budget-conscience consumers.

However, for those who want the best graphics, Xbox One is just a bit subpar with a 900 resolution on most games. A cool feature with Xbox Skill features is the ability to activate and control your console through Alexa devices with your voice. In addition, Xbox One, which features Xbox Live, has excellent options for entertainment outside of games, including Kodi, a sought-after media app. The console also offers compatibility with Dolby sound products for outstanding audio experiences as well.

Xbox One has simply incredible fantasy games. For challenging and diversified action scenes, “Dark Souls III” is the fantasy game for you. The player will find their way through intense combat with creatures of unimaginable characteristics surrounded by an edge-of-your-seat landscape that keeps you on your toes.

If “Dark Souls III” is a favorite, you will also enjoy “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” Players will find a frigid atmosphere set in the Northlands during a post-war period in this fantasy game. Navigate through sparse lands while encountering enemies and friends in a unique and entertaining story.

The fantasy game lineup extends much further beyond these favorites for console game players. Take a deeper look into what Microsoft and Sony offer for games and get a feel for which has the library of your taste. From there, you can decide which console will best suit your fantasy game style.

The Fantasy Game Buying Guide

  • When looking for games for kids, be mindful of the rating on the fantasy game. You can find an explanation for the rating on the advertisement, such as violence or language.
  • Although subscriptions to the gaming networks for each console might seem pricey, it is a cost-effective way to have all the games at your fingertips for convenience. This is something to consider if you play games a considerable amount in your home.
  • Online networks help players to connect with friends and fellow gamers to create outstanding teams and enjoy the games further by tracking your progress and stats.
  • When you buy a subscription, you will find the latest news on recently released fantasy games or soon-to-be-released fantasy games. You’ll always stay up to date.