Final Fantasy XIII

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Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy 13 PS3 Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Series Final Fantasy
Release date(s) JP December 17, 2009
NA/EU March 9, 2010
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLES00783 (IRD), BLUS30416 (IRD), BCAS25005 (IRD), BLJM67005 (IRD), MRTC00003 (IRD)
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BLJX94005 (IRD)
Internal resolution 1280x720
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Final Fantasy XIII is the thirteenth main installment in the Final Fantasy series and the flagship title of the Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy sub-series, developed and published by Square Enix. It was released in December 2009 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and has since been re-released on Microsoft Windows in 2014. It was directed by Motomu Toriyama, with Tetsuya Nomura designing the main characters and Masashi Hamauzu composing the score. The game runs on the Crystal Tools engine. It was the first multi-platform Final Fantasy title and the first to be translated into traditional Chinese.

The gameplay makes use of the Command Synergy Battle system, a more fast-paced menu-based combat system that derives from the Active Time Battle system. The player controls the party leader and chains as many actions as there are ATB gauges, with different actions consuming different amounts of ATB. The party's abilities and actions are determined by the current paradigm, with combat requiring the player to shift between paradigms and to level the paradigm roles via the Crystarium system. The game's first half is linear, while the latter half opens up once the party reaches Gran Pulse.

Final Fantasy XIII received generally positive reviews from most outlets, who praised the graphical presentation and battle system, while the story received a mixed reaction and criticized the linearity. Final Fantasy XIII was commercially successful, with Square Enix announcing it sold approximately 6.6 million copies. A sequel titled Final Fantasy XIII-2 was released in 2011, and a second sequel, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, was released in 2014.


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Recommended patches

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Recommendation Patch name Notes
Recommended patch 60 FPS

Known Issues

Stability's issue - Issue 8911

The game crashes during the Cutscene at Chapter 9, is not compatible with PPU LLVM.

Special Notes


  "60 FPS":
      "Final Fantasy XIII":
        MRTC00003: [ 01.00 ]
    Author: "illusion"
    Patch Version: 1.0
      - [ be32, 0x008d2e94, 0x38800001 ] # vsync flip rate 60hz // unlimited freeze at SE screen