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Final Fantasy XIII

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Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII
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Fainaru Fantajī Sātīn


Square Enix


Square Enix


PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Release date:

PlayStation 3:
Japan December 17, 2009
United States Europe Australia March 9, 2010
Xbox 360:
United States Europe Australia March 9, 2010
Japan December 16, 2010




Single player


ESRB: Teen (T)

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Final Fantasy XIII is the thirteenth installment of the main Final Fantasy series. It was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, although Japan received a PlayStation 3 release in 2009. The game includes fast-paced combat, a new system for the series for determining which abilities are developed for the characters called "Crystarium", and a customizable "Paradigm" system to control which abilities are used by the characters. Final Fantasy XIII includes elements from the previous games in the series, such as summoned monsters, chocobos, and airships.

The game takes place in Cocoon, whose government, the Sanctum, is ordering a purge of civilians who have supposedly come into contact with Pulse, the much-feared world below. The former soldier Lightning begins her fight against the government in order to save her sister who has been branded as an unwilling servant to a god-like being from Pulse, making her an enemy of Cocoon. Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, and together the group also become marked by the same Pulse creature. They rally against the Sanctum while trying to discover their assigned task and whether they can avoid being turned into monsters or crystals at the completion.

The game received two sequels, Final Fantasy XIII-2 in 2011, followed by Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in 2013.


Final Fantasy XIII is divided into thirteen chapters, with each one taking place at a different location. On the Xbox 360 version, Disc 1 has chapters 01 to 05, Disc 2 has chapters 06 to 09, and Disc 3 has chapters 10 to 13.


Main article: List of characters in Final Fantasy XIII

Playable Characters[edit]

  • Lightning - The main protagonist of the game and a former member of the Guardian Corps.
  • Oerba Dia Vanille - A young woman who initially hides her identity as a l'Cie from Gran Pulse. She serves as the game's narrator.
  • Snow Villiers - The leader of NORA. He is engaged to Lightning's sister Serah.
  • Hope Estheim - A young boy who was caught up in the Purge. He blames Snow for the death of his mother Nora.
  • Sazh Katzroy - An airship pilot. He is a single father caring for his young son Dajh.
  • Oerba Yun Fang - A l'Cie from Gran Pulse. She is looking for her friend Vanille early on in the game.

NORA members Gadot and Lebreau also join as guest characters fighting alongside Snow during the events of Chapter 01.


Eidolons function as the game's summons with each one being associated with a playable character.


Other Characters[edit]

  • Serah Farron - Lightning's younger sister and Snow's fiancée. She was made into a Pulse l'Cie prior to the game.
  • Dajh Katzroy - Sazh's son. He was made into a Sanctum l'Cie prior to the game.
  • Chocobo chick - An unnamed small chick Sazh bought for Dajh. Often riding in Sazh's hair.
  • Maqui - A member of NORA.
  • Yuj - A member of NORA.
  • Cid Raines - Leader of the Wide-area Response Brigade known as the Cavalry.
  • Rygdea - A prominent member of the Cavalry.
  • Nora Estheim - Hope's mother.
  • Bartholomew Estheim - Hope's father.



Gran Pulse[edit]


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