Final Fantasy VIII Releases on Steam

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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First announced back in May–and then subsequently dropping off the face of the Earth for a while–Square Enix has released a digital version of Final Fantasy VIII on Steam. This was the second Final Fantasy game to come to the PC back in the day, and the biggest problem with it then was that people who wanted to play Final Fantasy VIII probably already bought a PlayStation to play the game.

Well, now the PC version has some new features to beat out its now fourteen year old PlayStation edition. The Steam version adds Cloud Saves, a Magic Booster (making your spells more powerful), 45 achievements, modern monitor support, and the Chocobo World mini-game is now playable without the Japan-only PocketStation (though, admittedly, this was in the original PC release as well).

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The game is $11.99 on Steam, Check it out by clicking here. If that’s too rich for your blood, you could always wait for a sale.

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I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.




  • Loved this game when I was a teenager!

  • Thanatos2k

    Hope it’s not as shoddy a port as the FF7 version….

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      It is. Why put money and effort into something when people will buy a blatant re-release?

  • SecretX

    they should release a console version to all consoles.

  • Jonah Rosen

    Oh good, now we can play the first really shitty Final Fantasy on Steam…joy…. :/

  • RagunaXL

    ff8 is a great game! steam is a great service! this is a great announcement! now somebody is going to lose it and post about micro-transactions and kingdom hearts III and how it’s all square-enix’s fault :/

  • multibottler0cket

    This was my first PS1 (or PS any) game ever back in 2006 when I graduated high school and had money to diversify my consoles. Lots of good memories, but loading times and long battles hold it back. I think it’s my favourite of the PS1 FF games.