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Odin Sphere is a side-scrolling action game with RPG elements, featuring a combination of 2D and 3D graphics. The game was designed as a spiritual successor to Atlus' own Princess Crown, and features the same kind of modular animation system, allowing for extremely smooth and varied motion for even the largest characters.

The action gameplay is similar to Princess Crown, but does not limit enemy encounters to one-on-one fights, instead, all fighting happens in real-time as the player progresses through circular areas. Upon defeating enemies, the player is rewarded with items and experience in order to level up the attack strength and magic capabilities of the character. Players can also plant seeds during combat that will grow as they absorb Phozons released by defeated enemies, eventually producing edible fruit. Phozons can also be absorbed by the character to power up their weapon.

The game features 5 distinct playable characters, each with his or her own storyline intertwined into one epic tale loosely based on Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.


Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Tutorial stage complete.
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Wandering the halls of The Demon Lord.
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 An audience with Odin, The Demon Lord
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 It's payback time!

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Alternate Titles

  • "オーディンスフィア" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Play Magazine PlayStation 2 2007 10 out of 10 100 PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2008 91 out of 100 91 PlayStation 2 May 30, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87 PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Oct 07, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Retrogaming History PlayStation 2 Jul 04, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 2 Jun 08, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Mar 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 May 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Odin Sphere appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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