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Set after the events of Final Fantasy VII and the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie, Dirge of Cerberus lets players take the role of the mysterious Vincent Valentine.

After a new organization arises from the events known as "Meteorfall", Vincent is called to the surviving town of Kalm by Reeve Tuesti, an old ally who controlled Cait Sith. Vincent has been invited to the town's celebration, but during the festivities, a group of soldiers attacks the town, killing and capturing the people. It is up to Vincent to protect the innocent once more, and find out why these soldiers are also after him.

While set in the world of Final Fantasy VII, Dirge of Cerberus is an action shooter that runs through twelve chapters. The on-screen action can be controlled by the analog controller, or via the Playstation 2's mouse and keyboard accessories, making it more in line with PC-style shooters. Being a character driven shooter, the perspective can be changed from first to third person on the fly to navigate through the multi-level environments.

Several items and characters from the series make their return, as well as the Chaos break limits system, which allows Vincent to take the monstrous forms he changed into from Final Fantasy VII to inflict more damage on the enemy. Taking a nod from its RPG-based parent, the game does allow Vincent to find the usual healing items, materia spells and gil from the Final Fantasy universe, in which he can buy and sell for other new items.

The game also features a weapon customization system, which allows the player to mix and match weapon parts to form more powerful attack items and abilities.


Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 2 And then blow the bastards to oblivion.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 2 Good evening to you too.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 2 Sigh. Off I go to check some credits*, even though the will to do so is null. *not really
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 2 Potions most definitely come in handy. I don't know how you have the time to drink them though.

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Great way to kill time... and Final Fantasy! Reborn_Demon (124) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
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Critic Reviews

GameLemon Jun 11, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone Aug 14, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
Cheat Code Central 2006 3.4 out of 5 68
Softpedia Dec 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
MAN!AC Nov, 2006 63 out of 100 63
GameSpy Aug 14, 2006 3 out of 5 60
GamesRadar Aug 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60 Dec 24, 2006 59 out of 100 59 (UK) Nov 16, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Netjak Oct 08, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45


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Guy Chapman (1738) added Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation 2) on Sep 14, 2006