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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 Be careful of explosions because... you know.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 2 Dammit, I'm much better at taking care of MYSELF.
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.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 2 This will come in handy.

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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
Bittersweet spin-off NeoJ (428) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Oct 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Nov 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2006 6.75 out of 10 68
RPG Kingdom Apr 07, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Deeko Aug 15, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Games Master Dec, 2006 64 out of 100 64
GameCell UK 2007 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.de Nov 06, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Jolt (UK) Jan 25, 2007 57 out of 100 57
1UP Aug 15, 2006 4 out of 10 40


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Guy Chapman (1742) added Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation 2) on Sep 14, 2006