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This game has both the slick, cutesy, story-heavy style that Nippon Ichi has come to be known for as well as moderately deep real-time strategy gameplay.

In GrimGrimoire, the player character is a young magician who has just arrived at her new spellcasting academy only to be the only one to escape its destruction. She travels back in time to relive the past few days and find a way to prevent it. In the lengthy RTS levels, she leads an army of magical beings, each having one of four types which are arranged in a rock-paper-scissors-style system of strengths and weaknesses.


GriMgRiMoiRe PlayStation 2
GriMgRiMoiRe PlayStation 2
GriMgRiMoiRe PlayStation 2 Title screen
GriMgRiMoiRe PlayStation 2

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GriMgRiMoiRe Screenshot
GriMgRiMoiRe Screenshot
GriMgRiMoiRe Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Grim Grimoire" -- Common alternate spelling
  • "GrimGrimoire" -- Common alternate capitalization of title

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Nexus Jun 12, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Gaming Age Aug 08, 2007 A- 91
GamesRadar 2007 9 out of 10 90
TotalPlayStation Jun 22, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Shark Jun 11, 2007 B+ 83
G4 TV: X-Play 2007 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine 2007 7.75 out of 10 78
Game Revolution Jul 03, 2007 B 75 Oct 04, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Worth Playing Jun 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

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

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mrpretzel (72) added GriMgRiMoiRe (PlayStation 2) on Dec 19, 2008
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