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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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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Deeko Jul 03, 2007 9 out of 10 90
TotalPlayStation Jun 22, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Shark Jun 11, 2007 B+ 83
RPGFan Jun 18, 2007 82 out of 100 82
ZTGameDomain 2007 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Jul 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Oct 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
1UP Jun 26, 2007 C+ 58


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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 (54) added GriMgRiMoiRe (PlayStation 2) on Dec 19, 2008