Not an American user?


Claude Kenni is a young man who recently joined the Earth Federation, following the steps of his father. A strange energy has been spotted somewhere on a distant planet, and Claude and his father go there to investigate the matter. However, Claude gets sucked into a portal and ends up on a mysterious planet, in the middle of jungle. There, he sees a young girl threatened by a ferocious beast. That young girl is Rena Lanford, an inhabitant of the planet and the second protagonist of the game. The dangerous encounter makes the paths of the two heroes cross, and they continue their journey together.

Like its predecessor, Star Ocean: The Second Story is a Japanese-style role-playing game with action-based battles. Combat takes place in an arena that allows player-controlled characters to chase down or run away from enemies, as well as unleash special moves that damage any enemies in a large area of effect. Characters can learn various skills during the game, and become an expert alchemist, blacksmith, scientist, etc. They can also produce their own items (like for example making armor from iron ore if the character has the appropriate skill).

Another stand-out feature of the game, carried over from the previous installment, are the so-called "Private Actions". The protagonist can talk to other party members and raise or lower their sympathies, influencing their performance in battle and ultimately branching the plot and affecting the ending. The games has eighty slightly different endings that depend on the player's choices during character conversations throughout the game.


Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation The mayor asks us not to use our death ray gun and gives us a sword instead. It's automatically equipped and ready for action
Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation In the village. Rena's embarrassed by her mum.<br>The game uses this sweat icon to show emotion, ...'s to show someone's thinking, a '!' to express surprise and a '?' when a question is coming
Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation Silly boy!<br>Now write out one hundred lines "I must remember to save my game frequently"<br>Seriously this is Game Over with a capital 'G' if progress hasn't been saved
Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation This is from the cut scene where the portal opens. Shortly after this there's a flash of light and after that there's a big hole in the ground

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Ocean 2" -- Informal title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Video Games Dec, 1998 4 out of 4 100
Just RPG Jun 09, 1999 96 out of 100 96
Mega Fun Aug, 1999 86 out of 100 86
RPGFan Feb 14, 2000 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Sep 17, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay RPG 2000 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Jun, 1999 B 75 Oct, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics Jul 05, 1999 3 out of 10 30


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Related Web Sites

S M (5) added Star Ocean: The Second Story (PlayStation) on Apr 16, 2001