Phantasy Star Online

aka: PSO
Moby ID: 3573
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Description official descriptions

Welcome to the first worldwide console RPG!


  • Up to 1,000 players per server.
  • Real time combat with many weapons from PS previous games
  • Create your own character by modifying race, profession, body proportion, hair, outfit, and more.

And you can even play offline if you want.


  • ファンタシースターオンライン - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Dreamcast version)

189 People (169 developers, 20 thanks) · View all

Writer (JPN)
Director of Product Development
Executive Producer
Assistant Producer
Test Manager
Lead Tester
Language co-ordinator
Marketing Support - European Product Marketing manager
Marketing Support - European Product Marketing Executives
Marketing Support - UK
Marketing Support - France
Marketing Support - Germany
Marketing Support - Spain
Manual - Senior Design
Packaging - Senior Design
[ full credits ]



Average score: 87% (based on 42 ratings)


Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 39 ratings with 1 reviews)

Celebrating really bad Sega games!

The Good
Preeeeeeeetty colors. The graphics were truly well done. There are some good cheats in character creation to ensure that you create a unique body.

The Bad
Everything else. Even though the graphics were good, it's because there wasn't nearly enough variety in them. You tromped through the same level at least two dozen times before going to the next of three total levels, and the only thing done to make each level different is to switch door locations. The rock-stupid enemy AI gets predictable about five minutes in, the translation was serviceable but not overly skilled, and the music is great until it loops around about ten seconds after it begins. Also, after a promising opening, the story goes on hiatus until the very end.

The Bottom Line
The series had a problem with making dungeons WAY too large for meaningless filler, and this game felt like a single dungeon. Hack hack hack, upgrade, hack hack push button.

Dreamcast · by Vance (94) · 2003


1001 Video Games

The Dreamcast version of Phantasy Star Online appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Dreamcast Game of the Year
    • 2001 – Dreamcast Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)


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Related Sites +

  • PSO Official Web Site
    Sonic Team's Official Phantasy Star Online Page.
  • Phantasy Star Wiki
    A comprehensive database that covers the characters, locations, items and games in the Phantasy Star series.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 3573
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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Brolin Empey.

Additional contributors: tlm, Guy Chapman, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, FatherJack.

Game added April 3, 2001. Last modified February 13, 2024.