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Ryu was a young boy who has memories of a strange village far away and a magical doorway which sucked him through. However those are only distant memories. Ryu and his best friend Bow are apprentices in the Ranger's Guild. As adventurers they take on posted jobs needed by the townspeople. However it isn't long before one job goes awry and Bow is accused of stealing a valuable item. In order to clear his friend's name and find the meaning of his dreams, Ryu will explore the world, eventually discovering the meaning of his dreams and hidden abilities inside himself.

Breath of Fire II is a role playing game. The majority of game is played from a top-down map, however battles are seen from an isometric view. Ryu will form parties from among 8 other characters, each with their own set of skills and powers that will help him discover the truth behind the mystery.

In the GBA version, you can use a link-cable to link to friends and exchange weapons and items to defeat the higher evils. And with the inclusion of the community system, you can build and maintain your own city while you are fed up of exploring.


Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance The map screen
Breath of Fire II SNES In the town
Breath of Fire II SNES Bla, bla, bla... the story
Breath of Fire II Game Boy Advance The battles look like this

Promo Images

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Breath of Fire II Screenshot
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Breath of Fire II Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅡ・使命の子" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Long Zhanshi 2" -- Chinese title
  • "Breath of Fire II - Shimei no Ko" -- Japanese title
  • "BOF2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A good RPG, surprisingly different from its prequel. Game Boy Advance Bregalad (968)
Overall fun but... SNES LepricahnsGold (142468)
Dark, brooding, almost a little on the morbid side but thoroughly engrossing for the most part Game Boy Advance Nick Falco (3)
Grim, sad and dark but still maintains good sense of humor SNES Aapo Koivuniemi (46)

Critic Reviews

Game Zero SNES Feb, 1996 45 out of 50 90
Hardcore Gaming 101 SNES 2000 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun SNES Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
RPGFan Game Boy Advance May 07, 2002 84 out of 100 84
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Aug, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 11, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 19, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Dec, 1995 30 out of 40 75
Gamestyle Game Boy Advance 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Wii Jan 10, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65


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1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Breath of Fire II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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