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The fourth US release in the Ogre Battle series, The Knight of Lodis follows Alphonse, a young knight from the Holy Lodis Empire. Sent to the island of Ovis to investigate a series of unusual events, Alphonse begins to question his loyalty and purpose as a knight of Lodis, involving himself in a battle of epic proportions.

Tactics Ogre's gameplay is squad-based and turn-based, just like Final Fantasy Tactics, and, despite many RPG elements, the game almost entirely consists of combat. Aside from the main campaign, Tactics Ogre also offers a vs mode and Quest mode, in which the player must complete objectives they set themselves within a certain number of turns to earn rare items that can be used in the campaign mode. Finally, there is also an option to exchange characters and items between players with a link cable.


Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Game Boy Advance Status screen
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Game Boy Advance End screen
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Game Boy Advance Title Screen
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Game Boy Advance My Hawkman attacking an enemy Cleric with a Thunder Arrow

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Alternate Titles

  • "タクティクスオウガ外伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tactics Ogre Gaiden" -- Japanese title
  • "Tactics Ogre Advance" -- Informal title

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Sep 18, 2002 A 100
Gaming Target Sep 06, 2002 9.8 out of 10 98
GameSpot May 07, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
RPGFan May 26, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Netjak Sep 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 29, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
Portable Review Nov 02, 2005 35 out of 40 88
Advance Sep, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameSpy May 13, 2002 80 out of 100 80


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FloodSpectre (302) added Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (Game Boy Advance) on Jan 28, 2004