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A strategy role-playing game released during the height of the genre's popularity in 1998, when Final Fantasy Tactics and two Ogre Battle games were released. Kartia tells the story of the lives of two separate people during a chaotic chapter in a country's history.

Several unique additions to the genre hope to detach Kartia from the rest. First is the Kartia system, where cards can be imbued into weapons, armors, or spells or can create completely original apparatus along with monsters that fight alongside you. Secondly is the ability to burn down or destroy most of the battle field and surroundings.


Kartia: The Word of Fate PlayStation An early battle
Kartia: The Word of Fate PlayStation Toxa is training.
Kartia: The Word of Fate PlayStation Viewing an enemy's stats.
Kartia: The Word of Fate PlayStation Interrogating Misty.

Promo Images

Kartia: The Word of Fate Screenshot
Kartia: The Word of Fate Screenshot
Kartia: The Word of Fate Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Rebus" -- Japanese title
  • "Legend of Kartia" -- European title
  • "レブス" -- Japanese spelling

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RPGFan PlayStation Jul 18, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Netjak PlayStation Apr 03, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 1999 82 out of 100 82
IGN PlayStation Nov 23, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Aug, 1999 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot PlayStation Aug 21, 1998 7.7 out of 10 77
Power Unlimited PlayStation Sep, 1999 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer PlayStation Sep 19, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun PlayStation Jul, 1999 68 out of 100 68
Retroage PlayStation Jan 19, 2013 6.7 out of 10 67


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