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In The Last Remnant, the player controls the young hero Rush Sykes on a quest to rescue his kidnapped sister. While chasing after the mysterious kidnappers, Rush gains the aid of the Four Generals of Athlum: Emma the Mitra (a human), Torgal the Sovani (a four-armed feline), Blocter the Yama (a hulking fish creature), and Pagus the Qsiti (a humanoid frog), as well as their ruler, Marquis David whose soul is bound to the remnant (magical artifact) weapon Gae Bolg. What starts as a rescue mission, later unfolds a more sinister plot of greater powers.

The Last Remnant is an RPG in the Final Fantasy and SaGa series tradition. What sets The Last Remnant apart is its turn-based, large-scale battle system in which players control entire units of combatants. Units may be filled with the game's main characters, special mercenary leaders or generic soldiers. Battles consist of melees and the use of so-called 'arts' - weapon, item and magical proficiencies. Unit interaction plays an important tactical role in combat as they can block, assault, surround and support enemy and friendly units. Players can also take on a multitude of side quests issued by local guilds in addition to following the main storyline.

The windows version offers the choice between Japanese or English voice-overs, improved character animations, multiple leader units can form unions, and a faster gameplay option during battles.


The Last Remnant Windows Entering the city.
The Last Remnant Windows Strolling around in a pub.
The Last Remnant Windows Heroes in a pickle
The Last Remnant Windows Scenic view

Promo Images

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The Last Remnant Screenshot
The Last Remnant Screenshot
The Last Remnant Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ラスト レムナント" -- Japanese spelling

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GameFocus Xbox 360 Dec 08, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 07, 2009 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2009 76 out of 100 76 Xbox 360 Feb 17, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Mar 30, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep 22, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Dec 16, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Xbox 360 Dec 09, 2008 68 out of 100 68
XBox Evolved Xbox 360 Jan 15, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Destructoid Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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