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Odin Sphere is a side-scrolling action game with RPG elements, featuring a combination of 2D and 3D graphics. The game was designed as a spiritual successor to Atlus' own Princess Crown, and features the same kind of modular animation system, allowing for extremely smooth and varied motion for even the largest characters.

The action gameplay is similar to Princess Crown, but does not limit enemy encounters to one-on-one fights, instead, all fighting happens in real-time as the player progresses through circular areas. Upon defeating enemies, the player is rewarded with items and experience in order to level up the attack strength and magic capabilities of the character. Players can also plant seeds during combat that will grow as they absorb Phozons released by defeated enemies, eventually producing edible fruit. Phozons can also be absorbed by the character to power up their weapon.

The game features 5 distinct playable characters, each with his or her own storyline intertwined into one epic tale loosely based on Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.


Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Overworld map
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 The title screen
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Two knights dressed as mythical creatures are duking it out on the stormy battlefield.
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 An audience with Odin, The Demon Lord

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Odin Sphere Screenshot
Odin Sphere Screenshot
Odin Sphere Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "オーディンスフィア" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Play Magazine PlayStation 2 2007 10 out of 10 100 PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2008 91 out of 100 91 PlayStation 2 Mar 11, 2008 91 out of 100 91 PlayStation 2 May 30, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87 PlayStation 2 Mar 27, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GamesCollection PlayStation 2 Nov 10, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Oct 07, 2008 83 out of 100 83 PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2008 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 22, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76 PlayStation 2 Jun 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Odin Sphere appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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