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Based on the popular anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Forbidden Memories casts you as on of Yugi's ancestors who must travel to ancient Egypt and solve the mysteries of the Shadow Game and the seven magical totems. You must travel throughout the land talking to townspeople, performing tasks and of course, duel several opponents in order to gather up knowledge of impending doom threatening your kingdom.

The game follows the rules of the Duel Monsters card game, the player battling AI-controlled opponents. Each player possesses a 40-card deck, filled with cards that represent creatures, items, spells, and powers. The players take turns drawing a hand of five cards. Cards can be fused together and player in different combinations, which allow more powerful moves. Depending on the player's performance, special star chip points are acquired, which can be used to purchase real-world Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, and use them in the game by inputting their code numbers and a password.


Yu-Gi-Oh!: Forbidden Memories PlayStation Title screen
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Forbidden Memories PlayStation Main Menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Yu-Gi-Oh! Shin Duel Monsters" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Apr 04, 2003 77 out of 100 77
Netjak Sep 23, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74 Mar 11, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Thunderbolt Games Sep 05, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Apr 29, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Apr 30, 2002 3 out of 5 60
GameSpot Apr 10, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59
The Video Game Critic Jul 23, 2003 D+ 33


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A Limited Edition of this game was released, which came packed with three special edition cards. The limited edition version was sold mostly in Toys-R-Us stores in the U.S., and can be identified by its special foil-stamped front cover.

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NeoMoose (1259) added Yu-Gi-Oh!: Forbidden Memories (PlayStation) on May 05, 2002