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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 Just like in Princess Crown the player initially controls a little girl who is able to pick up and read various books, therefore selecting which story to begin.
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Gwendolin's sister Griselda is fatally wounded in battle.
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Overworld map
Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 The title screen

Promo Images

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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 Mar 11, 2008 91 out of 100 91
Legendra Oct 21, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GamesCollection Nov 10, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Retrogaming History Jul 04, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Entertainment Depot, The Jun 25, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Jun 05, 2007 74 out of 100 74 Jun 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme May 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Jun 17, 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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DarkFalzX (4874) added Odin Sphere (PlayStation 2) on May 26, 2007
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