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Phantom Brave is a strategy RPG which takes place in the world of Ivoire. Ivoire consists of vast seas and numerous islands; it used to be a peaceful place, but an ancient (and powerful) force is now threatening life in the various lands. The character you control in the game is Marona, a 13 year old orphaned girl. Marona has the ability to communicate with phantoms, an ability that brings a lot of resentment from other people but will help her to head out into the world and solve the problems that are occurring. A phantom known as Ash acts as Marona's guardian; as the game progresses, other phantoms will join your party, each of which have different capabilities.

The game features a turn based combat system. During battles, Marona is able to attack enemies by herself, and she can also summon phantoms in her party to help out. To summon phantoms, you will need to confine them to an object on the screen (such as a rock or tree). Once confined to an object, you will then be able to control the phantom in battle, though phantoms only remain controllable for a limited number of turns. The object you confine a phantom to will affect it's abilities; for example, a rock may make a phantom stronger but move slower. By defeating enemies in battle you earn experience points allowing to level up and become more powerful.

The games story takes place in 20 episodes. Each episode features a unique goal to be completed before moving on. Between episodes you can visit your home on Phantom Island; here you can summon additional phantoms to join your party. Initially only a few types of phantoms can be summoned, but more become available as experience is gained. You may also replay already completed episodes or enter a random dungeon in order to level up your party and earn additional money to buy items.


Phantom Brave PlayStation 2 Game beginning; different types of phantoms are introduced to you
Phantom Brave PlayStation 2 The game begins with a tutorial
Phantom Brave PlayStation 2 Ready to attack?
Phantom Brave PlayStation 2 This stage is clear!

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Alternate Titles

  • "灵武战记" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ファントム・ブレイブ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews (UK) Oct 21, 2004 9 out of 10 90 Feb 08, 2005 18 out of 20 90
GotNext Aug 04, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Over Online Sep 22, 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Aug 31, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
PGNx Media Sep 20, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Bordersdown Sep, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Aug 30, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Aug 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameDaily Sep 09, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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Pre ordered games came with a bonus soundtrack, like many NIS America games.

The soundtrack CD cover is available from the NIS America homepage. (14mb)

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Servo (57398) added Phantom Brave (PlayStation 2) on May 06, 2005