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Nina, the princess of Wyndia, and Cray, chieftain of the cat-like Woren tribe, are searching for Cray's relatives who disappeared under mysterious circumstances during a diplomatic mission. Flying through the sky on their sandflier, Nina and Cray are attacked by a worm shaped dragon. With their vehicle damaged, Nina returns to the city to find parts, bumping into a naked young boy named Ryu along the way, who is unsure of where he is. At the very same time, Nina is again attacked by a dragon. Confused by the strange events taking place, Nina agrees to help the young boy. Meanwhile, the ancient Emperor Fou Lu awakens from his slumber in his tomb. His plan is to return to the world of human, conquer it anew, and impose his iron rule on it...

This fourth installment of the Breath of Fire series is a fairly traditional Japanese-style RPG, with turn-based combat, party management, linear story progression, and other characteristic elements of the genre. As in the previous game, characters become stronger and learn new skills by performing tasks for "masters" living in different towns. Ryu, the main protagonist of the series, has retained the series' trademark gameplay element: the ability to turn into a dragon during combat. Breath of Fire IV is rich in mini-games of various types, including the popular fishing mini-game that was present in previous installments as well.


Breath of Fire IV Windows Now that is a monster!  Not only is he powerful, he heals over 1000hp each round automatically!
Breath of Fire IV Windows A dragon is chasing you!!  You better hurry!
Breath of Fire IV Windows Fishing in the game is a lot of fun and there are many kinds of fish to catch... use them or trade them for great items and stamps
Breath of Fire IV Windows Catch new records and improve your rating

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Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Long Zhanshi 4" -- Chinese title
  • "Breath of Fire IV: Utsuro Wazaru Mono" -- Japanese title
  • "ブレスオブファイアIV うつろわざるもの" -- Japanese spelling

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Game Captain Apr 23, 2003 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) May, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Yiya May 11, 2003 11 out of 15 73
Legendra 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) May 11, 2003 60 out of 100 60 Apr 11, 2003 12 out of 20 60
Joystick (French) May, 2003 5 out of 10 50
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 46 out of 100 46
Svenska PC Gamer May, 2003 26 out of 100 26


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English version

The English versions remove some sexually suggestive scenes as well as a violent sequence in which the anti-hero Fou-Lu decapitates a character.

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Wimp (81) added Breath of Fire IV (Windows) on Aug 25, 2003
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