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Octopath Traveler (2018) and Octopath Traveller II are combat-focused role-playing games where you follow eight characters on their personal quests. Like other role-playing games, you explore the vast open world, interact with citizens and fight enemies as you progress through the story, but here, each of the eight protagonist's intersecting stories are told independently and can be played in any order. It has the feel of eight games in one, until the (optional) ending, where you unite the heroes and defeat the imposing doom. The game also stands out for its unique art style, which blends retro 2D characters and locations and 3D geometry.

Set in the mystical realm of Orsterra, the main story of the first game follows eight main characters: Ophilia, Cyrus, Tressa, Olberic, Primrose, Alfyn, Therion and H'aanit as they each complete personal quests, be it a new purpose and meaning, revenge, or a search from an ancient tome. After playing through each of the stories, all eight heroes intertwine and they must band together to defeat a fallen god called Galdera, who was locked away in the Gate of Finis by the other twelve gods and stop him from unleashing terror across the world.

You explore the land as you progress through the story, and interact with characters. You choose whether to be a rogue or noble, each path has benefits and drawbacks. Rogue actions, for example, can be used regardless of the level of your character, but can hurt your reputation in a town, and may eventually prevent you from doing anything in that town. Noble actions can only be used if you are of a high enough level and wealthy enough, but never fail. By interacting with characters, you can perform side quests and advance your story more quickly.

The game's combat uses a turn-based system. While it's easy to grasp, to beat harder enemies you'll need to learn their weaknesses and experiment with different attacks. You can also obtain boost points that can stun your enemies and give you an advantage.

Octopath Traveler matches its unusual looks with layered character stories to create a game that touches on a range of themes: loss, purpose, inspiration or rescue. But it's how these stories and themes come together by the end of the game that is most satisfying. Facing the final showdown, with all eight characters fighting side-by-side for the first time is surprisingly emotive and speaks to the importance of other friendships with people different from ourselves.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Octopath Traveler II 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Role-Play and Traversal game with Adventure, Communication, Fighting and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.

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Play Time: This game will take between 45 hours and 90 hours to complete. The game's progression requires you to spend lots of time levelling up the characters on previous sections, and some battles can take several minutes to beat. As there are eight smaller stories within the game, beating the whole thing will be a large commitment.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for use of bad language and scenes of a sexual nature. This game contains infrequent use of bad language, including '*!@?*' and '*!@?*'. There are also scenes which feature sexual innuendo and sexually suggestive references, including when two guards try to persuade a female character into engaging in sexual activity. The game also includes mild violence towards non-detailed human characters. Bright lights and magical effects appear when characters are hit, with numbers showing the amount of damage inflicted. When they have been defeated, their bodies fall to the floor with no visible injuries and remain there either until the end of the battle or when they are respawned. There is no blood or injury detail.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be able to cope with multiple characters and quite a lot of reading. The battle mechanics require some strategy as well as knowing when you need to go and upgrade your characters. There is also some skill in understanding how the different stories interweave with each other.


Octopath Traveler II usually costs £49.99. 

Octopath Traveler

XBox Store Xbox One £49.99
Steam Store PC £49.99
Switch Store Switch £49.99

Octopath Traveler II

PlayStation StoreSALE PS5 £49.99 £34.99 until 20/12/2023
PlayStation StoreSALE PS4 £49.99 £34.99 until 20/12/2023
Steam Store PC £49.99
Switch Store Switch £49.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/07/2018, updated in 2023

Price: 30% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Role-Play, Traversal (Adventure, Communication, Fighting and Narrative)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks and Hand-Made

Developer: Square Enix (@SquareEnix)

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