We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Games software Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Final Fantasy IV for Nintendo DS review

£24 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Square Enix

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV is worth playing through from beginning to end.

The Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV is worth playing through from beginning to end.

A Classic Reinvented

While this iteration of Final Fantasy IV is an exclusive to the DS, I'm afraid that there's no stylus-controlled action to be found. But I really can't complain about this design decision, as I'd much rather play a game I knew to be well-crafted than risk ruining the title by clumsily integrating stylus-responsive controls.

Thankfully, the DS touchscreen is still used to great advantage for the player, displaying detailed maps of your current surroundings while exploring the game's towns and dungeons, as well as in-depth character statistics and menus during battle.

Visit PC Advisor's dedicated Games website to download hundreds of the latest titles, to read gaming news and reviews and to pick up tips and discuss your favourite games in the popular PC Advisor Games forum

Final Fantasy IV for Nintendo DS Expert Verdict »

Nintendo DS
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Ultimately, Final Fantasy IV remains the same epic experience it was seventeen years ago, and the DS's improvements are a welcome treat for fans of the series and newcomers to the franchise alike. With an engrossing story, ambitious characters, and challenging yet rewarding gameplay, I can't help but recommend Final Fantasy IV as a worthwhile purchase, especially if you missed it the first time around. Even if you aren't a huge Final Fantasy fan, this is still one fantastic role-playing title worth checking out.

  • Final Fantasy III (iOS) review

    Final Fantasy III (iOS)

    Square Enix's iOS iteration of Final Fantasy III gives the role-playing classic a slick new upgrade, but it can't hide the signs of age.

  • Final Fantasy XIII review

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Final Fantasy XIII is, without a doubt, the most technically impressive Final Fantasy game ever created.

  • Final Fantasy XIV review

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Final Fantasy XIV is Square Enix's latest installment in the massively multiplayer role-playing game series.

  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together review

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together might have an extremely silly name, but it's a stellar re-imagining of a classic game that shines with an engaging plot and in-depth battle options.

  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded sees Square Enix's Disney-themed franchise return to the Nintendo DS. Is it worth the wait?


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Apple's 2014 highlights: the most significant Apple news of 2014

IDG UK Sites

Watch this heartwarming Christmas short by Trunk for composer John Rutter

IDG UK Sites

Ultimate iOS 8 Tips: 35 awesome and advanced tips for using iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad