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Front Mission 3 PS1

Tactical Japanese RPG, in which players lead a team of two-legged robotic pilots, vanzers. Production is considered to be one of the best in the history of the species.

RPG | turn-based | Mechs and robots | politics | jRPG

Sony PlayStation 1
Front Mission 3 cover

developer: Square-Enix / Eidos

publisher: Square Enix

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PS1:


Prepared by eminent jRPG specialists, Squaresoft studio, a strategy game in which clashes in the arenas with the participation of powerful mosses are played in turn-based system. The title is distinguished by an excellent audiovisual setting, two feature lines to choose from for console owners and a refined system.


Depending on the decision made in the first hours of the game, PS1 holders can get to know one of the two stories prepared by the authors. The characters of two pilots, Kazuki Takemura and Ryogo Kusama, are the elements connecting them. The action is set in 2112, and its background are, among others, events connected with political conflict and actions of countries wishing to leave the OCU federation. Within each version of the story, players will have a chance to meet many characteristic characters, as well as discover details of the futuristic vision created by Japanese artists of the world.


Front Mission 3 moves away from its predecessor's emphasis on strategy to develop RPG elements. The game is built on a simple scheme - players get to know the next events through scenes on the game engine, then participate in turn-based battles, after which they gain a chance to modify/improve their vanzers before they set off for the next goal.

Battles in the game take place in squared arenas, on which piloted machines move using AP points. They are also used to determine the number of available in a given turn for each hero of the action. Both sides of the conflict move alternately. In battles, machines use installed weapons, from white weapons to rifles, rifles and rocket launchers. Each vanzer consists of several structural elements, each of which has its own strength points. Manufacturers have envisaged the possibility of immobilizing the bathtub by damaging the legs or disarming it with a customs salvo in the hand. There is even the option of wounding or catapulting the emergency pilot himself, continuing the fight as a human being, or even taking over an abandoned unit.

The authors have prepared many different targets that are waiting to be executed - from the traditional elimination of all enemies on the map, to the protection of a selected vanzer and reaching a specific place in the imposed time. The building block of immersion in the game world is the fictional World Wide Web, operating in Front Mission 3, where you can find a lot of information about current events and the whole world of 2112.

Technical issues

Front Mission 3 is based on a 3D engine and, like many other Squaresoft titles, stands out from the rest of the genre in terms of detail and texture quality. The advantage of the game is the soundtrack prepared by Koi Hayama, Hayato Matsuo and SHIGEKI.

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Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

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