developer: Square Soft
publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PS2:
KINGDOM HEARTS combines classic Disney characters and worlds into a new story with new characters and environments created in the renowned Square Enix style. The game shipped to North American retailers nationwide on Sept. 17, 2002, and was received with overwhelmingly positive response from both gamers and critics alike.
In KINGDOM HEARTS, the player experiences the game as Sora, a 14-year-old boy whose world is shattered when a violent storm hits his island-paradise home, and he is separated from his two closest friends, Riku, a 15-year-old boy, and Kairi, a 14-year-old girl. While searching for his friends in a strange and mysterious land, Sora meets Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy who are on a mission to find the King of the Disney Castle, who has also mysteriously disappeared. The three learn of ominous creatures known as the Heartless, who collaborate with Disney villains to realize their devious intentions. Sora, Donald and Goofy join forces to recover Sora’s friends, return the King to his rightful position and save the universe. As Sora, the player will journey into multiple Disney worlds and meet over 100 of their favorite Disney characters.
KINGDOM HEARTS features an all-star voice cast that includes Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”) as Sora, while David Gallagher (“7th Heaven”) and Hayden Panettiere (“Ally McBeal,” “Remember The Titans”) voice Riku and Kairi, respectively. Other voice talents featured in the game include Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings,” “Rudy”), Lance Bass (member of *NSYNC), David Boreanaz (“Angel,” “Valentine”), Mandy Moore (“A Walk to Remember,” “The Princess Diaries”), Christy Romano (“Even Stevens,” “Kim Possible”), Steve Burton (“The Last Castle”) and Billy Zane (“Titanic”). In addition, many of the original star Disney voice actors reprised their roles for this project.
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 314 players' votes.
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card