Phantom Brave

Developer(s): Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher(s): Nippon Ichi Software (JP), NIS America (US), Koei (EU)
Genre: Turn-based strategy, RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.6/10, Metacritic81/100
Game description: In the year of 921, on the world of Ivoire, in the island cluster called Wisteria, there is a place called Phantom Isle. Here live a 13 years old girl called Marona, she has a special ability to communicate with phantoms, this happened 8 years ago when his parents and a friend died at the talons of a mysterious monster, the Marona's parents used their last breath to revive his friend Ash, but not was enough, now Ash lives between life and death as a ghost and one Marona's guardians. Now they travel all over Wisteria to work as Chromas to earn enough money to buy Phantom Isle. In his aventure she will know as "The Possessed", but with his joy and optimism Marona did not bother. Marona believe in her parent's teachings that "people will one day come to like her as long as she stays compassionate and kind".
An interesting story about a girl who can see and talk with ghosts and a young ghost who tries to protect her.

Phantom Brave
Phantom Bravefrontbox.jpg
Phantom Brave
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language)
PEGI rating: 12+
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52951 & SLUS-20955 & SLUS-20955S
Japanese: SLPS-20344 & SLPS-20345 & SLPS-73108
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20955
SLUS-20955S (Special Edition)
Release date: August 31, 2004
CRCs: B43000A1
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52951
Release date: February 4, 2005
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-20345
SLPS-20344 (Limited Edition)
SLPS-73108 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: January 22, 2004
August 3, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 (1.8Ghz)
  • GeForce 9600 GT
0.9.8 GSdx r4600
  • SPU2-X 1.4 r4600
  • LilyPad 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v02.00, 60+FPS. Easy 200% speed unless using too high internal resolution. Last tested for PAL with 0.9.2, Runs fine up to 3x native res Machina
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 960 2GB
PCSX2 git 21 04 2016 1.5.0 GSdx MSVC 19.00, SSE41 1.0.0
  • SPU2-X (20160421210717) 2.0.0
  • LilyPad (20160421210717) 0.11.0
Working OK and looking good. (this is 'the best' version of the game) Some minor glitch on sprites/fonts on high resolution (software is OK, of course)...
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 Ghz
  • AMD Radeon RX 570
1.7.0 (dev 1154)
GSdx32-AVX2 1.2.0 (default 1.7)
  • Default (core 1.7)
Full speed. Disabling texture filtering and display filtering optionally, looks quite nice and sharp. Upscaling issues can be fixed setting X/Y texture offsets. Nyahello


  • Original names: ファントム・ブレイブ (SLPS-20345) & (SLPS-20344), ファントム・ブレイブ 2周目はじめました (SLPS-73108)
  • Also known as Phantom Brave: 2-shuume Hajime Mashita (JP)

Known Issues

Minimal Graphic/text Glitches

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Minimal Graphic/text Glitches
  • Workaround: Use only "Native" resolution in GSdx, or adjust x/y texture offsets.

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