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Final Fantasy III (3D Remake)

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This page is for the 3D remake of the 1990 NES game. For the 2D remaster, see Final Fantasy III. For the 1994 Super NES game originally released as "Final Fantasy III" in North America, see Final Fantasy VI or Final Fantasy VI (2022).

Final Fantasy III (3D Remake)
Final Fantasy III (3D Remake) cover
Square Enix
Matrix Software
Windows DotEmu
Square Enix
Release dates
Windows May 27, 2014
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 63
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy III (3D Remake) is a JRPG developed by Square Enix in collaboration with Matrix Software. It is a 3D remake of the original Final Fantasy III released on Famicom in 1990 only in Japan, featuring additional story elements and gameplay improvements.

This 3D remake was first released on Nintendo DS in 2006 and was later ported to iOS and Android in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The PC port, which was developed by DotEmu and released in 2014, is based on the enhanced Android version.

The port received criticism on release for some aspects inherited from the Android version such as the touch-friendly UI, and missing support even for the most common aspect ratios like 16:9. A big update for the PC port was released by Square Enix in February 2020 which improved the experience with traditional UI, better gamepad support and adjustments to keyboard and mouse controls, various aspect ratios support including 21:9, an auto-battle function with a 2x speed-up option, a gallery mode, and Asian languages support.[1] Despite the improvements, a few issues remain: the game is still missing analog movement, and frame rate is still capped at 30 FPS.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Double pack with Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) available in Europe.
Publisher website
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Windows (unavailable)
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All versions require Steam DRM.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions The game does not contain microtransactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FF3_Win32\FF3.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/239120/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FF3_Win32\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/239120/pfx/[Note 1]
3 save slots + 1 quicksave slot available.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Save file, key bindings, and resolution setting.


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
21:9 compatibility added in February 2020 patch.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Option in launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound
Surround sound
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Pauses entire game on focus lost. Can be enabled or disabled in the launcher.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation by «Shedevr» (NDS version). Adaptation for Steam-version.

Issues fixed

Loud sound

Change audio configuration[2]
  1. Disable any spatial sound (Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, or DTS Sound Unbound).
  2. Open Realtek Audio Console, and turn ON "sound equalization function".
  3. Use a 2.0 stereo audio device (headphones or speakers).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio OGG Vorbis
Interface Qt
Input SDL

System requirements

Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: