Phantom Dust

A third-person perspective action game with RPG elements, developed by Yukio Futatsugi – the creator of the popular Panzer Dragoon series. This is a remake of the 2005's game released on the first Xbox console, which features brand new visuals along with refurbished gameplay mechanics. The action takes place in a post-apocalyptic world of the future, in which the surface of the planet is covered in a mysterious dust. In the outcome, a group of chosen ones acquires supernatural abilities which make them the only people in the world who can face the creatures roaming the devastated Earth. Gameplay largely comes down to dynamic combat with monsters. During gameplay, the main hero develops and obtains new abilities, which are a plenty in the game. Apart from the single player campaign, in which you can talk to NPCs and embark on dangerous missions, there is also a huge multiplayer mode.

Microsoft Xbox
Game Phantom Dust (XBOX) Cover
Phantom Dust

Phantom Dust | XBOX

Action, TPP

Companies responsible for Phantom Dust

Microsoft Studios | game developer

Majesco Entertainment | publisher  

Phantom Dust release date for XBOX:

game language:

23 September 2004 | Worldwide

15 March 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4 , size: 1 DVD

Phantom Dust for Xbox is a third-person perspective dynamic arcade game with tactic and cRPG elements. The title refers to one of Japanese anime movies. Moreover, originally Phantom Dust was available exclusively in Japan. Only after some time the decision was made so as to release an English version of the game. It is worth mentioning that this is an exclusive Xbox title.


The plot is set in post-apocalyptic realities. The humanity is on the verge of extinction. Those who managed to survive, hid beneath the Earth’s surface, in order to avoid creatures wandering around the world and the titular dust. It can cause memory loss and make the biggest fears and anxieties real. However, this is not the end of its properties. It can also affect the chosen ones and give them super powers. The player controls one of Espers, which is the group of the chosen by dust. The main hero is found in a mysterious capsule. Once he breaks free, he needs to find details concerning his past and bring back the natural order on the Earth. As it is a Japanese production, the game surprises with a number of plot twists. During gameplay you can count on support from other survivors.


Gameplay largely consists in combat with creatures which took over the surface of the planet. The character controlled by the player can develop skills, just like a hero from classic cRPG game. The game features around 300 extremely different skills. Some of them can inflict serious damage, but there are also ones which enable you to take over abilities from defeated creatures.

The campaign prepared by the developers consists of around 200 simple missions. The player needs not only to develop his character, but also keep track of items. Chatting with NPCs and getting assignments from them also deserve recognition. Apart from the single player campaign, the game also features extensive multiplayer. Two players can enjoy it at the same time in front of one screen. However, Phantom Dust also uses Xbox Live. Interestingly, in multiplayer your character also develops and acquires skills unavailable in single player.

Technical aspects

Visually, Phantom Dust released on Xbox is impressive. The game features a destruction system that enables the player to destroy some environment elements. This introduces a tactic aspect to the game. Amazing sound effects and the professional soundtrack, which adjusts the music to the action on the screen, are also noteworthy.

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Phantom Dust (XONE) Cover
Phantom Dust

Phantom Dust | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP

Companies responsible for Phantom Dust

Microsoft Studios | game developer

Microsoft Studios | publisher  

Phantom Dust release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

canceled | Worldwide

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Expectations: 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Uses: Xbox Live
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