Chrono Trigger Is Now On Steam, But It's Not All Good News

Chrono Trigger

A funny thing happened on the way to your Steam client, one of the most popular video games ever made was released on the platform. Chrono Trigger was first released in 1995 and the title went on to become one of the most popular games on that generation of consoles, coming out for the Super Nintendo in North America. Since then it has been released for numerous other consoles and handheld devices, including the iPhone, but today is the first day the game is available on Steam. Unfortunately, it's not all good news as it appears the Steam version is a port of the previously mentioned mobile version, which wasn't all that popular.

While Chrono Trigger has only been on Steam for a few hours, the game is already getting mostly negative reviews as fans of the game downloaded it early only to discover that the PC version is apparently a straight port of the mobile version of the title. Even those who openly sing the praises of Chrono Trigger are less than happy about the port.

Still, for some, having some version of Chrono Trigger on PC will be better than none. While the port may not be as pretty, the core game is still there and many will be willing to deal with the rough parts just to have a version of the game they can play on the PC.

There's a reason Chrono Trigger is viewed by many to be the best game to ever come out on the Super Nintendo, a console that had no shortage of classics, and one of the best games of all time. It has a deep and engaging storyline that crosses time. It has numerous potential endings, leading to an incredible amount of replayability. It has multiple great characters that draw you in, and some of the best turn-based combat of any RPG ever made.

On the plus side, if you do pick up the PC version of Chrono Trigger between now and April 2, you get some bonus content including five song downloads, digital liner notes from composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and six wallpapers for your PC.

The Steam version also includes some additional in-game content that was originally created for later versions of the title, including two dungeons first available on the Nintendo DS release. Having said that, most of the negative reviews seem to come from people who already have the DS version, so that's little inducement.

Check out the Steam release trailer below.

It's great to see a PC version of one of the greatest games ever is now a reality, though considering nobody was expecting the game to come out, Square Enix certainly could have taken the time to make a proper port.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.