Xenogears is a JRPG developed and published by Squaresoft. It came out 1998 for the Playstation 1.
The game is about a young man named Fei who lives in the small village of Lahan. But when a squad of robotic war machines called 'Gears' crash land in Lacan an unfortunate event changes Fei's life completely...

The game's most outstanding feature is it's very deep and complex story heavily influenced by Animes like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell. It handles topics like religion and human relationship very critical.

Unfortunately Square decided to use some of Xenogears budget for their mediocre 8th installment of Final Fantasy. The result was a major change in story telling from CD1 to CD2. While you play out most of the plot on CD1, CD2's storytelling is more like a book and rushes through the story, unfortunately.

Currently there is no sequel planned, even though many people would appreciate it more than a new fancy, flashy and shallow Final Fantasy.
<Moron> Dude, Final Fantasy 7's story is da best, no game could ever match that!
<Me> Then I recommend you play Xenogears, but it might be too much for your brain.
by slagaphore July 13, 2009
a Squaresoft RPG (role playing game) for the Sony Playstation; most intellectually stimulating and emotionally deep RPG ever made;
People need to play Xenogears in order to understand Xenosaga; quit bashing on Episode I already -_-!
by Anonymous May 22, 2003
A role-playing game released for the Sony Playstion in 1998. It is well-known to have a very complex and intricately written storlyine that is filled with western theological references and metaphors. Developed by Squaresoft.
"I am the alpha and omega,
the first and the last,
the beginning and the end"
-from opening movie
by Matt O March 06, 2005
The name of the best game ever made. Usually used to describe perfection. Opposite to Finaly Fantasy 8.
1. That girl Nadia is sooo xenogears, glad i met her in my lifetime.

2. You call this a xenogears, this program of yours is worse than a final fantasy 8.
by grahf October 11, 2003
A video game for the Sony Playstation Entertainment System that drew from numerous different theological and philosophical ideas. Half the fun is in guessing these references. The other half is in finding the right mind-altering substance that makes the plot coherent in your mind.
Not even a hit of acid makes Xenogears' plot make any sense.
by Ouji Sukotto September 13, 2003

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