Fleeing from the approaching destruction of their home, a group of refugees arrive at the planet Ragol aboard the spaceship Pioneer 2. Just as they open communications with the Central Dome, a structure built by settlers arriving seven years previously on Pioneer 1, a massive explosion shakes Ragol. What happened? Where are the settlers? Why are communications with search parties lost? These are the mysteries that the Hunters of Pioneer 2 must solve in Phantasy Star Online.
Have you gotten lost in Phantasy Star Online or come across a boss that you just can't defeat? These guides will help you find your way to victory. You might even find some really strange things along the way.
Phantasy Star Online was originally released for Sega Dreamcast. Following the success of the game, Sega began to release expansions. Each expansion included the content from the previous iterations, downloadable content added to previous versions after their release, and new content created for that expansion. The original version is referred to as Episode I in the expansions. Phantasy Star Online ver. 2, or Episode II, was the first expansion and later ported as Episode I & II and Episode I & II Plus, with more content added in each port. The final expansion is Blue Burst, or Episode IV.
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution was a spin off game with a different format, rather than a expansion based on previous Episodes.
As indicated by the title, Phantasy Star Online's game design focuses around online play. Most versions of the game include both online and offline play modes. Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst, the final version of the title, could be played only online.
Online gameplay requires the ability to connect to an internet server capable of hosting Phantasy Star Online However, all official servers, except those for Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst in Japan, have been closed. Fan operated servers exist and can be accessed by all versions with some tweaking to the game.
|Phantasy Star Online||December 21, 2000||Japan||Dreamcast|
|Phantasy Star Online||January 29, 2001||North America||T||Dreamcast|
|Phantasy Star Online||February 23, 2001||Europe||Dreamcast|
|Phantasy Star Online ver. 2||June 7, 2001||Japan||Dreamcast|
|Phantasy Star Online ver. 2||September 24, 2001||North America||T||Dreamcast|
|Phantasy Star Online||December 1, 2001||Japan||Windows|
|Phantasy Star Online ver. 2||March 1, 2002||Europe||Dreamcast|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II||September 12, 2002||Japan||GameCube|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II||October 29, 2002||North America||T||GameCube|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II||January 16, 2003||Japan||Xbox|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II||March 7, 2003||Europe||GameCube|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II||April 15, 2003||North America||T||Xbox|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II||May 23, 2003||Europe||Xbox|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus||November 27, 2003||Japan||GameCube|
|Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst||July 15, 2004||Japan||Windows|
|Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus||September 15, 2004||North America||T||GameCube|
|Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst||June 23, 2005||North America||T||Windows|
|Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst||2005||Europe||Windows|