Phantasy Star Universe is the first part in the "Gurhal" series of the Phantasy Star franchise. The game is both a console MMO and a single player Action RPG with a full-length campaign that spreads across the Gurhal system, a solar system in similar vain as Algo.
The main single player story Ethan Waber, a 17-year old GUARDIAN who must adventure across the solar system in order to save world. The game features a secondary story mode where the player can customize their own character.
On November 20, 2007, the game received an expansion pack called Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus
The game features four playable races, known as:
|Phantasy Star games|
|Algol series (Main): Phantasy Star · Phantasy Star II (Shilka's · Amia's · Huey's · Eusis' · Nei's · Rudger's · Kinds' · Anne's) · Phantasy Star III · Phantasy Star Adventure · Phantasy Star Gaiden · Phantasy Star IV|
|Ragol series (Online): Phantasy Star Online · Phantasy Star Online ver.2 · Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II · Phantasy Star Online: Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution · Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus · Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst|
|Gurhal series (Universe): Phantasy Star Universe · (Ambition of the Illuminus) · Phantasy Star Portable|
|Remakes and compilations: Phantasy Star Collection · Phantasy Star Generation 1 · Phantasy Star Generation 2 · Phantasy Star Complete Collection|