A 2002 {{Spinoff}} of the ''Franchise/{{Grandia}}'' series. As the ''Grandia'' games were renowned for their exciting and dynamic battle system, a decision was made to make a game that focused almost entirely on combat. Unfortunately, this means that [[ExcusePlot the story is threadbare]] and the gameplay largely involves grinding for [[ForcedLevelGrinding levels, equipment and skills]]. There are only seven dungeons in the game, three of which are [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly generated]].

A natural disaster known as the Elemental Disorder has thrown the world into chaos, forcing the Nortis Army to mobilise and search for a solution. A young Ranger named Evann is recruited to help in this endeavour, an offer that he is prepared to turn down until he discovers that his childhood friend and [[TheRival rival]] Kroitz is a high-ranking commander within the army. Accepting the mission, Evann must travel to the four elemental temples that lie across the world and investigate just what (or ''who'') could be causing the Elemental Disorder.

!!Tropes associated with Grandia Xtreme:

* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: During final battle.
* AnIcePerson: Myam. Two of her special moves are ice elemental.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Some of the [[CombinationAttack Combination Attacks]] are flashy, but some just plain hack and slash multiple times for big hits.
* {{BFS}}: Brandol.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Quanlee]].
* BigEater: Brandol.
* TheBigGuy: Brandol, Ulk.
* BlowYouAway: Howlnado spell's effect will scatter everyone (allies and enemies) all over the battlefield.
* BonusDungeon: 100 floors Vortex Corridor with randomly generated floors. And mazes, don't forget [[TheMaze the mazes]].
* BonusBoss: Level 200 Zenothlee.
* BrattyHalfPint: Ben's Son.
* CannotSpitItOut: Brandol to Wendy the barkeep, [[TheStoic Lutina]] to [[TheHero Evann]]. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by Lutina in the second ending: ''"We'll be waiting. By then... I'll be more attractive to you."''
* CloningBlues: Lutina's Dragon Mirage.
* CombinationAttack: The first of the series.
* CognizantLimbs: The series' staple for bosses. Defeating those parts before bosses will yield more EXP and possibly some equipment.
* DeadpanSnarker: Evann, Jaid.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: [[spoiler:Quanlee.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Lutina in the post ending. Diene, for the latter half of the game, as well.
* DungeonCrawling
* EarthShatteringKaboom: BA-BOOM! spell.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Ben's Wife and Ben's Son.
* {{Expy}}: The Bone Mantis is basically a color swap of the [[VideoGame/GrandiaII Claw of Valmar.]] The [[GiantEnemyCrab Mother Crustacean]] also bears a resemblance to the Tongue of Valmar.
** The Nortis Army is essentially a modernised and pragmatic version of the Garlyle Forces from the first {{VideoGame/Grandia}} game.
%%* EyesAlwaysShut: Ben's Wife.
* FantasticRacism: Brandol has something against [[ScrewYouElves Arcadians]]. The feeling is mutual with [[JerkAss Jaid]].
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Nortis, of the {{Kaiserreich}} variety. The Army and its technology echoes early-to-mid 20th century Germany, though the settlements and culture seem to branch out into more [[StandardFantasySetting generic European stylisation]]. Practically every named Nortis character has a German [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign (or at least German-sounding)]] name.
* FieryRedHead: Myam. Ironically that she's more of [[AnIcePerson An Ice Person]].
* FightWoosh: Glass shattering type.
* FlawlessVictory: Ending a battle without taking any damage will earn you bonus EXP range from 20% to 100%.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Titto, Lutina.
%%* GaidenGame
%%* GenkiGirl: Myam. So, so much.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Quanlee]].
%%* HotBlooded: Evann.
%%* IdiotHero: Evann. Not really that dumb, but he has his moments.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Evann's Spirit Blade. The only way to get one is from [[RandomDrop random enemy]] [[RareRandomDrop drop]] in the bonus dungeon.
%%* KnifeNut: Titto.
%%* LargeHam: Kroitz. And Brandol for the player's side.
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:Battle Kroitz]]
%%** Evann. Emphasis on 'lightning'.
%%* MadScientist: Specto.
* ManipulativeBastard: Kroitz. He manipulated the entire army to revive the BigBad.
%%* TheMedic: Myam.
%%* MetalSlime: Lucky Minks.
%%* MightyGlacier: Brandol, Ulk.
* MythologyGag: The battle music from previous Grandia randomly change in Vortex Corridor.
%%* OurElvesAreDifferent: Arcadian and Hazman.
%%* PrecisionFStrike: So far the only entry in the series with this trope.
%%* RandomlyDrops
* RareCandy: Stats-raising seeds.
%%* TheRival: Evann and Kroitz.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Evann yet again.
%%* SlapOnTheWristNuke: Meteor Strike and Galactic Bang spells.
%%* SpinAttack: Brandol's Spinning Slash and Tornado Slash.
%%* TeamMom: Diene.
%%* TheStoic: Lutina.
* TechPoints: Mental, Combat, Physical and Special.
* UselessUsefulSpell: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Some of the status-inflicting spells such as Shhh! and Fiora (blocking enemies' Magic and Moves, respectively) work even on bosses.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Evann and Lutina, Evann and Diene, Brandol and Wendy...
* VideoGameStealing: Titto's Get Item.
* XtremeKoolLetterz
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Evann and Titto. Or green hair for Jaid and Lutina.