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Published on December 17, 2020    Updated on September 17, 2021

All Final Fantasy Games Ever Released (1987-2021)

Making sense of all Final Fantasy games, remakes, remasters - what to play, and in what order - can easily take a whole day, so we've decided to help you with this ultimate list!

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Here is a list of all Final Fantasy games ever released. This list contains the main series, as well as, the spin-offs. With such a huge number of sequels, remakes, and remasters, even figuring out the available FF games is a problem, and this list aims to solve it!

With the recent announcement of Final Fantasy XVI, we’ve decided to dive back into every released Final Fantasy game. Anyone who’s played any Final Fantasy game already knows that the games aren’t really connected, and each game is in its world, with its own protagonist, and its own story. (Except the compilation of FF VII).

The Final Fantasy franchise has been around for nearly 4 decades now, and it seems it’s not reaching its end anytime soon, especially with the amount of hype the recent announcement of Final Fantasy XVI has managed to achieve.

Come read about, all Final Fantasy games ever released. Note that this list won’t feature mobile games.

Table of Contents

Main Final Fantasy Series

A section dedicated to the main Final Fantasy franchise.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake (2020)

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Release Date: April 10, 2020
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 1
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS4
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

Final Fantasy 7 was first released back in 1997 on the original PlayStation. However, before it received a remake on PS4 in 2020, it went through a long planning cycle. In the early 2000s Square announced a remake for PlayStation 2 alongside Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy IX, but nothing further was heard of the project. Unfortunately, it was abandoned due to technical difficulties and would have necessitated a chunk of content.

In 2005, the demand for a remake of Final Fantasy 7 grew much more, and so a PlayStation 3 tech demo at Electronic Entertainment Expo was revealed, showcasing the opening of Final Fantasy VII with Square’s new Crystal Tools engine.

It was until 2015 that the game entered full production, and was confirmed by Square Enix. In the end, the fanbase had to wait 20 years for this remake to become a reality.

Final Fantasy XV (2016)

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Release Date: November 29, 2016
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 2
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | Stadia
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

Final Fantasy XV is an action-role-playing developed and published by Square Enix back in 2016. It is considered the fifteenth main installment in the series, and it featured a huge open-world environment where you could navigate, encounter strong foes, and hang out with Noctis’ comrades. Just like the Final Fantasy 7 remake, the aforementioned included a real-time action-based battle system, as well as, other features such as quick-switching weapons.

Surprisingly, Final Fantasy XV went through the same treatment as Final Fantasy VII. The game’s development began in 2006 as a PlayStation 3 spin-off titled Final Fantasy Versus XIII. At the time, Tetsuya Nomura was the original director and character designer. After a development period of six years, it was changed to the next mainline title in the series in 2012; Nomura was replaced as director by Hajime Tabata, and the game shifted to eighth-generation platforms.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (2013)

Release Date: December 26, 2013
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 5
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC  | PS3 | PS4 | OS X
Genre: MMORPG

A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix initially on Windows and PS3 back in 2013. The aforementioned acts as a replacement for the failed 2010 version of the game.

The game takes place five years after the events of the original 2010 release. The primal dragon Bahamut escapes from its lunar and causes havoc in Eorzea. Luckily, the player character manages to flee from the devastation by using time travelling five years into the future. It is at that moment where the player must deal with the impending threat of invasion by the Garlean Empire from the north.

Unlike the original game, A Realm Reborn garnered positive reception. Reviewers praised the game for its solid mechanics and progression.

Check below in case if you want to learn about every expansion pack of A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (2015)

This one is the first expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It focuses on a millennium-long conflict between the Holy See of Ishgard and the dragon horde of Dravania.

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (2017)

This is the second expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It marks a drastic transform in the ongoing struggle with the Garlean Empire. Players command rebellions in the imperial provinces of Ala Mhigo, an Eorzean city-state conquered twenty years ago, and Doma, a Far Eastern nation with a proud ninja tradition.

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (2019)

The third expansion to the aforementioned game. The latter takes place on the First, an equivalent dimension that has turned into chaos. Players are sent to this world and embark on a quest in hope of rescuing the destroyed land.

Final Fantasy XIII (2009)

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Release Date: December 17, 2009
Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC  | PS3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action Role-Playing

Final Fantasy XIII is the prequel to both Final Fantasy XII-2 and Lightning Returns. The latter was developed and published by Square Enix back in 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A port for PC was released in 2014 on Steam. it is the thirteenth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series and a part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries.

Final Fantasy XIII is the game that started a new fast-paced combat mechanic. This newly introduced mechanic would receive a mixed reception from fans and journalists. In addition, it also introduced a customizable “Paradigm” system to control which abilities are used by the characters. Lastly, the latter included aspects from its predecessors, such as summoned monsters, chocobos, and airships.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011)

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Release Date: December 15, 2011
Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC  | PS3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action Role-Playing

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix initially for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011. Three years after, a PC port was released on Steam followed by iOS and Android in September 2015. The latter is a direct sequel to the original Final Fantasy XIII.

The sequel includes modified features from its predecessor. For example, fast-paced combat and a customizable “Paradigm” system to control which abilities are used by the characters, and adds a new system that allows monsters to be captured and used in battle. In addition, it features a heavy time travel element, allowing the player to jump between different times at the same location.

When it comes to the overall reception of this sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2 received highly positive reviews from Japanese critics, as well as, generally positive reviews from Western video game journalists.

Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns (2013)

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Release Date: December 26, 2013
Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department,
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 | PS3
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2 that concludes the storyline of Final Fantasy XIII Saga, and forms part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries.

The game puts you in the shoes of the main protagonist, Lightning, as she awakes from a self-imposed hibernation 13 days before the end of the world. Furthermore, she is chosen by the deity Bhunivelze to save the people of the dying world, including former friends and allies who have developed heavy emotional burdens. As she travels, she learns the full truth behind everything.

This entry was both a commercial and critical success as it won a Famitsu Excellence Award back in April 2014. In addition, in Japan, the PS3 version of Lightning Returns reached the top of the Top 20 in software sales in its first week, selling just over 277,000 units and defeating Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (2006)

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Release Date: March 16, 2006
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS2 (2006) | Steam (2018) | PS4 (2017)  | Xbox One | Switch
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

The twelfth main installment in the series and introduces a couple of elements that were innovative for their time. For example,  the introduction of an open world system; a fluid battle system, a controllable camera, and a hunting side quest, which allows the player to find and defeat difficult monsters in the game.

Just like other entries in the series, Final Fantasy XII was both a critical and commercial success, earning several Game of the Year awards and selling over six million copies on the PS2 console by November 2009. Nine years after, Square Enix released a high-definition remaster of the Japanese exclusive, International Zodiac Job System version, titled  The Zodiac Age back in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (2007)

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Release Date: April 26, 2007
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Genre: Tactical Role Playing

The sequel to the original Final Fantasy XII which was originally released on the PS2 back in 2006. The latter is set in the Ivalice Alliance universe along with other Final Fantasy tactical role-playing games.

You play once again as Vaan on a quest with his friends to hunt down treasures. This quest leads them to the purvama of Lemurés, where their true journey begins.

As a matter of fact, this entry is the first title in the  Ivalice Alliance. In addition, the North American release was deliberately modified to be much more challenging than the Japanese release.

Final Fantasy XI: Online (2002)

Release Date: May 16, 2002
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix, Microsoft, Sony
Platforms: PS2 | PC | Xbox 360
Genre: MMORPG

This one is considered the eleventh main installment of the Final Fantasy franchise, and it was released in Japan on May 16, 2002, for PlayStation 2 and PC in November of that year. The game was the first game in the series to offer the ability to cross-platform play between PlayStation 2 and personal computer users.

The story is pretty much similar to Final Fantasy XIV. The overall game is set in a fictional world named Vana’diel. Players can compete and cooperate in a variety of quests in order to survive together.

Please, check the full set of expansion packs released for this game below:

  • Rise of the Zilart (2003)

This expansion pack of the game introduced the Dragoon as well as the Samurai and Ninja It was also the first game on the Xbox 360 to require the use of its hard drive addition.

  • Chains of Promathia (2004)

In this expansion, forty new areas were included as well as new quests and missions, but unfortunately, there are no new jobs for characters to learn or new game mechanics.

  • Treasures of Aht Urhgan (2006)

The expansion included three new jobs; Puppetmaster, Corsair, and Blue Mage. Lastly, the expansion’s final update in fall 2007 finally allowed the player to advance to the rank of “Captain.”

  • Wings of the Goddess (2007)

This update included a new large-scale battle mode known as Campaign, and various new spells and job abilities. Furthermore, the Dancer and Scholar jobs were introduced in the expansion and their equipment which is known as artifact armor.

  • Seekers of Adoulin (2013)

The expansion includes seven tough bosses and a new western continent named Adoulin. Sadly, this expansion is exclusive only to Japan.

Final Fantasy X (2001)

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Release Date: July 19, 2001
Developer: Square Product Development Division 1
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | Switch | PSVITA | PS2
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

The main prequel to Final Fantasy X-2, and the tenth main entry in the Final Fantasy series. The game marks a transition from the entirely pre-rendered backdrops to fully three-dimensional areas and is also the first entry in the series to feature voice acting.

The game’s story focuses on a group of adventurers and their quest to defeat a fierce monster entity known as Sin. The main protagonist is Tidus, a star athlete in the sport of blitzball, who finds himself in Spira after Sin destroyed his home city of Zanarkand. Shortly after arriving in Spira, Tidus joins the summoner Yuna on her adventure to vanquish the evil Sin.

Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)

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Release Date: March 13, 2003
Developer: Square Product Development Division 1
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | Switch | PSVITA | PS2
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

Final Fantasy X-2 is the sequel to the original Final Fantasy X. It was developed and published by Square Enix back in 2003 and received an HD remaster which we will mention down below. In addition to being the first direct Final Fantasy sequel, Final Fantasy X-2 was the first game in the series to feature just three player characters and an all-female main cast.

The overall story follows Yuna as she searches for her love, Tidus while trying to prevent political conflicts in Spira from starting a war.

The overall response from journalists and fans was positive, selling over 5.4 million copies on PlayStation 2 and winning a number of awards. As a matter of fact, this was the last Final Fantasy game to be released by Square before it merged with Enix in April 2003.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (2013)

Release Date: December 26, 2013
Developer: Square Product Development Division 1
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | Switch | PSVITA
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is an enhanced remaster of the highly critically acclaimed Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 which were originally developed by Square Enix back in the PS2. This particular remaster features story content only available in the International version. In addition, it has a new audio drama set a year after the events of X-2. Furthermore, this collection also received graphical improvements and musical revisions based on the international versions of both games.

Unsurprisingly, the aforementioned sold very well across the globe. The game was the 7th best-selling game for PS3 and the top-selling title for the PSVita on the PlayStation Network for the month of February 2014. On the one hand, As of April 2018, the PC version of the game has sold over 584,000 copies on Steam.

Final Fantasy IX (2000)

Release Date: July 7, 2000
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS1 | PC | PS4 | Xbox One | Switch
Genre: Turn-Based

Final Fantasy IX is a 2000 role-playing video game developed and published by Squaresoft for the original PlayStation. The aforementioned is the ninth game in the main Final Fantasy series.

The overall game’s setting is in a fantasy world called Gaia in which there is a conflict between two nations. On the one hand, players assume the role of a bandit named Zidane Tribal who later joins a growing cast of characters on a quest to take down Queen Brahne of Alexandria, who started the war.

Final Fantasy IX was released to critical acclaim and is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time. Often cited by critics and fans as one of the best Final Fantasy games ever created. It also holds the highest Metacritic score of the series. Moreover, the game was commercially successful, selling more than 5.5 million copies on PlayStation by March 2016.

Final Fantasy VIII (1999)

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Release Date: February 11, 1999
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square (JP/EU), Square EA (NA), SCE Australia (AU)
Platforms: PS1
Genre: Turn-Based

The original version of Final Fantasy VIII was released in Japan on February 11, 1999. Bear in mind that each region release included several changes, as well as, including additional content which was lacking in other regions.

The aforementioned is the eighth main installment in the Final Fantasy universe, and it follows a group of young mercenaries, led by Squall Leonhart, as they are drawn into a conflict sparked by Ultimecia, a sorceress from the future who wishes to compress time.

Below, we will take a look at other versions of Final Fantasy VIII and some other pieces of information:

Final Fantasy VIII (2000)

Release Date: February 11, 1999
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC (2000) | Steam (2013)
Genre: Turn-Based

The first PC version was released back in 2000 with several alterations.  The upgraded PC version introduced a couple of enhancements at the time. Like higher-resolution (480), Higher-quality character, and GF models and portraits, A new typeface is used, and quicker save/loading as well as screen transition.

Final Fantasy VIII- Remastered (2019)

Release Date: September 3, 2019
Developer: Dotemu, Access Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS4 | Xbox One | PC | Nintendo Switch | PlayStation
Genre: Turn-Based

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is the improved version of the original game with the same name. This remastered version featured high-definition graphics and improved character models. In addition to this feature, there’s Windows XP support, Inclusion of achievements, Addition of cloud save system, Screen resolutions up to 1920×1080 support, and a whole lot more. You can read all about it from the official fandom website.

Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004)

Release Date: September 24, 2004
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Mobile
Genre: RPG

The aforementioned is the sequel to the titular Final Fantasy 7 and is part of the Final Fantasy VII compilation of games.

This entry in the series focuses on a group of adventurers known as the Turks. This group of covert operatives working for the Shinra Electric Power Company will fight against both a rebel group called AVALANCHE and their corrupt employers.

Although the game was released exclusively in Japan, it was highly successful upon release, registering 200,000 users and being accessed over one million times. However, the game was eventually shut down in 2018. Luckily, you can play this game using either an emulator or through a fan-made project that lets you play the game from start to finish.

Final Fantasy VII (1997)

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Release Date: January 31, 1997
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platforms: PS1 | PC | PS4 | Xbox One | Switch | Android | iOS
Genre: Turn-Based

Final Fantasy VII is the biggest well-known title among all other Final Fantasy series. It was developed and published, by you know who, back in 1997 for the original PlayStation. The aforementioned is the first in the main series with a PAL release.

The game puts you in the shoes of our beloved Cloud Strife,  Cloud and his allies are sent in pursuit of Sephiroth, a former member of the organization who seeks to harm the planet. During the journey, Cloud builds close friendships with his party members, including Aerith Gainsborough, who holds the secret to saving their world.

As you would expect, Final Fantasy VII received commercial and critical success. It remains widely regarded as a classic game, and as one of the most influential and greatest video games ever made among JRPG fans.

Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (2006)

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Release Date: January 26, 2006
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS2
Genre: Action Role-Playing, Third Person Shooter

Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII is the only third-person shooter in the Final Fantasy franchise and is part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII metaseries. The aforementioned was developed and published by Square Enix in 2006 for the PlayStation 2.

The overall game is set three years after the events of the original game and focuses on one of the game’s playable characters, Vincent Valentine. In the story, Vincent is targeted by Deepground, a mysterious organization that plans to resurrect a creature known as Omega who possess a threat to all mankind.

Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (2007)

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Release Date: September 13, 2007
Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PSP
Genre: Action Role-Playing

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable. First released in 2007. The latter is a prequel to the original 1997 video game Final Fantasy VII and is also a part of the metaseries Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

While you don’t play as Cloud Strife in this one, you get to play as Zack Fair, who is tasked to look for the missing SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos. Throughout his research for Genesis, he discovers Genesis’ origin, as well as, Project G, and how these two are related to two other high-ranking SOLDIERs Sephiroth and Angeal Hewley.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy was met with positive reception from critics and fans. GameSpot awarded it an “Editor’s Choice” label, complimenting its storyline, the combat system, and the overall presentation, stating that “Crisis Core is an exciting and poignant journey that every fan of role-playing games should take.”

Final Fantasy VI (1994)

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Release Date: April 2, 1994
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platforms: PS1 | PC | SNES | GBA | Android
Genre: Turn-Based

Final Fantasy VI is the sixth main game in the Final Fantasy franchise and the first to be directed by someone other than producer and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

The story puts you in the shoes of Terra a courageous female warrior who confronts the evil empire along with other rebels and soldiers. She battles the empire using her own magical power, however, one of the empire’s generals takes the magical power for himself. As a result, everything falls in peril. The group then must reunite their powers and restore the missing balance to the world.

Final Fantasy V (1992)

Release Date: December 6, 1992
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platforms: PS1 | PC | SNES | GBA | Android
Genre: Turn-Based

This is the fifth main installment of the Final Fantasy series. The game first appeared only in Japan on Nintendo’s Super Famicom. Afterward,  it has been ported with minor differences to Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance.

The story centers around four warriors, one of them the descendant of Bartz who is entrusted with protecting the Wind Crystal from the villain Deathgyunos, who plans to use it to achieve his own goals.

Final Fantasy IV (2011)

Release Date: March 24, 2011, July 19, 1991 (SNES)
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS1  | PSP | SNES | GBA
Genre: Turn-Based

This one is considered the fourth main installment in the Final Fantasy series. Square Enix revived this entry by releasing a compilation that included two enhanced ports of  Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, as well as a new scenario called Final Fantasy IV Interlude, which is set between the two mentioned games.

Just like any Final Fantasy game, the collection sold over 198,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2011. Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40 from a panel of four reviewers. Overall, the collection has received mostly positive reviews.

Final Fantasy III (1990)

Release Date: April 27, 1990 (NES), August 24, 2006 (DS), September 20, 2012 (PSP)
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PSP | DS | NES
Genre: Action Role-Playing

Final Fantasy III was originally released on the NES back in 1990 exclusively in Japan, and it is the third installment in the Final Fantasy series. The remake was released back in 2006 first on the Nintendo DS, then 6 years later a PSP port emerged.

The story revolves around four orphaned youths blessed with the power of the crystal. This Crystal grants them the power to restore balance to the world and fight the evil that possesses a threat to mankind.

The PSP port sold over 80,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2012. Reviews of the DS remake of Final Fantasy III have been mostly positive.

Final Fantasy II (1988)

Release Date: December 17, 1988
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platforms: PS1 | NES | GBA
Genre: Turn-Based

The second installment of the Final Fantasy series was originally released exclusively in Japan. The game has received numerous enhanced remakes for the WonderSwan Color, the PlayStation, the Game Boy Advance, the PlayStation Portable, and multiple mobiles and smartphone types. As neither this game nor Final Fantasy III was initially released outside Japan.

The game’s story centers on four youths whose parents were killed during an army invasion by the empire of Palamecia, who are using hellspawn to conquer the world.

Square Enix released a compilation of the first two games back in 2004 under the title of Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls. That compilation introduced a couple of many new features, such as:

  • Intelligence plays a role in the effects of offensive magic spells.
  • Several monsters have more HP.
  • The player gains access to a complete soundtrack for both games once he finishes the game.

Final Fantasy (1987)

Release Date: December 18, 1987
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platforms: PS1 | NES | GBA | MSX2
Genre: Turn-Based

The first game in the series was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi. This entry was originally for the NES. However, it was remade for several video game consoles.

The story revolves around four youths called the Light Warriors. Each of them carries one of their world’s four elemental orbs which have been darkened by the four Elemental Fiends. Together, they will unite to defeat the evil forces and restore peace to the world.

Other Final Fantasy Games

This section will include spin-offs, fighting games, and titles that are not really connected to the main series.

World of Final Fantasy (2016-2018)

Release Date: October 25, 2016 (Released first on PS4 and PSVITA)
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 3, Tose
Publisher: Square Enix CO. LTD.
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | PSVITA | Nintendo Switch
Genre: Turn-Based

World of Final Fantasy is a turn-based game developed by Tose in a collaboration with Square Enix and was released back in 2016 for various consoles. The aforementioned returns to the traditional battle system of the classic Final Fantasy games. it revolves around turn-based battles which utilize the series’ recurring Active Time Battle system, augmented with a stacking mechanic where stacking allied characters and monsters affects stats and turn numbers.

World of Final Fantasy Maxima Upgrade DLC

Release Date: November 6, 2018
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 3, Tose
Publisher: Square Enix CO. LTD.
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | Nintendo Switch
Genre: Turn-Based

World of Final Fantasy Maxima Upgrade DLC adds a couple of new features which weren’t available in the original release. Such as:

-Players can now carry 12 Mirages instead of 10
–Lots of rare items have been added, mainly battle-related
–New Game+ has been included.
–The “Sandstalker” minigame has been made easier to play
–Catching the three starter Mirages (Fritt, Bablizz, and Zapt) has been made easier
–Hauyn can join the party after clearing the game
–Enna Kros has been added as an extra boss battle
–An EX Dungeon in which Garland appears has been added
–New secret ending has been included.

These are just a few mentioned features, there are lots to explore once you get your hands on the DLC.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (2015)

Release Date: November 26, 2015
Developer: Square Enix, Taito Corporation, Team Ninja
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Arcade | PS4 | PC
Genre: Fighting-Action RPG

The third game in the Dissidia series is available on more than one platform. Unlike other previous entries in this spin-off series, the third entry is developed by Koei Tecmo (Team Ninja).

The overall story recounts the conflict between Materia and Spiritus, two Gods who summoned a myriad of warriors to fight for them against the opposing God. By the way, this entry is related to the mobile game Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia which tells an alternate story.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (2015)

Release Date: March 17, 2015
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 2, Hexadrive
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC | PS4 | Xbox One | PSP
Genre: Action-Role-Playing

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is the remastered version of the original Final Fantasy Type-0 which initially released on PSP back in 2011. Four years after, Square Enix released a remastered version which was distributed worldwide unlike the original. The aforementioned is a spin-off from the main Final Fantasy series and part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries.

The story focuses on Class Zero, a group of fourteen students from the Dominion of Rubrum who must fight the neighboring Militesi Empire when they launch an assault on the other Crystal States of Orience. Note that the story in Final Fantasy Type-0 is one of the saddest plots you’ll ever experience in the series. So, be ready to shed some tears when you’re done with it.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011)

Release Date: March 3, 2011
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PSP
Genre: Fighting-Action RPG

The prequel and remake of 2008’s Dissidia video game, and the second title in the Dissidia series. The entry features the same arenas from the previous title with several modifications, such as nine new characters, seven new arenas, and more.

The story continues with the conflict between the Goddess of Harmony, Cosmos, and the God of discord, Chaos. Each God has summoned ten characters to battle for them against the other God.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (2009)

Release Date: November 12, 2009
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Wii
Genre: Action-Adventure

Firstly, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers is part of the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles series, and the last one. By the way, the game’s atmosphere is far more realistic and darker than previous Crystal Chronicles games,

The game takes place in the same world as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and set 1000 years after the events of the original game.

The aforementioned was well received in Japan, with praise for the game’s well-written story and characters, but criticizing the map system. Western reviewers, however, were more mixed, citing that the game was less of a traditional RPG and more for action-adventure.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (2009)

Release Date: October 29, 2009
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG

Next on the list is Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. The latter is another spin-off to the series which is only available on the Nintendo DS along with other games from the franchise.

The overall story is similar to other previous spin-offs in the franchise. It follows the journey of four young adventurers who go on a quest to free their home from a wicked curse.

The gameplay is also similar to other mentioned games above. The turn-based system plays the same despite using a “Boost” command instead of traditional magic points.

If you’ve played the previous Final Fantasy games on the DS, then this one is a highly recommended choice.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (2009)

Release Date: January 29, 2009
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Wii | Nintendo DS
Genre: Action-Adventure

Secondly, this is the fourth installment in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series. It allows players to play together online and it allows players who own a Nintendo Wii or Nintendo DS to play with one another at the same time using the Pollux Engine, an Engine created by Square Enix.

Overall, this entry sold extremely well in both the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. As of May 31, 2009, the game has sold 570,000 copies worldwide.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)

Release Date:  December 18, 2008
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PSP
Genre: Fighting-Action RPG

Dissidia is the first entry in the Dissidia series, and it’s a spin-off fighting game series that takes place in the Final Fantasy universe. The game features several characters from previous entries where each of them has to battle to another one. However, Dissidia isn’t a mere fighting game. Upon defeating an opponent, characters can level up their stats.

On the one hand, the plot focuses on the conflict between the Goddess of Harmony, Cosmos, and the God of discord, Chaos. Each God has summoned ten characters to battle for them against the other God.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (2008)

Release Date:  March 25, 2008
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Wii
Genre: City-Building, RPG

Thirdly, the third installment in the chronicle series which was released back in 2008 which is available on the Nintendo Wii through the WiiWare service. A sequel was released titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord

The game takes place directly after the original game when the Miasma has cleared up and the young King Leo begins to restore his Kingdom. Unfortunately, both of these games are not available anymore as the service is no more.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007)

Release Date: October 25, 2007
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Genre: Tactical-Role-Playing

The sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and forms part of the Ivalice Alliance, a group of games set in the titular fictional universe. Fun fact, the game features cameo appearances from central and supporting characters from Final Fantasy XII.

When it comes to the plot, Tactics A2 follows a man named Luso Clemens after he is transported through a magical book to the fictional world of Ivalice. After being rescued from monsters by Cid, a clan leader, he becomes involved in battles between rival clans while he seeks a way to go back home.

Just like any other Final Fantasy game, once again, this one is no surprise. During its first week on sale, Tactics A2 reached first place in gaming charts, selling over 142,000 units.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (2007)

Release Date: August 23, 2007
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Genre: RPG

The prequel to the original game, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles on the Nintendo DS. The entry takes advantage of Nintendo’s handheld features such as the lower touch-screen, the local wireless, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Additionally, the game features voice acting. It is something that Final Fantasy fans have been yearning for after a very long time.

The story follows the tales of twin siblings Yuri and Chelinka. We can’t give further information because that will spoil the whole thing for you.

The combat in Ring of Fates takes place in real-time. Meaning, there is no turn-based system. Players explore the 3D world from an overheard third-person camera and navigate levels brimming with enemies. The DS touch screen holds many fantastic features that make the gameplay enjoyable. For example, using combined inputs of the DS face buttons and d-pad that result in faster combination attacks. Learning a different kind of combination of buttons creates a variety of attacks.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (2007)

Release Date: May 10, 2007
Developer: Square Enix, TOSE
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PSP
Genre: Tactical-Role-Playing

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The game is a high-definition version of 1997’s Final Fantasy Tactics for the original PlayStation.

The War of the Lions is the second announced game in Square Enix’s “Ivalice Alliance” series of video games set in the Ivalice fictional world. The first is Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (a sequel to Final Fantasy XII) and the third is Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (both of which are on Nintendo DS).

The War of the Lions reached the top of Japanese gaming charts and sold 100,000 copies in the first month of release in the United States. The game was the 53rd best-selling game of 2007 in Japan at 301,796 copies according to Famitsu.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (2003)

Release Date: August 8, 2003 (Original), August 27, 2020 (Remastered)
Developer: Square Product Development Division 2
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: GameCube | PS4 | Switch | iOS |  Android
Genre: Action Role-Playing

The first game in the Chronicles series is a spin-off to the main Final Fantasy series. This game marked the first return of Final Fantasy to a Nintendo console since Final Fantasy VI.

This particular entry introduces new gameplay elements previously unseen in previous Final Fantasy entries. For example, real-time fighting, as well as being the first RPG to incorporate GameCube-Game Boy Advance compatibility.

If you ask me, the gameplay is similar to one of Square’s games, Dawn of Mana. Both of these are hack and slash games. However, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles borrows some elements from previous titles. Such as, instead of being a mere action RPG, players can execute actions using commands. These commands from attack to magic, and can be helpful to execute a string of attacks on enemies.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003)

Release Date: February 14, 2003
Developer: Square Product Development Division 4
Publisher: Square (JP), Nintendo (WW)
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
Genre: Tactical-Role-Playing

Another spin-off from the Final Fantasy series, and shares several traits with 1997’s Final Fantasy Tactics. However, it is not a direct sequel.

The game’s story centers on four children; Marche, Mewt, Ritz, and Doned, who live in a small town named St. Ivalice. After the children discover an ancient magical book, it ends up transporting them to a realm that has a compatible name with their town.

In Final Fantasy: Tactics Advance, combat sequences use a turn-based tactical mode where battles take place on a three-dimensional 2D isometric world. The gameplay is similar to another Square Soft game, Vagrant Story. There are not just battles in Tactics Advance, you can also hunt down tasks, look for a job, and follow the laws. All of these are essential in the game in order to obtain several rewards.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (1992)

Release Date: October 5, 1992
Developer: Square
Publisher: Square
Platforms: SNES
Genre: Turn-Based

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, or released as Mystic Quest Legend in Europe and as Final Fantasy USA: Mystic Quest back in 1992 for the SNES. Bear in mind that the game is a spin-off to the franchise.

In the game, the player controls a youth named Benjamin in his quest to save the world. His goal is to reclaim a set of stolen crystals that will restore balance to the world.

Similar to previous games in the series, the latter plays through a top-down perspective with players exploring the world and interacting with the environment. Additionally, the game features a unique way of traveling the map unlike games in the series. Players are able to travel by using certain paths from one icon to another. This should make venturing easy and quick. In addition, the combat system is different. Final Fantasy Mystic Quest removes random encounters. Instead, battles are represented in dungeons style, and it relies on conditional turn-based combat.

This marks the end of, All Final Fantasy Games Ever Released

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7 responses to “All Final Fantasy Games Ever Released (1987-2021)”

  1. Hanny says:

    Dont forget the mobile games if you want a full list!

  2. Orpheo says:

    You missed “Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings” for Nintendo’s DS.

  3. Evan says:

    You forgot Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings for the DS, Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light (also for the DS), All the Final Fantasy Mobile Games, as well as the Dissidia Final Fantasy Series, and lastly, Final Fantasy IV: The After (DS).

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