Total Nerd The Best Final Fantasy Games  

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List Rules Game must be part of the Final Fantasy series, regardless of console.

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series of RPGs have been delighting gamers since the first one came out on the NES in 1987, but what are the best Final Fantasy games? To find out, gamers have ranked all Final Fantasy games in this list, which includes the main numbered releases and side games. It doesn’t matter if the game is on console, portable, and mobile games as long as it is a Final Fantasy game.

What makes a good Final Fantasy game? Is it the story, the characters, or the gameplay? The answer is that it is a combination of those three things and more. The best Final Fantasy games will have memorable characters such as Sephiroth and amazing settings, such as Zanarkand. Of course there are the great minigames as well, like Blitzball in Final Fantasy X or Triple Triad in Final Fantasy 8.

Though the Final Fantasy franchise has been around since 1987, sequels are still being made and the franchise will likely continue to thrive well into the future. And unlike many other long-lived video game franchises, Final Fantasy hasn’t gone down in quality with age. Whether you’re playing the newest Final Fantasy or a classic, you’re bound to have a good time.

If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Final Fantasy games?" or "What is the best Final Fantasy game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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886 352
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

3
818 362
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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1,064 449
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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861 341
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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446 283
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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551 338
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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516 228
Final Fantasy Tactics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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287 239
Final Fantasy V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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416 242
Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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264 259
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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216 251
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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331 224
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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259 361
Final Fantasy XIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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142 235
Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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154 173
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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218 261
Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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241 145
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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167 169
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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184 156
Final Fantasy Anthology is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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179 177
Dissidia Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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184 168
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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160 200
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fanta... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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171 235
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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106 97
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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117 180
Final Fantasy Type-0 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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124 147
Final Fantasy Origins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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108 141
Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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95 151
Lightning Returns: Final Fanta... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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75 146
Final Fantasy IV: The After Ye... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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85 113
Final Fantasy Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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89 175
Final Fantasy XI is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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80 143
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wi... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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72 192
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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70 125
Final Fantasy Collection is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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73 138
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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49 139
Final Fantasy Adventure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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71 140
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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63 138
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy V... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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33 127
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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50 129
Final Fantasy Legend II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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59 129
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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38 120
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Pr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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40 125
Final Fantasy Legend III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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37 122
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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36 117
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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35 121
The Final Fantasy Legend is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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33 111
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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33 115
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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29 111
Final Fantasy Dimensions is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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