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

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698 313
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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809 374
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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790 294
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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779 286
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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383 243
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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484 291
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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446 202
Final Fantasy Tactics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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362 190
Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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248 211
Final Fantasy V is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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295 196
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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

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187 215
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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222 311
Final Fantasy XIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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128 194
Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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208 124
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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162 136
Final Fantasy Anthology is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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129 150
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reb... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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150 148
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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163 153
Dissidia Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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

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

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92 78
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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144 206
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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108 152
Final Fantasy Type-0 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Final Fantasy Origins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Final Fantasy Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Lightning Returns: Final Fanta... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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65 124
Final Fantasy IV: The After Ye... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wi... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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62 106
Final Fantasy Collection is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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77 156
Final Fantasy XI is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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

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61 125
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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57 125
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy V... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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49 112
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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44 115
Final Fantasy Legend II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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29 113
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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35 113
Final Fantasy Legend III is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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33 107
The Final Fantasy Legend is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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32 109
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Pr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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31 112
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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30 107
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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28 101
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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28 105
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games

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23 97
Final Fantasy Dimensions is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Games
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