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The Best Final Fantasy Games

Updated November 9, 2020 32.5k votes 4.0k voters 31.4k views53 items

List RulesGame 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, thousands of gamers have ranked all the Final Fantasy games on this list, which includes the main numbered releases and side games. It doesn’t matter if the game came out on a specific console, if it was a portable release, or a mobile-only version, 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, obviously, is a combination of all three of those things and more. The best Final Fantasy games 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 FF 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 Final Fantasy VII Remake or are still scrolling through one of the SNES classics, 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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  • 1
    Final Fantasy VII
    1,696
    862

    DeveloperEidos Interactive, Square

    PlatformPlayStation

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    Final Fantasy VIII
    1,376
    581

    DeveloperSquare

    PlatformPlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

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  • 3
    Final Fantasy IX
    1,349
    732

    DeveloperSquare

    PlatformPlayStation, iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

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  • 4
    Final Fantasy VI
    1,260
    682

    DeveloperSqaure

    PlatformSuper NES, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Android, iOS

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  • 5
    Final Fantasy X
    1,459
    830

    DeveloperSquare

    PlatformPlayStation 2

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  • 6
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation Portable

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  • 7
    Final Fantasy Tactics

    DeveloperSquare

    PlatformPlayStation

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  • 8
    Final Fantasy IV

    DeveloperSting Entertainment, Matrix Software, Square, Tose Co., Ltd.

    PlatformSuper Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, WonderSwan Color

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  • 9
    Final Fantasy XV
    710
    448

    Final Fantasy XV

    2016

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • 10
    Final Fantasy XII

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 2

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  • 11
    Final Fantasy V
    438
    334

    DeveloperSquare, Tose Co., Ltd.

    PlatformSuper Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance

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  • 12
    Final Fantasy Anthology
    252
    216

    Final Fantasy Anthology

    Jan 01 1999

    DeveloperSquare, Tose Co., Ltd.

    PlatformPlayStation

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  • 13
    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

    DeveloperSquare Enix, Tose Co., Ltd.

    PlatformPlayStation Portable, iOS, Android

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  • 14
    Final Fantasy
    433
    440

    DeveloperMicro Cabin, Square, Tose Co., Ltd.

    PlatformPlayStation, Wii, Nintendo Entertainment System, WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance

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  • 15
    Dissidia Final Fantasy

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation Portable

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  • 16
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Windows

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  • 17
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformGame Boy Advance

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  • 18
    Final Fantasy III

    DeveloperSquare Enix, Matrix Software, Square

    PlatformNintendo Entertainment System, iPhone, Nintendo DS, Android, iPad

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  • 19
    Final Fantasy VII Remake

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 4

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  • 20
    Final Fantasy XIII

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • 21
    Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformGame Boy Advance

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  • 22
    Final Fantasy X-2

    DeveloperSquare Enix, Square

    PlatformPlayStation 2

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  • 23
    Final Fantasy Origins
    159
    190

    DeveloperSquare

    PlatformPlayStation

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  • 24
    Final Fantasy XIII-2

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • 25
    Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

    DeveloperSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation Portable

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