Getting Started with RPGs: FINAL FANTASY

This list does not contain any free to play and/or gatcha-style mobile games, nor does it contain any games that were only acquired online through a service that is no longer available. It will also not contain any titles that were released solely in Japan. This list is to help people new to the series find a way to play these games in English, either through the best version available or through a platform they can possibly use. For a comprehensive list of all Final Fantasy titles, please refer to the link at the bottom of this article.

Mainline Games

Final Fantasy
Original Platform: NES (1990, 1987 in Japan)
Suggested Platform: PSP (UMD Only in NA), GBA (via Dawn of Souls)
Other Platforms: iOS/Android, PS1 (Final Fantasy Origins, PSN)

Final Fantasy II
Original Platform: Famicom (1988, Japan Only)
Suggested Platform: PSP (UMD Only in NA), GBA (via Dawn of Souls)
Other Platforms: iOS/Android, PS1 (Final Fantasy Origins, PSN)

Final Fantasy III
Original Platform: Famicom (1990, Japan Only)
Suggested Platform: PSP (PSN Only), PC (Steam)
Other Platforms: iOS/Android, DS

Final Fantasy IV
Original Platform: SNES (1991)
Suggested Platform: PSP (PSN), GBA
Other Platforms: DS, PC (Steam), iOS/Android, PS1

Final Fantasy V
Original Platform: SNES (1992, Japan Only)
Suggested Platform: GBA
Other Platforms: PC (Steam), iOS/Android, PS1 (PSN)

Final Fantasy VI
Original Platform: SNES (1994)
Suggested Platform: GBA
Other Platforms: PC (Steam), iOS/Android, PS1 (PSN)

Final Fantasy VII
Original Platform: PS1 (1997)
Suggested Platform: PS4 (PSN), PC (Steam)
Other Platforms: iOS/Android, PS1 (PSN, no PS4)

Final Fantasy VIII
Original Platform: PS1 (1999)
Suggested Platform: PC (Steam)
Other Platforms: PS1 (PSN, no PS4)

Final Fantasy IX
Original Platform: PS1 (2000)
Suggested Platform: PS4 (PSN), PC (Steam)
Other Platforms: iOS/Android/ PS1 (PSN, no PS4)

Final Fantasy X
Original Platform: PS2 (2001)
Suggested Platform: PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC (Steam)

Final Fantasy XI
Original Platform: PS2, PC (2003/2004, 2002 in Japan)
Suggested Platform: PC
Other Platforms: Xbox 360 (Defunct)

Final Fantasy XII
Original Platform: PS2 (2006)
Suggested Platform: PS4, PC (Steam)

Final Fantasy XIII
Original Platform: PS3, Xbox 360 (2010)
Suggested Platform: PS3, PC (Steam)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Original Platform: PC, PS3 (2013)
Suggested Platform: PC, PS4

Final Fantasy XV
Original Platform: PS4, Xbox One (2016)
Suggested Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Noteworthy Side Games

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
Original Platform: Mobile (2008, Japan Only)
Suggested Platform: PSP (PSN)
Other Platforms: Wii Ware (Defunct), iOS/Android, PC (Steam)
Genre: RPG


Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
Original Platform: PS2 (2006)
Genre: Action


Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Original Platform: PSP (2008)
Genre: RPG


Final Fantasy X-2
Original Platform: PS2 (2003)
Suggested Platform: PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC (Steam)
Genre: RPG


Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
Original Platform: DS (2007)
Genre: Real-Time Strategy RPG


Final Fantasy XIII-2
Original Platform: PS3, Xbox 360 (2011)
Suggested Platform: PS3, PC (Steam)
Genre: RPG


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Original Platform: PS3, Xbox 360 (2013)
Suggested Platform: PS3, PC (Steam)
Genre: RPG


Final Fantasy Tactics
Original Platform: PS1 (1997)
Suggested Platform: PSP (PSN)
Other Platforms: iOS/Android
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy RPG


Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Original Platform: GBA (2003)
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy RPG


Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
Original Platform: DS (2007)
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy RPG


Final Fantasy Type-0
Original Platform: PSP (2011, Japan Only)
Suggested Platform: PS4, XBO, PC (Steam)
Genre: Action RPG


Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest
Original Platform: SNES (1992)
Genre: RPG


Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
Original Platform: DS (2009)
Genre: RPG


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Original Platform: GameCube (2003)
Genre: Action RPG


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
Original Platform: DS (2007)
Genre: Action RPG


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
Original Platform: Wii, DS (2009)
Genre: Action RPG


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Original Platform: Wii (2009)
Genre: Action RPG


Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Original Platform: PSP (2008)
Genre: Fighter RPG


Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
Original Platform: PSP (2011)
Genre: Fighter RPG


Dissidia NT: Final Fantasy
Original Platform: PS4 (2018)
Genre: Fighter RPG


Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Original Platform: 3DS (2012)
Genre: Rhythm


Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Original Platform: 3DS (2014)
Genre: Rhythm


Final Fantasy Explorers
Original Platform: 3DS (2014)
Genre: Action RPG


World of Final Fantasy
Original Platform: PS4, Vita (2016)
Genre: RPG


Final Fantasy Dimensions
Original Platform: iOS/Android (2012)
Genre: RPG


Chocobo’s Dungeon 2
Original Platform: PS1 (1999)
Genre: Rougelike RPG


Chocobo Racing
Original Platform: PS1 (1999)
Genre: Racing


Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
Original Platform: DS (2007)
Genre: Adventure Puzzle


Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
Original Platform: Wii (2008)
Genre: Rougelike RPG


Screenshot Sources: MobyGames, Final Fantasy Wiki, IGN, Steam

List of Final Fantasy video games (Wikipedia)

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