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All Final Fantasy Games in the Series

All Final Fantasy Games in the Series
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All Final Fantasy Games in the Series

From mainline to spin-off titles, you’ll be surprised by how much is out there.

Final Fantasy, an over three-decade-long Japanese RPG franchise from developer Square Enix has released a staggering amount of titles since 1987. Back then, the company was known as Square and made the first game in the series on the verge of going bankrupt. What was just one stand-alone title kickstarted a line of main entries and a plethora of spin-offs into other game genres, slowly earning the title as one of the longest-running franchises to date. 

With that in mind, older and newer fans may be curious about just how many Final Fantasy games are in the series. Many will have only played the mainline titles like Final Fantasy X and are looking to grab the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI. And several were introduced to the franchise through spin-offs like Final Fantasy Tactics. Regardless, we’ll list all the Final Fantasy games in the series, from mainline to spin-off titles that you might have known about or never heard of until now.

Mainline Final Fantasy Games in the Series

Title | Release Date & Launch Platform(s)
Final Fantasy I1987 (NES)
Final Fantasy II1988 (NES)
Final Fantasy III1990 (NES)
Final Fantasy IV1991 (SNES)
Final Fantasy V1992 (SNES)
Final Fantasy VI1994 (SNES)
Final Fantasy VII1997 (PS1)
Final Fantasy VIII1999 (PS1)
Final Fantasy IX2000 (PS1)
Final Fantasy X2001 (PS2)
Final Fantasy XI2002 (PS2/PC)
Final Fantasy X-22003 (PS2)
Final Fantasy XII2006 (PS2)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years2008 (PSP)
Final Fantasy XIII2009 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Final Fantasy XIII-22011 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Lightning Returns2013 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn2013 (PS3/PC)
Final Fantasy XV2016 (PS4/Xbox One)
Final Fantasy VII Remake2020 (PS4)
Final Fantasy XVI2023 (PS5)

Pumping out mainline games is essentially Square’s bread and butter. While some of their later games caused financial setbacks because of player reception, they remained creative and had the FF charm down to a T. The first mainline sub-series, Final Fantasy X-2, is where the player reception issues started happening, making it one of the most polarizing mainline FF games.

Despite having a hard time pleasing older and newer fans, Square Enix has kept the Final Fantasy name alive and kicking but continues to struggle with sales and can luckily even out the difference from its successful IPs. In the middle of mainline production, Square stayed afloat and was able to spread its wings through enjoyable or wacky spin-off games that either shared the Final Fantasy name or took a few pages from the franchise.

Spin-Off Final Fantasy Games in the Series

Title | Release Date & Launch Platform(s)
The Final Fantasy Legend1989 (Game Boy)
Final Fantasy Legend II1990 (Game Boy)
Final Fantasy III1991 (Game Boy)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest1992 (SNES)
Romancing SaGa1992 (Super Famicom)
Romancing SaGa 21993 (Super Famicom)
Romancing SaGa 31995 (Super Famicom)
Final Fantasy Tactics1997 (PS1)
SaGa Frontier1997 (PS1)
SaGa Frontier 21999 (PS1)
Vagrant Story2000 (PS1)
Unlimited Saga2002 (PS2)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles2003 (GameCube)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance2003 (Game Boy Advance)
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII2004 (FOMA)
Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song2005 (PS2)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings2006 (DS)
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII2006 (PS2)
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions2007 (PSP)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift2007 (DS)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII2007 (PSP)
SaGa 2 Hihō Densetsu: Goddess of Destiny2009 (DS)
Dissidia Final Fantasy2009 (PSP)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers2009 (Wii)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time2009 (Wii/DS)
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light2009 (DS)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together2010 (PSP)
Final Fantasy Dimensions2010 (Android/iOS)
SaGa 3 Jikū no Hasha: Shadow or Light2011 (DS)
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy2011 (PSP)
Final Fantasy Type-02011 (PSP)
Emperors SaGa2012 (GREE)
Final Fantasy Record Keeper2014 (Android/iOS)
Imperial SaGA2015 (PC)
Mobius Final Fantasy2015 (Android/iOS/PC)
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius2015 (Android/iOS)
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT2015 (PC/PS4)
World of Final Fantasy2016 (PS4/PS Vita)
Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia2017 (Android/iOS)
SaGa: Scarlet Grace2018 (PS Vita)
Romancing SaGA Re: Universe2018 (Android/iOS)
Imperial SaGA: Eclipse2019 (PC)
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius2019 (Android/iOS)
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier2021 (Android/iOS)
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis2022 (Android/iOS)
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin2022 (PC/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S)

Square Enix’s library of spin-off Final Fantasy games is a grey area because so many titles only used a few elements of the mainline projects while others incorporated much more. The closest ones are projects like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, and Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.

Spin-off series such as SaGa may have dropped the FF name but still gained inspiration from the mainline projects. These off-shoot games were crucial to the livelihood of Square Enix when primary games were underperforming. Practically every year, fans could chew on a stand-alone or continuing sub-series game until a big project finally rolled around.

And that’s all the Final Fantasy games in the series with their original release date and platform(s). For more Final Fantasy guides, be sure to check Twinfinite’s posts on the various games from the franchise, such as Final Fantasy XIV or Final Fantasy VII Remake. And let us know what games you never heard of or remember playing on launch in the comments below!

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