Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Has Literally Been in 36 Games

This doesn't even mention all the places his outfits have popped up.

Cloud, Smash Bros, Final Fantasy, FF7, FFVII

Earlier this week, Nintendo dropped the bombshell announcement that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII will be joining the Super Smash Bros. roster in the near future. He’s made quite the name for himself since Final Fantasy VII launched in 1997, appearing in many, many other games since then. Sometimes he’s properly playable, other times he pops up in a cameo appearance, and more times still he’s just there on a mini-game playing card. Whatever the case, here are the 36 places you can find Cloud in other games throughout the last 18 years.

Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation; 1997)

Cloud, Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy Tactics (PlayStation; 1998)

Cloud, Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy Anthology (PlayStation; 1999)

Cloud, Final Fantasy Anthology

Chocobo Racing (PlayStation; 1999)

Cloud, Chocobo Racing

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (PlayStation; 1999)

Cloud, Ehrgeiz

Kingdom Hearts (PS2; 2002)

Cloud, Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Game Boy Advance/PS2; 2004/2008)

Cloud, Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories

Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis (Mobile [Japan]; 2004)

Though no image is available, Cloud appears as a boss in the game’s training mode. He is also seen occasionally accompanying Zack and Sephiroth while wearing his ShinRa SOLDIER uniform.

Itadaki Street Special (PS2 [Japan]; 2004)

Itadaki Street Special

Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (PS2; 2006)

Cloud, Final Fantasy VII, Dirge of Cerberus

Kingdom Hearts II (PS2; 2006)

Cloud, Kingdom Hearts II

Itadaki Street Portable (PSP [Japan]; 2006)

Itadaki Street Portable

Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP; 2008)

Cloud, Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core

Kingdom Hearts Mobile (Mobile [Japan]; 2008)

Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP; 2009)

Cloud, Final Fantasy, Dissidia

Itadaki Street Mobile (Mobile [Japan]; 2010)

Itadaki Street Mobile

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (PSP; 2011)

Cloud, Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012

Kingdom Hearts re:Coded (DS; 2011)

Kingdom Hearts, re:Coded

Bravely Default: Praying Brage (Browser [Japan]; 2012)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS; 2012)


Puzzle & Dragons (Mobile; 2012)


Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade (Mobile; 2012)

Final Fantasy Artniks (Mobile [Japan]; 2012)


Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] (Browser [Japan]; 2013)


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3, PS4; 2013)

Final Fantasy XIV, Triple Triad, Cloud

Pictoligca Final Fantasy (Mobile [Japan]; 2013)

Final Fantasy Pictlogica

Final Fantasy: All the Bravest (Mobile; 2013)

Final Fantasy, All the Bravest

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS; 2014)

Theatrhythm, Final Fantasy, Curtain Call

Final Fantasy VII: G-Bike (Mobile [Japan]; 2014)

Final Fantasy VII, G-Bike

Final Fantasy: World Wide Worlds (Mobile [Japan]; 2014)

Final Fantasy, World Wide Words

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS (Wii U, 3DS; 2014)

Super Smash Bros, Cloud

Final Fantasy Record Keeper (Mobile; 2015)

Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Cloud

Final Fantasy Portal App – Triple Triad (Mobile; 2015)

Final Fantasy Portal, Triple Triad

Dissidia Final Fantasy (Arcade [Japan]; 2015)

Dissidia, Final Fantasy, Arcade

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS; 2016)

Final Fantasy Explorers

World of Final Fantasy (PS4, Vita; 2016)

World of Final Fantasy, Cloud

Do you think there’s been enough of Final Fantasy VII’s hero to last a lifetime, or can you never have too much of a good, spiky-headed thing? Let us know your thoughts, and your favorite version of Cloud in the comments!

About the author

Zak Lyons

Zak was a Staff Writer for Twinfinite from 2015 to 2016 who never stopped campaigning for Pokémon Snap 2 until it was finally released. He once played through a dozen Final Fantasy games in one year, and his knowledge of Kingdom Hearts is mildly concerning. Zak covered everything from features, news, guides and reviews for Twinfinite on pretty much all genres, but RPGs are his specialty.