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Final Fantasy XVI
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It has been a while since the Final Fantasy series began. In fact, it’s been 35 years since Hironobu Sakaguchi let us embark on the ultimate adventure. When Final Fantasy released for the Famicom, or, as it’s known in the west, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the company now known as Square-Enix was simply known as Square. In the time since, the series has seen over seventy different releases.

I … I don’t think I have been this shocked since I found out there are over twenty games in the Kingdom Hearts series, and … considering they’re also by Square-Enix, I think we’re seeing a trend play out here.

In any case, while the main series may imply to some that they need to be played in a specific order, very few of them play off of each other. So, those new to the series could theoretically play Final Fantasy VII, then Final Fantasy XIII, then the original Final Fantasy without (much) confusion. It’s also the perfect time to recount the journey to date, with Final Fantasy XVI receiving a release window of Summer 2023!

Every Main Final Fantasy Series Game

Family Computer (FamiCom) / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

  • Final Fantasy
    • Release Date: Dec. 18, 1987 (JP) / July 12, 1990 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy II
    • Release Date: Dec. 17, 1988 (JP) / April 8, 2003 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy III
    • Release Date: April 27, 1990 (JP) / Nov. 14, 2006 (NA)

Super FamiCom / Super NES

  • Final Fantasy IV (JP) / Final Fantasy II (NA)
    • Release Date: July 19, 1991 (JP) / Nov. 23, 1991 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy V
    • Release Date: Dec. 6, 1992 (JP) / Oct. 5, 1999 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy VI (JP) / Final Fantasy III (NA)
    • Release Date: April 2, 1994 (JP) / Oct. 11, 1994 (NA)

PlayStation

  • Final Fantasy VII
    • Release Date: January 31, 1997 (JP) / Sept. 7, 1997 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy VIII
    • Release Date: February 11, 1999 (JP) / Sept. 9, 1999 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy IX
    • Release Date: July 7, 2000 (JP) / Nov. 13, 2000 (NA)

PlayStation 2 / Xbox / GameCube

  • Final Fantasy X
    • Release Date: July 19, 2001 (JP) / Dec. 17, 2001 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy XI: Online
    • Release Date: May 16, 2002 (JP) / Oct. 28, 2003 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy XII
    • Release Date: March 16, 2006 (JP) / Oct. 31, 2006 (NA)

PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii

  • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Release Date: Dec. 17, 2009 (JP) / March 9, 2010 (NA)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    • Release Date: August 27, 2013

PlayStation 4 / Xbox One

  • Final Fantasy XV
    • Release Date: Nov. 29, 2016
  • Final Fantasy XVI
    • Release Date: TBA, Summer 2023

Every Spinoff / Sequel Final Fantasy Game

Sometimes, you get the urge to make a spinoff or a sequel to your beloved fantasy simulation. It’s normal. But then, that urge spirals out of control until you’ve created nearly 100 spinoffs and sequels. Here is a list of every single non-main Final Fantasy game. Yes — even the ones no longer available.

  • The Final Fantasy Legend (1990, Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy Legend II (1991, Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy Adventure (1991, Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (1993, Super NES)
  • Final Fantasy Legend III (1993, Game Boy)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (1997, PlayStation)
  • Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon (1997, PlayStation)
  • Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 (1998, PlayStation)
  • Chocobo Racing (1999, PlayStation)
  • Chocobo Collection (1999, PlayStation)
  • Hataraku Chocobo / Chocobo on the Job (2000, WonderSwan)
  • Dokodemo Chocobo / Chocobo Anywhere (2002, Mobile Phones)
  • Chocobo Land: A Game of Dice (2002, Game Boy Advance)
  • Final Fantasy: Unlimited with U (2002, Mobile Phones)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 (2003, PlayStation 2)
  • Dokodemo Chocobo 2: Dasshutsu! Yureisen / Chocobo Anywhere 2: Escape! Ghost Ship (2003, Mobile Phones)
  • Choco-Mate (2003, Mobile Phones)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003, Game Boy Advance)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (2003, Nintendo GameCube)
  • Final Fantasy: Unlimited on PC – Meikyū ~ Kuroki Yume no Kioku ~ (2003, PC)
  • Dokodemo Chocobo 2.5: Sennyu! Kodai Iseki / Chocobo Anywhere 2.5: Infiltrate! Ancient Ruins (2004, Mobile Phones)
  • Dokodemo Chocobo 3: Taose! Niji Iro Daimao / Chocobo Anywhere 3: Defeat! The Great Rainbow-Colored Demon (2004, Mobile Phones)
  • Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004, Mobile Phones)
  • Final Fantasy VII Snowboarding (2005, Mobile Phones)
  • Chocobo de Mobile (2006, Mobile Phones)
  • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (2006, Nintendo DS)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006, PlayStation 2)
  • Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode: Final Fantasy VII (2006, Mobile Phones)
  • Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (2007, Nintendo DS)
  • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon (2007, Nintendo Wii)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007, Nintendo DS)
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007, PlayStation Portable)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (2007, Nintendo DS)
  • Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyu DS+ / Cid and Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon: The Labyrinth of Forgotten Time DS+ (2008, Nintendo DS)
  • Chocobo to Maho no Ehon: Majo to Shojo to Gonin no Yusha / Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book: The Witch, the Girl and the Five Heroes (2008, Nintendo DS)
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (2008, Mobile Phones)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (2008, WiiWare)
  • Crystal Guardians (2008, Mobile Phones)
  • Crystal Defenders (2008, iOS/WiiWare/XBLA/PSN)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008, PlayStation Portable)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (2009, Wii/Nintendo DS)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Time as a Darklord (2009, WiiWare)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (2009, Wii)
  • Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm (2009, iOS)
  • Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (2009, Nintendo DS)
  • Chocobo Panic (2010, iOS)
  • Chocobo’s Crystal Tower (2010, Mobile Phones/Facebook)
  • Final Fantasy Dimensions (2010, Mobile Phones)
  • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011, PlayStation Portable)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 (2011, PlayStation Portable)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011, PlayStation 3/Xbox 360)
  • Chocobo no Chocotto Nouen / Chocobo’s Chocotto Farm (2012, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade (2012, iOS/Android)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (2012, Nintendo 3DS/iOS)
  • Final Fantasy Artniks (2012, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics S (2013, iOS/Android)
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (2013, PlayStation 3/Xbox 360)
  • Final Fantasy All the Bravest (2013, iOS/Android)
  • Pictlogica Final Fantasy (2013, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (2014, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Agito (2014, iOS/Android)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (2014, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Final Fantasy: World Wide Worlds (2014, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Record Keeper (2014, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Artniks Dive (2014, iOS/Android)
  • Heavenstrike Rivals (2014, iOS/Android/PC)
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (2014, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Final Fantasy Grandmasters (2015, iOS/Android)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015, Arcade)
  • Final Fantasy Portal App (2015, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Dimensions II (2015, iOS/Android)
  • Mobius Final Fantasy (2015, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (2015, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy Awakening (2016, iOS/Android)
  • Platinum Demo — Final Fantasy XV (2016, PlayStation 4/Xbox One)
  • Justice Monsters Five (2016, iOS/Android)
  • A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV (2016, PlayStation 4/Xbox One)
  • World of Final Fantasy (2016, PlayStation Vita/PlayStation 4)
  • Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (2017, iOS/Android)
  • King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon (2017, iOS/Android)
  • Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV (2017, PlayStation 4)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia (2017, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (2018, iOS/Android/PC)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (2018, PlayStation 4)
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (2019, Nintendo Switch/PlayStation 4)
  • War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (2019, iOS/Android)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020, PlayStation 4)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (2020, iOS/Android/Nintendo Switch/PlayStation 4)
  • Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier (2021, iOS/Android)
  • Chocobo GP (2022, Nintendo Switch)
  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (2022, PS4, PS5, PC, XBO, XB X|S)
  • Ever Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2022, iOS/Android)