Final Fantasy Video Game Series

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Final Fantasy Type-0 Online
Final Fantasy Type-0 Online

RPG TBA

Co-developed by Square Enix and Perfect World, a multiplayer jRPG title. The action of Final Fantasy Type-0 Online is set in a technologically-advanced fantasy world called Orience where four powerful nations wage war against each other. The players control a group of teenagers from an elite military school specialized in training young students in magic and military operations. The title draws inspiration from mechanics of the multiplayer mode of Final Fantasy Type-0 and improves them. Therefore, this is a multiplayer action RPG game, in which small groups of players explore maps filled with creatures and powerful bosses, and the gameplay focuses primarily on battles that make use of an arcade combat system. Warriors rest in the school between the expeditions, where they can form bonds and, by taking classes and playing mini games, learn new skills.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII Remake

RPG TBA

A modern remake of one of the most popular jRPG games of all times, developed for PlayStation 4 by the long-standing publisher of the Final Fantasy series, Japanese company Square Enix. The game is set in a universe that combines technology and fantasy elements. The player becomes a former soldier and mercenary, who joins an insurgent group called AVALANCHE. Its objective is to put an end to activities of the Shinra corporation that drains the planet’s energy, leading to an imminent end of the world. The remake stays true to the original mechanics, which boil down to exploration, conversations, character progression, and turn-based combat. The game features brand new graphics, as pre-rendered backgrounds gave way to fully 3D locations. Furthermore, the cartoonish character designs were dropped and look much more realistic.

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Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV

Arcade 30 September 2017

A spin-off of Final Fantasy XV, released in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, utilizing the PlayStation VR gear. The production was developed by Square Enix. Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV resembles a fishing simulation game, in which the characters known from the standalone installment—Noctis Lucis Caelum, Gladiolus Amicitia, Ignis Stupeo Scientia and Prompto Argentum—roam the world in seach of the eponymous beast. The gameplay focuses on fishing, which means you have to use bat and fight with the fish trying to break the line. You can also scan the lakes with a special device, which allows you to detect noteworthy creatures. After a successful hunt, you can rest by the fire and eat some fresh fried fish, while listening to the NPC talk.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

RPG 11 July 2017

A remastered edition of the twelfth installment in a series of popular jRPGs. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age was created on the basis of Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System - an extended edition of the original release. The Zodiac Age is set in a fantasy world known as Ivalice, which is being torn apart by a constant war between two superpowers. Vaan, a teenage orphan who dreams of a career as a sky-pirate must find his place within the events. As a result of a coincidence, the protagonist joins the local resistance and sets out for a journey - what is at stake however, is the fate of the entire world. The game is played from a third-person view and the player explores extensive 3D locations. Combat takes place in real-time, but the game offers an active pause option, allowing the player to give out orders to their characters without having to hurry. The game brings an original character development system based on the so-called licenses that allow the characters to use particular abilities. The remastered edition offers improved visuals, as well as a soundtrack recorded from scratch.

PS4

Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV

RPG 29 November 2016

A JRPG with elements of third person shooter that came out as the next major installment in the bestselling Final Fantasy franchise. Final Fantasy XV was developed by Square Enix’s 1st Production Department, led by Tetsuya Nomura and Hajime Tabata. The game features some lore elements from the franchise’s sub-series Fabula Nova Crystallis. You play as prince Noctis Lucis Caelum, who tries to defend his city-state from the Niflheim Empire invasion. In combat, the hero can use magic, special abilities, and a wide array of magic swords. The game features third person perspective, as well as real-time combat and open world exploration.

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World of Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy

RPG 25 October 2016

A spin-off to the popular jRPG series created by Square Enix. World of Final Fantasy was created with younger players in mind. The plot of the game takes place in Grimoire – a completely new world, but the characters and creatures from all previous installments of the series make an appearance. What’s interesting, Grimoire has been divided into two dimensions: in the first of them, the characters look normal, while in the second one they assume the sweet form of chibi. The main characters of the story are Rain and Lon, twins who fulfill their great destiny, experiencing various adventures. When it comes to mechanics, the title is similar to the previous entries in the series, including typical exploration segments and turn-based enemy encounters making use of the Active Time Battle system. Nevertheless, the whole gameplay has been somewhat simplified in order not to scare away the younger players. An interesting feature of the game are the taming mechanics, with animals acquired this way helping us during encounters.

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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

RPG 22 October 2015

A mobile installment of one of the most popular jRPG series, based on the free-to-play business model. Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is set in the world of Lasis were we can encounter magic crystals. Thanks to them, humanity entered a path of prosperity and peaceful development. Alas, the forces of evil approach the land with the intention of destroying the crystals. The campaign tells the story of two knights who become the realm's last line of defense, along with other famous Final Fantasy characters. At the core of the game are turn-based battles during which we command a party of several heroes of different abilities and equipment. The title features an extensive magic system that lets us combine attacks of companions into powerful combos. Outside combat, we explore the world, have conversations, visit stores, and develop skills. The available missions usually require us to wade through hordes of enemies and to defeat a boss. The adventures are relatively short and therefore even few-minutes sessions make sense.

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Final Fantasy Grandmasters
Final Fantasy Grandmasters

RPG 30 September 2015

A mobile installment of one of the most popular Japanese RPG series, developed and released in Japan by Square Enix. Plot-wise, Final Fantasy Grandmasters is a spin-off installment of the series. The action takes place in the land of Vana’diel known from Final Fantasy XI, the first MMO game in the history of the franchise. The story of Final Fantasy Grandmasters can be experienced solo or in the company of other players that can be talked to via the built-in instant messenger. Compliant with the genre’s standards, the gameplay of Final Fantasy Grandmasters consists in exploration of the world, fighting monsters, completing missions given to us by NPCs, and collecting increasingly better equipment. Combat is turn-based, which is typical of the series, and we command a group of heroes in battle. Final Fantasy Grandmasters also features an advanced character development system — as we level up, we can enhance the statistics of our heroes and unlock new skills.

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Mobius Final Fantasy
Mobius Final Fantasy

RPG 04 June 2015

Mobius Final Fantasy is a free-to-play spin-off of the popular jRPG series from Square Enix, released for PC and mobile devices. We play as an amnesiac hero, who is said to be the prophesied Warrior of Light. Our protagonist goes on a dangerous journey to prove his worth and save the world. Gameplay is based on a series of turn-based battles. The campaign is linear, but we can choose our skill set before every mission. When in combat, we use various weapons, abilities, and element-based special attacks that we have to choose wisely to counter our enemies. As we play, we get better equipment, level up our abilities, and gain new ones. Mobius Final Fantasy is a fully-voiced game, set in a three-dimensional world.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

RPG 17 March 2015

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a remastered version of Final Fantasy Type-0, a jRPG released in 2001 on PlayStation Portable exclusively in Japan. The HD version was released on PC and 8th generation consoles. The game takes place in the fantasy world Orience, which, after a period of peace, was once again divided by war. Story focuses on twelve adepts from a magic academy who were delegated to defend the country's borders. Being a part of a greater whole (Final Fantasy XIII), Type-0 HD has all the characteristic elements of the Final Fantasy series. Combat system used in the game combines the turn-based mechanics with solutions known from many action games. The game offers a vast world, filled with interesting NPCs and side quests to do. There are twelve characters for us to play as. Each of them has a different character, combat style, and special abilities. The biggest difference between the PSP and remastered versions are the visuals, now in high definition.

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Final Fantasy Explorers
Final Fantasy Explorers

RPG 18 December 2014

3DS

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper

RPG 24 September 2014

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Final Fantasy X HD
Final Fantasy X HD

RPG 26 December 2013

Remastered version of the tenth entry in the legendary jRPG series, Final Fantasy, which debuted in 2001 exclusively for PlayStation 2. While the original game has been developed by Square Enix studio, the remastered version has been developed by an inside team of Square Enix company. The story takes players to a fantasy world of Spira. The protagonist is Tidus, a sportsman whose home town gets attacked by a powerful creature known as Sin. He finds himself in an unknown environment, not knowing what had happened and how to go back home. Soon, he joins a party of young priestess named Yuna, whose task is to defeat Sin. As far as gameplay is considered, Final Fantasy X HD remains unchanged. Te game does however offer enhanced textures and models to fit higher resolutions. The quality of cutscenes has also been improved.

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Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Final Fantasy X-2 HD

RPG 26 December 2013

A refreshed version of the classic jRPG Final Fantasy X-2 which was a direct sequel to the tenth installment of the popular series developed by Square (currently known as Square Enix). The story of the title takes place two years after the events shown in the predecessor, and the main protagonists are two girls well known from Final Fantasy X, Yuna and Riku. They are accompanied by a completely new character named Paine. The three girls find themselves in the middle of a growing conflict between factions and ideologies that appeared in Spira after Sin was destroyed. The gameplay mechanics are similar to the ones in Final Fantasy X HD. The only difference is the limitation in the number of party members – during the whole game player controls only the three aforementioned female protagonists. Similarly as the previous game, Final Fantasy X-2 HD features refreshed textured, high resolution models, improved cutscenes and support for achievements/trophies.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fantasy XIII-2

RPG 15 December 2011

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Final Fantasy Type-0
Final Fantasy Type-0

RPG 27 October 2011

PSP

Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII

RPG 17 December 2009

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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Action 25 March 2008

PSP

Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV

RPG 20 December 2007

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

RPG 20 November 2007

NDS

Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy II

RPG 24 July 2007

PSP

Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy

RPG 26 June 2007

PSP

Final Fantasy VI Advance
Final Fantasy VI Advance

RPG 05 February 2007

GBA

Final Fantasy V Advance
Final Fantasy V Advance

RPG 06 November 2006

GBA

Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy XII

RPG 31 October 2006

PS2

Final Fantasy IV Advance
Final Fantasy IV Advance

RPG 12 December 2005

GBA

Final Fantasy X-2
Final Fantasy X-2

RPG 19 February 2004

PS2

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

RPG 09 February 2004

GCN

Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XI

RPG 28 October 2003

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Strategy 08 September 2003

GBA

Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X

RPG 19 July 2001

PS2

Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX

RPG 07 July 2000

The 9th main entry in a classic jRPG series, originally released in 2000 on PlayStation console, and ported to PC ten year later. After a few games featuring slightly cyberpunkish settings, Final Fantasy IX returns to the roots of the series, where we are once again met by knights, princesses, and dragons. Players take the role of a young thief, who, together with a company of other heroes, faces the evil queen Brahna, who is responsible for the outbreak of a great war. However, as it turns out, the queen has been nothing more than a pawn in the hands of a much more dangerous enemy. In terms of game mechanics, the game is a combination of proven solutions with some limited innovations, such as a redesigned profession system or ATE mode (Active Time Event), which allows us to see what other team members are doing, give access to numerous side quests and a chance to collect various useful items.

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Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy VIII

RPG 11 February 1999

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