The Final Fantasy series is a popular RPG franchise that started with Final Fantasy on the NES. It was named so as it was thought to be Square’s final RPG, though ironically it ended up saving the company. Soon enough, because of Final Fantasy, the company would become the best known publisher and developer for RPG’s.

Each new entry involves high production values which the series is well known for, an involving story and fantastic music. The gameplay mechanics evolve with each new game, and ever since its initial release a multitude of spin offs have been released such as the ultra popular Final Fantasy Tactics series and the Crystal Chronicles series.

The Final Fantasy series is known for having more entries in an RPG series than any other, including the plethora of spin-off titles released. Two major motion pictures have been created based on the video games, with one of them released in 2001, titled Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, being the most expensive movie based on a video game ever made. Notably, it was also the first movie ever to feature photo-realistic animated characters though sadly, the movie was a box office failure and drove the production company out of business.

The second film, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, was released in 2005 and fit within the same continuity of highly successful 1997 video game Final Fantasy VII.

A multitude of Final Fantasy characters make appearances in Mario sports games.

List of games

Note: The following games do not include titles released exclusively to non-Nintendo consoles. List is not complete.


Game Boy


Game Boy Advance

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo DS



Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Switch

Appearances in other games

Super Smash Bros.

Cloud is featured as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U along with the stage, Midgar. These returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A Chocobo Mii Costume is also DLC.