Final Fantasy is actually a miracle that it even exists. After working with Square Enix, the original Final Fantasy was intended to be Hironobu Sakaguchi''s final video game. Instead, it was a huge success, bringing Sakaguchi to several new titles, making the franchise more popular.
The series success has spawned a huge number of spinoffs for all three major console families, including PC and mobile. Current users may be most familiar with the MMO Final Fantasy XIV on PC, although most previous titles are generally available on consoles or handheld devices. There are also a lot of Final Fantasy games.
The main-series Final Fantasy games are expected to begin in the summer of 2023, with No. 16 on the way. Though early Final Fantasy numbering conventions were often confusing and tedious, today the numbers have become more consistent. The games are divided one through 15 using Roman numerals and span a wide variety of sections, from traditional turn-based JRPG to action-RPG.
A few of the games on the list also have closely related sequels and prequels. Final Fantasy X-2 is the sequel to Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, and the After Years episode is a series sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. Final Fantasy XIII also gets a Crisis Core prequel. These two direct sequels include Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. These are also related games that will increase the total number of titles.
There are over ten Final Fantasy side games to choose from. Many of them, including mobile titles, are exclusive to Japan, and have never received a release in the United States. Final Fantasy Tactics, a turn-based strategy spin-off, the Chocobo series, which includes Chocobo Racing and Final Fantasy Fables, the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series, and a set of action-RPGs for Nintendo platforms, and Dissidia Final Fantasy, which appeared mostly on PSP and mobile platforms
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, whose sequel was Bravely Default, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a critically-acclaimed rhythm game with some of the series'' finest songs, have been re-released on mobile, with many of the previous Final Fantasy titles, some of which have mixed reviews from critics and players. This list hardly scratches the surface of the total number of spinoffs.
The most effective way to see Final Fantasys'' massive slew of games in almost every conceivable genre is to count them. However, if you''re not a JRPG fan, there''s at least one game in the series that skews into your favorite genre. The number of titles in the franchise indicates its excellent appeal, its longevity, and its ability to keep fans interested in an aging cast of characters.