If there is an essential saga in video games and, more specifically, in the world of JRPG, that is undoubtedly Final Fantasy. The series began in 1987 with the launch of the same name in Japan for the Nintendo Famicom System or known in western lands as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Since then, it has been reaping success after success.
Final Fantasy was born from a man’s mind, Hironobu Sakaguchi, one of the essential members of Squaresoft (today called Square Enix). They wanted to do with Final Fantasy to bring to our television screen all those playing games, paper, pencil, and board roles- that were so popular at that time. The result, a video game that was a bestseller, and that was only the beginning of one of the sagas with the most followers in the world.
The truth is that in the more than 30 years that Final Fantasy has been with us, its games have been released on various consoles. Nintendo, PlayStation, PSP, Nintendo DS, and many more. With more than 100 games under its belt, it was clear that the call now Square Enix was also going to take advantage of the popularity of mobile phones, and it is that all of us who are lovers of these beautiful titles can download some of the best games of this saga of Fantasy on our smartphones.
Completing all the titles that we bring you below will take you hundreds of hours, but believe us, it is well worth it.
All Final Fantasy mobile games
- Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy II
- Final Fantasy III
- Final Fantasy IV
- Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- Final fantasy v
- Final Fantasy VI
- Final Fantasy VII
- Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
- Final Fantasy IX
- Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
- Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL
- Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- FF BE War of the Visions
- Final Fantasy: All The Bravest
- Final Fantasy Dimensions
- Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire
The game that started it all. The game was called Final Fantasy, but that ironically would be the beginning of a saga of hundreds of games in its catalog. Developed to compete against the almighty Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy put us in the shoes of four warriors of light searching for crystals to save the world.
This Android version leaves behind the original version’s modeling and has been completely redesigned for mobile phones, also adding a soundtrack with current arrangements. The story is nothing to write home about, but just for being the game that started it all, it is well worth paying the 8.99 euros that the title costs.
Final Fantasy II
Following the success of its predecessor, Squaresoft thought nothing of it and immediately began work on a Final Fantasy sequel. This time, the title has a better plot, fixed characters (Firion, Maria, Guy, and a fourth character that changes according to the story), and a much better-constructed antagonist, Emperor Mateus.
Final Fantasy II for mobile has been completely redesigned with better graphics. It has a couple of exciting additions that the original version did not have to everyone’s surprise.
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy III for mobile is the version that came out for the Nintendo DS system, and it has an improved story and new 3D graphics. Many believe that this version breaks the essence of the original of the NES, but the truth is that it is still just as fun and challenging.
We will manage Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus, four orphans who will become the warriors of light and who must stop the plans of the evil Zande, a powerful sorcerer who wants to invoke the Cloud of Darkness and cause chaos in the world.
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV was the first title of the saga for the SNES, and for all this, it was a revolution in graphics, plot, and sound by taking advantage of a more powerful machine. This version for Android is the one that came out for the Nintendo DS console with 3D graphics. Although the charm of the original is lost, the truth is that its story is just as good (it is also true that this version is, in the opinion of many, somewhat more complicated than the 2D version).
Cecil is a dark knight under the King of Baronia who will soon begin to question his monarch. Together with his friend Kain, he must find the reason for the hostile attitude of his king, a journey that will make him meet many allies and face terrible enemies.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a direct continuation of Final Fantasy IV and chronicles the adventures of Cecil’s son. A new danger threatens the world’s peace, and the old heroes will have to join with the new ones to fight it.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years maintains the essence and playability of its predecessor by adding new mechanics such as moon phases, which make our magic attacks cause more or less damage depending on their state.
Final fantasy v
Final Fantasy V is one of the most popular games in the series. For its setting, characters, and fun combat system and professions, in addition to having a reasonably mature plot and a well cruel antagonist.
The wind has suddenly stopped, and Bartz and his brave Chocobo will have to guess why. Behind this premise, we find many hours of fun and one of that Final Fantasy that leaves no one indifferent.
Final Fantasy VI
For many, the best Final Fantasy and no wonder. Even though most people in the West knew about the saga thanks to Final Fantasy VII, its predecessor was a real revolution. With one of the best cast of protagonists seen in an RPG and possibly the best villain in the series, Kefka, Final Fantasy VI is one of those games that every lover of this hobby should play.
Its Android version is not the most popular among fans of the saga, but it is still a more than worthy version to enjoy one of the best Final Fantasy ever created.
Final Fantasy VII
The game that changed absolutely everything. The game allowed thousands and thousands of people to meet Final Fantasy. Because until that moment, Squaresoft was a firm ally of Nintendo in Japan, but with the arrival of the PlayStation and its CD ROMs, the Japanese decided that it was time to change of scene and enhance their saga in the West as well. We all know the result.
Possibly the most famous Final Fantasy and is that Cloud, Tifa, Barret, or Sephiroth are some of the most beloved characters in the world of video games. An epic and grown-up story that made us laugh and cry in equal measure. A timeless work that does not weigh the years and that, by the way, has received a spectacular remake for PlayStation 4 this year, 2020.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
Released in 1999, Final Fantasy VIII returns two decades later in the form of a remastered version for mobile phones, notably improving the original game’s graphics. It is one of the most popular games in the franchise, which transports us to a world at war after Galbaldia has succumbed to the tyranny of the witch Edea.
Final Fantasy VIII goes on sale for an official price of 22.99 euros for both Android and iOS mobiles. Although it does not include control through Bluetooth controls in its launch version, Square Enix has indicated that the function will eventually reach the game.
Final Fantasy IX
The original PlayStation was the finishing touch for one of the best consoles in history. Final Fantasy IX is a tribute to all previous titles and a gift for all fans, to the point that for many, it is the last great Final Fantasy that has been made to date.
A story about life and death, friendship, about discovering oneself. A tale for many unrepeatable and which we can enjoy on our smartphones and tablets as many times as we want. And I hope I can completely forget about this game to play it again.
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
Final Fantasy XV is until the arrival of the long-awaited Final Fantasy XVI, the most recent numbered installment. Final Fantasy XV is not available for mobile phones or Nintendo Switch on desktop and computer consoles. We have the Pocket Edition, a version with cartoon graphics, less content but with the same argument as the original.
Therefore, whether you have not played Final Fantasy XV or want to try something different, you will love the Pocket Edition, and despite all the criticism, the story of Noctis and his friends is great. The first chapter of the game is entirely free, although you will have to pay for the rest.
Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL
Unlike other Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions differs from the rest in its combat system. There is no turn-based combat, but the battlefield is divided into a board with grids in which we must move our units to kill the enemies, all in a very strategic way that will make the fighting a bit more complex and longer than usual.
A medieval story full of politics and intrigue, with one of the most exciting stories seen in a Final Fantasy, and that is that for less than 14 euros, we can enjoy a real gem on our smartphone.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
How could it be otherwise? A franchise of the quality and popularity of Final Fantasy also had to have a gacha-style game where you collect or recruit the most famous heroes and villains of the saga.
However, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is much more than a game with hundreds of microtransactions. Unlike a mobile game, it is a surprise title with charismatic characters and a well-told and narrated story. The game is free, so why not give it a try?
FF BE War of the Visions
Following the thread of the previous Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and given the popularity that the smartphone game has achieved, Square Enix decided to exploit this spin-off by publishing a “prequel.” The fighting will not be in turns this time, but we are faced with very WotL-style tactics.
Again, a free game with hundreds of characters will make us enjoy it for many hours. The problem is that the fights can be a bit long and boring on most occasions and that for a game of smartphones is not the most optimal. Of course, downloading it does not cost a single euro, so it is best to try it and, in this way, judge it for yourself.
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest
Without a doubt one of the strangest and most controversial games related to Final Fantasy. It is a game focused on massive combats with characters and monsters from the saga. Although, in theory, the game points to ways, in its execution, it leaks everywhere, being a somewhat dull, bland, and repetitive game.
Despite this, if you are a fan of Final Fantasy, give it a try.
Final Fantasy Dimensions
Curiously it is one of the lesser-known games in the series but, in turn, is one of the games that most resembles classic titles such as Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy V . In Final Fantasy Dimensions, we will control the warriors of light and darkness whose mission will be to destroy an evil power and restore balance to the world.
Professions system, turn-based combat, and tons of fun. If it were released on other platforms such as Steam or Nintendo Switch, a title would surely be much more successful than it is now.
Final Fantasy Dimensions II
Although they share a name, it is not a sequel. Final Fantasy Dimensions II, unfortunately, has not been a success and all this despite having many elements to it.
However, unlike the first Dimensions, it is a game with a worse story, much more repetitive, and with certain decisions that Final Fantasy lovers did not like at all,
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
The most recent game on the list only came out a few weeks ago on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms. The original game came out on the Nintendo Game Cube, and now Square Enix has decided to renew it with improved graphics and some other surprises.
While the title can be played individually, it is enjoyable to do it with friends. By the way, we can try the first three levels for free and if we like them, buy them at the total price.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
If you have had a PlayStation Portable or PSP at the time, surely you know Final Fantasy Dissidia, a fighting game with Final Fantasy heroes and villains that has many fans today. This mobile game takes the same name, although it gives it a spin.
They are not one-on-one fights but turn-based combat. The idea is to advance in the story and recruit characters. Then form our team, improve our favorite characters and get better equipment while we defeat powerful monsters with an exciting and tactical Bravery / Vitality system—an essential.
Final Fantasy Record Keeper
Final Fantasy Record Keep is nostalgia. A free game with turn-based combat and incredible pixel art graphics where we will recall the most epic and vital battles of the different games in the saga while recruiting new characters and enjoying a genuinely sublime sounding band.
In our opinion, it is one of the most recommended games on this list and is that in addition to being a lot of fun, it is entirely free (with integrated purchases).
Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire
Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire is anything but a typical Final Fantasy. We find a somewhat clonic and repetitive resource management game taking advantage of its name.
Despite all this, the title continues to release new content, so we assume it will have a significant base of active players, which no one honestly expected when this game was presented.
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