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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Release date: 2007 (05/08/2007)

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: PSP, PS Vita, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (Japanese: ファイナルファンタジータクティクス 獅子戦争, Hepburn: Fainaru Fantajī Takutikusu Shishi Sensō) is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The game is an updated version of Final Fantasy Tactics made for the PlayStation which was released in 1997.The War of the Lions is the second announced game in Square Enix's "Ivalice Alliance" series of video games set in the Ivalice fictional world. The first is…

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, known in Japan as Hikari no 4 Senshi -Final Fantasy Gaiden- (光の4戦士 -ファイナルファンタジー外伝-, Hikari No Yon Senshi -Fainaru Fantajī Gaiden-, Four Warriors of Light -Final Fantasy Side Story-), is a role-playing video game developed by Matrix Software and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. It is a spin-off of the Final Fantasy series and was released by Square Enix in Japan in 2009. The game was released in North America and Europe in October 2010. The game …

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Release date: 2020

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a 2020 action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix. It is the first in a planned series of games remaking the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII. Set in the dystopian cyberpunk metropolis of Midgar, it puts players in the role of a mercenary named Cloud Strife. He joins AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group trying to stop the powerful megacorporation Shinra from using the planet's life essence as an energy source. The gameplay combines real-time a…

Final Fantasy Dimensions

Final Fantasy Dimensions

Release date: 2010

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Dimensions is a role-playing video game developed by Matrix Software and published by Square Enix for mobile devices. Similar to Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, it was initially released as an episodic game, with the first two installments released in September 2010 on the Japanese i-mode distribution service, and in December 2010 for the EZweb distribution service. The game was remade for the iOS and Android platforms and released internationally in August 2012. Final Fantasy D…

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

Release date: 2012

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, known in Japan as Final Fantasy Brigade (ファイナルファンタジー ブリゲイド, Fainaru Fantajī Burigeido) was a Final Fantasy video game developed and published by Square Enix for Mobage compatible mobile phones. The game was similar to other traditional Final Fantasy games with an overworld and dungeons, but was socially oriented. There were over 2.5 million players just in Japan, though reviews have commented on the game's lack of polish and sound. The North American version offic…

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel

Release date: 2003

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Square Enix

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel (鋼の錬金術師 翔べない天使, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Tobenai Tenshi, lit. "Alchemist of Steel: The Flightless Angel") is an action role-playing game developed by Racjin and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 console. The game features an original story by Hiromu Arakawa from the creator of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. It is based on the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series, also published by Square Enix. The game was released in Japan on December 25, 2003,…

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox One

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Japanese: ファイナルファンタジー零式 HD, Hepburn: Fainaru Fantajī Reishiki HD) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and HexaDrive, and published by Square Enix for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later for Microsoft Windows via Steam. It was released worldwide in March 2015, while the Steam port was released in August 2015. Type-0 HD is a high-definition remaster of the Japan-exclusive PlayStation Portable game Final Fantasy Type-0, a spin-off from the main Final F…

Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III

Release date: 1990

Genres: Role-playing

Publishers: Square, Square Enix

Final Fantasy III is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Family Computer. The third installment in the Final Fantasy series, it was released in 1990. It is the first numbered Final Fantasy game to feature the job-change system. The story revolves around four orphaned youths drawn to a crystal of light. The crystal grants them some of its power, and instructs them to go forth and restore balance to the world. Not knowing what to make of the crystal's pronouncements…

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord

Release date: 2009

Genres: Defense

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord is a 2009 tower defense video game developed and published by Square Enix for the Wii and distributed through the WiiWare download service. The game is an entry in the Final Fantasy franchise, forming part of the Crystal Chronicles subseries. Taking place after Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, the game follows the titular Darklord as she defends her mobile tower from waves of attacks as it travels across the kingdom. Pla…

Final Fantasy XIV

Release date: 2010

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows personal computers, developed and published by Square Enix in 2010. It is the fourteenth entry in the main Final Fantasy series and the second MMORPG in the series after Final Fantasy XI. Set in the fantasy realm of Eorzea, players take control of a customized avatar as they explore the land and are caught up in both an invasion by the hostile Garlean Empire and the threat of the Primals, the de…

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Release date: 2019

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is the third expansion pack to Final Fantasy XIV, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and PlayStation 4. It was released on July 2, 2019, two years after Stormblood, the previous expansion. Like its predecessors, Naoki Yoshida served as director and producer and Masayoshi Soken composed the soundtrack. The expansion pack was released as a standalone product for current pla…

Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo

Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Square Enix

Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo (鋼の錬金術師3 神を継ぐ少女, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi 3 Kami o Tsugu Shōjo, lit. "Fullmetal Alchemist 3: The Girl who Succeeds God") is the third Fullmetal Alchemist video game for the PlayStation 2 and a role-playing video game continuation of the series of Square Enix games. The first two games in the series are Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel and Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir.

Final Fantasy Legend II

Final Fantasy Legend II

Release date: 1990

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameBoy

Publishers: Square, Sunsoft, Square Enix

Final Fantasy Legend II, originally released in Japan as Sa・Ga2: Hihō Densetsu (サ・ガ2 秘宝伝説, Sa・Ga2 ~ The Treasure Legend), is a role-playing video game developed by Square Co. for the Game Boy handheld console as the second game of their SaGa series. Initially released in December 1990 for Japanese audiences, the game was translated and released in North America in November 1991 by Square America Co, and again in 1998 by Sunsoft. Like its predecessor, the English version was re-branded as a Fina…

Front Mission

Front Mission

Release date: 1995

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Super Nes, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Squaresoft, Square Enix

Front Mission (フロントミッション, Furonto Misshon) is a tactical role-playing game developed by G-Craft and published by Squaresoft, and was released in Japan on February 24, 1995 for the Super Famicom. Front Mission is the first main entry and the first entry overall in the Front Mission series. Front Mission is part of a serialized storyline that follows the stories of various characters and their struggles involving mecha known as wanzers. A direct port of the game was released for the WonderSwan Col…

Final Fantasy Artniks

Release date: 2012

Genres: Role-playing

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Artniks is a Japanese video game developed by Square Enix and the GREE social network. It is the second Final Fantasy social game and the second game developed with GREE. The game is a card game using art assets, characters and battle systems from previous Final Fantasy titles. Players either fight series of battles against enemies and bosses for rewards and rankings, or engage other players. The game was released on November 30, 2012, and in just over a month, one million players …

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

Release date: 2006

Genres: Action, Adventure, Card, Combat

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, released in Japan as Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon (チョコボと魔法の絵本, "Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book") is a Nintendo DS adventure game developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix. It was released in Japan on December 14, 2006, in North America on April 3, 2007, and in the PAL region in May 2007. Final Fantasy Fables is a Final Fantasy spinoff starring a Chocobo in a setting which features common elements and creatures of the series. Music from the rest of the…

Front Mission 2089

Front Mission 2089

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Front Mission 2089 (フロントミッション 2089, Furonto Misshon 2089) is a tactical role-playing game developed by Square Enix Co., Ltd., MSF, and Winds, and was published and released in Japan by Square Enix Co., Ltd. in 2005 and 2008 for the mobile phones. The game was released on March 7, 2005 (i-mode services), October 27, 2005 (EZweb services), and June 18, 2008 (Yahoo! Mobile services). Front Mission 2089 is part of Front Mission Mobile, a project dedicated to Front Mission video games for the mobile …

Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Release date: 2015

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Dimensions II, also known as Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō (Japanese: ファイナルファンタジー レジェンズ 時空ノ水晶, Hepburn: Fainaru Fantajī Rejenzu: Toki no Suishō, lit. "Crystal of Space-Time") in Japan, is a free-to-play game developed by Matrix Software and published by Square Enix for Android and iOS devices. It is the second game released in Japan with the "Final Fantasy Legends" title after Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi (which was localized worldwide under the name Fina…

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers

Release date: 2014

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy Explorers (ファイナルファンタジー エクスプローラーズ, Fainaru Fantajī Ekusupurōrāzu) is an action role-playing video game for the Nintendo 3DS. It features character job-oriented combat against classic Final Fantasy monsters and summons. It was released in Japan in December 2014, and in North America and Europe in January 2016.

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV

Release date: 2007

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Square Enix

Final Fantasy IV is a Nintendo DS role-playing video game and an enhanced remake of the 1991 SNES game, Final Fantasy IV, also known as Final Fantasy II in America for the SNES. It was released as part of the Final Fantasy series 20th anniversary celebrations on December 20, 2007 in Japan, on July 22, 2008 in North America, and on September 5, 2008 in Europe. The game was developed by Matrix Software, the same team responsible for the 3D Final Fantasy III remake, and was supervised by members of…