Best Final Fantasy on Each Playstation System

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Final Fantasy: The Best Games on PlayStation 1, 2, and 5

Since the debut of the original PlayStation 1, the Final Fantasy series has been a staple in the top-tier lineup for every PlayStation generation. Though opinions vary on which game reigns supreme for each console, there’s no denying that these titles left a significant impact.

Final Fantasy VII: The Crown Jewel of the PlayStation 1 Era

Many fans consider Final Fantasy VII as their all-time favorite. While Final Fantasy VIII and IX were also notable for the transition to 3D games, none compared to the popularity of VII. Its influence even led to a highly anticipated remake that has been praised by critics and fans alike.

Final Fantasy X: A Leap Forward for Final Fantasy on PlayStation 2

This game marked a milestone for the franchise, introducing fully 3D environments and voice acting. The Conditional Turn-Based Battle (CTB) system added tactical depth to combat, and the Sphere Grid system allowed for unique character progression and customization.

Final Fantasy XIV: Defying Expectations on PlayStation 3

Despite initial struggles during its launch in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV has proven to be a standout title. Square Enix rebuilt the game from scratch and released it as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which gained an average daily player count of over a million and garnered widespread critical acclaim.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Bridging Generations on PlayStation 5

By blending new narratives with the classic tale, Final Fantasy VII Remake has left an indelible mark on players. Iconic characters like Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockheart have captivated fans, transcending the boundaries of gaming eras.

Final Fantasy XVI: Embracing Action on PlayStation 5

Some debate whether this game truly qualifies as an RPG, but its focus on action and visually stunning boss battles with Kaiju-sized summons like Ifrit and Bahamut leaves a lasting impression. Players take full control of their Eikon at certain points, creating some of the most impressive visuals on the PS5.

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