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  • evoxpisces - March 18, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    There is no right or wrong rankings of Final Fantasy games - everyone has their own opinion. That said, I'm shocked to see FFTA2: Grimoire of the Rift ridiculously high on the list. I thought it was mediocre at best, and in no way better than FFT or FFTA. In any event, here is my list: 1. Final Fantasy IX 2. Final Fantasy XII 3. Final Fantasy X 4. Final Fantasy IV (original) 5. Final Fantasy VI 6. Final Fantasy VII 7. Final Fantasy XIII 8. Final Fantasy VIII 9. Final Fantasy V 10. Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • thelegendaryX - March 13, 2014 6:45 a.m.

    Faves are, in no particular order: FF9, FF6, FF7, FF8, and FF12 Least favorites are FF10 and FF13 because of the linearity (in more than one aspect of the gameplay) and annoying characters.
  • metalgatesolid - February 27, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    Final Fantasy X is my favorite. One that really got me into the series. Tried VII enjoyed but didnt love it. X was beautiful and had one of the best stories outside Metal Gear Solid,
  • steven-grau - February 25, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    Excellent article. As a big Final Fantasy fan, it's nice to see an objective look at the series like this. Very refreshing compared to the "my favourite one is the best and all others are garbage!" statement most people make. Good stuff, gamesradar!
  • pinoklin - February 24, 2014 8:39 p.m.

    I am really glad you included theathrythm, which happens to be my fav 3ds game so far
  • TrAnMu - February 24, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    I appreciate that XIII is on this list (And XIII-2 as well though I prefer XIII). It really is a beautiful game that tells a great story with a fun battle system. Sure its linear for 2/3 of the game but that matters so little when the content is all still there. There are still missions, megabosses, etc. to keep you busy well after the credits roll. If you really invest yourself in the mythos that the game creates (it becomes a little muddled in XIII-2; haven't played LR yet), and in the complexity and openness of the battle system, there is a lot of fun to be had.
  • richard-stachowsk-iii - February 24, 2014 9:40 a.m.

    The list is already complete crap,cause two of the XIIIs are included.all three of those games suck.In fact the XIIIs make me believe SE is ran by barely functional idiots that want to kill the franchise.Only the most devout and blind fanboy will say the XIIIs were in anyway good FF games.Don't believe me the HD rerelease of X and X-2 are doing better in sales then the XIIIs.
  • CalamityEnsues - February 24, 2014 12:44 p.m.

    Whoa dude, so edgy. Never head that before. XIII was not anywhere near the best but it was far far FAR from crap. Why not shut your fat face up and take your crying elsewhere. Thanks!
  • pinoklin - February 24, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    Chill dude, it's not GR's fault you have a terrible taste in games
  • DaveGoose - February 24, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    I disagree with the list entirely. I think part of what makes FF great is how different the games are and how people react to them. If you ask 10 people what their favourite FF game you could get 10 different answers. But I am all for any articles on Final Fantasy! Keep them coming!
  • Clovin64 - February 23, 2014 7:29 a.m.

    It makes me sad to see FFXII so low, as it's easily one of my absolute favourites. A huge explorable world, more mature story-telling and dialogue, no real random encounters, almost limitless character customisation and an enormous amount of optional content. Not to mention Balthier is a sexy beast, and is possibly my favourite FF character ever. I'm currently finishing up another playthrough of FFVI (the World of Ruin takes me quite a while to get through!), and I'm planning on going back to FFIX after that. Personally, I'd love FF16 to go back to its colourful medievil fantasy style, with fun, warm and lovable characters. FF15 currently looks far too po-faced and serious right now.
  • Doctor_Pancakes - February 23, 2014 8:30 a.m.

    Pretty sure they made Bravely Default to satisfy old school Final Fantasy fans and they did a fantastic job of it! So your wish had happened!
  • Clovin64 - February 23, 2014 11:26 a.m.

    Maybe I'm just being greedy, but I'd love a proper current gen old-skool style FF :P Can't wait till I actually get around to buying the full version of Bravely Default, the demo was awesome sauce!
  • mafyooz - February 23, 2014 12:50 a.m.

    No Dirge Of Cerberus? For shame.... ;)
  • sephex - February 24, 2014 9:55 a.m.

    Thank God!
  • timothy-pearson - February 24, 2014 11:19 a.m.

    For real lol, one of my favorite Final Fantasies XD
  • Pruman - February 22, 2014 4:05 p.m.

    My top three have always been VI, VII, and X, in that order. I have a theory that Final Fantasy is like Mario Kart - your favorite is whichever one you REALLY got into first. For me, that's VI. It kindled a life-long love of RPGs, which was confirmed and reinforced by VII. Sadly, the ones after that were responsible for effectively killing my interest in the Japanese branch of that genre. It took some dabbling in Dragon Quest to bring it back. If you think RPGs are too damn easy these days, fire one of those up and prepare to be educated. My bottom two are definitely VIII and II. Squall is the douche of douches, and I was rooting for the villains to kill him the entire time. Also, they removed any sense of progression by leveling the enemies with you. II's leveling system is just weird, and I HATE HATE HATE the trap rooms. Disclaimer: I haven't played XIII or its sequels yet. I hear opinions are a bit divided on that one. :)
  • timothy-pearson - February 24, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    Funny, I got into Tactics first, then 8, then 9, and then 7 lol which by then I decided 7 was my favorite and still is today :) And now I have played em all. FF13 Lightning Returns is awesome as shit...but Original FF13 was terrible :l As for 8...you must hate people that get picked on js XD Squall has to go through a lot of shit and keep his badassness from falling out of his pants. He gets into a romantic relationship with Rinoa. SHE was character I couldn't stand, reminded me of preps. Squall is a legit badass soldier. But in the end *spoiler* he never gains all of which he traveled so far for. And walks the lonely desert, lost. But overall I enjoy all the Final Fantasy games lol
  • Pruman - February 24, 2014 12:08 p.m.

    Eh, to each his own. I really like Tidus and Wakka, and a whole chunk of the fanbase can't stand them. Also, Jecht picked on him pretty bad, but he had a reason for it. :) My problem with Squall is that I've known guys like him in real life, and I generally avoid them. It's no fun to hang out with people who are quiet and pissed off all the time. :)
  • Spider3PO - February 22, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    This list needs to be shorter, in my opinion. Even a top twelve would be better. Not that I have anything against sequels and spin offs. Well, when I think of FFX I also automatically think of FFX-2 as an extension. So, I would never separate them if I were to make a top ten in my case. Chocobo Racing is fun, but it would never make my list. Maybe in my list of Top Ten Kart games. It'd probably be number Ten. For easy to use power ups, variety of racers, and vast list of unlockable racers. Though, some tracks of Chocobo Racing are painful to race on. Much like Rainbow Road, multiplied. Anyways, that's my two cents. It was still a good article, just seemed a bit too long.

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