32 Games Like Final Fantasy

Games Like Final Fantasy
Our collection of games like Final Fantasy features the best Japanese RPGs and includes games like Final Fantasy tactics for PC, iOS, Android and consoles.

Final Fantasy is one of the most recognisable franchises, especially in the Asian gaming market. The franchise had its first game released in 1987 and has since grown to dozens of titles.

In the majority of games in the Final Fantasy series players take control of a group of characters (each with their own job or class) and progress through the game by exploring and defeating various enemies that are either randomly encountered or predetermined boss battles. These battles are turn based with players commanding each character individually to attack, use a spell or an item.

As the game has evolved this turn based system has improved to include hands-on and action elements to enhance the gameplay. As players advance individual characters gain experience and level up to improve their skills.

The games like Final Fantasy here feature the very best from the Japanese RPG genre and offer a mixture of turn based action combat and real time experiences. This makes the collection below also ideal for those seeking games like Final Fantasy Tactics.

Games Like Final Fantasy

dofus

Dofus

Dofus is a turn based MMORPG that started in France and has rapidly expanded worldwide since that time. The game was so successful that it has lead to a number of spin off games including Wakfu which continues the story of the Dofus universe. Set in The World of Twelve (named after the 12 gods ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(36 votes)
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Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles is a very unique role playing game that blends shooting and strategy together. The game offers a thought provoking experience that will immerse you in the beautiful game world. Valkyria Chronicles takes place in a World War II style era with the Europa continent being fought... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(14 votes)
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Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles mixes sci-fi with the Japanese RPG genre to create a streamlined game that does away with many unnecessary features that usually plague the genre. The game was released in 2012 with development being undertaken by Monolith Soft. Xenoblade Chronicles is only available on the... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(7 votes)
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Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey brings an amazing Japanese role playing experience similar to that of the Final Fantasy series to the Xbox 360. The game was released in 2008 with development being headed by none other than the original creator of the Final Fantasy series (Hironobu Sakaguchi). In Lost Odyssey you ... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(16 votes)
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Resonance of Fate

Resonance of Fate tries to capture the Japanese role playing genre while adding plenty of unique mechanics. While Resonance of Fate pulls this off in some game aspects, does it masterfully innovate them all? Resonance of Fate was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010 and changes up th... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 votes)
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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is an action RPG from Square Enix. Originally launching on Xbox 360 only the game eventually came to PS3 with a few improvements. Choosing a science fiction setting the game is set after a third world war has devastated the Earth leaving the population to go undergroun... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(10 votes)
xenogears

Xenogears

Xenogears was one of the most popular games for the original PlayStation and now thanks to the PlayStation Store you can get your hands on this classic for your modern PlayStation devices. The game follows Fei Fong Wong and his party of adventurers as they unlock the mysteries of the game world... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(11 votes)
enchanted-arms

Enchanted Arms

Enchanted Arms is one of the few console games to offer Pokemon like features. So if you prefer to do your gaming on a console (PS3 or Xbox 360) and need something with a Pokemon vibe you’ll want to consider Enchanted Arms. The game also has many similarities to Final Fantasy with many Ja... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(8 votes)
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Ni No Kuni

Ni No Kuni blends action role playing with monster capturing to offer a great mixture of action and strategy. The game was originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2010 but didn’t receive an English release until 2013 which was for the PlayStation 3 platform under the name Ni No Kuni: Wrath of... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)
secret-of-mana

Secret of Mana

Secret of Mana was originally released in 1993 by Square (now Squire Enix) for the SNES. In 2010 the game was re-released on the iOS platform with very minor changes. The game mixes elements of Final Fantasy and the Legend of Zelda with other popular role playing features also in the mix. The g... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(12 votes)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor belongs to the highly popular series and opts to mix several genres together to create a tactical role playing like experience. With multiple endings and paths to take throughout the story combining with so many different team setups it’s a game with high repl... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
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Bravely Default

Enjoy deeply satisfying combat as you adventure across a fantasy world in Bravely Default a role playing experience that mixes many elements together centring on a very enjoyable combat experience. The bones of the game are a traditional turn based JRPG but it’s much more than this once y... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(11 votes)
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Eternal Sonata

Eternal Sonata is a role playing game from Japan with a focus on incorporating musical elements into its gameplay. The game is available for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. A large portion of the game is set within the strange dream world of Chopon, a composer of music that is on his death bed.... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(13 votes)
magna-carta-2

Magna Carta 2

Magna Carta 2 is a Japanese role playing experience that was released on the Xbox 360 in 2009. The game has plenty of depth in its item and skill system that gives you a great amount of choice. The game is set on the fictional land of Lanzheim, a fantasy based world featuring several races that... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(7 votes)
blue-dragon

Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon is part of the Japanese RPG genre and is similar in design to the Final Fantasy series partly due to Hironobu Sakaguchi overseeing production of the game and writing the story. In Blue Dragon you’ll get to explore a great open world as a group of five friends who take it upon themse... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(9 votes)
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Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia is part of the long running Tales series of role playing games. It is the 10th addition to the franchise and is only available for the Xbox 360 (in English). In the game players will have the chance to explore the planet Terca Lumireis. On this planet the people have evolved t... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(9 votes)
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Tales of Grace f

Tales of Grace f is the PlayStation 3 port of the popular Japanese RPG that was originally released on the Wii (only in Japan). The game is part of the long running Tales series with similar gameplay and story elements to the previous instalments in the franchise. In Tales of Grace f players wi... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(10 votes)
persona-4

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is a Japanese RPG that has you taking on the role of a high school student. The game originally launched on PlayStation 2 in 2008 and received an enhanced Golden edition in 2012 for the PlayStation Vita. The game is set in a rural town with emphasis on the high sch... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
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Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia is a RPG experience for your Nintendo DS with time travel elements making up the core of the experience. The game was developed by Atlus who worked on many other popular games in the genre including the highly received Nocturne and Persona 3. Radiant Historia is set on Vanqueur... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(12 votes)
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies changes up the standard formula of the series by focusing on some core improvements and multiplayer features. The game is still a great single player experience though for Dragon Quest fans. The game opens up in the Observatory which is home to an ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(12 votes)
lionheart-tactics

Lionheart Tactics

Available within your browser or on your mobile device Lionheart Tactics takes the FF Tactics formula and adds a healthy dose of hero collection into the fray. Playing as the hero and travelling across the lands you’ll use a constantly changing hero roster to stop the evil which has retur... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(5 votes)
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Fantasy War Tactics

Fantasy War Tactics brings the popular turn based tactical genre to the mobile scene with Nexon’s creation. Collect a team of your favourite heroes as you advance through a PvE campaign and claim the PvP titles. Your objective in Fantasy War Tactics is to take over the world with your own... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate builds on the formula perfected from the previous titles with another impressive 3DS game that has you tracking down monsters and battling them in strategic fights as you constantly improve your gear. Jumping into the boots of a hunter players for the first time have a... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(7 votes)
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The Last Story

The Last Story is unique game for the Nintendo Wii that has been compared to the likes of Final Fantasy. The game combines many game genres together including role playing, strategy and even some stealth mechanics. The Last Story was released in 2012 solely for the Nintendo Wii with development... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(8 votes)
last-remnant

The Last Remnant

The Last Remnant tries to do some unique things in the Japanese RPG genre but not all of them succeed creating a game you’ll either love or hate based on how you like to play the genre. The game was released for the Xbox 360 in November 2008 with a Windows release early in 2009. The games... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
chrono-trigger

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is a role playing game that was originally developed for the Super Nintendo in 1995. The game was developed by Square (now Square Enix) so you know that the game is a high quality experience. The development team of the game also included several big names that worked on other po... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 votes)
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha. Simply put, MH3U is about, ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(11 votes)
nier

Nier

Nier creates an interesting story for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners that revolve around two books, one good and the other evil. Uniquely to understand the full story players will need to complete the game multiple times. Set in a decaying world players control Nier in his quest to save his ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(10 votes)
disgaea

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Welcome to the Netherworld! The world that Disgaea takes place in. Follow the narcissistic protagonist Prince Laharl in this humour filled RPG adventure. Laharl took a nap that unexpectedly lasted two years, and has been awakened by his loyal vassal and fellow protagonist Etna to find that his ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(13 votes)
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky originally launched in Japan and made its way to the PlayStation Portable as an English version in 2011. The game is what you would expect from a Japanese RPG with a focus on character development and uses a turn based combat system similar to that of Fin... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
brave-frontier

Brave Frontier

Brave Frontier is a unique turn based RPG that offers a mixture of Pokemon and classic Final Fantasy gameplay as you try to collect all the available characters and create your dream squad. This highly polished offering from gumi Inc. is available for free on both iOS and Android devices. The g... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(17 votes)
anachronox

Anachronox

If you enjoy the gameplay that the Japanese role playing genre has to offer but want something with more of a western or sci-fi setting then Anachronox provides a good balance between the two. The game was released in 2001 and is a Windows only game. Anachronox takes place in a cyberpunk themed... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)