33 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.
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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 play as an immortal as he attempts to connect with other immortals and regain their lost memories. The backdrop for this adventure is a post magical revolution society that has in the last few decades begu...[Read Review]

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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. Xenogears tackles plenty of philosophies head on so if you enter the game with an open mind you might just spend a few minutes thinking about the real world that we live in. The core elements the game ta...[Read Review]

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8.9 User Avg (12 votes)
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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 and subsequently remastered for PlayStation 4. The games development and publishing was handled by Square Enix. From a story perspective the game isn’t anything ground breaking (although that is most Japanese RPGs t...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (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 angelic race in charge of looking after the humans below. At the centre of your society is the World Tree which grows the vital fruit of Fyggs which allows your kind to pass onto the next world. One day a ...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (12 votes)
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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 themselves to deal with the increasing threat of Nene who rules over the Grand Kingdom. The story and its accompanying setting was so highly rated that it led to the introduction of an anime and manga spin off a...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (9 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 an expansive story line to explore which does help bring new players into the fold of the series. This story revolves around your very own Caravan which players join after being attacked at sea and defended...[Read Review]

3DS
8.7 User Avg (7 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 Nintendo Wii and truly pushes this console to the limit in terms of hardware capabilities. Players take control of a young man known as Shulk who embarks on a quest to stop the threat from the Mechons (me...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (8 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 you look beyond the surface. Your first impressions will be pleasant as you take in the wonderful hand drawn backgrounds and fantasy story with memorable characters and decent voice acting to bring them to ...[Read Review]

3DS
8.6 User Avg (12 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 headed by Mistwalker and AQ Interactive with Hironobu Sakaguchi (the brain behind Final Fantasy) as part of the team. The game follows the story of a mercenary group as they attempt to find work in the bl...[Read Review]

Wii
8.5 User Avg (8 votes)
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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 popular role playing games such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball. The game has been re-released several times for modern day availability including the PlayStation Network, iOS, Android, Ninten...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (10 votes)
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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 of the game world) the range of environments and classes are one of the most attractive elements of Dofus. Character customisation is particularly impressive with many customisation options available from ...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (36 votes)
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Shin Megami Tensei IV

Growing the franchise further Shin Megami Tensei IV for the Nintendo 3DS allows players to explore an alternative path to demon slaying with ample options to talk with and even have demons join you on your quest rather than fighting them. This mechanic amongst other refinements to the previous titles is the focus of Shin Megami Tensei IV which once again delivers a potent RPG experience in a post apocalyptic Japan. Shin Megami Tensei IV (translated to True Goddess Reincarnation IV) is actually t...[Read Review]

3DS
8.5 User Avg (6 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 the White Witch (which this review focuses on). The PlayStation 3 version stays very true to the Japanese Nintendo DS version but expands on the gameplay to include a larger game world and more story elem...[Read Review]

PS3
8.4 User Avg (11 votes)
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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 with Windows and PlayStation releases following several years later. The game mixes elements of Final Fantasy and the Legend of Zelda with other popular role playing features also in the mix. The game has been praised since its release for the variety of its game mechanics including the ring command system, plot, graphics, AI and so...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (12 votes)
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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 school and its students. Players take control of one of these high school students who has recently moved from a large city. During this time a string of extremely odd murders take place that involve the unli...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (12 votes)
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Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia is part of the long running Tales series of role playing games and marks the 10th addition to this magical RPG franchise known for it’s unique combat elements. While originally only available for the Xbox 360 in English a Definitive Edition brought the popular series to a wider range of platforms. In Tales of Vesperia players will have the chance to explore the planet Terca Lumireis which features a similar theme and aesthetic to the past iterations of the franchise. On t...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (9 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. Chopin is based directly on Frederic Chopin a popular composer and pianist of his time (1810-1849). The game takes place over 8 different game chapters that are each based on one of his compositions. The ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (13 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 the standard setting by incorporating guns into a fantasy setting. The game takes place in the sky around a device known as the Basel which provides habitable space for humans to live after the planet starte...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (10 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, PS4 and Windows 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 underground. In order to save the human race the decision is made to find a new home planet through space travel. This is where the protagonist enters the fray as they board one of the first conveys...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (10 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 over by two powerful factions. This war is at its peak and puts players into the shoes of an unlikely hero that steps into the war after his neutral town is attacked. It’s up to the player to use cunning ...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (14 votes)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor belongs to the highly popular series of actions games and opts to mix several genres together to create a tactical role playing experience for the Nintendo DS. With multiple endings and paths to take throughout the story combining with so many different team setups it’s a game with high replay value as players can opt to take alternative paths or change their team composition between playthroughs for a different adventure. Set in modern day Tokyo the game explo...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (11 votes)
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Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth

Launching for PS4 and PS Vita, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth lets you command your own team of Digimon and customise them to be the ultimate fighting team as you play through the digital world storyline. Subsequently released n Windows and Nintendo Switch under the name Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition which included the original and sequel (Hacker’s Memory) which also boosts the original Digimon count from 249 to 341. Within this storyline your role is that of Takumi Aiba or Ami ...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (15 votes)
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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 the player will encounter. This journey follows the story of Juno, an amnesiac boy who vows for revenge after his sister is killed in battle in a civil war. He joins forces with the princess of the southe...[Read Review]

Xbox 360
7.9 User Avg (7 votes)
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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is a role playing tactical adventure that takes place within the Netherworld following the narcissistic protagonist Prince Laharl in a humour filled dark story. The game opens with Laharl being woken from his coffin with one of his vassals informing him that he has been slumbering for two years longer than anticipated and that his father the powerful King Krichevskoy has died and a number of other demons have risen to battle for the now vacant role of king. Vowing to re...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (13 votes)
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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 game takes place in the world of Grand Gaia which is full of powerful creatures (well over 200). These collectible characters come in many forms (beasts and humans) and can belong to one of the six elements...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (17 votes)
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Nier

Nier crafts an interesting story for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners while pairing it with action role playing and hack and slash fundamentals. Following the story of two books, one good and the other evil Nier is designed for players to play through the story multiple times in order to fully grasp the story elements as new story related mechanics are introduced on subsequent playthroughs. While a PS Vita version was planned this was eventually abandoned and never released to the public. Set i...[Read Review]

PS3Xbox 360
7.9 User Avg (10 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, firmly falling into the JRPG genre. With it’s success in the Japanese market it was eventually brought to English audiences and serves as the very first Trials game in the trilogy. Typical of a JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky centres itself around impressive character development and a turn based combat system similar to that used heavily in Final Fantasy Tactics. In The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky y...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (12 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, hunting monsters. You’ll venture through several maps completing monster hunting quests within an allotted time. Quests can vary from slaying to capturing monsters with each monster an extremely varied exp...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (11 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 squard while battling enemies and powerful bosses across the 180 stages. Each stage lets you take 5 heroes with your objective to defeat all the enemies within the stage. As these are predefined instanced...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (10 votes)
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Enchanted Arms

Enchanted Arms is one of the few console games to offer Pokemon like features and it does so with a traditional JRPG core. The result is a RPG adventure that has elements of monster collection and training to help you conquer the game world that Enchanted Arms throws you into. If you’re primarily a console gamer (PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One) seeking your next JRPG but want a touch of Pokemon vibe you’ll find it within. With these JRPG foundations players can also expect an experience ...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (8 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, which was the site for a once powerful empire that destroyed itself by using a powerful energy within the game world known as Flux. The current game world which players will have a chance to explore feat...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (12 votes)
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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 world and features an odd sense of humour that adds a lot to the games overall charm. In the game players assume the role of a private detective who is down on his luck and looking for work in the slums o...[Read Review]

PC
7.3 User Avg (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 Nintendo 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 that have seen this JRPG rise the ranks amongst critics and genre fans alike. In Tales of Grace f players will have the opportunity to explore the fictional world known as Ephinea which is divided into three different countries...[Read Review]

PS3
6.9 User Avg (10 votes)