8 Final Fantasy Games That Have Great Multiplayer

Fighting a boss in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Although the Final Fantasy series is best renowned for its single-player narrative, a few installments stand out for their multiplayer.

For the most part, Final Fantasy has remained a single-player experience. That was generally true for the first ten main game entries, but from Final Fantasy 10, they began to integrate multiplayer and co-op in a big way. As one example, multiplayer arose mostly in spinoffs prior to MMOs, and multiplayer continues to thrive in the spinoff sector.

Nothing like teaming up with pals to take on large enemies and then harvest massive quantities of loot in an RPG. It’s like playing a crazy Japanese Dungeons and Dragons campaign on video. These Final Fantasy titles have the strongest multiplayer possibilities, from main entries to spinoffs.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Fighting a boss in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was the franchise’s first major co-op game. It was a GameCube exclusive, which was significant at the time because Square Enix had gone Final Fantasy exclusive for the whole PS1 generation.

Players could play as one of four races, each having their own set of characteristics. They might play alone with a Moogle or with up to three additional players. It was a little difficult to set up because Link Cables and Game Boy Advances were required, but it was still cool.

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn

A party in Final Fantasy 14

Final Fantasy 11, Square Enix’s first MMO, had to be a surprise hit. It did well enough to warrant a slew of expansions, although it was still a little antiquated for an MMO. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn revolutionised everything by making the game available as an MMO. It was also more readily available on various platforms and devices.

As Metacritic shows, it’s still going strong years later, with each expansion outdoing the preceding. At this point, it’s the ultimate multiplayer game with nearly infinite replay value.

Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Jack Ash and Jed arrive at the Chaos Shrine in Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is the franchise’s most recent co-op venture. It is a reinvention of the first game in which players take on the role of the legendary Warriors of Light on a quest to clear the kingdom of Chaos.

Despite the fact that four warriors are picked, the game is only available in three-player co-op mode. That’s disappointing, but the game is still enjoyable. It’s a lighter take on a Soulslike that should captivate casual players who’ve been inquisitive about the genre.

Final Fantasy 15: Comrades

Fighting a boss in Final Fantasy 15 Comrades

Final Fantasy 15: Comrades originated as an add-on for the main game. It was later severed and may now be enjoyed as a standalone multiplayer experience. It’s similar to prior Monster Hunter games in that players can teleport into locations for boss fights.

These are small sections, and once the boss is defeated, you’re done. It’s a smaller scaled-down version of a multiplayer game for this genre, but it was wonderful to see Final Fantasy 15’s universe expand a little at the time of its release.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Kefka from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the third game in the series and the first to be released on consoles in addition to the two PSP games. It’s a fighting game with Final Fantasy heroes and villains, so the concept is straightforward. Cloud, Tifa, and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7 are included.

Even Ramza from Final Fantasy Tactics expressed enthusiasm for this third installment. The bundle is modest in comparison to the PSP games, but the versus gameplay makes it a high recommendation for die-hard fans.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Promo art featuring characters in Final Fantasy Explorers

Unlike Final Fantasy 15: Comrades, Final Fantasy Explorers is a more direct take on some of the more recent Monster Hunter games. Players might customise their character and weapon class before venturing out into the world. They could fight minor monsters to create some gear or larger enemies for the finest loot.

Because there is little to no story in Drive Mad game, it is only suggested for individuals who have a large number of 3DS friends who prefer gameplay over anything else. Given that system’s demise, it would be good to see Square Enix port this to the Switch.

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier

Exploring the world in Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier was a battle royale game available solely on mobile devices. It is a prequel to the series in which Shinra recruits the best of the best to join the SOLDIER programme. It was a fun, albeit brief, battle royale experience. This game didn’t add anything to the genre, but Final Fantasy 7 aficionados would have adored it.

The word “would have” is important here because support for it has dwindled and there don’t appear to be any plans to move it to consoles. However, Square Enix can still surprise fans, so one never knows.

Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest And Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary

A cutscene featuring characters in Itadaki Street Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary

Most people are probably unfamiliar with Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. This is because it is only available in Japan. Every Itadaki Street crossover game in the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series has been available only in Japan. There were other entries for PS2 and PSP that combined the two big RPG franchises, with this being the most recent.

Fortune Street, a version for the Wii that combined Mario and Dragon Quest characters, was released instead. Overall, Itadaki Street is a more RPG-oriented version of Mario Party and a fantastic multiplayer game for at-home parties.