All 15 Final Fantasy games, ranked best to worst

The Final Fantasy series has been around since 1987, and in that time, it’s become one of the cornerstones of the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) genre. Each Final Fantasy game features demanding combat, memorable characters and an ambitious storyline, and each one has introduced a handful of novel new gameplay mechanics.

What’s even more interesting about the Final Fantasy series is that every entry is someone’s favorite. While some entries are more universally beloved than others, there is no “bad” mainline Final Fantasy game. Each one of these titles tried something interesting, and each one of them succeeded, at least on some level. The Tom’s Guide staff put our heads together and came up with a list of all 15 Final Fantasy games, ranked best to worst — although the “worst” title here is still pretty good, by general gaming standards.