25 years ago today, one of the greatest Super Nintendo games of all-time was released, Final Fantasy VI. It was the sixth game in the series and first to be directed by someone other than the series creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi. Since its release, the popular RPG has sold over 3.48 million copies worldwide and in 2007, was named the 2nd greatest RPG of all time by IGN, losing out to Chrono Trigger. When was the last time you played Final Fantasy VI? What is your favorite game in the series?
In celebration of Final Fantasy VI’s anniversary, we’ve assembled what we consider to be the 10 best Final Fantasy games in the series’ long history. Enjoy!
10. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
With rhythm games rising in popularity, it was really only a matter of time before we got one from the series containing some of the best and most memorable music in gaming history. Theatrhythm (and its sequel, Curtain Call) was released for the Nintendo 3DS and was so well-received that it actually caused shortages, as Square Enix had not produced enough cartridges to meet the unexpected demand (the game is also the only Final Fantasy game released for Nintendo platforms that is not available on the e-Shop, which exacerbated the problem). The game combined the incredible music library of the series up to that point with characters and video from the games, along with a mild leveling mechanic allowing higher difficulties and extra characters and songs to be unlocked, and created an excellent rhythm game that should be high on any Final Fantasy fan’s playlist.