With the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection launching for PS4 later this month, we'll soon be living in a world where (almost) every mainline Final Fantasy game will be playable on either PS4 or PS5 — or both. Once the Pixel Remaster's 19th April release date rolls around, only two titles from Square Enix's beloved series will be missing: Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIII.
XI is obviously a bit of a lost cause — a now ancient MMO that's still playable (and somewhat supported) on PC and mobile, but would likely never be re-released on current consoles. XIII, however, makes for a curious conversation. While Lightning's melodramatic adventure is easily one of the most divisive entries in the entire franchise, it is playable over on Xbox Series X|S, thanks Microsoft's backwards compatibility efforts.
For years now, fans have been wondering why Square Enix hasn't released a remastered Final Fantasy XIII collection. The saga is, after all, made up of three separate games, and so you'd think it would be a clear candidate for such a revival — but then trying to predict the actions of Square Enix is borderline impossible sometimes.
Still, 13 out of 15 core games isn't bad. Here's a quick rundown of the whole mainline series on PS5 and PS4:
- Final Fantasy (Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster) - PS4
- Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster) - PS4
- Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster) - PS4
- Final Fantasy IV (Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster) - PS4
- Final Fantasy V (Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster) - PS4
- Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster) - PS4
- Final Fantasy VII (updated re-release) - PS4
- Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - PS4
- Final Fantasy IX (updated re-release) - PS4
- Final Fantasy X HD Remaster - PS4
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - PS4
- Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn - PS5, PS4
- Final Fantasy XV - PS4
And of course, you'll be able to add Final Fantasy XVI to that list soon enough, as a PS5 exclusive.
It's also worth mentioning that all of these games feature in our Best Final Fantasy Games list, in which the series has been ranked and rated by readers. You can have your own say by visiting the page: