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Final Fantasy games

Group Description

This game group includes all games under the Final Fantasy license.

Trivia: Monsters

The name of the monsters in the Final Fantasy universe are often taken from different mythologies of the world. Here is a small list of some popular monsters, and what mythology they are taken from:
  • Behemoth - Jewish mythology. A huge monster and a symbol of evil.
  • Ahriman - Persian mythology. Personification of evil (In Final Fantasy games, ahrimans are one-eyed flying creatures, looking like bats).
  • Asura - Hindu mythology. A class of deities, as opposed to the "deva" (gods).
  • Grendel - English mythology, a monster fought by Beowulf
  • Tiamat - Babylonian mythology. Chaos, the mother of all things.
  • Kali - Hindu mythology. A mighty and often dangerous goddess of time and destruction.
Monsters a character can summon:
  • Ifrit - Arab mythology. A wicked spirit, also known as Jinn.
  • Shiva - Hindu mythology. One of the greatest gods, sometimes regarded as the God. Unfortunately for all fans of the Final Fantasy version of Shiva - he is a man.
  • Ramuh - "Ramuh" is maybe a form of "Rama", the incarnation of Vishnu in Hindu mythology.
  • Phoenix - Greek mythology. A bird that resurrects itself after dying (the item "phoenix down" also comes from there). The Asian phoenix (Chinese fenghuang is a different creature that might have been the inspiration for the monster as well.
  • Titan - Greek mythology. Titans were a class of deities that fought against the Olympic gods.
  • Siren - Greek mythology. A beautiful woman who charms sailors by singing to them.
  • Leviathan - Jewish mythology. A huge water creature. In modern Hebrew this word (לויתן, "livyatan") means "whale".
  • Fafnir - Norse mythology. A dragon that was defeated by the hero Sigurd.
  • Hades - Greek mythology. The world of the dead and also its ruler.
  • Quetzalcoatl - Central American mythology. One of the greater gods of the Aztecs.
  • Odin - Norse mythology. The most powerful god, the ruler of gods.
  • Gilgamesh - Sumerian / Akkadian mythology. A great hero and a legendary king.
  • Bahamut - Arab mythology. Is actually a translation of the Hebrew "behemoth". In Arab mythology, it is a big fish, not a dragon.

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Information also contributed by YID YANG
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WonderSwanBandai Co., Ltd.3.42
Final Fantasy2000PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WonderSwan ColorBandai Co., Ltd.3.71
Final Fantasy IV2007Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DSSquare Enix, Inc.3.58
Final Fantasy III2006Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, Ouya, PSP, Windows, Windows PhoneSquare Enix Co., Ltd.3.65
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring1998Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaNamco Limited3.71
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles2003GameCubeNintendo of America Inc.3.80
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance2003Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.61
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls2004Game Boy AdvanceNintendo of America Inc.3.81
Final Fantasy VII2005NESShenzhen Nanjing Technology3.50
Final Fantasy X International2002PlayStation 2, PS VitaElectronic Arts, Inc.3.02
Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission2004PlayStation 2, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment Asia2.41
Final Fantasy VIII1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.98
Final Fantasy III1994Android, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNES, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.91
Final Fantasy Anthology1999PlayStationSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.95
Final Fantasy X2001PlayStation 2Square Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.77
Final Fantasy Anthology: European Edition2002PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.3.90
Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy2011PSPSquare Enix, Inc.3.00
Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System2007PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated4.07
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII2007PSPSquare Enix, Inc.3.69
Final Fantasy Collection1999PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd.3.88
Final Fantasy Tactics (Square Millennium Collection)2000PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy I•II1994NESSquare Co., Ltd.4.20
Chocobo Collection1999PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd.3.50
Final Fantasy V1992PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNESSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.77
Final Fantasy Tactics1997iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.89
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Selected Covers

Final Fantasy VIII Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy VIII

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII
Title screen
Screenshot from Final Fantasy VIII