Square Enix Final Fantasy XIV

Last updated: April 9, 2024

You're probably already familiar with Final Fantasy, and Square Enix's "Final Fantasy XIV" is just as enjoyable as previous editions. Even with upgrades, the game maintains its classic feel, letting players pick up the game even if they haven't played in years. This game has a rating suitable for teens and adults.

We looked at the top Video Games and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Video Game you should buy.

No products found.

Product Details

In our analysis of 169 expert reviews, the Square Enix Final Fantasy XIV placed 11th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

For newcomers to FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, this bundle is the complete edition and includes the award-winning FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and its expansions FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood! Join millions of others online and start your own FINAL FANTASY adventure today!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Great for beginning, Tons of depth for the hardcore.
Underwater exploration is one of Stormblood's flashy new features, complete with mounts that let you hobnob with the fishes and ninja turtle-like denizens of the deep. It's initially amazing, at least for as long as I can hold my breath here in the real world.
A thrilling new chapter to the ongoing Final Fantasty XIV saga. Streamlined job class progression is faster, easier. Red Mage is the bomb.
- Kotaku
There is a vast amount to do, which will please players looking to make a serious commitment to a new MMO.
The changes to the combat system have also been wonderful. Animations have been greatly improved (especially when it comes to making each class feel different), and the removal of attribute points streamlines the leveling process.
It has beautiful graphics.
Part of the game's appeal is how much it doesn't change; Final Fantasy XIV doesn't reinvent the wheel.
Strong balance that makes all classes viable.

What reviewers didn't like

Content bloat can intimidate new players.
Story progress a bit too quickly. New swimming and diving mechanic woefully underutilized. No dancer job.
- Kotaku
A certain amount of grind is, however, inevitable.
The only thing I'm bummed out about is the swimming aspect, which isn't nearly as monumental as flight.
A total lack of direction or instruction. Possibly worst interface and economy in MMO history.
Struggling with leftover baggage from original.
View our Video Game buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

From our partners