The Final Fantasy XIII games were, lets be very honest here, not every good at all. HOWEVER the one shining light of the series in my opinion was Final Fantasy XIII-2. You take control of Serah, the sister of Lightning and Noel as they travel through time in order to fix the damaged timeline of events that happened due to the events of XIII. What makes this game stand out is the time travel aspects, you get to meet the grown up forms of our fallen heroes. The inclusion of the monster taming is also a great addition, something which in ways influenced the later released World of Final Fantasy. This is defiantly worth a play.
The second sequel game to make it onto the list, Final Fantasy X-2 takes Yuna on her own adventure to find Tidus, who has been rumored to have been seen. Teaming with here old friend Rikku and a warrior called Rayne the came takes a new approach with Dress Spheres, a nod back to the old days of Final Fantasy classes i.e Black Mage, White Mage etc. X-2 is a really fun introduction to there series and is a hidden gem in the PS2 era of Final Fantasy games.
The final release on the Snes, Final Fantasy VI is a true classic and is the next game I would love to see Square Enix fully remake after Final Fantasy VII. This game has one of the best set of characters of the Snes era and has the second best soundtrack after VII. If you can get this on PSN then make this a must for downloading. A game you NEED to play.
A lot lower down the list than alot of people may of thought, Final Fantasy VIII was a much different game than what came before. With a newly created Draw system for magic, the game's main plus was the story. Personally the reason for the game being so low down is the battle system. The soundtrack is brilliant and, for the time, the cut scenes were breath taking. Plus who doesn't love the card game mini game?
The only Nintendo DS title to make the list, Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is very much like Suikoden Tactic on the PS2, a more chess style turn based strategy game with a great story and likable characters you can add to your team. Set in the same world as Final Fantasy XII, Luso is transported to Ivalice where he joins a Clan of Mercenaries who try to help Luso find his way back home. I love the Tactical battle system of the game and the array of characters are vast. The game also hosts an extensive customization system which opens the game up to great battles.
A few months before the release of Final Fantasy XV came World of Final Fantasy, a cute and cuddly additon to the final fantasy family. Going for a more Chibi animation style where your characters can be full form or small form the game proves that you don't need big shiny cut scenes in this day and age to be a visually stunning game. The game also gives us the first real turn based Final Fantasy game since XIII-2 where you control all the characters in your party. We are also introduced to the stacking system, where you stack your captured monsters on top of you to create a power tower of power! brilliant story, great battle system and a true final fantasy game.
Taking a step back from the more realistic style characters in VIII, Final Fantasy IX went all steampunk on us all, a step which made fans, including myself, very happy indeed. Final Fantasy IX had a great story, some of the best characters in the series and enough side quests to keep you going for days. Over the years this game has become more and more of a favorite for me and is the only other Final Fantasy game other than VII that I have played more than 4 times, X is a close third.
Final Fantasy XV is one of those games that takes you a little getting use to. A different style to the previous main series games XV goes all open world Witcher 3 style taking you on a journey between four friends that, at the end, will make you an emotional mess. I loved this game once I finally got into the swing of it. The main story is brilliant, mixing emotional scenes to rival the iconic Aerith scene in Final Fantasy VII with an aspect of dark horror near the games' climax.
The biggest plus is the story between the four leads making this the ultimate road trip.
The last really good Final Fantasy main series title before Final Fantasy 15 hit last year, Final Fantasy X had so many things to love. Great characters, a well structured leveling up system and of course Blitzball. This is one of the gems in the Final Fantasy crown, so much so that it has been released with a pretty good HD version for PS4 in the last few years. The perfect game for the PS2 era.
Come on what else could it be? The game that launched the Final Fantasy series to new heights when it made the move from Nintendo to Playstation. The first game in the series with 3D graphics Final Fantasy 7 has never been topped. This game has the most recognizable characters in the series from the games lead Cloud to the two hidden characters Vincent and Yuffie, there is not a character in this game you don't love. It is also the birth place of Chocobo Racing, the best side quest in the Final Fantasy series which sees you breed your own feathered friend. The story is perfect. That is all I have to say on that matter. There is not a person alive who can argue with me on this. The best game on PSone and the best Final Fantasy game ever made.