Top 10 Best Square Enix Games You Can Play Today

Best Square Enix Games
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Here Are The Best Square Enix Games To Play Today

Square Enix is one of the most well-known gaming studios in the industry today. Square Enix is easily one of the best in terms of their history with developing RPGs. They are responsible for some of video games most recognizable stories and characters. Square Enix today still continues to push out amazing work, this is The Top 10 Best Square Enix Games You Can Play Today.

10. Left Alive

LEFT ALIVE - Find a Way to Survive - Gameplay Trailer PS4

Left Alive is a third-person shooter that focuses on stealth and survival mechanics.

The story follows three separate characters as they try to fight off an on-going invasion. Left Alive focuses on player choice that will affect how the story unfolds.

It's an interesting game if you're looking to play a stealth-based shooter Left Alive is worth checking out.

Left Alive requires you to play smart and use stealth to achieve your goal.

Left Alive focuses on player decision making every choice count.

9. Final Fantasy XI: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - PS4 Trailer

In terms of MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV is easily the most accessible for newcomers to the genre with a friendly community of players. XIV also boasts one of the most interesting and longest stories of any Final Fantasy game, being fleshed out with multiple expansions including Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringer releasing sometime this summer.

Final Fantasy XIV is definitely a game for anyone who has ever been curious about the MMO genre.

Final Fantasy XIV allows you to customize your character with multiple races and job classes.

8. Dragon Quest Builders

Dragon Quest Builders - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

Dragon Quest Builders is Square’s answer to Minecraft. Unlike Minecraft Dragon Quest builders contains a story mode that sees you rebuilding the world of the first Dragon Quest game as an alternate universe in which the player lost.

Dragon Quest Builders is a very vibrant game that will see you building your settlement and defend it from monsters. As you build your settlement more villagers will come and live in your settlement. Dragon Quest Builders is a relaxing game that allows for players to flex their creative muscle.

Dragon Quest Builders sees you building your settlement as you reclaim the land.

Dragon Quest Builders allows you to zoom out in order to better plan how you want to build.

7. Tomb Raider (2013)

Tomb Raider - Survivor Trailer

Tomb Raider serves as a reboot to the Tomb Raider franchise and acts as an origin story for Lara Croft. The 2013 reboot is an amazing game with stunningly realistic visuals, strong cinematic action set pieces, and action gameplay as you struggle to survive.

The biggest thing that this version adds is how they develop Lara Croft’s character. The game portrays Lara as a more realistic person caught in a bad situation. It avoids making her a bland sex symbol for young male gamers like in the 90s.

Tomb Raider is an extremely fun adventure that is worth checking out especially if you’re a fan of cinematic games like the Uncharted series.

Tomb Raider (2013) version of Lara Croft is the best rendition of the character

Tomb Raider's quick time action set pieces work to make the game feel like an action movie.

6. Octopath Travelers

Octopath Traveler - Overview Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Octopath Travelers is a unique turn-based RPG that sees you picking one of eight characters and following their story. You can recruit every character in a single playthrough in order to experience everyone’s story. There isn’t one overall connecting story. The game is broken down into 8 smaller stories.

The game's combat is turned based and focus on breaking your opponent's defenses in order to disrupt their turn. Outside of combat each of the main characters has a unique skill that can help in the journey. One character could persuade townsfolk to assist them and another character could instead rob them blind. Octopath Traveler is a fun take on the RPG genre that is worth playing for fans of Square Enix.

Octopath Traveler's high definition pixel art style is absolutely beautiful.

Octopath Traveler's combat focuses on careful planning to break through your opponent's defense.

5. Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV - Reclaim Your Throne Trailer PS4

Final Fantasy XV is the most recent Final Fantasy game. The appeal of Final Fantasy XV is its extremely strong center party of Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto. These four characters aren’t simple acquaintances with a common goal, they come off as life-long friends. The game is best described as a buddy road trip game, as the story revolves around Noctis traveling to Altissia to marry his fiance Lunafreya.

The game's combat is easy to grasp using action-based attacks as Noctis. It’s extremely fun to explore the open world of the game and take on large monsters. Or you can simply enjoy driving around with your buds.

The only place XV falls short is its story, having originally been known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII the game was rework multiple times before ending up as Final Fantasy XV. However, the game has seen multiple story expansions that help flesh out the story. Final Fantasy XV is one of the most interesting games in the entire series.

Final Fantasy XV is the game version of a buddy road trip movie, and it's an amazing time.

Final Fantasy XV focuses on action style gameplay as Noctis

4. The World Ends With You

The World Ends with You: Final Remix - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

The World Ends With You is one of the best games to ever release on the DS. It has been released in other forms most currently the Final Remix version for Switch, but the DS version still holds up as the best. The game steps away from the usual Square Enix fantasy worlds and takes place in a fictionalized version of Shibuya Japan. The World Ends With You revolves around Neku as he competes to survive the Reaper’s Game in order to get a second chance at life.

The gameplay sees you controlling Neku on the bottom screen with the stylus and using the D-pad to control the actions of your partner on the top screen. It's extremely fun to keep track of both characters at once. The Switch version has both characters on the same screen but it keeps a similar control setup.

The game also has a focus on the idea of fashion trends that make it so you always have to consider what brand you're wearing. Wearing a popular brand in certain areas will increase your stats and abilities.

In terms of presentation, the game has thick line art that gives the game a comic book like look in cutscenes. However, it’s the sound that steals the show. The World Ends With You has one of the most unique soundtracks of any game with a modern hip hop theme. The World Ends With You is an absolute must play.

The World Ends with You thick line art gives every cutscene the feeling of a comic book.

The World Ends with You sees you controlling multiple characters at once.

3. Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III - Gameplay Overview 

Kingdom Hearts III is the long-awaited third main installment of the Kingdom Hearts series. It follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy as they explore Disney worlds and fight Organization XIII. You don’t have to understand the story to enjoy the game, though fans of the story will get the most out of the game.

The game is action focused and sees you doing non-stop combos and plowing through enemies. Kingdom Hearts III is just an extremely fun game to play. The Disney worlds look absolutely fantastic with movie-quality visuals. Kingdom Hearts III is an absolute treat.

Kingdom Hearts 3 adds a larger sense of scale with a strong sense of verticle gameplay.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Disney worlds are near movie perfect.

2. Bravely Default

Nintendo 3DS - Bravely Default - Adventure Trailer

Bravely Default serves as Square’s return to old school turn based design Bravely Default follows Tiz, Anges, Edea, and Ringabell as the try to save the world from destruction.

The combat is turn-based but with a twist that allows players to defend for one turn in order to get two turns the following round. It adds a level of strategy to combat. Bravely Default also contains 24 jobs that can be assigned to any member of the party and will change how the character looks in combat and in cutscenes.

Bravely Default, and its sequel Bravely Second, is a must for anyone who wants old school Square with an improved twist.

Bravely Default's world is done as a watercolor painting that is absolutely stunning.

Bravely Default's focus on a small group of four heroes make it feel most similar classic Final Fantasy.

1. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Dragon Quest XI Launch Trailer PS4

Dragon Quest XI is a Dragon Quest game deconstructed and remade into one of the best games of the series. Dragon Quest is simple with its turn-based gameplay with encounters being visible on the overworld. It is one of the purest RPG experiences you can have today.

The thing that makes Dragon Quest XI shine above a lot of the other Square Enix titles is its accessibility to newcomers and its jaw-dropping art. The art of Dragon Quest is based on the style Akira Toriyama most famous for being the creator of DragonBall. His art gives the series its identity and it looks amazing. Definitely a game worth checking out and the best game you can play from Square Enix.

Dragon Quest XI brings the artwork style of Toriyama to stunning HD.

Dragon Quest XI gameplay is still the same classic gameplay we all know and love and it is perfect.

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