Final Fantasy XIII is the first of the series to appear on the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360. Final Fantasy XIII appears to go back to the basics that have made the series so popular, but of course with the full-capabilities of the next generation consoles. Final Fantasy XIII is the first and flagship game of the "Fabula Nova Crystallis," compiliation, which includes future sequels and spin-offs from the game (much like FF7 did).

The game introduced a new fast-paced combat, which used the Paradigm System, and a new system for for leveing the characters called Crystarium. Final Fantasy XIII retained familiar elements of the series, including chocobos, summons, and airship. The game received mostly good reviews and was that fastest selling title of the series. A sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2 was released in 2012 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is due out sometime late in 2013.


As a deepening crisis threatens to plunge the floating world of Cocoon into chaos, a band of unsuspecting strangers finds themselves branded enemies of the state. With the panicking population baying for their blood, and the military all too happy to oblige, they have no choice but to run for their lives... More

This game is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis Compilation, which includes a total of seven individual Final Fantasy games, including:

All Releases

Title Platform Release Date (JP) Release Date (US)
Final Fantasy XIII [13] PlayStation 3 2009-12-17 2010-03-09
Final Fantasy XIII [13] Xbox 360 2010-03-09
Final Fantasy XIII [13] Ultimate Hits International Xbox 360 2010-12-16
Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box PlayStation 3 2012-12-18
Lightning Ultimate Box PlayStation 3 2013-11-21
Final Fantasy XIII [13] SE Store (PC) 2014-10-09 2014-10-09
Final Fantasy XIII [13] Windows Steam (PC) 2014-10-09 2014-10-09
Final Fantasy XIII [13] Apple iOS 2015-04-10
Final Fantasy XIII [13] Android 2015-04-10