DLC is not new to the Final Fantasy series. These were the best packs out of all of them.
When they started making straight sequels to games, that was one of the most important changes to the Final Fantasy series. First, there was Final Fantasy 10-2. Then, Final Fantasy 7 topped that idea by making a whole collection of movies, anime, books, and many game spinoffs.
When the show moved to HD, that was another big change. DLC was just starting to become a thing at this point. In the early games of the Final Fantasy series, it was hard to make DLC that was useful, but as the series has gone on, it has also gotten some cool stuff. Let’s look at the best games that have done it. MMO expansions are too huge to include in this breakdown.
Costumes – Final Fantasy 13-2
At the start of HD, companies didn’t know how to make DLC that was interesting. In the RPG scene, the horse armour from The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion has become a funny joke. Overall, this can also be said about Final Fantasy, because DLC was hard to use at first. But it’s important to give a quick nod to the costume choices for Final Fantasy 13-2.
They were expensive, but it’s okay to be a nerd sometimes, even if it’s just through costumes, when there are crossover events. The N7 Armour from Mass Effect could be bought and put on both Serah and Noel. In Final Fantasy 15, Noel earned an Assassin’s Creed attire, which would become a wider crossover event.
Sora – World Of Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy was one of the strangest new spinoffs in the history of Final Fantasy, which is saying a lot. Lann and Reynn are brother and sister who go to a foreign land and meet heroes, villains, and monsters from all over the Final Fantasy world. One example is Cloud from the game Final Fantasy 7.
In battles, the two brothers could catch monsters to add to their team, kind of like in Pokemon. Now, the aforementioned Final Fantasy figures were only there for the story and to be summoned; they were never really part of the party. This is where Sora from Kingdom Hearts comes in. He was free DLC that could be called on as a hero in battle, which got fans of that series excited.
Chrono Trigger Music – Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
Rhythm games have been around for a long time, so by the time Square Enix made the 3DS, they knew they had to make money off of this type.In 2012, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy came out for the 3DS. It had a lot of music from the Final Fantasy games. There was also some DLC, but most of it was just more Final Fantasy songs.
The first sequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, added Square Enix’s music to the DLC.Chrono Trigger has to be the coolest game to be on the list. Xenogears, Bravely Default, and The World Ends With You tunes were great too. Even with the newest piece, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, the fun keeps going.
Wanderer Of The Rift – Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Square Enix and Koei Tecmo worked together to make the game Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. They got their Team Ninja writers to work on a copy of Souls that would let players play as the Four Warriors of Light and retell the story of the first Final Fantasy. Free updates and larger expansions have been released since 2022.
The whole effort had three additions, and it is now over. The middle child is the best of Trials of the Dragon King, Wanderer of the Rift, and Different Future. Gilgamesh’s “Battle on the Big Bridge” fight theme will get your blood pounding.
Episode Prompto – Final Fantasy 15
It took a long time for Final Fantasy 15 to come out. It was first called Final Fantasy Versus 13 when it was mentioned in 2006. And it would have been set in the same world as Final Fantasy 13. In the end, it got a new name and was set to come out in 2016. After a decade, Square Enix initiated a PR blitz to fulfil this promise. This included a CG movie, a miniseries of anime, and several games based on the main Tunnel Rush game.
It even had four DLC stories that went deeper into the characters of Prompto, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Ardyn. There were going to be more character stories, but they were cancelled in the end. The best DLC is for Prompto, especially for people who like the Metal Gear Solid series. This DLC episode is the one you should play because it has a lot of sneaky action.
Comrades – Final Fantasy 15
Since Final Fantasy 15’s expanded world was so big, it would be a shame not to add one more DLC pack for it. Final Fantasy 15: Comrades was first integrated to the main game but later became a free-to-play game.
It’s similar to Monster Hunter in that players can work together online to take on big monsters. Final Fantasy 15: Comrades wasn’t Square Enix’s Monster Hunter World. That would come in the form of the fun group Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy Explorers for the 3DS.
Episode INTERmission – Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
When the pandemic began in April 2020, Final Fantasy 7 Remake was released. With a version of a Square Enix classic, it calmed fears about the terrible disease. In 2021, Square Enix updated the game on PS5 with a photo mode.
Episode INTERmission, which was available on the PS5, was all about Yuffie. She was sneaking into Shinra on a secret mission while Cloud and the others were doing their thing in the main game. Episode INTERmission not only made the remake better by being in it, but it also set a higher standard for future Final Fantasy DLC.