Best Kingdom Hearts Games

The Top Ten
1 Kingdom Hearts II Kingdom Hearts II Product Image

This is my second favorite game of all time and favorite KH game ever. This game just blew me away. I'm not talking about the beginning with Roxas; I'm talking about when the game REALLY begins. First off the graphics are beautiful and still are to this day. The animation is better than most games and it's overall well done. Also the controls in my opinion are perfect. The platforming is actually good and the fighting is spot on. I don't care what you people say; the difficulty was NOT too easy, it was just right. I played and beat this game on proud mode, how about you? The story was very well done. This game almost made me cry in some parts and there were plenty of plot twists. I'm still shocked at how good Disney did on the story. And finally one of the very best parts of the game if not the best part: the music. The music is absolutely beautiful. I love it, I love it, I love it. Don't hate on me for this, but I think that this game has the best soundtrack in ANY game. It's just so ...more

I think this stands as one of the top 3 most favorite kingdom hearts titles. There's so much going on there that it's hard top keep up, from the prologue up until the end of the 1st act and until the end. They packed with quite a of backstories of the series' and there are more FF cameos than ever before. I love the drive forms very much, and it's one of the reasons that the gameplay is more diverted from its predecessor. Overall, it has plenty more of Disney, FF, and everything in between that makes KH2 a great definitive game of the series (until KH3 hopefully)!

Kingdom Hearts 2 gets 100+/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep gets 95/100 stars.

The original Kingdom Hearts gets 100+/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days gets 91/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance gets 97/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories gets 98/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix gets 97/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded gets 100/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix gets 100/100 stars.

Kingdom Hearts III will get at least 100 stars.

This is the best game in history. The storyline is the best of the series, the gameplay is the best of the series, and the graphics is the best of the series. I got it around four years ago and I still play it. That's how good it is. I give it a 10/10.

PS: Please read my blog post about this list. Just go to my profile and it should be the latest post. Just got finished writing it. I hope you take a look at it.

2 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Product Image

The best game in the series. Aqua, Ven and Terra, at least to me, are a better trio than Sora/Riku/Kairi and Axel/Roxas/Xion because of a multitude of reasons, the most important being they ALL played a crucial role in the story itself. The story was amazingly powerful and moving for a non numbered game and brought many emotions to the surface, be it joy, sadness or the feeling of helplessness. I myself cried in multiple points during the narrative, especially during Aquas story and the Last Episode. The two main antagonists are amazing and well crafted, Xehanort portraying the perfect puppet master while Vanitas acts as the somewhat unbalanced enforcer. The gameplay is better than every other game in the series by far and flows perfectly. I just... This game is amazing and deserves the top spot.

I don't care what anyone says. For me, this game IS KH3. In the same way that Metal Gear Solid 3 was a prequel. For me, this was the best experience I'd had in the WHOLE series. All 4 campaigns had GREAT pacing, and surprisingly all felt like fresh experiences. The mirage arena is a greatly developed multiplayer mode, and I can't wait for it to make it's debue on the PS3! The only problem I have with this game are a few story retcons concerning the Mysterious Tower (seriously, if Donald and Goofy are here now, how come Donald acts so surprised when he finds out Yen Sid lives here in KH2? ). But that's it for problems. This game is AWESOME, and I can't wait to play it on the PS3 later this year!

Shame it was on psp, cause this game easily had the most interesting story, characters and environments, amazing soundtrack, insane graphics for a mobile game, and totally balanced gameplay that was a blast in multiplayer too. The single player campaign is stuffed with secrets and hidden endings and the like that keeps you going for hours. And you don't have to know anything about the previous games to get into it.

My first game was 3582 and I sayed Hmm, really nice. Then I've played KH2 and I thought: WOW, thos was really cool. And when I became my PSP and KH BBS my opinion was: WHAT THE HELL! The gameplay was so extrem, really better then the second part. The idea of the three storys, WOW. I had loved it in my (till this second) favorite game Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. And Kingdom Hearts 2 is so awesome, but it wasnt a challenge. But this was a challenge for me. Not really extrem hard, but a challenge (but I'm a really good gamer, I have all emblems in my favorite game SA2B). Till this second in my opinion the 6th best game and my 2nd favorite game after (and I say it a third time) Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. I love it. AWESOME.

3 Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts Product Image

This is the game that started it all. This is the game that defined my childhood. This is the game that led us on the start of an unforgettable journey. In my opinion, the original Kingdom Hearts is the best in the franchise (with KH2 being my second favorite). The best thing about it was it's ability to keep everything simple yet clean (see what I did there? ) from the story to the gameplay, the original KH built on the foundation on making everything really straightforward, but really fun at the same time (something that the series has driven away from (not that the series isn't good anymore)). Now of course, the story may be very simple compared to the others, and isn't that deep, but it still is certainly really good, and has those "oh my gosh! " moments that made you love the game even more. I'll admit, the combat has a LOT of issues here and there, but the amount of great content the game has to offer will make you overlook those issues, and make you craving and wanting to jump ...more

There's something so pure about the first Kingdom Hearts game that I can't really put into words. Maybe part of it is just the nostalgia I have for it, seeing as how I'd played a decent chunk of it a few years back and the rest this year, but KH 1 has something so great to it that I don't think a single game in the series aside from this one has ever captured. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I think about it... It's so simple and clean, too. It's almost like a fairy tale. It's wonderful, it really is.

This game is my favorite because its graphics are good enough to be impressive without getting in the way. the story is easy to follow but has a few plot twists. I like how unlike with reaction commands in KH2, flow motion in Dream Drop distance, or overpowered commands in Birth By Sleep, you have to rely on fighting based off of enemy behaviors and not spamming special moves. My favorite thing that this game has that the others don't though is the fact that your teammates, though not overpowered, are powerful enough to put good amounts of damage on most enemies and bosses.

This is the only one I've gotten to know, but I can definitely say its awesome. All of the other games are probably awesome too, but this one is the original. My favorite part is when Sora kills himself, right before that, he smiles like before, I cried and the whole story is just amazing, I'm going to start working on chain of memories next, but this will probably beat it. I'm anxious to get to the Roxas games.

4 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Product Image

358/2 Days probably has probably the most impactful storyline, because if you've played KH2 you know what must become of our leads and it truly feels like its own Tragedy. You really grow to sympathize and understand the characters, this is especially true for Axel, who is probably one of the more well-liked persons of the series. The situation and characters really make this game memorable and its nice to actually have the leads sit down, talk, and joke around with each other throughout the entire game.

This is the best game in the KH franchise storywise. You get to learn the backstory of Roxas from the beginning. It makes Roxas my second favorite character (1 being Axel). This game has great character development, and a GREAT soundtrack. Vector to the Heavens, Riku's Battle Theme, At Dusk I Will Think of You, Friends in My Heart, and Roxas' Theme/The Other Promise are some of my favorites.

This game was so emotion for me and when I get emotion and bawl my eyes out I love games even more. There was so much feeling in this game and always will stand as the best kingdom hearts game in story line and in character (their reactions are perfect)

I'm looking forward to buying kh 1.5 for the cutscenes

It was one of the most tragic games in the entire series. No one experienced the pain that Roxas faced. He had lost Axel then Xion vanished in his arms. In the end he sacrificed himself for Sora. In the end all I can say is "Looks like my Summer Vacation is... over".

5 Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Product Image

Dream Drop Distance has some of the best combat, story telling and villians. The huge focus on Xehanort is really excellent. The only issue I have with this game was the Drop System; it was more of a pain then anything- really scratched a new flawless game. Some may dislike the lack of Disney focus, but it felt like the game was more story driven then useless worlds that served only as sidequests. This game for me comes second to Birth By Sleep.

Dream Drop Distance serves as my latest top 3 favorite game in the series. I really love the new worlds, especially Symphony of Sorcery but I wish that the creators would utilize more segments into the world than just half from the movie. The outcome in the game is quite unexpected. The inclusion of the Flowmotion system really enhances the 3DS experience.

This game is most definitely the best of them all. The Flowmotion was amazingly done. It really changed up the play style while still keeping it fun. I loved how you could play as both Sora and Riku. The story was one of the best in the series too.

This game is so beautifully done. The music is amazing. I love all of the new worlds. Don't even get me started on Symphony of Sorcery! And the Flowmotion just adds a refreshing feel to the gameplay. It definitely has my excitement for KH3 building!

6 Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Product Image

Amazing game on GBA. It has a great storyline and fairly good soundtrack. The gameplay is also just as fabulous. It has multiple worlds and great bosses. It also has 2 sides of the story which develops great characters from within 2 different perspectives. It is also twice as fun playing with different types of powers for each side. It also introduces a new game mechanic of using cards. This provides stragetic thinking for preparation and action within the actual battles. It is one of the best games in the Kingdom Hearts series. If you can lpay this game I highly advise you try it out.

This was a great game! It has a great storyline as expected and fairly good game mechanics. It is also a new mechanic of using cards and having to prepare a deck depending on your strategy against the boss battles and such. It is both action and strategy along with a good soundtrack. I highly suggest this game for anyone who owns a GBA.

The Black Sheep the story is awesome and there are challenging battles one thing that hurt its reception is that it doesn’t hold your hand I love when games do that seriously it infected gaming since 2005 is why modern gaming is dull. Similar to the fact that Steven Spielberg lost his edge in filmmaking.

Under rated. The card system is fun to fight with because of the variety of commands and I liked customizing my deck. Can see why no one else likes it but for me its basically a guilty pleasure

7 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Product Image

One of the cutscenes that really got to me wasn't in the original KH2 and was added to this version. It was quite emotional. Even though the story is hella confusing, I thought it was really interesting. I love Axel and Roxas.

A compilation of the best games in the Kingdom Hearts series and includes never before seen cut-scenes for Re:Coded.

Kingdom Hearts 2 and Birth by Sleep on 1 disc. The Final Mix versions, no less. How is this not #1?

Even better than the original remastered graphics on a classic

8 Kingdom Hearts Final Mix

I have this game and it's the best one I've played I am waiting for kingdom hearts 2.5

The first I played and the best in my opinion

Worlds best game ever!

This game is awesome it's a remake of kingdom hearts final mix and kingdom hearts final mix 2 and kingdom hearts re chain of memories and exclusive cut scens from kingdom hearts 358/2 days and its for the ps3 now tell me this game isn't awsomw

9 Kingdom Hearts Coded

I thought it was good. It may be my least favorite in the franchise, but I thought the gameplay was varied, and the diolauge, controls, and graphics were all good. But the story wasn't very interesting and the platforming and camera were pretty irratating. And it's pretty dissapointing that they didn't add any new worlds

If this was the first game I played in the series, I wouldn't have played any other. Really bad...

Cool story and pretty much kingdom hearts 1 but on the cool ds

How is this better than :recoded

10 Kingdom Hearts III Kingdom Hearts III Product Image

I just don't get all the hate kh3 is getting. I have been a kingdom hearts fan all my life, and I can honestly say that kingdom hearts 3 is my favorite in the series and maybe my favorite game ever. I just loved everything about this game, the combat system, the story, the Disney worlds etc., Everything about it was amazing and I would recommend it to everyone.
10/10

Some may complain about bad pacing (that the story isn't going anywhere until the end) or that the game is very easy and even the lack of Final Fantasy characters. If you judge Kingdom Hearts 3 as a stand alone video game it's the most refined game in the series. This game has the largest moveset in the series, the most varied customisation, the best and most explorable worlds and some of the most epic bosses (in comparison to the straight bosses in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2). While the visits to the Disney worlds aren't affective for Sora's goal, they are some of the best in the series for several reasons. The characters are more faithful to the source material, the stories in each world that follows to movie's story are better implemented (when comparing to the static, half-baked retellings in previous games) with some worlds offering new stories, there is more interaction between Disney characters and Kingdom Hearts villains and there is a more solid humor being self-aware towards the ...more

Yeah because people who have played this say it's fantastic. Wow. Ten out of ten and it was the game of the year... please excuse the sarcasm

I used to play this when I was younger and I have to say it is my favorite out of all of the games in the series.

The Contenders
11 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Product Image

Hands down the best remake of a gameboy game I’ve ever seen. This game made the odd card-based combat style make sense " it was fun, gave us a great look at the abilities of.Org. XIII, and it gave us great insight into Riku’s struggle as well. A unique entry among the series & definitely deserves a top 5 spot in my opinion.

12 Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

This game pay to win system sucks, it will never ever give you a sephiroth medal.
Other than that, its setting's timeline is messed up as it is supposed to be set before the keyblade war. The story is just a repetition of kingdom heart I worlds and bbs worlds.
You even meet Mickey,Goofy,Donald, Alice, in wonderland and an adult Hercules when it is supposed to be set before KH BBS.Maybe those characters are over 100 years old,
Alice is stuck in wonderland forever.
You use powers of character 's from the 'future' when this game own timeline is messed up. Why is there Any Heartless before KHBBS?

The dead snow white apple situation also happens in this game. The heck? This game is like an alternate universe filler of KH series.

Square could've made a port of kh 358/2 days for ios and android so we don't have to use an emulator. They could've earn tons of cash if it by making it a paid app and just featuring the DS multiplayer.

This game is super addictive with its pay to win system.
Its gameplay only involves swipes and taps.

13 Kingdom Hearts V Cast

This is not a Kingdom Hearts game. It bears the name Kingdom Hearts but that is merely a facade

14 The World Ends With You The World Ends With You Product Image

It is not a Kingdom Hearts game it is just a Square Enix game

Yes, it is a kingdom hearts game and its awesome

15 KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Product Image

Kinda dumb I don't like that it kicks u out with out saving

16 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Product Image
17 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Product Image
18 Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance Product Image
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