What’s the Best Order to Play Kingdom Hearts?

Hardcore Gamer: Kingdom Hearts is no longer a fractured franchise. In the past, to enjoy the full story of the franchise required a PS2, Nintendo DS, PSP and Nintendo 3DS. That is no longer the case thanks to the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix. Now you can play every single Kingdom Hearts game on PS4 in the lead-up to Kingdom Hearts III. For players new to the franchise, this raises quite the conundrum, what order should they play the games?

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2435d ago
Sharingan_no_Kakashi2435d ago

In order that they released. Never play a game in order of story for 2 reasons.

1.) You'll have to deal with the fluctuating gameplay mechanics. (which admittedly you'll have to deal with in KH regardless) and-

2.) Because the flow of story is important. You might understand the story better playing in order of timeline, but it'll be more enjoyable if you play them in the order they released.

FullmetalRoyale2435d ago

Completely agree with you. Each entry adds to the story, by building on what came before. So I think they should be played in the order in which they released. Gameplay mechanics changing is a great point that you mention. Definitely the way to play them.

Spenok2435d ago

Not sure how I didn't know this before, but Days and Coded being turned into movies instead of letting us play the games ourselves really sucks.

TheGoodestBoi2434d ago

Just ordered the collection and haven't played KH before. So is the best order 1,2 then the backstories?

Eulderink2435d ago (Edited 2435d ago )

play 1 then 2 and then wait till 3 xD still waiting since ps2 era

DualWielding2435d ago

KH1, Re: CoM, Days, KH2, BBS, Coded, DDD, UX, UX BC, 0.2


Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 Remix soundtracks are now on Spotify and Apple Music

While the official soundtracks for Kingdom Hearts III, II.8, Unchained X and Union X are already available on Spotify and Apple Music, the only other Kingdom Hearts music available until today has been cover versions by orchestras or other artists.

Now Disney Music Japan has added the full official soundtracks for the HD 1.5 Remix and HD 2.5 Remix games.

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CR7JUVE1897387d ago

Wow. That's a lot of games. Still no PSP, PS1, or PS2 titles though....................

RetroCaptainSteve387d ago

A bunch of Ratchet and Clank games though.

Eidolon387d ago

streamed. gross. I have a PS3.

CR7JUVE1897387d ago (Edited 387d ago )

Yeah, but they are only putting back what was originally on PS Now in the first place. This isn't worth the Premium Tier as of right now. They need to do a lot better on their legacy consoles titles


Insane lineup! Was actually thinking of getting back into Skyrim and always wanted to give Division 2 a go but never around it.

Class_Viceroy387d ago

Umm if you want to “get back into” Skyrim wouldn’t that mean you already own it? I mean like 95% or the human population owns a copy of that game in some format.

I’m just confused as to how you’re excited to get back into it when you could literally buy the game for $5-10 for years now. The Division 2 has also been $10 for a while now.

Your excitement just seems a little inauthentic and cheesy. If you really wanted to play those games you could have by now and for dirt cheap.


Haha alright, alright. Let me elaborate, sweety 😉

Last time I played Skyrim was back when it originally appeared on the PS3, so going back to it would feel like somewhat of a fresh experience, with better graphics ofcourse. Also never touched the DLC so that's a plus!

Since I have a full-time job and value my social life a lot, I don't have all the time in the world to try out every game I'm curious about. The Division 2 did spark my interest but since I was pretty disappointed by the first one I decided to give other games more priority. But now that I've got some time off from work and Sony is offering it through Plus, I might as well give it a shot. No way I'm able to finish it but that's ok.

Also, Im a big sucker for the old Kingdom Hearts games, so happy for anyone that's gonna give them a try.

Wether you agree with me or not, don't let it ruin your day, alright?

386d ago
monkey602387d ago

Man PS Extra just isn't impressing me. I dont care that there's no big AAA games releasing day one on the service but the stuff they are adding is just old filler. I've played already.
Gamepass games might not all appeal to everyone but at least they give a broad mix of new games. Road 96, Echo Generation, Turtles, Streets of Rage, Signalis, Ghost Song, Somerville. They're all great additions.
Sony should have made some deals to bring the likes of F.I.S.T. RollerDrome and Inscryption to the service or games like them. Something of value.
I guess I got the wrong impression when they gave us Stray.

Eonjay387d ago

I feel the exact opposite. I have only played three of those games. I'm definitely taking advantage of this month.

monkey602387d ago

Good to hear. Hope you enjoy something you might not have otherwise

Eonjay387d ago

What you are saying makes sense for you because you have bought so many games. This isn't the case for most people. Services like this are great for finding and trying ges we might have been apprehensive about in the past. I finally get to try Ghost Recon, Earth Defense Force and KH 2.8

I understand your point of view tho.

gangsta_red387d ago

Echo Generation was an absolute blast to play. And I am enjoying Signalis at the moment, in between OW2 play. I definitely agree tho, the offerings for PS+ seem to be left overs from GP, they definitely need standout titles to make their service more appealing.

I guess if you don't have both consoles these would be some good games to play, but again, just as you stated, Sony should make more deals to bring games like similar to Stray to their service.

SurgicalMenace387d ago

There is another option; buy what you want to play instead of relying on a service to grant you access. All the games you mentioned are available for purchase. Sony is already granting a lot for only 120 yearly, that is equivalent to buying two games. Be grateful....

monkey602387d ago

I have bought those games. Well with the exception of Rollerdrome, I havent got that yet. And I have a library of over 800 games so you don't need to worry about my spending habits. I'm just saying the value just isn't there in the service for me. I find they do fantastic with the choices of games for PS Essential but Extra is disappointing and Premium is a joke. They really did just rebrand PSNow and there's no extra effort being made here. As it is, if my sub was up this month I wouldn't renew it

SurgicalMenace387d ago

Cool story bro, but I assure you that your spending habits are of no concern. While every person has their own taste, what stands out to me is the fact that you have 800 games but are complaining about what one serve offers over another.

I have well over 10k games but there is always an opportunity to discover and purchase more. Sony has one of the richest libraries acrossed several platforms so they don't need to offer more "appealing" games as they often just sell those. What sense would it make to give what's willing to be bought? GP has to appeal more because they're both losing market share and have a community of thrifty gamers. With a despondent economy of gamers you can't risk not offering everything to keep them engaged.

Crows90387d ago (Edited 387d ago )

For now. Stray was a day 1 release for instance. So was shadow warrior 3

shinoff2183387d ago

Fist looks incredible. Ive been waiting for a sale.

monkey602387d ago

It's a great game! I got equally excited for Clid the Snail but that was a dissapointment.

S2Killinit387d ago

Your opinion is the exact opposite of mine. I think the value of PSPlus is higher for my style of gaming.

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nevin1387d ago

Sony needs to just come out and address the state of PS1/PS2/PSP classics to the public.

I paid $28 in June to test out the premium. But it looks like I won't be renewing for $120 in Dec.