The Kingdom Hearts Games

The Kingdom Hearts Games

If you’re new to the Kingdom Hearts series and don’t know where to begin, don’t worry. It’s now easier than ever to get all the Kingdom Hearts games!

And once you have them, what order should you play them in?

Kingdom Hearts Game Order

Kingdom Hearts

Re: Chain of Memories

Kingdom Hearts II

358/2 Days

Birth By Sleep


Dream Drop Distance

χ Back Cover*

0.2 Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage

Kingdom Hearts III

Melody of Memory

If you have a PS4

If you have a PlayStation 4, you’re all set. You only need to buy four games: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 Remix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts III, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 Remix contains the first 6 games in the series, 4 of which are full playable games and 2 of which are cutscene movies.

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 contains the remaining games leading up to Kingdom Hearts 3.

If you have a PS3

If you have a PlayStation 3, you can buy the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix and the Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix separately.

You’ll still need to catch up on the contents of 2.8, but the most critical piece, Dream Drop Distance, is also available for the 3DS.

If you don’t have a PS3 or PS4

If you don’t have either a PS3 or PS4, getting into Kingdom Hearts is a bit trickier.

Kingdom Hearts, Re: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts II are available for the PlayStation 2.

358/2 Days and Re:coded are available for the Nintendo DS. (Note: these two are cutscene compilations in the remixes, which means you’ll need to get them for the DS if you want to play them.)

Birth By Sleep is available for the PSP.

Dream Drop Distance is available for the 3DS.

And in addition to the PS4 release, Kingdom Hearts III is also available for the Xbox One.

Melody of Memory is also available for the Nintendo Switch, and there is a digital-only version of Melody of Memory for the Xbox One.

χ Back Cover (which is a movie) and 0.2 Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage are only available for the PS4, but they are not critical.

Mobile Games

Kingdom Hearts Uχ Dark Road contains two games, Kingdom Hearts Union Cross (formerly called Unchained χ) and Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. It is available for iOS and Android devices. Since their stories are still ongoing and they are both prequels, it is difficult to say exactly when you should play them.

* χ Back Cover can be watched either before or after A Fragmentary Passage. Although it is set at the same time as the mobile game, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ / Union χ, the game covers different events. Therefore, you should also play the mobile game or at least watch the KHUX cutscenes.

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