AKA: Which Game Should I Play First?

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Order of Release

  • Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
    • Kingdom Hearts: Final Remix (JP) 1
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA)2
  • Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
    • Kingdom Hearts II: Final Remix (JP)
  • Kingdom Hearts coded (JP – Mobile) 3
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (PSP)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi4] (JP Only – Browser) 5
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ (Android/iOS)
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover 6
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] (Android/iOS)7
  • Kingdom Hearts III

1 Final Remix versions are Japanese re-releases of the North American version (including the additional NA bonuses) plus additional Japan only content (additional cutscenes).
2 This is later ported to PS2 as Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
3 This is later released in the US for the Nintendo DS as Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded.
4 χ is the greek letter for Chi – pronounced “Key.”
5This is later ported to Android/iOS as Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ.
6This is a movie.
7This was simultaneously a sequel and rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ.


Story Chronology

  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Kingdom Hearts coded*
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts III

TLDR:

To purchase a single disc of all games’ content, purchase
KINGDOM HEARTS – THE STORY SO FAR –
This includes the following collections:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
    • KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX
    • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
    • KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
    • KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX
    • KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Final MIX
    • KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE
    • KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
    • KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
    • KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)

Note: HD Remastered Cinematics include the cutscenes and opening for the games ONLY. No gameplay.


Other KH collections

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix + (JP Only
    • Included Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (PS2)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX
    • Included Kingdom Hearts Remix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX
    • Included Kingdom Hearts II FINAL MIX,
      Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final MIX ,
      Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

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