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Kingdom Hearts: Guide to History in Chronological Order


In preparation for the release of the last chapter of the saga of Kingdom Hearts At Square-Enix, we at , VideoGamesTricks.com offer a comprehensive guide to help you fully understand the plot of one of the most beloved sagas in RPG action history.


All games of (without Kingdom Hearts including remakes and remasters) in chronological order:

  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Union XS[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 pass-
  • Kingdom Hearts III

All games of (not Kingdom Hearts including remakes and remasters) in order of output:

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

Explanation:

  • Kingdom Hearts is a game for PlayStation 2.
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories is a Game Boy Advance game.
  • Kingdom Hearts II is a game for PlayStation 2.
  • Kingdom Hearts coded is a game released only in Japan for the Docomo Prime Series P-01A of the Panasonic mobile phone line.
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is a game for the Nintendo DS system.
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is a game for PSP.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is a game for Nintendo 3DS.
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] is a browser game in Japanese
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] was the name of a game for iOS and Android before it was renamed in " Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross].
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- is a game included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for PlayStation 4.
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for PlayStation 4
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] is the name of a game for iOS and Android before called " Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi]. Kingdom Hearts Union XS[cross] is also the name of the second season of the game
  • Kingdom Hearts III is the name of the new chapter not yet released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will represent the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, of which all previous games are part.

All games of (including Kingdom Hearts only the latest/remake/remaster versions of each chapter) in chronological order:

  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts III

All games of (including Kingdom Hearts only the latest/remake/remaster versions of each chapter) in order of release:

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts III

Explanation:

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is a version of Kingdom Hearts with new content. It is released for PlayStation 2.
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is a remake of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories for PlayStation 2.
  • Kingdom Hearts The Final Mix is a version of Kingdom Hearts II with new content. It was released for PlayStation 2.
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is a game released for the Nintendo DS system.
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake of Kingdom Hearts coded for the Nintendo DS.
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix is a version of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep with new content. It was released for PSP
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] is a browser game in Japanese
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] was the name of a game for iOS and Android before it was renamed in " Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]".
  • Dream Drop Distance Kingdom Hearts HD is an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance which is included in the Kingdom Hearts II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for PlayStation 4.
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- is a game included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for PlayStation 4.
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover is a movie included in the Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD collection for PlayStation 4.
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] is the name of a game for iOS and Android before called " Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[who]." Kingdom Hearts Unionχ[cross] is also the name of the second season of the game
  • Kingdom Hearts III is the name of the new chapter not yet released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will represent the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, of which all previous games are part.

All collections of Kingdom Hearts :

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix +
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Explanation:

  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix + is a collection of titles Kingdom Hearts that includes Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. It was released for PlayStation 2.
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX is a collection of titles Kingdom Hearts that includes an HD remaster from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, a movie consisting of HD remastered cutscenes taken from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and an HD remaster from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. It is released for PlayStation 3.
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX is a collection of titles Kingdom Hearts that includes an HD remaster from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a movie composed of HD remastered cutscenes taken from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It is released for PlayStation 3.
  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of titles Kingdom Hearts that includes an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, a movie composed of HD remastered cutscenes taken from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and a movie composed of HD remastered cutscenes taken from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It was released on PlayStation 4.
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a collection of Kingdom Hearts titles including Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, 0 Kingdom Hearts .2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and χ Kingdom Hearts Back Cover. It is released for PlayStation 4.

All the collections of Kingdom Hearts :

  • Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX

Explanation:

  • Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX titles. It is released for PlayStation 3.
  • Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of titles including Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX. It's released for PlayStation 3. The only difference between Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is that Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX also includes a blu-ray music disc of Kingdom songs and an artwork booklet.

Here's how to experience the complete series Kingdom Hearts in its entirety and in the best possible way:

If you want to experience the whole series Kingdom Hearts in the best possible way, then you have to play all the chapters mentioned in the section "All games of (including Kingdom Hearts only the most recent/remake/remaster versions of each chapter) in order of release". To get the best experience that doesn't spoil the various plot twists and revelations you will have to play these titles in order of release. If you have already played most of the games and want to replay them in a different way then we recommend you play them in chronological order.





To get all the above mentioned titles in their best possible version these are the games you will need to get:

  • Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]
  • Kingdom Hearts III

Explanation:

  • Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is a collection of titles Kingdom Hearts that includes Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX. It is released for PlayStation 3. The only difference between Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts Starter Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX is that Kingdom Hearts Collector's Pack HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX also includes a blu-ray music disc of Kingdom songs and an artwork booklet.

As said above Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded are included in Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX but they are only movies composed by cutscenes. To experience these two titles in the best possible way you'll have to play the original games on Nintendo DS in addition to watching these movies.



  • Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a collection of titles Kingdom Hearts that includes Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, 0 Kingdom Hearts .2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and χ Kingdom Hearts Back Cover. It is released on PlayStation 4.
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] is an outdated Japanese browser game. To be able to experience this title you can watch all the cutscenes related to the story translated into English in this playlist on Youtube, while to see a complete playthrough in English you can view it in this other playlist on YouTubube.
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] is nothing but Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] with another name. You won't need to get Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi], because by getting your hands on Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross], you'll also Kingdom Hearts get Unchained χ[chi], since it is an integral part of the title. The app has been renamed " Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross]" to help promote the second season of the game, entitled " Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross].
  • Kingdom Hearts III is the name of the new chapter not yet released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will represent the end of the Dark Seeker Saga, of which all previous games are part.

Final notes:

In chronological order because most of the game is, in theory, a flashback. The parts that aren't are after Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

Non-canon spin-off titles Kingdom Hearts in order of release:

  • Kingdom Hearts V CAST
  • Kingdom Hearts Mobile
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Magical Puzzle Clash
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Gummiship Studio

Explanation:

  • Kingdom Hearts V CAST is a game for V Cast (Verizon Wireless's broadband service).
  • Kingdom Hearts Mobile is a game for the Docomo Prime Series-P-01A mobile phone series. It has also been available for broswer.
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Magical Puzzle Clash is a browser-based flash game.
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Gummiship Studio is a flash game for broswers


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