A Month-Long Race To See Who Can Finish 21 Final Fantasy Games First

A Month-Long Race To See Who Can Finish 21 Final Fantasy Games First

One month. Two speedrunners. 21 Final Fantasy games. It’s an insane, sleep-depriving mission that will likely drive both participants insane: for the entire month of December, two gamers are going head to head in a live race to beat the entire singleplayer Final Fantasy catalogue, plus some extras, like X-2 and Lightning Returns.

Here’s the full list.

I’ve been following this race since yesterday, and there’s something kind of amazing about watching people marathon these games. The rules: no skipping cut-scenes; yes taking sleep breaks; whoever finishes everything first wins.

In corner one is Crumps2, who as of press time is taking a sleep break:

And in corner two is Cereth, who just started Final Fantasy III:

If you’re curious, you can check back here throughout the month to see how they’re doing. (Or use this link for a side-by-side view.) They have also got Patreons set up in case you want to donate and convince them to take on ridiculous incentives. Here’s Crumps2 and here’s Cereth.


  • Wow, in my 33 years I’ve never managed to finish a single final fantasy game (despite many attempted starts).

    I really hope that in two weeks we don’t see a ‘marathon gaming attempt ends in tragedy’ article!

  • I’d love to be able to do this. I wouldn’t speed run it though. And holy crap at a ‘speed run’ of FFII taking 34 hours (I’m assuming some of that was sleeping).

    • It didn’t take 34 hours. That was 34 hours total time. Minus the 11 of the first game, 23 hours to complete. That is still a long time and does not include sleeping.

  • These guys are going to need their body weight in coffee once they start hitting VII and VIII.
    IX is a little shorter, if by “little shorter” you mean 9/10ths of a marathon instead of a Marathon.

    Then they have X to contend with. Poor, poor people. May their souls rest in peace.

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