Should you buy Kingdom Hearts: The Story So far?

Best answer: Yes. Kingdom Hearts is a notoriously convoluted series, so much so that it's become a running joke about how difficult it is to explain its plot. If you're gearing up for Kingdom Hearts III, this is the perfect bundle to get you caught up.

Amazon: Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far ($40)

What's included?

The better question is: What isn't included? Because this bundle contains just about everything. Though some of the titles listed below are not full games and are instead only cutscenes, you're getting the entire Kingdom Hearts narrative in one place.

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)

Why should I buy The Story So Far over other Kingdom Hearts compilations?

Simply put: This bundle contains the most content. With The Story So Far, you're getting the most bang for your buck.

Is it worth it?

Absolutely. You're getting nearly every Kingdom Hearts game to ever release, all remastered, for just $40. That's less than the usual $60 retail for new games, so it's a hell of a good deal. You can't go wrong with The Story So Far if you're looking to save money.

Similar compilations with less content can be purchased for $20 each. If you're looking to buy another compilation anyway and already spend some money, it's well worth it to purchase the best bundle possible.

Bottom line

When it comes to bundling up a series, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better compilation than this. Square Enix wants to ensure that no one is confused going into Kingdom Hearts III. And that's a tall order.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.