The ultimate guide to getting into the Kingdom Hearts games

The Kingdom Hearts series is genuinely a blast—zipping around with your pals Donald and Goofy while dipping into different Disney-themed levels works a lot better than it sounds like it should. But for a game that’s largely a wacky Disney/Final Fantasy crossover episode, Kingdom Hearts is incredibly dense with lore. Every single game is canon for some reason, and there are an awful lot of them.

With the entire series heading over to PC on March 30, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.  As PC Gamer’s resident Kingdom Hearts nerd, I’ve whipped up a list of the games you should definitely play, the ones you can play, and the ones you can easily give a miss.