Test your Final Fantasy 14 music knowledge with this Heardle spinoff

A Viera playing the guitar in Final Fantasy 14
(Image credit: Square Enix)

Last month I came across Heardle. It's one of those Wordle-adjacent games, where you're fed a song a few seconds at a time and have to guess which chart-topper it is. I'm a complete sucker for guessing tunes and subsequently have done my best to set aside a few minutes each day to flex my music knowledge. But you know what would make it even better? Pairing it with my favourite game, the critically-acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy 14.

Luckily someone's gone and done just that. FFXIV Heardle comes courtesy of @ZenosEnjoyerand works exactly like its inspiration—each day presents a new song from Final Fantasy 14's discography. You only have one second to make your first guess, and then each incorrect guess gives you a few more seconds at a time. 

Apart from reminding me just how many bangers the game has, it's also made me realise I barely know any of the actual soundtrack's names. Out of my four daily attempts, I've guessed absolutely none of them correctly. I can tell you the exact dungeon, trial or zone the music comes from, but don't ask me to call the song by its legal name. 

Despite my shoddy knowledge, I'm all here for more nerdy versions of Wordle and its spin-offs. We've already got the dungeon crawler Dungleon and some more specific ones like Wordle for Magic: The Gathering. There's also High Score Day, which gives you some stills based around a particular theme. But I'd totally be down for some more game-specific versions of these spin-offs.

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.