Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Reviews

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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JamHet
Top Critic
14 / 20
Jul 12, 2021

FF7 Intergrade is a good way for neophytes to discover this remake on PS5. Visually very clean and in constant 60fps, we feel that a background work has been done to prepare the future part 2 on the Sony console. However, it is clear that the INTERmission DLC does not allow you to learn much more about the newly set up story in the first part.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a massive endeavor that I fear we may never see the end of, but the ride so far has been fun. I really hope the next chapters don’t span years in development as the original is still one of my favorite RPGs of all-time. I would love to see this end before the end of the PS5-era, but I somehow feel like that is asking a lot. Still this free update for owners is a nice tie-over and the DLC is meaty enough to keep me enamored in the world.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake, only a year old, gets a next-gen remake, and the results are visually stunning. The new Yuffie-based Intermission chapter is a ton of fun, and its lighter tone demonstrates ways that the Remake saga can move away from the sullen tone of the first game. Bouncy and full of life, Yuffie brings some much needed levity to the proceedings, shining a new light on the game as a whole.

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Timothy Nunes
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

Little gets in the way of Yuffie's debut to the Final Fantasy VII Remake project. Despite her one-dimensional companion, she takes the foreground and never lets it go. Thrilling enhancements to combat and interesting narrative twists and connections make INTERmission worth playing.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

Improving on excellence, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade takes the few shortcomings from the PS4 release and improves them. While Activity Card support is missing, alongside deep DualSense support, Intergrade cements itself as the best way to play the Final Fantasy VII Remake, bar none. If you missed out on the original release, now is the time to jump in.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an excellent revision that turns a great game into a true next gen experience. Don't miss Episode INTERmission, a short but intense DLC.

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86 / 100
Jun 12, 2021

Should you play this game? That depends. If you haven’t played Final Fantasy 7 Remake before this, you absolutely must. The PS5 version is the definitive way to do so. The upgraded framerate alone makes a strong case in Intergrade’s favor. Although if you already own the original, the upgrade isn’t new enough for a second playthrough. I’m playing it a second time, but you totally don’t have to. As for the Intermission DLC, it serves as an excellent appetizer while we wait for part two. By the time you’re done with Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, that wait will feel like an eternal one.

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9.6 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2021

While it is the same game at heart, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade brings the first part of the remake to new heights with a 60 FPS gameplay option, some quality of life enhancements, much improved visuals, and a very fun new story episode starring Yuffie. The new tweaks and additions do not alter how the game feels and play, but there is no denying that they do make Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade the best way to enjoy one of the best role-playing games put out by Square Enix in the past few years.

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8 / 10
Jun 11, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is the best way to experience the return of Cloud and company. Remake remains a game of ups and downs in terms of quality, but by the time the credits roll, its most memorable moments shine through - of which there are many. Meanwhile, Episode INTERmission won't blow anyone's mind, but it's an enjoyable adventure that slots neatly into the existing story, and fans won't want to miss it.

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PCMag
Top Critic
Feb 3, 2022

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an excellent reimagining of the iconic PS1 JRPG that features fantastic visuals and addicting combat. The new Yuffie side content provides additional fun, and even addresses a few minor issues from the 2020 console release.

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9 / 10
Dec 30, 2021

A well-judged modern adaptation of one of gaming's all-time great adventures. The PC port doesn't push beyond the PS5's limits though, and who knows how many releases will conclude this remake.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

If you liked Final Fantasy VII Remake, you're going to love Intergrade. I know that sentence has a lot of "well DUH" energy, but it's the truth; at its core this is an enhanced version of one of 2020's best games. From visuals to framerate, Intergrade improves upon the original, with some scenes really popping off of the screen thanks to the PlayStation 5's prowess. Intermission is at its core more of the same, but the tandem attacks are an excellent addition and the story implications are intriguing. It's not Part 2, and Lord knows when that's actually happening, but for now Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade scratches the FFVII Remake itch.

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Jul 6, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade brings the storied game to the PlayStation 5 along with a new standalone adventure starring Yuffie, giving fans new insight into the story. It also makes the wait for the next full chapter all but unbearable.

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10 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2021

As a complete package, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade just feels like the definitive version of an already perfect game. And the addition of Episode INTERmission is a great excuse to bring old players back for new content (or just a solid extra couple of chapters for new players).

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4.5 / 5.0
Jun 18, 2021

Episode Intermission builds upon the already solid foundation of Final Fantasy VII Remake and delivers a new story chapter that is both a comedy and a tragedy at the same time. It adds to the mythos of Remake’s world, gives us a new look at various side characters we only spent a few minutes with in the base game, and most importantly, sets the stage for the next crucial party member we’ll meet in the second instalment. It’s a good time all around, and I couldn’t recommend this more to fans of FFVII Remake.

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95 / 100
Jun 17, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is a worthy return to Midgar with a number of visual enhancements. The Yuffie chapter is amazing to play and a worthy way to look forward to the sequel to this reimagining of Cloud and co.

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8 / 10
Jun 17, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is as expected a strong next-gen upgarde on an already great game. Its 60fps animation and extra chapter makes it all the more delighful. Too bad you had to wait for it to see the true ending. Not fair, Square Enix

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2021

There are several reasons that lead us to consider Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade the definitive role of the already superlative action RPG that last year saw the reborn capital of Mako Energy. If the new lighting system devised by Square Enix and the properly redesigned textures have solved the vast majority of the problems that plagued the solid PS4 version, the almost zero loading times and the 60 fps guaranteed by performance mode represent a valid incentive to return once again to the streets of Midgar and be bewitched by its beauty. As for episode intermission, the DLC has effectively reintroduced the adorable Yuffie, cementing its role within the seventh final fantasy, but in our opinion the paid content presents a rather exosive entrance ticket and far from proportionate to the low longevity.

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Jun 12, 2021

The occasional moments of tonal dissonance stick out, but they don’t necessarily hurt the experience. And it can’t be underestimated how great it is to have a game that’s very much an allegory about Asian people fighting to be heard, and with two Asian voice actors actually playing the leads. Still, the episode is titled quite accurately. At five-to-seven hours, Episode INTERmission isn’t quite filler, but it’s also not entirely filling. It’s an appreciable detour on a much longer journey.

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90%
Dec 18, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake on PC is an excellent port of a must-play RPG for fans of the original and newcomers alike.

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