Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Reviews

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92 / 100
Apr 16, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth outshines its predecessor in every aspect by providing a vast world to explore, numerous mini-games to master, and an expansive story free of filler content. However, it falls short of replicating the emotional resonance of the original’s pivotal climax. Nevertheless, it excels in developing relationships, delving deeper into character exploration, and introducing new, unforgettable story elements.

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth impressively builds off of what Remake set in motion, both as a best-in-class action-RPG full of exciting challenges and an awe-inspiring recreation of a world that has meant so much to so many for so long.

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4 / 5
Feb 22, 2024

Rebirth is a playful take on an emo classic that's bloated but full of character in a bid to justify its own existence.

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Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth closely follows what Remake first outlines

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9 / 10
Feb 22, 2024

An object lesson in how to turn an old classic into a modern masterpiece, that surpasses even Final Fantasy 7 Remake in terms of appealing to both veteran fans and complete newcomers.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024
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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

The best of Remake exists in Rebirth, but the various open-world areas surrounding it – the parts that make Rebirth unique from its predecessor – sometimes miss the mark.

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8 / 10
Feb 22, 2024

Rebirth keeps its narrative focus on characters while bringing a new dimension to combat, but it stumbles in pivotal moments.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Feb 22, 2024

Rebirth is worth your time, but I’m not sure if it’s worth as much of your time as it asks for. It’s a game that does many things right and does right by its weighty legacy — but it also makes it clear that for the future final installment, Square Enix should reconsider how necessary it is for these games to be so big.

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Unscored
Feb 22, 2024

Rebirth is sure to be a more divisive and debated game than Remake was. But in this deep sea of an RPG, I was thrilled by the action and the tactics, brought to emotional highs and lows through its characters, and found myself with an even greater love of FF7, the original and this return, than I thought was possible.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2024

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a stunning game that bridges an excellent start and what’s sure to be a thrilling conclusion. Unfortunately, being stuck in the middle puts a lot of weight on the game, which makes it strain in some areas. However, it’ll only be possible to appreciate its merits once the final chapter is complete. Only then will we have the context to see how well Rebirth succeeded or failed. For now, I’d lean toward it being a resounding success that translated the original material wonderfully while also adding a few twists that will have even long-time fans wondering what will happen next.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth somehow manages to spin multiple plates without smashing any of them. It’s over-the-top serious when it wants to be, and it’s utterly absurd in the next moment. Great Final Fantasy games have always managed to walk this line, and it’s a testament to how the brand has stayed relevant for decades on end.

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9 / 10
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a beautifully crafted experience that fans old and new will absolutely love. It almost goes too far in correcting the first game's linearity with broad open areas stuffed with things to do, but there's also key additions to the combat, and the story running through this middle chapter is masterfully retold. Really the biggest problem you'll have once the credits roll is knowing that it will be far too many years before we can finish the trilogy.

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93 / 100
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth successfully recreates the original title, elevating this part of the story to new levels and betting on a game format that, without being particularly innovative, works wonderfully. It's immense, funny, emotional and very varied, but above all it's a fantastic remake that delivers on its promises.

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9.7 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is a major evolution from the Remake. This is a title whose ambition is much greater, and which sports an open world full of detail and life that is very rewarding to explore. Despite the fact that not all secondary content shines in the same way, it is undeniable that Square-Enix's effort to provide freshness and variety is noticeable from the moment we begin to take the first steps of this second chapter.

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8 / 10
Feb 22, 2024

While there is a lot to love in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, it left me disappointed in its main narrative. I wish it was more focused on telling the story set out in Remake and its constant need to push the kitchen sink into each plot beat wore on my resolve throughout the game.

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9.5 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth proves that you can take a gaming icon and modernize it, offering today the same emotions as back then, net of narrative freedoms for which one wonders why.

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10 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the culmination at all levels of the current Action RPG. An immense, brave and ambitious work, capable of giving the best possible homage to the original classic while introducing its own vision.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Feb 22, 2024

For better and worse alike, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the most impressively ambitious game Square has made since FF’s golden age. It’s glorious, in spite of painful little flaws.

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10 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is a phenomenally good video game. It has a habit for self-indulgence, but earns every pause with some shocking story moments, and some of the best combat I've experienced.

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