Final Fantasy VII (2016 remaster)

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Percentile Rank

Final Fantasy VII (2016 remaster) is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Apr 8, 2019

You don’t really need me here to convince you to try playing Final Fantasy VII. Even if you’re not a long-time fan of the JRPG genre, you’ve likely already heard about the refined Final Fantasy combat system and the unforgettable story of this classic. With the added bonus of the modern quality of life features, there’s no real reason not to go ahead with this if you’re still on the fence. It’s arguably the best way to get you into the series short of Square Enix finally granting me my wishes and giving us all the splendour of Final Fantasy VIII on the Switch.

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Scored Reviews

SwitchRPG
Apr 2, 2019

Final Fantasy VII might not seem as ambitious as it once did, but it is still an incredible ride for fans of the traditional JRPG.

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NintendoWorldReport
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

The portability of the Switch and pick-up-and-play nature provides enough modern convenience to give old fans a reason to replay and new fans an excuse to try it.

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PowerUp!
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2019

Once again, the portability of the Switch is sweet like strawberry wine. Which means, Final Fantasy 7 on Switch is probably the best way to play it, until the remake.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 6, 2019

Even with no new upgrades, Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo Switch is without a doubt the definitive way to play the game on consoles with the ability to not only play at home, but also take the game on the go.

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We Got This Covered
Apr 2, 2019

The rough edges may be more prominent these days, but Final Fantasy VII is still one of the greatest JRPGs ever, with unsurpassed character design, world building, party customization, and music.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 4, 2019

My overall experience with Final Fantasy VII on the Nintendo Switch has been a very positive one.

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Hobby Consolas
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 28, 2019

One of the best JRPGs ever made. It has aged in some places more than others, but overall it's a beautiful and magic journey that any fan of the genre will enjoy. It's not the best version out there, but the fact that this is the first time launching on Nintendo and Microsoft platforms it's reason enough to celebrate.

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LevelUp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

Final Fantasy VII is a well-achieved adaptatioin on the hybrid Nintendo console. Despite all the aids for new players, Square Enix is re-launching of one of the best games of all time and, if it reached that category, it's because its a tracendental piece of work.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2019

Final Fantasy VII is a game which has stood the test of time well.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2019

Final Fantasy VII is a JRPG masterpiece, bringing on Switch one of the most engrossing storylines ever.

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RPG Fan
83%
83%
Apr 28, 2019

With the additional features, and the ability to take it on the go, this is the best way to experience Final Fantasy VII.

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Nintendo Times
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 31, 2019

GREAT - It’s Final Fantasy VII. I love this game so much I went to a concert in Tokyo to watch “A One Winged Angel” performed live. If you’re even a remote fan of turn-based JRPGs you should probably pick this one up. At long last you can play it anywhere at anytime!

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Daily Star
Apr 6, 2019

All in all, then, Final Fantasy 7 is still worth playing in 2019. Its legacy is undeniable, and as we wait for more news on the Remake, we can look back at the original which is now available on every current console. There's a reason Cloud and Midgar appear in Super Smash Bros - they, and Final Fantasy 7 as a whole, are true icons. Unfortunately, this piece of history hasn't received the port treatment it deserves just yet.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 8, 2019

Finally bolting from the Sony Stables, the epic adventure of Cloud and company has lost little of its lustre over the years, retaining the complex narrative elements and magic customisation features that give modern games a run for their money. The sound bug issues are unfortunate, and inexcusable given the age of this version of the game, but what is retained remains as great in 2019 as it was upon release.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 12, 2019

One of the defining games of the 90s is ported to the Switch with a few bells and whistles. Essential playing for newcomers and veterans.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 2, 2019

Final Fantasy VII is the sort of game that speaks for itself, a touchstone of game design that played a large role in setting the standard of RPGs for years to come.

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Game Revolution
Apr 2, 2019

Unfortunately, the Switch version of Final Fantasy 7 has some things stacked against it when it comes to determining what the ultimate version of the game is.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2019

Is this 22-year-old game worth your time? Absolutely.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 29, 2019

Final Fantasy VII on Switch could easily have been one of the console's must have : its undeniable charm still works more than 20 years after its original release, but this stingy port still contains the horrible French localization from 1997, as well as the old PS4 bug which constantly reset the beautiful sounds of Nobuo Uematsu.

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Gadgets 360
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 27, 2019

All in all, Final Fantasy VII on the Nintendo Switch is an odd beast. At its core, it's a stable, fun retread of a well-worn classic. However we wish that there was more to it.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 11, 2019

Final Fantasy VII is a milestone in console RPGs in general, deserving to be played by all fans of the genre for its historic relevance. However, it has not aged quite as gracefully as others in some areas, which means it's not quite as timeless, like many games of its vintage, unfortunately.

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