Final Fantasy VII (2016 remaster)

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Percentile Rank

Final Fantasy VII (2016 remaster) is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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