Final Fantasy VII Remake
Summary: Final Fantasy VII Remake is a masterpiece to be enjoyed by both long-time fans and Midgar newcomers that will leave you wanting more.
A Thrilling Adventure
After a slightly slow start, FF7R's story is thrilling and fun.
A love letter to the original and JRPG fans everywhere.
Midgar is simply striking.
Top Critic Average
Final Fantasy 7 Remake's dull filler and convoluted additions can cause it to stumble, but it still breathes exciting new life into a classic while standing as a great RPG all its own.
An expansive remake that treads carefully upon this most cherished of games, though some blunders will linger long in the memory.
A beautifully crafted and entertaining reimagining of a classic that brings renewed life to its story and characters
Fans will be arguing about it for decades to come but for now this is a surprisingly daring reinvention of the legendary original, although it's a shame its biggest flaws were largely avoidable.
Final Fantasy VII Remake finds a satisfying balance between innovation and tradition, delivering flashy battles and fun systems mixed with nods for old-school fans
Square Enix tells a smaller, more personal Final Fantasy 7 tale and marries it with a smart mashup of action and RPG gameplay to deliver a must-play experience.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a flawed, but fascinating, reimagining of a classic
Final Fantasy VII Remake is not what I expected. It’s a grand, ambitious, beautiful experiment, a bold new take on a game that millions of people remember fondly. It sometimes feels shackled by the weight of two decades worth of expectations, but it handles those restraints with aplomb. I certainly can’t wait to see what’s next.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake sets out to fully re-imagine a classic RPG with improved combat and an expanded story. Unfortunately, it's hurt by weak side quests and a surplus of padding, and its biggest change is bound to be controversial. It's one of the most coherent and enjoyable Final Fantasy releases in years, but it's also likely to be one of the most divisive.