Final Fantasy VII Remake Reviews

Final Fantasy VII Remake is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Unscored
Apr 6, 2020

You get to do a lot in this game's runtime, which is why its 35-plus hours feel as hearty as classic JRPGs of twice that length.

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Apr 6, 2020

Taking one of the most genre defining and well loved games of all time and rebuilding it from the ground up was a tall order, but Square Enix pulled it off with modernized gameplay and a fleshing out of the world and many characters compared to the original. While only featuring a portion of the story fans know and love, Final Fantasy VII Remake still manages to feels like a complete game, yet still part of a larger narrative to come, and will have fans waiting anxiously for the next entry as soon as they finish.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake is simply stunning, and a breath-taking masterclass in recreating something beloved for a new – and old – audience.

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VideoGamer
Josh Wise
Top Critic
8 / 10
Apr 22, 2020

As a result of magnifying such a comparably miniscule portion of play, the pacing in the remake lumbers. Still, the prospect of leaving planet Earth for a few hours comes at a premium in our present moment.

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95 / 100
Apr 11, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake is more than just a remake. It stays true to the core elements of the original game, while also exploring, expanding, and breathing new life, depth, imagination, and personality into an already outstanding world and cast of characters.

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9 / 10
Apr 28, 2020
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Guardian
Top Critic
Apr 8, 2020

Hailed as one of the greatest games ever, its remake is superbly reimagined without losing the distinctive quality of the original

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Telegraph
Top Critic
Apr 6, 2020

Despite being decorated for single-handedly breaking the Japanese role playing game genre in the West, Final Fantasy 7 was also maligned for many years as the videogame most returned to vendors by disgruntled customers.

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Apr 7, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake is all we expected and a little more. The premise is the same as in 1997, but there is still plenty of new material for those who want to explore more of the metropolis of Midgar and its inhabitants. Many elements are also more contemporary, such as combat systems and storylines, which makes the return visit extra pleasant.

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JVL
Cloud
Top Critic
18 / 20
Apr 17, 2020

There are remakes that just offer a new youth to a work and there is Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix has managed to reinvent its myth by offering it a more consistent story, more in-depth characters, a fun combat system, exceptional music and a visual slap. Final Fantasy VII Remake is far from perfect, that's right. But the few pitfalls that can be formulated ultimately weigh little in the balance in the face of the sum of the qualities that he proposes to us. You're not going to go back to Midgar, you're going to rediscover it.

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Apr 30, 2020

It offers almost everything I could have asked for, like a masterful conductor and the world’s best symphony orchestra adding elements to your favourite song that you didn’t even know it needed.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

For now this is one of the best games of the year, and still gives me chills with its presentation and music.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a wondrous exploration of the original, with fantastic writing, performances, and production values. However, an overindulgence in cut scenes and an extremely linear path through the game causes some serious sag in the middle chapters. A fine experience, but perhaps best viewed as a prelude to things to come.

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95 / 100
Apr 10, 2020

Wherever Square Enix goes from here, we can’t possibly get there soon enough. Miss out on Final Fantasy VII: Remake at your peril.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a successful return to the past; it's not without problems, but fans of the series will be happy to revisit an epic story and meet old friends again.

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9 / 10
Apr 6, 2020

If you were waiting for a turn-based classic with new graphics you will most likely be disappointed, since the game has changed a lot. Everyone else is happy

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Apr 6, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been a long time coming. If you're a Final Fantasy 7 fan, you've likely already bought this, but if you're a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise or RPGs in general, this is likely to be the game by which all over RPGs in 2020 are judged. Fan service, charm and a killer aesthetic certainly don't hurt things, but some confusing combat choices and a story that's a little too busy stop it from being a true classic.

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9.3 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a masterful modernization of the series' classic formula. The game is an extremely solid JRPG that looks, sounds and plays great, despite some pacing issues and linearity. That said, the unexpected story twists may sour the experience a bit for those who expected a faithful remake.

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8 / 10
Apr 6, 2020

Measured against the immense expectations that surround it, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a great game that will inevitably disappoint some fans.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

Putting the few slight issues aside, Final Fantasy VII Remake stuns with how it expands on the original. At the same time, it takes its own risks and creates its own footsteps. Final Fantasy VII Remake is beautiful, engrossing, and hard to pass up. This game is meant for both fans and newcomers, no matter how learned, and the sheer level of time and effort put into this reimagining truly shows through and through.

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