The following guide to Final Fantasy 7 Remake contains all the information about the revamped version of the iconic production from Square Enix. Here you will find basic information to help you successfully complete the game and learn the secrets of planet Gaia. This is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through all the most important aspects of the game. Here are some tips on how to develop Cloud and the rest of the team. We described the main character, Cloud, and the rest of the team - Tifa, Barrett, and Aerith. Each character has unique skills and a role in the team.
We describe combat in FF7 Remake, tell you how to effectively use character skills, and outline the difference between active combat mode and the one with the pause. In the guide you will find a description of the controls, starting tips, notes on the difficulty level, and the description of the matter system. We also outlined the difference between the classic combat system and what the gameplay looks like on the different difficulty levels.
We've prepared an extensive solution to guide you through the first part of FF7 Remake. All the main missions as well as the side tasks are described here. On the next pages, you'll read about tough battles, boss fights, and other key aspects of the story campaign. We've compiled a list of all the side missions and challenges you can complete in the background while taking a break from saving the world.
In our guide, you will also find the secrets and easter eggs that are hidden in the production. We have prepared an extensive guide on how to unlock the platinum trophy and complete the game at 100%. The game features minigames (Darts, Squats, Dancing, Shinra Combat Simulator, Hojo's Battle Simulator). Finally, we have also prepared an extensive FAQ section that answers the most important questions related to the game. You will learn how to discover all summoning materia (Ifrit, Shiva).
FF7R is a refreshed PS4 version of one of the most popular JRPGs ever released. The game was developed by Square Enix. The creators of Final Fantasy 7 Remake tried to make it feel like the original as much as possible. So we get a classic Japanese RPG in which we explore locations, interact with NPCs, develop one's character, and fight. However, some elements have been adapted to the modern game design formula - combat is much more dynamic, for that matter. With the complete reconstruction of the visuals, a better balance of realism and styling was put in place. To avoid omitting anything from the original production, it was decided to release the game in several parts.
- Story in Final Fantasy 7 Remake
- How does the episodic structure of the game work?
- Will Final Fantasy 7 Remake be released on PC?
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake - editions
- Starting tips
- List of Materia available in the game
- Build and team
- Side missions
- Secrets, collectibles, additional challenges, discoveries
- Secrets and optional challenges in FF7 Remake
Story in Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is set in a world combining elements of science fiction and fantasy, known as Gaia. The life energy of this planet is extracted by a company called Shinra. This can lead to complete destruction of the world. The main character is Cloud Strife - an ex-soldier who now works as a mercenary. He joins the Avalanche resistance to fight against this corporation.
The entire plot is divided into parts, and the first of them takes place in Midgar - a city that serves as the headquarters of the Shinra Corporation.
How does the episodic structure of the game work?
Unlike the original game, Final Fantasy 7 Remake has an episodic structure. This means that the game won't offer the entire story from the original, but only a part of it.
FF7 Remake was divided into a number of smaller parts that will be sold as separately. Each of these episodes contains a fragment of the story of the original game. Thanks to this, the developers can expand the plot by adding new characters.
At the moment, only the release date of the first part is known. We also know that the works on the second part have begun. It is still unknown, however, how many episodes the remake will get.
Will Final Fantasy 7 Remake be released on PC?
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced only on PlayStation 4. However, some of the Square Enix games have been released on PC after some time. This has happened with Dragon Quest Builders 2 released in 2019. Thus, it is likely that this situation will repeat.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake - editions
In addition to the regular edition, the developers have also prepared two editions with additional content.
- Deluxe Edition
- 1st Class Edition
- Chapter 3 Home Sweet Slum
- Chapter 8 Budding Bodyguard
- Chapter 9 - The Town That Never Sleeps
- Chapter 14 - In Search of Hope
The Deluxe Edition includes a steelbook, artbook, a CD with the game's soundtrack and Summon Materia Cactuar DLC.
1st Class Edition
1st Class Edition includes an artbook, a CD with the game's soundtrack, a steelbook and a figure of Cloud Strife and his motorcycle - Hardy Daytona.
- Ancients - a mythical race of humans who believed in balance and connection with the planet. Opponents of the development and exploitation of the essence of the Earth.
- Avalanche - a rebel group to which Tifa and Barret belong.
- Jenova - an alien who crashed on the planet 2,000 years ago.
- Shinra - a corporation that sucks the essence of Earth. Tyrants, the opponents we face in the game.
- Midgar - the main location in FF7 Remake. Shinra headquarters.
- Mako - the essence of Earth, acquired by Shinra and powering by the city of Midgar.
- Plates - eight districts in Midgar, high above the slum sector.
- Soldier-Shinra's special unit.
- Elixir - an item that fully cures the entire supply of HP and MP.
- Ether - an item that restores a specified supply of MP.
- Matter - orbs that bestow magical power when placed in a suit.
- Moogel Medal - special medals that can be spent on rare items in Sector 5.
- Phoenix Down - an item that allows to resurrect a fallen comrade in combat.
- Potion - a medicinal object that cures a certain amount of HP.
- ATB - Active Time Battle. a special bar after which the character can use a special skill/attack.
- GIL - currency used in the world of Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
- Limit Break - powerful, spectacular special character attacks. You can use them after charging and selecting command options.
- Pressured - when you attack an enemy and are effective at it (e.g. you attack him with an element to which the enemy is susceptible) he becomes vulnerable (pressured). Attack him like that all the time, and he becomes Staggered.
- Staggered-when you exploit the weaknesses of your enemies and attack them constantly, they reach the point of fracture (pressured), for a period of time they are stunned and you can inflict gigantic injuries on them.
- Summons - powerful creatures to summon, which are unlocked at various points of the game. You can do summons in others (it works like matter).
- Vending Machine - you can buy items here.
- Buy new materia in stores and Vending Machines.
- Always destroy Shinra's chests.
- Explore the map and loot chests.
- Switch important materia between characters.
- Use Healing Materia, especially in combination with Magnify Materia.
- Block attacks and use Cloud's Punisher mode.
- Collect weapons for each character and learn their special attacks.
- Use the assess skill to learn the weaknesses of your enemies.
- Complete Chadley's Battle Intel, because it will give you access to unique materia.
- It's worth completing side missions, which provide valuable items and sometimes even new weapons to your companions.
In the basics section we have prepared a description of the most important mechanics associated with the game. In this section you can find extensive starting tips, information about mini-games and much, much more.
- Starting tips
- Combat, active pause mode, ATB
- Limit Break
- Limit Break list of attacks
- Guarding and Evading
- Battle System - Classic and Standard
- Weapons and upgrades
- Summoning materia
- Accessories and bonuses
- Mini-games tips
- Leveling up
- Character attributes
- Materia and Summons
- Status Effects and Elements
- Status Ailments
In this part of our guide you can find answers to key questions associated with the game.
- Level up fast - how do I do it?
- Gil - how to get a lot of it?
- Side jobs, collectibles, can I go back?
- Hard Mode - how to unlock?
- New Game +, how to unlock?
- Bomb - which time limit to choose?
- Remake - is it faithful?
- Romance with Tifa, Aerith or Jessie?
- Turn-based combat system - is there?
- Difficulty level - which one to choose?
- Midgar - what can I find there?
- Fights - how to escape?
- HP, MP - how to regenerate?
- Dresses - how to unlock?
- Combat - how to set shortcuts?
- Stagger the enemy - how to?
- Completing in 100% - how to do it?
List of Materia available in the game
In this section you will find a detailed list and description of all Materia available in the game.
- Materia system guide
- Materia - how to improve?
- Best Materia
- Green Materia
- Blue Materia
- Yellow Materia
- Purple Materia
- Summon Materia
Build and team
Here you'll find out what type of build is best for Cloud, Aerith, Tifa and Barret. Also, you'll read about the in-game weapons available for your team.
- Best skills
- Cloud - best build & recommended development
- Barret - best build & recommended development
- Tifa - best build & recommended development
- Aerith - best build & recommended development
- List of all weapons
- Cloud weapons upgrades & skills
- Barret weapons upgrades & skills
- Tifa weapons upgrades & skills
- Aerith weapons upgrades & skills
In this section we explain how to defeat all bosses available in the game.
- Chapter 1, Scorpion Sentinel
- Chapter 4, Roche
- Chapter 5, Crab Warden
- Chapter 7, Airbuster
- Chapter 8, Reno
- Chapter 8.1, Rude
- Chapter 9, Hell House
- Chapter 10, Abzu
- Chapter 11, Ghoul
- Chapter 11.1, Eligor
- Chapter 12, Reno and Rude
- Chapter 13, Failed Experiment
- Chapter 15, Valkyrie
- Chapter 16, Specimen H0512
- Chapter 17, Jenova Dreamweaver
- Chapter 17.1, Rufus and Darkstar
- Chapter 17.2, Arsenal
- Chapter 18, Sephiroth
We have prepared a comprehensive walkthrough of all main missions available in the game.
- Chapter 1 - The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
- Chapter 2 - Fateful Encounters
- Chapter 3 - Home Sweet Slum
- Chapter 4 - Mad Dash
- Chapter 5 - Dogged Pursuit
- Chapter 6 - Light the Way
- Chapter 7 - A Trap is Sprung
- Chapter 8 - Budding Bodyguard
- Chapter 9 - The Town That Never Sleeps
- Chapter 10 - Rough Waters
- Chapter 11 - Haunted
- Chapter 12 - Fight for the Survival
- Chapter 13 - A Broken World
- Chapter 14 - In Search of Hope
- Chapter 15 - The Day Midgar Stood Still
- Chapter 16 - The Belly Of The Beast
- Chapter 17 - Deliverance from Chaos
- Chapter 18 - Destiny's Crossroads
Chapter 3 Home Sweet Slum
- Chadley's Report
- Rat Problem
- Nuisance in the Factory
- Lost Friends
- On the Prowl
- Just Flew In from the Graveyard
Chapter 8 Budding Bodyguard
- The Mysterious Moogle Merchant
- Kids on Patrol
- Weapons on a Rampage
- A Verified Hero
- The Angel of the Slums
- Paying Respects
Chapter 9 - The Town That Never Sleeps
Chapter 14 - In Search of Hope
- Missing Children
- Chocobo Search
- Tomboy Bandit
- Corneo's Secret Stash
- Malicious Goons
- Wavering Heart
- The Power of Music
- Secret Medicine
- Subterranean Menace
Secrets, collectibles, additional challenges, discoveries
- Chapter 3 - Home Sweet Slum - Alone at Last,
- Chapter 6 - Light the Way - Collapsed Passageway,
- Chapter 6 - Light the Way - Inside the Ventilation Fan,
- Chapter 7 - A Trap is Sprung - Waste Recovery,
- Chapter 8 - Budding Bodyguard - The Gate Won't Open,
- Chapter 8 - Budding Bodyguard - The Language of Flowers,
- Chapter 9 - The Town That Never Sleeps - Vagabond Johnny
- Chapter 14 - In Search of Hope - Johnny's Stolen Wallet
Secrets and optional challenges in FF7 Remake
About Final Fantasy 7 Remake Guide
Author : Grzegorz "Alban3k" Misztal & Natalia "N.Tenn" Fras for gamepressure.com
Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka
Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Video Game
- genre: RPG
- developer: Square-Enix / Eidos
- publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
- platform: PS4
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