Final Fantasy 7 Remake abandons the typical turn-based combat system. Instead, the battles take place in real time and offer some tactical elements. This page provides an overview of this element.
The remake doesn't use the turn-based combat system as a default option. Instead, it focuses on dynamic battles taking place in real time. During the game, you will lead a group of heroes. Each of them has different weapons and abilities that can be used during battles.
However, the game also offers features that introduce tactical elements to the fights. That feature is called Active Time Battle system (ATB). It allows you to slow down time and use the abilities of a controlled character. However, ATB can't be used infinitely - each hero has their own bar. It is divided into two parts and each of them allows you to perform one action. The bar is charged with each successful attack.
When it is full, you can activate the ATB. The time slows down, and you can choose which ability you want to use.
In addition, each character has a Summon. These AI-controlled creatures will help you during battles. You can only summon them after filling up a special bar.