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Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020) is an action role-playing game set in a decaying cyberpunk metropolis. It is the first in a series of games that remake the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII. You play the role of a mercenary named Cloud Strife who joins an eco-terrorist group wanting to bring down a corporation that is using the planet's energy for profit.

In the game you take on real-time action with strategic and role-playing elements. This is updated from the original, while aiming to still be true to that game’s intent. By splitting the game into parts, the developer aims to give players more substantial access to areas in the game that were previously inaccessible. It’s a chance to visit a classic game world and dig deeper, not just visually but in the narrative and environment. Connect with unforgettable characters, engage in incredible battles, and experience a story that captivated a generation.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Final Fantasy VII Remake 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Role-Play game with Action, Communication and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 25 hours and 40 hours to complete. The first play through is about 25 hours, but it takes up to 40 hours to complete all chapters, side quests, find all the missing chocobos and all of Don Corneo's secret stashes.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Disposition as part of the following pathways:

This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for depictions of realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. This game contains infrequent depictions of realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. The majority of instances take place during the games cutscenes. One instance shows a group of men being beaten up in hand to hand combat. The reactions to the violence are realistic in nature, with the men screaming and grunting in pain as they are beaten and knocked unconscious. Another pertinent scene shows two characters being stabbed through the chest. While the initial penetration is obscured from the camera, you can later see the blade impaling them and their panicked reaction to being attacked. After the blade is removed, their bodies slump to the floor where they remain.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB TEEN for Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence. Characters use swords, staffs, guns, and magic spells to battle fantastical monsters and human soldiers; combat is highlighted by cries of pain, impact sounds, and explosions. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence: characters impaled by swords (off-camera); a man shot repeatedly while on a stairwell. Some female characters wear revealing outfits (e.g., deep cleavage); one scene depicts a man ogling women's bodies while making suggestive hand gestures and hip movements. The game contains some alcohol content: ordering “something hard and bitter” and watching a character drink; searching for a person at the “Drunkards' Den”; watching characters drunk and slurring their speech. One cutscene depicts a character smoking a cigar. The words “sh*t,” “a*shole,” and “pr*ck” appear in the dialogue.
In addition to the official rating, parents should note implied sexual violence in some scenes. At one point in the female game characters are sent into a room of men with implications that this is for sexual purposes.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 8-year-olds play this game:


Final Fantasy VII Remake usually costs £69.99.


Steam Store PC £69.99

Final Fantasy VII Remake

PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
As well as the demo, there are different versions available:
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition with Cactuar Summon Materia, Carbuncle Summon Materia, Digital Artbook, Digital Mini-Soundtrack 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/04/2020

Out Now: PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Role-Play (Action, Communication and Narrative)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Square Enix (@SquareEnix)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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