Final Fantasy VII (1997)

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Final Fantasy VII is a Japanese role-playing game, a seventh installment in the series, excluding spin-offs. The main events take place in the world of Gaia, in the city of Midgar; the game combines standard fantasy elements with steampunk and other science fiction, providing the players with well-defined lore and locations.
The main character, a mercenary named Cloud Strife, joins the cause of disrupting a megacorporation, which was destroying the planet with its excavations for energy. However, the storyline offers much more beyond that, allowing players to discover the secrets of Midgar, and eventually, save the world.


Final Fantasy VII follows the trend set by previous games of the series, offering a grand world map to explore, with unique locations and lengthy battles. The combat system is a trademark for the genre and the series, where the player’s team and the enemies trade blow in a turn-based manner, employing different skills and items until either side is defeated.

Visuals and other features

The game’s art style is innovative for a Final Fantasy, as it uses 3D models over 2D backgrounds, resulting in a unique and memorable art style.

Release Date

Jan 31, 1997


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Play Time

36.5 hours

Games in Series



Teen: Blood, Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes

System Requirements

  • CPU: 2 Ghz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • GPU: DirectX 9.0c-compatible graphic card
  • HDD: 3 GB

Interesting Facts

  • The game’s story follows Cloud Strife.
  • The game is the first in the series to use full motion video and 3D computer graphics, superimposing real-time 3D character models over pre-rendered CGI backgrounds.
  • The gameplay systems remained largely similar to previous entries, with the addition of new elements such as Materia, Limit Breaks, and new minigames.
  • Final Fantasy VII was a commercial success and received universal acclaim, selling more than 13.9 million copies worldwide.
  • The game features three modes of play: the world map, the field, and the battle screen.
  • Final Fantasy VII also features powerful, character-specific commands called Limit Breaks.
  • Final Fantasy VII takes place on a world referred to in-game as the “Planet”, though it has been retroactively named “Gaia”.
  • It is regarded as a landmark game and as one of the greatest and most influential video games ever made.

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