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  • Summary: An epic adventure across 3 cd-roms. What begins as a rebellion against an evil corporation becomes much more. And what erupts goes beyond imagination. With vivid landscapes, lush 3D animation and environments, Square Soft's multi-million dollar masterpiece is like nothing ever seen before.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    Every aspect of the game is virtually flawless, from its movie inspired soundtrack, to the incredibly life-like FMV, to the detailed battle and Materia systems, to the boatload of simplistic and addictive mini-games. This is what RPG fans have been waiting for.
  2. The first PS one installment of Final Fantasy is still one of the best ever. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  3. This is the current apex in RPG games. In fact it is probably one of the best OVERALL games ever created for ANY system.
  4. Without a doubt, FF7 is one of the top Final Fantasy games out there. It is also one of the best RPG adventures of all time.
  5. GMR Magazine
    90
    Brought RPGs into the Western spotlight and contained the most debated plot twist of an era. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  6. netjak
    84
    I think the story sucks, but the game is excellent. The thing about Final Fantasy VII is, whether you like it or hate it, the merits of the game can always be argued very strongly from either point.
  7. There is tons of RPG combat, which is a little too slow for some people and slowed even further by all of the spectacular but lengthy spell animations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 508
  1. Jun 23, 2016
    10
    Final fantasy VII is a great ps1 game, it was released in 1997 along with crash bandicoot 2 and oddworld abe's oddysee, if you're finalFinal fantasy VII is a great ps1 game, it was released in 1997 along with crash bandicoot 2 and oddworld abe's oddysee, if you're final fantasy fan check it out! Expand
  2. May 28, 2011
    10
    Final Fantasy VII is an experience that everyone should try at least once. I have played through it a few times and I can say that this gameFinal Fantasy VII is an experience that everyone should try at least once. I have played through it a few times and I can say that this game truly deserves a medal. I honestly believe that it is the best game that has ever been made based on several factors. For me, Storyline is a big factor. FF7 is a game that actively progresses through the story. There are no long breaks where nothing seems to happen. The actual battling is turn based, rapid, and thrilling. Containing an almost never ending assortment of difficult and amusing enemies and bosses that will keep you entertained throughout all three disks. The plot is immense, with surprises, twists, and excitement up until the stunning climax. Graphics wise, the game is not lacking. Although the characters may be somewhat blocky, the battles and cut scenes are magnificent. The soundtrack is one of my favorite parts of the game. The soundtrack fits well with the gameplay and the battle themes are just amazing. Overall, I give it a perfect 10. Expand
  3. May 27, 2020
    10
    GOAT! This was a real game-changer for the videogames industry. It had it all!
  4. Jon
    Mar 2, 2008
    10
    Best RPG I have ever played.
  5. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    I played the original once again just before the "remake" premiere. And I must say original is still much better game, especially 2015 editionI played the original once again just before the "remake" premiere. And I must say original is still much better game, especially 2015 edition (upgraded 3D graphics) on PC or PS4. Don't even bother playing the "remake". It's not worth it. Play the original masterpiece Expand
  6. DanA.
    Dec 20, 2006
    9
    So overrated today. But FF7 still holds up fairly well.
  7. Feb 1, 2021
    0
    I like remake way more. Remake made this game actually feel alive and mean something. This one feels extremely outdated and not interesting,I like remake way more. Remake made this game actually feel alive and mean something. This one feels extremely outdated and not interesting, sure it's the same story, but in this one it's just not fun to play it. Remake made it fun. Turn based combat made original extremely slow and boring. Characters feel lifeless in original, but in remake it's complete opposite. In remake combat is amazing, characters actually feel real etc. Would i have liked it in 1997? Well no, because then i would have played it in 1997. Instead in 1997 i played true classics like resident evil (1996). But 2020 remake of FF7 actually made me interested in this series. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1997
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#2 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1997