Games Like 'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion' to Play Next

'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion' is an intriguing RPG, but there are several titles that offer a similar experience.
by Jon Bitner — 

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a remaster of the iconic PSP title that launched in 2007. Offering HD graphics, the addition of voice acting, a new soundtrack, and plenty of other modernizations, this is without a doubt the best way to experience one of the quirkiest entries in the Final Fantasy franchise.

The action RPG follows Zack Fair as he attempts to locate the missing SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos. It serves as a prequel to the iconic Final Fantasy VII, offering a closer look at one of Cloud Strife's most important allies, along with delving into the background of several characters that play an integral role in the story of Shinra and Avalanche. If you're a Final Fantasy enthusiast, the story alone is reason to pick up this bombastic RPG.

If you're not a long-time Final Fantasy player, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will win you over with its impressive real-time combat. Battles look better than ever (thanks to its HD makeover and reworked character models), and the battle system has seen a significant update to make it smoother and more responsive. It still uses the Digital Mind Wave mechanic (which allows your team to get a buff based on their emotions), although it's been modified to provide a streamlined experience that doesn't slow down the action.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is an intriguing RPG, but there are several titles that offer a similar experience. Whether you're looking for another Final Fantasy game or want to venture into a new universe, you have plenty of options to choose from.

Here are 10 games like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion to play next, listed by Metascore.


Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans seeking more Final Fantasy VII
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Also available on: PC

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an expanded version of the Final Fantasy VII Remake from 2020. This updated edition offers a new questline starring Yuffie Kisaragi as she tries to infiltrate the Shinra Electric Power Company. Beyond that impressive addition, you'll also get the full Final Fantasy VII Remake base game, which takes the introductory hours of the original and expands them into a 30-hour epic. Real-time combat, stunning graphics, and a memorable narrative make this one of the best Final Fantasy games of all time, and Crisis Core fans will find much to love about the title.

"Packed with technical improvements and a superb single player expansion, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade further cements its spot as one of the greatest remakes in gaming history." — Shindig


Xenoblade Chronicles 3


Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of lengthy JRPGs
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Also available on: N/A

If you're looking for a game to really sink your teeth into, you'd be hard-pressed to find something better than Xenoblade Chronicles 3. It follows Noah and Mio, members of two rival nations in the midst of a war, as they come together to battle a force more threatening than anything they could have imagined. Memorable characters and a tight script make the narrative compelling for the entirety of its 60-hour runtime. When you're not unraveling its story, you'll be engaged in real-time, party-based combat. A complex upgrade system, intriguing locations, and impressive graphics round out the RPG, making this an easy recommendation for just about every Switch owner.

"With its engaging open world, engrossing combat system, loveable characters and gripping story, this game is a masterpiece of the genre." — Nintendo Force Magazine


Kingdom Hearts III

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Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of Disney and Pixar
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Also available on: XB1

Kingdom Hearts III is a beautiful mash-up of Disney, Pixar, and Square Enix. You'll follow Sora and his group of allies as they embark on a quest that brings them to locations throughout the Disney universe — including Monstropolis, 100 Acre Woods, and Arendelle. You'll also be joined by dozens of familiar faces (such as Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, and Hercules). Real-time combat is the big draw for players who aren't well-versed in Disney, as it's both fast-paced and tactical without becoming cumbersome. You'll get the most mileage out of the game if you've played its predecessors, although newcomers should be able to pick up its basic story threads without issue.

"Kingdom Hearts III has the magic you've been waiting for. Square Enix has achieved the best episode of the series." — IGN Spain


Persona 5 Strikers


Persona 5 Strikers (PS4)

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of stylized action-RPGs
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Also available on: PC, Switch

Unlike traditional Persona games that feature a turn-based combat system, Persona 5 Strikers uses an energetic real-time system. You'll follow the iconic Joker as they hack through hordes of enemies in battles that are brought to life with colorful graphics and flashy special effects. As you progress through the game, you'll unlock new skills to help keep combat fresh. The vicious battle system is only one part of why Strikers is so successful, as you'll also be treated to an upbeat soundtrack, captivating story, and dozens of side quests that help break up the action.

"Persona 5 Strikers is quite simply one of the best action RPGs I've ever played." — GameSpew


Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen


Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of party-based RPGs
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Also available on: PS3, PS4, Switch, XB1XB360

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is an enhanced version of the original Dragon's Dogma, offering new skills, locations, and quality-of-life updates. The open world of Gransys is still intact, as is its action-based combat system — which allows you to not only sling spells or hack through enemies with swords, but also clamber on top of gigantic beasts to reach weak spots. There's also an impressive Pawn System that lets you recruit three other characters to help you on your journey. It can be a bit rough around the edges, but anyone seeking a fluid combat system won't want to miss this adventure.

"A very special gaming experience that no RPG fan should miss, especially this brand new version that improved an already great game." — PLAY! Zine


Genshin Impact


Genshin Impact (PS4)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of anime
Where to buy: PlayStation Store
Also available on: iOS, PC, PS5

Genshin Impact boasts a ridiculous amount of content for a free game. Without dropping a dime, you'll have access to a main quest that'll take you more than 50 hours to complete. It remains compelling throughout its entire runtime thanks to gorgeous, anime-inspired graphics and a party-based combat system. You'll have the ability to quickly swap between multiple characters, each one corresponding to a different element (such as Pyro, Cryo, or Geo). Combine the right elements, and you can trigger deadly synergy effects. The game has seen plenty of updates since launching in 2020, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

"Genshin Impact provides hours of free entertainment with its rich combat and deep RPG systems." — God is a Geek


Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4)

Metascore: 72
Best for: Fans of unique battle systems
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Follow Class Zero, a group of students attending a prestigious military school, as they fend off an attack on their homeland. As an updated version of the original PSP game (Final Fantasy Type-0) that launched in Japan, you'll benefit from enhanced graphics, a new battle camera, and many other tweaks to modernize the aging title. Real-time combat is the star of the show, which offers a dodge button alongside the usual suite of special abilities — adding a layer of nuance to battles that makes defense just as important as offense.

"Type-0 HD has everything a FF fan could ask for: A superb battle system, lots of characters, hours upon hours of interesting quests and a great story." — GameOver.gr


Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (PS5)

Metascore: 72
Best for: Fans of fast-paced combat
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

Stranger of Paradise is one of the most intriguing Final Fantasy games in recent memory. The main character, Jack, is a gruff adventurer with an unhealthy obsession with Chaos, an entity that he's determined to locate and eliminate. Dialogue is often stilted, but if you don't take it too seriously, you'll be treated to an interesting narrative with plenty of hilarious scenes. Combat is the main reason for Stranger of Paradise's Metascore, as it's fast-paced, flexible, and allows you to quickly swap between wildly different classes. There's also a constant stream of loot, giving you ample opportunities to reconfigure your loadout and build a team that's well-equipped for the task at hand.

"A fun chaotic romp that will delight number crunchers and action RPG aficionados." — RPG Site


Star Ocean: The Divine Force

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Star Ocean: The Divine Force (PS5)

Metascore: 70
Best for: Fans of memorable characters
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

Star Ocean: The Divine Force is the latest entry in the beloved, long-running franchise, offering another sci-fi adventure filled with memorable characters and flashy combat. You'll follow Raymond Lawrence and Laeticia Aucerius as they venture out to save the realm from a corrupted force. Most critics found the story to be a bit lacking, although its wide-open world and empowering combat make it a worthy addition to your hard drive. And if you're a dedicated Star Ocean fan, you'll find plenty of easter eggs scattered throughout the beautiful landscapes.

"A bold and exciting new direction for the series with incredibly fun combat, great characters, and a gripping story." — GamingTrend


Valkyrie Elysium

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Valkyrie Elysium (PS5)

Metascore: 65
Best for: Fans of engaging combat systems
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Also available on: PC, PS4

Valkyrie Elysium isn't a perfect game (hence the 65 Metascore), but it manages to be a worthy recommendation for fans of action-RPGs with fluid combat systems. With an arsenal packed with special abilities and a slick movement system, you'll be able to bounce around the battlefield and rack up incredible combos. You can also summon Einherjar to aid you in battle, which adds a nice layer of strategy to the frantic brawler. You'll get a chance to upgrade your skills as you move through the main story, which offers a constant sense of progression that helps propel you through to the final credits.

"A great, although rough around-the-edges, action RPG, whose biggest strength lies in its dynamic combat system and in the charisma of some of its characters." — Attack of the Fanboy