Final Fantasy VII

1997 video game

Final Fantasy VII is a 1997 role-playing video game developed by Square for the PlayStation console. It is widely regarded as a landmark title, and as one of the most influential and greatest video games ever made.

Final Fantasy VII
Director(s)Yoshinori Kitase
Producer(s)Hironobu Sakaguchi
Programmer(s)Ken Narita
Composer(s)Nobuo Uematsu
SeriesFinal Fantasy
January 31, 1997
    • PlayStation
      • JP: January 31, 1997
      • NA: September 7, 1997
      • PAL: November 17, 1997
      • JP: October 2, 1997
      Microsoft Windows
      • NA/PAL: June 25, 1998
      • JP: May 16, 2013
      • WW: August 19, 2015
      PlayStation 4
      • WW: December 5, 2015
      • WW: July 7, 2016

The title won numerous Game of the Year awards and was acknowledged for boosting the sales of the PlayStation and popularizing Japanese role-playing games worldwide.

Its success has led to enhanced ports on various platforms, a multimedia subseries called the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, and a high definition remake trilogy currently comprising Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020), and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (2024).

Storyline change

Plot change

Final Fantasy VII follows the story of Cloud, who joins forces with many others to fight a new threat to the world while dealing with a seemingly terminal illness.

Characters change

The main playable character is Cloud who is supported by Tifa, Aerith, and Barret.

Music change

The music in Final Fantasy VII covers a wide variety of musical genres, including rock, techno, orchestral, and choral.

Spin-off titles change

  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – set 2 years after Final Fantasy VII
  • Before Crisis – set 6 years before Final Fantasy VII
  • Crisis Core – set 7 years before Final Fantasy VII
  • Dirge of Cerberus – set 3 years after Final Fantasy VII

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