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Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Fainaru fantajî VII (original title)
A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.


Kazushige Nojima (story), Yoshinori Kitase (story) | 7 more credits »
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A corrupt company, by the name of ShinRa is draining the energy out of the (nameless) planet and conducting expiriments on living things. Enviromental and social callamities, such as the pollution of the air and seas, overpopulation, high drug rate and treating women like objects. A mercenary and a rough and tough organization by the name of Avalanche must put an end to ShinRa, but a couple of ShinRa victims might be causing a bigger threat. One of the ShinRa victims is an alien that crash-landed on the planet and killed an ancient race. The other ShinRa victim is a man in a trench coat that wants to rule the world and summon the doomsday meteorite. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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Final Fantasy VII is released on the Playstation Classic mini console bundled with 20 games. See more »


In the motorcycle chase scene, Cloud Strife gets on a motorcycle and escapes Shinra Headquarters. In the mini game including the arcade game G-bike, Cloud is seen swinging his huge buster sword left and right while riding his motorcycle on the freeway. This would not work as the huge buster sword he swings would actually pull Cloud on the side and cause him to crash. It would've been better if he used a much lighter thinner sword to knock the red and yellow Shinra soldiers down and it wouldn't pull Cloud down like his heavy oversized buster sword would. See more »


[first lines]
Barret Wallace: C'mon newcomer. Follow me.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing events of the story, just before the end credits begin, an enigmatic shot of Aeris is shown, more or less identical to the first shot of her at the very beginning of the game. See more »

Alternate Versions

Final Fantasy VII on the Playstation Classic Mini Console retains the original Playstation 1 graphics, music, game script, and now has a save state feature for the difficult mini games. Also the discs change requirements are now changed virtually by pressing the open button. See more »


Referenced in Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »


Excerpts From 'The Creation'
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Soprano: Minae Fujisaki
Tenor: Daisuke Hara
Synthesizer: Masashi Hamauzu
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User Reviews

Pure Angelic Magnificence!
5 August 2000 | by watto124See all my reviews

Final Fantasy VII is the best game ever made and puts everything else to shame. It tells a wonderfully engrossing story that keeps you guessing and surprised. The battle system and "Materia" system is ingenious and is not for the impatient or non-experienced video gamer. The challenge in the concept of this marvel is simply beyond the beyond. Extra quests and activities prove this game has depth. The music is fantastic! It keeps the flow of the emotion in the story move in a centrepetal, dramatic pace. The fact that this game lasts 100 hrs. makes all the better excuse for you to experience two or three times to go back and get things you missed. The game has an enigmatic way of of making you addicted to it forever............ in your heart

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Square Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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