Final Fantasy 7 Remake review roundup points to a fantastic effort from Square Enix with a Metacritic score of 87

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is nearly upon us. A product of years and years of nostalgia, FF7R is a re-imagining of the classic PS1 game that is a bold step forward for the franchise.

The review embargo has been lifted and most, if not all, of the reviewers are heaping praises upon the game, pointing to a current Metacritic score of 87 across 71 critic reviews as of this writing. You can see a list of the scores below:

  • VGC:10
  • TheSixthAxis:10
  • GameSpew:10
  • GameSpot:10
  • Digitally Downloaded:10
  • Game Revolution:10
  • Cultured Vultures:10
  • Areajugones:10
  • IGN Italia:9.5
  • XGN:9.4
  • Wccftech:9.3
  • Jeuxvideo:9
  • Press Start Australia:9
  • Easy Allies:9
  • Trusted Reviews:9
  • Shacknews:9
  • Twinfinite:9
  • PlayStation Universe:9
  • GamesRadar+:9
  • God is a Geek:9
  • Destructoid:9
  • Eurogamer Italy:9
  • Attack of the Fanboy:9
  • Carole Quintaine:9
  • Game Informer:8.8
  • SpazioGames:8.8
  • Hobby Consolas:8.8
  • Millenium:8.5
  • TrueGaming:8.5
  • JeuxActu:8.5
  • DualShockers:8.5
  • Player 2:8.3
  • Metro GameCentral:8
  • DarkStation:8
  • VideoGamer:8
  • IGN:8
  • VG247:8
    • RPG Site:8
  • Stevivor:8
  • Push Square:8
  • IGN Japan:8
  • Critical Hit:8
  • Daily Star:8
  • GAMINGbible:7
  • Telegraph:6
  • EGM:6

PlayStation Lifestyle gives it a perfect score, saying that “Final Fantasy VII Remake is perfection. It breathes life into the cold steel of Midgar, adding weight and dimension to that which was once simply an introduction to a more grand adventure. It’s filled to the brim with reverent fan service that respects the source material while occasionally taking leave to subvert expectations. Final Fantasy VII is one of the most defining games of all time, and Square Enix’s modern-gen treatment of Midgar lives up to the legacy of the original in every way imaginable. The worst part is leaving us off on the cliffhanger we all knew was coming, waiting for the rest of their journey, but as much effort as clearly went into Midgar alone, it’s bound to be worth the wait.”

Gamespot gives a perfect 10 as well, stating “Regardless of your history with the original game, Final Fantasy VII Remake is an astounding achievement. The wait for its release was a long one, but in gameplay, story, characters, and music, it delivers–the wait was worth it. For first-time players, it’s an opportunity to understand why Final Fantasy VII is held in such high regard. It’s the chance to experience a multifaceted story that grapples with complex subject matter, be in the company of memorable characters, and be moved by their plight. For returning fans, this isn’t the Final Fantasy VII your mind remembers, it’s the one your heart always knew it to be.

RPGFan scores it with a 90 and explains that FF7R is “A refreshing re-imagining of the beginning of Final Fantasy VII, Remake is at times wonderful but at others audacious, and I’m here for the ride.”

Easy Allies likewise scores it a 90, saying “Final Fantasy VII is an ambitious retelling that updates its systems and story for the modern era. The new battle system is fantastic and does a superb job of blending strategy and action. Additional stories and character moments are appreciated, and the way each character is portrayed is perfect. Some technical aspects could be better, but if future installments maintain this trajectory, we can all rest easy.”

Our review is upcoming as well, since we didn’t want to ruin our experience by speeding through the title that we’ve waited oh so long for. In the mean time, you can check our preview below!

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