How long to beat the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

We'll give you an idea as to how long it'll take you to finish the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

With the release of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake on April 10 comes questions like how long the game takes to beat. While you won’t have to worry about too many other games sharing FF7’s release date, it can still be nice to get a heads up as to how much gameplay is available. To explain further, we’ve put together a quick guide on how long the Final Fantasy 7 Remake takes to beat!

How long to beat the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

How long to beat the Final Fantasy 7 Remake
The average completion time for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is around 40 hours.
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One of the first questions gamers have about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is how long it takes to beat. Based on our experience with the game, and the experience of other outlets with review copies, it looks like the Final Fantasy 7 Remake takes approximately 40 hours to complete.

In total, there are 18 chapters to play through in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and the game as a whole is surprisingly long despite the fact that Square Enix plans to make it episodic. For added context, we’ve listed the names of all 18 chapters below.

  1. Onetime Gig
  2. Escape Artist
  3. Mercenary Endeavors
  4. Night on the Town
  5. Plan E
  6. Lights Out
  7. Trapped Like Sewer Rats
  8. Reunited
  9. Never the Bridge
  10. Sewer Survivor
  11. Paranormal Investigator
  12. The Collapse
  13. Broken Dreams
  14. Picking Up The Pieces
  15. The Pizza in the Sky
  16. No Appointment Needed
  17. Emerging From Chaos
  18. Destiny’s Crossroads

Keep in mind that your overall completion time may vary depending on how you play, your previous experience with Final Fantasy, and whether you want to rush it or take your time. If you want to speed through the game, you’re looking at anywhere from 30 to 35 hours.

If you want to partake in all of the side quests and fully explore every area and aspect of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, you could spend up to 50 hours or more in the game! It really depends on how you approach the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. For us, it took us around 38 hours to beat the game. We spent a decent amount of time exploring, but we also didn’t get to 100% completion. At least, not yet.

You can replay chapters of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, so if you think you missed something in a chapter, you’re free to go back and run through it again. We definitely plan to.

To recap, it’ll take you anywhere from 30 to 35 hours on the low end to beat the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The average completion time is around 40 hours. If you want to replay chapters or really take your time, you could be looking at 50 hours or more of gameplay in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Now that you know how long it’ll take you to beat the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, what do you think? Are you excited to play the game, or are you concerned about some of the changes that have been made? Let us know down in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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