Final Fantasy VII Remake: How long to finish the game?
How long does the Final Fantasy VII makeover last? How long does it take to beat Final Fantasy VII Remake? The original version of Final Fantasy VII can be between 40 and 90 hours long, depending on how much you want to see and do, but Remake only covers the first part of the original story.
Still, Square Enix has somehow managed to extend the Midgar arc into a full Final Fantasy game, and it’s big enough to warrant our own Final Fantasy VII Remake guide.
How long does the Final Fantasy VII makeover last?
Final Fantasy VII Remake hard at least 25 hours on a first playthrough, but there’s a good chance most players will spend more time with the game than that, as our Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 review indicates.
On average, the Final Fantasy VII rebuild takes around 35-40 hours to complete. This includes completing all chapters (see also: Final Fantasy VII Remake – How Many Chapters Does It Have?) and all side quests, such as finding the missing chocobos and all of Don Corneo’s secret hideouts.
There are other factors that need to be considered as well, such as difficulty. The battles, in general, are much shorter if you play on “easy” or “classic”, for example. Doing so can easily shave a few hours off your total game time.
Meanwhile, Final Fantasy VII Remake’s hard mode makes for longer battles due to the inclusion of tougher enemies, potentially increasing your playtime by several hours.
Also, the game’s final chapter of Final Fantasy VII Remake tempts you to play it a second time. If you want to see and do absolutely everything Final Fantasy VII Remake has to offer, then you could be looking at 80-100 hours due to multiple playthroughs.
Here’s a quick breakdown to make all that information easier to digest:
First tour (normal difficulty) – 30 to 40 hours average
First Playthrough (Easy or Classic difficulty) – 25 to 35 hours average
First ride plus ride on hard mode – 60 to 80 hours average
As part of our Final Fantasy VII Remake guide you can also find out: How to unlock hard mode, how many chapters does it have… and information about New Game +, Chapter Selection, Endgame.