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Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide - everything you need to beat this classic reimagined

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Having a Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide to hand will be beneficial to all players, whether you're an old hand at the series or a complete newcomer. Of course, this is a far cry from the original FF7 that older fans will be familiar with, which means there's still a lot to pick up whatever your background is. We've broken down all the information you need to know into essential tips, pointers for the main mechanics, and explanations for some key decisions you'll have to make, so follow our Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide and you'll be well on your way to saving Midgar.

Final Fantasy 7 tips

Final Fantasy 7 tips

Final Fantasy 7 tips

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These Final Fantasy 7 Remake tips should be your basic starter for the game. It's a wide ranging selection of things to know from combat to upgrades, how to best approach side missions, and other secrets and things you don't want to miss out on. 

How long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake?

How long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake? 

How long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake?

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If you haven't actually started the game yet, then you're probably wondering how long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake? Here we break down that all important 'how long to beat' number, so you can get an idea of what's involved. Depending on whether you want to rush through or see it all, this should answer any questions you have.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake differences

Final Fantasy 7 Remake differences

Final Fantasy 7 Remake differences

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If you played the original, or maybe just want to know, we've taken a look at the Final Fantasy 7 Remake differences between this and the original PS1 classic. What's new? What's stayed the same? If you're dying to find out we break it all down here and, obviously, there's a big spoiler warning involved.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake ending

Final Fantasy 7 Remake ending

Final Fantasy 7 Remake ending

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Obviously there's a huge spoiler warning attached to any Final Fantasy 7 Remake ending discussion but, if you want to know, or want some help picking apart the details, it's here. We'll say nothing more to keep the secret, but this is where we go over what happened and what it actually means. 

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Materia

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Materia

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Materia

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A staple for the series, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Materia is no less important here but some of it is hidden away, meaning you could miss out on some useful summons and no one wants that. Here we focus on two Materia in particular: the Chocobo and Moogle Materia you need for their respective summons.   

Final Fantasy 7 Remake locked doors

Final Fantasy 7 Remake locked doors

Final Fantasy 7 Remake locked doors

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As you play you'll discover some Final Fantasy 7 Remake locked doors that will probably instantly get your attention. Mainly because you can't open them until Chapter 14, and a side quest called Corneo's Secret Stash. If you want to know more, then read this to get them open. 

Final Fantasy 7 Remake heads or tails

Final Fantasy 7 Remake heads or tails

Final Fantasy 7 Remake heads or tails

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The Final Fantasy 7 Remake heads or tails decision you encounter might not seem like a big deal but it subtly alters a lot of things when it arises. How you play this choice and some others that appear around will change side missions and what dress Cloud gets to wear at that scene. 

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Power of Music

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Power of Music

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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During the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Power of Music side quest, you need to find three different songs to help out a young girl named Betty in Chapter 14. These are all in the surrounding Wall Market area, but we've got each of their locations to cut down your searching time.

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