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How long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake?

How long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
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With this first part only covering a faction of the story it's fair to wonder how long is Final Fantasy 7 Remake? Just because this isn't the entirety of the first game doesn't mean it's a brief experience though, with plenty of side quests and distractions how long it takes to beat will depend on how much you want to see.  

Final Fantasy 7 Remake only covers the first part of the 1997 PS1 classic, meaning you'll spend the whole game in Midgar. That means the location has been massively reworked to provide a lot more things to see and do.  So, while it's only a portion of the story, you'll be looking at a longer Final Fantasy Remake playtime than the original eight to nine-hour run. 

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake: how long to beat?  

As a total reimagining of the classic PS1 game, how long it runs depends on just how much time and effort you want to invest to complete everything the adventure has to offer. You'll have plenty to do throughout each chapter, with new side quests, Materia to find, and locations to explore. 

My save file when I reached the final chapter clocked it at just under 30 hours. Once I completed the final portion of the story, it was just shy of 31 hours. This run time includes having done most of the side quests available bar a few, as well as trying out every mini-game at least once. If you want to make time for every single side quest, and get stuck into trying to best all of the little mini-games interspersed in between, you're likely looking at around 40 hours in total to do a completed comprehensive run-through of the entire story and complete all of the additional side activities. 

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