Unlike the original, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is divided into chapters. Although this episode only covers Midgar, that doesn’t mean the game doesn’t take long to beat. On the contrary, FF7 Remake takes around as much time to finish as any other Final Fantasy main series title does. Below, you can learn how many chapters Final Fantasy 7 Remake has and how much time it takes to beat it.
How many chapters are in Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
The original FF7 was a straight shot, with only disc changes serving to divide the story. Final Fantasy 7 Remake takes a different approach by separating the game into 18 chapters. Each chapter of the game centers around a particular area or incident, so you’ll find that some are much longer than others. As such, don’t ruin the experience by trying to anticipate how much time you have left by what section of the game you’re on. Even if you’re intimately familiar with the original, you’ll be surprised by just how much has been added to the adventure through Midgar.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Chapter List
- The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
- Fateful Encounters
- Home Sweet Slum
- Mad Dash
- Dogged Pursuit
- Light the Way
- A Trap is Sprung
- Budding Bodyguard
- The Town That Never Sleeps
- Rough Waters
- Fight for Survival
- A Broken World
- In Search of Hope
- The Day Midgar Stood Still
- The Belly of the Beast
- Deliverance from Chaos
- Destiny’s Crossroads
How long does it take to beat Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
The time it takes to beat Final Fantasy 7 Remake depends mostly on how much side content you partake in. If you just run through the story, you’ll likely hit the 30-hour mark when the credits roll. If you were determined to shoot through the game as quickly as possible without skipping any cutscenes, you could probably shave that down to 25 hours.
If you aim to complete all the content the game has to offer with 100% completion, you’re looking at around 50-60 hours. Some of this extra time is from sidequests. However, to get the platinum trophy in the game, you’ll need to complete each chapter on hard mode, which is unlocked after your first playthrough. This means you have to play through the game a second time for a true completionist run.
My first playthrough clocked in at around 39 hours, with most side content completed. I’d assume this is probably going to be the average for most players, as many won’t feel like immediately going through the whole game a second time.