Final Fantasy VII released on Steam

Latest version of iconic RPG available for $11.99/£9.99. Contains 36 Steam Achievements, controller support, and cloud saves.

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The updated PC version of iconic PSOne RPG Final Fantasy VII is now available for purchase on Steam.

This latest version of the game was released last year on PC by Square Enix, but was only sold through the publisher's own online store. The Steam release, which costs $11.99/£9.99, contains 36 Steam Achievements, cloud saves, and the character booster feature introduced to the game last year.

The game requires approximately 3GB of hard drive space to install. Steam also rates the game as featuring partial controller support, which generally means owners can't install, launch, and then play the game without using a mouse at least once.

Final Fantasy VII was originally released in 1997, and GameSpot awarded the game a 9.5 in its review at the time.

Square Enix recently announced that customers who preorder Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII would be able to dress protagonist Lightning in Cloud's outfit.

Discussion

601 comments
TirOrah
TirOrah

I would probably have bought this if it weren't for the fact that I already have a physical copy. And it's been modded (Bootleg)...makes the game at least 10x better imo. Though I think the person who created Bootleg will try to make it compatible with the re-release and the Steam version. I don't know, though, they already had a lot of trouble getting it to work with the newer disc version.

Sorry though SE, I love my modded FF7 and I'm not giving it up for slightly sharper graphics which the mods already surpass. Plus I wouldn't be able to stand the massive blocky hands anymore... I also read in a comment down below that this version contains the PC original music, and that music is worse than the PS1. >< Sad.

MrOrbitz
MrOrbitz

I would totally play this game again and actually try to get through it this time.. If it was available on Mac.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

This should migrate some PS gamers to Steam.

blackothh
blackothh

i have this on disk somewhere packed away. it was like 5cds lol

MasterTheHero
MasterTheHero

Picked this one up a few days ago. The music is different to the one in FFVII on the PSOne. Feels like a lot of the audio is not balanced properly for stereo, and some of the songs don't sound as rich as the one in the playstation.


Either way, still fun to play even after all these years.

Hdhannandon1
Hdhannandon1

Zack fair gives his costume to Cloud,cloud is giving it to lighning,so whos next?


abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

Eh I have the old pc copy, but I still think this game is a little over hyped. Yeah it was a really game back then but I still think 6 was the best one they will ever make. Better graphics is taking the series down instead of up

king98121
king98121

cloud save is it the same as the one that is purchased on square enix one? if so pfftt!!!

Andrew1073
Andrew1073

Their link that they say is ranked a 9.5, is actually rated an 8.  What gives?

HappyBB
HappyBB

$11.99 is a bit expensive when the game contains almost non-existent new feature / update / upgrade.  It's my opinion that Squre-Enix always charges these retro games at a greedily high price point across multiple platforms.  I'll wait until a heavy sales on Steam or just dig up my PS1 and play the game again.

fredwv
fredwv

Final Fantasy VII, the movie.  Make it happen. ;)

chechak7
chechak7

WE NEED FF7 REMAKE PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAASEEEEEEEEEE

Apazeus
Apazeus

I bought this even though I still have my PSone copy. Great game and $12 isn't exactly a fortune! Plus, maybe it will convince them to release more of these classics in the future!

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

PSone version is better has better music and I already have it, its a classic game and my fav of all time but its not worth £10 now

Dabulls023
Dabulls023

They should remake for current or next gen!

Sindroid
Sindroid

Still have my original copy on PSX purchased on lauch date and a battered Playstation.. Doesn´t look so good on modern LED tv´s.. lolz.

They should remake the game instead..

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Square should be releasing their entire ps era games on steam. I mean games like Brave Fencer, FF 6-9, FF Chronicles, FF Anthology, FF Origins, Parasite Eve, Parasite Eve 2, Xenogears, Chrono Cross FF Tactics etc. etc. They have all these games that are just sitting there. Porting them to PC would take little effort and they would be big sellers on steam.

king_quaps
king_quaps

Did this come out sooner somewhere in the world? According to the stats on Steam some people had killed ruby weapon and mastered all materia by the 5th, which even the most dedicated gamer must surely struggle to do in 24 hours.

JMcN76
JMcN76

FF7 = one of the greatest games ever made!

GunEye
GunEye

I am playing FF7 on the PS3 now.

I wonder - what is the resolution in the pc steam version? is it more more adaptive for a modern pc monitor? and other changes in interface? visuals? gameplay?

Forefront-049
Forefront-049

> No HD re-texturing

> $12

> I could play this on an emulator and get better results (better controller support, easier to manage saves, etc.)


Honestly, people need MUCH better reasons to actually re-buy this game other than the fact that the Steam version has "achievements and cloud saves".

TirOrah
TirOrah

@MasterTheHero The PC version always had worse music IMO, I honestly have never seen anyone say that the PC music was better. Didn't expect that for the re-release though, I was kind of hoping they would have improved that.

Courtawulf
Courtawulf

@Andrew1073 Have to click the "PS" link on the side of the page. The link defaults to the original PC release which was not a very good port

blackothh
blackothh

@chechak7 Before they remake, they need to go back to roots and make an amazing FF game again. I really dont think a remake is going to fill whatever void it is that all the FF fans have with the series. Even if they remake it, i bet that it wont be as charming on another go around.

Karpola
Karpola

@chechak7 Like they have stated it's not gonna happen until they make another Final Fantasy game that surpasses the sales of Final Fantasy VII.

This could mean it's never gonna happen because of the way Final Fantasy is going currently.

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

@Apazeus apparently the FF8 PC port is being worked on at the moment!

Shadowmasterx07
Shadowmasterx07

@bunchanumbers Parasite Eve....  Good memories.
Chrono Cross.... I still need to get a few characters like the turnip and the bunny-like woman

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

@GunEye 

PC version will look better then the PS3 release yes, But that is it I would consider there ps3 release version still surperiour then PC version in all respects other then it will look lil better. Other wise it the same game

crix01
crix01

@Forefront-049 Oh Gosh!! saves are so difficult to manage!!!!! Gosh!!!! wtf is this thing about "a file on a folder", gosh! so difficult!!!!!!

nate1222
nate1222

@Forefront-049 And you just outted yourself as a pirate. The feds will be kicking your door in shortly.

KennyKB
KennyKB

@blackothh hear hear. People forget that the times had alot to do with the impact of those games. The maturity of the stories, the sweeping scores, the new technology. When videogames as an industry were in a younger stage of life, this was all the much more impressive. Not to mention the unjaded perspective of a 13yr old kid seeing it it all happen..

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

@Karpola It won't happen till EA buys SE.

...And the remake will be terrible. And the fanboys will burn EA to the ground.

Mark my words!

Forefront-049
Forefront-049

@crix01 @Forefront-049 Have fun with Square Enix's soulless re-release of FFVII, I'll be over here, playing the game how it was intended to be played.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

@nate1222 @Forefront-049 Nothing wrong with Emulating the PS1 game if you actual own the original games. IT when you downloading said games the emulation becomes illegal... Alot people still own the PS original disc and even more of us emulate it with better results then the piss more PC release and it re release. SQ let Edios Butcher the PC version. along with the PC version of FF8. I own PC and PS verison of both games And I much rather Emulate them then play the inferior pc versions

Forefront-049
Forefront-049

@nate1222 @Forefront-049 THIS GAMESPOT USER'S ACCOUNT HAS BEEN COMMANDEERED BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON(S): SOFTWARE PIRACY, FAILURE TO THINK OF A DECENT REPLY, ETC. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS USER'S WHEREABOUTS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY.

SeAzhrei
SeAzhrei

And as piracy is presumebly the gaming industry's most dangerous enemy, maybe, just maybe they should consider making their products better than some anon hacker d-bag could.

blackothh
blackothh

@KennyKB @blackothh I am really glad i could be a part of that emergence, but i also feel like the majority of the crowd nowadays is a sorry bunch of foulmouths playing sorry excuses for "innovative" products. The actual innovative stuff is still here, you just have to spend some effort looking for it unfortunatly. but when the average finds it, they dismiss it because its not what their 38 other foulmouth friends play so its not the cool thing to do. such a sad cycle.

mathg04
mathg04

@Tripwolf@KarpolaI like to burn down EA right now, so why wait? ;-)


(Smily added so that the CIA knows it's sarcasm)

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Eraldus Starting getting reports of audio being glitched all over. I was wrong it seems.

Forefront-049
Forefront-049

@crix01 @Forefront-049 Hoooo boy ... alrighty, if you'd like to keep up this conversation, please click on my profile and message me. This way we don't have to flood the comment section :D I'd honestly enjoy a conversation about this, if you're up for it too.

crix01
crix01

@Forefront-049 @crix01 Come on! Stop this. The game is soulless now just because of some save files???? Its the exact same game with a bit of buffed graphics. The saves files are managed the exact same way as before in-game. Clearly you don't know what you're talking about. You think I care the way you play a game?????? LOL. And FYI i lost the old psx and  the game discs are long gone too, so..............."the way it was intented to be played" LOL its the same game!!!!!!! LOL