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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – How Long To Beat, Install Size And Trophy Difficulty

Spoiler: It's big!

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has finally arrived, four long years after the first part of the modern trilogy, Final Fantasy VII Remake.

If you’re just starting your adventure, yet to pick the game up, or on the fence, we’ve got everything you might want to know about the game in one place including how long it’ll take most players to beat, what the trophies are like and how much space you’ll need to clear on your PS5’s SSD to install it.

How Long Does It Take To Beat Final Fantasy VII Rebirth?

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a big game, even if you ignore all of the fantastic side content is has to offer. While playtime is going to vary considerably based on how much time you spend exploring and whether or not you struggle with some of the harder content in there, we can give you a rough idea based on our own playtime.

On average, it took us around 80-90 hours to complete a first playthrough of the game, doing every bit of side content and exploration as it came up. Following the completion of the game there’s even more content in the form of hard VR simulation battles and even tougher versions of a lot of the mini-games, which easily adds another 20-30 hours of gameplay.

If you’re just looking to play through the core story content, you’ll probably knock the game out in around 40-50 hours. Conversely, if you’re going for the platinum trophy and doing a second playthrough (which can be made faster by skipping all of the cutscenes and a lot of travel), expect to play for a total of anywhere between 150 and 200 hours all up depending on your skill level.

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What’s The Install Size Of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth On PS5?

It might come as no surprise for an open-world RPG full of lengthy cutscenes, CGI sequences, hundreds of unique music tracks and that comes on two discs, but Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is going to take up a hefty chunk of your PS5’s storage. 145GB of it, in fact. So you may need to look at clearing out some of the games you haven’t touched in a while (and probably won’t once Rebirth is installed).

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Consider upgrading your PS5’s SSD storage if you’re starving for space!

How Difficulty Is Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s Trophy List?

Getting the platinum trophy in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is no small feat, and takes significantly longer than Final Fantasy VII Remake. You’ll need to do a minimum of two playthroughs with the second on the unlockable Hard difficulty, as well as achieve just about 100% completion of everything in the game.

With some very tough combat and mini-game challenges to overcome and a huge amount of stuff to do in general, this isn’t a platinum for the feint of heart. You can see the entire trophy list at PSN Profiles but just be warned that there may be some spoilers in there.

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What Are The Reviews For Final Fantasy VII Rebirth?

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth currently has a very healthy Metacritic rating of 92 from 128 approved critic reviews.

We scored the game a 9/10 in our own review, with Harry saying, “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an immense and expansive middle chapter of this ambitious remake trilogy. A reimagined and redefined behemoth of a game that simultaneously plays on nostalgia and forces you to question your memories of the original. While it suffers from some rote open world elements and a few technical issues, Rebirth is another magnificent entry into the gilded halls of Final Fantasy.”

What’s The Cheapest Price For Final Fantasy VII Rebirth In Australia?

Currently, MightyApe has the cheapest price on the Standard Edition of the game at $89 plus $5.99 postage, but if you want it delivered faster you can get it from Amazon for $99 with next-day shipping.

You can see the rest of the prices including at physical retailers in our Bargain Guide:

Bargain Guide – Final Fantasy VII Rebirth