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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)

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Set six years before the 1997 PSX game Final Fantasy VII, the prequel Crisis Core follows the adventures of Zack Fair as he discovers the truth of the organisation he works for, Shin-Ra. At the time, Cloud Strife is still a Shinra Guard and Aerith Gainsborough also makes an appearance. Other prominent figures are Sephiroth, Tifa, Yuffie, Cait Sith, members of the Turks gang and also characters from Dirge of Cerberus.

The game is played as an action RPG and the events are mainly set around the city of Nibelheim. The turn-based battle system, DMV or Digital Mind Wave, is entirely new. It is based on reels with the portraits of the characters spinning in the top left corner. Lining up the same character in all reels is awarded with a power-up (Power Surge). Attacks are both physical and spell-based, and materia also makes a return. There are different varieties, both defensive and offensive, and different materia can also be fused together.


Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Main menu
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Combat
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Save point
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Shells slashing mini-game

Alternate Titles

  • "クライシス コア -ファイナルファンタジーVII" -- Japanese spelling
  • "크라이시스 코어: 파이널 판타지 7" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

“Gift of the Goddess” DreinIX (9422) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
You Are My Living Legacy.... Guy Chapman (1745) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Game Positive Apr 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus Apr 16, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Apr, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN UK Jun 13, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87 Jul 08, 2008 86 out of 100 86 Jun 19, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Jolt (UK) Jul 04, 2008 83 out of 100 83
The Dashhacks Review Site Jul 15, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Gamereactor (Finland) Jul 01, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics May 14, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35


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    • 2008 – #4 PSP Game of the Year
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NIL8R153 (117) added Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) on Feb 23, 2008