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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 Mission select screen
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Zack battle inside Shinra building
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Sephiroth in CG
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP In the desert

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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“Gift of the Goddess” DreinIX (9398) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
You Are My Living Legacy.... Guy Chapman (1743) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network May 08, 2008 93 out of 100 93
GameZone 2008 9 out of 10 90
Kombo.com Mar 28, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Jul 21, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamezoom Jun 27, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Play.tm Jul 04, 2008 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy Mar 19, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sci-Fi Online (The Sci-Fi Channel) Jun 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Jul 02, 2008 2.42 out of 6 72
DarkZero May 29, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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NIL8R153 (117) added Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) on Feb 23, 2008