Manual for Gameplay | Explanation of Game Mechanics | FF7 Remake

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These guides serve as a one-stop Manual for playing Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Read on to understand all the Game Mechanics, learn all the basics and get a better understanding for playing the game.

Playing the Game

Basic Controls

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With all the different options for attacks and commands, it can get a little overwhelming. Check our Controls page to refresh your memory!
Basic Controls

Camera Controls and Camera Settings

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Learn everything there is to know about controlling and adjusting camera movements by clicking the link below!

Camera Controls and Camera Settings

Map Navigation Guide

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Unsure of how to work the minimap? Confused about the various UI modules on the screen? Check out our map navigation guide!
Map Navigation Guide

How to Change Difficulty

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The Remake strays away from the standard single difficulty for everyone. The game now presents three difficulty modes the player can choose from, with a secret Hard difficulty unlocked after beating the game. Read our page to find difficulty setting that is perfect for your playstyle.
How to Change Difficulty

What is Classic Mode?

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In Classic Mode, all characters, including the selected party member, will attack, defend, and evade on their own. Without having to dodge and press buttons with precise timing, players can plan their strategy for a battle and coordinate their characters to deliver a swift defeat.
What is Classic Mode?

Menu & Equipment

How to Upgrade Weapons

Weapon Skills

The weapon upgrade system has had a complete make-over. Use it well to strengthen your weapons, get usefull skills, and bring a world of pain to your enemies.

Weapon Upgrade Guide

Character Stats & Equipment

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As a full-fledged Action RPG, some of the Stats work a bit differently than previous Final Fantasy games. Read on for details about how each stat affects your characters!

Character Stats

Battle Icons Guide

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You can view the enemy intel containing their strengths and weaknesses in addition to some tips for staggering and defeating them. Check our guide below to know more about the icons that you can see while viewing each enemy intel!

Battle Icons Guide

Status Effects and Ailments

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Learn about how to use positive status effects like Haste and Regen to power up your party, and avoid suffering from negative status effects like Poison and Sleep while inflicting them on the enemy!

Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Combat & Battle System

Battle System Explanation

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a whole new world for fans of the original, with tons of new features to use in battle as well as old features revamped for real-time battle. Get a full course on everything you need to know to fight, including Abilities, Limit Breaks, and more!

Combat Guide and How to Fight

Understanding the ATB Gauge

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The ATB gauge is your gateway to dealing damage or healing yourself with powerful Abilities and Spells. Check out the link below to find out more on this updated mechanic!

Understanding the ATB Gauge

Focus Gauge and How to Stagger Enemies

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Looking to get an edge for battling in the full game? Learn about how to Stagger enemies to deal massive damage.
Focus Gauge and How to Stagger Enemies

How to Use Items

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There are a lot of items that you can obtain throughout the game and you can use most of these items to help you win against your opponents in combat or to prepare for an upcoming fight!

How to Use Items

How to Restore HP and MP

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Learn about all the ways you can restore HP and MP that you have used up by clicking the link below!

How to Restore HP and MP

How to Run Away

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In the Remake, our heroes have taken a few steps ahead of holding the shoulder buttons to run away. Find out how to escape your foes!
How to Run Away

How to Change Characters

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Follow the link below to find out more on changing characters in battle and the best times to do so!

How to Change Characters

How to Get Unbound

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Don't leave your characters in the clutches of the enemy! Read our page about how to help your friends when they get trapped and unable to move.
How to Get Unbound

How to Summon

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Deal massive damage to your enemies with the help of Summons! See the link below for more about invoking Summons in battle!

How to Summon

How to Use Shortcuts

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Issue commands to your party members quickly by using shortcuts! Read our guide below to know more about setting up shortcuts and executing them in battle!

How to Use Shortcuts

Game Mechanics for Advanced Players

How Do Critical Hits Work?

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Like in many RPGs, Cloud and the others have a chance of dealing more damage. Check out our page to find out the formula for dealing critical hits and how to improve your chances to crit!

How Do Critical Hits Work?

How Does Stunning Work?

In Final Fantasy 7 Remake, there is a hidden stat value related to your ability to stun and be stunned. Stunning can be used to knock enemies off balance or even interrupt them from pulling off abilities. Read our page on stunning to find out more!

How Does Stunning Work? | Enemy Interruption

How to Recover MP in Hard Mode

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Hard mode can be pretty difficult. You will have to fight stronger enemies and will not have a lot of ways to recover your MP to deal with them. But with our guide below you will be able to have enough MP to make Hard mode significantly easier.

How to Recover MP in Hard Mode

Can You Break the Damage Cap?

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Each hit of extremely strong attacks has a chance to reach the damage cap, but is the damage cap breakable? Read our guide below for a guide about the damage cap!

Can You Break the Damage Cap?

Related Links

FF7 Remake Links
Walkthroughs Boss Battles Side Quests
Beginner's Tips Characters Battle Reports
Manual Minigames Enemies
Materia Weapons Armor
Accessories Items Limit Breaks
Shinra Combat Simulator Corneo Colosseum Choices
Message Boards News Review

FF7 Remake Guide & Walkthrough Wiki

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12 Anonymous6 months

I just wonder how they'll translate all these to the other parts of ff7. It feels like the mechanics are designed only for the part of midgar.

11 Anonymous6 months

Lots of features in here. The game has so much to offer.

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