How Many Chapters are there and how long does Final Fantasy 7 Remake take?

It’s finally here. After many long years, Final Fantasy 7 Remake has finally been released. If you’ve read our review, you’ll know that we think it’s incredible. While this is only the first part of the remake and it ends as AVALANCHE escapes Midgar, Square Enix has expanded the game and added to it to make sure Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a full-length game.

Overall, playing through from start to finish is going to take you about 40 or so hours. This includes completing all side-quests and working your way through each of the chapters.

There’s a lot of story to tell, a lot of characterisation to experience and a whole lot of awesome fighting.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake


The original Final Fantasy 7 wasn’t broken up into chapters, as that wasn’t the done thing back in 1997. It is in 2020 though and so Final Fantasy 7 Remake is split into chapters.

The names of these chapters may be seen as spoilers, so read them at your own risk.


In total, there are 18 Chapters in Final Fantasy 7 Remake and they are as follows;

  1. The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
  2. Fateful Encounters
  3. Home Sweet Slum
  4. Mad Dash
  5. Dogged Pursuit
  6. Light the Way
  7. A Trap Is Sprung
  8. Budding Bodyguard
  9. The Town That Never Sleeps
  10. Rough Waters
  11. Haunted
  12. Fight for Survival
  13. A Broken World
  14. In Search of Hope
  15. The Day Midgar Stood Still
  16. The Belly of the Beast
  17. Deliverance from Chaos
  18. Destiny’s Crossroads

In addition to the main chapters, there are a number of side-quests available. These side-quests take place in Chapters 3, 8 and 14 and need to be completed before you move on or you’ll miss out on completing them.

In total, there are 24 side-quests. Six in Chapter 3, Six in Chapter 8, Three in Chapter 9 and Nine in Chapter 14.

  • Chapter 3
    • Chadley’s Report
    • Rat Problem
    • Nuisance in the Factory
    • Lost Friends
    • On the Prowl
    • Just Flew In from the Graveyard
  • Chapter 8
    • The Mysterious Moogle Merchant
    • Kids on Patrol
    • Weapons on a Rampage
    • A Verified Hero
    • The Angel of the Slums
    • Paying Respects
  • Chapter 9
    • Burning Thighs
    • The Price of Thievery
    • Shears’ Counterattack
  • Chapter 14
    • Missing Children
    • Chocobo Search
    • Malicious Goons
    • Wavering Heart
    • The Power of Music
    • Secret Medicine
    • Tomboy Bandit
    • Corneo’s Secret Stash
    • Subterranean Menace

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is available now for PS4.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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