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Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Which Edition to Buy?



If you’re trying to decide which version of Final Fantasy Remake 7 to buy, this guide will take you through each edition and help you pick the right one for you and your budget.

At long last, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is on shelves. The game has received excellent reviews and it’s definitely worth a look if you’re interested in picking up a new game during quarantine.

As a reminder, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a PlayStation 4 exclusive for the time being, but we could see a release on other platforms, including Xbox, down the road.

Retailers are selling a few different versions of the highly anticipated game. The list includes the standard edition, a Deluxe Edition, and an intriguing 1st Class Edition that comes with items for big fans of the Final Fantasy series.

You’ll also need to choose between a physical copy and a digital copy. Physical copies of Final Fantasy 7 Remake are a bit tricky to find in stock right now so if you want the game ASAP, you’ll want to consider going with the digital version.

Here’s a look at what we know about each of these editions. Keep this information in mind as you try and decide which one to order.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Standard Edition

The standard edition is the no frills version of the game. It’s also the cheapest version of the game. It’ll run you $59.99 if you can’t find a deal.

There aren’t a ton of deals out there right now so you’ll probably have to spend the full $60 if you order a copy of the game today. That said, if you wait, you could see some deals emerge in the weeks ahead.

The standard edition comes with the least amount of bonus content, but it’s the safest option. Here’s who should buy the standard version of the game.

  • Those who don’t want to spend a ton of money.
  • Those who don’t have a ton of time to play games and aren’t sure how much time they can invest in a single-player, action roleplaying game.

You can buy the standard version from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Square Enix, and others.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Deluxe Edition

If you want more from your purchase you might opt for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Deluxe Edition.

The Deluxe Edition comes with a copy of the game, a steelbook case, an art book, and a mini soundtrack CD. In addition, you also get the Cactuar Summon Materia DLC and Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC.

Of course, all of this comes at a cost. The Deluxe Edition retails for $79.99 without a deal. Again, up to this point, we haven’t seen many deals.

The Deluxe Edition is an intriguing option if:

  • You’re a huge Final Fantasy fan.
  • You plan to invest a ton of time in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

You can buy the Deluxe Edition at retailers like AmazonBest Buy and the Square Enix Store.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake 1st Class Edition

There’s also a massive 1st Class Edition bundle that is far more expensive than the other two options.

For $329.99, you get a copy of the game, all of the content from the Deluxe Edition, and a Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona. The dimensions are as follows:

  • Cloud W96 × D48 × H267mm (expected), weight: approx. 400g (expected)
  • Daytona W156 × D427 × H175mm (expected), weight: approx. 1500g (expected)

This bundle is for collectors and most people are better off going with the standard edition or the Deluxe edition.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake 1st Class Edition is exclusive to the Square Enix Store. You can also find it via resellers like eBay though you should be prepared to pay a premium.

Digital vs. Physical

Final Fantasy 7 Remake comes in two formats: Physical and digital. Here are some pros and cons to buying in each of those formats.

First and foremost, if you don’t want to wait awhile for your game to arrive, you’ll want to go with a digital copy. Again, the shipping times for physical copies of the game are in flux and it could take a week, or more, for your game to arrive in the mail.

If you’re tired of discs cluttering up your house, go with the digital version. You’ll also want to buy a digital copy if discs sometimes go missing or often get damaged in your home.

If you play a lot of different games and don’t want to pull the game disc out every time you want to play, go with the digital version.

Downloading it digitally means you’ll have easy access every time you start-up your console.

There are also a few reasons to go with a physical copy of the game.

If you buy a physical copy you’ll be able to sell it to GameStop or a reseller like Craigslist or eBay if you get tired of it or don’t want to play it again after you beat it

You’ll also be able to lend your copy of the game out to friends, co-workers, or family members when you decide to move onto another game.

6 Reasons to Pre-Order Cyberpunk 2077 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

If you pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll get some nice bonuses with your order.

Everyone who pre-orders a copy of the game will get a collection of physical and digital items. Here's what you can expect if you buy a copy before the game's release date in December:

Physical Items

  • Case with game discs
  • World Compendium detailing the game's setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Stickers

Digital Items

  • Game soundtrack
  • Art booklet featuring a selection of art from the game
  • Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
  • Wallpapers for desktop and mobile

There are also some unique pre-order bonuses through retailers like Google, GameStop, and GOG. 

If you pre-order through GameStop you get a Samurai Medallion. The retailer says this offer is only available to PowerUp Rewards Members.

If you pre-order through GOG you get an exclusive digital game booklet, additional wallpapers and avatars, print quality posters, and 30% off official Cyberpunk 2077 merch store.

If you buy the game for Google's Stadia, you'll get a Stadia Premiere kit ($100) for free.  The deal lasts until December 17th though it's only available until supplies last.

The Stadia Premiere kit includes a Chromecast Ultra, a white Stadia controller, and a one-month trial for Stadia Pro if you don't have it already.

If you pre-order the game via Steam you'll get a short story written by the developer's Story Lead, Tomasz Marchewka called 2AM — She Calls.

If any of these sound interesting to you, think about pre-ordering a copy. 

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  1. David

    06/15/2019 at 12:34 pm

    *Correction: Carbuncle DLC only available in “First Class”/Collectors editon.

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