Final Fantasy VII Remake - Shinra Combat Simulator

Final Fantasy VII Remake - Shinra Combat Simulator

calendar_todayPosted on 25th March 2022

The Shinra Combat Simulator is a special area you'll gain access to during Chapter 16 of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Once you complete the game, you can then return to the Combat Simulator during Chapter 17.

The Shinra Combat Simulator features a variety of battles for you to take on, with varying degrees of difficulty and restrictions. Some battles have select party members available and others have item restrictions. There are also fights that can only be completed on Hard mode.

How To Access Shinra Combat Simulator

Shinra Combat Simulator

The first time you come across the Shinra Combat Simulator is during Chapter 16 of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Here there are a limited number of missions available for you to complete, but they're worth it- rewarding you with items like the EXP UP Materia.

After you complete FF7R, select Chapter 17 and head towards Hojo's lab. After Barret and Red XIII remove the debris to the elevator, you'll come across Chadley. Instead of going to the elevator, you can access the Shinra Combat Simulator from a room on the right.

You'll need to switch to Hard Mode in order to take on the Combat Challenges that require hard mode.

Shinra Combat Challenges

Challenge Rounds Difficulty Mode Team Members Rewards
Three-Person Team vs. Mayor Is Best 1 Normal 3 Grab Bag
Cloud vs. SOLDIER Trainees 5 Normal 1 Cog Bangle
Barret vs. SOLDIER Trainees 5 Normal 1 Supreme Bracer
Tifa vs. SOLDIER Trainees 5 Normal 1 Rune Amulet
Aerith vs. SOLDIER Trainees 5 Normal 1 Geometric Bracelet
Two-Person Team vs. High Flyers 5 Normal 2 Gil Up Materia
Three-Person Team vs. Team Ragbag 5 Normal 3 EXP Up Materia

Hard Shinra Combat Challenges

In order to take on these challenges, you must select Hard Mode when choosing Chapter 17.

Challenge Rounds Difficulty Mode Team Members Rewards
Cloud vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 5 Hard 1 The Art Of Swordplay Vol. XIII
Barret vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 5 Hard 1 Sharpshooter's Compansion Vol. XIII
Tifa vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 5 Hard 1 Way Of The Fist Vol. XIII
Aerith vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates 5 Hard 1 Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIII
Two-Person Team vs. Dynamic Duos 5 Hard 2 Refocus Materia
Three-Person Team vs. Monsters of Legend 5 Hard 3 Refocus Materia
Three-Person Team vs. Top Secret 5 Hard 3 Gotterdammerung

Three-Person Team vs. Top Secret

This challenge only becomes available once you have completed all other Hard Mode Challenges. It consists of 5 rounds against the following opponents:

  • Shiva
  • Fat Chocobo
  • Leviathan
  • Bahamut
  • Price and Joy

The reward is the accessory item: Gotterdammerung (which allows you to enter a battle with Full Limit Break)


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