Resurrecting Aeris in Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII was probably one of  most iconic game’s of the 1990’s. It sold god-knows how many PlayStation’s, and the world was hooked on the exploits of Cloud and co. When Aeris Gainsborough died the world was shocked and many people still refuse to believe that she is gone forever. But is there really any way of Resurrecting Aeris?

I think I’ve now found a way of bringing Aeris back!

Aeris Gainsborough

It started from this article here, and as you can see by way of the conversation someone included a link to a site which detailed the entire step-by-step process of resurrecting Aeris.

It includes various things like mastering Revive materia (I didn’t know there were two hidden levels to that skill. I think I’d seen growth after I completed the two levels but figured it was a bug.) as well as lots of other little things you need to do.

The link to  is here for ease, but for obvious reasons I’m not going to copy it out here as well.

I haven’t tried it yet as I was foolish enough to wipe all my save games before I found about this, so I have to start from scratch. Still, this is no bad thing. It’s a great game after all.

I just hope to God it works.

Update: I have yet to get to the stage where I can truly test this. Though I suspect that this in fact cannot be done.  If it was possible there would be more information about how to do it out there. It’s still a very popular game, and people are still hunting high and low for an answer. After all the gaming world is not that good at keeping secrets.

If you still believe there’s a way then please follow the link and see for yourselves. I don’t want to go through all that to find out that the guide was little more than some screen-shots and a little rudimentary Photoshop editing.

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

2 thoughts on “Resurrecting Aeris in Final Fantasy VII

  • September 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Unfortunately, as much as I wish it were true, I don’t believe you can revive Aerith. There have been many crazy theories as to how you can: collect 1/35 soldiers, Master every materia twice, use tissues, etc. The only real way you can get her back is with a gameshark, but she has no dialogue.

    While Square may have been planning on adding in a way to revive her, they were pressed for time and deadlines forced them to make some cuts. Personally, I believe her death and the sadness it brings makes the game better. Sometimes people die tragically, and there is no real reason or greater purpose to it. Her death is a way of confronting the audience with that fact.

    • Jim Franklin
      September 13, 2011 at 6:09 am

      Yes, I started to suspect you may be right as there were no other sites that confirmed the way to do it. I’ll let you know of course if it does work.

      I agree with what you said about her death making the game better. After all the game made me care so strongly about bringing a character back. I can’t think of any other game that would get me this attached to a character.


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