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10 Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made
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3. Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Cloud Strife and his Buster Sword planning to take down Shinra’s Mako reactor.

Production cost upon release: US $145 million

2015 inflated cost: US $213 million

What made it so expensive?

Development cost the company only US $45 million. Around 120 developers and artists were hired to make the transition from 2D to 3D graphics. Sony made things bigger, by investing US $100 million in promoting the game months before its release. This includes TV commercials, promotion with Pepsi, and print ads.

It was a first during that time, as no company has ever spent that much on an RPG, making it the most expensive video game ever developed back then.

Gamer Since: 1997
Favorite Genre: RPG
Top 3 Favorite Games:The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, Bioshock Infinite, Fallout 3: Broken Steel
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