Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is a 2007 action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix. It is a prequel to the 1997 video game Final Fantasy VII and is part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII metaseries.
The game centers on Zack Fair, a teenage member of the paramilitary organisation SOLDIER who is tasked with finding the SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos, which has gone missing. Zack finds Genesis’ origin, Project G, and how it is linked to two other high-ranking SOLDIERs, Sephiroth and Angeal Hewley, while he hunts for Genesis. The plot of the game takes the player from the fight between Shinra and the Wutai people through the events in Nibelheim, finishing right before the start of Final Fantasy VII.