Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion has 300 side quests. This is a hefty amount, and the average person who is not going for 100 percent completion in this game will likely not have time to do them all. But don’t fret! We have compiled a list of some of the best side quests in the game that you won’t want to miss out on.
Some of these side quests are completable during the main story quest, but we have also included some post-game side quests that are well worth your time.
M8-1-1: Rematch With Ifrit
Ifrit is the first summon you can unlock in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, so you do not want to skip this side quest. Summons give you an incredible boost in combat that is second to none in the game, so you are going to want to start unlocking summons as soon as possible.
Ifrit is the weakest summon in the game, but an Ifrit summon is definitely better than no summon at all. To complete this side quest, you must first complete Chapter One and then challenge Ifrit to a rematch.
M8-2-5: ATK Mako Stone
Materia in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion are items that allow you to use special abilities in combat. Materia can allow you to cast certain spells, boost stats, and a whole host of other handy skills that you aren’t going to want to miss out on.
This side quest allows you to get not one but two Materia, allowing you to use Poison and Gravity-type spells. This side quest is available early on in the game, so you can start building up your spells as soon as possible. To complete this side quest, speak to the scientist in the Materia Room and complete the mission he gives you.
M8-1-3: Clash With Genesis Troops
Competing the Clash With Genesis Group’s side mission is important for several reasons. First of all, it supplies you with an HP Up as a reward, which is nothing to turn your nose up at. But it doesn’t stop there.
By completing this mission, you are then able to complete the Rematch With Bahamut and Mystery Materia side quests which allow you to unlock both Bahamut and Odin as summons. These are allies you most definitely want on your summons list.
M8-4-1: Suspicious Mail 1
Everyone loves Moogle. I mean, just look at them! So why wouldn’t you want to complete the Suspicious Mail Four side quest to unlock a Moogle as a summon? Okay. So, Moogle might not be as epic or scary looking as Odin or Bahamut Fury. But I still wouldn’t want to come across an angry Moogle in a dark alley.
To unlock the almighty Moogle as a summon, you must first complete the Suspicious Mail One and Suspicious Mail Three side quests. You can find the Suspicious Mail One side quest by entering Mako Reactor 5 during Chapter Three.
M7-2-1: Search And Destroy
Materia Fusion is an important part of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion. It allows you to combine Materia to create bigger and better ones with far higher stats than they originally had. But you can’t fuse Materia until you unlock a particular item.
This particular item is the Fusion Tome and is unlockable by completing the Search and Destroy side quest. This side quest is completable once you start Chapter Four. Having the Fusion Tome can make all the difference in your playthrough, so make sure you make the Search and Destroy side quest a priority.
Post-Game Side Quests
The following side quests are available to those who have already completed the main campaign. These side quests have some incredible rewards, that would be extremely helpful to completionists.
M2-3-1: Unidentified Monsters
Gongaga Trading is an online shopping address in Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion where you can get your hands on some super handy items and accessories. Gongaga Trading has some very valuable items which can potentially make your playthrough a lot smoother.
To unlock Gongaga Trading, you must complete the Unidentified Monsters side quest. To unlock this side quest, make sure you’ve already completed the M2-2-6 World of Monsters side quest.
M2-4-5: Cave In Investigation
Completing the Cave In Investigation side quest unlocks another incredibly handy trading shop, the Mythril Mine Traders. Once you’ve completed this mission, you will be able to purchase items that enable buffs like Barrier, Endure, and Regen, which are all very useful buffs to have.
To unlock the Mythril Mine Traders shop front, you will have to complete the Cave In Investigation side quest, which is completable once you have done the preceding M2-4-5 side quests.
M2-5-6: The Great Beast
Imagine how great it would be if all of Zack’s hits were critical… Well, once you complete The Great Beast side quest, you will be rewarded with just that. The value of having all of Zack’s attacks land critical hits is undeniably epic and increases his strength tenfold.
This already sounds like a worthwhile side quest, we know. But it still gets better. You also unlock the Ribbon by completing this side quest which prevents all status ailments, excluding death, that is. The Great Beast is easily one of the best side quests in the game. To unlock it, you must first complete the preceding M2-5 missions.
M4-4-6: Anti-SOLDIER Weapons
Moon Bracer is an accessory in Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion that adds a persistent barrier. Barrier is a magical ability that reduces all physical damage received by half for one minute.
Moon Bracer makes that Barrier permanent, so all physical damage you receive will be halved for good. We’re sure we don’t need to explain why that is so valuable! But we will explain how to get your hands on it. To get yourself the Moon Bracer, complete the Anti-SOLDIER Weapons side quest. You can unlock it after clearing the preceding M4-4 missions.
Dark Agent is almost as great – or even possibly better than Moon Bracer. Dark Agent allows you to attack with zero AP cost. All of your moves in Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion cost something, whether that is Attack Points for physical moves or Magic Points for spells and other magical abilities.
With Dark Agent, however, all your physical attacks become free. What a bargain. To get your hands on the Dark Agent accessory, you have to complete the Breakthrough side quest, which is completable after finishing all of the earlier M7-4 side quests.
Focus on These Side Quests For the Best Game Possible
The sheer amount of side quests in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 can be overwhelming to say the least. But hopefully, this guide has helped you sort through them to figure out what the best side quests are, and what you are better off spending your time on. Whether you’re a completionist or still a beginner, focus on these tasks to get the most out of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion.