Crisis Core, the PSP game centering on Zack Fair, begins seven years prior to VII.
Before Crisis, a Japanese cell phone game featuring the Turks, begins six years before VII, and both Crisis Core and Before Crisis overlap in timeline.
Last Order, the anime OVA by Madhouse Studios, depicts events shortly before the game.
Final Fantasy VII, the central game.
Advent Children, the film sequel, takes place two years after VII.
Dirge of Cerberus the PS2 game is the final part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, centering on Vincent Valentine a year after Advent Children.