Survey Asks How Long it Takes Gamers to Finish a Title

By Ryan Winslett in Gaming News
Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:00 am
Over before you know it
After heading to your local video game store and plunking down $60 to procure the latest must-have title, how long do you usually spend actually playing the thing?


That's a question video game comparison and marketplace Playr2 sought to answer and, according to their findings, the answer is usually just a handful of days.


Continuing its quest to determine the habits of the average gamer, Playr2 recently asked 1,671 individuals how long they usually spend on a game's campaign mode. This question pertained to the core game and did not include DLC or online modes.


Following are the titles gamers said they completed the fastest.


Call of Duty: Black Ops - 2 days

Terminator Salvation - 2.5 days

Resident Evil 5 - 3.2 days

God of War 2 - 3.3 days

Uncharted 2 - 3.8 days

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - 4.1 days

Assassin's Creed II - 5 days

Uncharted - 6.6 days

Metal Gear Solid 3 - 6.8 days

Grand Theft Auto IV - 8.2 days


Playr2 founder Simon Kilby said these findings aren't exactly a surprise.


"Games can be incredibly addictive once you start playing them," Kilby said. "Given the huge amount of hype that surrounded Call of Duty: Black Ops' release last year, it wasn't surprising to see it at the top of the fastest completion chart, as many would have played this until completion as soon as they'd unboxed it."


We would argue that the length of a game frequently has something to do with how long it takes to complete, but we can't really argue with Kilby's logic.

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