How long is God of War Ragnarok?

God of War Ragnarok
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How long to beat God of War Ragnarok? Depending on whether you want to play just the story, do a standard playthrough, or achieve 100% Completion and the Platinum Trophy, you'll probably be in the Nine Realms for between 25 hours to well over twice that. With side quests, favours, treasure maps, collectibles, secrets, optional bosses and more besides, God of War Ragnarok is chock-full of content - but it's not all essential. With the Nine Realms packed with things to find, we'll take you through God of War Ragnarok's length and time to beat below, no matter how much you want to play.

How long to beat God of War Ragnarok?

God of War Ragnarok tips

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God of War Ragnarok's length will vary from player to player and completely depends on how much you want to do. The open nature of the story, levels and activities mean it varies wildly depending on what you want to do. We've broken it down as follows depending on how much you could take on:

  • Just story: If you power through just the main story, God of War Ragnarok will take 25-30 hours
  • Standard playthrough: Completing the main story while dabbling in a few extras and more along the way takes about 30-35 hours
  • 100% completion: Doing everything in the game will take around 55-60 hours+

Ragnarok is a pretty broad game, hence the range of completion times. Anyone who just follows the story alone is arguably going to experience less than half of what the game has to offer. If you're going to try and open all of the God of War Ragnarok Nornir Chests or find the set of God of War Ragnarok Ravens for example, expect to be playing a while.   

It's also true to say that much of the game opens up post-story. Without spoiling, not only is the game still playable after the God of War Ragnarok ending, but there's a wealth of new content, areas, side quests and challenges for players to engage with. Much of the 30 or so hours that add to the content after the story will very much be accessible then - after the story.

Joel Franey
Guides Writer

Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.