How long is God of War Ragnarok, length and time to beat explained

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If you're wondering how long God of War Ragnarok takes to finish, you're going to be sinking somewhere between 25 to 60 hours, depending on your playstyle. Powering through the main story is a perfectly valid playstyle, but you'll miss a significant amount of side quest Favors, collectibles, and other objectives to take up your time. Not to mention missing out on some quality time with the God of War Ragnarok cast - rowing around with Mimir in a boat can lead to some of the best chatsand stories while you're mopping up end game stuff. For example, when Kratos refuses to talk about being in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale....

Each of the available realms is packed with things to do, even after the credits have rolled, so you can always come back later to clear things off your divine to-do list. Here's how long we reckon it will take you to complete God of War Ragnarok, whether you're powering through the main story or you're a total completionist who plans on spending as much time as possible in all the realms.

How long is God of War Ragnarok?

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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:

  • If you power through just the main story, God of War Ragnarok will take 25-30 hours
  • Completing the main story while dabbling in some Favors and more along the way takes about 30-35 hours
  • 100% completion runs 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
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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.