How long is The Last of Us 2 and how many chapters are there?

The Last of Us 2 game length
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How long is The Last of Us Part 2? The game's length in hours, or just how many chapters there are in the game, isn't clear from the start, owing to some non-traditional pacing and twists. Or perhaps you're wondering if The Last of Us 2 is long enough to be worth the purchase, or short enough to fit into your schedule? Whatever the case, we've listed the full length of The Last of Us Part 2 below, whether you're a completionist or a more casual player.

How long is The Last of Us Part 2?

The Last of Us 2 length

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The Last of Us Part 2's campaign length is about 20 to 30 hours, across 11 distinct chapters.

To provide a rough benchmark, I played on Medium difficulty, found about 80% of The The Last of Us 2's collectibles, and stealthed my way through most of the game's combat encounters, and my final save came in at the 22 hour mark. By comparison, our Guides Editor Leon Hurley beat the game in just over 32 hours, having explored every nook and cranny of Naughty Dog's levels, including backtracking to make sure he hadn't missed anything.

The campaign is also there to be replayed, with a Last of Us Part 2 New Game Plus mode (opens in new tab), customisable difficulty settings including Permadeath and Grounded Mode, and bonus features such as The Last of Part 2 Cheat Codes. There's also reams of supplementary content to enjoy in the Extras section of the game, which contains never-before-seen concept art and highly detailed model viewer which reveals more about some of the allies and enemies you'll encounter in the campaign. 

All told, you could easily soak up 50+ hours of your free time in The Last Of Us Part 2 if you're particularly fond of its excellent campaign. There may be no Factions multiplayer mode included this time around, then, but the value for money of Naughty Dog's sequel is still excellent. 

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