How long to beat The Last of Us Part 2?

Find out how much time it'll take you to grind through the violent world of The Last of Us Part 2.

The first question many people ask before picking up a game like The Last of Us Part 2 is how long it takes to beat. A question like this makes sense, especially if you’re short on time, or trying to determine whether it’s worth it to buy the game right out of the gate. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide going over how long The Last of Us Part 2 takes to beat.

How long to beat The Last of Us Part 2?

How long to beat The Last of Us Part 2
On average, it'll take you between 25 to 30 hours to beat The Last of Us Part 2.
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The short answer to the question of how long it takes to beat The Last of Us Part 2 is anywhere from 25 to 30 hours on average. To elaborate further, the amount of time it’ll take you to beat The Last of Us Part 2 depends on the difficulty setting you choose and how you decide to play.

Starting with difficulty settings, if you choose “Very Light” you could potentially breeze through the game in anywhere from 20 to 25 hours. If you choose the hardest difficulty setting, you could be looking at a real grind.

Depending on how well you do, you could still beat the game in 25 hours or so, but we’ve seen completion times closer to 30 hours due to how hard the enemies are to take out and how scarce the resources are when playing on the “Survivor” difficulty setting. Let’s say you’re playing on the standard difficulty setting, not too easy and not too hard.

Completion times can vary here as well depending on how much you want to do and see in the game. While The Last of Us Part 2 isn’t “open world” in the exact sense of the description, you’re free to explore the game’s large areas, collecting items, battling foes, and so on.

Ignoring most of these opportunities will allow you to push through with a completion time around 25 hours, that’s the most common completion time across the board. However, if you’re interested in 100% completion of the game, you could be looking at 35-40 hours. As a whole, most gamers will be able to beat The Last of Us Part 2 in 25 hours or so.

If you want to play on the hardest difficulty setting, you’re looking at closer to 30 hours. If you want to track down all of the game’s collectibles and get 100% completion, be prepared to spend 35-40 hours in The Last of Us Part 2.

Now that you know how long it’ll take you to beat The Last of Us Part 2, we have another helpful guide for you that’ll explain the different ways you can save your progress in The Last of Us Part 2 that we recommend checking out.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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