Anyone that has played Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto V, and similar Rockstar Games knows what to expect from Red Dead Redemption 2. That’s precisely what they’ve got – massive open-world, long, detailed campaigns, plenty of quests, lots of guns and killing, and hundreds of distinct NPCs that stay with you. And that’s just the main part of the game! There’s plenty of bonus content to keep you not only entertained but invested for days. But how many days or weeks will the Wild West story take? A weekend won’t cut it, that’s for sure. Here’s an answer to your question, how long is Red Dead Redemption 2?
According to HowLongToBeat.com which gathers data from all supported platforms and player polls, completing the Red Dead Redemption 2 main storyline takes between 40 and 60 hours. According to their data, an average to finish Red Dead Redemption 2 is 48 and a half hours. The players who rushed completed the game within a little over 34 hours. Those that took their time took close to 67 hours to reach the end of the main story. To clarify, all 8 chapters, 6 as part of the primary storyline plus 2 epilogue chapters, are accounted for.
Did you forget there are dedicated gamers out there who like to push the limits? According to SpeedRun.com, a player named Hess holds the world record for finishing the main storyline on PC in 13 hours, 17 minutes, and 5 seconds. If checkpoints are skipped, the fastest possible completion time is 9 hours, 28 minutes, and 46 seconds, which was achieved by Crab1k on PC.
Now comes an answer most people seek. How long does it take to beat Red Dead Redemption 2 with all side quests (Stranger Missions) and extra activities included? Citing the same source, an average time to finish the main story plus extras is between 78 and 81 hours. When chasing the lowest possible time, a player managed to do it in just over 53 hours. At the other end of the spectrum, the most casual player took 156 hours and 30 minutes to do the same.
There are plenty of things you can collect within Red Dead Redemption 2 – over 200 the last time we counted. If you decide to start looking for Dreamcatchers, Dinosaur Bones, Rock Carvings, and other collectible items expect to sink in 15 to 30 additional hours into the game.
Remember the Trapper, the merchant that appears across the map and wants animal parts? He offers 9 distinct challenges to hunt Legendary Animals and bring their pelts. If you succeed, rewards in form of new items await. We combined our experience and that of players we asked online. We estimate finishing all 9 Trapper challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2 can take between 10 and 25 hours.
Wondered how long it takes to complete Red Dead Redemption 2 in full? We have an answer backed up by data. To clarify, this includes all of the achievements we already mentioned, plus exploring the entire map. Obviously, the number of players with that level of dedication, patience, and free time is low.
Among 224 players, the average time to finish everything in Red Dead Redemption 2 was 172 hours and 30 minutes. The fastest time by a completionist was a little over 115 hours and 30 minutes. A player who chose leisure and savored every moment of the game spent 275 hours and 30 minutes. The scary thing is – they didn’t specify the medals they’ve got for every mission. Decide not to move on without getting a Gold medal, and the time spent replaying can add tens of hours on top of it.