Players looking for games that will last them a long time on the original Xbox will find these titles are a perfect choice.
Nevertheless, these games are in a league of their own. Seeing these titles through to the end involves a level of dedication that is nothing short of admirable. Even once the main content has been wrapped up, there’s often still more to do. By utilizing the statistics provided by HowLongToBeat, it’s easy to get an idea of how much time it will take to complete some of these marathon games.
Video games all come in different shapes and sizes. Some are more casual experiences, lasting only a few hours. Others, however, require a longer commitment from players. Across multiple generations of platforms, there certainly hasn’t been a shortage of Xbox titles to pass away the time.
Fortnite (70 Hours Min.)
This particular title clocks in at about 70 hours on average to complete. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If the player is serious about experiencing every game mode, collecting every weapon, and completing every challenge, then Fortnite becomes a vastly longer game. Doing everything is estimated to be just shy of the 200-hour mark.
Fortnite took center stage in 2017 when it took the gaming world by storm. The game’s popular “Battle Royale” mode proved to be an instant hit, drawing in millions of players worldwide. Like a lot of multiplayer-centric titles, there’s plenty to see and do while playing Fortnite.
Black Desert (72 Hours Min.)
In 2019, the Black Desert MMORPG was released for Xbox One. Taking place in a high fantasy setting, players lock horns will all manner of exotic foes. Black Desert’s combat system utilizes combo-based mechanics, adding a substantial level of depth not always seen in other MMOs.
However, Black Desert does share at least one commonality with other games in its genre: the length. Completing the game’s core content takes an average of 72 hours to conquer. Of course, experiencing all the side content can vastly extend that playtime. 8
Deep Rock Galactic (72 Hours Min.)
Yet another multiplayer title, Deep Rock Galactic takes place in a procedurally generated, sci-fi setting. Focusing primarily on PvE combat, players work cooperatively against hordes of alien monsters. Along the way, players navigate through the destructible environment to complete their objectives. Deep Rock Galactic clocks in at a minimum of 72 hours. Nevertheless, just like Fortnite, there’s plenty more the game has to offer beyond that point. Sifting through all the extra content can easily take the player to the 100-hour mark.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (77 Hours Min.) Who wouldn’t want to carve out their own medieval fantasy realm? Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a roleplaying title that incorporates isometric combat, either in real-time or as turn-based. Outside of combat, players can build their own kingdom, crafting and influencing it as they see fit.
The main content can occupy players for hours on end. At 77 hours minimum, there’s plenty to explore and witness. Completionists will need more than double that amount of time. An estimated 184 hours are needed to experience everything in Pathfinder: Kingmaker. 6
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (80.5 Hours Min.)
Players who thought it took The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a long time to complete really need to take a look at this Gwent-inspired spinoff. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game takes the popular side activity from the main game to a whole new level. Players collect and utilize a diverse collection of cards to best their opponents on the tabletop. Players will need plenty of stamina to conquer this simple, yet layered card game. HowLongToBeat clocks it at an average of 80.5 hours to complete. However, that’s just the bare minimum. Hundreds of hours are required of completionists to see this game through to the very end.
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