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Dying Light 2 Takes 500 Hours to 100% the Game

Dying Light 2 Takes 500 Hours to 100% the Game - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 January 2022 / 2,231 Views

Developer Techland via Twitter revealed Dying Light 2 Stay Human will take 500 hours to complete the game 100 percent. 

"To fully complete Dying Light 2 Stay Human, you'll need at least 500 hours—almost as long as it would take to walk from Warsaw to Madrid!" reads a tweet from the developer. 

Techland added in a follow-up tweet, "500 hours is related to maxing out the game - finishing all the quests, endings, and exploring every part of the world, but a regular player should finish the story + side quests and do quite a lot of exploring in less than 100 hours, so don't worry!"

Dying Light 2 Stay Human will launch for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 4, 2022.

Here is an overview of the game:

Over twenty years ago in Harran, we fought the virus—and lost. Now, we’re losing again. The City, one of the last large human settlements, is torn by conflict. Civilization has fallen back into the Dark Ages. And yet, we still have hope.

You are a wanderer with the power to change the fate of The City. But your exceptional abilities come at a price. Haunted by memories you cannot decipher, you set out to learn the truth… and find yourself in a combat zone. Hone your skills, as to defeat your enemies and make allies, you’ll need both fists and wits. Unravel the dark secrets behind the wielders of power, choose sides and decide your destiny. But wherever your actions take you, there's one thing you can never forget—stay human.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 09 January 2022)

if you complete 100% this game will end being a game worth every penny spent plus!

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Kakadu18 (on 09 January 2022)

No real need to 100% everything. No big deal.

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Kakadu18 zero129 (on 10 January 2022)

I usually only 100% shorter games. I think I've only 100% maybe 2 or 3 games where it took over 100 hours.

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DroidKnight (on 09 January 2022)

This game wasn't even on my radar till I read this. I enjoy long games and after researching and finding out it's an action role-playing, I'm interested.

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No_Name_Needed (on 09 January 2022)

Boy I read something like this and it just puts me off to a game. I mean I don't want to spend 500 hours to complete a game, even a 100 hours seems too long.

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aTokenYeti (on 09 January 2022)

I actually quit AC Valhalla about 5 hours in when it became apparent it was going to take 80-100 hours to 100% the game. 500 hours is Monday boggling to me.

Sometimes less is more. As I’ve gotten older and don’t have limitless free time on weekends and during summers anymore, I’ve grown to really appreciate the games that respect my time

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dane007 aTokenYeti (on 09 January 2022)

It took me 150 hours on hard mode for battles and exploration to 100 percent the msin capaign in ac vahalla with all its side quest and exploration and bouty hunters lol. With the 2 dlc my game time reached 215 hours total to 100 percent both dlc

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Shiken aTokenYeti (on 09 January 2022)

It took me 90+ hours just to beat the game. Valhalla was way too much of a time sink that was not supported by the repeatitive gameplay loop it had.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 10 January 2022)

Over bloated with content doesn't necessarily mean game of the year material.

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mjk45 LivncA_Dis3 (on 11 January 2022)

Agreed length by itself isn't indicative of a game being good bad or mediocre, if I put hundreds of hours into a game its because i'm enjoying it and the time just flies, to me the best games are the ones where even though you have been playing them for ages when you look back and see 300 plus hours like I did with monster hunter world the number of hours still comes as a surprise.

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AJNShelton (on 10 January 2022)

Ugh Willy you did it again, it will also release on the Switch via Cloud

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S.Peelman (on 10 January 2022)

And I thought things like Luigi's Mansion 3 or Uncharted 4 took too long. Lots of content is fine and all, but a game needs to be really exceptional, like really, really exceptional for me to get anywhere close to 100 hours. It took me 273 hours to complete Breath of the Wild (not 100%, found all shrines but not all seeds) because that was such an exceptional game, and those are extremely rare, but even with that game I doubt I would have wanted to keep going for twice that long. Or it has to be an endless sandbox city builder which I can play for decades on end.

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Chazore (on 10 January 2022)

I ended up putting like 106 hrs into DL, but that was mostly because I wanted to try multiple runs and test out weapons/mods.

The first game was already filled with loads of fetch quests, so I wouldn't be surprised if 70% of this game is padding. I want to hope that the story is good, but considering the game has been delayed time and time again, I dunno.

I don't think having a gma ebe 500+ hrs long = quality content, certainly not today anyway.

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Dahum (on 09 January 2022)

Thats way too much honestly!

My maximum for a game is around 100 hours to get 100% if the game is really good and continues to capture my attention throughout.

I dislike it when developers brag about how huge the world is or how long a game is or how difficult the boss fights are.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 09 January 2022)

Tell me not to play your game without telling me not to play your game.

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Shiken LudicrousSpeed (on 09 January 2022)

Yeah my hype dropped. Unless my friend make me get it for co op, this is a hard pass for me. If I do get it, I will not be going for the plat to say the least.

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Chazore Shiken (on 10 January 2022)

Why the hell are you both being downvoted for being honest?.

Like for real, I'm in the same boat at this point.

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Shiken Chazore (on 10 January 2022)

For real...usually a game with that much "content" stuffed into it, a lot of it is superficial fluff. Longer isn't better by default, some games have a gameplay loop that can support long runs. Others don't, and I feel Dying light falling to the later.

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AJNShelton LudicrousSpeed (on 10 January 2022)

It's a GaaS

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LudicrousSpeed AJNShelton (on 10 January 2022)

Cool? That tweet doesn't say anything about GaaS though.

And lots of GaaS games don't require 500 hours to complete fully.

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AJNShelton LudicrousSpeed (on 10 January 2022)

No, I was responding to your "challenge"

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mjk45 shikamaru317 (on 11 January 2022)

The best games that turn out big are ones that you go into expecting the usual and end up spending a lot of time in them, not because you want to 100% them but because you are enjoying them, an example for me was Monster Hunter World I expected to spend a week or two playing it instead it was over 300 plus hours .

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