How Long to Beat Dragon’s Dogma 2?

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A Deep Dive into Dragon’s Dogma 2: Gameplay Duration Explored. The gaming world is abuzz with the release of Dragon’s Dogma 2, the sequel to the popular action RPG, Dragon’s Dogma. One question that has been frequently asked by players is, “How long does it take to beat Dragon’s Dogma 2?” Let’s explore this in detail.


Main Story Completion Time

If you’re a player who likes to focus on the main story, Dragon’s Dogma 2 can be completed in approximately 30 to 35 hours. This estimate is based on the average playtime of gamers who primarily stick to the main storyline. However, the game’s director, Hideaki Itsuno, suggests that the length of the main story is not far off from the first title, Dragon’s Dogma: Arisen, which takes about 40 hours to clear all main story-related quests.

Side Quests and Exploration

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is not just about the main story. The game encourages exploration and engagement with the world, which can significantly extend the playtime. Players who plan on tackling a few side quests may take around 40 to 50 hours. The game’s minimal fast travel system means you’ll need to do a lot of running around, adding to the overall playtime.

True Ending and Post-Game Content

For players seeking the True Ending, you can add another 10-12 hours. The True Ending functions as a kind of post-game with extra difficulty, so keep that in mind if you choose to pursue it.

Total Gameplay Hours

If you’re looking to do absolutely everything in Dragon’s Dogma 2, you should expect to spend 100 hours or more and play through the game at least twice. The game is packed with over 40 sidequests, dozens of caves and villages with hidden treasure, and plenty of strong monsters like Cyclops or Medusa.

New Game Plus

Dragon’s Dogma 2 does have a New Game Plus, allowing you to carry over pretty much everything: items, equipment, vocations, and more. The only catch is that you’ll need to get the True Ending in order to unlock New Game Plus.

In conclusion, the time it takes to beat Dragon’s Dogma 2 can vary greatly depending on your playstyle. Whether you’re rushing through the main story or taking your time to explore every nook and cranny, Dragon’s Dogma 2 offers a rich and immersive gaming experience that will keep you engaged for hours on end.

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