We've seen polls for all sorts of things. But this might be a first, and it's worthy of discussion.

A new poll was conducted at video game comparison marketplace website Playr2.com ; it asked gamers to estimate how long it took them to complete single-player adventures for a title. In this way, they took data from 1,671 people and compiled a list of the "fastest-finished" games. Check out the summary , which shows that Call of Duty: Black Ops is at the top of the list: only 2 days on average was required to finish the campaign. And here's the Top 10 fastest completed titles according to the research:

Said Playr2.com founder Simon Kilby:

"Games can be incredibly addictive once you start playing them, so with this research we really wanted to look into which games gamers had completed the fastest. Given the huge amount of hype that surrounded Call of Duty Black Ops’ release last year it wasn’t surprising to see it at the top of the fastest completion chart, as many would have played this until completion as soon as they’d unboxed it."

It would help to know which of those Uncharted titles are where, but we get the idea. Also, it's interesting to see super long games on the list, like ACII and GTAIV; that sorta proves how hooked gamers can get on those awesome open-world sandbox titles. We wouldn't be surprised if inFamous wasn't far down on the list.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

How anything can be finished faster then Terminator is beyond me.

EDIT – After looking at this, some of those games took me a month.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 7/21/2011 11:03:28 AM

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

My brother can still beat Super Mario World in under 20 minutes 😉

And the original Ninja Gaiden in less than 30 w/ one life heh.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Ninja Gaiden on the NES? If so, 30 minutes is fast, almost to fast to be believable.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 7/21/2011 12:18:43 PM

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

Yes, the original Ninja Gaiden on NES. I wouldn't believe him either, had I not seen the video clip he made of it way back when, and then again a few years back, he did it seemlessly on his PC via an emulator, just to see if he still 'had it'. lol.

The Mario World thing was super easy though, hell, even I know how to do that speed run heh.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

It's been years since I played it, but if I remember correctly, some levels took that long just walk through them.

I believe you, but wow. That just seems to quick!!

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

Heh, nah, if you do it right, every single move/jump/attack is timed exactly right so there's absolutely no wasted movement. My brother, admittedly is far superior in some games than myself (although, I dominate all in CoD United Offensive and Tekken 3, those two, even my brother bows down to my mastery lol)

But yeah, watching him do it was pretty amazing. He can even beat the original Zelda without having to resort to walkthroughs OR reading any of the text lol. He just knows where to go by heart. Long story short, my brother memorized Ninja Gaiden and the Legend of Zelda lol.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I think a few of these games being on the list isn't a sign of how addictive their gameplay is but rather how short their SP portions are.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

truth

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

These must be some dedicated players. GTA4 in 8.2 days?!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I find that disturbing. I enjoy playing a game, then taking a break to do something else and take in what I've experienced thus far before going back into it. I'm one of those "take my time, find everything" kind of guys though.

Fabi
Fabi
9 years ago

Same here Vertigo. It blows my mind how people can wait anxiously for a game for YEARS and then beat it in about a day or two.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm one of those, take a break and make it last guys.

laksh
laksh
9 years ago

Are we still talking about games?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Well… I like to "get in & get out", "in n out", "quick & dirty".

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Yeah, I bet you're very quick. XD

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
9 years ago

I think we should remember that Rockstar had that thing where they wanted players to try to get done within the first week. Didn't they? Couldn't you get a key to Liberty City? I think you had to 100% it though. So that may be why GTAIV has 8.2 days.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Haze took me 5 hours straight through. Hmm I'm not sure how I was even able to play through it all in one day. But maybe it's not on the list cus most would say they simply couldn't finish it?!? 😉

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I estimate the playr2 site is the worst site ever. No, no, it is, just ask me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Is it?

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

How does Uncharted rank 5th and 8th at the same time? Do we add the numbers together, divide by two and that's the result??

As for the 'super long games', AC2 and GTAIV don't require you to finish all the side missions in order to beat the game. In fact, in GTAIV, you don't even have to do 'everything' in order to obtain a 100% rating, which is kind of lame. Anyone who went through Vice City and San Andreas for 100% knows that GTAIV was NOTHING…though, I can't wait for GTAV…given the franchises history, the first game on a new engine is always primative in comparison to the 2nd and 3rd games. Of course, the improvements to the gameplay in IV, are what really excite me about the prospects of V, simply because so much improved from San Andreas engine-wise.

Give a few more years of dev and tinkering…yeah, GTAV is going to kick major major a$$.

Btw, just to be fair, I can still beat the original call of duty on veteran with a pistol and a bolt action rifle. So, flying through the CoD series has never been 'difficult', by any means.


Last edited by Mornelithe on 7/21/2011 11:21:33 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I'm pretty sure one is Uncharted2.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
9 years ago

Lies! No one would ever give so little credit to the franchise as to not appropriately identify them both!

(I'm just foolin around btw heh)


Last edited by Mornelithe on 7/21/2011 11:19:38 AM

Helghast
Helghast
9 years ago

2 days for Black Ops? WOW that's really stretching it, it only took me a few hours. GTA IV 8 days? It took me 2 days, I couldn't put the controller down for that one.

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

That's another reason why I don't like playing/purchasing Call of Duty games.

PS Today it's my birthday 🙂


Last edited by godsdream on 7/21/2011 11:20:36 AM

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

Well PS,

Happy Day of Birth!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

How old!?

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

@LimitedVertigo: 28 awesome years!! And like 22 of being a gamer 😉

@BeezleDrop: Thank you!


Last edited by godsdream on 7/21/2011 12:26:01 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

A year younger than me, that's precious 🙂

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I can beat Black Ops campaign in a day, it's not very hard if you know what you are doing and how to dispatch AI's quickly.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

Oops, I thought the article header meant BO was developed incredibly fast. Which would explain the buggiest FPS engine to date.

I could justify a speed run through a game after I complete it from 110%.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I thought the same thing. Ha.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I thought the same thing too, after playing I figured they slapped it together in a weekend.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

how do you take "days" to beat resident evil 5 when I can do it in 3 hours? lol

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

3 hours?

…..questionable.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

If you rush it can be done in about 3 and a half hours with a friend. I think my friend and I's best time was 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Upon your first playthrough though, it will take anywhere from 5 to 7 hours.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

Ben its hardly questionable considering the only way to unlock the infinite rocket launcher is to beat the game in under 4 hours… my fastest time is 2:59 or 3:01 lol

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

No, I mean on your first play-through.

I'm pretty sure this poll was only about first play-throughs.

Games can always be beaten a lot faster after you know what to do.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

well yeah it took me 7-8 hours on my first playthrough but even that is still FAR from taking "days"

the only kinda game that should take you "days" to beat in an RPG

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

It's not a literal translation. A day isn't equivalent to 24 hours in this poll.

…and you know, people have lives. They have things to do. If you're beating a 7-8 hour game in one day, you are either a student, unemployed, or have no life. 😉


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/21/2011 2:36:48 PM

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

Well I would have to disagree, paying bills and taking care of yourself is pat of life. If youre 21+ and still live with your parents, have no job and theyre basically taking care of you while you do nothing but sit on your butt and game all day THEN you have no life.. but if youre going to work 8 hours a day, 40 days a week have your own place, paying your own bills and taking care of yourself whatever you choose to do with your remaining free time if your business, even if that means sitting infront of your PS3 in all your free time. Id still consider that person to have a life. Because at least hes out of his/her parents basement and taking care of HIMSELF like any able bodied responsible adult should be.

Sancho
Sancho
9 years ago

That just means you're not a bum. You still have no life…. Just being honest.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@Ben

Or either very good at games. 🙂

It's not very hard to beat it in a day, I can beat RE5 in one sitting. lol


Last edited by Clamedeus on 7/21/2011 8:58:02 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Sancho

Truth. If all you ever do is, work, sleep, and play games, then your job just feeds your gaming addiction. lol

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL! That's pathetic when you can finish a Call of Duty game faster than that Terminator game. IGN tore that game apart because it was so short yet they said nothing of how short Black Ops was.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

inconsistencies be damned, Call of Duty gets high scores no matter how crapped up it is

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

World – And it seems some PS3 exclusives get lower scores no matter how good it is!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

So, are they finished quickly because gamers can't put them down, or because they are short games, or because they are easy, or because…

Uncharted 2 might take that short a time to finish is you played straight through, and didn't do much for the days involved except play the game. Black Ops on the other hand has a very short SP campaign. the point being that this list mixes apples, oranges, limes and pears. The reasons for a quick play through vary by game.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Exactly.

How can you compare UC2, which is all about the SP experience, with COD which is all about the MP?

Of course COD is going to be short, because that's not the focus.

Do you know what gets me? Why cant different titles co-exist? There's a market for all.

I'm even enjoying sniper ghost warrior at the mo. It's never gonna win any awards, but its still fun in it's own way.

Pyramid
Pyramid
9 years ago

The last games on that list:
Little Big Planet 1 and 2-Forever
Mod Nation Racers-Forever

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever?