How Long Should Games Be? Poll 1

There's a new question on the minds of gamers: how long should a game realistically be? Sparked by Techland proudly claiming Dying Light 2 will take 500 hours to complete — which has now been walked back twice in just a few days — it feels like a backlash to seriously long titles is brewing somewhat.

Of course, we all have our own tastes, with some preferring shorter experiences and others hoping for something that takes hundreds of hours to clock. However, when you cough up cash for a new AAA release, how long do you generally hope it lasts? That's the question we're asking you in today's Push Square poll.

One approach gamers take is to directly link the number of hours played with how many dollars they've spent on the game. So, if they spend $60 on a title, they want as close to 60 hours of gameplay as possible. This can work in some cases, but the practice becomes muddy once you leave the RPG genre.

Others will always opt for quality over quantity, satisfied with experiencing what the developer has to say and share and then moving on to the next title. Where do you fall on this conversation? Imagine you've just spent $60 (or $70, in some cases) on the latest big PlayStation 5 game: how long do you hope your playthrough lasts? Place your vote in our poll and expand on your thoughts in the comments below.

What's the ideal game length for you?