I am quite sure when you spend a whole lot of hard earned money on a particular game, you would more or less expect that title to deliver a fair amount of playing time. Imagine forking out $60 for a game, and to receive 20 hours or so of game time would be a decent return, especially when you consider that the running time for six movies at the cinema would not even amount up to 20 hours on average. Granted, games and movies are two different entities, but at least it gives one a better idea for comparing. With Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes touted to be just 2 hours long to complete, it is comforting to know that Watch Dog’s average game completion time stands at 35 to 40 hours, with 100 hours or so required to complete everything.
Just where do these figures hail from? None other than the game’s creative director Jonathan Morin himself, where he tweeted, “I would say the average player which does free roam a bit tend to reach the end within 35-40h. But doing everything is close 100h.”
It remains to be seen just how you would invest the additional 60 hours or so, but part of it might include entering other players’ worlds via the online route. With Watch Dogs’ multiplayer segment, it enables players to enter other peoples’ cities, in order to hack information without getting caught.