Spider-Man 2 – how long to beat the game?

Spider-Man 2 – how long to beat the game?
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How long does it take to beat Spider-Man 2? If you’re on the fence about getting the latest superhero game from Insomniac and Sony, perhaps knowing how long the game takes to beat will help inform your decision.

During our time with it, we know Spider-Man 2 is decently sized for an open-world game. There are plenty of things to do, but none of it ever seems like it’s bloated with too many points of interest to keep zipping to. All in all, there is a healthy mixture of main story missions and side quests that won’t be a huge time investment.

If you want more Spider-Man 2, we have guides covering several aspects of the game. Make sure you read our pieces on whether you can replay missions and how to switch characters. Now, this is how long it takes to beat Spider-Man 2.

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How long does it take to beat Spider-Man 2?

Our full playtime of Spider-Man 2 clocked in at roughly 30 hours, and this was with us taking time to do something of a completionist run, including side quests and the main story. Metrics from HowLongToBeat claim that Spider-Man 2 will take 17 hours to complete the main mission and the side quests, while a more completionist approach will clock in at about 27 hours.

While your mileage with the game may vary, it seems the average playthrough will take about 17 to 20 hours to do the main story and side quests. If you want to ignore side quests, you can probably blast through the game much faster than that, but you will miss out on a lot of nuance.

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Getting 100%

If, like us, you want to completely clear the game and get 100% completion, you actually won’t need to invest much more time into the game than normal. Spider-Man 2 is a streamlined experience, and as you play through you will naturally progress in a bunch of side quests and finding collectables.

We’re sure that if you ignored everything and just focused solely on the main story missions, you’d be able to beat Spider-Man 2 in about 10 to 15 hours. Since travelling around is so fast, we’re excited to see if speedrunners do anything interesting when it comes to beating Spider-Man 2.

That’s all you need to know when it comes to how long it takes to beat Spider-Man 2. For more, we have plenty of guides for you to jump into, such as does Spider-Man 2 have a new game plus? And where to find Miles and Phin’s science trophy for a hidden achievement.