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How Long Does It Take To Beat Ghost Of Tsushima?

How long does it take to play through Ghost of Tsushima's story, and how many acts does the game have?


Ghost of Tsushima is the PS4's fastest-selling original IP, selling over 2.4 million copies in just three days after launch. It's also Sucker Punch's biggest title to date, but how does that size and scale translate to play time? How long does it take to beat the main story, and how many hours will you spend completing the other activities in Tsushima's large open world?

How Long To Beat Ghost Of Tsushima

Based on our playtime, it can take roughly 20 hours to complete Ghost of Tsushima if you're focusing strictly on clearing the main storyline. Completists can tack a few more hours onto that runtime as the game also features a number of side missions to complete and collectibles to find. These won't just pop up on your overworld map; you'll have to use the Winds to locate them, and this can add on several more hours of playtime. But don't feel as if you need to 100% Ghost of Tsushima.

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Of course, your mileage may vary, and your own personal playstyle will likely affect how long it takes you to beat the game. Protagonist Jin Sakai can face foes either head-on like an honorable samurai or become the "Ghost" and employ stealthier, more methodical tactics, which will naturally take you a bit longer to dispatch opponents. You'll also occasionally want to stop focusing on the main quest and improve Jin's attributes, which can add a few more hours to your play time.

Before you set off to liberate Tsushima from the invading Mongols, be sure to check out our combat guide for advanced tips. We've also put together a side missions walkthrough, a guide on bamboo strike locations, and more to help you become a master samurai. You can find all of our Ghost of Tsushima guides in our roundup.

How Many Acts In Ghost Of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima is split up into three acts, Act I, Act II, and Act III. How long it takes you to beat each section depends on your specific approach, but you can use our estimates above to get a general idea.

Now that the game is out, Ghost of Tsushima's review embargo has lifted, and critical opinions on it are already appearing online. GameSpot gave the title a 7/10 in our Ghost of Tsushima review and said, "Ghost of Tsushima is at its best when you're riding your horse and taking in the beautiful world on your own terms, armed with a sword and a screenshot button, allowing the environmental cues and your own curiosity to guide you. It's not quite a Criterion classic, but a lot of the time it sure looks like one."

If you're looking to pick the game up, you can learn more about the different editions that are available in our Ghost of Tsushima pre-order guide.

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