View Full Version : How long on average does it take to near-1000k a game

04-20-2010, 07:50 AM
I'm going for 100k so I'm trying to do a quick time calculation.

My guess is around 20 hours on average, but what're your opinions (just on the average of ALL games, easy and hard) - how long does it take to get most of the points in a game?

04-20-2010, 08:56 AM
Without going through a list of every game available and calculating it properly, i'd say that 20 hours is probably a good average time to work with.

I'd stay away from most of the RPG's though, as you can easily sink 100+ hours into those without getting all the achievements

Lord Yamikage
04-20-2010, 09:31 AM
I have to say maybe Action/Adventure and/or shooting games have the minimum hours require for near completion. Like Dead Space said, RPG is obviously high two digit or three digit hours long. Also, try for offline games. Seem like those are way much easier then online.

Seraph Xii
04-20-2010, 01:44 PM
If you're trying to whore achievements the easy 1000G's would no doubt be your goal, I'd say the average for them is 10-15 hours or so.

Mainstream games vary drastically depending on collectible/grinding achievements, I'd say a standard FPS is 15-20 hours though in general.

Music games (with boosting for online achievements) 10 hours or less depending on your skill.

RPG's a "redonkulous" amount of time :p 50 hours+ if the xbox 360 RPG's are anything to go by (Fallout, oblivion, ME etc...)

Sports games are generally quick so under 10 hours there.

I don't know really it'd depend on what you aimed for most, I'm leaning towards 15 hours if you focus on the achievements and nothing else... But then that's no way to play a game really.

04-20-2010, 02:45 PM
Really it depends on the game some games really fast and some games it takes forever.

04-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Really depends on the type of games you play, if you play gamerscore whore games like Avater: TBE, King Kong, Fight Night Round 3 etc it'll game no time. However, if you play RPG they can take forever to complete, FF XIII took me well over 100 hours, and I've heard Blue Dragon takes even longer.

04-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Really depends on the type of games you play, if you play gamerscore whore games like Avater: TBE, King Kong, Fight Night Round 3 etc it'll game no time. However, if you play RPG they can take forever to complete, FF XIII took me well over 100 hours, and I've heard Blue Dragon takes even longer.

Dead rising is extremely long and tiring.

04-20-2010, 07:02 PM
depending on the game really. some go in 5-10 some take 10 -15 and so on.

04-20-2010, 07:20 PM
it takes me about 1 mouth but i dont play it everyday and some times play for fun and not to get achievements

04-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Sports games and games without online achievements can be the fastest, while RPG's take forever to get 1000 or close to 1k on. If you just mean on average, I'd guess maybe 20-30 hours for a game, but that takes several things into consideration.

04-20-2010, 07:54 PM
It depends on the type of game. RPG games will take 60+ hours. Arcade games could take 10 hours. Xbox Games with online achievements, might require 30+ hours of gameplay. Others without online achievements might take around 15-20 hours.

However, there is no certain number of hours. It really depends on the game you're playing, your skills and your ability in hitting 2 birds with 1 stone, i.e unlocking multiple achievements collaboratively rather than each on its own.

Mr Beefy 1983
04-21-2010, 12:05 AM
I would generally say the average game takes anywhere between15-30 hours to get 1000GS with quite a few extremes either side.

I normally think of a game taking 20-25 hours and work from that.

04-21-2010, 01:13 AM
Its hard to say a general for all games because some take two minutes, and others *coughStarOceancough* can talke like 500 hours. I would say average maybe 30 hours?

04-21-2010, 12:12 PM
ok thanks guys.
seems to me that the average is around 25-hours AFTER all the 2006/07 sports games, movie games and other easy 1k games are out of the way. And luckily for me, I generally prefer shooter games than RPGs anyway, because RPGs are too grindy (but i like hybrids such as mass effect).

04-22-2010, 03:10 AM
I try to stay away from the crap games like sports games and movie games. SO my game time varies from a few days to complete full or a few months, mostly depending on how motivated i am. I play alot of RPGs too.

04-22-2010, 04:15 AM
A few months for games. I suck at most games except RPG's so those 1st person shooters are killer for me.

04-22-2010, 04:19 AM
Shooters 20 hours averagely
RPGs 30+ hours
Action Games 15-20
Sports 15-25
Movie games 10 - 15
Kid games 5 - 15

so 100K = 100 games of 100% so 500 hours to 3000 hours (http://x360a.com/forum/member.php?u=125303)170 days if you play 3 hours a day.. ;)

04-22-2010, 05:47 AM
hahaha someone should do the math. i will give them a cookie if they do haha but my guess is 25-35 hours

04-22-2010, 12:16 PM
I'm taking part on the freeola 20k Gamerscore challenge and although I am halfway there, I can't seem to get gaming on anything that doesn't award achievements :/

I'd start with the easy 1000s, as these can be done in the most part of less than 5 hours. The others, I'd say, stick to short FPS/action games and also some of the kids games (but be warned...they may be for kids but some of the achievements are difficult!). 'd give these a time of 7-15 hours each. Then the standard new release blockbuster type games at 20 hours and RPGs? Well they can vary from 20 hours to 100+ depending if you play them for the story or the points...

04-22-2010, 01:10 PM
It all depends on the game, man. There's really no "average" time for a game's achievements. Something like Disney Pixar's Up could take you 3 hours, while something like Assassin's Creed could take you up to 35 hours. If you averaged between those two, would it be fair?

My best advice (coming from a 100k gamer :)) is knock out the easy ones you can do (refer to the quick 1000 list) using Gamefly or a Blockbuster game pass if available.

But trust me, don't play nothing but games you hate, because you will wind up hating gamerscore. Snag 1000 on a game, then take a couple days break with something you enjoy, i.e. CoD, Halo, Battlefield, MvC2, whatever you have fun playing with your buds. A break from achievements is always much needed to keep enjoying gaming.

04-26-2010, 07:07 PM
Always depends on the game... Avatar TBE takes <3 min to get 1k