Coronavirus: 10 long video games to get you through self-isolation

Rumour has it that video games lead to self-isolation, so what better time to test that theory than now, when its enforced upon us all. We can’t guess how long we’re stuck in this situation for but it’s highly likely it could be a few weeks or even months! With that said, we’ve handpicked the top ten video games that take a lengthy amount of time to fully complete and also have an epic story line for you to get lost in! Actual game times may vary depending on your playstyle.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 85h 15m 85h 11m 46h 49m 151h 06m
Main + Extras 223h 03m 187h 04m 119h 23m 499h 14m
Completionists 457h 09m 400h 285h 47m 684h 17m
All playstyles 205h 12m 140h 02m 90h 31m 556h 18m
Animal Crossing New Horizons

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 36h 33m 30h 20h 32m 124h 08m
Main + Extras 115h 51m 100h 60h 48m 378h 57m
Completionists 245h 14m 203h 32m 129h 33m 1378h 11m
All playstyles 122h 35m 96h 58h 33m 1320h 38m
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Fallout 4

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 27h 25 25h 30m 16h 54m 43h 43m
Main + Extras 85h 35m 75h 47h 08m 205h 38m
Completionists 161h 18m 143h 26m 91h 45m 326h 32m
All playstyles 84h 07m 67h 41h 27m 288h 08m

Fallout 4

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 65h 07m 65h 42h 32m 84h 31m
Main + Extras 112h 26m 102h 05m 73h 54m 254h 59m
Completionists 257h 46m 251h 45m 177h 47m 442h 22m
All playstyles 104h 13m 85h 57h 19m 362h 18m

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 52h 02m 50h 32h 26m 85h 30m
Main + Extras 105h 25m 99h 15m 61h 10m 291h 10m
Completionists 181h 21m 166h 116h 50m 469h 28m
All playstyles 107h 08m 95h 57h 27m 433h 10m

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 49h 34m 50h 28h 27m 69h 53m
Main + Extras 96h 09m 90h 52h 24m 187h 02m
Completionists 183h 42m 180h 115h 06m 318h 25m
All playstyles 94h 26m 80h 47h 10m 271h 06m

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Death Stranding

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 40h 27m 39h 29h 45m 60h 21m
Main + Extras 59h 51m 55h 36m 42h 47m 94h 04m
Completionists 115h 56m 110h 91h 29m 216h 29m
All playstyles 60h 59m 50h 45m 37h 49m 187h 56m

Death Stranding

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 77h 16m 70h 46h 11m 126h 49m
Main + Extras 170h 25 142h 30m 95h 43m 328h 13m
Completionists 602h 05m 500h 375h 31m 1275h 31m
All playstyles 182h 05m 110h 82h 23m 1073h 01m

Monster Hunter 3

Red Dead Redemption 2

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 47h 26m 46h 35m 33h 14m 65h 22m
Main + Extras 78h 52m 74h 52h 26m 155h 43m
Completionists 165h 47m 157h 12m 113h 15m 271h 23m
All playstyles 76h 44m 66h 45h 25m 226h 19m

Red Dead Redemption 2

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Single Player Average Median Rushed Leisure
Main Story 48h 04m 47h 28h 46m 70h 19m
Main + Extras 69h 47m 65h 05m 45h 14m 191h 13m
Completionists 172h 42m 160h 45m 120h 51m 253h 21m
All playstyles 69h 12m 60h 37h 18m 202h 18m

Fire Emblem: Three Houses