Some fans are wondering how long it takes to beat Kratos and Atreus’ new adventure in God of War Ragnarok.

God of War games have ranged widely in duration during their several iterations across PlayStation platforms.

Now that the franchise is getting a brand new entry with Ragnarok, fans wonder how long it would take to see an end of the Nordic God of War arc.

Luckily for those worried about the God of War Ragnarok game length, we’ve got good news!

Kratos and Atreus God of War

God of War Ragnarok Game Length – How Long Does It Take To Finish?

For a normal playthrough of God of War Ragnarok in the Give Me Balance difficulty setting, players can expect to beat the game anywhere between 20 to 25 hours.

A 100% completion playthrough of the game can take 50+ hours, with that number ramping up considerably in the highest difficulty levels.

How long it takes to beat Ragnarok would depend on two main factors:

  • The difficulty setting you selected
    • God of War Ragnarok offers five different difficulty settings. Depending on your skill, the harder the difficulty, the more time you might end up fending off tough enemies or reloading specific areas.
  • How much optional areas, side missions, and collectibles you want to complete
    • Main Story Missions – All the missions required to finish the main adventure of Kratos and Atreus
    • Favors – Important side quests related to secondary or tertiary characters in the story
    • LaborsRagnarok has plenty of open areas, and labors include all activities you can do within them (like Nornir chests) and milestones like using a particular move several times.
    • Treasure Maps – Maps that help you find hidden loot caches
    • Artefacts – Collectibles that you can sell to Brok and Sindri
God of War Ragnarok Goals Menu

Ragnarok vs. God of War 2018 Duration

Compared to God of War 2018 (20 hours long on average), Ragnarok is slightly longer, ranking around two to five additional hours than its predecessor for most players.

However, this difference is slight and will depend on each gamer and their gameplay style. For a skilled player not interested in side quests, Ragnarok could easily match the God of War 2018’s duration.

Ragnarok vs. Past God of War Games Length / Duration

This is how God of War Ragnarok stacks against all the previous games in the franchise for length:

GameAverage LengthCompletionist LengthPlatformYear of Release
God of War: Ragnarok20 – 25 Hours50+ HoursPS5 / PS42022
God of War20 Hours50+ HoursPS4 / PC2018
God of War: Ascension8 – 9 Hours13+ HoursPS3 / PS Now2013
God of War: Ghost of Sparta6 -7 Hours9+ HoursPSP / PS32010
God of War III10 Hours17+ HoursPS3 / PS42010
God of War: Chains of Olympus5 – 6 Hours9+ HoursPSP / PS32008
God of War: Betrayal2 Hours2.5 HoursMobile (Java)2007
God of War II12 Hours14+ HoursPS2 / PS3 / PS Vita2007
God of War9 Hours13+ HoursPS2 / PS3 / PS Vita2005
Atreus God of War Ragnarok

Is Ragnarok the Longest God of War Game?

Yes, with its 20 – 25 hours duration, Ragnarok is the longest God of War game. Nonetheless, it is not the longest game by much, with its predecessor being a close second at a solid 20 hours average duration.

Developmental Editor
Cristian started his journey in gaming with an NES. Now, he works as a gaming journalist and enjoys the wonders of multi-platform gaming.