How Long Is The Last of Us Part 2?
- Our fastest player finished The Last of Us Part 2 in around 23 hours.
- Our “slowest” player spent 42 hours before credits rolled.
Everyone plays games differently, so read on for more details about how everyone played, how long it took to reach the credits, and how much extra time it took to scoop up all of those collectibles.
How Many Chapters Does The Last of Us Part 2 Have?
There are 13 chapters in total in The Last of Us Part 2. These range in length considerably though, with some taking place in sprawling open areas which encourage exploration, whereas others are comparatively linear and demand less of your time.
Jonathan Dornbush, Senior News Editor
The Last of Us Part 2 took me about 25 hours to play on Normal difficulty. That includes some pretty thorough collectible…uh, collecting in the first half of the game, which often diverted me from the main path as I hunted for trading cards, Ellie’s journal entries and just generally took in the sites. That certainly added some time to my playthrough, but while I kept an eye out for collectibles during the second half of the game, I was so compelled by the story, as I say in my review, to progress forward that I’ve left most of the treasure hunting for another day.
Simon Cardy, Video Producer
My first playthrough of The Last of Us Part 2 took me 24 ½ hours to complete. I started off slow, especially in chapters 1 and 2, determined to find every artifact and piece of crafting equipment I could. Soon though the story took hold and collectible hunting faded into the background for me as I couldn’t wait to get to that next plot point.
As the game progressed, the lower my collectible percentage went, but I intend to head back to Seattle soon to spend more time in the places I breezed through before, looking in every dark corner and behind every closed door for shiny objects and most likely, more horrific sights.
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Janet Garcia, Associate Guides Editor
Writing the guide for the TLOU Part 2 meant carefully combing over every area, opening every drawer, and circling the perimeter of every room. While you can definitely run away at times I chose to kill every enemy, with a preference for stealth and item conservation. This meant battles often involved studying enemy patterns and carefully waiting for the perfect headshot. Additionally, note-taking for directions and encounter tips added to my time as well so I rolled credits on TLOU Part 2 after about 42 hours.
However, writing a guide always means playing a lot slower than a standard playthrough. This number was also likely inflated by some time in photo mode and standing still to take notes so I’d estimate a thorough playthrough of TLOU 2 could take 35 – 45 hours. In my first playthrough, I found 85% of the collectibles, discovered every workbench, and located every training manual and weapon recipe.
Mark Medina, Features Producer
The game is a bit longer than your traditional Naughty Dog game, and my ending clock showed around 23 hours. Like many folks, I started my playthrough by searching every corner, determined to find as many collectibles and optional dialogue pieces as I could. I’d say about half way through, I did unfortunately have to set a bit of that aside and began focusing more on actually finishing the game.
Luckily, finishing it opens up a chapter select, allowing you to go back and scoop up any collectibles you may have missed. This is also one of the rare Naughty Dog games that DOES NOT have a difficulty tied to its Platinum Trophy. With all that said, I can easily see myself dumping another 20-30 hours into The Last of Us Part 2 in an attempt to check off all of the boxes and earn myself that sweet sweet platinum trophy.
Dale Driver, Senior Video Producer
It took me just under 25 hours to finish The Last of Us Part 2. Whilst playing I felt like I took my time trying to explore every crevice, but upon completion (and checking the stats), it was clear I’d missed a ton of artifacts, collectibles and some areas altogether. Especially in Downtown Seattle.
I’m also a keen trophy hunter though, so I immediately dove back in to get that precious platinum. In doing so I discovered a bunch of new dialogue and context that I missed the first time round, so I’d definitely recommend a second playthrough! It took me just under 60 hours in total to finish the game, sweep up all the collectibles and hear that very satisfying ding.