The original Nioh, developed by Team Ninja (Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden), was a lengthy game even before taking into account the likelihood of dying and retracing your steps over and over again. Alas, that goes hand-in-hand with the Soulslike genre and it doesn’t appear that anything is set to change in upcoming sequel Nioh 2. Whether you’re looking to finish up before the likes of DOOM Eternal and Resident Evil 3 hit, or you’re just curious how much of your life you’ll be devoting to the practice of masochism, here’s how long to beat Nioh 2.
How long does it take to complete Nioh 2?
Team Ninja has stated that Nioh 2 has about the same number of missions as the original game, which also means it should be in the same ballpark when it comes to completion times. As with any title — especially one so difficult — mileage may vary depending on your skill. With that said, Nioh 2 should take around 80-100 hours if you’re aiming to complete absolutely everything.
If you’re less of an obsessive completionist, you should still expect to spend approximately 60 hours battling yokai in the Sengoku era. This completion time estimate pertains to the average player that’ll complete all of the main and side quests, but might not take the time to gather 100% of the collectibles and Trophies/Achievements.
For those that like to sprint through their games in order to move on to the next big thing, or go back to whatever multiplayer is your jam, you can still expect to get around 30-40 hours from Nioh 2. That’s just playing the mainline quests in order to see the credits roll, while not taking the time to explore much (if any) of the game’s side content.
Whatever your approach, beating Nioh 2 will take no shortage of time and dedication. It’s worth it for the sweet satisfaction you’ll glean in victory, though.