Up For Debate - What are your most played games by total playtime?

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 2:00 PM
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Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, and the average human being spends a lot of time playing them every week. Certain games beg you to sink loads of your time into and to some people breaking certain playtime milestones is quite the achievement.

There are thousands of games out there that offer up 100s of hours of gameplay, but what are your most played games by total playtime? How long have you sunk into them? And what genre is your most played game of all time?

From deep RPGs like The Witcher 3 that gives you a whole world to explore with many characters and locations to visit, to competitive multiplayer shooters like Rainbow Six: Siege, we want to know which games are your most played of all time and how long you’ve played them for.

The easiest way to check is to open your Steam app/website, navigate to your profile, click on your games library and then sort by playtime. This will then compile a list of games based on how many hours you’ve put into them. Of course, you can cross check against your other launchers to see how many hours you’ve put into other games, but this is the easiest way for Steam, which most players will be using the most.

Here’s a quick example of what to write in the discussion area below, based on my own games library and playtime:

1) Rainbow Six: Siege - 409 hours

2) The Witcher 3 - 173 hours

3) They Are Billions - 149 hours

Yeah, I know, those are rooky numbers for sure, but I enjoy playing a variety of games rather than just sticking to one game for a very long time (though there was a time where I was severely addicted to R6 Siege at one point).

So what about about? What are your top 3 most played games by total playtime? How many hours have you sunk into them? And what genre is your most played game of all time? Let’s debate!

How many hours is your most played game of all time?

What genre is your most played game of all time?

How regularly do you play your most played game of all time?

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22:17 Dec-31-2020

War Thunder 3600 hours

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18:55 Dec-31-2020

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, 168.16 hours. Mad Max, 124.12 hours. That's the maximum.

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02:01 Jan-06-2021

In that regard, you are better than most.

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17:54 Dec-30-2020

FF14 - 1775.2 hours
MH:World - 946.6 hours
Space Engineers - 436.8 hours


Combine Monster Hunter with my PS4 play time and it's 1500 hours instead.

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00:28 Dec-31-2020

Haven't played FF14 (assuming it's Final Fantasy 14). What can you do in the game for such a long period of time?

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14:57 Dec-30-2020

Saints Row: The Third 550hrs

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10:56 Dec-31-2020

Brilliant game, just pure fun, with great gameplay...

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14:22 Dec-30-2020

Gothic 2, The Witcher 3, Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines.

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14:41 Dec-30-2020

Have an upvote for Gothic alone . . .
I might always have prefered Gothic 1 to 2 (just more nostalgic for me... for various reasons, up to and including musical nostalgia because of In Extremo) but, still XD

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09:17 Jan-03-2021

Gothic games are the most played video games by far compared to the rest.

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12:15 Dec-30-2020

Borderlands 2 guys ! 1130h of pleasure !

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20:48 Dec-31-2020

Respect

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06:59 Dec-30-2020

War Thunder 3600h on Steam and probably about 1500h in the pre Steam era

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18:46 Dec-29-2020

League of Legends... and by a lot.. 6000+ hours for sure and ain't stopping anytime soon when i've finally mastered the game and became good at it

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16:14 Dec-29-2020

Around 3500 hours in dota2 which i don't even play any more. And around 1000 in WoW, Apex Legends, CS Source... Other then that i don't usually spend "that" much time in single game. Probably 10+ different games in which i have couple of hundreds of hours.

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10:22 Dec-29-2020

2000+hours in each F1 2013,15,17
1327hours in F1 2019
1900+hours in NFS Rivals
lets not talk about NFS Hot Pursuit (got it on day 1 after failing in my college exams and had a 7 hours marathon multiplayer session just last month

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10:25 Dec-29-2020

that and EA Origin is **** when it comes to tracking my Hot Pursuit Game hours since the older games are where it refuses to save my SAVES
I ought to have like 600-800 in Crysis 1 OG

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09:51 Dec-29-2020

I am pretty sure i have a few thousands of hours in "Unreal Tournament" 1999,"Quake III Arena",Aliens versus Predator" 1999, Duke Nukem 3D and Diablo II- LoD. Nothing beats the insane LAN hours in those games,minus Diablo II. I really had more time back in the days.

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09:30 Dec-29-2020

(Not counting Realm Grinder with 2250 hours)



  1. PUBG - 1859 hours. Not played in over 3 months.

  2. GTA V - 709 hours. Not played in over a year or 2.

  3. Rocket League - 424 hours. Not played in 6 months or so.


At the moment I'm playing stuff outside Steam, mostly Escape from Tarkov. Racking up 350 hours since October

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09:12 Dec-29-2020

Football Manager and it's not even close, 5457 between 3 different versions I have on Steam, 1372 is the next in hours played.

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08:47 Dec-29-2020

Warframe 773hrs

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08:29 Dec-29-2020

For me it's GTA SA, Vice City, GTA 3, MGSV, RoadRash, Splinter Cell Series.

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08:27 Dec-29-2020

Warframe: 2031 hours
Team fortress 2: 1685 hours
Skyrim: 682 hours (mostly mod testing, have a modlist with over 600 mods atm)
GTA V: steam gives 228 hours but since i was banned on 1 account i had to get the game again so i play on R* launcher. So save to say around 400/500 hours.
These are the games i know ive played above 300 hours. Might be more but those dont track playtime.

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05:26 Dec-29-2020

I played a lot of games but the most played i would say these are top 10 at least...



  • The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim

  • Stellaris

  • The Witcher III - Wild Hunt

  • Mass Effect Trilogy

  • Front Mission 3

  • Dragon Age: Origins

  • XCOM 1 & 2

  • Titan Quest

  • Endless Space 2

  • Skyline: Cities


... and as honorable mention it would be Divinity: Original Sin II and Fallout 3

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14:09 Dec-30-2020

dang, I will have to revisit Skyrim and (all 3) Witcher games next year,
Cities Skylines is huge time eater for me xD

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06:43 Dec-31-2020

I know right... just one more road, wait no i just need one more school and im done... 6 hours later 2 new cities of about 1,000,000 people with tons of mods! ok i can go to sleep now

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16:29 Dec-31-2020

I usually end up blasting whole city with meteors or pour ocean onto it xD

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22:46 Dec-31-2020

You monster! /s

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01:07 Dec-29-2020

Close to 7k hours now in Guild Wars 2. Been playing over 6 years with a few months interlude at different points. Now stick exclusively to WvW (server vs server pvp).

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00:19 Dec-29-2020

Played over 3000 hours of Yu-Gi-Oh Dual Links.
Haven't touched it in well over a year, and don't plan to since they castrate decks that you work so hard to build.
Never paid a cent in the game.

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00:06 Dec-29-2020

Lotro here is my most played game. Having over 3 months of gametime which means over 2000 hours :) Then afterwards it would be fifa which i play 30m-1h at least 3-4 days per week since 2014, so should be more then 1000 hours as well. And next would be witcher 3, which i 100% 3 times. And 4th probally is ac odyssey sitting at 188 hours

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