Games I played for 500 hours

Wilhelm had an interesting post about games with 500+ hours sunk in, via Twitter, where I had completely missed that. Of course I like stats and so I’ve dug around a bit and I think I don’t actually have that many titles.

Verified 500+ hours

  • World of Warcraft, probably even on my main chars alone, after all that’s “just” 20.8 days
  • Final Fantasy XIV – 1590 hours
  • Marvel Heroes – 1554 hours
  • Diablo 3 – 491 hours, let’s count it because it’s basically there

Pretty sure, but can’t verify now

  • WoW Classic + TBC
  • SW: TOR
  • EVE Online
  • Ragnarok Online
  • Action Quake 2
  • Quake

Maybe yes, maybe no

  • Guild Wars 2
  • WildStar
  • Heroes of Might and Magic III
  • StarCraft
  • WarCraft II
  • Diablo II
  • Diablo
  • Quake III
  • Any combo of Anno 1602/1503/1404 and Settlers 1-4, probably not per single title

Also while checking Steam I noticed that I don’t seem to have a lot of these 100+ hours games that other people have, the majority is 1-30h, for a single playthrough. Notable exceptions:

  • TESO – 60h, quite a lot for my Level 8 or something, and low for an MMO
  • Fallout Shelter – 146 hours
  • Picross Touch – 115 hours

Also I am pretty sure that without the aforementioned exceptions (Diablo 1+2, Quake 1+2, WarCraft II, StarCraft) there are no games I’ve played for such a long amount of time in the 90s, or even up to 2003/04 when I started with MMOs, and Diablo 3 seems to be the only “small group” game that has made the cut since, and it’s turning 10 years old in 2022 so that would only be 50h per year if it was distributed evenly. Also I don’t think I hit the mark with any console game.

So any exciting insights? Not for me. At first I played a lot of games for a small amount of time and in the last 18-20 years I played a small amount of games for a lot of time. MMOs in a nutshell.

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