Techland’s Twitter account says it’ll take “at least 500 hours” to “fully complete” Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Everyone else, just playing the story and sidequests, however, should expect to spend “70-80” hours to do it all. I won’t lie, it’s kind of a vaguely threatening statement.
To fully complete Dying Light 2 Stay Human, you’ll need at least 500 hours—almost as long as it would take to walk from Warsaw to Madrid!#DyingLight2 #stayhuman pic.twitter.com/Sk3KFpRJoAJanuary 8, 2022
A followup note says that it’s “about 100% completion rate, most of the players who are in for story and side quests will be able to complete the game quicker.” That is, I guess, a tease for some kind of collectible fest type gameplay, or perhaps just an achievement to play 500 hours. Steal a shoe from every zombie in the city or what have you.
Reactions are, of course, varied. Hardcore fans of the first game have already posted responses with the hundreds-to-thousands of hours they spent in it. Others are just saying it makes them tired to think about a 500 hour game.
For my part, I’ll say this: Techland says that 534 hours is how long it’d take to walk from Warsaw to Madrid. That’s as opposed to 500 hours to complete Dying Light 2. I’ll go ahead and wager I’ll probably walk more like, uh, a leisurely stroll down the banks of the Vistula while listening to some Flamenco.