How Long is Long Enough? [ ARTICLE ]

Inspired by the latest Dueling Analogs comic, I decided to create a calculator that estimates how many more games you could actually complete in your lifetime. Granted it could be taken as a little morbid, it does help you to plan for the future properly.


  • Sky Render

    It estimates 5096 for me. That sounds about right. Of course, the actual number will probably be drastically lower thanks to Kerbal Space Program accounting for most of my gaming time these days…

  • thewood

    I tried to average at about 40 hours per game, figured that was a decent compromise between all the 20 or less hour games I play and all the 100 or more games I play. Came in at 2366. I currently own 244 games on Steam and about 30 non-steam games I will still play. Plenty left.

  • Booka

    Maybe you should add a Do you play any MMO games button that automatically drops you to zero games able to finish or knocked off a huge chunk of the amount of games you can finish.

  • Apparently I have enough time in my life to beat 10010 more games. And thats at 20 hours average per game.

    • Phaelin

      . . . Are you 5? Hell!

  • yue

    Considering pretty much every games, other than RPG, can be completed in under 10 hours (some in 3…), at 45 hours a week, that’s 13338 games for me if I ever live to 80, which I most likely won’t.

  • Pocket Lord Sephirjon

    698880 games. ‘Nuff said.

  • Neewom

    Maybe it’s the work computer or maybe it’s my standards but I can’t see my answer. I get MAYBE 8 hours a week for gaming. (Full time job, part time job, college, father of 2) And I pick really long games. (Mass Effect trilogy, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, etc.) So if someone can get it working, how long do I have with 6-8 hours a week and 80 hours a game?

    • Triaxx2

      You didn’t give an age, but I used 28, and it says 270 games.