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How long does it take to beat Greedfall?

Greedfall, the action RPG inspired by 17th century Europe, features four main endings and up to 40+ hours of gameplay.

The combat system, branching narrative, and colorful cast of companions found in Greedfall evoke some of the more popular features of the Dragon Age series. According to French developer Spiders, Greedfall will contain a comparable amount of content to Dragon Age: Origins.

"Some playtesters said they were playing about 40 hours doing some sidequests but not all of them," Spiders CEO Jehanne Rousseau told the Escapist. "They were saying that if maybe they'd done all the quests it would have been four or five hours more. I think that it really depends on how far you go into the crafting system, into exploration, and into the sidequests because there are plenty of them. If you just go through the main quest it will be far shorter, maybe 30 hours or something."

The ending you receive will depend on the choices you make, the factions you support, and the quality of your relationships with your party members. "I really want players to make choices that feel natural or convincing to their own character. It's really role-playing," said Rousseau. "Some endings can be seen as bad by some people or good by some others, and I'm OK with that. We really want these different endings to not just be moralistic imposed choices made by us."

This nodal style of storytelling significantly increases Greedfall's replayability. Assuming you can complete the main narrative in 30 hours as Rousseau estimated, you could log as much as 120 hours unlocking all four endings. Add crafting, side quests, and exploration to that tally and the RPG more than earns its $50 price tag. Though Spiders and Focus Home Interactive do not have any current plans for DLC, the total number of hours could increase should they add some story updates down the line.

Greedfall comes to Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 10, 2019.