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How Long Does It Take To Beat Need For Speed: Heat?

The 24th entry in Ghost Games' Need for Speed franchise has officially released and fans are excited to try out the massive amounts of customization options available. Need for Speed: Heat will allow players to participate in both city-sanctioned day races and illegal night races, giving you double the opportunities to unlock various upgrade options and more playtime. But exactly how long does it take to beat Need for Speed: Heat


As with most racing games, you won't see the outrageous amount of hours you'd get from a story-heavy game like Death Stranding. Instead, your campaign run will largely depend not only on your playstyle, but how much time you devote to customizing your vehicles. With as many customization options as Need for Speed: Heat has, you could probably spend a good deal of time in the shop alone.

The website How Long to Beat gives us some idea of how much time you'll invest in the game depending on your preferred playstyle. For players interested in the racing aspect of Need for Speed: Heat but not the extra side missions, you can expect your playtime to span around 9 hours. Players who want to complete the main story and any extra missions available can expect to put about 14 hours of gameplay into the title. While exact times haven't been logged for completionists yet, you can likely add a few hours onto your "main plus extras" run to estimate how long a complete playthrough would take. 


Because Need for Speed: Heat takes place in an open world setting with extensive opportunities for exploration, players can spend endless hours exploring, customizing their vehicles, and racing. And, depending on just how daring you decide to be, the amount of time you dedicate to the illegal and dangerous night racing might just lose you your vehicle, forcing you to earn all of that lost time back. But, no matter how you play, the latest game in the Need for Speed franchise is a racing game worth checking out.