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How Long Does It Take To Beat Bugsnax?

The cutesy first-person puzzler and collector Bugsnax has arrived for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 as a launch title. If you are lucky enough to have gotten your hands on PlayStation 5, which delivers faster loading times, there's no better time to check out this whimsical world, as it is free from November 2020 to January 2021 for PlayStation Plus members.


Even if you haven't sprung for a PlayStation 5 yet, there are plenty of reasons to check out Bugsnax. Positive critical reviews have highlighted the rewarding exploration of Snaktooth Island, the enormous amount of creativity put into the over 100 different types of Bugsnax, and fun bug-catching puzzle mechanics. The game has also been praised for its fun and absurdist characters, giving the game a likability factor that helps draw players in.

You might be curious how long the Bugsnax adventure will last. Fortunately, we've done a little digging to find out just how long it takes to beat Bugsnax.

A fun but short trip through the Bugsnax world

In its review, PushSquare described Bugsnax's Snaktooth Island as a space with a diverse array of creatures to trap and collect. The variety amongst the creatures you'll encounter means that you're always seeing new things throughout the game, which lasts about 8 to 10 hours.


Twinfinite went into a bit more detail on how long each part of the game takes to play out. Bugsnax's expected playing time expands a bit if there is confusion on how to catch early Bugsnax, as most Bugsnax have a unique capture method that requires some trial and error. Also, some optional side quests expand the length of time it takes to complete the game. A completionist, said Twinfinite, could spend up to twelve hours to finish everything the game has to offer.

There also seemed to be some dissent as to the level of replayability found in the game. PushSquare didn't see a lot of reason to return to the game after a full playthrough. However, GameSpew insisted the game had a replayability factor that would bring players back long after finishing the main storyline. Depending on how much there truly is to do in the postgame, that could extend the playtime for Bugsnax even more.