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The Original Xbox Game That Takes The Longest To Beat

The original Xbox is a benchmark in gaming history. Released in late 2001, the Microsoft-developed console challenged the stranglehold that Sony and Nintendo had on the console gaming market at the time. The original Xbox is also often credited with revolutionizing online gaming — commonplace in modern times — with its Xbox Live component released in 2002. But in addition to its impressive specs and multiplayer capabilities, it was the collection of classic titles — many of which were stuffed to brim in content — that truly made the Xbox console such a popular choice for gamers at the turn of the millennium and also contributed to its stunning transformation over the years.

This list of iconic titles included classics such as "Halo: Combat Evolved," "Fusion Frenzy," and "Jet Set Radio Future" — among others. While these games are all different and likely appealed to different kinds of gamers, they all shared two things in common: They were Xbox exclusives, and players could squeeze tons of hours worth of content and fun out of them. Obviously, the original Xbox had no shortage of titles that players could play for hours on end, but which game available for Microsoft's console debut stands as the absolute longest?

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the longest game on the original Xbox

Above all other titles available on the original Xbox, "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" is by far the longest. According to HowLongToBeat, the third entry into Bethesda's iconic and legendary "Elder Scrolls" series requires an average of 44 hours to complete just the main story. When accounting for side quests/content, "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" takes players an average of 106 hours to beat. If you're a completionist, statistics state that your time spent with the game can go way beyond that, reaching up to 330 hours. But that's not all.

Having been a critically acclaimed title upon its release, the third "Elder Scrolls" game was given yet another release in the form of "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind — Game of the Year Edition." According to the numbers listed on HowLongToBeat, a completionist would gain an additional two-and-a-half hours with main story content. Should they be a completionist looking to achieve everything there is to achieve in the game, "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind — Game of the Year Edition" could take a whopping 398 hours for players to finish.

If you're into playing older games and have tons of time to spare, it's safe to say that any edition of "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" will keep you occupied for the foreseeable future.