Nowadays, it looks like video video games are long-term commitments. Video games-as-service titles like Future 2 and MMORPGs like Last Fantasy XIV launch new content material at a gradual clip, and maintaining with the newest storylines or limited-time occasions can really feel extra like a part-time job than a sport. Even single-player video games pattern in direction of large open worlds, like Elden Ring and Murderer’s Creed Valhalla, that might take dozens and even lots of of hours to beat. Getting misplaced in huge video games like these might be enjoyable, however additionally they crowd out different video games you may wish to play—particularly in case you solely have a few hours to play through the week.
Fortunately there are millions of video games on the market you’ll be able to beat in only one or two quick periods, however nonetheless really feel like an entire expertise. Whether or not you need a break from these massive AAA time sinks, or to increase your library and take a look at some shorter video games, here’s a checklist of 23 video games you’ll be able to beat in just a few hours.
Every part on this checklist clocks in at underneath seven hours for the standard playthrough, and most are simply two to a few hours at most. Clearly, that point can differ on account of variations in participant ability, and completionists might discover a few of these titles can take two or 3 times as lengthy to 100%—however that’s nonetheless a lot shorter than most video games.