Find out how long it takes to complete Atomic Heart

Find out how long it takes to complete Atomic Heart
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


24th Feb 2023 15:39

Atomic Heart is FPS action RPG set in an alternate history Soviet Union where they became the technological leaders of the world. The game takes place in a science facility where things go very wrong, leading to robots and mutants wreaking havoc across the various complexes.

If you want to know roughly how long the game will take to finish, then check out our Atomic Heart length guide.

How long would it take to beat the game?

Atomic Heart's length to complete can change by over a dozen hours depending on how much you want to complete, and what type of playstyle you prefer.

For those looking to just mainline the story, ignoring side areas, the open world, and any collectables, it will take you roughly 10-15 hours. The start of the game will likely be the longest part of this, as it takes several hours before you arrive in the open world area, but after this, each story area takes much less time to complete.

For those looking to mostly focus on the story while also exploring and collecting some things like weapon upgrades, your playtime will likely come in around 20-25 hours.

Atomic Heart Length
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Finally, for players looking to take the completionist route by securing every collectable and exploring everything the game has to offer, you'll likely be playing the game for around 40 hours in total.

It's worth noting that the difficulty you play on will factor into how long the game takes, with higher difficulties requiring you to put more thought into how you approach encounters and spend more time gathering resources for upgrades and crafting.

Atomic Heart Length difficulty
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Make sure you also check out how to enter Atomic Heart Testing Grounds One, to start your weapon upgrade collecting journey.

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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