Persona 3 Reload length explained & how long does it take to beat?

Persona 3 Reload length explained & how long does it take to beat?
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

8th Feb 2024 13:40

Even before experiencing the length of Persona 3 Reload by playing it themselves, series fans have been curious as to how long it will take to beat the game.

Persona games are notorious for the many hours needed to roll credits on each title and the completion time on P3R is no exception. 

How long is P3R's story?

You'll need at least 60 hours to beat Persona 3 Reload, but that length is only if you're speeding through the story and actively avoiding as much side content as possible. 

However, if you're actively taking part in Social Links, taking on extra bosses in Tartarus, fusing Personas, raising your Social Stats, and other various side activities, you'll be looking at a P3R playthrough length of at least 70 to 75 hours

Time to beat a Persona 3 Reload completionist run

For the completionists out there though, you'll be looking it at a playthrough of 100 hours at minimum to beat the game in its entirety - including filling up with Persona Compendium and everything you need to do to tick off all of P3R's trophies and achievements

S.E.E.S in Persona 3 Reload, which has a length of at least 60 hours long to beat
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Whilst not as long as past games in the series like Persona 5 and its enhanced Royal version, P3R still follows that JRPG franchise trend of needing a massive time commitment to finish it. As mentioned in my Persona 3 Reload review, that investment is more than worth it. 

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For more on P3R, check out all of the romance options in Persona 3 Reload or how to beat the Wilduck Burger Big Eater Challenge. Otherwise, jump into our P3R guides homepage for even more essential tips right here at GGRecon. 

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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