How Long is Atomic Heart: Story, Gameplay, Endgame, and More

How long will Atomic Heart take to beat?

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Atomic Heart, developed by Mundfish and published by Focus Entertainment, the publishers behind A Plague Tale: Requiem and Evil West, is a new action/adventure RPG set in a closed world in the 1955 Soviet Union, except it’s a utopian, alternate Soviet Union than you’re used to. Those who are enticed by the premise and the exciting gameplay trailers are eager to know how much game Atomic Heart offers. The first question you may be asking yourself is how long it takes to beat Atomic Heart and if it is worth purchasing. Here is everything you need about how long Atomic Heart will take you to beat and what additional content there is outside of the main campaign.

Atomic Heart Story Length Explained

Based on the official Atomic Heart discord, the developers have revealed that Atomic Heart will have “at the very least 35 hours of gameplay.” For reference, God of War Ragnarok had around 30 hours of story and Deathloop had around 16 hours of story.

The total 35 hours of gameplay is split between the campaign and side quests. It will take you roughly 20 hours to beat the campaign and an additional 15 hours to complete all side quests. There are also additional recipes and items that you can choose to unluck. These items will make the campaign easier to beat but aren’t necessary. This means Atomic Heart will take as long or as short to beat it as you want based on how much of a completionist you want to be.

Related: Does Atomic Heart Have Multiplayer?

Also, from reviewing the various Atomic Heart editions that Atomic Heart is getting four DLC packs post-launch. Those could be just additional cosmetic items or provide additional content via expansions, but we don’t know yet. We will continue to update this guide once we have more information from Mundfish or Focus Entertainment.

Atomic Heart will be available on February 21, 2023, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

- This article was updated on February 21st, 2023

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.