Id Software’s Doom Eternal launches this Friday, March 20 on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch port coming sometime down the road. You can check out our Doom Eternal review-in-progress for thoughts on what to expect, but how long does it take to beat? With it being a sequel to 2016’s excellent Doom, it’s worth looking at how Doom Eternal compares in length to its predecessor.
For those who haven’t played it or don’t remember, Doom clocks in at about 11 hours long, according to game length tracker How Long To Beat. Those 11 hours only included the main story, though; you’re looking at closer to 16 hours if you do some side content and a little over 25 hours if you’re a completionist. While Doom Eternal isn’t available just yet, the sequel took our reviewer about 16 hours to complete, after gathering most collectibles and skipping some optional in-game encounters.
In total, Doom Eternal has 13 chapters that will take you anywhere from about 14-20 hours to finish, depending on how you comb through the game. Earlier this year, director Hugo Martin said Doom Eternal’s main campaign is supposed to be well over 20 hours long, which does seem to be the case if you’re being thorough–you can spend a fair amount of time investigating every last corner to find all of the available collectibles, which include various in-game upgrades, classic Id game soundtracks, and more.
Doom Eternal is available to pre-order now and doing so nets you additional bonuses, including a free digital copy of Doom 64, the Rip and Tear Pack, and more. Those who are waiting for the Collector’s Edition should know, however, that the game’s official soundtrack won’t ship the same day Doom Eternal launches. If you’re wondering exactly when you can start playing, we’ve rounded up Doom Eternal unlock times across all platforms.
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