With games getting larger and more time-consuming these days it appears that a fair few players don't get to the ends of the games they invest in, at least according to GameRevolution, who has looked at several big releases to see just how many people have completed them.
There isn't clarity in this report as to what "finishing a game" means, but we can only assume it means seeing the credits roll after all of the main story is said and done. After all, a lot of games these days have plenty to do after that point, from extra missions to ticking things off for achievements and trophies. We also don't know how this data was collected either.
With that in mind, Red Dead Redemption 2 sits at a 22% completion rate, but one must remember that it was only released at the backend of October and is a staggeringly large game filled with tons of content and distractions to keep you away from the main story.
Because of this fact it's understandable to see Spider-Man and God of War at 50.3% and 53.6% respectively, as each has had more time in the hands of players and less side content to keep people amused for hours while they avoid the main story.
Time in our hands doesn't always mean an increased likelihood of completion though, as only 35.8% of players finished Far Cry 5, perhaps due to series fatigue after the other entries. Speaking of fatigue, Assassin's Creed Odyssey also has a completion rate of 24.6%, probably due to the fact it's got a lot of content and has also only been out since October.
Dead Cells' 15% figure is likely due to its difficulty instead, perhaps also explaining Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy's 12.6% as well. We'd argue that with Crash though, the remastered nature means it's less necessary to push through until the end, as it's a game you can easily revisit and has an arcade-like appeal.
Persona 5 (34.8%) and Yakuza Kiwami 2 (49.1%) probably saw people dip out before the credits rolled because of the sheer volume of content, but perhaps slightly harder to explain are the story-driven games Uncharted 4 (41.7%) and Detroit: Become Human (61.7%), neither of which are especially long. Darksiders 3 also sits at 37.9%, but that hasn't been out for ages either.
Are any of these figures especially shocking to you?