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How Long Is Scarlet Nexus? Does It Have Side Quests?

A moderately long adventure is up ahead.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

June 25, 2021

The latest adventurous hack and slash title from Bandai Namco will take you on a deadly adventure in the far future to battle against some demonic creatures. But before getting started, how long is Scarlet Nexus going to take to end? Let’s find out.

Scarlet Nexus is a cyberpunk hack and slash game that will let you play as humanity’s last hope against the invasion of some bizarre creatures.

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Originally announced back in 2020, Scarlet Nexus is available today across all platforms. The reviewers mostly liked the game’s setting and gameplay elements, and the fans seem to be satisfied with the opening hours of the game so far.

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How Long Does It Take to Beat Scarlet Nexus?

First of all, you need to know that the game has two different playable characters that each one has its own story, companions, and relationships. Each character provides a different angle of the game’s events.

So, if you want to know all the secrets about the game and find a complete perspective of events, you have to finish the game in two playthroughs with different playable characters.

If you only focus on the main quests, finishing each playthrough will roughly take 20 hours. However, if you want to complete all missions no matter they are essential or optional, the gameplay hours could reach 30 hours in each playthrough.

As a result, finishing the whole game with both characters will require 40 to 60 hours, based on how generous you are towards side quests.

Scarlet Nexus is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. There has been no word on a Nintendo Switch version of the game so far.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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