10 Video Games With INSANELY Low Completion Rates

... I'll just watch it on Youtube.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Video games are an investment in more ways than one. It's not just the money that we put into them, but the time that it takes to play through, enjoy and sometimes finish them.

Going for 100% completion in a game is a big commitment: - the reality is that you will end up grinding for hours and you need to have a definite love for a game and a knack for the mechanics before you even consider it.

This isn't what we're going to be looking at here. Instead, this is looking at games that are popular at the moment, have been in the past or are members of a storied and loved series that for some reason have completion rates lower than you would expect.

So what titles would we expect to have pulled people in better? And what are the games that it is hard to believe other players gave up on without seeing more of?

Let's find out.


(NOTE: Completion rates are taken from PSNprofiles, and while in most cases it refers to a trophy achieved for viewing any ending, in some cases the "average completion" stat is used instead.)

10. Skyrim - 29.33%

Red Dead Redemption 2

The fifth instalment in The Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim was released in 2011 by Bethesda games and was a runaway success, estimating that over 22 million copies of the game have been sold in some form or another.

Although the story begins with you en-route to your own execution, once a dragon attack sees you set free, you begin your quest across the vast world to fulfil your destiny. Littered with great set-pieces, NPC allies and more missions than really seemed probable, it had all the hallmarks of the previous games but executed very well.

While there were some minor complaints over issues with crashes or bugs, the fact that there is still an active modding community for this game to this day is a testament to just how much fun can be had playing and re-playing a game of this scale. With different factions to ally with and branching storylines that need multiple passes to fully experience, it was a game made to be played repeatedly.

Despite this (or maybe because there was so much else to do and explore), under 30% of players actually completed the game's final mission "Dragonslayer".


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