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A guide to game length in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Find out about how many hours you will spend to beat the main story and side content, and how long it would take to 100% the game.
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Playing through the main story without completing any of the additional content takes around 38 hours. Rushing through the game may take around 27 hours or less.
If you are planning on completing the sidequests and other additional content, it will take a bit longer than the main story's gameplay length.
Sidequests and minigames are unlocked as you progress through the main story. While most may take a few minutes to complete, these will further increase the estimated time.
It should take you approximately 48 gameplay hours to finish the game with additional content.
For those who wish to reach 100% completion, it might take you 58 hours or more to do so.
This includes finishing the main story, finding all Heart Pieces and Gratitude Crystals, activating all Goddess Cubes, upgrading all items, completing the sidequests, and finishing the game in Hero Mode.
This may sound difficult, but knowing the enemy's movements, mastering the swordplay, and carrying the right items will help you finish the game faster in Hero Mode.
Your time with the game will completely depend on how you play it, considering that Skyward Sword HD has a lot of content.
If you only want to complete the main story, 37-38 hours is short. However, completing all side quests and other additional content will make your stay on the game much longer.
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