Zelda: Skyward Sword

Play Time: How Long to Beat

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - How Long to Beat Skyward Sword
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.

How Long Does it Take to Beat The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD?

27 ~ 38 Hours for the Main Story

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Main Story

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.

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48+ Hours for Side Content

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Side Content
If you are planning on completing the side quests and other additional content, it will take a bit longer than the main story's gameplay length.

Side quests 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.

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58+ Hours for a 100% Completion

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - 100% Completion

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 side quests, 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.

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Is the Length for Skyward Sword HD Long?

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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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