The 10 Shortest Games Ever

Hot on the heels of its longest games ever list and speed run feature, NowGamer looks at the shortest games ever, depending on genre and a host of other factors. Note, this is shortest game in each genre, not the shortest overall.

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MisterNiwa4052d ago

Well this List is not about glitches.

But I don't really get these top 10's at all, because they don't really place it after the time you spent with the game rather more like a personal preference of whats good and bad in a random order.

Megaman Games are pretty short. You can complete some in under 1 hour.

A Cupcake for Gabe4051d ago

It's true, it's not about glitches but I like this one as well.

Mario N64 :

darkcharizard4051d ago

for the NES = epitome of shortness!

fastrez4051d ago

Yes and no, it's great for the duration, but if they made it too long it wouldn't be as exciting. It would run out of steam too quickly.

Ocelot5254051d ago

if you count out the extra missions, whuch you shouldn't cuz they were fun

jerethdagryphon4051d ago

add jurrassic the hunted to that list 4.5 hours if your decent

and mirrors edge could be completed by a gaming god in less then 1 hour story wise

k-Lan4051d ago

MW2? Really? Did you play it once on easy or something? Try testing yourself on veteran and get back to me with your amount of play time.

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Bloodraid4051d ago

Not only does the time it takes to complete a game vary from person to person - [I can be Resident Evil 2 in about 2 hours, for example] - But it's somewhat bias as well. For example, they say Fable is a short game, yet they put the estimated playtime at 7 hours, and say this is only if you do the main-storyline quests, and nothing else.

Then there's the fact that they don't know about every game that's been made (which is obvious). For example; The game "D" requires you to complete the game in less than 2 hours else you will get a game over and need to start back from the beginning.

pixelsword4051d ago

I think this is about games that are short and kinda suck; so Half-life and Heavenly sword wouldn't be on there.

They also both start with the letter "h".

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JohnApocalypse4052d ago (Edited 4052d ago )

I've heard Rouge Warrior is half that length

xtremexx4052d ago

played about 5 mins the dropped it and played Skate 3

poindat4051d ago

Was because it was hilarious constantly hearing that fool swear profusely and talk about how he was going to wrap his testicles around the enemies' necks.


fastrez4052d ago

I heard two hours. Still not played it, looks awful. As for Army of Two, that length sounds about right.

morganfell4051d ago (Edited 4051d ago )

Rogue Warrior a good deal longer than two hours. And it is hilarious. The sad thing is I played a different version of the game before it was taken away from Zombie. It used the Unreal 3 engine then, was a 4 man squad and had the best underwater swimming ever seen in a game.

The joke about many of these games supposedly being short is these naysayers play them on easy.

I am in the last level of Kane and Lynch Dog Days and I have gone through on Extreme the entire time. It damn sure isn't a 6 hour game in that mode.

We also have less than perceptive people discussing their speed run times. They fail to comprehend the vast differences between going through a game rather than actually PLAYING a game.

NYC_Gamer4052d ago

mirrors edge really that short?

xtremexx4052d ago

i didnt exspect it to be short

fastrez4051d ago

The point of the game is speed runs. Yeah it's really short, but a great concept.

PopEmUp4051d ago

me 4hr to complete and thank god eb have a 7 day return policy Haha

Ocelot5254051d ago

an average gamer will complete it in +-8hours, 4 hours is for people who have memorized the game

and don't forget there are whole lot of bonus challenges

Jallen4051d ago

Yeah I was about to say I thought it took around 8 hours. Good game though and I managed to cripple my hands by attempting the trials.

Koblec4051d ago

Hopefully there is a sequel in the works. DICE makes awesome games and ME was a good concept.

jerethdagryphon4051d ago

its short 9 chapeters but intense any longer and it risked outstaying its welcome that said the story the campaign is really a tutorial

the real game is the time trials and speed runs

once you know the levels and what moves work its finding shortest paths within that enviroment very good game

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OSU_Gamer4052d ago

I played Fable a long time ago, but I don't remember it being that short.

Am I wrong?

xtremexx4052d ago

Fable should be LOOOOOOOOONG shouldnt it?

A Cupcake for Gabe4051d ago

The first fable was about a 5-8 hour run through on your first go, and about a 12-14 hour game to go both ways of good and evil. There was a lot to do, but it flew by fast. I don't know why.

PopEmUp4051d ago

complete in like 2 days

fastrez4052d ago

Depends which version you played I think, wasn't lost chapters much, much bigger? The original key quests were short, but then again it's been years since I played it...

asyouburn4051d ago

turned me off of the whole series

xchris92x4051d ago

No I finished it in about 15 hours.

Feckles4051d ago

Fable was short for an RPG, especially compared to the likes of Kotor and Jade Empire – the two RPGs it was compared to on Xbox.

asyouburn4051d ago (Edited 4051d ago )

Jade Empire was kinda short. great game, dont get me wrong, but i beat it in 20 or so hrs, and was like, WTF

tplarkin74051d ago

You could beat it in a devoted weekend. About 15 hours. However, Fable has a rich world where your character changes appearance with every action.

koh4051d ago

I don't thing the list was about how rich the world was... just the length. A lot of the games were pretty good, just a bit short.

Montoya4051d ago (Edited 4051d ago )

You sound like big Pete himself..

"Fable has a rich world where your character changes appearance with every action."

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kneon4052d ago

Was that as short as MW2? it only took me about 5 hours on veteran.

coolbeans4051d ago

It might depend on strategy though. Since CoD4 had respawning enemies, it may have taken longer to get from point A to B on veteran while some may be good at popping-n-shooting on MW2 without worrying about more enemies coming from nowhere. Took me about 30 more mins. to beat MW2 than MW1.

Kazu0 Hirai4051d ago

pretty easy to bullshit when posting on the internet

El_Colombiano4051d ago

Actually, MW2 was the very easy on Veteran. I beat it incredibly fast compared to the hell storm that was World at War.

kneon4051d ago (Edited 4051d ago )

I don't really care if you believe me, but the fact is that MW2 was hardly any more difficult on veteran than it was on normal. Totally unlike WAW which I'm still trying to finish on veteran.

And I have no need to bullshit, that would imply I care what anyone thinks, I'm too old to care what anyone thinks of me.

KingOfOldSkool4051d ago

Actually, a little bit under 5 hours on veteran does sound about right.. just played through it the other day with that time.