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Best prices on the most popular games with a playtime of 70+ hours … and yes, animal crossing made the list

Updated April 5, 2020

Save on the Best Long Video Games

Stuck inside without enough to do? Weird, us too! With all of our spare time we decided to look into video games–more specifically what games were the best suited for keeping us absorbed for long periods of time in isolation.

We combed the virtual shelves for games that combined the highest ratings from critics with the longest average playtime from players in order to find the titles that deliver the best value for your gaming dollar. Whether you want to be a desperado out on the range for 70+ hours or a demon running around a cave system for a literal 400 days, Groupon Coupons has you covered with the inside scoop on where to find the best prices!

Red Dead Redemption 2

What We Love:

An open-world epic set in the wild wild west, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a compelling cowboy-simulator. Beyond the absorbing main story, you can spend your time gambling, fishing, brawling, and maybe even uncovering proof of alien life on Earth.

Rated: Mature (17+)
How Long is Red Dead Redemption 2: The average playtime is around 71.5 hours.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $29.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, $46.06 for PS4 on Amazon, and $59.99 on Steam

Stardew Valley

 

What We Love:

Get out in the digital fresh air and raise some crops! Essentially this is a life simulator that's all about running a farm, falling in love, fighting for your community, and honoring the inheritence of your grandparents, all in 8 bits.

Rated: Everyone (10+)
How Long is Stardew Valley: The average playtime is around 82 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $14.99 digital copy from NintendoMicrosoft Store, Playstation Store, and Steam

Monster Hunter: World

What We Love:

It does exactly what it says on the tin. You hunt giant vicious monsters in a gianter, even more vicious world.

Good for Ages: All ages
How Long is Monster Hunter: World: Average playtime is around 96.5 hours.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $20.99 for Xbox One at Walmart, $19.93 for PS4 at Walmart, and $29.99 digital copy on Steam

Persona 5

What We Love:

Part high school simulator, part dungeon crawler, and all stylish manga-styled insanity–get this game for an entirely unique experience.

Good for Ages: Mature (17+)
How Long is Persona 5: Average playtime is around 112 hours.
Platforms: PS4
Best New Price: $18.36 at Walmart

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

What We Love:

Assassinate your way across the mythical ancient Greece of legend while bumping into famous monsters like the Cyclops and Medusa and chilling with philosophers like Plato and Socrates, all the while uncovering a story full of secrets and intrigue.

Rated: Mature (17+)
How Long is Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The average playtime is around 84 hours.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $35 at Walmart for the Xbox One and PS4

The Legend of zelda: breath of the wild

What We Love:

Link can travel almost anywhere in his old stomping grounds of Hyrule in this beautiful looking open sandbox of a game. Our suggestion is to grab a horse and go exploring.

Rated: Everyone (10+)
How Long is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Average playtime is around 93 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Best New Price: $49.49 at Target

 

 

the witcher 3: wild hunt

What We Love:

Perhaps you saw and loved the Netflix show? If so:

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Rated: Mature (17+)
How Long is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Average playtime is around 101 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $11.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, $49.99 for Nintendo Switch at Walmart, $11.99 for PC on Steam, $23.71 for PS4 at Walmart

Kerbal Space Program

What We Love:

Help build the space program of a race of adorable muppet-like aliens as they attempt to go where no Kerbal has gone before.

Good for Ages: All ages
How Long is Kerbal Space Program: Average playtime is around 187 hours.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $9.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, $39.99 on Playstation Store and on Steam

Fallout 4

What We Love:

You play as one of the few survivors of a world utterly destroyed and transformed by a nuclear war. It may sound bleak, but the whole thing is leavened by the game's truly dark and bizarre humor.

Rated: Mature (17+)
How Long is Fallout 4: The average playtime for the standard edition is 75.5 hours, while the Game of the Year edition is 120 hours.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $8.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, $29.99 Playstation Store, and Steam

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

 

What We Love:

You know the drill: move to a small deserted island, take out a loan from a raccoon, make money to pay him back by fishing and gathering fruit. If this was real life it would be some sort of hallucinatory nightmare, but as a game it's relaxing bliss.

Good for Ages: Everyone (10+)
How Long is Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Average playtime is around 96 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Best New Price: $59.99 at Walmart

 

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

What We Love:

This RPG is set in an incredibly vast world full of side quests that can take up entire days, but the best part is that you can make your character an anthropomorphic cat.

Rated: Mature (17+)
How Long is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Average playtime is around 109 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $45.49 for Nintendo Switch at Target, $19.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, $13.99 on Playstation Store, and $39.99 on Steam

The Longing

What We Love:

You play as a little cave-dwelling demonic servant of a very sleepy king. You can do a bunch of things like read a book, make your bed, and fix stuff around your house, but you can't finish the game until the king wakes from his nap, which will be in 400 real time days. Too close to home?

Good for Ages: All ages
How Long is The Longing: 400 days.
Platforms: PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $14.99 digital copy on Steam