Stray, the new adventure game from BlueTwelve Studio, is now available for PS4, PS5, and PC. If you’re a PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscriber, you’ll receive Stray for no extra cost as part of your membership, and with the potential of a lot of players leaping into this cat-tastic journey, we know you may be wondering : how long is Stray?
With that in mind, we have four of IGN’s team who have already beaten Stray on
hand paw to offer up how long Stray took them to beat. We’ve got perspectives from those who simply tried to beat Stray’s main adventure, others who were looking to 100%, and even others who have gotten into speedrunning it. Read on for a breakdown of how long Stray took all of us to beat, and if you want more, be sure to read IGN’s Stray review, and check out our Stray IGN wiki guide if you’re playing. And for a more detailed breakdown of how long Stray has taken players to beat, and to submit your own time, be sure to check out Stray’s How Long to Beat page.
Tom Marks, Reviewer and Deputy Reviews Editor
It took me almost exactly five hours to finish Stray, with a playstyle I would describe as thorough but not obsessive. I got the majority of its collectible secrets, only missed a few of the hidden “memories”, and completed all the side tasks for its robot citizens that I managed to find. I definitely took my time to enjoy silly cat moments here and there too (including a few naps), so I wouldn’t say I was rushing through anything, but it probably wouldn’t take me more than an hour or so more to find everything else I missed.
Jonathon Dornbush, Senior Features Editor
My playthrough of Stray clocked in at just under 5 hours, 4:57 to be exact. I finished with all but three of Stray’s main collectibles, the memories you collect as you go. And I completed some, but not all, of the sidequests that several friendly robots present to you. My collectible haul was thanks to a pretty healthy chunk of time spent wandering around, because BlueTwelve has created such a lovely world to explore. I spoke with every robot I could, scratched plenty, but rarely snoozed, so almost all of that time is me actively playing to complete the adventure, rather than, say, taking a nap for an hour to get a Trophy. But expect that time to be added to my playthrough clock soon enough.
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