According to Riot Games’ narrative Lead Tom Abernathy and Microsoft Game Studios’ design lead Richard Rouse III, only around a third of gamers complete the games they start.
The pair revealed the statistic at GDC 2014, based on their examination of achievements for titles on Steam, adding the average completion rate for games often sits at 50% or lower.
Below are some of the titles’ completion rates based on their Steam research.
- The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 1 – 66%
- Mass Effect 2 – 56%
- BioShock Infinite – 53%
- Batman: Arkham City – 47%
- Portal – 47%
- Mass Effect 3 – 42%
- The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 5 – 39%
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 32%
- Borderlands 2 – 30%
As you can see, the games range from long epics, to relatively short, plot driven titles – most of which don’t break the 50% mark.
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