Skyrim Takes "Most Played Game of 2011"

By Published December 09, 2011 at 3:31 pm

In a recent gaming hours report put out by the gaming log website Raptr, we found that Skyrim beats out Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Gears 3, and Bulletstorm in terms of the longest average gaming session (continuous sittings) and nearly dethrones MW3 for total hours played. The stats below show the most played video games of 2011, broken down into a few key categories and by hours. Here are the stats (more after th jump):

Average Playtime Per Person


Skyrim 24 hours
Modern Warfare 3 20 hours
Battlefield 3 17 hours
Dragon Age 2 16 hours
Gears 3 16 hours
Saints Row 3 15 hours
Deus Ex: HR 14 hours
Crysis 2 10 hours
Bulletstorm 9 hours


According to the report, Skyrim beat out all other major RPG competitors in total game play time by two-fold.

Average Session Duration

Skyrim 2.92 hours
Modern Warfare 3 2.2 hours
Battlefield 3 2.25 hours
Dragon Age 2 2.8 hours
Gears 3 2.3 hours
Saints Row 3 2.75 hours
Deus Ex: HR 2.5 hours
Crysis 2 1.7 hours
Bulletstorm 2 hours

You can view the full report here.

Last modified on December 09, 2011 at 3:31 pm
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