Now, for the big reveal: According to GameRant, “Final Fantasy 9” takes about 40 hours to beat. HowLongToBeat’s crowdsourced data revealed a similar 39.5-hour average for beating the main story. Completing some extras will bring that time up to 54 hours, while full game completionists should budget about 82.5 hours. Another crowdsourced data outlet, TrueAchievements, reveals that about 60 to 80 hours are needed for full game completion on average.
And there you have it! While 40 to 80 hours will certainly keep you busy for a while, this is actually a short amount of time for a “Final Fantasy” game. Estimates from GameRant for all of the main games in the franchise demonstrate the wide range of playtimes, with the original “Final Fantasy” title clocking in at 17.5 hours and “Final Fantasy 14” clocking in at 122 hours. Whether the estimates for “Final Fantasy 9” seem short or long to you, it’s all a matter of perspective when taken in the context of the overall franchise.
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