How Many Players Have Completed This Year's Biggest (PlayStation 4) Games?
Unlike other forms of entertainment media, video games require a certain amount of commitment, perseverance, and skill in order for them to be finished. It's no surprise then to learn that even the most highly regarded games aren't always finished by those who play them.
Using the PlayStation 4's handy Trophy tracking feature, we were able to take a look at some of the biggest games of 2015 (so far) and get an idea of how many players are taking them all the way to the end. Presented in alphabetical order, here are 11 games and their percentage completion. Note that these percentages only pertain to the PlayStation 4 versions of games, even where they are multi-platform. And don't worry – we'll keep this spoiler free. Just because we are talking about the endings of games, doesn't mean we have to define them.
Axiom Verge – Completing the Metroid inspired platformer falls into the "rare" category at 21.3%
Batman: Arkham Knight – Arkham Knight has only been out for a handful of weeks, and does feature a few endings depending on your various levels of completion. The ending that doesn't involve getting 100% of everything in the game, but does require completing much of the side content, currently sits at 19.7%.
Bloodborne – Bloodborne has a handful of endings, but the one that lets you open the door for new game + currently sits at 31.9% – which is frankly higher than I thought it would be considering the game's challenge.
Broken Age – The "Complete Act II" ending has currently been achieved by 28.5% of players. There is another, however, titled "Unbroken" that is defined as "Complete Broken Age" which is slightly lower at 25.1%.
Dying Light – The fun with parkour and zombies game from the makers of Dead Island has a healthy completion percentage at 37.9%.
For more percentages for games like The Witcher 3 and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, head to page two.
Evolve – Evolve is tricky because it doesn't have a campaign per se, but the standard which I think many would be consider the game complete – unlocking all the hunters and monsters – has only been completed by 7.1% of Evolve players.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – I was particularly interested in this Trophy, curious to see how many people bought the game just for the Final Fantasy XV demo. According to the stats, 12.1% of players completed the the game's eighth and final chapter.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Similar to the curiosity I had related to Bloodborne, I wanted to see how many people have been able to complete the notoriously difficult Hotline Miami sequel. The answer is 26.1%, and much like Bloodborne, it is higher than I expected.
Mortal Kombat X – Mortal Kombat X is not a game you stop playing after you beat the story, but I wanted to know how many players pursued its narrative mode. It turns out it's quite a few, with a comparatively high 41.9%.
The Order: 1886 - Story is The Order's main focus, so it's no surprise to learn than just under half of its players did make it to the credits at 42.4%.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – The Witcher is huge and hasn't been out very long, which makes its 12.3% completion rate not too surprising.
Are these numbers surprising? Or about what you expected?