How long to beat Trover Saves the Universe

A look at the amount of gameplay you can expect from Trover Saves the Universe.

Gamers interested in picking up a copy of Trover Saves the Universe all ask the same question, how long does it take to beat the game? In the past, games like Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality surprised players with a brief campaign, lasting around 2 hours in duration. This resulted in a degree of backlash due to the game’s purchase price, though it’s not uncommon for VR campaigns to be somewhat brief.

In contrast, Trover Saves the Universe is a completely different game. Not only does it boast a different story, but you’re not required to play in VR like you were in Rick and Morty: Virtal Rick-Ality. For those worried that Trover Saves the Universe will be too short to warrant a purchase, we’ve put together a quick guide breaking down how long it’ll take you to beat Trover Saves the Universe.

How Long to Beat Trover Saves the Universe

It should take you anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to beat Trover Saves the Universe.
It should take you anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to beat Trover Saves the Universe.
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Based on our experience with Trover Saves the Universe, and feedback posted by other players, we estimate the game will take you anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to beat. As with most games, much of this depends on how you decide to play the game. In Trover Saves the Universe, you’re not only given the freedom to explore, but also to linger around in various locations.

For example, if you want to stay inside the apartment at the beginning of the game and watch TV, you totally can. If you want to hang around and talk to an interesting NPC, you’ll find they don’t repeat the same short lines over and over.

In general, Trover Saves the Universe has a surprising amount of “background content” to enjoy that can vastly increase the amount of time it’ll take you to beat if you want to experience everything, rather than rush through the game. The background content itself was touched upon in our interview with lead artist JD Cragg at PAX East 2019.

“We have hours and hours of dialogue,” Cragg explained. “You can actually just stand there and do nothing and they’ll just keep talking. They’re not repeating lines, they have a whole bunch of stuff they’ll talk about. You can even go back in a level – like in the demo you played you can go back in the apartment – and watch TV for a while.”

Based on this knowledge, you can expect Trover Saves the Universe to take 3 hours to beat if you avoid background content and exploration, 4 hours as a nice mix, and 5 hours if you want to experience everything the game has to offer. While Trover Saves the Universe is relatively short, it’s definitely worth buying and experiencing. Not only is the game absolutely hilarious, but it’s genuinely fun to play.

Now that you know how long it’ll take to beat Trover Savee the Universe, what are your thoughts on the game? Have you played and enjoyed it, or are you planning to buy it and give it a try? Let us know down in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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