For gamers interested in picking up Man of Medan, one question that's often asked is how long it takes to beat the game. Other questions center around how similar the game is to previous hit title from Supermassive Games, Until Dawn. While the gameplay itself can feel similar, the story is new and stakes are higher as all characters are able to die in Man of Medan. To elaborate on this further, we’ve put together a quick guide breaking down how long it takes to beat Man of Medan.
How long to beat Man of Medan
For most gamers, their first playthrough of Man of Medan will take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours to beat. When playing the game for all of its story chapters in an attempt to get the “best” ending, you’re potentially looking at a completion time of around 10 to 15 hours. For example, it took us 11 hours to get an ending we were satisfied with, but we weren’t skipping past any of the cutscenes and we had to double back in some areas.
Our “first” technical playthrough lasted around 4 and a half hours. Speaking of doubling back, there are plenty of ways to mess things up and die in Man of Medan. When a character dies, there’s always the urge to go back and replay a section in order to correct the mistakes you’ve made. This can increase your total playtime.
Furthermore, there are multiple endings depending on what you decide to do, with some endings being quicker to reach than others. Because of this, it’s important to keep in mind that completion time will vary drastically. The best estimate we can give is that Man of Medan can be completed in as little as 4 to 6 hours, similar to Until Dawn.
Meanwhile, completionists looking to take their time with Man of Medan are potentially looking at 10 to 20 hours when it comes to collecting everything, exploring each area thoroughly, etc. Other things to keep in mind include the fact that depending on your decisions, you won’t see all of the game’s 27 story chapters.
Based on what you do, you can actually miss out on chapters like Glamor Girl and Olson altogether. With that out of the way, we’ve listed all story chapters in Man of Medan below. Warning, some of the chapter names could count as “spoilers” despite the lack of context, so read at your own discretion!
Man of Medan - All Story Chapters
- Chinese Market
- The Duke
- Uninvited Guests
- Ghost Story
- Abandoned Ship
- An Escape
- Finding Friends
- Glamor Girl
- Open Deck
- Distress Signal
- Matters of the Heart
- The End
Again, to recap, Man of Medan can be completed in as little as 4 to 6 hours. For completionists, that time increases to around 10 to 20 hours depending on what you decide to do in the game. Now that you know how long Man of Medan takes to beat, we’re eager to hear your thoughts on the game. Do you still prefer Until Dawn, or did Man of Medan surprise you? Let us know down in the comments below!