What are your top 10 played Steam games in hours?

Wow, my numbers are a lot lower than I would expect. I have to filter out stuff that my kids have artificially inflated: Terraria, Plants vs. Zombies (although I put my fair share of hours into that), VVVVVV (same), and Geometry Dash.

Then my list looks like this:

Gnomoria (84h)
Pinball FX (75h)
FTL (53h)
Torchlight (52h) – That was research for work
XCOM (46h)
Invisible Inc (38h)
X-COM: UFO Defense (31h)
Axiom Verge (29h)
Dust: An Elysian Tale (27h)
SpaceChem (24h) – would be lots more if iPad hours were included!

If I had Dawn of Discovery on Steam, you’d see more hours in that than anything else, easily.

  1. Dragon Age: Origins (223h)
  2. The Witcher 3 (195h)
  3. Skyrim (173h)
  4. Rocksmith 2014 (108h)
  5. Mass Effect 2 (105h)
  6. Bioshock Infinite (94h)
  7. Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition (85h)
  8. Saints Row: The Third (82h)
  9. Dark Souls III (77h)
  10. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (64h)

I excluded TyperShark! Deluxe (101h) and Estranged: Act I (71h) because those were clearly left running in the background overnight. I’m pretty sure I never even went past the menu in Estranged…

  1. Magic 2014 307 hrs
  2. Stardew Valley 180 hrs
  3. Age of Wonders III 162 hrs
  4. Don’t Starve Together 136 hrs
  5. Left 4 Dead 2 113 hrs
  6. Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale 92 hrs
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 89 hrs
  8. Gnomoria 83 hrs
  9. Europa Universalis IV 78 hrs
  10. Reus 75 hrs

There are number of games I have that aren’t through steam that would bump those bottom ones off i think.

Sadly, my highest is Rocksmith 2014.

This is sad, because I still can’t play guitar worth a damn ;)

  1. Shogun 2 – 1,423
  2. Rome 2 – 534
  3. L4D2 – 445
  4. L4D – 418
  5. Battlefield Bad Company – 407
  6. Xcom: EU – 368
  7. Medieval II – 283 (really 2 or 3 times higher, played a lot of this one on a retail copy)
  8. TF2 – 268
  9. TW: Attila – 192
  10. Farm Sim 15 – 169

That’s like the most personal question I was ever asked :o
Only one I am not ashamed of up there is Desktop Dungeons, 250 hours in Steam, probably as much outside (hurray for their independant cloud saving!).
Well and KSP of course.

  1. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – 1,113 (hangs head in shame)
  2. Crusader Kings II – 665
  3. EU IV – 524
  4. Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations – 431
  5. Civ V – 430
  6. Witcher 3 — 214
  7. Skyrim – 192
    8… Hearts of Iron 4 — 172
  8. EU III – 149
  9. Age of Wonders III — 111


I’m glad there isn’t an accurate tally of Everquest…

I am actually embarrassed to find that I didn’t spend a lot of time in a game! And I am surprised to see that I spent more times on Dungeons of Dredmor than on Spelunky, my all time favourite rogue-like.

Next pictured: Valkyria Chronicles, Civ V, Civ IV, Xcom, Rome Total War (all within an hour of each other)

Some games that would likely appear were they tracked on Steam: Kerbal, Minecraft, Mass Effect (played multiple times on Xbox, and another two on Steam).

Like @robc04 I have quite a few hours in The Witcher 3 (probably around 150 or so at this point). I am meticulous about letting my games run without me playing them though, I enjoy tracking my time played! So these numbers are pretty accurate, or should be.

I’m not proud (double fun, I probably haven’t played TF2 in 3-5 years), and I really miss Global Agenda. The new Overwatch hero Ana reminds me of how fun and unique a poison medic spec was in that game.

459 hours on Spelunky!? You’re crazy!

LOL yeah, I’ve played (and will continue to play) a lot of Spelunky, honestly it’s probably my favorite little time killer. I can watch Netflix or listen to podcasts or whatever and play Spelunky for hours. I’ve never scored the REALLY big numbers, and I’ve yet to actually beat the 5th world boss (the hidden one) but I’ve tackled him more than a few times and I beat the game proper quite a few times as well. Much love for Splunky here. ;)

  1. Sid Meier’s Civilization V - 1,229
  2. Terraria - 624
  3. Dungeons of Dredmor - 171
  4. Lord of the Rings Online - 153
  5. FTL: Faster Than Light - 137
  6. Dawn of Discovery - 133
  7. Plants vs Zombies - 119
  8. Skyrim - 99
  9. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword - 91
  10. Borderlands - 89

Seems about right. I bet FF XIV would be up there if I launched it through the Steam client.

Aw, you sicken me with your lack of commitment to LOTRO :p

  • LOTRO - 639
  • TF2 - 326
  • Rocket League 114
  • Craft The World - 80
  • Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe - 71
  • Farming Simulator 15 - 62
  • Nom Nom Galaxy - 60
  • Chivalry - 57
  • Frozen Synapse - 53
  • Shadow of Mordor - 46

Honourable mentions - Fallout 4 (45hr) / Majesty 2 (41hr) / Oblivion (39hrs…though this should be much more)

Some odd ones in there for sure.

It is interesting to look at my list on the higher hours played, and a bit sobering to know that my MOBA or MMO numbers bury the Steam games, but then…

It is downright depressing to look at the number of games with trivial amounts played that I know I scooped up as a “deal” in some sale or another. Oh my lord do I waste money on something that the numbers tell me I don’t even care much about. And this is not just the “back log” argument. These are games that I opened up, played for what in my memory was a period of time, and yet the stats tell me I barely looked at the things.

I don’t think I used LOTRO through Steam until after Rohan came out. I’m sure it’d rank up there with Civ V if all the other time counted, too.

Fuck clicker heroes. The thing I can take away most from my Steam library stats is that I have way too many games and a short attention span.

It seemed unfair to me to discriminate non-Steam games (gog, f2p, origin), so I did a more general list

  1. Smite 700 hous
  2. Dominions 4 238 hours
  3. Battlefield 3 222 hours
  4. The Witcher 3 200 hours
  5. Arma 2 190 hours
  6. Battlefield 4 143 hours
  7. Arma 3 135 hours
  8. Skyrim 105 hours
  9. Tribes: Ascend 100 hours
  10. Fallout 4 80 hours / Company of Heroes 80h

(in slightly more older games, it’s missing 500 hours of Infiltration, my first mp game that I played in a regular way).