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The Hardest and Easiest Games to Complete on Steam

Whether it’s out of sheer boredom, or the challenges proving a tad too daunting, countless games have been left unconquered. And with over 14,000 games released in just one year – a 38% increase compared to five years ago – gamers are constantly tempted by a flood of new titles, with around 40 new games hitting the shelves daily.

Intrigued, the experts at BestCasinoSites.net embarked on a quest to uncover which video games on Steam are the most and least ‘beatable’, based on the number of players who make it to the end.

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Key findings:

  • Resident Evil and The Walking Dead are the most ‘beatable’ game franchises
  • Only 3.7% of gamers managed to beat Doom 3: BFG Edition
  • Almost 95% of Resident Evil 3 players gave up after achieving their first story achievement

The Hardest Games to Complete

Rank

Name

% of people who started game (got first achievement)

% of people who beat game’s story

1

Doom 3: BFG Edition

39.30

3.7

2

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition

42.60

6.5

3

Just Cause 4 Reloaded

49.50

7.0

4

Saints Row

87.80

7.4

5

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III

38.30

7.8

6

Serious Sam 3: BFE

71.40

8.6

7

Assassin’s Creed® Origins

69.90

9.2

8

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series

60.10

9.5

9

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

43.70

10.2

10

Dead Rising® 2

46.40

10.4

11

Pathologic 2

72.40

10.7

12

Nioh: Complete Edition

76.80

11.1

13

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

58.60

11.8

14=

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

69.60

12.0

14=

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

90.90

12.0

For the complete data of all 176 games analysed, please click here.

Doom 3: BFG Edition, a 2012 remake of the 2004 classic, has emerged as the toughest game to beat with demon hordes spilling through a portal to Hell. While a notable 39% of players reached the first story achievement, only a daring 3.7% managed to conquer this intense sci-fi first-person shooter.

The second hardest game to beat is Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, with a mere 6.5% success rate despite 42% of players diving into the action. Awarded Game of the Year in 2008, the title triumphed over a lineup of fantastic titles including Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable 2. Its successor, Grand Theft Auto V (second best-selling title of all time), boasts a higher completion rate of 23%.

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Known for its addictive open-world and sandbox mayhem, in third place is Just Cause 4 Reloaded (2018) with a main game completion rate of just 7%. Trailing behind in fourth is the over-the-top, action-fuelled Saints Row (2023), where only 7.4% of players managed to beat the game with a significant 87% giving up after achieving their first story achievement.

Rounding off the top five hardest-to-beat games is Call of Duty®: Black Ops III – the twelfth entry in the franchise – where players are thrust into futuristic warfare against cutting-edge military robots. Currently, only 7.8% of real-life warriors have conquered the game.

The most ‘beatable’ games revealed

Rank

Name

% of people who started game (got first achievement)

% of people who beat game’s story

1

Resident Evil 3 – Remake

94.80

69.0

2

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

75.60

64.6

3

The Walking Dead: Season Two

88.00

64.5

4=

The Walking Dead: The Final Season

82.90

64.3

4=

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

91.20

64.3

6

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries

86.70

64.0

7

Resident Evil Village

86.50

61.1

8

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series

88.90

60.5

9

The Wolf Among Us

90.10

59.4

10

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

85.60

59.1

11

Resident Evil 4 – Remake

88.90

59.0

12

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

94.00

58.7

13

Yakuza 4 Remastered

69.70

57.7

14

Yakuza 5 Remastered

88.60

55.1

15

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3

84.70

54.3

For the complete data of all 176 games analysed, please click here.

BestCasinoSites.net can also reveal that Resident Evil 3 is the most ‘beatable’ game, with an applaudable 69% of gamers completing the story. The remake of the 1999 original came out in 2020 and follows protagonist Jill Valentine’s escape from the zombie-infested Raccoon City, all while being chased relentlessly by killer monster, Nemesis. Moreover, Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 – Remake have also made the top 15, with a completion rate of  61.1% and 59%, respectively.

The second most ‘beatable’ game is the 2014 stealth-action gameMetal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, with an impressive 64.6% beating the game.

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The apocalyptic setting seems to be a win among players, with four instalments from the Walking Dead series making the top ten. With a main game completion rate of 64.5%The Walking Dead Season 2 places third, while The Walking Dead: Final Season, and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier tie for fourth at 64.3%. But perhaps it is the straightforward narrative style of Telltale games that contributes to the high completion rate with six of the top 10 coming from the game studio.

The fight against the undead continues with The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries ranking sixth (64%), although a whopping 86.7% of players decided to abandon the zombie wasteland forever only after reaching their first story achievement.