Weekend Open Forum: Your most and least played Steam games

By on December 20, 2013, 6:30 PM
steam, gaming

Steam recently kicked off their Holiday sale and inevitably many of us will do little to resist the opportunity of adding a few titles to our collections. Some will prove to be good investments, providing hours of entertainment at a heavily discounted price, while others might amount to nothing more than an impulse buy you fire up a couple of times and soon forget all about. Hopefully you’ll get more of the former than the latter.

In this week’s open forum we want you to revisit your personal stats for some hindsight on how wisely your dollars have been spent in the past. What’s your most and least played games on Steam? Head to your library and sort titles by playtime for a quick overview at the total number of hours spent on each game.

As a side note, we've updated our forum software to the latest Xenforo release, and you can now drag and drop images into the reply box. If you want to brag about (or shame yourself) sharing your Steam stats feel free to post a screenshot like the one on top -- which belongs to Matt, by the way.




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toooooot said:

Gmod, left4dead

2 people like this | WangDangDoodle said:

Once upon a time I was so desperate to recreate the golden age of Diablo II that I'd buy damn near anything Action-RPG with a birdseye view. At my lowest point, I preordered Darkspore for like 49.99?, and the game was the worst P.O.S. I barely ever played! It's still there, in my list of games, taunting me. If there was a I-preordered-Darkspore-and-now-I-hate-myself-support group, I'd be the president. :p

Most played... Mass Effect 2, at 186 Hours played.

Puiu Puiu said:

Once upon a time I was so desperate to recreate the golden age of Diablo II that I'd buy damn near anything Action-RPG with a birdseye view. At my lowest point, I preordered Darkspore for like 49.99?, and the game was the worst P.O.S. I barely ever played! It's still there, in my list of games, taunting me. If there was a I-preordered-Darkspore-and-now-I-hate-myself-support group, I'd be the president. :p

Most played... Mass Effect 2, at 186 Hours played.

how many times did you do the campaign to get so many hours?

My most played is CS 1.6. I've been playing it for way too many years. Just bought CS:GO a few weeks ago. It's ok, but not great.

3 people like this | Panda218 Panda218 said:

Dota 2 - 1,715 hours...

And yes I know I have a problem!

amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

I have 70 games on my Steam account and some I just bought to collect, others to play. Says I have 16 installed. (Just right-click on Library in Steam)

Far Cry 3 for $7 was a nice little holiday treat, once I finish Infinite (just started) I might give that a try.

1 person liked this | TitoBXNY TitoBXNY said:

Don't feel bad, I could have written your comment and it would have been me. I purchased the Dark Spore limited edition. I bought a game on Steam called Ben there Dan that, I can't figure our how to remove it from my Steam details so I don't see it.

Once upon a time I was so desperate to recreate the golden age of Diablo II that I'd buy damn near anything Action-RPG with a birdseye view. At my lowest point, I preordered Darkspore for like 49.99?, and the game was the worst P.O.S. I barely ever played! It's still there, in my list of games, taunting me. If there was a I-preordered-Darkspore-and-now-I-hate-myself-support group, I'd be the president. :p

Most played... Mass Effect 2, at 186 Hours played.

LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

Borderlands 2 with 72 hours followed by Left 4 Dead 2 with 51.

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

Most played: L4D 2 = 2288 hours

Least Played: Sniper Elite: Nazi Army = 2 hours

JC713 JC713 said:

Most played games: Supreme Commander 2 and Black Ops 2

Least played: Probably some game that I bought and never really had time to play.

Ryker Tong said:

Most Played:

Planetside 2: 267 Hours

Civilization V: 225 Hours

Least Played:

Bastion: 16 Minutes

Dream: 16 Minutes

Torchlight II: 25 Minutes

DLC Quest: 33 Minutes

penn919 said:

I know you guys will probably think I'm weird, but the only game I've actually fully played through on steam was Alien vs Predator (2010). I've got a total of about 25 games in my library right now (I'm a late steam adopter) which includes Bioshock Infinite, Batman Arkham Asylum, Batman Arkham City, and just now Crysis and I haven't even played them yet. They're just sitting there in my library....DAMN YOU STEAM!

Seriously I should consider removing steam from my computer. I can't resist the deals, but I don't have enough time to play.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

BFBC2 as most played. Least is multiple games bought in Humble Bundles etc.

Games I buy on steam sales I usually want to play.

Experimentongod said:

Most played:

Duke Nukem Forever 69 h

Just Cause 2 65 h

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 56 h

Dead Island 54 h

Torchlight 48 h

Portal 2 45 h

RAGE 42 h

Least played:

(About 2/3 half of my library with 0 playtime, mostly indies)

Games I started and for some reason didn't continue:

Amnesia: The Dark Descent 0.5 h

Off-Road Drive 0.5 h

Left 4 Dead 0.9 h

Aquaria 0.6 h

Short games I finished:

Home 1.2 h

Dear Esther 1.1 h

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Most played: Mafia II with 130 hours. Least played: COD MW 2 & BO with 14 hours between the two. They were a total waste of money because I only played the single player campaign and managed to finish both within that time. Online multiplayer games just aren't my bag. That said, I only have 10 Steam games in my library. Steam is just not a very viable option for me or in my country.

Experimentongod said:

Least played: COD MW 2 & BO with 14 hours between the two. They were a total waste of money because I only played the single player campaign and managed to finish both within that time. Online multiplayer games just aren't my bag.

A lot of people don't like multiplayer games (myslef included), there's nothing wrong with them, it's just that you don't always have a good connection (ISP, country, etc.). And then, if you like to wait to buy your games when they're on sale, most of the time the multiplayer community is practically non-existent by the time you get around to playing them.

Nobina Nobina said:

My most played game is Dota 2 with 12 hours. Least played TF2, 9 hrs. I don't play many games on steam. Acctually I don't play much games at all, compared to you with thousands of hours.

BlueDrake said:

I have no actual shame admitting anything. I've lately also gone back and played otherwise ignored games, so I would actually see if what from bundles was actually worthwhile.

Guest said:

Steam games:

left 4 dead = 316 hours

left 4 dead 2 = 123 hours

dota 2 = 2hours

metro 2033 = 57 minutes

total war grand master collection (steam sale) = download mode

non-steam games:

starcraft: broodwar = since 1998; battlenet on-and-off since 2001; then daily to weekly since 2009

diablo 2: lod = since 2001; battlent on-and-off since 2001; then daily to weekly around 2009; then seldom now

starcraft II: wol = since October 2012, seldom now

starcraft II: hots = since about a week ago

diablo 3 = since October 2012, four to five time a month now

Guest said:

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars -- 128hrs

Dawn of War 2 -- 81hrs

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition -- 33hrs

Company of Heroes 2 -- 29hrs

Call of Duty MW3 -- 18.7hrs

Call of Duty Ghosts - 18.7hrs

Red Alert 3 -- 17.1hrs

World in Conflict -- 15.9 hrs

Renegade Ops -- 14hrs

Country-Strike Global Offensive - 0.2 hrs

Anomaly Warzone Earth - 0.1 hrs

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Have I ever mentioned I don't have a life? Of course not! I don't like talking about it. Here is part of my confession.

Star Trek Online - 734 hrs on record

Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga - 499 hrs on record

The Lord of the Rings Online? - 118 hrs on record

Divinity II: Developer's Cut - 50 hrs on record

Tomb Raider - 49 hrs on record

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - 37 hrs on record

I have 9 in my library I haven't played, so I have no opinion on those. There is one I had before adding it to my Steam library. Dead Space controls seem so sluggish to me, making it unpleasant for me. I was hoping adding it through Steam would have corrected the issue. Playing Dead Space to me is about as annoying as adding pointer trails to a mouse. In the end you end up concentrating too much on movement, instead of actual game-play.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Civ V - 89 hours

Torchlight 2 - 40 hours

Overlord - 34 hours

Defence Grid - 34 Hours

I have a few games I've never played but picked up with good intentions These include; Retro City Rampage, Sins of a solar Empire and SW: Knights of the old republic.

Peter Farkas said:

Out of my items on Steam the followings are the leaders:

234 hrs - Day of Defeat Source

136 hrs - X-com UFO Defense (1994)

96 hrs - X-COM Enemy Unknown (2012)

83 hrs - Civilization V

63 hrs - Mass Effect 2

Least played:

0.2 hrs - Half-Life 2 Deathmatch

0.3 hrs Team Fortress 2

Cheers,

Peter

ikesmasher said:

I have about 775 hours for CS:S.

But that game has run its course for me now......God knows how I managed to put that much time into it O.o

mailpup mailpup said:

1,034 hours for CS:S

All of it offlline.

I don't know my least played Steam game because I uninstall games that I don't play anymore.

t3chn0vamp said:

Most Played: Counter Strike

Least Played: Dota

Zeutrinox Zeutrinox said:

TF2: 770 Hours [totallylegitnoidle]

Portal 2: 1 hour.

And hundreds of other indie games that worth 20 that I never want to download.

olefarte olefarte, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

Being retired with nothing else to do.....

Borderlands 2, close to 2700 hours and still going.

Metro: Last Light , 9 hours. Probably the only one here that didn't like it.

Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

Most played:

Call of Duty: Black Ops II MP - 219hrs

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 87hrs

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction - 85hrs

Left 4 Dead 2 - 84hrs

Borderlands 2 - 63hrs

Least played:

80+ titles, mostly indie games and old classics like Commandos

Staff
Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Being retired with nothing else to do.....

Borderlands 2, close to 2700 hours and still going.

Metro: Last Light , 9 hours. Probably the only one here that didn't like it.

9 hours with a game you don't like is some serious dedication lol.

2 people like this | olefarte olefarte, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

Being retired with nothing else to do.....

Borderlands 2, close to 2700 hours and still going.

Metro: Last Light , 9 hours. Probably the only one here that didn't like it.

9 hours with a game you don't like is some serious dedication lol.

The key phrase here is "nothing else to do". lol

WangDangDoodle said:

Once upon a time I was so desperate to recreate the golden age of Diablo II that I'd buy damn near anything Action-RPG with a birdseye view. At my lowest point, I preordered Darkspore for like 49.99?, and the game was the worst P.O.S. I barely ever played! It's still there, in my list of games, taunting me. If there was a I-preordered-Darkspore-and-now-I-hate-myself-support group, I'd be the president. :p

Most played... Mass Effect 2, at 186 Hours played.

how many times did you do the campaign to get so many hours?

My most played is CS 1.6. I've been playing it for way too many years. Just bought CS:GO a few weeks ago. It's ok, but not great.

I can't remember how many times I did the campaign. Let's just go with MANY! I had to see it from every angle. Also, I spent a lot of time messing around with character creation trying to get the female version to look like Claudia Black (Farscape/SG1). lol

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

look like Claudia Black (Farscape/SG1). lol
Ahh! The Peacekeeper or System Lord!? lol

WangDangDoodle said:

look like Claudia Black (Farscape/SG1). lol
Ahh! The Peacekeeper or System Lord!? lol

Right on!

Joshw Joshw said:

I switched to PC this year and I already have 130 games, so there's 50+ that I haven't played yet.

but my most played are:

1. GTA 4 - 32hrs

2. Far Cry 3 - 31hrs

3. TF2 - 25hrs

4. Deus Ex Human Rev - 17hrs

5. Civilization V - 16hrs

Guest said:

Left4dead 1, 150 hours

left4dead 2, 175 hours

(got left4dead bundle during steam sales last july for about 7.99$)

GeforcerFX GeforcerFX said:

Alright 281 games in my library,of which I have played more then a hour in around 50 of, my 10 highest game hours are.

1. Test Drive Unlimited 2: 682 hours on record (just got back into this, prob gonna be 700 before 2014)

2. Bad Company 2: 499 hours (not even kidding might have to hop on for an hour to even that up)

3. Modern Warfare 2: 282 hours

4. Warframe: 273 hours (will be 300 before 2014)

5. Supreme Commander 2: 228 hours (have a great game going atm on this vs AI)

6. Killing Floor: 138 hours (thought I had more)

7. Left 4 Dead: 128 hours (ahh the good old days)

8. Fallout New Vegas: 107 hours (just started DLC)

9. Left 4 Dead 2: 89 hours

10: GTA IV: 80 hours

and 230 games (and counting dam you steam sales)to play through still, need to get some more head way on this, not having cable or netflix anymore should help me get going on that.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

My Steam account was hacked a while back so everything was reset. I'm sure I've played L4D2 more than any other game. But current stats show:

Borderlands 2 - 122 hours

Unstoppable Gorge - 0.3 hours

misor misor said:

Left 4 dead, 318 hours and counting.

left 4 dead 2, 123 hours and counting.

DanUK DanUK said:

How do you sort by hours played? I'm in the client and I can't seem to find that option, or can you only do it on the website version?

Anyway I think my most played is almost definitely DOTA 2 at 827 hours although I don't play as much anymore.

I've got plenty of games that I've bought and never played (damn you steam sale/humble bundle!)

1 person liked this | GeforcerFX GeforcerFX said:

How do you sort by hours played? I'm in the client and I can't seem to find that option, or can you only do it on the website version?

Anyway I think my most played is almost definitely DOTA 2 at 827 hours although I don't play as much anymore.

I've got plenty of games that I've bought and never played (damn you steam sale/humble bundle!)

go to your steam profile and click games on the right hand side, then all games tab up top, then it will have two options for listing playtime and name.

1 person liked this | Peter Farkas said:

How do you sort by hours played? I'm in the client and I can't seem to find that option, or can you only do it on the website version?

Anyway I think my most played is almost definitely DOTA 2 at 827 hours although I don't play as much anymore.

I've got plenty of games that I've bought and never played (damn you steam sale/humble bundle!)

go to your steam profile and click games on the right hand side, then all games tab up top, then it will have two options for listing playtime and name.

it took me a little while for figuring this out on my own.. lol

Chris Barry Chris Barry said:

Gmod, left4dead

Your just getting these games....?

mailpup mailpup said:

Who said anything about just getting any of these games? "Your most and least played Steam games," is the subject.

ScreenShotShit ScreenShotShit said:

Feels good man. I am still no good at dota 2.

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1 person liked this | DanUK DanUK said:

go to your steam profile and click games on the right hand side, then all games tab up top, then it will have two options for listing playtime and name.

Thanks, I was trying to do it via the library which is where I went wrong!

To be fair, the article does say "Head to your library and sort titles by playtime for a quick overview at the total number of hours spent on each game." which I think is a little misleading.

treetops treetops said:

Once upon a time I was so desperate to recreate the golden age of Diablo II that I'd buy damn near anything Action-RPG with a birdseye view. At my lowest point, I preordered Darkspore for like 49.99?, and the game was the worst P.O.S. I barely ever played! It's still there, in my list of games, taunting me. If there was a I-preordered-Darkspore-and-now-I-hate-myself-support group, I'd be the president. :p

Most played... Mass Effect 2, at 186 Hours played.

me2 I gave up on hack and slashes but I hear good things about the new free path of exile

veLa veLa said:

Most:

Counter-Strike: Source - 1,905 hrs on record

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 152 hrs on record

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor - 147 hrs on record

Killing Floor - 106 hrs on record

Least:

Medal of Honor Single Player - 0.2 hrs on record

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Least:

Medal of Honor Single Player - 0.2 hrs on record

You must have decided you didn't like the game, based on character creation. lol

Guest said:

Left 4 dead bundle: about 100 hours each for left 4 dead and left 4 dead 2

download mode for age of empires legacy bundle...

(I wish blizzard would allow HD mods for starcraft: broodwar and release it thru steam for 5$)

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