Poll Question 075 – How long do you spend playing single player games per week?

23rd March 2008

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This is just a personal curiosity. I need to spend more time playing. I know that may sound crazy but I spend much more time on the site than I do playing and that has to change.

So, this week’s Poll Question is:
How long do you spend playing single player games per week?

Is it worth it?

I need to spend more time playing because I am behind with some really good mods. I normally play the shorter ones and write a very quick review for PP but the longer ones normally take me longer than most players. Partly because I am a bad player and die a lot and partly because I hate rushing.

Perhaps a better question would be how many mods do you play a week, although that is too open. It’s a pity there isn’t some kind of universal time calculator that calculates the average required time to play each mod.

What about you, how long do you spend playing and is it worth it?

The Poll


  1. cubedude89

    between 5-10 hours for me

  2. firba1

    This really depends what mood I’m in. Sometimes I’ll play no SP games at all for months, and then I’ll play a bunch for a month or more. Other times I just play them once in a while.

  3. Nick

    I used to play HalfLife at least 10 hours a week, until I’ve played almost each and every SP map and mod I could get my hands on. Like PP i’m an mediocre player and have to safe a lot and go about a level very carefully, therefor taking more time to finish it. Until I get my hands on Episode 2 it seems that nowadays I spend a lot more time roaming this site than actually play. Witch is not at all a punishment!

  4. VeeSPIKE

    I do not play as much as I used to, mostly because this rig is getting a little old and most new games won’t run on it or will not run well. So I look for mods that look interesting, or pick up older games that I have not played (Steam has been good for that.)

  5. BlueScout

    I think I average about 5 hours a week on a good week. But that’s “quality time” 😉

  6. Stef

    5 to 10 hours a week but closer to 5…sometimes I really get upset because my aim is to play everything related with the game I own but there is still lots of stuff coming out for old games Duke Nukem and Quake 1 and a lot for recent games so when i’m in a games I really can focus on it for several month (actually maps and mods for Q2) but on one day it’s too much this was really the case for HL 1&2 so I play less but i’m pretty sure I will come backto play more those games soon

  7. Count_de_monet

    5-10 h a week. Sometimes I go on a binge. usually proportional to my job-related creativity stalls.

  8. senator33

    About 5 hrs/wk.

  9. paddyL

    About 8 – 10 hours though I haven’t counted them – possibly more at times if I’m into a game, or a mod as is more the case since finding my way here..

  10. I spend about 20 hours but I really only play in God mode because I like to explore places you were not ment to go to.I know Iknow but I was never one for following rules.

  11. Ade

    definitely not enough 🙁

  12. feckineejit

    My wife says I’m always killing zombies, but I could always play more. As long as there is a new map to play I’ll do a couple of hours a day and three or four hours each weekend day if I can squeeze it in. If there is no new content I would look up silly gmod videos on youtube or find half life 2 gmod comics – those are always good for a chuckle. Sometimes I’ll just play through HL2 or EP1 or 2 over again BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

  13. andrej

    Between 7-10 sometime more when I have more free time or some good mod that I`m into

  14. zockopa

    For years I played 15h+ ,but that changed three or four years ago.
    Actually its a mood thing. A couple month ago I played a bunch retail
    games in a row + several mods. But since then I stopped playing at
    all just checking a couple games but found them not interesting enough
    to continue. I guess im a bit feed up at the moment.

  15. Ade

    so where can I find the results for this one?

  16. Well, looking at Steam, I’m listed down as 58 hours in the past 2 weeks, that seems a little high though. It’s probably about 3 hours a day, 5 days a week average, so probably 15 hours, maybe 20 when I have extra free time, per week.

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