Hi-Fi Rush: How Long To Beat [Explained]

Learn how much time you'll need to invest in Hi-Fi Rush to complete the main story or gain 100% completion

If you’re wondering how long it takes to beat Hi-Fi Rush or about the overall game length, then you’re at the right place. The game consists of different chapters, which are labeled as tracks.” Each track tends to have different areas you can explore and many enemies that you can fight. Much of the time will be spent in exploration and combat, so the better you are at each of them, the faster you can complete the game.

Key Highlights
  • Hi-Fi Rush is a linear adventure game with 10 Chapters known as “Tracks.”
  • You can complete the main story of the Hi-Fi Rush in 8-9 hours.
  • It will take you around 10-12 hours if you complete the main storyline, and so side content.
  • If you want to attain 100% completion by unlocking all achievements, it’ll take you 15-20 hours.
  • You can complete the game faster by skipping dialogue, getting around using the perfect dash, or ending fights quickly by using combos.

Hi-Fi Rush Game Length

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Chai from Hi-Fi Rush [image by eXputer]
Hi-Fi Rush is not an open-world game, and neither does it have a huge number of collectibles for you to spend your time on. In fact, it is mostly a linear game, with the only sort of customization elements being the different attacks that you can purchase or the gearboxes that you can collect to buy more upgrades. Other than that, you go from level to level, beat up evil robots, and move on. That is why the game shouldn’t take you too long to beat.

Main Story

The Main Story consists of you fighting against different groups of robots in arena-like areas. And sometimes, at the end of a chapter, you might come across a boss fight. However, not every single chapter has a boss fight, so some are shorter than others.

But ultimately, you can expect to spend 8-9 hours if you focus on completing the main story. That means you aren’t trying to smash up every box and collect every upgrade hidden in secret areas. If you’re taking things extremely slow or plan on playing at a higher difficulty, you can expect to hit the 10-hour mark. But for most players, 8.5 hours is the average.

Main + Sides

If you’re trying to do all the side content in Hi-Fi Rush, it isn’t going to take much longer than trying to complete the main story. That is because the game is linear, and none of the areas take much time to explore.

Additionally, there aren’t exactly that many side quests. Much of the side-line stuff is collecting certain items, such as graffiti, or helping a robot get rid of some pigeons. So, if you took, let’s say, 8 hours to complete the main story, it could take you 10 hours to complete the main story and side content. But on average, players have taken 10-12 hours to do main + side content.

100% Completion

If you’re aiming for 100% Completion by acquiring every single achievement in the game, then it could take you a bit longer. There are 61 achievements to be unlocked, and some require lots of grinding, such as acquiring enough gearboxes to buy every combo and partner attack. You might even need to perform multiple runs. Therefore, you can expect to spend 15-25 hours if you’re trying to get 100% completion.

Hi-Fi Rush Chapters

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Chai and Peppermint from Hi-Fi Rush [captured by eXputer]
There are about 10 chapters or, as the game likes to refer to them, tracks in the game. These all take you to different divisions of the corporation and have their own enemies and battles. Each track tends to have Choruses, which are essentially arenas where you’ll encounter different robot enemies.

You won’t be facing any enemies outside of these arenas or choruses. Each chapter/track can vary in length depending on the number of choruses it contains. With the shortest chapters taking 20 minutes, to the longest chapters taking upwards of an hour. Here is the full list of tracks in the game and their number of choruses.

  • “Track 1: A Fresh Start” – There are 8 Choruses, and you can expect to spend 40-60 minutes on the chapter.
  • “Track 2: Power Up” – There are 10 Choruses, and you’ll likely spend 60-70 minutes on the second chapter.
  • “Track 3: Trial By (Volcanic) Fire” – Only 6 Choruses, but you’ll probably spend 45-60 minutes.  
  • “Track 4: Less Budget, More Problems” – Again, 6 Choruses, but you’ll likely need 40-50 minutes.
  • “Track 5: Breakin’ Out6 Choruses” and an estimated time of 40-50 minutes.
  • “Track 6: L.I.F.T. Me Up” – One of the shortest chapters with 3 choruses and 20 minutes to complete.
  • “Track 7: The Climb” – A relatively longer chapter with 10 Choruses and 60 minutes to complete.
  • “Track 8: A History Lesson”9 Different Choruses and an estimated time of 70-80 minutes to complete due to harder enemies.
  • “Track 9: Take The Stage” – Only one chorus, but it requires more exploration, so you can expect to spend 15-20 minutes on this chapter.
  • “Track 10: A Masterplan” 10 Choruses and an estimated time of 50-60 minutes to complete the chapter.
  • There is one final act that happens after Track 10, which is essentially the finale and isn’t marked as a track. It can take you around 60 minutes to complete.

Tips On Beating The Game Faster

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Hi-Fi Rush explosion cutscene [image by eXputer]
If you’re trying to complete the game as quickly as possible due to perhaps a shortage of time, there are a few things that you can do to ensure you’re not fasting any time. Here are a few tips which might help you complete the game in the shortest possible time.

  • Read and skip dialogue: Much of Hi-Fi Rush’s dialogue can be skipped by pressing “A” on the controller. If you activate subtitles, you can read through much of the dialogue and skip ahead. That way, you’ll know the context but won’t have to sit through the slow dialogue.
  • Skip cutscenes: It’s not recommended that you skip cutscenes, especially if you’re playing for the first time, as Hi-Fi Rush has a compelling story. But, if you’re playing for the second time or really don’t care about the story at all, then you can skip cutscenes to complete the game much faster.
  • Dash in synch: Chai doesn’t exactly run around quickly, especially because you can’t sprint. But, if you dash in synch with the rhythm of the background music, you’ll be able to perform three perfect dashes, which are much faster than regular walking.
  • Use Combos: If you want to complete choruses/fights much faster, then you need to use combos rather than hitting aimlessly. Synched Combos tend to have a higher damage output and can be useful for eliminating individual enemies much more quicker.

Hi-Fi Rush puts you in the shoes of a “future rockstar” who gets combined with his music player and gains the ability to sense the rhythm of everything around him. In the super stylish rhythmic game, you get to take down an evil corporation while synching to the rhythm of everything that happens around you. 

With that, you know all about how long to beat Hi-Fi Rush and the overall game length. In general, the game isn’t as long as some other titles out there, especially because of its linear design. But the game still offers a lot of content and many memorable moments!

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Atik Younus

Atik is a Game Guides Writer at eXputer with plenty of experience under his belt. He has a knack for well-written stories and amazing combat mechanics. When not found going on adventures with Nathan Drake, he's usually found creating 3D artwork and writing code.

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