BioShock, The Witcher 3, And Portal 2: Video Games With The Most Speedruns

A study by unveils the video games with the most speedruns, crowning Irrational Games’ BioShock as the champion. The report delves into the fastest and longest speedruns, showcasing the top 10 games and their speedrun statistics.

BioShock, The Witcher 3, And Portal 2: Video Games With The Most Speedruns

Speedrunning, an instance of completing a video game, has become a captivating subculture. A new study by sheds light on the titles dominating this scene. BioShock, the dystopian creation of Irrational Games, claims the top spot with an impressive 54,411 speedruns, setting the pace for an intriguing exploration of the gaming realm.

Candace Healy, head of branding at commented on the findings:

Irrational Games’ “BioShock”, which places first in the ranking, is a game that is highly recommended for speedrunners due to its clear level design, flexible Plasmids and Tonics, sequence breaking possibilities, and a compelling narrative with skippable cutscenes. The game’s accessibility and availability across multiple platforms, along with the vibrant and committed speedrunning community, encourages ongoing rivalry and teamwork.”

Top games with the most speedruns

Irrational Games’ masterpiece, BioShock, takes the lead with 54,411 speedruns, despite its average playtime of nearly 15 hours. The quickest run clocks in at an astonishing 54 minutes and 10 seconds, challenging players to navigate the underwater dystopia of Rapture.

Securing second place with 50,196 speedruns, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offers a vast open world and intricate storytelling. The quickest speedrun for this 2015 release is an impressive 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 1 second.

Portal 2, the acclaimed puzzle-platformer by Valve Corporation, claims the third spot with 49,928 speedruns. With its surreal universe and cutting-edge gameplay, the quickest recorded speedrun stands at 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 8 seconds.

Portal secures the fourth spot with 46,858 total speedruns, featuring a unique gaming experience known for testing players’ intelligence and sense of humor, with the quickest speedrun recorded at 6 minutes and 53 seconds. BioShock Infinite claims the fifth position with 44,885 speedruns, offering players a narrative-rich environment involving moral decisions, fierce gunfights, and intricate storytelling, with its quickest speedrun completed in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Tomb Raider (2013) takes the sixth place, amassing 44,754 total speedruns, guiding players on an adventurous journey with the young Lara Croft, and the fastest speedrun recorded at 3 hours, 30 minutes, and 46 seconds.

BioShock 2 secures seventh place with 42,189 total speedruns, immersing players in a morally ambiguous world with rich gaming mechanics, where the quickest completion stands at 3 hours, 58 minutes, and 24 seconds—remarkably faster than the average completionist speedrun time of 24 hours and 51 minutes. Grand Theft Auto V lands in eighth place with 40,667 total speedruns, capturing attention with its captivating virtual environment, and the fastest recorded speedrun at 5 hours, 22 minutes, and 4 seconds.

Borderlands 2 claims the ninth position with 37,262 total speedruns, known for its iconic combination of gunplay, weaponry, and dark humor, featuring an average speed run time of 59 hours and 5 minutes, with the fastest speedrun completed in 2 hours, 20 minutes, and 20 seconds. Completing the ranking in the tenth spot is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with 35,033 total speedruns. This open-world RPG, released in 2011, boasts the longest speedrun completion time at 140 hours, with the quickest recorded speedrun standing at 27 minutes and 36 seconds.

The race against time in virtual worlds shows no signs of slowing down, promising more records to be shattered and new gaming legends to emerge.