Shin Megami Tensei V - How long to beat every ending, NG+

Multiple endings for Shin Megami Tensei games aren’t a new phenomenon for the series, but Shin Megami Tensei V changes things up a little if you’re a veteran going in with the usual expectations. SMT experiences are pretty hefty undertakings even if you’re looking to make only one pass, but If you want to see every ending, that’s quite a long journey. 

This guide will refrain from highlighting too many details over concerns of spoilers—it’s here to give you vague descriptions, how many hours tasks take, and how many endings there are. If any of that sounds like spoilers to you, please don’t continue, but otherwise consider this an overview you can refer to before that opening cutscene.

You can find specifics on how to obtain all of SMTV’s endings (including the ‘best’ one) in our guide. We’ve also got a breakdown on how New Game + works, including what transfers over in every mode. Please remember these are early estimates, and faster ways to achieve some tasks may be added with time.

How long does it take to beat Shin Megami Tensei V once?

Typically, it takes about 50-60 hours to beat SMTV for one relatively thorough playthrough. This is assuming you’re doing a good chunk of sidequesting, leveling, and working on your compendium. If you’re new to the series, it’s worth noting that just playing through these games once doesn’t necessarily offer the full picture. 

How many hours does it take to get every ending in SMTV?

This question isn’t quite as cut and dry, but it takes roughly 75-90 hours to see all four endings. Our estimates are based on early testing, and while faster routes may eventually be discovered, it’s the final ‘true’ ending that adds a chunk to your playtime here.

Just seeing the three, easier-to-get endings will take around 60-70 hours. This varies depending on how you use your time saving or using NG+. 

How long does a NG+ run take in Shin Megami Tensei V?

It takes about 3-4 hours to beat SMTV if you’re on New Game Plus through Reborn mode, and that’s assuming you’re moving a bit quickly since you’ve likely seen the extra bits. It’s important to understand how both NG+ modes work, and that they can have influence on your ending progression. 

Regardless, Reborn mode is the faster way to get through this way. If you’re playing through on Newborn mode, your NG+ run will take much longer because it does not carry over some of your accomplishments with the same generosity.