Cadence of Hyrule is the latest game from the creators behind Crypt of the NecroDancer, and it is an odd little game if you aren’t familiar with Crypt. While the game features both Zelda and Link as playable characters, as well as a plethora of enemies and locations you might be used to, the gameplay itself is entirely different. 

Rather than the usual action-adventure title you might be expecting, Cadence of Hyrule is a rhythm-based game where you have to move to the beat to be successful.  It’s also a roguelike game that emphasizes replayability rather than one long overarching story. This means you might be wondering how long is Cadence of Hyrule? To help you know what to expect, we’re here to help. 

How Long Is Cadence of Hyrule 

The important thing to keep in mind with a game like this is that it isn’t meant to only be played through once. You’re expected to run through this little roguelike several times, whether with different settings, a different character, or simply for the fun of it. This means that while a single run may be short, the game itself offers a lot more. 

A single run of the game takes somewhere in the region of five hours to complete. That includes all of the pottering about and exploration you would expect from a Zelda game. On top of this though you have various difficulties, settings, and even daily challenges. So, you’re definitely going to be playing far longer than five hours. 

As you’re here anyway, you should go and check out our Cadence of Hyrule Hub. We’ll be filling it with all of the guides and tips you need to get the most out of this wonderful game. If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not go and check out this excellent feature on difficulty by the talented team over at Twin Galaxies?