Indian gamer takes GTA IV super-play record

Tuesday, 20th October 2009 21:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Indian 26-year-old Chirantan Patnaik has taken the official Guinness world record for the longest continuous play session of GTA IV.

Patnaik played the Rockstar epic for 40 hours 20 minutes at the offices of blog from September 4-6.

An exercise regime of running and yoga helped him reach his goal, apparently, which beats the previously held record of 28 hours and 1 minute, held by an American.

What format? He was playing the game on PS3.

Thanks, MTV.



  1. freedoms_stain

    How did he beat the finger cramp?

    powerball for a month?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. doctorstrange

    40 hours 20 minutes! Am I the only one that thinks this is actually quite short? I’m sure I’ve spent more than that playing a really good game.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Its 40hours in a row without stopping.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Syrok

    Why exactly would you want to do that?

    @doctorstrange: In one sitting? That’s almost two days.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Khanivor

    I’d be more impressed if it was an absolutely diabolical game that he managed to play for so long.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Yeah, as it happens GTAIV is hardly a challenge. I mean sure its hard to sit in front of a game for that long but i doubt he was really under any strain as to what was actually going on in the game.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Howie Feltersnatch

    What a loser. Get a life.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Enkeixpress

    From what I can remember from my stats.. It said that my most continious hours of playtime in one sitting was 50 hours.. Me & my mate done it actually, We were having alot of fun in free-mode & the time flew by!

    No big deal. :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    Of course he was playing on a PS3. You really think a 360 would have made it 40 hours? ZING!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Khanivor

    I wonder how much of that time was taken up by the firmware update. Half?


    #10 5 years ago

    It’s not that he was going for the record, it’s just that there’s nothing else worth playing on the PS3.


    #11 5 years ago
  12. SlayerGT

    I would have him beat with my 120 hours. But 110 hours of that was spent toying with the replay/movie maker. ZONG!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Howie Feltersnatch

    Too busy playing Uncharted 2 to care…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. sickpuppysoftware

    “the longest continuous play session of GTA IV”
    You mean the record was for that specific game?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Whizzo

    Makes my 12 hour session on the day I got it look rather wimpy.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DarkElfa

    I’ve beat that.

    #16 5 years ago

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