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How to easily view hours played, check playtime in Garry’s Mod on PC!

Find out how you can view your hours played in Garry’s Mod
How to easily view hours played, check playtime in Garry’s Mod on PC!

View hours played check playtime Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod is not your usual game, it's a sandbox game where you can break the limits of physics and play with things you created. Of course, it's not another Minecraft where you can mine, craft, build and create mechanisms with Redstone Dust. It's a more complex game (if you can call it that), which offers great freedom. Garry's Mod is only available via the Steam app on PC, so that's the only place where you can check how much time you played it.

How to check time played in Garry's Mod with Steam on PC

It is a straightforward method, which we have covered in several guides like the one where we describe how you can view your hours played in Destiny 2 for example. Using Steam to measure hours played isn't accurate in most cases, but for Garry's Mod, it's just fine. Here is how to view how much time you've played Garry's Mod.

  1. Launch the Steam app on your PC and visit your Game Library.
  2. Find Garry's Mod on the list, and click on it.
  3. You can view your total play time for Garry's Mod on the game's info page.
Steam infobar with Play Time counter

There is one more option to view the time you've played Garry's Mod: summon the Steam Overlay while in-game.

  1. Launch Garry's Mod, if it opens in windowed mode, read our guide about how to make it go full screen.
  2. Press Shift+Tab to open the Overlay.
  3. You can view your friends online, what they are playing, and even things like community features and playtime on this screen.
  4. The playtime is located in the upper left corner, and there are three numbers: current session time counter, playtime counter for the past two weeks, and overall playtime.

Garry's Mod is a game for the modders and gamers

It's natural that you spend a lot of time in games like Garry's Mod. There is a great community and much user-made content you can download and merge with your creations. There are, of course, much more options in this game than Minecraft or other sandbox games, and the list of settings is also overwhelming. If you are wondering how many hours you played with Garry's Mod, the two methods above are your best choices.

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