Open world games are a tough genre to develop for, whether it's the copious amounts of activities or the enormous sandbox that must be created. That being said, some games make it look effortless, even with their odd warts.
Join us as we rank the top 30 open world games of this generation. We'll only be looking at the quality of the open world with its side quests and activities throughout rather than the quality of story-telling so keep that in mind.
This list is in random order.
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Feels like we may be from different generations. If you ask me, "must plays" would be the Gothic Series (first place) as they introduced the "open world" element into RPGs. Skyrim is mediocre compared to Morrowind or Oblivion. Maybe it's just a generation thing.
Idc i like gta v, i havnt played witcher 3 yet, and zelda is alright but my favorite 2 open world games rn and will be for a while is dying light and god of war two games i can beat again and again. Until the sequals...
I was a fan of Witcher but by witcher 3 I thought it was too repetitive and the Witcher is soooo lame supposedly as a 'lover' as well as a fighter. Heck, leave your private life at hoe - witcher!As to the above tips of good games for this year/last year, all those games recommended are kind of the same as same as, in Afrikanns we say "skiet, skop en donder"! i.e. just war each other.....on and and on. I thinkt he world is lusting for another war since they are sooo ignorant as to what that would mean! Ask your old people.......... US thinks 9/11 was the end of the world kind of action..... wake up guys, 9/11 is not even .0000001 grain of what war is really like. Dresden in Germany was bombed, and bombed and bombed by US, they waited tillt he females and kids came crawling out of the ruins to look for food and then 'let them have it'. US is great when it goes to stepping on....the only reason for them to win a war is to fire atomic bomb!
The Witcher 3 is wildly (lol) overrated....it is not the best game ever; it just felt off with issues such weird interactions with your friends, linear story-telling compared to Witcher 2 and just somewhat lackluster with regard to the hype. Not even as impactful as Mass Effect 2, Bioshock or Assassin's Creed 2.
Now, Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine?! Some of the best games I have ever played. That's right...it feels like someone else made the two DLCs. The first boss fight in HoS, playing The Wedding while being buzzed myself and Scenes of a Marriage were all stunning while the increasing fright of realizing who Gauntar truly is an experience. Blood and Wine had easily the best looking locale and theme music, a great questline and two (or three) different ways to approach the end. It got voted as the best RPG game in itself and that I fully agree with. The two DLCs were a big surprise considering how....moderate Wild Hunt felt.
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This generation it should be Witcher 3 imo.
Its also considered to be one of the greatest games ever made along with Zelda.
However, to play Zelda you would ofc need to buy a nintendo again while W3 can be played on prime consoles PS4, XONE and PC.
Forgot about original Red Dead Redemption (RDR2 wasn’t out when this video was made) and how great the game and it’s open World🌎 is. It ranks as one of the best open World🌍 games ever and has plenty of interesting side quests to keep you busy for many hours.
Eekblorg Destroyer of Worlds Witcher 3 is had weird combat and a cinematic cutscene story. (At least to me, I played it for 2 hours then refunded it because it was honestly dreadful to me). I know it’s weird because I love Skyrim and they honestly seem very similar but something about the Witcher kept me from wanting to continue it. I also beat rdr2 before playing it, so its movement felt janky and the graphics seemed boring and dark to me too. Guess it didn’t age well for me?
Davis Eight Witcher 3 has better plot, gameplay, quests, world, everything. Skyrim just has character creation. Oh and also not to mention Witcher 3 isn’t filled with gamebreaking bugs and glitches like Skyrim, and every other Bethesda game.
If its about games from this generation i kinda understand some games that are in this list to be there. Yes, Witcher 3 is a good game ( all tho it did not grab me that much to be honest...) MGS 5 , Fallout4 and mad max were also very nice bit i miss games like Farcry3 and expecialy Kingdom Come Deliverance. A very deep and captivating game. But thats just my opinion.
I see a lot of people bitching about the fact that BOTW is above Witcher (and I agree that The Witcher 3 is so much better) but you all must have missed where he said the list was in no particular order.
30- Mass Effect Andromeda.
29- Infamous Second Son.
28- The Division.
27- Mad Max.
26- Just Cause 3.
25- Ghost Recon Wildlands.
24- Sniper Elite 4.
23- Final Fantasy XV.
22- Dying Light.
21- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
20- Watch Dogs 2.
19- Fallout 4.
18- Far Cry IV
17- Assassins Creed: Syndicate.
16- Sleepings Dogs: Definitive Edition. *
15- Batman: Arkham Knight.
14: Sunset Overdrive.
13: Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag.
12- Bortherlands: The Handsome Collection.
11- The Witness.
10- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.
09- Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
08- Yakuza O. *
07- Yakuza Kiwami. *
06- Forza Horizon 3.
05- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition.
04- Horizon: Zero Dawn.
03- GTA V.
02- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
01- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Try Skyrim, it would take you months to complete the whole game(including side quests) and it's a choices and I consequences game, which will make you want to play it over and over again to see different outcomes