Open world games are always fun to play. Amazing adventures, great landscapes and surroundings, missions ensure you’re hooked for hours on end. Games like Grand Theft Auto, Fallout, Red Dead Redemption and many others makes us feel like we can do almost anything from hopping into any car to climbing the farthest of the mountains or roaming around for hours and hours until we find something new.
Numerous open world games have been created in various genres till date. Every open world game has its own plot and varies from the others. Today we look at 10 of the best open world games created till date. The list is no particluar order but you can certainly choose your own favorites.
1. Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
Assasin’s Creed Black Flag is an open world game which has got a lot to be explored. Seafaring in the game is one of its strongest points at the gameworld’s around 70% sea.
The game consists of amazing hidden quests with temples bearing secrets of the Mayans and other interesting twists. There are numerous missions which are spilled in various locations of the map, which keeps us engaged for longer periods of time.
The sea in the game has treasures hidden in it with mammals like whale passing by your sail. There are epic sea battles, winning which will strengthen you economically and enlarge your fleet.
2. Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Knight, the sequel of Batman: Arkham Asylum has a lot more to provide than its previous installment. Arkham Knight proivides the Batman fans with all the oppurtunities that lacked Arkham Asylum. We can roam around the whole Gotham city with the Batmobile and there a lot of cool gadgets and tools in the game which can be utilized.
The game consists of interestingly unique plots and subplots with different villains and twists. It feels like solving a puzzle when we proceed through the game. The city of Gotham tends to change with every plot or situation as you progress in the game, which makes the game more interesting.
3. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Shadow of Mordor is a gem of a game. Nobody expected it to delivery anything special but it did and how! The game is super fun to play and has a more than solid storyline. Killing Orcs is painfully rewarding and the visuals and the gameworld should hit a chord with fans of fiction novels like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
The game is undoubtedly one of the most underated games to have come out this gen and anyone who enjoys open world games should give this a shot.
4. Fallout 3
There are a lot of a games based on a post-apocalyptic wasteland but Fallout 3 stands out among them. The game takes place in the year 2277 almost 200 years after a nuclear holocaust. The universe of Fallout 3 is retro-futuristic with modern weapons and trechnologies being used along with a trace from the past
There are lot of things to be explored in the Capital Wasteland with numerous surprises waiting. The main challenge in the game is the survival of mankind. You need to be the Messiah in the game with responsilities of ensuring mankind doesn’t become a relic like most things in the post-apocalyptic setting.
5. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition is another open world game where you can do almost anything you want to. You are the boss and you get your mighty private army which influences almost everyone in the entire nation.
The game is interesting becasue you need to make decisions on your own whether to kill your rebel or diplomatically tackle him. Diplomacy, espionage and military are the three main pillars of the game and the game evolves around them.
Every decision you make has an impact in the game. The combats in the game are amazing with great visuals and there are various ways you can customize your team for different situations.
6. Grand Theft Auto 5
The Grand Theft Auto series brings in a different level of experience of open world gaming. Grand Theft Auto 5 , the latest installment of the series is no less. You can do almost anything in the game from starting a rampage to killing anyone you want. You can make any car or vehicle you want yours and explore every single area without any effect on the main plot.
The game also has foul languages and sexual implications almost everywhere. The game provides realistic aesthetics when it comes to graphics or the characters. You’ll not get bored of playing Grand Theft Auto 5 easily.
7. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is another game that features on this list. The game doesn’t have dozens of side objectives or mini-missions like most of the other open world games but it is still feels great to play this game. The twists and twirls in the main story of the game makes is more interesting.
The Non player characters (NPC’s) in the game too reacts according to the game and their moves aren’t predetermined or preset. Another interesting feature of the game are the guards.
They are quiet inpredicatible in the game as they move outpost to outpost without much of a notice. They even changes their shifts as the day turns into night and that plays an important part in messing things up for you. However you can knock them down and even add them to your side if you wish.
Skyrim is one of the most incredible open world games ever released. The game has a beautiful world where the players can create their own unique adventures. The beauty of the gameworld is beyond explanation. Every second of playing the game is worth it and memorable.
The game always gives new and unique areas and things to explore. You can never get bored playing the game even after 100s of hours. Every other moment there are some kind of thrilling surprises which you never imagined of. Skyrim is a great world of fantasy which is really fun exploring.
9. Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is a game from Rockstar games, the creator of the Grand Theft Auto series. If you’re a fan of the wild west setting there is no other game that can come close to giving you an experience like this one.
A great storyline, lots of things to do, amazing mini-games to play and the wild west for you to explore. It simply couldn’t get better than this game. Backed by some great visuals and solid gameplay features, Red Dead Redemption is an open world game that everyone worth their money should experience.
10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is over 30 times bigger than the previous installments of The Witcher series. You can imagine what this results in. The game is a massive one and exploring it is fun. The protagonist of the game, Geralt is in search of his daughter and he needs to find her before The Wild Hunt catches her.
In his journey Geralt comes across every type of people from the workers to the royals. The perspectives of all the types of people makes the game more interesting. You can talk to anyone in the game and it’s really worth talking as you get to know more and more about their perspectives.
The locations of the game are also enthralling and feels real. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an authentic open world game worth playing. It is also possibly the best looking open world game made to date.