“Open world” or open world is a real synonym for the word “freedom” in video games. The key advantage of games with a completely open world from more linear or conditionally linear games is that no one restricts the user’s actions. However, often not all developers are able to correctly recreate an interesting and content-rich world. And yet, for the sake of fairness, it’s worth noting that not all linear games are bad. Quite a lot of interesting, engaging and well-developed projects. However, these games will not be discussed below. The best open world games for PC are different, so the major gaming portal GameAwards.ru has prepared a list of thirteen most interesting projects, which also includes games on the console.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The third part of the truly cult series “The Witcher”, which is called “The Wild Hunt”, Geralt’s adventures are transformed into something incredible. And most importantly, all adventures take place on huge, spacious and accessible territories. In addition to the quite obvious passage of the storyline, the game world will delight every fan RPG open world other interesting activities.
For example, everyone can actively engage in hunting for monsters, fulfilling the legendary witcher contracts for killing monsters, you can play “Gwent”, fight in fist fights and take the most valuable title, or even take part in races. Each additional task, of which there are many in the third “Witcher”, will tell an entertaining and interesting story. And if you think that you have enough strength and patience, then just try to study absolutely the entire map: find all the treasures, all the places of power, get all the most valuable sets of equipment. The game world is divided into several large-scale regions: Velen, Novigrad and Skelliga islands. In addition, two large-scale and very interesting add-ons have been released for the game: “Hearts of Stone” and “Blood and Wine”. Each addon expands the scope of this world: new tasks, new monsters, new stories, new things and new interesting plots.
Red dead redemption 2
This well-deserved masterpiece from the Rockstar studio got into this TOP for a reason. However, it should be noted right away that at the moment you can enjoy the gameplay and the elaborate open world of Red Dead Redemption 2 only on the PlayStation 4 consoles. The key advantage of the project is that the game is worked out to the smallest detail: from the open world and landscapes, to even cooking food over a fire and caring for horses. And, of course, the game world includes dozens of activities, hundreds of tasks, an exciting storyline, and even more other surprises that simply cannot be spoiled.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Another high-quality and highly detailed exclusive for PlayStation 4 consoles, which was created in accordance with the best traditions of RPG in the open world. The project offers to plunge into an unusual and thus original post-apocalyptic world, where the dominant position is occupied not by people, but by robotic and intelligent dinosaurs.
In Horizon: Zero Dawn, you will find a truly unique open world with stunning detail and a dynamic environment. Thanks to the hard work of the developers, this world will never let you get bored. Battles, unique locations and the history of this universe, in the end, bring a lot of variety to the gameplay!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Despite the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was originally created for a completely different platform (Nintendo Switch), now craft fans have invented a way to play this game on PC. And even though the port suffers from technical problems, it is quite playable. Nevertheless, this game appeared in this TOP not because of this, but in connection with how the developers implemented the game world. And he is in this “Zelda” – huge and rich.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the truest example of a magical adventure. Huge and detailed locations. Battles with formidable opponents. A lot of interesting and entertaining puzzles. Unusual characters and a dozen original mechanics.
Grand theft auto v
The GTA series of games was born back in 1997, and the fifth part is already the fifteenth in the series. The series became famous due to the fact that the games are a real action sandbox, where you can do whatever you want.
Grand Theft Auto V is the pinnacle of the developer’s skill, as the game does not restrict freedom of action. You can kill, beat, steal cars, helicopters, planes. You can even put money into a bank account, buy back shares, buy yourself some fancy mansions, buy a cool car or yacht. And in case someone kills you, you can always start with the last save.
The last part of the series differs from the past in that this time the game includes three main characters, between whom you can freely switch. The fifth part has an incredible number of random events, while you are always in the thick of these very events. The developers at Rockstar are true masters of creating fun open worlds, and GTA V is the best proof that it really is.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is the latest collaboration between talented game designer Hideo Kojima and Konami Studios. Thanks to the collaboration, an unusual action game was born in an open world, where the emphasis is on the elements of stealth. Passage involves a hundred different ways to solve a particular problem. And although this huge, saturated world offered not too “live” environment, but for that everyone was given the choice of how to pass this or that in-game moment, so it is played cheerfully and exciting!
Many would agree that Dying Light is a great game. After all, only here the developers implemented: parkour mechanics, dangerous zombies, an interesting storyline, a bunch of tasks, a bunch of weapons, a large and well-developed open world. Thanks to the well-developed mechanics of parkour, developers cannot limit any player, so you can not only go where you want, but also climb any building.
The game called “ELEX” is a dynamic world worked out to the smallest detail, created by the developers of the Gothic series of games. The events of this game unfold in an absolutely new post-apocalyptic sci-fi world, so each player will have not only bright characters, mutants, moral dilemmas and intense adventures, but also a seamless huge world! In addition, the main character has a jetpack with him, thanks to which it is convenient to move around the world and fight enemies. And with experienced developers working on ELEX, the game will present a system of relationships with other characters, factions and choices that really matter.
Assassin’s creed: odyssey
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is an important piece in the history of its entire franchise. Why? Because with the advent of “Odyssey” everything has changed, than the series had become famous earlier. Most importantly, Odyssey is a full-fledged role-playing game set in an open and detailed world. At the same time, the developers tried to follow the traditions, so the world is filled with various little things, gorgeous landscapes and a huge number of tasks!
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Now almost every experienced gamer is familiar with the universe of the Elder Scrolls series. The main achievement of the series is that each part can easily take a month of your usual life. And during this time, the series is able to show huge and rich worlds, exciting adventures and even more of a variety of activities.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is the pinnacle of developer excellence. In this game, you can just live: start a family, buy a house, equip it, master all kinds of crafts, join a guild, become a favorite of the whole region and kill a bunch of dragons! Therefore, if you have been looking for something new and interesting for yourself for a long time, but at the same time you were still not familiar with Skyrim, then it’s time to plunge into this universe from the fifth part.
Far cry 5
Far Cry 5 is a multi-platform first-person shooter that includes action and adventure elements. Responsible for the development of the controlled studio of the company Ubisoft, located in “Montreal”. The project is the fifth major game in the series, and this time the events take place in the fictional Hope County, somewhere in Montana. The plot focuses on the confrontation between the official authorities and the cult of the “Gates of Eden”.
The key advantage of the fifth part is that absolutely any player can go wherever he wants to. The game includes an incredibly huge map, active environments and dangerous enemies. And you can navigate this map not only by cars and boats, but also by trucks, ATVs, airplanes and helicopters. In addition, this time, no matter how surprising it may sound, the side quests are interesting to pass, and the game world does not get bored with monotonous events!
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one of the most compelling historical open-world games from Warhose. In addition to the fact that the game includes a full-fledged “open world”, it is also bewitchingly beautiful, complex and incredibly addicting.
The open world is filled with realism and a variety of activities, but most importantly, the game has its own logic in everything. Want to learn how to fight? Then you need to learn fencing. Do you want to go to the dungeon? Then communicate politely with the guards. Also, in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, it’s important to sleep and eat regularly. And since the game is entirely historical, there is no place for dragons and magic, so you begin to believe in this world and accept its rules.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
As a rule, games that belong to the genre of racing games do not need a large and open world, since there is often little to do between different races. But a game called Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an exception. Even despite the fact that the first open world in racing appeared in “Underground 2”, the developers were able to achieve the ideal concept only in the next project – Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
The game was entirely devoted to street racing – at that time this topic was at the peak of its popularity, although in 2015 the developers raised this topic again. In the storyline, the player needs to get to the first place in the list of the best racers in the sunny and vibrant town of Rockport. As you progress through the player will receive, buy and improve new cars. Almost at the very end of the passage, the most exotic sports cars such as the brand new Lamborghini open. But the coolest car in the game is considered to be the “BMW M3 GTR”, which is taken from the main character at the beginning of the game and which flaunts on the poster of the game.
But the most important thing is that the game world of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is full of a variety of events, thanks to which traveling the world is interesting. For example, you can arrange timed races, you can take part in sprints, ring races, take part in chases with cops and compete with a large list of bosses! Today, not every racing action game provides such an interesting open and diverse world, so Need for Speed: Most Wanted deserves attention.
Of course, not all interesting games include a well-developed open world. Therefore, if you want to share your thoughts, then write them in the comments, and our team will definitely add your proposal to this list. After all, every year there are more and more interesting projects and it is simply impossible to keep track of everything!