Best Open World Games

The Top Ten
1 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Product Image

Skyrim gives you a living world with epic atmoshphere. So many quests, stories, places, characters, items in it.

Not only is this the best open world game it is easily the best game ever made.

Truly a masterpiece in open world titles.You can spend dozens of hours in thin game because of just how brilliant it is

I used to be a good student like you. Then I took Skyrim in the head

2 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Product Image

It Took me awhile to actually sit down and play this game. I always made excuses, because I'm not all that into RPG style games, I prefer a more believable open world, like the red dead redemption series, but once I got into this game I have to say it really keeps you hooked.
There's always something happening in the open world outside of the story. You can't travel more than 50 yards without some monster coming out to fight you, or seeing some ingame event take place, the game is very dynamic for an open world. Aside from that the story is very interesting, if the open world isn't what gets you, it's the story or even the magic/spell mechanics, that does. Even the side quest have characters with their own story to tell. I always disliked playing side quest in video games, but in this game their quality is on the same level as the main story missions, most of the time I can't even tell if I'm playing the main story or not, which is pretty impressive in my opinion.

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It's better than skyrim that's for sure. Skyrim's combat was so choppy and dull. Even magic sucked. Witcher's combat is not perfect either, but it's a less complicated version of Dark Soul's combat is how I see it. Side quests all feel like they had a lot of time and effort put into them, and that's not counting the extreme quality of the main story or the DLC's story's. The world is as densely packed and fun to explore as any Grand Theft Auto, Red dead, or Fallout game. But what I like the most about the Witcher is the feeling it gives you. You're on a quest, for money primarily. Geralt's job is to kill monsters, but why do anything you're good at for free? That sense of already knowing that every decision you make will have a permanent impact on the world is also really really cool.

I'm a Grand Theft Auto and Elder Scrolls fan, and I've never played the Witcher 3. I will buy the Game of the Year edition for PS4 Pro, and taste this work of art. It's not hard to admit that this is true mastery in the gaming genre.

What? Witches 3 is easily the best open world game! Sure, skyrim, Grand Theft Auto 5 and red dead redemption are all fantastic games, the witches 3 actually puts its main focus on the open world aspect.

3 Red Dead Redemption Red Dead Redemption Product Image

I am really upset to see this as number one. this game is fun this game is great but best open world definitely not yeah there is a lot of fun stuff to do but for the most part is just big wide open deserts with nothing in them. and I am really upset that ocarina of time is not in the top ten

This game has so much things you can do. I feel that you could never get bored with it. I find myself returning to it more often than any other game on this list.

I think it's the worst! I think its terrible! By the way this is only " my " opinion!

Very fun only played it once though

4 Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V Product Image

It should be number 1. It is THE BENCHMARK for all open world games that have released or are yet to. Be it the graphics or the gameplay this game excels everywhere.

I've never seen anything like this before & this game deserves more than number 1 because it is super duper way big ultra mega ultimate Grand Theft Auto game! it's truly amazing & excellent.

In the whole gaming industry, Grand Theft Auto has the best physics and graphics engine

Best Open World Action Games PC
1.Grand Theft Auto V
2.Saints Row 3
3.Saints Row 2
4.Grand Theft Auto IV
5.Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

5 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Product Image

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V should have topped this list.

San is my first game and last game because no any other game is legend

Its big and progressive. New features came out from every mission.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is best video game of all time!

6 Fallout 3 Fallout 3 Product Image

One of the best open worlds in any game. I recommend yall try and just ignore the main storyline and do a playthrough without the excessive breadcrumbs and handholding from it

This game is awesome but I am still stuck in the town with the bomb.

Best open world game
Better than Grand Theft Auto v

Should be higher

7 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Product Image

Every open world games are inspired from this series. If this series was not created in the past then all present open world games wouldn't exists in the world.

Not only is this the best Zelda game I've ever played, but the best open-world game I've ever played. And not only that; this is the best video game I've ever played.

The exploration is absolutely unprecedented by anything other than Dark Souls. There is so much to explore and there are absolutely no restrictions.

I give this game 98/100. It's almost perfect, except for the ending. Not going to spoil it, but it would be perfect if it was better. Still the best.

8 Just Cause 2 Just Cause 2 Product Image

Pure chaos, explosion, grappling hook and infinite parachute. It's Michael bay dream come true!

Aka Michael Bay Simulator

9 Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag Product Image

This game completely revolutionized the AC series by adding the possibility of traveling all around the map (ground and sea) and use your own damn ship in order to conqueer the English templars forts, discover new lands, unlock side missions, harponing, make submarine requests, destroy and own enemy ships and it's cargo as well and explore the whole Caribbean sea and islands, just loved the 3 main places: Nassau, Kingston and La Habana, of course the combat engine is still brutal and marvelous, I would have really liked to count with more weapons in this one but swords and axes, like the past games: hammers, bow and arrow or knives but still, this game deserves at least top 3, AC franchise will always be the best and this game, the greatest of it.

Good. And its open world. But it should be on top 7 from my point of view.

Shark Hunting was a very enjoyable thing. Plus the sea.

This is a very awesome game it should no be in on must be replaced with far cry 3. I know far cry is awesome too.but this is in a totally different level than far cry.being edward kenway in black flag is awesome.being a pirate is so damn good!

10 Saints Row: The Third Saints Row: The Third Product Image

Definitely the best open world game ever, it actually feels like an open world game, the gameplay and combat are fantastic, missions are fun, creative, and stand out from other games such as the second mission of the game, just amazing and customization is key in that game, the fun is just endless in SR3.

This is one of the most underrated games out their.Seriously this game has the best character customization which lets you choose from thousands of clothes which also lets you chooses from all kinds of presets which means you can make your character however you want.You can make him/her look like peter griffin from Family Guy,Mysticque from xmen etc.
But without the customization the game would still be amazing.

How in the hell this amazing game, is on the number 10? this game deserves to be higher

I used to love the game but I can't stand it anymore, it was a mess of a game in my eyes

The Contenders
11 Far Cry 3 Far Cry 3 Product Image

Aaah Far Cry 3, this title should be at least in top 3 and I'll tell you why: this is the greatest definition of sandbox, I mean pure sandbox, you can choose whenever you believe it's convenient to do this or that mission over there in the map; plus the crafting, the possibility of customize your weapons, the lots of methods of assassination and the side quests are only the 50% of the game, the other half centers in the marvelous class A story, with hateable, disturbing and apotheosically sick villiains, the challenging and enduring missions and the fact that there's only you (with a few help of the Rakyats lol) against the nature, the pirates and privateers and the main villiains, that's what makes this one my favorite and I fully recommend it to all the people out there.

This game should of been higher for its great campaign

I've played this one, really cool game

What! This game has to be number 1!

12 Minecraft Minecraft Product Image

What are you talking about that Minecraft is boring it's my 2nd favorite. Game number 1 is Pokemon have no taste of style! By the way I'm a female pro gamer and I got so far in Pokemon that I literally got bored and reset.( I hate me self now. I had all of the forms of arceus and a shiny arceus! ( I also had Mewtwo mega X and Y. Wait a second?! I'm so off topic!

I would have chose this but skyrim is just better. It is a fun game to play with friends but when your alone it can get kindd of boring. But if your good you can make some awesome stuff and make others in that case playing alone is for you

Oh my gravey! Minecraft is the absolute bomb!, I love the sky rim and the festive and the plastic and the cartoon and all of the other texture packs! The only thing is that they need to ad command blocks!...! ! They are adding that already?!

This game is awesome, you can do what ever you want. This game is so fun and entertaining. And it's open world.

13 Fallout 4 Fallout 4 Product Image

This game is not higher on the list because it is so new. But it is stupid that PS4 has not had mods yet. But at the time it came out the sales were record breaking.

I love this game

14 Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 Product Image

One of the best games in terms of bang for your buck, it has probably thousands of hours of gameplay if you wanna put the time in, especially with replayability

15 Batman: Arkham City Batman: Arkham City Product Image

Arkham city is so fun to explore with subways, buildings, and the streets ruled by the most dangerous inmates and super villains. The story is great containing almost every single batman villain you know. And the dlc packs are also really good, having different story's and playable characters. A truly must own.

This is one of my favorite games! Perfect story and dlc packs, great graphics, Must have!

Really great game, with a perfect blue/dark ambience

The Arkham series is my favorite video game series

16 Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed Product Image

The Best Action-Parkour game that I ever played...

17 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Product Image

Vice city should be on top 3 it was the base on which ROCKSTAR continued their Grand Theft Auto series hugh success Tommy

18 Sleeping Dogs Sleeping Dogs Product Image

Greatest Open World Game of all time.I am saying without any single doubt that this game is on the same level as others legendary open world games like Red Dead Redmeption 2,Grand Theft Auto V,Saints Row 3,Grand Theft Auto IV,Saints Row 2.

Extremely underrated although it has its flaws

One of the best games I recommend it

Wow that fighting scenes...

19 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Product Image

Better than Skyrim, you can be a frigging werewolf

It was how truly open-ended the game was.

"Better than Skyrim, you can be a frigging werewolf"

I'm not saying one is better than the other but you can be a werewolf in both games. Skyrim even has a werewolf perk tree.

20 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Product Image

Why is this great game so low? I own Skyrim, Fallout 3, Watch Dogs, Batman Arkham City, Assassins Creed 3 and 4, and Minecraft. MGS 5 is every bit as good as them. This should be in the top 10, but whatever.

21 Assassin's Creed 3 Assassin's Creed 3 Product Image
22 Mafia II Mafia II Product Image

Should be number 10

23 L.A. Noire L.A. Noire Product Image

This game evolved graphics and emersions by having realistic facial movements and storyline as well as cars and weapons.

It wasn't very open world. But unlike many games, this is one of the fewest open world detective games.

24 The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion Product Image

This deserves a high spot.

Seriously? 41° I'm kill myself,bye...

This needs to be higher up.

Ranking the Elder Scrolls games:
5. Arena
4. Daggerfall
3. Morrowind
2. Skyrim
1. Oblivion

25 Assassin's Creed: Rogue Assassin's Creed: Rogue Product Image

Wish for it to get higher

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