Best Open World Games


The Top Ten

1 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

My personal favorite game ever this game is so lucrative and beautiful with the perfect class system fantasy aspects and questing with brotherhoods and guilds nothing compares

My favourite - iliekpiez

This is how open world games are supposed to be you create your own character you aren't given one you choose your class what you you level up and so so so much to do. - makyho

I'm so glad you can play this on the go now.

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2 Grand Theft Auto V

This is the true number 1 guys

Best game

Well, yes. - Kaledrone

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

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3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are best Games ever made and worth spending your precious time.

This game blows the competition away.

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.


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4 Red Dead Redemption

best ever

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 - makyho

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.

Very fun only played it once though - winfreyb

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5 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Classic game!

Come on! It is the best game!

Follow the damn train

It inspired all open world games to come after it.

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6 Fallout 3

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

Should be higher


Best open world game
Better than Grand Theft Auto v - shatti

7 Just Cause 2


Aka Michael Bay Simulator

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

jc3 better

8 Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

Best Open World Of All time

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

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

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. - MadisonLeeJong995

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9 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Def should be first

This should be at #1! So much better than that Skyrim crap! - neehawgamer

The best video game of all time! - neehawgamer

The best by far!

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10 Saints Row: The Third

1.Grand Theft Auto V
2.Red Dead Redemption
3.The Witcher 3
4.Saints Row 3
5.Saints Row 2

Best of the Bests

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


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The Contenders

11 Far Cry 3

I've played this one, really cool game

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

What! This game has to be number 1!

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12 Fallout 4

I love this game

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.

13 Sleeping Dogs

Wow that fighting scenes...

One of the best games I recommend it

Sleeping dogs is the "DAWG" of the open world games.Best figts best graphics but driving is a serious LETDOWN. Besides it's a GREAT game,for sure.

14 Batman: Arkham City

Really great game, with a perfect blue/dark ambience

Perfect open world game...

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!

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15 Assassin's Creed

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

16 Borderlands 2


17 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Nice Top game

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

18 Minecraft

It has its flaws, but overall an awesome game! - neehawgamer

I prefer BotW, but minecraft was a revolution! - neehawgamer

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

Stop acting like its Skyrim or Grand Theft Auto because it's not!

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19 Assassin's Creed 3
20 L.A. Noire

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. - zxm

21 Mafia II

Should be number 10 - kedibey

22 Far Cry 4

It was Ok, but I liked Far Cry 3 better. - AlienKing

23 Assassin's Creed: Rogue

Wish for it to get higher

Best in list

24 Batman: Arkham Knight

Fun open world game, even more content than City and a fitting conclusion to the Arkham series

25 Grand Theft Auto
26 Fallout
27 Bully

Great storyline. Make Bully 2.

28 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
29 Watch Dogs 2

Awesome. So much better than the first WatchDogs

30 Shadow of the Colossus
31 The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion

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

32 Saints Row
33 Saints Row 2

What a fun game I love this masterpiece

34 Mass Effect 2

Why is this here. It's my favorite game of all time, but it is not open world.

Its not open world you mad dog

35 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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.

36 Far Cry Primal
37 Saints Row IV

I think this game was put down because it was a lot like saints row the third but if it ain't broke don't fix it

Best saints row game

Such an awesome game. Had so much fun playing it. Also its funny and I recommend it. :D

38 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Guys this is 1 on best games list why is it 40 on open world like come on that's more specific

39 Just Cause 3

How is this game not in Top 10? It is much better than Just Cause 2

Most interactive Open-World game ever made.

So much explosion

40 Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

This game can be played forever because you can get new enemies to kill as you die, and each one is different

41 The Sims 3

Not really open world at all

42 Grand Theft Auto III
43 Prototype 2
44 Assassin's Creed II

Where is (the ryse of rome)

Best in list

45 Watch Dogs

This game sucks - iliekpiez

Watch Dogs probably has one of the best and the most compelling stories you'll come across in the recent times! I had a test, but I quit studying for it just to finish this masterpiece of a game! Love it.

Very fun, I wish you can talk with pedestrians and have a relationships too, that and having you're own music too.

The map is large and its Chicago!

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46 South Park: The Stick of Truth

I was able to go all over South Park and see all my favorite characters

Wait, it's an open world game? - KalloFox34

47 Driver: San Francisco
48 Infamous 2
49 Horizon Zero Dawn
50 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
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1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Watch Dogs
3. Bully
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3. Red Dead Redemption
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