Best Open World Games

The Top Ten

1 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Product Image

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

The only game you'll ever need with over 60,000 mods, plus the three DLCs. you will never get board, ever.

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.

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

2 Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V Product Image

It Is one of the greatest games ever Grand Theft Auto five is amazing Games ever The graphics are great it's a kill you get the shoot people and it's just a great game overall

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.

Best open world game ever. And one of the best games ever.

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

3 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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1.Red Dead Redemption 2
1.The Witcher 3
3.Red Dead Redemption 1
5.Saints Row 3 Remastered

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.

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

4 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.

Very fun only played it once though

Best game ever made

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

It inspired all open world games to come after it.

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.

Should be higher

Best open world game
Better than Grand Theft Auto v

7 Just Cause 2 Just Cause 2 Product Image

Aka Michael Bay Simulator

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


jc3 better

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

I loved every second of this masterpiece. No game will ever top this.

I like fallout 4 but it is not appropriate for children so I like this better

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.

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.

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

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.

Best Open World Of All time

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.

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

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

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.

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

Greatest of them all

The Newcomers

? Subnautica Subnautica Product Image
? Marvel's Spider-Man Marvel's Spider-Man Product Image

The Contenders

11 Far Cry 3 Far Cry 3 Product Image

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!

12 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

13 Minecraft Minecraft Product Image

How is this game not in at least the top 3. It is what made sandbox games popular

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

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

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

Yeah. This game used to be good before the fandom. Now it's boring. - lesanae

14 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

15 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.

One of the best games I recommend it

Extremely underrated although it has its flaws

Wow that fighting scenes...

16 Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed Product Image

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

17 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


18 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

Nice Top game

19 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.

20 Assassin's Creed 3 Assassin's Creed 3 Product Image
21 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.

22 Mafia II Mafia II Product Image

Should be number 10

23 Far Cry 4 Far Cry 4 Product Image

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

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

Wish for it to get higher

25 Batman: Arkham Knight Batman: Arkham Knight Product Image

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

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