Top 10 Best Open World Video Game Series

The Top Ten
1 Grand Theft Auto

No other game should even be compared to this series. It's the greatest video game series in my opinion. Almost every game in the Grand Theft Auto series has been amazing.

A revolutionary gaming series. I love every one of them, and hopefully, Grand Theft Auto 5 will be groundbreaking.

It's the best when it comes to city open-world games. Nothing can top it, in my opinion. (Though Saints Row is a good competitor, not gonna lie).

2 The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls is much more than just a game. It's a complete new world of adventure where anyone can be anyone and do anything. The lore is so rich, with endless amounts of detail and story in every corner of Tamriel. YOU get to choose what you do: completely ignore the main storyline and become an assassin, a thief, or a master wizard.

How does this not have 100% of the votes? The time and care that Bethesda puts into this game are outstanding. I used to think nothing was better than Halo until July 30, 2012. That's when I first played Skyrim. I've played all five of the main games now, and I even buy books about it. It's amazing.

3 Assassin's Creed

It's pretty easy to take the AC franchise for granted. There are things that Rockstar, Bethesda, and Far Cry do better, but at the end of the day, nothing lives up to the amazing worlds that Assassin's Creed puts out.

Not only do they look beautiful, but they are also painstakingly researched and recreated to the specifications of the historic time and location. You learn so much by reading the entries this game has for the various landmarks and buildings, and they are really respectful to the cultures represented. Rockstar is a close second, but I feel what is done here has just a hidden spark that can't be outdone by Rockstar's more satirical and fictional take on American cities and eras.

4 Dark Souls
5 Far Cry

You like exploring nature? Then Far Cry is what you should be playing. Every game is a whole new environment and offers tons of fun in its best iterations.

6 Bloodborne
7 The Witcher
8 Saints Row

I love Saints Row. The third is my personal favorite in the series and my second favorite game in a series of all time. I love the Batman Arkham series the most, but 2 out of 100 ain't bad (Saints Row the Third reference: 2 out of 4 ain't bad).

Everybody knows that the Grand Theft Auto franchise is 95% famous with 15 games, and Saints Row is 80% famous with only 5 games. It means two or three more movies of Saints Row, and it will become the number 1 all-time open-world games series.

It looks like a copy of Grand Theft Auto, but it's still fun to play.

9 Fallout
10 Batman: Arkham

These games are an amazing superhero game franchise. Even if you love Batman, please, just play Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight.

The Contenders
11 Mafia

Mafia II was such an amazing game. It had a great story, good graphics, and lots of things to do in this open world set in Empire Bay (New York) in the 40s to 50s!

This is the best Batman game series ever. Arkham Knight will be the best Batman game ever!

Mafia is great. 2K should make Mafia 3. It is one of the few gangster games that can compare with Grand Theft Auto.

12 The Sims
13 Bully
14 Red Dead

With the release of RDR2, I don't think any game has ever matched the story or connection to the character. The growth of Arthur Morgan from start to finish is unmatched. I've never been so emotionally struck by a series other than this.

Red Dead has kept/is keeping me entertained for a long time. This game brought more out of me than any other game.

Fantastic story, characters, weapons, universe, multiplayer, and DLC. Just fantastic.

15 The Legend of Zelda

I like the higher games on this list, but I expect that Breath of the Wild will be great.

16 Driver
17 Watch Dogs

This is the best franchise ever. It should be first without any doubt. Having sold nine million copies, these are the best games ever!

18 Midnight Club
19 Infamous

Unlike Grand Theft Auto or Far Cry, where you use guns and other handheld weapons, Infamous allows the player to have superpowers and choose to be good or bad.

20 Need for Speed

Hate to break it to you, but Need for Speed is actually a free-roam franchise. It's so fun that you can spend hours driving and exploring the city.

21 Just Cause

Just jumping on planes, grappling hooks, and driving cars is what's amazing about Square Enix.

22 Xenoblade
23 Borderlands

Now, FPS games don't usually have free roam, but the only two first-person shooter franchises that do offer free roam are Far Cry and Borderlands. But I like what Borderlands 2 offers.

24 Prototype
25 Dragon Age
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