Open world games are a delight for hardcore gamers and video-game enthusiasts. They allow us to explore an endless plethora of scenarios in the most captivating landscapes. Continue reading to find out which are the top five open-world games you should not miss!
5. Ghost of Tsushima (2020)
Sucker Punch Productions and Sony joined hands to release this action-packed videogame in July of last year. Users play the role of Jin Sakai, a samurai warrior. The aim is to protect the island of Tsushima from the first Mongol Invasion of Japan. The game is also a proper successor to the previous venture of SPP – Infamous First Light. We witness an exotic recreation of feudal Japanese culture that existed in 1274. The game features brilliant visual accommodations. There are a handful of aesthetic developments to go with it as well. Furthermore, the game takes place in a beautiful world of breathtaking landscapes.
It features intricately designed combat sequences and rhythmic attacks since both are crucial for any open-world videogame. Despite some criticism over its storyline, it still makes for a terrific purchase. The game pays perfect homage to films of Kurosawa. In addition, it also throws light on the true meaning of the noble samurai community in Japan. Ghosts of Tsushima is fast becoming one of the best-selling games of the year. Consequently, it has won several awards and accolades to date. The game is slowly making its way to becoming one of the best open-world games of all time.
4. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)
No list of the best open-world games can be complete without an Assassin’s Creed edition in there. Undoubtedly, every gamer will have come across at least one of them at one point or another. Ubisoft released this action, role-playing videogame in late 2018. Firstly, the gameplay takes place in 431 BC during a mythological Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta. Players can choose between a male or female mercenary who is fighting to find their long-lost family. The game takes place in a world of fictional history that has elements of real-world events. Besides, the game has reduced focus on the conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. This particular feature sets the game apart from previous editions of Assassin’s Creed.
In this game, the new and improved hitbox combat system follows in the path of its previous installment – Assassin’s Creed Origins. Here a golden eagle (Ikaris) accompanies the users, replacing the eagle vision camera from its previous installments. Odyssey includes maritime warfare for the first time since Assassin’s Creed III. The story is choice-driven which makes it much more compelling, saying the least. In addition, there is gripping action channeled perfectly by powerful characters. Extreme detailing is present as the story makes its way through ancient Greece. It’s very fair to say that the game is an upgrade from Origins.
3. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Not many open-world games can claim to have the gripping pull of Horizon: Zero Dawn. Guerilla Games and Sony Entertainment released this role-playing action game in 2017. In 4 years, it has garnered millions of fans around the world thanks to its fantastic gameplay. Players follow Aloy, a young hunter who wants to find out the truth about her past. The game takes place in the post-apocalyptic world of the 31st century. Here, humans live in tribe-like groups which are scattered all over the world. Players can use a spear, stealth, and other weapons. Side quests are also a popular feature in the game.
The game has a captivating storyline with powerful action sequences. The characters are also consistent till the end with brilliant performances. The game’s exploring mechanism is effectively implemented. Combat is not only challenging but also visually pleasing with good progress. There is substantial depth in gameplay. Additionally, the presence of a charming protagonist enhances every aspect of the game.
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
This is one of the top picks of the decade in the open-world genre. CD Projekt Red brought out this fantastic game in July 2015, a perfect redefinition of the action and role-playing gaming genre. Users control Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer who goes by the name Witcher. He is on a search for his adopted daughter, who herself is on the run. Also, it is the third entry in the series and a sequel to Assassins of Kings, 2011.
The game is based on The Witcher, a series of fantasy novels. There is also a heavy influence of Slavonic mythology throughout the game. The game has a deep story that beautifully aids the open world. The artificial intelligence in this game is simply ultra-realistic. Its quality has also significantly improved. The game uses narrative-style navigation through dialogue trees. Furthermore, the nature of the gameplay is engaging, with a diverse set of objectives. The character’s every move has an impact on the plot, making the game even more fascinating. In addition, the upgrade system is more flexible and is enhanced. This allows the game to become progressively harder to complete.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) (2018)
Yes, we saved the best for last. This is, without a doubt, the best open-world game ever made. Rockstar Games released this adventure game in October 2018. Users follow Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who is a member of the Van der Linde gang. Players are given the task of dealing with the fall of the Wild West. In addition, we battle against hostile troops, gang members, and the government. The game is a prequel to Red Dead Redemption (2010) and is the third entry of the series. Besides, the game was in development for eight years.
RDR2 features an intricately designed world with sublime detailing. Also, it features extraordinary realism with real-life physics. A captivating cast enhances a gripping storyline. The graphics and dynamic of visual effects are mind-blowing and are a complete delicacy to watch. The game can be played not only from first-person but also from a third-person perspective. RDR2 is widely regarded as one of the best games of all time. It is also a recipient of several prestigious gaming awards and accolades. We strongly advise you to play this game once; it’s one of those must-play games out there!