You can find the best open-world games of all time here! There are so many games on the market that you can’t really play each one of them. There are of course not many open-world games but still, it’s a difficult task to shortlist 10 of them. In this article, we have tried to do our best to include only the best. Of course, we may have left one or two of your favorites but we had to limit the number to 10.
To list the ten best open-world games, we have decided to choose only one game per series. There are simply too many good games to list them all and that is why we have made a strict selection based on quality, how good they are to play now and how fantastic the world is. Without putting more words into this explanation, we will start the list quickly!
- 1 #10 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- 2 #9 Borderlands 2
- 3 #8 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- 4 #7 Fallout 3
- 5 #6 Red Dead Redemption 2
- 6 #5 Minecraft
- 7 #4 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- 8 #3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- 9 #2 Grand Theft Auto V
- 10 #1 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
- 11 These Are The Best Open-World Games Ever!
#10 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
|Release date||October 5, 2018|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows|
We start this list of the best open-world games with the newest part of Assassin’s Creed. Odyssey deepened the RPG systems of predecessor Origins even further, while it also brought with it a fantastic new setting. The game beautifully translates Ancient Greece into the game and offers more than enough to do in the game. Indeed, some would even say that there is too much to do in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
The game is very strong with exciting characters and also contains challenging gameplay when we look at fighting. There is enough to play freely thanks to the deeper RPG elements that give you the feeling that you are experiencing growth.
There is plenty of reason to lose yourself in the open world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that will keep you busy for more than fifty hours without much effort.
#9 Borderlands 2
|Release date||September 18, 2012|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC|
It may have been some years ago since the release of Borderlands 2, but that does not mean that this hilarious open-world game has lost its appeal. The cell-shaded art style ensures that the game is just as beautiful today as it was five years ago. Yet the art style and the hilarious dialogues are just a small part of what makes Borderlands 2 one of the best open-world games of all time.
That also has to do with combining multiple genres. Borderlands 2 brings all the adrenaline from a good shooter to an in-depth RPG that will take you at least fifty hours. The story is just as much fun to play as the dozens of side missions and we are not even talking about collecting brutal weapons.
In Borderlands 2, there are more weapons to be found than the first part and that game already had a crazy number of different types of weapons.
#8 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
|Release date||September 1, 2015|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows|
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is in eighth place on this list of the best open-world games of all time. This gem by Hideo Kojima (director and creator of the series) was able to combine various gameplay elements in a very good way so that everyone could create their own experience. This way you can play missions in your own way and you are not obliged to sneak around everywhere (even though this makes the game a bit easier).
In the 45-hour story, various themes are cited beautifully. What keeps the game from being higher in this list is the fact that the game can be quite overwhelming for newcomers. After all, it is the fifth part in a series that is known for its complex story, so that was to be expected.
#7 Fallout 3
|Release date||October 28, 2008|
|Platforms||PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One|
When Fallout 3 appeared on the market in 2008, the game not only left a good impression as a Fallout game. The game is also seen as a brilliant open-world game because of the freedom you get to discover the radioactive capital of the United States. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the open world that Fallout 3 serves you.
What makes the open world so good is the cast full of bizarre characters that will stay with you long after playing. In addition to the characters, it is also the music that contributes enormously to the atmosphere of the game that makes you feel as if you were in the 1950s.
All in all, you can wander around the world of Fallout 3 for 50 hours without too much effort before you have seen half of the game. It is certainly one of the best open-world games of all time.
#6 Red Dead Redemption 2
|Release date||October 26, 2018|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Xbox One|
The next on our list is Red Dead Redemption 2. Not only is it the most recent game on this list of best open-world games of all time, but it is also the most recent game from Rockstar Games. The game was released on October 26, 2018, but managed to leave a big impression in a short time.
This is a great addition to this list with such a huge and, above all, detailed open world that takes about 75 hours of your life without mercy. Red Dead Redemption 2 takes the open-world genre to a whole new level by combining the huge open-world with graphics that have never been so realistic. Sometimes that realism gets in the way of gameplay and that is why the game falls just outside the top five.
|Release date||May 17, 2009|
|Platforms||Android, Java, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS|
Minecraft certainly deserves a high place when we talk about the best open-world games of all time. From the simple style to the endless possibilities, Minecraft offers it all. You can easily pick up the game to play for a while and you can also roam and build (or destroy) online with a number of friends together in the big, open world.
You almost forget that Minecraft is an open-world game because what you mainly do is demolish and build the world. There are no missions, characters to talk to or a big story. It’s all about you, your island and the way you survive and that makes it one of the best open-world games of all time. A simple concept that has been implemented in a brilliant way.
#4 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
|Release date||March 3, 2017|
|Platforms||Nintendo Switch, Wii U|
Another game that takes a simple concept to a new level is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This game presents the open plains of Hyrule in a realistic way when we talk about the laws of nature. This way you can climb a mountain if you feel like it, but when it rains it is a lot more difficult and when it thunderstorms your sword is like a lightning rod. The world of Breath of the Wild has its own rules that you must abide by, but which you can also abuse.
If you think that something is possible, you should just give it a try and often you notice that something impossible is possible. These moments make Breath of the Wild one of the best open-world games of all time.
The fact that you have the freedom to play the game exactly as you envisage makes it even better. It is therefore not surprising that you remain excited for about a hundred hours in the beautiful world of Hyrule.
#3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
|Release date||November 11, 2011|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 models|
Another game that gives you the opportunity to do what your heart desires is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. When this game appeared on the market in 2011, it was groundbreaking and Skyrim managed to capture the hearts of many gamers.
With a huge open world that robs you for more than a hundred hours of your life, you enjoy the beautiful locations and the extraordinary stories that the world contains.
Players can’t get enough of the world of Skyrim, as it is packed with things to discover and adventures to experience. It is certainly one of the best open-world games of all time.
#2 Grand Theft Auto V
|Release date||September 17, 2013|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows|
In second place is Grand Theft Auto V, the second game from Rockstar Games on this list. Many still play the game with great pleasure thanks to GTA Online and that says something about the quality of the world.
In Los Santos, there is always something to do when it comes to GTA Online, but the game is also fantastic in the single-player world.
The story about three bandits who only once walk the crook path is nice and coarse and over the top, but it will sometimes take hours before you get started with it. The crowded Los Santos is full of secrets to discover and strange guys to meet. The game will, therefore, keep you occupied for at least 50 hours without mercy, while you are constantly playing with a smile on your face.
#1 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
|Release date||May 19, 2015|
|Platforms||PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows|
Only one can be the best and when we talk about the best open-world games of all time. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt occupies that top position. The game from CD Projekt RED still looks stunning and contains so many secrets that anyone who wants to see everything in the game gets a headache.
There is so much to do in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. You will never be bored in the medieval fairy tale world that looks so friendly. The game world serves you more than enough choices that you would rather not make. It’s all about life and death in The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt, but it’s also the world of Geralt of Rivia that you will never forget!
These Are The Best Open-World Games Ever!
This concludes our list of the best open-world games of all time. Of course, we may have left a few deserving titles but we had only 10 slots to fill. You can improve this list by commenting your own choices below in the comments.