Open world games are a tough genre to develop for, whether it's the copious amounts of activities or the enormous sandbox that must be created. That being said, some games make it look effortless, even with their odd warts.
Join us as we rank the top 30 open world games of this generation. We'll only be looking at the quality of the open world with its side quests and activities throughout rather than the quality of story-telling so keep that in mind.
This list is in random order.
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I see a lot of people bitching about the fact that BOTW is above Witcher (and I agree that The Witcher 3 is so much better) but you all must have missed where he said the list was in no particular order.
30- Mass Effect Andromeda.
29- Infamous Second Son.
28- The Division.
27- Mad Max.
26- Just Cause 3.
25- Ghost Recon Wildlands.
24- Sniper Elite 4.
23- Final Fantasy XV.
22- Dying Light.
21- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
20- Watch Dogs 2.
19- Fallout 4.
18- Far Cry IV
17- Assassins Creed: Syndicate.
16- Sleepings Dogs: Definitive Edition. *
15- Batman: Arkham Knight.
14: Sunset Overdrive.
13: Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag.
12- Bortherlands: The Handsome Collection.
11- The Witness.
10- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.
09- Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
08- Yakuza O. *
07- Yakuza Kiwami. *
06- Forza Horizon 3.
05- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition.
04- Horizon: Zero Dawn.
03- GTA V.
02- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
01- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
30. mass effect Andromeda
29. infamous second son
28. the division
27. mad max
26. just cause 3
25. ghost recon: wildlands
24. sniper elite 4
23. final fantasy 15
22. dying light
21. metal gear solid: phantom pain
20. watch dogs 2
19. fallout 4
18. far cry 4
17. assassin's creed syndicate
16. sleeping dogs: definitive edition
15. Batman: Akrham Knight
14. sunset overdrive
13. assassin's creed 4 black flag
12. borderlands the hansom collection
11. the witness
10. middle earth shadow of morwdor
9. middle earth shadow of war
8. yakuza 0
7. yakuza kuwami
6. forza horizon 3
5. the elder scrolls 5: skyrim SE
4. horizon zero dawn
3. grand theft auto 5
2. the witcher 3: wild hunt
1. zelda breath of the wild
- lacklustre combat compared with DS, Bloodborne
- NPC who look like clones
- story not entirely original, sometimes predictable
- some side quests are fetch quests
- most weapons and armours are useless except for witcher gear
- poor inventory system (improved after update)
- Roach movement very clunky
So how is Witcher 3 my favourite game of all time??? I believe for every flaw this game has, I could name 10 strengths or things that the game has done right.
One of the things I treasure most is I could easily name 50 minor NPCs and recite the lines they said. The blacksmith in White Orchard, Lena's lover in Nilfgaardian camp, the butcher's wife giving Geralt hint about the hunter's missing wife, the she elf who was harassed by 2 guys in Novigrad, the owner of Kingfisher Inn.............. I can go on and on. These are just some of the most insignificant NPC, let alone those who appeared in a side quest. I have played no other games that I could relate to and remember so many characters. The level of attention to details of this game is unparallel for a game this massive.
I can't believe you knuckleheads put a racing game ahead of ME: Andromeda, whose actual open world was as large and as beautiful as The Witcher 3, with a ton of missions and side missions, even if the story itself wasn't spectacular. Your list is clearly taking "story" into account. Andromeda was a good game with an excellent open world and doesn't deserve to be last on this list. And where's Skyrim, Oblivion and Fallout 3? Or Dragon Age Inquisition? Or do these epic games pre-date our generation?
No mention of Assassin's Creed Origins? It's no Witcher, but people seem to like it a lot...I personally haven't played it, I'm waiting for Odyssey which will be very much RPG focused and more Witcher-like...or so they say...
mad max is not even fun the game is shit play any of batman or assassin creeds instead of wasting your time on that garbage and so is horizon zero dawn they were terrible games including gta V i hated that game it sucks to be that guy but i do want to say i would choose san andreas any day over gta V and so is Zelda stop your obession with a game that isn't even half as good as you claim it's pathetic putting that game on number one really triggers me these games are waste of time Be Warned you will only regret it after you waste your money even if you download cracked version you will still regret it that's how bad these games are believe me it not because they are new it's just they aren't as good as witcher , skyrim , middleearth , batman , dragon age i haven't played other games but fallout 4 is a disappointment just like fallout 3 but i am looking forward for fallout-76,watch dog,metal gear,tom Clancy division was good
Just finished Zelda it is great open world game and love the game design, overall look and gameplay but it should't be before Hz dawn and Witcher 3 i think you are being bs this game has many good things in it but also plenty of flaws which makes it for me 3 best.
Can you do a list that's not full of bioware Bethesda ubi origin and the Witcher games. Google it any list you find ends up being the same shit with all the above included. It's fuking annyoing to do a search for games similar to fallout and it like yeah here we have fallout 4 fallout nv fallout 3 also Skyrim also bioware game and origin games. You could be the first to do the impossible.
Andromeda got in and got a compliment further on in the video? Fuck is wrong with you? MGS was incomplete but was at least fun, Andromeda was pure granny ass. Could throw Divinity into that list instead.
This is a horrible list skyrim number 5 it's easily number 1 and breath of the wild being really popular sense when its garbage and the only reason people think the witcher 3 is better than skyrim is because it's for adalts
GtA5 come on the games an antique, not a true ps4 generation games anyways it launched on ps3. Then what about Dragons Dogma it should be on the list. Fuc just cause 3 and batman, and weres red dead redemption?
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