The Best Adventure open-world Games

Update : Renown added at rank #49.
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A Short Hike (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux

Join Claire on her vacation and take a hike to the top of Hawk Peak in A Short Hike. Meet quirky characters, gather collectibles and uncover secrets across the charming island park. Enjoy the original soundtrack that perfectly captures the game's atmosphere. Don't let the game's title fool you, there's plenty of adventure waiting for you on this short hike.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with a captivating story and charming characters
  • Beautiful pixel art and evocative soundtrack that complement the game's atmosphere perfectly
  • Rich and detailed world with lots of secrets to uncover
  • Short and concise game that provides an enjoyable and fulfilling experience
  • Great value for money
What could be improved:
  • Cumbersome inventory system
  • No map

  • park
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • cute
  • adventure
  • flight
  • open-world
  • walking-simulator
  • inventory
  • parkour
  • funny
  • nature
  • platform
  • vertical
  • short

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LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes (2013)

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IOS iPhone

Batman and Robin join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more to stop the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City. Batman fans everywhere will enjoy this original story thats filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the bad guys back behind bars!.


  • open-world
  • puzzle
  • superhero
  • cooperative
  • crime
  • adventure
  • action
  • fight
  • classic
  • funny
  • drop-out
  • entertainment
  • drop-in
  • villain
  • flight

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LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham (2015)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Xbox One Xbox 360 wii u vita Playstation 4 Playstation 3 Mac OS Nintendo 3DS

Play as Batman and join forces with characters from the DC Comics universe as you blast off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Adventure through an original story set in outer space and Lantern worlds that include Zamaron and Odym or visit familiar DC realms in the Hall of Justice, the Batcave, and the Justice League Watchtower.

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  • lego
  • open-world
  • cooperative
  • superhero
  • puzzle
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • funny
  • villain
  • flight
  • local
  • platform

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Eastshade (2019)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Embark on a peaceful and wholesome adventure as a traveling painter exploring the beautiful island of Eastshade. Engage with unique and captivating characters, complete quests, and create works of art that impact the world around you. With stunning visuals and a mesmerizing score, Eastshade offers a unique and uplifting experience that will leave a lasting impression on you.

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What we like:
  • Captivating characters and engaging quests
  • Stunning visuals and attention to detail
  • Art creation adds an extra layer of gameplay depth
  • Soothing and relaxing experience
  • Strong plot and exploration opportunities.
What could be improved:
  • Technical flaws including glitches and crashes
  • Mixed bag of voice acting.

  • open-world
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • walking-simulator
  • crafting
  • beautiful
  • combat-free
  • rpg
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • photography
  • adventure
  • story
  • fantasy
  • violent

5

Outer Wilds (2019)

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Xbox One Android Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4

Unravel the mysteries of the universe in Outer Wilds, an award-winning open world game. Explore an ever-evolving solar system, uncover alien secrets, and enjoy a thought-provoking narrative. With no enemies to fight, you're free to discover at your own pace. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in space!


What we like:
  • Unique and immersive gameplay experience
  • Beautiful and intricate world-building
  • Thought-provoking narrative
  • Encourages fearless discovery
  • Captures the mysteries of the universe
What could be improved:
  • May cause motion sickness
  • Game's physics can lead to unexpected deaths

  • exploration
  • mystery
  • discovery
  • puzzle
  • open-world
  • space
  • sci-fi
  • endless
  • adventure
  • story
  • first-person
  • day
  • narrative

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Shelter 2 (2015)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

Guide a powerful Lynx through vast open landscapes. Give birth to your cubs, raise and strengthen them by mastering your skills for hunting prey. Explore the wild beauty of nature and do everything possible to prepare your family for the vicious entities dwelling on the cold tundra.


  • survival
  • open-world
  • atmospheric
  • simulation
  • cute
  • adventure
  • card
  • nature
  • exploration
  • collectible
  • single-player

7

The Painscreek Killings (2017)

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PC Windows

Investigate an infamous cold case in the eerie, abandoned town of Painscreek. Search for evidence, connect the dots and uncover who killed Vivian Roberts. Can you expose the truth behind this town’s dark secrets?


  • detective
  • investigation
  • supernatural
  • mystery
  • walking-simulator
  • walking
  • open-world
  • atmospheric
  • conspiracy
  • exploration
  • story
  • narration
  • adventure
  • thriller
  • 3d

8

Grand Mountain Adventure (2019)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

An open-world skiing and snowboarding adventure!


  • skiing
  • open-world
  • snowboarding
  • sport
  • adventure
  • simulation
  • mech
  • plot-driven
  • beautiful
  • park
  • casual

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2016)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox 360

Immerse yourself in the award-winning fantasy world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. With stunning graphics and all-new features like dynamic depth of field and volumetric god rays, this epic adventure comes to life like never before. Explore new quests, characters, armor, weapons, and more with the full power of mods. Discover why this game has won over 200 Game of the Year Awards and experience limitless possibilities.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with endless possibilities
  • Engaging storyline and lore
  • Wide variety of quests and activities
  • Strong modding community with infinite customization options
  • Ability to connect and bond with others through gaming
What could be improved:
  • Combat and animations may not be as polished as desired
  • Frequent updates and mod compatibility issues

  • rpg
  • dragon
  • open-world
  • dungeon
  • fantasy
  • adventure
  • combat
  • skill

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Sensorium (2020)

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PC Windows

Sensorium is a small open-world puzzle game about the 5 senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing.

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  • fiesta
  • puzzle-led
  • puzzle-lover
  • puzzle
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • first-person
  • programming
  • amusement
  • light-hearted
  • relaxing
  • puzzling
  • innovative
  • robots
  • exploration

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