50 Best Open-world games

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The best 50 Open-world games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are The Falconeer released the 10 November 2020 and ranked #25, Paradise Killer released the 4 September 2020 and ranked #15, Horizon Zero Dawna released the 7 August 2020 and ranked #21.

1# Horizon: Zero Dawn - 2017

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Experience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. Use devastating tactical attacks against your prey and explore a majestic open world in this award-winning action RPG!

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2# Slime Rancher - 2016

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Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

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3# Forza Horizon 4 - 2018

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Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify, and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create, and explore - choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar. The Forza Horizon 4 Deluxe Edition digital bundle includes the Car Pass and the Formula Drift Car Pack.

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4# The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 2016

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Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.

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5# Red Dead Redemption 2 - 2018

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Winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores, RDR2 is the epic tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang, on the run across America at the dawn of the modern age. Also includes access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online.

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6# Assassin's Creed Odyssey - 2018

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Explore an entire country full of unexpected encounters in untamed environments and bustling ancient cities. Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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7# Shenmue I & II - 2018

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SEGA®’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.

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8# Sunset Overdrive - 2014

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Sunset Overdrive transforms an open-world apocalypse into your tactical playground. Zip, grind and wall-run across Sunset City with an unconventional arsenal. Hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable abilities deliver an explosive and irreverent adventure in the end times.

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9# LEGO DC Super-Villains - 2018

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Players will create and play as an all-new super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story. Set in an open world experience within the DCuniverse, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth's protection to their counterparts, who have proclaimed themselves as the 'Justice Syndicate'. Joined by renownedDC Super-Villains: The Joker, Harley Quinn, and countless others from the Injustice League, players will set out on an epic adventure.

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10# Far Cry 5 - 2018

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Welcome to Hope County, Montana, home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as Eden’s Gate. Stand up to cult leader Joseph Seed & his siblings, the Heralds, to spark the fires of resistance & liberate the besieged community.

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11# Middle-earth: Shadow of War - 2017

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Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

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12# Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - 2015

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Ushering in a new era for the METAL GEAR franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain, will provide players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions.

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13# Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - 2017

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Create a team with up to 3 friends in Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands and enjoy the ultimate military shooter experience set in a massive, dangerous, and responsive open world. In a near future, Bolivia has fallen into the hands of Santa Blanca, a merciless drug cartel who spread injustice and violence. Dominate the Bolivian wildlands with the Deluxe Pack which includes: - The Huntsman rifle.

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14# Elex - 2017

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ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy universe that puts players into a huge seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.

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15# Paradise Killer - 2020

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Paradise Island, a world outside reality. There’s been a murder that only "investigation freak" Lady Love Dies can solve. Gather evidence and interrogate suspects in this open world adventure. You can accuse anyone, but you’ll have to prove your case in trial to convict. It’s up to you to decide who’s guilty.

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16# Ghost of Tsushima - 2020

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The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan — until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting — the way of the Ghost — as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.

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17# Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 2018

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices.

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18# The Forest - 2018

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As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.

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20# Heat - 2019

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Welcome to America. Survive the wilderness, establish yourself, meet someone special, raise a family, and dominate. Gain power as President, deliver justice as Sheriff, fight for your tribe as Chief, or show some southern hospitality as Governor.

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21# Horizon Zero Dawna - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Horizon Zero Dawna
Screenshot of the video game Horizon Zero Dawna
Screenshot of the video game Horizon Zero Dawna

Experience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. Use devastating tactical attacks against your prey and explore a majestic open world in this award-winning action RPG!

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22# Grand Theft Auto V - 2013

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Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second.

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23# The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 2017

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It is the nineteenth main instalment in the The Legend of Zelda series and the first original Zelda game developed with a high-definition resolution. See also: Gameplay of The Legend of Zelda series The gameplay of Breath of the Wild is a departure from most games in The Legend of Zelda series, as the game takes place in an open world environment, approximately twelve times the size of the overworld featured in Twilight Princess, with less emphasis on defined entrances and exits to areas. Throughout the game, Link possesses a piece of technology known as the Sheikah Slate, which provides players with a map and allows Link to create waypoints and investigate enemy stats. For example, the Wolf Link Amiibo summons Wolf Link as a partner character that helps Link battle foes.

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