The Best Open-world Games for Android

Update : Ragnarok Origin: ROO added at rank #37.
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Hogwarts Legacy (2023)

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

Hogwarts Legacy is a magical fantasy game that puts you in the shoes of a wizarding student at Hogwarts, the world-famous school for witchcraft and wizardry. Explore countless nooks and crannies to uncover secrets, hone your magical skills in classes like Charms and Herbology, meet other students and go on quests to flesh out the world, and discover every secret that Hogwarts has hidden away.

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What we like:
  • Captures the magic of Harry Potter lore
  • Engaging story blended with nods to original series plus unique flourishes
  • Plenty of hours of gameplay
  • Explore Hogwarts castle and grounds with many secrets to uncover
  • Interact with other students through quests
What could be improved:
  • Minor loading times when opening doors
  • Occasional weird lighting changes when going from dark area to bright area

  • open-world
  • book
  • rpg
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • puzzle
  • exploration

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Elden Ring (2022)

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

Elden Ring is the bold new collaboration between Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and legendary game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. It's an open-world RPG that allows you to explore a land of beauty, horror, mystery, and adventure. There are 10 starting classes with specific starting items and abilities for you to choose from as well as an array of weapons, magic, equipment, and tools at your disposal. Get ready for some epic boss battles with terrifying foes as well as plenty of hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered!

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What we like:
  • Immersive open-world design
  • Varied biomes
  • 10 playable classes
  • Huge range of weapons & magic
  • Stunning visuals & lighting
  • Excellent enemy & boss designs
  • Empowering character customization options
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive optional dungeons
  • Intense difficulty in some boss fights

  • open-world
  • boss
  • dungeon
  • boss-fight
  • rpg
  • souls
  • fantasy
  • exploration
  • combat
  • fight
  • crafting
  • cooperative

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Goat Simulator 3 (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Pilgor's baaack! Gather your herd and venture forth into Goat Simulator 3; an all-new (at least on Steam), totally realistic, sandbox farmyard experience. Invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore.

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  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • physics
  • cooperative
  • parody
  • multiplayer
  • split-screen
  • comedy
  • online
  • skateboard
  • simulation
  • goat
  • local

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)

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

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is the very best Lego game to date, and one of the best Star Wars games ever made. With 45 levels and 140 side missions, you can explore more than 20 planets while engaging in lightsaber combat, third-person shooting, and melee combat. Enjoy a combination of classic slapstick humour, brilliant sight gags and great voice acting as you collect 731 puzzles, 135 level challenges, and 380 characters.

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What we like:
  • Revamped formula with new camera angle
  • Lightsaber combat better than ever
  • Third-person shooting feels great
  • Huge amount of things to do
  • Hilarious writing
  • Open areas full of secrets to explore
What could be improved:
  • Melee combat could be better
  • Lack of levels dedicated to spin-off films such as Rogue One or Solo
  • The Mandalorian only represented by a playable character

  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • cover
  • puzzle
  • combo
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • battle
  • tps
  • split-screen
  • exploration
  • sandbox
  • third-person
  • platform
  • shooter

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Sable (2021)

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Android PC Windows Xbox One

Sable is an open world RPG with no combat, set in a Moebius-inspired desert. You play as Sable, about to embark on a rite of passage known as The Gliding - exploring the deserts, doing odd jobs for strangers and earning badges to turn into new masks.


What we like:
  • Unique open world setting inspired by Jean "Moebius" Giraud
  • Customizable bike and character
  • Heartfelt story of self-discovery
  • Relaxing atmosphere with stunning visuals and music
  • Many memorable moments
What could be improved:
  • Occasional audio bugs & stuttering
  • Limited scale world compared to larger games
  • Flattening palette in certain interiors at night

  • exploration
  • open-world
  • self-discovery
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • sci-fi
  • relaxing
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • stylized
  • comic
  • lore
  • discovery
  • book
  • combat

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NieR: Automataa (2017)

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PC Windows Android

NieR: Automata is a stunning and thought-provoking game that combines the unconventional storytelling of Yoko Taro with the smooth and intense combat of Platinum Games.

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What we like:
  • Engaging story
  • Unique gameplay mechanics
  • Memorable characters
  • Stunning visuals
  • Thought-provoking themes
What could be improved:
  • Replaying Route B can be tedious
  • Overused twin stick shooter minigames
  • Difficulty balance issues
  • Lack of difficulty between normal and hard

  • rpg
  • bullet-hell
  • open-world
  • robots
  • action
  • shooter
  • combat
  • post-apocalyptic
  • japanese
  • twin-stick
  • narrative
  • fight
  • hack-and-slash
  • battle
  • boss

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Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Playstation 4

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.


  • open-world
  • driving
  • crime
  • first-person
  • heist
  • shooter
  • vehicle
  • third-person
  • cover
  • sandbox
  • online
  • satire
  • narrative
  • golf
  • action

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Afterplace (2022)

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Afterplace is an adventurous indie game for mobile devices. It's a huge open world, full of hidden secrets, treasures, and creatures. There are no waypoints in Afterplace. You'll have to forge your own path.

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  • open-world
  • friends-and-family
  • full-fledged
  • adventure-seeking
  • dungeon
  • pixel
  • adventure
  • open-ended
  • controller-support
  • surreal
  • dungeon-crawler
  • minimalist
  • top-down
  • action-adventure

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Gotham Knights (2022)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Android PC Windows Playstation 5

Gotham Knights follows Batman's allies as they come together to investigate The Court of Owls, a secret society of Gotham's rich and famous. You can explore the open-world, play as any of the four characters - Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood - and battle against Gotham's deadliest villains.

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What we like:
  • Fast and responsive combat
  • Multiple playable characters
  • Engaging narrative
  • Gorgeous open world
  • Variety of patrol objectives
What could be improved:
  • Early game travel is time consuming
  • Gear system lacks depth
  • Limited co-op options

  • open-world
  • cooperative
  • stealth
  • superhero
  • crime
  • fight
  • rpg
  • crafting
  • combat
  • action
  • brawler

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9th Dawn III (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android

"description": "Embark on an epic adventure in 9th Dawn III: Shadow of Erthil, a thrilling 2D open world RPG filled with dungeons, monsters, and secrets. Explore vast landscapes, discover hidden crypts and villages, and fight over 270 unique monsters to become the ultimate warrior. With over 1,400 items to collect, customize your gear, recruit monsters, and play the original card game Fyued. With an original orchestral soundtrack, side quests, and more, can you uncover the mysterious evil force threatening the lands?"

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What we like:
  • Massive open-world
  • Unique space to flip movement mechanics
  • Deep nostalgic pull to older games
  • Simple and familiar RPG flavor
  • Impressive take on 2D Hack and Slash gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Weak gearing system
  • Difficulty understanding attributes, skills, and abilities impact on player stats
  • No modding tools and no way to split stacks or divide items in inventory

  • open-world
  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • crafting
  • card
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mining
  • dungeon
  • collectathon
  • twin-stick
  • campaign
  • hack-and-slash
  • old-school
  • 2d

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