With extensive evolution in game engines such as Frostbite and CryEngine, open world games have become all the rage. From the old school, Grand Theft Auto to Tom Clancy’s The Division, open world games have saved a spot in today’s gaming genre.
Here is the list of Best Open World Games to try:
Grand Theft Auto 5
Set in the fictional city of Los Santos and the open countryside of San Andreas, GTA 5 offers multiple scenario based missions and competitive challenges. Besides the main storyline, the open world is very interactive and has much more to offer as compared to its older versions. GTA 5 also offers player switching, wherein one can play the game as three different people. Fast-paced missions and endless fun make this game an all time favourite amongst open world enthusiasts. The game also has a multiplayer which supports up to 30 players at once and can take part in competitive or cooperative missions.
Assasin’s Creed Syndicate
Raised as an Assasin to follow the Creed, you must fight for peace in Victorian era London against the Templars. With the ability to play as two different characters, each having unique traits and abilities. The game introduces new traveling systems and refined combat with stealth mechanics. The game offers various side missions as well, parallel to the main story. However, Assasin’s Creed Syndicate does not a multiplayer.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V:The Phantom Pain is an action-adventure stealth game based on tactical espionage operations. It’s a favourite amongst players who enjoy stealth missions and spying scenarios. The terrain offered in the game is very immersive and can be traversed on foot, horseback or even ground vehicles. A very interesting feature is the option to change the storyline by giving the player the ability to change the outcome of a mission. With great weather effects, smart AI and interactive missions, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a must try.
Fallout 4 is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 2 centuries after a devastating nuclear war. The game offers various quests and gives experience points to level up your character. Your character can scavenge, construct and deconstruct buildings, and eventually create settlements for more nonplayable AI. Fallout 4 has an interesting storyline and also offers multiple endings to the game. As one progresses through the main storyline, you meet many companions that can accompany you on quests and can perform actions on your behalf. In the end, Fallout 4 offers a very detailed and interactive environment bursting with activities and missions that ensure a great gaming experience.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Division is a third-person shooter set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. We play as an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, investigating the cause of the outbreak of the virus and combating criminal activities in the deserted streets of The Big Apple. The game also has a collaborative as well as player vs player online multiplayer. The game offers experience points as one progresses through the campaign and these can be used to upgrade gear and weapons. New skills and talents can be learnt, each having its own perks and advantages. The game has amazing weather effects that affect player visibility and gameplay. Tom Clancy’s The Division is a personal favourite and comes highly recommended.
It’s the golden era for open world games and they’re getting interactive and more realistic by the day. A few other notable open world games are Mad Max, Uncharted 4, Far Cry Series, Just Cause, The Witcher, Skyrim, and Sleeping Dogs.
This was our list of some of the best open world games. Want to suggest some more games we might have missed, be sure to drop a comment below.