Submitted by Phil32 704d ago | opinion piece

Top Ten Open World Settings

SuperPhillip Central writes, "We're fresh off the heels of the release of Saints Row IV, and many have fallen in love with the game. Of course, the big open world game is releasing in just a handful of weeks, Grand Theft Auto V. While we have a breather between those two games SuperPhillip Central has come up with a list of our favorite open world settings. These are ones that were a ton of fun to explore, ones we got absolute lost in (the good kind of lost), and ones that took our breaths away. Now, make note that these aren't necessarily the best-- they're simply our personal favorites. We hope this list is satisfactory, but if not, please set us straight in the comments section once you've read the rationale for our selections." (Grand Theft Auto IV, iPad, iPhone, Just Cause 2, PC, PS2, PS3, Saints Row 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

NukaCola  +   704d ago
Capitol Wasteland : FALLOUT 3

It was hard not to immersed in the world. It was horror and beauty and perfect.
Phil32  +   704d ago
That's a good one as well.
ATi_Elite  +   703d ago
List sucks without STALKER Call of Pripyat!

you can enter EVERY building in STALKER and you even have a HUGE under ground area. STALKER with MOds even allows you to FLY.

STALKER has the BEST N.P.C A.I. out of ALL those games and the world is so alive with a 24/7 day/night cycle with weather that you can just sit back and watch the mayhem and be entertained for hours.

...and where the hell is Fallout 3
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ZBlacktt  +   704d ago
I realize this is strong opinion based, lol. But I take it Next Gen is not included as it hasn't really come out yet?

Anyway to date:

1) Skirim ( so much awesome randomness and dragons! )

2) Red Dead Redemption ( Very real open world as expect by RockStar )

3) Far Cry 3 ( Very beautiful open world with so much wildlife )

4) Just Cause 2 ( Big, fun and loving the stuntman acts! Map was huge! )

5) FallOut 3 ( Very fun, vast open waste land! )

6) Grand Theft Auto San Andreas ( Had so much fun with this game. A lot of memories from when I grew up down there in S Cali that same time period )

7)inFamous 2 ( 1 was good, but 2 added that polished look and better upgrades, better bad guys )

8) Borderlands 2 ( Like above, better polished look, upgraded game and themes )

9)Burnout Paradise ( Huge world with endless types of things to drive, Huge jumps everywhere )

10) Assassin's Creed Brotherhood or AC3 ( Both worlds I loved a lot! Better game in brotherhood, a lot of new things added in AC3 )
Arrrriibaa  +   704d ago
You should wait a bit...


Dying Light

Dead Rising 3

Batman: Arkham Origins

Witcher 3

Assassins Creed 4

Watch Dogs


The Division

The Crew

God... so much freedom :3
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Phil32  +   704d ago
Yeah, next gen (and the current gen titles you listed) will definitely impress!
lanorzar11  +   704d ago
Arrrriibaa  +   703d ago
oh god, how could i forget.
user7402931  +   704d ago
turok, you never know when a dinosaur will bite your head off.

mass effect. i love sci fi.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   704d ago
Gotta love apocalyptic wastelands, everythings turned upside down and rules and laws no longer apply.
noisemedia  +   704d ago
Its a good list, sure...but its missing Red Dead Redemption - which it seems for any one that played the game has got to be amongst their all time top ten worlds. Of course that's just like, my opinion, man.
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modesign  +   704d ago
developers need to move away from the new your city safe zone. be innovative, there is more to the world than new york city and LA. make a game set in seattle, or pittsburgh, dallas, atlanta, toronto, vancouver, paris, moscow, DUBAI, hong kong, tokyo, sydney, etc. so many locations.

im refering to open world sand box games.
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andrewer  +   704d ago
Morrowind goes first for me, damn difficult lands haha.
I would go for Just Cause 2 and ACII (My favorite one) for the list too, along with Oblivion (got terrified everytime the skies got darker lol) and, of course, Watch Dogs, that is actually promising to be a very good open-world game.
Oh, and Minecraft, if it counts :D
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_QQ_  +   703d ago
No mechonis/bionis? there is a lack of any mmo's and jrpgs.
plaZeHD  +   703d ago
1, Empire Bay (Mafia 2)
2, Liberty City (GTA 4)
3, Los Santos (GTA San Andreas)

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