There's nothing wrong with tightly-scripted video games, but sometimes, you just want to mess around without stressing so much about reaching the next level.
out of that list my #1 is the The Elder Scrolls titles
Dude... Where the fuck is Just cause 2?! Take out super metroid (what is this, the 90's?), and jack Just Cause 2 in there.
GTA San Andreas, Just Cause 2. They have a massive open world to mess about in and they do not make it on the list.
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