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Top Ten Open World Games This Generation

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Grand Theft Auto III ushered in a new brand of game design on consoles, the open-world game, largely thanks to its runaway success when it was released in 2003. Since then, the genre has expanded considerably to encompass everything from destructible playgrounds to realistic historical periods and pieces.

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mephman1954d ago

Some really great games this generation, it's a shame Microsoft couldn't push on with the Crackdown franchise though.

Hardedge1954d ago

I've watched my bud play it, it seemed like a lot of chaotic fun.

JDouglasGU1954d ago

yeah, they really dropped the ball on that one. pretty much a disastrous situation for everyone involved.

ShawnCollier1954d ago

Didn't the sequel really underperform expectations?

Sanrin1954d ago

I really loved the first game, but the second really just didn't deliver enough new content to really justify a full playthrough.

mephman1954d ago

Well, the sequel was just the "perfect" sequel. It just did nothing new or original.

Hardedge1954d ago

Burnout Paradise seemed so long ago, still one of my favourite games this generation though.

JDouglasGU1954d ago

definitely the definitive burnout game, which explains why there hasn't been another one.

kancerkid1954d ago

After buying the first 4 the day of release and playing them to death, I still don't know why I don't have Paradise.

StarCSR1949d ago

For me Burnout ended with Burnout : Revenge.... Burnout shouldn't be about an open world. It should be like NFS: Hot Pursuit is now. THAT is Burnout for me.

NickD351954d ago

For me Fallout 3 is the best game released this gen. I got lost in that game and all the DLC for a very long time.

HobbsCanuck1954d ago

Same here. Every once and a while I'll go back and buy one of the DLC's and start playing Fallout 3 :P

Mike10941954d ago

A good list, but not even an honorable mention for Mafia 2? Sure, the game as a whole was not exactly top-notch (Even though I loved it!), but the New York/Chicago inspired open city was downright beautiful!

JDouglasGU1954d ago

well it's hard to even classify mafia 2 was an open world game, because the narrative was completely linear.

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