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Submitted by Hardedge 1522d ago | opinion piece

Top Ten Open World Games This Generation

GamingUnion.net:

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. (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Crackdown, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Infamous, PC, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Xbox 360)

mephman  +   1522d ago
Some really great games this generation, it's a shame Microsoft couldn't push on with the Crackdown franchise though.
Hardedge  +   1522d ago
I've watched my bud play it, it seemed like a lot of chaotic fun.
JDouglasGU  +   1522d ago
yeah, they really dropped the ball on that one. pretty much a disastrous situation for everyone involved.
ShawnCollier  +   1522d ago
Didn't the sequel really underperform expectations?
Sanrin  +   1522d ago
I really loved the first game, but the second really just didn't deliver enough new content to really justify a full playthrough.
mephman  +   1522d ago
Well, the sequel was just the "perfect" sequel. It just did nothing new or original.
Hardedge  +   1522d ago
Burnout Paradise seemed so long ago, still one of my favourite games this generation though.
JDouglasGU  +   1522d ago
definitely the definitive burnout game, which explains why there hasn't been another one.
kancerkid  +   1522d 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.
StarCSR  +   1517d 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.
kudakadere  +   1522d ago
Red dead end of.
NickD35  +   1522d 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.
HobbsCanuck  +   1522d 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
Mike1094  +   1522d 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!
JDouglasGU  +   1522d ago
well it's hard to even classify mafia 2 was an open world game, because the narrative was completely linear.
dougr  +   1522d ago
Just Cause 2??????
BatClarkeee  +   1522d ago
they gave just cause 2 an honourable mention, its written all the way down the bottom.
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Saint-Revlot  +   1522d ago
Out of those my favorite is inFAMOUS.
HobbsCanuck  +   1522d ago
1. Fallout 3
2. Red Dead Redemption
3. inFAMOUS
4. Assassin's Creed 2
5. The Saboteur
6. Just Cause 2
7. Mafia 2
8. Grand Theft Auto 4
9. Burnout Paradise
10. Prototype
TheOneWhoPwnsYou  +   1522d ago
Good list. Although, It should have been Assassins Creed 2.. not Brotherhood..

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