GR - "Digital worlds are part and parcel of the videogames we play. It is the geography in which the characters with whom we interact, and the places in which we go. It's where the magic happens, and we visit these lands every time we play a game."
Surprised Eve Online wasn't mentioned
Same here. Me and my mates did a smuggling run and it took us 6 hours (but worth it :D) and I don't think we got any further than 1/20th across the galaxy :/
I KNOW Eve Online is the biggest Game world for SURE!! Plus it keeps expanding just like Real Space does! Arma II and Fuel should be on that list as well. San Andreas is bigger than GTAIV! STALKER Call Of Priyat is pretty dam Big too! Microsoft Flight! Any Train Simulator, Any Truck Simulator, any Naval Simulator, The Space Shuttle Simulator is the entire got dam planet cause you can streak across the entire planet earth during re-entry plus Space! I can keep going but the list is a total failure.
Didn't elders scroll have a huge world? I heard it was the size of GB.
Yeah this is the worst big world list ever. Daggerfall's map is multiple(hundreds) times bigger than the newer 3
@Solid_Snake37 yeah i think Elder Scrolls 2: Dagerfall had something like 15,000 towns. Also Wikipedia tells me it had upwards of 750,000 NPC's and the world size was over 487,000 sq km (twice the size of great Britain)
Sorry guys I meant Elders Scrolls II: Daggerfall. Keyboard, you have failed me....
bad list; several games should have been on there like Crysis, Civilization, Lair, and what's that other game, Just Cause?
Have you played San Andreas recently? I can understand someone remembering it being bigger but it is not bigger than 4's city, not even close. GTA:SA 13 square miles GTA4 17 square miles
Silly this really as theres over 100 MMOS all with HUGE worlds bigger than these. They should have stuck with consoles or changed to AA titles only or something
I really don't like this list for the lack of research on games. If this was suppose to be in order, it also failed. Look at this nice picture and you'll notice a few things. (I know that world of Warcraft map has since been extended but is still not as big as just cause 2's map. Also I believe that daggerfall has the largest map that you can actually "walk on" no just "empty space" http://unrealitymag.com/wp-... Just Cause 2 is 400 square miles Asheron's Call is 500 square miles Test Drive Unlimited is 618 square miles Codemaster's FUEL is 5560 square miles! Guildwars Nightfall is 15,000 square miles! Lord of the Rings Online is freaking 30,000 square miles! The Elder Scrools 2: Daggerfall is freaking 62,394 square miles!!!!! I know that EVE Online would probably rape all of these games in sheer size, but I don't like to categorize it with the other games because EVE Online is space and not land where you can walk on and also there are textures and 3d objects instead of empty space with objects spread out. I'm not saying anything bad about EVE, but I just categorize it differently. But I guess we're just talking about size after all and nothing specific so then yes, EVE rapes everything.
I don't think Burnout Paradise is actually thay big, unless having cars made it feel significantly smaller. You can drive from one side of the island to the other in about 5 minutes. I can't even do that in San Andreas, which according to that map, is significantly smaller. One of my problems with Burnout Paraside was that the world felt too small and you're constantly racing in the same areas.
Meanwhile, Minecracft's world is the size of Neptune.
Final Fantasy XI?.... Anyone?
It specifically says in the article that they did not include space sims because they are mostly filled with empty space.
Guy just drove massive traffic to 20 pages of "content". That's SEO for you.
alright, minecraft is the biggest, but they're totally random, so does it really count? I think just cause 2 should be much higher up the list, as it no other game gives you that feel of massiveness. It blows everything out of the water easily in terms off sheer size.
I expected little big planet to be mentioned.
Not really world, more like levels.
Ok fine! I just thought that LittleBigPlanet was a world with endless possibilities. But in reality it's more like a place with an endless supply of levels.
Don't be mad, bud.
This list is pretty much a fail. Fuel and Daggerfall not on the list !? GTA IV But no San Andreas!? They didn't even do some basic homework: http://i.imgur.com/uBWCz.jp...
FUEL would dwarf all the others on that chart. Impressive. On a side note, Burnout Paradise didn't feel like it was half the size of just cause 2 of 15 times bigger than San Andreas.
Thanks for the posting that. I'm also surprised Test Drive Unlimited 2 and ARMA II weren't mentioned. Crappy article.
No Daggerfall, really? The game is literally about the size of England. Morrowind is in there, and Bethesda have claimed Morrowind is 0.01% the size of Daggerfall.
Arma 2 has at least 200 square kilometers. That's huge as compared to what you can physically see. So it basically is bigger than the Elder Scrolls games. And Diablo 3's world isn't that big.
yeah, whoever made this list sure did a cruddy job, wheres fallout new vegas at? daggarfall? this thing is off, WAY OFF...
I figured WoW would be number 2. Most of these lists put the most predictable one as number 2 and something "controversial" as number 1.
1 example per page is just annoying...
How the hell did they miss Frontier: Elite II, you have a galaxy to explore with 513,982,470 unique star systems. You can go to any star and land on or fly around any planet you want. http://jongware.com/galaxy1...
It was massive, certainly bigger than the games in the article. I'm still hoping the next Elite actually gets made, with the technology we have now it could be amazing. Come on Braben, make an announcement. Please.
The world of Tera is bigger than gw and wow vanilla and rift so why it isnt there....pfff fangirls sometimes seriously
Twenty examples, twenty pages. F*ck you.
World War 2 Online: Battleground Europe should be on that list. At the last count it was around 320,000km (198,838 miles) And it's still growing. http://wiki.wwiionline.com/...
not much console games though.
What about Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising?
You know what your right! I hated that game to DEATH (for lots of other reasons than the one below)!!!! You would die and spend the next 30 minutes running back to the point where you died ONLY to die again and spend the next 30 minutes running back to that point!!! I think i even ran outta gas one time in Dragon Rising and had to dis-embark and walk!!! (maybe it was another game but Dragon Rising gets the blame cause that game sucked) Huge game world, crappy save points, Horrible game.
this list is terrible. GTA IV has much better and bigger world than many other games listed on here, also red dead should be in the top 5.
Gothic III was another that they missed. I would say it was at least as big as Skyrim, and much larger than Oblivion or Morrowind.
Diablo 3 really? It pays to do a bit of research. D3 has loading screens and its not a open world game like the others. As far as land size, Daggerfall is the biggest.
None of the Elder Scrolls Games should be on this list...even Daggerfall. Talk about an empty, uninteresting place. Actually I think that should be extended to pretty much all mmorpgs as well who's sense of scale is due to endless amounts of 2d browns and greens.
"You have to like what I like." is all I hear.
Someone obviously never had to hoof it from everfrost to Freeport with no spirit of wolf. Of course, it might have just seemed bigger since you'd get killed by a muddite when you hit the Gorge of King Xorbb and have to start all over again.
DC Universe is bigger than most of these games on this list. I say most because i have not play all of them.
ermm GTA4 world is not that big San Andreas is more like it.
Sorry I clicked the link.
gta san andreas
in terms of size la noire isn't the biggest but in terms of length stayed there it ranks pretty high as I love looking around and driving in the old style cars
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