25. Opening our list of the Top 25 PC Open World Games is Red Faction: Guerrilla Released in 2009, Volition’s third person shooter was dubbed by critics as an open world with a purpose, being one of the few in the series to actually deliver on its promises. Set in a dystopic year 2125, take on the role of Alec Mason as he allies with the Red Faction to defeat an oppressive organization on the planet. An open world game that revolves in primal destruction set in the Martian planes, it has a PlayScore of 8.44.

24. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box An amazing reinvention in the Burnout series that anchored on the experience of discovery and exploration. Paradise was an early open world haven for the racing enthusiasts. It incorporated their beloved features into its endless environments. Get into the showtime spirit wherever and whenever, and make the biggest splash in the world of racing. It has a PlayScore of 8.46. 23. Grow Home Popping in for a dose of whimsy and color is Ubisoft’s adorable adventure platformer. In it, you accompany a friendly robot named BUD who’s given the colossal task of oxygenating his homeworld using the various plants at his disposal. Push, climb, and plant your way through its procedurally animated word, and bask in the wonders of discovery. It has a PlayScore of 8.47. 22. Just Cause 2 An underrated gem in the open world category, this second installment of the Avalance action adventure is a pure haven for complete and utter destruction. Known for its explosive randomness, tinker around its highly volatile and highly interactive environment and bask in the primal delight of watching things go boom.

Wreak havoc in the workd of Panau and become the master of your own digital playground. It has a PlayScore 8.54. 21. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat The third title in GSC Gameworld’s radioactive FPS series, Call of Pripyat takes us back to the post apocalyptic wastelands of Ukraine–particularly in the divided city of Pripyat. Play as the stalker Alex as he investigates the mysterious helicopter disappearances in the Zone. Cited as one of the most compelling of the entire series, discover the secrets of the Zone for yourself with three major areas to explore. It has a PlayScore of 8.56. 20. Sleeping Dogs Get a taste of Hong Kong’s criminal underbelly in this 2012 action adventure from United Front Games. Thought to be just another GTA clone, Sleeping Dogs exceeded all expectations. Play out a soulful tale of the life in crime as you step in the shoes of undercover cop on a mission to take down the Triads.

A colorful and action-packed tour of Hong Kong, it has a PlayScore of 8.57. 19. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Before the Assassin’s Creed had their reputation for recycled ideas, it had one of the most remarkable open world experiences of the time. A mix of stealth, adventure, and sandbox style game play, live out the eventful Assassin along with the new favourite Ezio. Ride horseback around iconic Italian landmarks, and put yourself in the pages of history. Dated as it may look compared to today’s games, it still remains one of the best titles of the series. It has a PlayScore of 8.59. 18. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Another albeit dated masterpiece. Rockstar brings you back home to your old homies in Grove street. A follow-up to their highly successful Vice City, San Andreas opened players to brand new gameplay horizons.

Whether it was new cars, the gym, or strip club visits–it had it all, effectively cementing GTA in the open world halls of fame. A mesmerizing depiction of life in the ‘hood, it has a PlayScore of 8.62. 17. Grim Dawn Limited budget notwithstanding, Crate Entertainment delivered the goods with this long tribute to old school hack-and-slash. Integrating old and new, it ramps it up with rewarding loot and complex character development.

Make use of its dual class system that lets you combine its six classes with a score of different skills and modifiers. Hitting all the marks with its open world design and hybrid class system, it has a PlayScore of 8.63. 16. Mount & Blade: Warband Mount your steed and gallop through the mushes in this classic action RPG form TaleWorlds Entertainment. A standalone expansion pack, it expands on their base game by letting you create new factions, choose new political options, and play with friends in Multiplayer. Dive into the battlefields and immerse yourself in the exhilarating thrills of the battlefield. It has a PlayScore of 8.65. 15. Far Cry 3 Freedom was at the forefront of Far Cry 3, and definitely made a mark. Not only for the impressive performance of their well-written villain, Vaas Montenegro, but also for the sheer thrills of Jason Brody’s tropical paradise. Rescue your friends from the psychopathic ring leader, drive around the verdant fields, and discover each of their multiple endings.

It has a PlayScore of 8.65. 14. Saints Row IV A game that might as well be a superhero simulation. The fourth installment of the over top action adventure goes Presidential with the Boss unexpected from Street Gang leader to Commander in Chief. Take your rightful place in the White House, and go on a killing spree with his newfound superhuman abilities. Withh superspepd races and and the series’ trademark hilarity, it’s Saints Row sandbox at its finest. It has a PlayScore of 8.69. 13. Don’t Starve Venture into worlds unknown in this german-expressionism inspired game of gigantic proportions. Fall into eerie wormholes and transport yourself to a strange of anthropomorphized, steampunk horses, and flaming flies. The goal simply is to survive. Make it through the night using the limited resources around you, and increase your chances by determining friends from foes. Not exactly your usual open world adventure, it has a PlayScore of 8.7. 12. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor The beginning of Monolith Productions’ success. Shadow of Mordor boasts a fast-paced hack and slash combat and a revolutionary Nemesis System. Follow a Gondorian Ranger, Talion, as he exacts his vengeance on Sauron for murdering his family. Team up with the Ringmaker, Celebrimbor, in a quest of power and Orc slaughtering glory.

It has a PlayScore of 8.78. 11. Forza Horizon 3 Only the third title in their recent racing series, Horizon has no shortage of promise. Combining two highly marketable genres into one, it becomes a pure open world haven for racing enthusiasts every. here’s a bigger world to discover as you set foot in the vast Australian landscapes that’s twice larger than their previous hubs. Prepare to dive into its liberating environments, and discover the sights and secrets of the lush location.

It has a PlayScore of 8.8. 10. Fallout: New Vegas Perhaps one of the most hotly debated franchises. It looks like New Vegas won this showdown. An open world RPG that’s bursting at the seams with tongue-in-cheek dialog boxes and overall wittiness, it’s hard to forget a gem that’s just oozes with charm. Venture forth through the post apocalyptic wasteland, shoot down radioactive rats in slow motion, and make memories with their interesting cast of characters. It has a PlayScore of 8.81. 9. Minecraft Infamous for its swath of youtube streamers and quirky fanbase, Mojang’s sandbox game has dug out of its niche box and into our collective consciousness. Whichever kind of fan you are, there’s something for you to love. Make your mark on the Neptune-sized canvas, or excercise your craftiness amid its dangerous wilderness. Perfect for artists and wannabe cuboid cavemen, it has a PlayScore of 8.86.

8. Subnautica Despite humanity’s thousand year presence, we’ve still yet to discover the mysteries of our ocean’s deep abyss. And that’s exactly the kind of unknown world you’ll discover in this nautical open world survival game. Take a dip into the majestic underseas and freedive your way through the scenic locales. Build, collect, and discover the mysteries of the water void. It has a PlayScore of 8.87. 7. Terraria A game where the only thing that limits your creativity is your imagination. Terraria is a sandbox-style game that takes possibilities to a whole new corner. Its core fun lies within the freedom of the players to seamlessly switch between exploration, combat and construction. It has sold more than 18 million copies due to the game’s depth. What everyone thought was just another Minecraft clone turned out to be an experience of its own. It has a PlayScore of 6. A Hat in Time A platform action adventure game that’s not unlike Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey in terms of style and creativity. Rekindle that childish sense of wonder as you help a young girl return to her home world.

Roam around its enchanting world, and use your imagination to solve the various puzzles. It has a PlayScore of 5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Witness the birth of the man who sold the world and uncover the events that leads to the first game of the series. Hideo Kojima’s final entry to the universally acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series is a masterpiece of stealth-action-adventure. Watch how Venom Snake deals with the events after the Peace Walker. Become embroiled in another tale of political intrigue as you roam about the deserts of Africa and Afghanistan. It has a PlayScore of 4. Batman: Arkham City After the groundbreaking success of the Asylum, Rocksteady’s sequel takes your favorite caped crusader to an open-world adventure in the heart of Gotham City. With its enhanced gameplay and open world experience, glide around the city using your high-powered Batman gadgets and apprehend the iconic characters from his Rogue’s Gallery. Still one of the highest rated games in the Arkham trilogy, it has a PlayScore of 9.05. 3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Perhaps the most ubiquitous of the entire Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim is essentially an institution in the open world genre–doing what GTA does, and putting it in the context medieval fantasy.

Fit into the Dragonborn destiny, and pave your own legacy amidst a growing civil war. Packed with the immersive inanities of cooking, crafting, and coupling, there’s no wonder it’s still one of the most played games today. It has a PlayScore of 9.18. 2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt It’s hard to forget a game like Witcher’s third and, unfortunately, final entry. Get to play as their magical, silver-haired, debonair as he goes on a mission to find the Child of Prophecy. Take snapshots, play cards, make love, and bask in the freedom of this rich and breathtaking world.

It’s CD Projekt Red’s personal masterpiece, and it receives a PlayScore of 9.31. 1. And the best open world game on the PC is Divinity: Original Sin II A relative newcomer in the gaming world, Larian Studios struck gold with this latest title in the Divinity series. Known for tactical turn-based combat with emergent, element-based gameplay–this sequel takes it to the next level. Pairing deep customization options with emergent and cooperative gameplay, it seems to capture the atmosphere the pen and paper RPG experience in a beautiful and immersive universe. Definitely not the last we’ll see of Larian Studios, it has a PlayScore of 9.33..

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