As the world of gaming moves more and more towards online multiplayer experiences, the open world genre has become increasingly popular. Games with large, explorable worlds allow players to get lost in the experience and feel like they’re a part of the game world.
Open world games are some of the most popular and best-selling video games around. They offer a level of freedom and exploration that is unmatched in most other genres. Here are five of the best open world games for PC.
> Witcher 3
Witcher 3 is an action role-playing game set in an open world environment. It is the third game in the Witcher series, following The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
- exceptional, beautiful open world that connects violence with beauty
- Outstanding story that balances world politics and personal conflict
- Fantastic detailing reveals the consequences of your actions
- Armor designs, potion system, and sign upgrades provide an excellent sense of growth
- There’s so much to do–almost all of it brimming with quality
- Some disruptive bugs may slow down your gaming experience.
> Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on 18 November 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on 14 April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. The game is the fifth main installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.
Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the game follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency.
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- Wide range of activities and customization
- Fun with friends and friendly strangers
- Free DLCs
- Active with community (Snapmatic contests, giveaways, events)
- Rockstar fixes/addresses most of the previous complaints
- Integration of Social Club and crews
- Lots of repetitive grinding to get access to items due to expensive prices
- Somewhat hostile/unfriendly community (dirty racers, griefers, hackers, etc.)
- Custom maps which lack moderation.
- Minor gripes concerning matchmaking, passive mode, free aim sessions, character creation, etc.
> Fallout 4
Fallout 4 offers one of the most extensive open worlds of any game. Most aspects are flawless. Characters, Music, Enemies, Customization and the Story are all very elaborate and enhance the world to a new level.
- Much better gameplay and graphics than previous games
- Improved weapon crafting rather than just weapon mods from FNV.
- Settlement System
- Great artwork and big maps.
- Removal of Skills
- Meaningful choices: The game claims to have multiple endings but in reality there’s only two. You kill the Institute or side with it.
Skyrim is a popular video game that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. The game is set in a medieval world where players can choose to play as various races and classes. The game is known for its intense combat, vast world, and detailed graphics.
- Hundreds of hours of gameplay ranging from quests, side quests, unmarked quests, exploration, etc.
- The game is a virtual hoarding simulator. There is a lot of loot to collect and sell within the game.
- Tons of unique weapons and spells to find and collect. You can even create your own weapons through leveling up the “smithing” skill and upgrade them using materials found within Skyrim.
- You can play how you want and who you want. Everything is your choice. You can choose to become a thief, a murderer, a hero, an archer, whatever you want. The world is yours to discover.
- Relatively big open world map that does not feel linear at all. You don’t particularly need to follow the main quest, so you can just wander around the whole map aimlessly with not many consequences. Although there may be some tougher enemies in the Western regions of Skyrim.
- Mods… if you are playing on PC. Hopefully you are, because mods are incredibly important in order to improve Skyrim as a whole. There’s SkyUI, which improves Skyrim’s user interface by hiding the obvious console orientated menu. Then there are graphical mods, ranging from ENB’s to SweetFX. You’ve even got the kinky stuff, the weapon and armor mods, creature mods, etc.
- If you are playing on PC: It is a console port. Don’t expect perfect optimization
- If you are playing on PC: The game seems to run better on Nvidia cards than AMD cards. Problems such as texture stretching may occur on AMD rigs.
- If you are playing on PC: The game only plays properly at 60 FPS. Anything over will screw up physics, timescales, and cause a lot of screen tearing. This may be a problem for some people who are used to playing above 60 FPS.
- If you are playing on console: This is a big warning to console players. SAVE OFTEN! You never know when you will get stuck in a rock or a box. On PC, you can easily use console commands to get out.
- If you are playing on console: Your save file is pretty much fucked once it hits a certain size. This is especially the case for the PS3. The FPS will drop down to the single digits once the size of your save is too big.
- The game is relatively glitchy, and it’s almost a guarantee that you will experience at least several glitches throughout your playthrough of Skyrim. Some may be game breaking, but most glitches are relatively minor.
> Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal is a video game that takes players back to the Stone Age. In the game, players must use their wits and skills to survive in a hostile world. The game is full of challenges, but it is also full of rewards. Let’s take a closer look at the good and the bad side of the popular open world game.
- Darker nights with actual use for fire as a weapon and as lighting.
- Fire propagates much better and is useful as well as dangerous.
- There are options to make the game much harder should you want that. Also options to turn off just about every onscreen HUD element.
- Crafting is slightly more robust in this game though some hate crafting and may see that as a bad side. It gives some meaning to actually collecting resources in the world.
- Absolutely amazing world to explore. Unfortunately not having modern elements and being set so far in the past makes the world pretty, but ultimately a bit bland in terms of cool stuff to find. Still there are a lot of places to explore and a myriad of terrains and environments from dense forests, to sparkling rivers/lakes/waterfalls to snowy mountains.
- Some survival elements (good!) but nowhere near realism (bad 🙁 ).
- Main campaign is the shortest and arguably weakest of the series.
- Characters are likewise not nearly as interesting.
- Less interesting side missions and collectibles.
- Little to do outside of the main campaign – weak open world, no coop, no map editor, no multiplayer, etc etc
- The same goddamn animals. I mean seriously. How many fucking games of this series are going to have the same dholes, eagles, turtles, and so on? Yes they are reskinned, but Ubi REALLY missed an opportunity to introduce new and bizarre animals never before seen in any game much less a Far Cry one.
- No guns, vehicles or any other kinds of modern trappings. Some may see this as a pro.
In conclusion, there are many great open world games that you can play on your pc in 2022. Some of these games include Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Fallout 76. These games are all great for exploring the world and for taking on challenging tasks. They are also great for socializing with friends, and for experiencing unique stories. If you are looking for a great open world game to play on your pc in 2022, these are the 5 best choices.