10 Of The Largest Maps In Video Games

With the next generation of game systems on the horizon, hardware power is becoming more and more of a concern. With this great power, comes huge games. Whereas we’ve discussed some of the largest open worlds and some of the longest games in previous features, this time we’re talking about individual maps.

Rather than looking at complete game worlds and their size, we’re talking about single levels and stages that are truly mammoth tasks, or at least ones that feel that way.

Do you agree with our list? Do you have anything else to add? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Tobbe

    Author obviously never played Daggerfall… :/

  • joe

    Sandtrap-halo 3 is small

  • Nubnut

    Welp, I think this takes the cake for worst and least researched video game article ever written. Congratulations.

  • Guest

    Wow what a horrible article. Ever hear about Elder Scrolls? or I don’t know how about Just cause 2! Do some bloody research. Most of these maps are small.

  • jimmeh

    what about minecraft? it has the biggest maps ever

  • LegendaryFaryx

    Minecraft! end of debate!

  • Sahinkin

    Minecraft anyone?

  • Buggajayjay

    Whoever wrote this has not played many video games.

  • Matthew Barker

    Since this also counted dungeons, I would think Sphere 211 from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time should’ve been included. 100 freaking floors you have to scale on that tower.

  • dero

    Just cause 2

    • Vic 2.0

      Was totally about to post this before I saw you had beaten me to it ;)

  • :D fan

    Minecraft? The biggest map ever seen!

  • Swiftright Right

    List is kinda misleading, most of those maps even makes my list as “big”.

    You have Elder scrolls 2, way back in 1996 with a map that was over 229,000 sq km with over 15,000 individual towns villages dungeons and cites. Speaking of 1 city, some of ES2′s cities were larger then several of the game maps on this list.

    Then their is Minecraft. Minecrafts potential map size is on the lines with a dyson swarm with a diameter a little smaller then Venus’s orbit. or 4,722,366,482,869,645 km2

    • kicknyurs

      daggerfall
      agreed

  • http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/octane154/ Octane154

    No Minecraft? No GTA V? I know this is in April, but still, maps of GTA V were leaked.

    • http://dylricho.com/ Dylan

      Nothing official though.

  • A Dog On The Internet

    Here are some of the games that I’ve played with big or huge maps:

    Minecraft
    Arma
    Planetside 2
    Red Dead Redemption
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Grand Theft Auto SA
    The Elder Scrolls V (I’ve only played Skyrim so I don’t know about the other games)
    Fallout 3/New Vegas

  • OFWGKTA_

    Gta v oh wow -_- how can you miss out los santos i bet your brain is the size you would find on a counter strike map _-_.

    • http://dylricho.com/ Dylan

      Well, there is a valid reason for not including GTA V in the list; the article was released on April Fools’ Day last year.

  • matt

    Fuel is a racing a free roam racing game on the 360 that is 4000 plus square miles you can drive from one end of the map to the other and not have to load once why is that not on here? Do your research before posting your articles and no gta really that’s in the top ten

  • matt

    Fuel is free roam racing game on the 360 a game that is 4000 plus square miles. You can drive from one end of the map to the other and not have to load once do your research before posting and no gta really that’s in the top ten

  • deadagaain633

    anithing coming from zergnet is useles just a pile of tween yupies typing what ever their medicinal canabis tells them to.

  • just me

    Why is Wake Island here?

    It MAY be the most iconic map of the Battlefield-series but it’s by far not the biggest Map and it feels never ever gigantic in any way

  • Anthropophagic

    This is terrible. Seriously.. there is nothing good about this list. Is this just a click bait website? One game on each page. I hope the owners feel shame over what they are putting out. I mean shame while they count their money. Going to have to put this side on the avoid list.

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