Top 10 Vertical Game Worlds

We fool around in a bunch of big game worlds. Fire up a copy of Fallout 3 and you’re greeted with wasteland as far as the eye can see. The land of Cyrodiil, with its huge surface area, never fails to impress. What these games lack, however, is vertical ambition. Sure they stretch for a long way across the ground, but do they ever let you take to the sky? In honour of man’s constant ambition to get off the ground, here are the top ten game worlds that let you soar high in the sky.

Assassin’s Creed 2

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Wanna know what’s better than flying really high? Having the satisfaction of knowing that you climbed up there yourself. Some games let you fly higher, but the parkour action of Assassin’s Creed 2 is far more satisfying.

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Any other games that offered you some quality high flying action? Let us know below.

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  • http://Website Code Monkey

    What about World of Warcraft?

    With the ability to fly anywhere now, it certainly gives you some AMAZING views of the whole world.

  • http://Website odd

    Actually Oblivion(Cyrodill reference) gives you an opportunity to move above the clouds in the quest Knights of the Nine(Umaril the Unfeathered). Granted it’s a boss fight and you teleport back after you’re done, but it’s high above ground. There are also several mountains to climb like the mountain with Wizard’s Tower on top.

  • http://Website Jon

    No World of Warcraft or Second Life mentioned? Augh.

  • http://Website Chris

    Yeah, I have a game you should try. Just Cause 2. Totally underrated beautifully detailed game, flying is a huge part of the game.

  • http://Website Skornogr4phy

    What about Minecraft? It may not involve flying, but it certainly has a massive amount of vertical travel. Ever made a jump from cloud height to bedrock? Huge…

  • http://Website doobbiess

    Amped 3 should defenitely be on here, you could basically fly into space for goodness sakes.

  • http://Website Sean R

    I was getting really nervous that Just Cause 2 wasn’t going to make this list. If by being last in a top 10, that means that this is the best vertical game world EVER… then I am in 100% agreement.

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  • http://Website Ruddigerpez

    You forgot Warhawk.

  • http://Website D

    Saints Row 2. Turns parachuting into a minigame.

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