Open world games are more popular than they’ve ever been, which means that nearly every developer and publisher in the industry is trying its hand at the genre (if it can even be called a genre, that is). That is, of course, excellent for fans of open world games, but this sort of oversaturation also goes hand in hand with the sad reality of some really good games simply getting lost in the crowd. Here, we’re going to be taking a look at a few open world games that didn’t get the sort of recognition they deserved.
ASSASSIN’S CREED ROGUE
Coming at a time when the classic Assassin’s Creed formula was starting to get a little stale, and launching alongside the next-gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed Unity, AC Rogue was fighting an uphill battle from the get go. It didn’t help that many people viewed it as a watered down version of the excellent Black Flag. All of that’s a little unfair though, because Rogue is a pretty solid game. A unique twist on the Templars vs Assassins conflict, solid naval gameplay, inventive mission structure, and a relatively brief yet dense runtime make for a thoroughly enjoyable Assassin’s Creed experience.