Video games have the ability to transport us to beautiful locations that feel like our wildest dreams come true. Developers can use many elements like storytelling, mechanics, and world design to create a world that feels extremely lively – and with this feature, we will be looking at 15 such examples of the most dynamic and lively worlds in games.
Horizon Forbidden West + Burning Shores
Despite being a post-apocalyptic adventure, Horizon Forbidden West manages to craft a world that well and truly feels like a character in its own right. Be it the granular attention to detail in the environments or the many tribal settlements spread throughout the world, the Forbidden West never fails to surprise at every turn. Even the machines form an ecosystem with certain kinds of mechanical creatures only found in certain places, and each of these types has its own schedules.