Nailing an experience's length is easier said and done, and one way or another, these games left a little to be desired on that front.
New Classic titles include PSP games like Pinball Heroes and Ridge Racer 2, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus on PS One, and Heavenly Sword on PS3.
These games are the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to the open-world genre.
Along with redefining how we approach the open world, these 15 games provided brand new experiences unlike anything else out there.
While most games don't bother caring all too much about violence, these games actually punish those who go this route in rather creative ways.
Whether it's real-time hack and slash action, looter shooters or big budget open world titles, these action RPGs are the creme of the crop.
Aside from the usual sandbox activities, these titles encouraged a multitude of play-styles and solutions within their missions.
Some endings felt worth the effort and provided a happy conclusion. But some would reward you with despair for all the hard work.
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Not all characters can be bosses- but these definitely should have been.
Single-player titles have had their highs and lows over the years.
The bizarre adventure title will be free for subscribers at launch.
Despite launching with issues, these games eventually managed to get it together in the end.
Just when it feels like the end is near, there's still a long way to go.
Tons of worlds have been created over the past few years - here are the very best so far.
Fighting the fight... for the wrong reasons.
Whether self-published or under a larger company, these developers suffered their share of outside meddling.
Unavowed, Blazing Chrome, Dead Rising 4 and more coming next week.
The digital charts tells a very different story than the physical one.
Discovery, combat, adventure - these titles best encapsulate the open world genre.