Open world games. You love them, you hate them, you can’t get enough of them or you want nothing to do with them. At one point in history, 3D open world games were innovative as seen in Urban Chaos. They then became massive and stunning in scale with titles like Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City. The genre hasn’t stopped evolving though and this generation presents arguably the peak of open world gaming as a whole. So let’s take a look at the top 30 open world games of this generation and why you should play them.
It’s a lonely road out there, full of endless deserts and roaming bandits. Mad Max takes the sheer expanse of its landscape and ties it closely to the vehicular play. You’re either roaming the land, scoping out different bases to take out, or assaulting convoys for precious rewards. A decent story and top-notch characterization for Max help push the game past your average cinematic adaptation.