It must be a real bore being in the same room for months now. I know I have! I’ve been dreaming about going to the mall– and I hate malls. This quarantine is hitting us real hard and made us realize how we take our outside privileges for granted.
But despite the limitation that we have, Video Games can always help us escape that reality! Here are some Open World themed games that could help you fill that thirst for exploration.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
One of the most popular Role-playing games on the market right now. In the game, you play as Geralt of Rivia in a fantastical world filled monsters, angry locals, and a lot more. The world in this game is very vast and it will surely entertain you with its quests and excellent story & character developments.
Red Dead Redemption 2
If you have a thing for western-themed games, well let me just say that this is the game for you. It lets you play an Outlaw Arthur Morgan and lets you play in any way you want. You also get to explore its American Frontier world where you get to talk to strangers for side quests. The game is one of the most intriguing storylines and it will surely make you explore every inch of the map with excitement.
Fall Out 4
Ever wondered what Boston is like in a Retro-Futuristic/ Post-apocalyptic world? Well, Fall Out is the perfect game for you! This latest installment of the franchise probably has the biggest map they have created which won’t let you feel empty.
Grand Theft Auto V
This is probably the franchise that started it all! Grand Theft Auto V or GTA V for short, takes you in the fictional city of Los Santos which is heavily based on Los Angeles. The game has stayed consistent with its entertaining characters, crude humor, and of course– its violence. Its online feature is also something you would enjoy since not only that it shares the same vast world from the campaign but it also lets you create your character and go on missions with your friends.
Batman: Arkham Knight
This is the last installment of Rocksteady Studio’s Batman: Arkham series, you play as the iconic Dark Knight in a criminal-infested Gotham City in a superhero, action, adventure, open-world game. Nothing beats being na na na na na… BATMAN!
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
This latest installment of the franchise boasts of having the biggest map ever. You get to explore the ancient era of Greece, from Kephallonia to Crete. Despite its interesting world, the game also has a great role-playing story which makes your decisions matter.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This list won’t be complete without featuring this best-selling installment of the classic Legend of Zelda series. This game is similar to its 1986 predecessor where it lets you move around the vast world of Hyrule freely with little to no instructions on what to do allowing players to design their own storyline.
Trove is a Minecraft inspired MMO that lets you explore a procedurally generated world. It has a dungeon feature which is a staple of every MMO and it lets team up with friends as well– Oh, and it’s FREE!
No Man’s Sky
Wondering what it is like being in space? No Man’s Sky is a great game that not only lets you explore an Open-World but imagine a whole planet! Sure, when the game was released it was total crap but a few update later it is being considered as one of the best space-themed games ever created.
Far Cry 5
In Far Cry 5 it takes players to the fictional city of Hope County, Montana in the US which is occupied by deranged cultists, mountain lions, and a lot more as you explore it’s a world filled with random exciting encounters like aerial bombings, hostage situations, and car chases. It’s a very random game and it will surely keep you on an edge.
Metal Gear Solid 5 Phantom Pain
The first-ever, open-world MGS to been made and it is probably one of the most immersive and entertaining as well. This War game will make you play it for hours because it is loaded with content and out-of-the-box missions that will keep you entertained. It also gives you the freedom to do whatever you want and that is always a need in every open-world game.
With games these it just makes life a lot easier. You not only feel a sense of freedom but also get to experience a whole new world at its fullest. I do hope that these games help you make up for all your canceled travel and that awful quarantine blues. If you have your own list of games please do share them in the comment section! Stay safe and happy gaming!