Simple just list some of your favourite open worlds in gaming. You can name a few notable ones or make a list ranking them in order.
- Fallout New Vegas - Incredibly vast, filled with content, enemies, loot, and charm. The sheer amount of things to discover makes exploration almost endless. Even after you've completed the game you'll find areas you haven't visited, hidden caves and vaults containing the together enemies of the game. Even though it's not as desolate and atmospheric as the capital wasteland, it has more of that Fallout charm witnessed in the earlier games.
- GTA San Andreas - In my opinion, this is the best open world of its era. A great representation of 90's life on the west coast of America. Gang culture, the rich, the poor, the mafia, gambling, corruption, you name it. In my opinion it's still the best open world in the series. You have a wide variety of landscapes ranging from city, urban areas, suburbs, woodland, and desert. With so much to do as well, it felt alive, and it's crazy to think that this is still a 2004 title.
- Fallout 3 - I do prefer the Mojave, but there's just something about the capital wasteland. That feeling when you step out from vault 101 for the first time and see you this endless site of apocalyptic destruction. It was awesome, you didn't know whether to feel genuinely scared or excited to explore. Only disappointment was the linear areas of downtown Washington where you could only access through the subway, but apart from that, amazing.
- Just Cause 2 - This is here purely for its uniqueness and sheer fun. This game is honest and says "here's this gigantic world, here's a parachute and a grappling hook, an array of vehicles and weapons, cause as much destruction and chaos as possible. Ok, maybe this game didn't have a lot of density and the story was pretty poor, but that's not what the game's meant to be, it's meant to be a huge playground for fun and it definitely was.