A
Anonymous asked:

What are the best open world games on Steam?

Add a Solution
  • ER
    Edward Robertson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love to play the video games and this one is about war so there is much action to be had. The name of it is the Total War: Arena and it is soo good! You can even play it for free, online with other people that are also online. It is a war simulation game and boy is it a fun one, you should play too!"
    ⓘ This featured product or service is sold by a third party. When you click on it, we may receive a commission or fee.
    Featured
    1. #1
      AB
      Arthur Baker
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "Guys, I have been playing skyrim for quite a while now and all I can say is that Wild Hunt has a very immersive open-world environment that is thrice as large as skyrim. I was overwhelmed and intimidated when I first tried this because I have accustomed to Skyrim already. Side quests are numerous so you won't run out of tasks to do. I feel like the more I move on to the next quest, it jst never stops--make me move and move and move. The game plot is interesting too and immersive."
      AB
      Arthur Baker
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "Guys, I have been playing skyrim for quite a while now and all I can say is that Wild Hunt has a very immersive open-world environment that is thrice as large as skyrim. I was overwhelmed and intimidated when I first tried this because I have accustomed to Skyrim already. Side quests are numerous so you won't run out of tasks to do. I feel like the more I move on to the next quest, it jst never stops--make me move and move and move. The game plot is interesting too and immersive."
      f
      ferran.gavin
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "Can't believe the Witcher 3 was not in this list! Not only the game of the year in 2015, but probably the best Open World Game ever!!!"
    2. #2
      Saints Row IV
      Games

      Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Windows

      $14.99

      SS
      Samantha Shaw
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "First of all, can I just say it hgas a nice selection of soundtrack? I feel like I am listening to a live radio whenever I play this game. This game features sandbox so it offers a quite large number of activities. I must say the open world experience is convincing insofar as the gameplay is also concerned."
      SS
      Samantha Shaw
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "First of all, can I just say it hgas a nice selection of soundtrack? I feel like I am listening to a live radio whenever I play this game. This game features sandbox so it offers a quite large number of activities. I must say the open world experience is convincing insofar as the gameplay is also concerned."
      JA
      José Alfredo Amador
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "Through the first couple hours of playing Saints Row IV on Steam, I am still not entirely sure I understand the fully premise of the game, but that is part of what has me coming back. It is a very strange take on the Saints Row games as the antagonists now appear to be aliens. But, I have found myself enjoying exploring the open world aspect of the game and trying to learn more and more about the story and kick some alien butt!"
      ME
      Madison Elliott
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Searching for the best open world game on steam and I get a link for Saints Row 4 in the playstation store. Strange. I wanted to purchase using steam credits, not sure why my search led here. I will continue looking for a better game and in the store I want to use."
      HT
      Harini Trivedi
      Written on July 14, 2017
      "This game is fun and different. The characters realistic and the concept is very original. If you enjoy open world games you will certainly like this game. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys this genre of games."
    3. #3
      CM
      Claire Ma
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "What I like most about this game is that it has definitely no rules when it comes to character creation. Personally, I want a magic-type character and it just tdoesnt affect the items I wanna equip. Btw, the abilities of your character increases as you progress in the game. However, some NPCs are often bugged in terms of their dialogues."
      CM
      Claire Ma
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "What I like most about this game is that it has definitely no rules when it comes to character creation. Personally, I want a magic-type character and it just tdoesnt affect the items I wanna equip. Btw, the abilities of your character increases as you progress in the game. However, some NPCs are often bugged in terms of their dialogues."
      BT
      Benito Trejo
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Elder Scrolls Skyrim is a great open world game that is available on many platforms, including steam. The console version is linked here, though you can also download the steam version for PC. It has received over 200 awards, it's an amazing open world game that will keep you busy for hours."
      KS
      Kimberly Stevens
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "This game pretty much has it all. You can visit where you want throughout Skyrim, while choosing your perspective of preference. Being able to customize my experience is an option that is great to have, and lends uniqueness to this game."
      KS
      Kyle Silva
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "I was looking for a game on Steam. This game is available for purchase on Amazon, but does not have the Steam availability."

    WHAT'S THE MEANING

    Open world games are forms of video games where a player or a group of players can explore a virtual world without running into invisible walls like in linear games. These open world games have boundaries but are often displayed as unsurpassable forms of land or water.

     DID YOU KNOW

    Did you know that Rockstar North and Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto is credited with getting the general gaming audience hooked on the open world video game genre? In October 1997, Rockstar Games released the first of many versions of Grand Theft Auto and quickly became a commercial success, recording more than one million copies sold in less than a year. The first game had a big impact on British culture that it was voted among the top 10 in the Great British Design Quest in 2006, along with the World Wide Web and the game Tomb Raider. Rockstar Games continued the series and even produced spin-offs, like GTA: London 1969, GTA 2, GTA: Vice City, and almost all were huge commercial successes. Vice City sold 20 million copies but was overshadowed by GTA: San Andreas in 2004, when it sold 27.5 million copies. All in all, the series had 16 titles, and the latest, GTA V, was the most successful yet, selling 90 million copies since its release in 2013. 


    1. #4
      Grand Theft Auto V
      Games

      PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360

      $29.99

      AR
      Ayaan Rathore
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "The person view of this game makes the game more interesting, at least for me. Morever, kudos to the graphics designers and devs of this game, the graphics have greatly improved compared with the games played on Ps4--it now supports 4k res! I just hope they invest more effort in taking down the hackers that abuse unlimited supploy of money in game. I will yet to try the 30-player mode of this game."
      AR
      Ayaan Rathore
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "The person view of this game makes the game more interesting, at least for me. Morever, kudos to the graphics designers and devs of this game, the graphics have greatly improved compared with the games played on Ps4--it now supports 4k res! I just hope they invest more effort in taking down the hackers that abuse unlimited supploy of money in game. I will yet to try the 30-player mode of this game."
      KD
      Kathy Diaz
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "This game has much more space to just explore and roam around in than the previous installments. The missions are challenging, but you aren't restricted to just one course of action."
      PW
      Pamela Ward
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "I love Grand theft Auto V. I think it's my favorite out of the Grand Theft Auto games. It has an awesome story and missions you can play freely."
      PL
      Phillip Lawson
      Written on October 11, 2017
      "I found this to be the best world games on steam. i found it so much fun."
    2. #5
      HITMAN
      Games

      Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, iOS, Android

      Free

      LS
      Lawrence Simpson
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "I really think outside the box when I play this video game. At some point, you will have to resolve it in any way you see it befitting. I honestly disklike the chapter 1 of this game as I felt like it was lacking content in tature. It was all training levels. Great open-world environment tho :D"
      LS
      Lawrence Simpson
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "I really think outside the box when I play this video game. At some point, you will have to resolve it in any way you see it befitting. I honestly disklike the chapter 1 of this game as I felt like it was lacking content in tature. It was all training levels. Great open-world environment tho :D"
      JL
      Jacqueline Lawson
      Written on March 30, 2018
      "The game is good if this is your thing, but it does have some weak parts. It would be nice if I could try the game out before purchasing to see if it's something I want. I really did not enjoy the game overall. The game seemed disjointed at times, but the graphics were good."
    3. #6
      TH
      Tomás Huerta
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "Whoa there, the graphix are beyong comparison, especially the land and seas. It is really an open-world game and perhaps it has the best grahpics among all in my opnion. Free running and stealth are very easy to manage and maneuver because of the intuitive controls. Good job!"
      TH
      Tomás Huerta
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "Whoa there, the graphix are beyong comparison, especially the land and seas. It is really an open-world game and perhaps it has the best grahpics among all in my opnion. Free running and stealth are very easy to manage and maneuver because of the intuitive controls. Good job!"
      NG
      Nathan Gomez
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I've heard so many good things about the Assassin's Creed games, I knew I just had to try this one. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set in the eighteenth century, which is just about enough for a history nerd like me to love it. But the game itself is awesome! There are so many cool stories and scenarios, and it looks great."
      DP
      Diana Parker
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Ninja Knight Templars, meet Pirates. Hell Yeah! Super fun and entertaining. Just don't start playing unless you have a few days of free time and that will only scratch the surface."
      DO
      Dorothy Ortiz
      Written on July 1, 2017
      "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is an action game that is an adventure as well. You get to play on a island and go around shooting people."
    4. #7
      HS
      Huang Shi
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "My dream of being a military soldier is somehow fulfilled by playing this. Basically because the whole game revolves around building a privarte military army and building base. The ways of approaching a mission all lies in youjr hand. If you have some tactics, u are free. TIP: Capute as many enemies as you can evolve your base!"
      HS
      Huang Shi
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "My dream of being a military soldier is somehow fulfilled by playing this. Basically because the whole game revolves around building a privarte military army and building base. The ways of approaching a mission all lies in youjr hand. If you have some tactics, u are free. TIP: Capute as many enemies as you can evolve your base!"
      PJ
      Patrick Jimenez
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "I'd have to say Positive. This one takes a bit more time to study through but is informative. It gives you a chance to look at reviews of the game. I like that. I think it's a good starting point to find out if this game is of interest to you."
      ML
      Moisés Luna
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I first Metal Gear when I was kid, but it never had graphics like this. This games blows me away. Perfect!"
      AP
      Adam Peters
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "I wanted games on Steam. This is just a link to an Amazon product page, and for the PS4 version."
    5. #8
      Sleeping Dogs
      Games

      Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $29.99

      DT
      Divya Tata
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "You should try the police sidequest in the game. It is so interesting! I love tracking serial killers, chasing after them. I think the only con I can think of this game is that it doesn’t support multiplayer unlike other open world games out there."
      DT
      Divya Tata
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "You should try the police sidequest in the game. It is so interesting! I love tracking serial killers, chasing after them. I think the only con I can think of this game is that it doesn’t support multiplayer unlike other open world games out there."
      KG
      Kathryn Guerrero
      Written on April 2, 2017
      "I love GTA and Sleeping Dogs is very similar to it, except the setting is in Hong Kong and not United States. To car chasing, going head to head with bad guys, and seriously kicking kung fu butt, the game were very well done."
      BB
      Bryan Barnes
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "If you haven't played Sleeping Dogs, what are you doing? It's so addictive and entertaining. Tons of action and excitement but with a really good story too."
      DJ
      Dhruv Jain
      Written on June 11, 2017
      "Endless excitement that has entertained for hours. Can get enough of shooting bad guys."
    6. #9
      HG
      Helen Gonzalez
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "I don’t know?? I feel like this game iis not that realistic?? Like I don’t starve, I don’t run out of water while I stay in a wasteland?? Ugh, anyway, fighting sessions while Max riding and driving, and fighting all at the same time!!"
      HG
      Helen Gonzalez
      Written on July 18, 2018
      "I don’t know?? I feel like this game iis not that realistic?? Like I don’t starve, I don’t run out of water while I stay in a wasteland?? Ugh, anyway, fighting sessions while Max riding and driving, and fighting all at the same time!!"
      PC
      Pranav Chauhan
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "The art style and open world in this game is amazing! It's so easy to get lost in this game's massive open world. There's so much to do and explore in this game with it's exciting post-apocalyptic setting. The game was very stable as well, it did not crash on me once in all the hours that I put in to it. Game of the year candidate for me!"
      RG
      Reyansh Gupta
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Mad Max is a third person action game based off the film series where you get to drive around in a car, upgrade your abilities by collecting scrap, and complete seemingly endless tasks. I say seemingly endless, because Mad Max is a pretty big game depending on how much you’re willing to actually do."
      BP
      Bryan Patterson
      Written on June 30, 2017
      "This game has amazing graphics and an amazing story to match. There are lots and lots of discoveries and exploration to get into. I really like the fact that it lets you build your own car."
    7. #10
      Just Cause 3
      Games

      Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $34.92

      CC
      Christopher Campbell
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Just Cause 3 is a beautiful game and definitely worthy to be apart of the Just cause series. I like this series of games because they are simple but fun to play. I really don't have to put a lot of time into playing and can pick it up anytime. The open world aspect is a plus in my book and unlike others I play with the settings all the way down. The game is a resource hog but I don't need it all the way up to play. Just my opinion!"
      CC
      Christopher Campbell
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Just Cause 3 is a beautiful game and definitely worthy to be apart of the Just cause series. I like this series of games because they are simple but fun to play. I really don't have to put a lot of time into playing and can pick it up anytime. The open world aspect is a plus in my book and unlike others I play with the settings all the way down. The game is a resource hog but I don't need it all the way up to play. Just my opinion!"
      AR
      Ayaan Rodrigues
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "A well known game that has a big map and a lot of open terrain. Overall a great game that fits the needs of anyone looking for a great game for little money and a lot of gameplay."
      DC
      Daniel Castro
      Written on August 26, 2017
      "This solution is something I would hope to find when looking into Just Cause 3. The Playstation website gave me all of the information I was searching for, for this game."
      MF
      Martha Fields
      Written on March 30, 2017
      "Just Cause 3 is a fun third person interactive game. I like the adventures and aspects of the game and the time period that it is in."
    8. #11
      DX
      Dan Xu
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I think one of the best open world games on Steam is Batman, Arkham City. It is an action game that takes place in Gotham, obviously. The graphics are good, new counter attacks are available such as ataccking multiple enemies at once, and if you're a batman fan, you'll love the game. It took me a while to beat and is definitely one of the better games on Steam."
      DX
      Dan Xu
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I think one of the best open world games on Steam is Batman, Arkham City. It is an action game that takes place in Gotham, obviously. The graphics are good, new counter attacks are available such as ataccking multiple enemies at once, and if you're a batman fan, you'll love the game. It took me a while to beat and is definitely one of the better games on Steam."
      BA
      Bryan Andrews
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "I was in the mood for playing a game that had an open world for me to explore and I found Batman: Arkham City on Steam. After playing I can say with confidence that this game allowed me to explore the world of Batman."
      MB
      Marie Barrett
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "Here's one for everyone in the household. You can play with all the familiar characters, and get lost in the gorgeous graphics."
    9. #12
      AW
      Andrea Williamson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Far Cry Primal is the latest installation of the Far Cry series, but serves as a prelude to the actual series itself. You play as Takkar, an unarmed hunter who must rise to the occasion and lead his tribe using weapons that you make yourself. It's a really fun action adventure game set in a unique era."
      AW
      Andrea Williamson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Far Cry Primal is the latest installation of the Far Cry series, but serves as a prelude to the actual series itself. You play as Takkar, an unarmed hunter who must rise to the occasion and lead his tribe using weapons that you make yourself. It's a really fun action adventure game set in a unique era."
      BW
      Brian Walsh
      Written on July 10, 2017
      "I'm really mixed on Far Cry Primal, I really like the world and the atmosphere but I'm underwhelmed by the story. It looks great and the stone age gameplay worked far better than I would have expected but I found the story barely registered to me and I actually couldn't explain now what it was about."
      LK
      Larry Kelley
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "There are plenty of open world games to choose one. Far Cry Primal is a good choice because it's newer and has great reviews."
    10. #13
      Fallout 4
      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $29.99

      SC
      Shreya Chauhan
      Written on June 21, 2017
      "If you like open world type of games, you should definitely pick up Fallout 4 on steam. As soon as you complete the prologue you can literally just go tearing off across the wasteland, and ignore the main quest all together if that's your jam. It's a really run game, I'm a huge fan!"
      SC
      Shreya Chauhan
      Written on June 21, 2017
      "If you like open world type of games, you should definitely pick up Fallout 4 on steam. As soon as you complete the prologue you can literally just go tearing off across the wasteland, and ignore the main quest all together if that's your jam. It's a really run game, I'm a huge fan!"
      PW
      Philip Webb
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Fallout 4 is a classic for good reason. This open world game is stacked with quality gameplay and amazing graphics."
      EC
      Eric Carroll
      Written on June 25, 2017
      "I love open world games. I love post apocalyptic settings. Fallout 4 has both and is amazing."
    11. #14
      BW
      Billy Walsh
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "ARK: Survival Evolved takes a traditional open-world game (available on Steam) and adds dinosaurs. If you were like myself, growing up with a fascination of dinosaurs and since have enveloped yourself in the world of RPGs, this is the game for you. The movements and designs of the dinosaurs, really bring me back to learning about them as a young child and questing along with these foes is a great task. Just a few hours in and I am wanting more and more!"
      BW
      Billy Walsh
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "ARK: Survival Evolved takes a traditional open-world game (available on Steam) and adds dinosaurs. If you were like myself, growing up with a fascination of dinosaurs and since have enveloped yourself in the world of RPGs, this is the game for you. The movements and designs of the dinosaurs, really bring me back to learning about them as a young child and questing along with these foes is a great task. Just a few hours in and I am wanting more and more!"
      LK
      Lawrence Keller
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "This solution is only okay due to the fact it identifies just one open world game on Steam. I would have rather had the solution be a listing of new releases, most popular games and best selling. See at http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en/Open%20World/#p=0&tab=PopularNewReleases"
      CC
      Carl Carpenter
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "ARK: Survival Evolved is one of the front runners in open world games currently. It has itself evolved into an amazing games through its open development period. Great community and servers!"
    12. #15
      MG
      Mary Green
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "I downloaded the game Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse game through Steam. I thought the game was great and I loved playing it and downloading it through steam. I found myself wanting to play the game for hours because it was so engaging. I would highly recommend this game to anyone looking to for a fun and interesting game."
      MG
      Mary Green
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "I downloaded the game Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse game through Steam. I thought the game was great and I loved playing it and downloading it through steam. I found myself wanting to play the game for hours because it was so engaging. I would highly recommend this game to anyone looking to for a fun and interesting game."
      AH
      Adam Hunt
      Written on May 12, 2017
      "I was a huge fan of Dead Rising 2, so when Dead Rising 3 came out I just had to play it. I bought the apocalypse edition and couldn't be more pleased. It is slightly more grungy and dirty than the previous installment, but the gore and zombie slaying has never been better."
      HJ
      Harry Johnson
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "When looking for the best open world games on Steam, I don't make a practice of going to xbox live marketplace. The platforms are totally different and not even compatible."
    13. #16
      EM
      Emma Mason
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Its Assassins Creed, that should say it all but if not your missing out on a fantastic game. Great visuals, timeline is accurately played. Lots of action to keep you busy"
      EM
      Emma Mason
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Its Assassins Creed, that should say it all but if not your missing out on a fantastic game. Great visuals, timeline is accurately played. Lots of action to keep you busy"
      RG
      Randy Guerrero
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "It seems like it would be fun game and its about as good as it gets when it comes to open world gaming."
      HP
      Humberto Pacheco
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "This works great for me. I really love the assassin's creed line of games."
    14. #17
      The Culling
      Games

      Other Platform, Xbox One

      $14.99

      AG
      Amber Garza
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "One of the best open world games I've played on Steam. I would rank it among one of the top 10 released. Great buy!"
      AG
      Amber Garza
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "One of the best open world games I've played on Steam. I would rank it among one of the top 10 released. Great buy!"
    15. #18
      L.A. Noire
      Games

      Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $39.99

      AT
      Andy Tang
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I downloaded L.A. Noire a few weeks ago, and I got completely absorbed by this beautiful game. You're an LAPD detective in the 1940s, and you have to solve a series of murders, investigating in an open world.. Very interesting and funny!"
      AT
      Andy Tang
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I downloaded L.A. Noire a few weeks ago, and I got completely absorbed by this beautiful game. You're an LAPD detective in the 1940s, and you have to solve a series of murders, investigating in an open world.. Very interesting and funny!"
      JH
      Judy Holmes
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "The graphics alone in this game would be enough to keep me playing. It truly feels like I've been transported to the 1940's with the world around me. I am not bound to the story line and can openly explore while having tasks to do."
      JR
      Jessica Romero
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "The city is yours to explore and try to solve a mystery. Rockstar Games doesn't disappoint in this game by giving you free reign to do as you wish while progressing through a story line."
      LB
      Lori Bates
      Written on June 12, 2017
      "This was a great mystery game. I thought the puzzles were challenging and had a lot of fun trying to solve them. I thought this game was really fun."
    16. #19
      Far Cry 4
      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $39.99

      RR
      Robert Robinson
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "Far Cry 4 is available on Steam and takes a traditional first-person shooter to a new level with the massive open-world landscape it is working on. It takes a style of many similar games as I started out relatively low level and then can upgrade my stats throughout as I face higher level foes. There has been a lot for me to explore and the story has helped to guide me throughout the expansive landscape."
      RR
      Robert Robinson
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "Far Cry 4 is available on Steam and takes a traditional first-person shooter to a new level with the massive open-world landscape it is working on. It takes a style of many similar games as I started out relatively low level and then can upgrade my stats throughout as I face higher level foes. There has been a lot for me to explore and the story has helped to guide me throughout the expansive landscape."
      FC
      Frank Carroll
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Far Cry 4 is a middle tier open world game on Steam. There are plenty of better games and plenty of worse ones. The games is very responsive so the shooting aspect is very good but it suffers from a lack of vision making the overall gameplay a bit of a drag."
      KN
      Keith Nguyen
      Written on May 29, 2017
      "Far Cry 4 is an awesome open world game. I always though these games were loads of fun. I like playing against others in a open world enviroment. I like the co-op the most. This game has the game play and graphics to keep me engaged for a while. Love it."
    17. #20
      Yooka-Laylee
      Games

      Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 , Linux

      $39.99

      EN
      Eric Nguyen
      Written on May 6, 2017
      "In need of a good open-world game on PC. I started searching for one on Steam. I ended up getting this game called "Yooka-Laylee". This game has a very nostalgic artwork, resembling old Nintendo games from the early 2000s. The gameplay is also fun. The only downside is the controls are very clunky, making it hard to control at times. Other than that, it's great."
      EN
      Eric Nguyen
      Written on May 6, 2017
      "In need of a good open-world game on PC. I started searching for one on Steam. I ended up getting this game called "Yooka-Laylee". This game has a very nostalgic artwork, resembling old Nintendo games from the early 2000s. The gameplay is also fun. The only downside is the controls are very clunky, making it hard to control at times. Other than that, it's great."
      PS
      Parakram Sengupta
      Written on July 22, 2017
      "When I heard this open world game on Steam was from the folks that gave us behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games, I was pretty excited. And when I was the Steam reviews, I was even more so! Certainly not cheap, but hey, great programmers gotta eat!"
      MC
      Matthew Cooper
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "Yooka-Laylee is an amazing open world game. It'll take you hours just to explore the whole map."
    18. #21
      AP
      Arthur Parker
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Like all the other GTA games, this is the pinnacle of open world. San Andreas is one of the classics and while the graphics may be a bit dated and the map not as huge as the newer games, it still does everything right. Great characters, music and story."
      AP
      Arthur Parker
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Like all the other GTA games, this is the pinnacle of open world. San Andreas is one of the classics and while the graphics may be a bit dated and the map not as huge as the newer games, it still does everything right. Great characters, music and story."
      JW
      Jeffrey Warren
      Written on May 11, 2017
      "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas brings the open world classic adventure game to your android device. Now you can the full game on your phone and it even runs perfectly."
      AC
      Andrés Carrillo
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "This might be the best open world game there has ever been made. It has been a great series of games for a very long time."
    19. #22
      Rust
      Games

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      $34.99

      DB
      David Burns
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Rust definitely has its advantages, such as a complex crafting system and structure creation. On the other hand, it can be challenging to get into, and the open world is limited to how well your own character can do in the beginning. Not the best game in the world, but definitely a well made open world game."
      DB
      David Burns
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Rust definitely has its advantages, such as a complex crafting system and structure creation. On the other hand, it can be challenging to get into, and the open world is limited to how well your own character can do in the beginning. Not the best game in the world, but definitely a well made open world game."
      RA
      Ruth Alvarado
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "If you are a Survivalist or even a Prepper this is the game for you. It throws different scenarios at you which makes it standout from the pack."
      KW
      Katherine Weber
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "This game is great. It is so much fun to play. I play it everyday."
    20. #23
      TB
      Terry Brewer
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has been out for a little while now but it's still the standard for GTA games. It's one of the best-selling versions for a reason. And since it's been out for a few years, the price is a bargain and since it's on Steam, you know you're getting from a reliable source."
      TB
      Terry Brewer
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has been out for a little while now but it's still the standard for GTA games. It's one of the best-selling versions for a reason. And since it's been out for a few years, the price is a bargain and since it's on Steam, you know you're getting from a reliable source."
      DL
      Danielle Little
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "The 80s were such a fun decade. This game brings back those memories. For anyone who remembers the excitement, the malls, the beginning of crime waves this is a game you'll enjoy."
      JT
      Juan Tucker
      Written on September 25, 2017
      "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the perfect open world sandbox game. I purchased this off of steam market and it is a decent game."
    21. #24
      SG
      Saúl González
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Hey you know what's a great open world game? GTA IV. You know what's horrible? Rockstar social club and the defunct but still required Games For Windows Live DRM. Unless you have no other options or wanted to play around with modding you are better off playing GTA IV on the consoles. If I didn't get it as part of a bundle I wouldn't own it on the PC at all."
      SG
      Saúl González
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Hey you know what's a great open world game? GTA IV. You know what's horrible? Rockstar social club and the defunct but still required Games For Windows Live DRM. Unless you have no other options or wanted to play around with modding you are better off playing GTA IV on the consoles. If I didn't get it as part of a bundle I wouldn't own it on the PC at all."
      EG
      Emily Garza
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "This is, hands-down, one of my favorite open-world games ever. It has a great story and memorable characters. Some friends reported technical issues getting the game to run on their PC’s. I’m pretty sure there’s a workaround for that issue, though."
      JO
      Josefina Olvera
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Grand Theft Auto IV is my all time favorite open world game for console, but you can also play it on Steam. I love that you don't have to follow a storyline, and that there's so much detail put into every corner of the huge world."
    22. #25
      BW
      Bruce Wheeler
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "This definitely seems like a new take on open world games. Most story driven games are linear but with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, you can explore the world as you progress."
      BW
      Bruce Wheeler
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "This definitely seems like a new take on open world games. Most story driven games are linear but with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, you can explore the world as you progress."
      HB
      Hansika Balasubramanium
      Written on May 20, 2017
      "This game was aesome! I loved the story and the mystery. It was tricky to figure out some parts of this game but that made it even better. So fun!"
      KS
      Kimberly Schultz
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Oh this looks deep. I love it's on steam and has a very interesting story line. I can't wait to play it."
    23. #26
      Villagers and Heroes
      Games

      Android, Windows, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      CJ
      Chan Jiang
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Really wanting to get into an open-world on PC, I started looking for one on Steam. I ended up coming across this great MMORPG on Steam called "Villagers and Heroes". This game, while well done, is not very interesting. There isn't much to do and when you find something to do, it's very bland and uninteresting. Overall, this game fell short of my expectations."
      CJ
      Chan Jiang
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Really wanting to get into an open-world on PC, I started looking for one on Steam. I ended up coming across this great MMORPG on Steam called "Villagers and Heroes". This game, while well done, is not very interesting. There isn't much to do and when you find something to do, it's very bland and uninteresting. Overall, this game fell short of my expectations."
      HD
      Henry Duncan
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "The concept of this game is great! I enjoyed the ability to play not only on my mobile device, but directly through steam on my PC. However, its a clunky game that does not receive many updates. The player community is limited and replayability is just not there. I lost interest on my second character."
      WM
      William McDonald
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Villagers and Heroes is a great MMORPG game with thousands of live players. Never get bored with this game as you interact in a 3D world with other people from around the world."
      CO
      Christine Oliver
      Written on May 13, 2017
      "This 3D MMO is loads of fun. I can spend hours playing it because it's just so dreamy, and the visual effects are out of this world (literally!)"
    24. #27
      AH
      Ann Holland
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "Massive. Classic. At this point, I feel like everybody knows about this game and has spent at least a bit of time noodling around, or has dived in and been deeply immersed in it for countless hours. I'm a big fan and I have a hard time letting go of it once I start a session. The gameplay is fluid, effortless, intuitive. The visuals are out of this world - I could just stroll around and admire the scenery unfolding around me - it's total eye candy. I have to admit though, that if you want to play it in Multiplayer mode you might be disappointed - I've never seen a lot of players out there every time I tried. But the game is not really meant to be played that way anyway, so it's not a problem for me. Definitely a game to try, if you haven't tried it already."
      AH
      Ann Holland
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "Massive. Classic. At this point, I feel like everybody knows about this game and has spent at least a bit of time noodling around, or has dived in and been deeply immersed in it for countless hours. I'm a big fan and I have a hard time letting go of it once I start a session. The gameplay is fluid, effortless, intuitive. The visuals are out of this world - I could just stroll around and admire the scenery unfolding around me - it's total eye candy. I have to admit though, that if you want to play it in Multiplayer mode you might be disappointed - I've never seen a lot of players out there every time I tried. But the game is not really meant to be played that way anyway, so it's not a problem for me. Definitely a game to try, if you haven't tried it already."
      BS
      Barbara Stanley
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for windows is getting rave reviews, it seems the bugs in Assassin's Creed 2 were ironed out removing some gamers frustrations. The guild customization feature and multiplayer bonus content just adds icing to the cake."
    25. #28
      TW
      Terry Wagner
      Written on November 5, 2017
      "it correctly refers to the corresponding game in steam"
      TW
      Terry Wagner
      Written on November 5, 2017
      "it correctly refers to the corresponding game in steam"
      MR
      Michael Ryan
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "This assassin's creed franchise is running out of steam, if you ask me. I'm kinda sick of the entire premise to be honest. It was good the first time. The movie was bad. Now even more new games. i don't know."
    26. #29
      GB
      Grace Brewer
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "I love the entire Assassin's Creed series, and Revelations is one of my favorite. The Steam version is fantastic, the graphics are great and it's a lot of fun to play. The open world is so large, sometimes I get lost for hours just doing side quests."
      GB
      Grace Brewer
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "I love the entire Assassin's Creed series, and Revelations is one of my favorite. The Steam version is fantastic, the graphics are great and it's a lot of fun to play. The open world is so large, sometimes I get lost for hours just doing side quests."
      WA
      Wayne Adams
      Written on October 20, 2017
      "I play alot of games on Steam. Sometimes though you want to do your own thing. With Assassin's Creed: Revelation, you have that open world ability. The action adventure game has many plot lines but at the same time you can control your destiny."
    27. #30
      PR
      Philip Ryan
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "I enjoyed the unique twist this game had on the murder investigation gameplay. Since the main character is dead, technically a ghost, they are able to revisit the scenes of the murder up close to see how a person was murdered and gather the clues to come up with their own hypothesis to the crimes at hand. The main ghost character gets to work along their living counterpart, a reluctant female, teenage detective; and together they combat and solve crimes of the dead, for the living."
      PR
      Philip Ryan
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "I enjoyed the unique twist this game had on the murder investigation gameplay. Since the main character is dead, technically a ghost, they are able to revisit the scenes of the murder up close to see how a person was murdered and gather the clues to come up with their own hypothesis to the crimes at hand. The main ghost character gets to work along their living counterpart, a reluctant female, teenage detective; and together they combat and solve crimes of the dead, for the living."

    Ask your Own Question

    Summary

    Best open world games on Steam
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Games 566 Paid
    2 Saints Row IV Games 523 Paid
    3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Games 505 Paid
    4 Grand Theft Auto V Games 496 Paid
    5 HITMAN Games 481 Free
    6 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Games 454 Paid
    7 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Games 440 Paid
    8 Sleeping Dogs Games 422 Paid
    9 Mad Max: The Video Game Games 404 Paid
    10 Just Cause 3 Games 398 Paid
    Close

    This action requires you to be logged in

    Quickly sign in with your social media account:

    What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

    This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!

    Close

    Now that you’ve found a solution...

    Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

    Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!
    Close

    Join These Inquisitive Minds

    Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.