Best Open World Games on PC Today

Best Open World Games on PC Today


We’re seeing a trend in the gaming world that game developers are capable of building a world like we’ve never seen before and the gaming PC’s out there are more powerful than they have ever been. This is why there has never been a better time to play open world games on your PC.

We’re even seen some game franchises turn to open world formats which were previously a linear story experience. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you should have a look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider or Witcher3: Wild Hunt. This is not only the case with the newcomers but can also be seen in games like Grand Theft Auto V or Assassin’s Creed. These games have now successfully become of the pedigrees of open world design. If this was not enough, there are even some indie games out there that have embraced this concept.

In this article, we are going to introduce you to some PC games that have adopted this popular concept – and have done so rather beautifully! To find out what we’re talking about you’re going to have to play these games, but we’re going to try our best to paint a picture with words.



Having read the name, you probably have a clue what’s coming your way. This game was so popular amongst millennials that the very first thought you may have gotten would have been of a blocky, 8-bit world.

Now this game has gone deep into the roots of an open world concept and involves crafting and exploration in the game. There are even some new features like when the night falls in the game, you will find yourself going underground while the monsters come out.

Another great thing about this game is that no matter what platform you try this game on (other than PC), the fundamental experience will remain enjoyable and quite the same. You can even go ahead an create a moving replica of Mark Hamill’s face using only dynamite or even the hanging gardens of Babylon! The possibilities are endless – which is the true nature of open-world games.

Forza Horizon 4


You already know that Forza is a racing series – which is why you have no clue what this title is doing on our list. Yes, we hear you, but Forza Horizon 4 is smoothly turning its racing tracks towards the open world gaming experience.

We noticed that the racing tracks seemed a little shorter as opposed to the previous features of the game, but there is a catch. The tracks and season of the game change every time they are raced on which makes the game quite unique! This game may even be one of the most fun racing games out there on PC!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


We’ve already seen how the first two games from the Witcher series were difficult, complex and compelling – but they were only able to enjoy a minor success. The word of mouth, however, finally has paid off with the Witcher 3 which is a major step up.

When this game came out, it was a major success and was titled one of the best RPG games of all time. In this game, you will play Geralt, who is a mutated monster hunter (otherwise known as a Witcher), and you’ll be looking for your adopted daughter in a massive world which is ravaged by war.

The open world style of the game is much like Skyrim because you can have Geralt either ride, walk or even sail across some monster and front ridden war-ravaged lands. There is also a second expansion pack as part of the game – Blood and Wine, which brings you a whole new region for exploration. The game won’t limit your exploration one bit and even the back alleys of cities will hold all kinds of creatures and folk.

Grand Theft Auto V


This game also belongs to the category of best ever open world games to have ever existed till date. In the game you will find a huge pastiche of Los Angeles where you can walk, run, drive or even fly around. For people who have played previous versions of this game, you all know what an amazing achievement the series has been. This game has introduced one other element – the multiplayer feature and it is simply astounding!

The very reason why this game and its predecessors are a success is because of the amount of freedom they give the player. When you aren’t following the story of the game, which involves you robbing banks and what not, you can do whatever it is you want. Even if your activities break the game, it doesn’t matter!

If this wasn’t enough, there are also tons of side activities to choose from. So when you’re kind of bummed because of all the mayhem, you can go ahead and relax which taking up some yoga, tennis or just watching some TV. If you haven’t tried this game yet, we highly recommend it solely on the basis of the amazing open world opportunities.

Metal Gear Solid V


This game features a story that may make lesser sense as opposed to a mumbling monkey with a gob full of marbles, but the developers have made a masterpiece because of its open world mechanics!

Here you will find yourself playing Venom Snake, Big Boss or Angola in the twin deserts of Afghanistan with a set of dangerous objectives to implement. These areas will have to be traversed on foot, horseback or a couple of ground vehicles while armed with lethal or non-lethal arsenals and some AI companions.

Other than the huge open world consisting of heavily guarded and weather torn areas, your enemies in the game will actually adapt to your tactics. An example can be that if you rely too much on making headshots, then your enemies will start wearing helmets!

You don’t only have to carry out your objectives in the game though. You can even go ahead and build your own Motherbase by airlifting animals, vehicles, resources, prisoners, and soldiers while building new facilities.

With this mind-blowing open world game, we conclude our list but there are so many more games out there that you should definitely check out. These include Fallout 4, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Far Cry 5, Yakuza 0, and the Assasin’s Creed Odyssey. Hurry up; you don’t realize what you’re missing out on!

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Marc Busby

Long time gamer with a passion for all games. For me, it's all about the experience a game delivers.

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