TOP 5 modern open world PC games

Open world games have become an integral part of the gaming industry. Especially a lot of them have been released in the last two years, and most of the projects really deserve attention.

Death stranding

Exploring vast worlds in video games is a good way to make the most of your time. Open world projects empower gamers to do just that without feeling constrained as to where they can go. This feeling of total freedom is hard to find in other genres with more linear gameplay.

Considering that this subgenre is so popular, the last two years have given us a huge number of titles. A large part of them were postponed due to the pandemic, but, nevertheless, will soon be released to please gamers. Also, open-world projects are becoming more and more popular on game consoles, which was previously unusual for this subgenre. How to choose for yourself the best open world game for PC from the latest releases? Our TOP-5 will help with this.



Red dead redemption 2

Red dead redemption 2

Main genre: Adventure action.

Steam rating: 79%

Russian language: interface and subtitles, no voice acting.

Rockstar Games’ open world western is back and it was as good as the first time around. Red Dead Redemption 2 tells the story of Arthur Morgan as he battles the slowly dying Wild West while other forces try to destroy it. Players can freely roam the vast world of America in 1899, participate in various heists, shootings and other events to influence the plot. The game has both single-player and online multiplayer modes, which is why it was a huge success and received many Game of the Year awards from various publications.

Blasphemous

Blasphemous

Main genre: Adventure action (indie).

Steam rating: 88%

Russian language: interface and subtitles, no voice acting.

Taking off on Kickstarter, Blasphemous was eventually released and received rave reviews from critics. In this project, you will play as the Penitent, a knight traveling through the fictional region of Cvstodia. As with any open world game, the player’s task is to explore the world and fight enemies. The object of the game is to complete the Three Humiliations to reach the Cradle of Sorrow, a sacred relic that the Penitent seeks. The game has been praised by critics for its incredible graphics and unique mechanics.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Main genre: Action / RPG.

Steam rating: 86%

Russian language: not supported.

In 2020, among the action adventure games with open world he appeared – the role-playing project Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. For eight years of production, we have perfected huge play areas to almost ideal. The game world is similar to medieval Europe, it is fun to explore. The player is offered to try on the image of any member of the warring parties in the world. He can be a nomad, a bandit, a mercenary – or anyone, and this is the main advantage of the project. The graphic component here is not as strong as that of other representatives of this TOP-5, but the open world is one of the best.

Death stranding

Death stranding

Main genre: Adventure action.

Steam rating: 93%

Russian language: interface and subtitles, no voice acting.

Hideo Kojima’s latest masterpiece left many head scratching, but gamers were thrilled with the experience. Death Stranding is played as Sam Bridgers, a porter tasked with delivering goods to various cities isolated in the post-apocalyptic United States.

The player’s task is to deliver these goods and add cities to the wireless network. Sam will have to deal with the Coastal critters, bandits and terrorists that stand in his way as he travels from one place to another. The game was praised mainly for its storytelling, despite the fact that many appreciated the gameplay as well.


Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds

Main genre: Adventure action.

Steam rating: 94%

Russian language: fully translated

Open world games tend to give players endless time to explore, but Outer Wilds gives players just 22 minutes. However, this is not a minus. The game revolves around an unnamed astronaut who is on a 22-minute time loop. It ends every time the Sun goes supernova. The player’s goal is to retain knowledge from each cycle and use it to further advance in the next cycle. The game was praised for its beautiful environment and fun gameplay. The soundtrack was also praised for being fluid and relaxing, giving the game an unexpectedly cool atmosphere.

And yet, a huge number of open-world projects were left out of the box due to the coronavirus. Soon, gamers are waiting for Watch Dogs Legion, Halo Infinite, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and, of course, Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk has already been named in absentia by critics as the best open world game of 2020. Will it complement this top? Only time will tell.

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