These days, the best open world games are the gift that keeps on giving – and they’re not going anywhere. In 2018, it seems like even game franchises that used to be linear experiences are embracing the open world. From RPGs like The Witcher 3 to shooters like Far Cry 5, we can see why everyone seems to love the top open world games on PC.
It’s not hard to see why more and more game developers are opting to make the best open world games, abandoning more linear experiences. Just look at how they transformed franchises like Metal Gear and Final Fantasy, moving them into the modern era. They didn’t lose any of their identity, and gained everything.
Over the last few years, there has been plenty of unconventional indie games that have adopted this open world style. Gems like the Long Dark, Neo Scavenger, Rust and more embrace open maps and player freedom – and are some of the best open world games 2018 has to offer.
But we’ve picked our favourites out of the best wide worlds gaming has to offer. Disagree? Shout at us on Twitter.
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