30 Best Open World Games of All Time [2021 Edition]

Even with multiple titles released over the years, from brand-new entries to sequels galore, the open world genre is still going strong.

There have been some failures but for the most part, it’s played host to some of the best games ever created. Let’s take a look at 30 of the best open world games of all time till date.

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50 Comments

  1. Vipul Gupta on October 21, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Genshin Seriously… WTF



  2. Sandruz Torpe on October 21, 2021 at 9:18 am

    ok. so u did terraria and not minecraft?



  3. Zohaib hayat on October 21, 2021 at 9:18 am

    waste of time i already knew all of these games and played almost 27 of them



  4. matt on October 21, 2021 at 9:19 am

    no Yakuza 0??? wack



  5. Garret Green on October 21, 2021 at 9:20 am

    GTA San Andreas is the best game of all time how is it not on this list?



  6. Michael Guerra on October 21, 2021 at 9:21 am

    I’m torn between Ghost of Tsushima and Sid Meiers Pirates.. There’s still lots I must play through time permitting of course..



  7. kenny lynch on October 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

    RDR2 should be #2



  8. What Up on October 21, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Soon as he said breath of the wild aka a so called zelda game that takes away everything that makes zelda a zelda game i stopped listening.



  9. Rob Smyth on October 21, 2021 at 9:23 am

    This list is completely random, i wouldnt say Witcher 3 is the best open world game "but i’d place it in the top 1"



  10. Gardevoir Trainer on October 21, 2021 at 9:24 am

    I’m sad to not see Xenoblade Chronicles X or Shadow of the Colossus.



  11. RedFoo fan on October 21, 2021 at 9:26 am

    AC Black Flag is a much better game to name out of the series.. Valhalla is a mediocre game at best.



  12. Just some dude with an eye patch on October 21, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Yakuza 0 didn’t make it? Rigged



  13. n. g. on October 21, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Ayeeee. Got an upvote for terraria. That game has stolen so many hours of my life.



  14. Joseph K on October 21, 2021 at 9:28 am

    The way words are pronounced… too much for me, it’s like you’re intentionally pronouncing as many things wrong as possible



  15. ps3portal adminas on October 21, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Death stranding,ff15 and mgs5 where worst games of the decade and im fan of ff mgs,they’re where pathetic



  16. Luke Gregory on October 21, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Played the first few hours of Days Gone and I didn’t enjoy it, got frustrated with being so underpowered and running out of fuel etc, so put it down for a year. Came back, something clicked and absolutely loved it, even did the platinum which is rare for me. It’s not perfect, but you can really appreciate the effort put in and it gets a lot more enjoyable the further you go



  17. Ben Phillips on October 21, 2021 at 9:30 am

    None of the fallout games mentioned? Ok whatever



  18. Uchiha Obito on October 21, 2021 at 9:30 am

    When I saw Valhalla, I knew this would be a shitty list 😀



  19. Guy Salone on October 21, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Where’s ark show ark some love😭



  20. Rob Smyth on October 21, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Shouldnt this have been 30 to 1??



  21. Jack Strife on October 21, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Oh look, a list that has already been done better 10+ times on other channels. It’s pathetic how desperate GamingBolt is to get out content. Utterly worthless.



  22. Onepunchman on October 21, 2021 at 9:32 am

    So days gone is better than witcher 3 and gta 5,nice.



  23. mgpant mg on October 21, 2021 at 9:34 am

    My favourite on the list is Metal gear 5 but most of those games is very good



  24. Cameron Butcher on October 21, 2021 at 9:35 am

    I know knew Vegas could have taken at least one of these games off the list



  25. Sean Moore on October 21, 2021 at 9:35 am

    I hear Edinburg is beautiful in the spring time /s



  26. Don on October 21, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Awful list



  27. キルKiLLAKAME-赤目 on October 21, 2021 at 9:37 am

    You are getting a LiKE just for NIER Automata. Everything else is of no concern



  28. kenny lynch on October 21, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Skyrim should be #1



  29. Ronnie Fuller on October 21, 2021 at 9:39 am

    The dude in this video sounds like a robot… Please change this up.



  30. The Don on October 21, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I agree batman Arkham city is a 10 made me feel like batman



  31. Adil Khan Marwat on October 21, 2021 at 9:40 am

    valhalla is boring af



  32. Chelle on October 21, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Anyone else weirded out by the pronunciation of Edinburgh ( it’s pronounced ed-in-bruh, bruh is like the first part of "brush" without the sh sound)



  33. Jacob Taylor on October 21, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Arkham Knight has a much better open world than Arkham City does though, simply because it doesn’t have that stupid and frustrating horeshoe shape like City does.



  34. Bremerton Citizen on October 21, 2021 at 9:43 am

    No man’s sky will take time to really get into it, but it’s worth the grind.



  35. Sonic Titan on October 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

    FC6 should not be on this list, try FC3 or FC2
    . Valhalla is one of the worst AC. And this list is missing Crysis, Fallout New Vegas and LA Noire



  36. Christopher John Ferrer on October 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Lmao "Tree-ad", no it’s "Try-add" (Triad) 😉



  37. smooth operator on October 21, 2021 at 9:50 am

    FAR CRY 6…… you must be joking right now…..



  38. Stephen A.L. on October 21, 2021 at 9:54 am

    All time favourite is Sleeping Dogs.



  39. eluard on October 21, 2021 at 9:56 am

    "i’ll do a list which contains best openworlds…well all open games in video game history literally"



  40. AphaSword on October 21, 2021 at 9:56 am

    LA Noir is underrated



  41. MrQuadro83 on October 21, 2021 at 9:58 am

    It is not pronounced Edinburg. It is pronounced Edinbruh.



  42. Dr. Gonzo on October 21, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Days Gone was a sleeper hit for me. I caught myself loving the story, and the ending left me wanting a sequel.



  43. billco73 on October 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Some of the pronumciations are a little strange, I guess it’s an AI-narrator



  44. MF Susanoo on October 21, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Honorable mention: Transformers 2007 DS



  45. Dirty Lizard Neck on October 21, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Just the fact you’re putting only one game from a franchise complete negates this list.. “best open world games of all time”. so you’re saying AC2, Black Flag, Vice City, probably the best game of all time Red Dead Redemption?!? aren’t in top 30 open world games.. Watchdogs is garbage lol Outerwilds lol where is New Vegas or Mad Max..



  46. Zombie Pyro on October 21, 2021 at 10:02 am

    The saboture was one of my favorites! Truly a gem!



  47. M.A.D.E MAN on October 21, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I’M SOO LOST AS TO HOW DID "FARCRY 6" MAKE THE LIST& IT’S BEEN OUT LESS THAN A WEEK?? 🤔🧐😶



  48. Ryan S on October 21, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Having horizon: zero dawn and the witcher 3 so far down is crazy yo



  49. Ceilcius on October 21, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Wow i dont see subnautica, and dying light, those game are crazily big and many things to do



  50. Matt Barrett on October 21, 2021 at 10:11 am

    "Here’s a list of games we haven’t played and words we can’t pronounce, enjoy!"