Top 25 PS4 Open World Games of All Time [2021 Update]

Ranking the best open world games released for the PlayStation 4. To see the complete list, visit
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Assassin’s Creed Origins
Batman: Arkham Knight Batman: Arkham Knight
Cat Quest II
Death Stranding
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Fallout 4
Far Cry 4
Ghost of Tsushima
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
InFamous: Second Son
L.A. Noire
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Metal Gear Solid V Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
NieR: Automata
Outer Wilds
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Elder Scrolls V
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Yakuza 0 Yakuza 0

Note: This ranking is based on the #playscore, our unique rating system based on aggregate of critic and gamer reviews. For more information about the playscore, visit

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  1. AK TREVOR on July 1, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    I’m playing Mad Max now!
    I love it so much!

  2. Marco Davinci on July 1, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Very suprised AC Odyssey is not on this list! Its probably the biggest and most detailled open world ive ever seen!

  3. Kimleang Kea on July 1, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    RDR2 deserves its place.

  4. DarthRanger55 on July 1, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Good video but Dreams was reaching. It is not an RPG.

  5. Devesh Pinjani on July 1, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Where’s GOW?

  6. MILI on July 1, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Playstation has amazing exclusives along with Nintendo

  7. kenny lynch on July 1, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Skyrims #1 there crazy

  8. Nathan Ashebir on July 1, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    no game can be like Red dead redemption 2

  9. Fábio Oliveira on July 1, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Days gone ? 🤨

  10. Udbhav Singh on July 1, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    RDR2 and witcher 3 will stand their positions for a long time .. witcher 3 has being in top 3 ever since it released .. RDR2 is the defination of games

  11. Nick C on July 1, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    I think this video is fundamentally flawed for one main reason. It’s supposed to be the "best" open world games, but the list is based on playscore which is inherently a "most popular" criterion. "Most popular" absolutely doesn’t necessarily imply "highest quality." Miles Morales is like 10 hours long. That’s a cash grab, not a passionately-developed experience.

    This list has several weird and obscure titles, and even some games that aren’t really open world (Dreams,) but it’s lacking several of the actual absolute _best_ open world games of the generation.

    You just can’t have a "best open world games" list without Days Gone and Kingdom Come: Deliverance!

    I would also add Dying Light, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, Divinity 2: Original Sin, Final Fantasy XV, and probably some more I’m not thinking of at the moment. Those are ultimately my personal opinions, but I find a LOT of people agree with them.

  12. Thomas Mcdougall on July 1, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Souk douk 2 day is gonna be a smash hit in Japan

  13. sxherxcaryl 01 on July 1, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    RDR2 will always be the best game … I don’t think this is beatable 😂

  14. S U S on July 1, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    How Death Stranding has a higher play score than Infamous Second Son is unbelievable. Like i know it looks better than Infamous but the game overall is trash.

  15. colorful birds on July 1, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    GTA V is a PS3 game, it shouldn’t count as one of the best PS4 games, They milked the game to death, abandoned the single player, and ruined the multiplayer.
    It’s far from a masterpiece and has DEFINITELY shown its age. It looks and plays like a game made almost a decade ago, because it WAS made almost a decade ago.

  16. Larry McMorris on July 1, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Second Son is underrated

  17. Hasnain Abdul Subhan on July 1, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Assassins creed ORIGINS was one of the best game ever created on Assassins creed games Superb game.

  18. Jenesis Aquino on July 1, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    No MHWI?

  19. AWIN PLAYS on July 1, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    I am expecting last of us 2 but wait its not a full open world.

  20. MemeStar111 on July 1, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    None of them are better than botw

  21. Yasuo The unforgiven on July 1, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    where is genshin fucking impact

  22. Bonski 123 on July 1, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    I’d like a top 25 video where rayne is the speaker.. ♥️

  23. -BLACKED- • 28 years ago . on July 1, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    opinion on open world games i’ve played;
    Horizon Zero Dawn is Beautiful but thats it. its just beautiful.

    Red Dead 2 is the best game when it comes to immersion. but not perfect. if you are amazed by the random events, unfortunately for you they obly happen once and never again, makibg the world dead.

    MGSV: i appreciate the freedom with each missions.. but very repetitive if you’re not creative enough. story is the weakest among the series.

    Witcher 3: God this game is AMAZING!! over 200 hours or more of content including all dlcs. each quest is so beautifully handcrafted. Just Play It.

    GTA 5: Story is Bad. so Bad. All of the characters are annoying for me. they are all CRAZY. i cant relate with anythibg they do. the open world’s fine, but same with red dead 2, random events are limited and linear. scripted at its finest.

    other games ive played not on this list:

    Sleeping Dogs: while the story is engaging. the combat is good like batman arkham series. for me, the game feels very cheap. play it then you’ll know what i mean.

    Watch Dogs 2: fun in the first few hours but gets stale fast. the story is very boring. the villain is by far the worst in all the games i’ve played. the graphics are good tho.

    Saints Row 4: Get 3 instead.

    Just Cause 3: Mindless Explosion Everywhere. the map is beautiful but somehow.. bland.

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Good but very Bloated. Ubisoft Boasts the map’s size but its all Water, Hills, Mountains, and other fillers to make it BIG. also all the enemies are Damage Sponge.

    Skyrim: Masterpiece but not perfect. Immersion is crazy in this one. not to mention the relaxing ambient music.

    Cyberpunk 2077: no explanation needed.

  24. Mizteryo EmjinShun on July 1, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Make Top 50 too for top open world 😊

  25. Sam Carowan on July 1, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Bro Skyrim > FO4

  26. warframedeaths on July 1, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    What about Saints Row?

  27. DrugStar1136 on July 1, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Lol I’ve never played Skyrim and probably won’t not interested but have you heard about Dragons Dogma?

  28. LyuboA on July 1, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Only Idiots cares about Game Scores from ppl that Dont Play Games and Dont Care about Games and complain when games dont force Their Politics to other like we should care abour American Political Crap which now a days is just a RASISM against White Man great politics

  29. Eddie Fix It on July 1, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    How is days gone not on this list?!?

  30. cristiana on July 1, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Good video, useful in finding good games.

  31. Pravvin P on July 1, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Finally someone put rdr2 above witcher 3 WH. 👏👏👏

  32. Ed Celan on July 1, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Subnautica is underrated, i’ve already finished it

  33. K Senp on July 1, 2021 at 8:57 pm


  34. amirfazel sadeghi on July 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Idk about rdr2 over witcher 3 tho

  35. OUTLAW on July 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Totally agree with number 1

  36. sofiano sofiano on July 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Worse games ever

  37. Zero Anime on July 1, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Genshin player belike 😮

  38. Ron on July 1, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I side with other comments here, this video is well done.

  39. OmegaØ on July 1, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    6:39 so this is like roblox for ps4?

  40. Knute on July 1, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    How the hell is dreams an open world game 😂

  41. TLJO NG6100 on July 1, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Ola! Any good mobilr games aside from ML or the usual stuff? Everything feels repetitive lately 😔

  42. Robert Padua on July 1, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Never ever heard of Catquest

  43. Allex Osborne on July 1, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Skyrim is better than fallout 4…..

  44. eduardo cardona on July 1, 2021 at 9:05 pm


  45. hatchimmmmm on July 1, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Wait what? No Days Gone???

  46. Minev on July 1, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    You might want to take back that statement that Ghost of Tsushima is Sony’s last AAA for the PS4 since Horizon Forbidden West and God of War 5 is coming out for the PS4

  47. Ahmar Asghar on July 1, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Rdr2 is best 🖤

  48. Sanju Sabu on July 1, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Days gone should be on top 5. Personally i think its better than RDR2.

  49. Vinivin on July 1, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I guess GTA V will make it to the PS5 list too.

  50. Johnny Silverhand on July 1, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    The Witcher 3, RDR2 & Breath Of The Wild are the greatest open world experiences.