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Best Open World Games on PC: These Five Titles Are a Must-Have

Get even more room to move, think, act and fight. Here come some really hot games that will expand your horizons.

Thanks to today’s technology, more and more games offer open worlds that can be explored apart from the main story. We have compiled a list of the five best open world games on PC for all fans of non-linear gameplay.

The view into the distance is good for the soul they say. We also like to let our eyes wander through impressive landscapes. That’s why we want to simplify the search for your best open-world games and have made a list of our five favorites.


5. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

If you have a passion for medieval games and are a fan of huge worlds, then you should definitely check out Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The title impresses with realistic landscapes and towns, as well as a very realistic combat system. Bohemia in 1403: As the protagonist Henry, you want to take revenge on King Sigismund after he killed your parents and devastated your village. Challenging battles, fast horses, and numerous side quests await you.

Experience epic knight fights in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, as seen in this screenshot: In first-person perspective, we as a knight hold a wooden shield in our left hand and an iron sword in our right. We are in the middle of a brutal knight battle in daylight in a clearing on a hill, surrounded by many tall trees with reddish-brown trunks and green leaves. Directly in front of us, two knights are dueling with swords, and in the background, we can also see several knights in hand-to-hand combat in the blur. In the far distance, we can see a valley with green and brown fields and behind it a wooded hill with a castle.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Source: Warhorse Studios)


The game is available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and you can purchase it for PC via Steam. A port for Nintendo Switch will be available soon, but there is no release date yet.


4. Dying Light 2: Stay Human

The sequel takes place a few years later, after the events of the first Dying Light. In the meantime, the plague from Harran has spread to the rest of the world. As Aiden Caldwell, your main objective is to find your sister Mia. Face a large number of aggressive and also different types of zombies. Use a wide range of melee and ranged weapons, which you can modify and upgrade. Jump across the rooftops of a huge post-apocalyptic world while doing numerous side jobs along the way.

We see the main character on a very tall building in the lower left foreground of the image. He is looking down on a post-apocalyptic city that is shrouded in darkness and fog. The scene has a sepia tone created by the evening sun, which can be seen in the upper left background of the image. The whole Image is covered by the seen city, which is deserted and desolated. In the background, it becomes much higher due to a large mountain.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Source: Techland)


The game is available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and can be purchased for PC via Steam.


3. Red Dead Redemption 2

Never before has the Wild West been so lovingly and realistically realized as in Rockstar’s action RPG shooter Red Dead Redemption 2. You slip into the role of Arthur Morgan and find yourself as an Outlaw together with your Van der Linde gang on the run from the lawmen. While you hide from or fight (or even obey) the law, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, numerous animals, and thriving cities. Red Dead Redemption 2 is undoubtedly one of the best open-world games on PC.

Ride your horse through the Wild West and enjoy the magnificent views of beautiful landscapes, as seen here in this screenshot: A player can be seen in a long shot view from behind in the foreground at the bottom center of the image. He leads his horse through a grassy valley illuminated by the evening sun, which consists of numerous grayish-white rocks and fir trees. In the distance, a huge mountain range can be seen, its top covered in snow. The title is one of the most beautiful open world games on PC.
Sunset in Red Dead Redemption 2 (Source: Rockstar Games)


The game is available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One and can be purchased for PC via Steam.


2. Grand Theft Auto 5

One of the most popular open-world PC games is GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto 5) from Rockstar Games. You’ll experience the stories of Trevor, Franklin, and Michael, who are repeatedly targeted by both criminal gangs and the government. You’ll take on many different missions in the open world around Los Santos and its surroundings, which are based on real locations on the US West Coast. Shoot, drive, fly and swim in a game full of excitement and adventure.

Play GTA V, one of the most popular openworld PC games. In the screenshot, we see the three main characters from the latest part of the game series in a tilted perspective in a semi-long shot. They are standing in the American shot in front of the facade of a tall, brown industrial building at dusk. They seem to be on alert, as their gazes wander past us to the left into the distance as if they've noticed something. In the center of the image, we see a man in the foreground with thinning hair, a gray suit, and a white shirt. In his right hand, he holds a submachine gun, has a bag slung around his shoulder, and is holding a bag in his left hand. The person on the left has short black hair, and is also wearing a brown suit, but has on a blue shirt and an orange and black striped tie. The person on the right is black with short black hair, has a gray plaid suit, and a white shirt. He is holding a rifle in both hands.
Grand Theft Auto V (Source: Rockstar Games)


The title can be played on PS4/PS5, Xbox One and can be purchased for PC via Steam.


1. Elden Ring

Start your fantasy journey and enter an open, beautiful world. On your way to glory and honor, many brutal enemies will stand in your way. Tough battles and challenging dungeons await you, integrated into a storyline that clearly bears FromSoftware’s signature. If you like Souls-like games, this title is highly recommended for you. With Elden Ring, FromSoftware created one of the best open-world games for PC.

In Elden Ring, you fight against very nasty enemies, as this screenshot proves. We look in a tilted perspective at a sunlit clearing in a forest with tall trunks and golden-brown leaves. In the front left of the image, the player can be seen in a long shot on a gray horse with a white mane in the foreground. He is doing a 180-degree turn with his horse and we see him and the steed in profile. He is wearing a blue shirt, leather armor, and a blue iron helmet. In his right hand, he holds a sword ready for battle. His gaze falls on a huge nightmarish black figure with skinny legs, thin arms, and an oversized head covered by a dark green cloth robe that reaches to his feet. The creature seems to turn straight to his right. The new title from FromSoftware is one of the most popular open world games on PC.
Elden Ring (Source: FromSoftware)


The game is available for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and can be purchased for PC via Steam.


If post-apocalyptic, fantasy, or wild-west open world games for PC are not enough, we have some more inspiration for you

Maybe less huge but equally beautiful settings you can also find in our rankings of the best Survival Games on PS4 / PS5, Games like It Takes Two, 10 Best Free FPS Games, or PS5 Racing Games.


What is your favorite open world to spend time in? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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