Honorable Mention: No Man’s Sky
It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Starting with a few runner ups, let’s look back at the best open world games from this year and our 2016 winner!
In spite of all the controversy surrounding it, there’s little doubt that No Man’s Sky contains the biggest open world environment we’ve seen in recent years. Boasting a total of 18 quintillion planets, No Man’s Sky allows players to travel around the universe, discovering and naming planet-sized terrains.
While the game’s content did feel a little lackluster at launch, No Man’s Sky’s latest Foundation update has added a multitude of new features for players to experiment with. Base-building and greenhouse-tending are now included as extra activities players can take advantage of, not to mention the recruitment of alien NPCs to help tend to your flora when you’re out exploring. Planets are finally starting to feel a little more diverse and lively after the much-needed update, breathing new life into a universe that initially felt far too lonely.