The last decade saw open world elements leak into almost every genre. Even the likes of Wolfenstein and Tomb Raider have embraced open areas that give players more freedom and persuade them to explore. As we move into a new decade, we’re looking at the best open world games 2020 has to offer.
Exclusively open world games, that aren’t just large but slip up areas, are becoming a little rarer, but they’re far from dying off.
Looking at the games we’ve listed below, the open world games genre is thriving as we more into a new console generation, which makes what is to come even more exciting.
Best Open World Games 2020
Up there with the most anticipated games of any genre in 2020, alongside Final Fantasy VII Remake and Last of Us Part II, Cyberpunk 2077 looks set to truly move the needle for open world games.
Set in a futuristic and dystopian city, which is quite the departure from CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher series, you play as a mercenary called V and you head out into the world to complete quests in different ways.
When we got an extended look at the game at E3 2019, we learned about all the different ways you can approach situations. Hacking, all out action, stealth, and persuasion are all legitimate tactics that can not only change individual quests but also the entire story and make-up of Night City.
Much of the variety will come from how you build and customize your version of V. From different stats and skills to different backgrounds that affect personality, few playthroughs will be the same
Also, after The Witcher 3, we’re expecting Cyberpunk 2077’s open world to be incredibly detailed and atmospheric, making exploration some of the most fun you can have. It’ll be a surprise if Cyberpunk isn’t in the Game of the Year conversation come the end of 2020.