23 Best Open World Games for Xbox One

Open World is the term for video games where the players explore virtual worlds freely with non-linear gameplay. Video games with open worlds typically lack the loading screens and the invisible walls in linear designs. In Open World games, the player has multiple ways to reach the objectives and can use a huge arsenal of weaponry to shoot enemies. The open world games offer a simulated reality and let the player create his character and its behaviour in the direction of his selecting. In these games, there is no specific goal or end. During the gameplay, the player can interact with NPCs, environment, and can explore the environment from either a third-person or a first-person perspective. Grand Theft Auto is the best example of Open World games, where the player navigates the land, drive multiple vehicles, and more.
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1. Metro: 2033 Redux

Metro: 2033 Redux is an Adventure, Horror-Survival, First-person Shooter and Single-player video game created by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. It brings an exciting story, in which the world was destroyed by an apocalyptic event, destroying almost humanity and transforming the planet Earth into a wasteland. The civilization of human entered into a new dark age with lots of challenges and dangers. It takes place in the future 2033, where a new generation was born and rise in an underground environment, and try their best to survive. You as the playable character can assume the role of the protagonist named as Artyom, who born on the last day before the devastation and raised underground. Your ultimate job is to manipulate the world, fight enemies who are the responsible for the destruction and kill them to restore your land. The environment can be explored from a first-person perspective, and you can use a variety of weapons to kill enemies and earn points. Two Play Styles (Survival and Spartan), Multiple Modes, Huge Arsenal of Weaponry, etc. are core features in the game to enjoy.

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2. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is an Action-Adventure, Third-person Perspective, and Single-player video game with an emphasis on Stealth element developed and published by Ubisoft. It is the 10th title in the series of Assassin’s Creed and serves as the successor to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate released in 2015. The plot takes place in the Ancient Egypt during the period of Ptolemaic and revolves around the fictional history of real-world events. The story of the game focuses on the centuries-long battle between the Order of the Ancients and the Brotherhood of Assassins. The Order of the Ancients wants peace through forceful imposition while the Brotherhood of Assassins wants peace by promoting the liberty. The player takes on the role of the protagonist and can explore the fictional landscapes from a third-person view. The ultimate task is to complete a variety of quests to progress through the story, earn experience points, and unlock new skills. He can freely roam the environment on horseback, foot, camel-back, boat and more. With prominent features, addictive gameplay, and smooth controls, Assassin’s Creed: Origins is the best game to play and enjoy.

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3. Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is an Action-Adventure, RPG, Stealth and Third-person Shooter video game created by Ubisoft. This extraordinary game takes you to an alternate reality and lands you right into the fictitious setting of United States where you act as a vigilante named Aiden Pierce. Watch Dogs tasks you to act as the protagonist and infiltrate the network systems of mega corporations who store all the data of online behaviors of humans to its mega servers. The hackers faction, Watch Dogs helps you get into the systems and after a little time you get to know that the mega corporations and other high ranking people are the responsible for the death of your niece and countless other people. This information pushes you to the limits to burn down the mega corporations and all the enemies of humanity. You start a war against them using your hacking abilities and act as the story of the game suggests. Watch Dogs provides you with a thrilling and action filed game-play, a great story and an open world to play and enjoy the game to the limits. Do try it out if you haven’t played it yet.

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4. Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles is an Adventure, Third-person Exploration, Survival and Action video game with emphases of building and dominance elements developed by Funcom and published by Kock Media. The game supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and takes place in the Conan the Barbarian world. At the beginning of the game, the custom playable character is being rescued by Canon in the journey. The player can create his character using different options and can set out himself on an epic adventure in the brutal world. During the gameplay, the player manipulates the world from a third-person perspective, interact with the environment, battle brutal criminal and kill them to earn experience. The game features different races such as Stygian, Cimmerian, Nordheimer, and more. The player creates his shelter to stay, find food to survive in the brutal environment, and craft different weapons to use during the battle to kill enemies and wild animals. Gather resources, craft weapons, and build shelters, etc. are prominent elements in the game. With highly detailed graphics, brilliant mechanics, and excellent controls, Conan Exiles is an amazing game to simulate.

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5. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus brings an Action-Adventure, FPS (First-person Shooter), and Single-player gameplay for those players who love playing Action-packed Shooting games. It is the 8th title in the series of Wolfenstein and serves as the sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, released in 2015. The game takes place in the alternate history and centers on the Nazi Victory of the World War II. In the game, you take on the protagonist’s role named as William Blazkowicz, and the plot revolves around his struggle to battle against the Nazi Regime in the fictional United States. You navigate the environment from a first-person perspective, and your primary job is to defeat enemies using a huge arsenal of weaponry and explore the most levels on foot. The story is split into several chapters, and each chapter offers a variety of missions to accomplish. The game introduces a cover system and divide the health system into several sections. You will receive points for each completed missions and can use these points to enhance your abilities. With advanced features, highly graphic details, and smooth controls, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the best game to play and enjoy.

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6. Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is an Action-Adventure, Pirate-themed and Multiplayer video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios. It takes place in an open world environment and brings a thrilling gameplay deals with exploration, steering, firing cannons and more. In the game, the team of players traverse and navigate the open-ended environment via a ship of a pirate to fulfill various tasks to score the points. The player can embark himself on epic quests to collect loot, score the points and engage in deadly combat with other players from around the world. During the gameplay, the player can interact with the environment and non-player characters to progress through the story and can explore the landscape from a first-person perspective. It offers a beautiful world and the player can team up with other players and can battle enemies to score the points to prove himself as the best pirate in the game. With the highly detailed environment, wonderful graphics, and smooth controls, Sea of Thieves is the incredible game to play and enjoy.

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7. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an Action-Adventure, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Rockstar Studios and published by Rockstar Games for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to the Red Dead Redemption released in 2010 and the third title in the series of Red Dead. The game takes place in the open world environment and puts the player in charge of the protagonist who must manipulate the world from a third-person perspective and has to complete a series of missions. It features both Single and Online Multiplayer components. The player explores the environment either on foot or by horseback. Different classic weapons are featured in the game to use during the gameplay. There are several missions take place, and each mission demands a completion of individual objectives to progress through the match. Dynamic weather and day/night system are introduced in the game to make the gameplay challenging. Red Dead Redemption 2 offers core features such as Realistic Environment, lots of Weapons, Mission-based Gameplay, Shooting element and more.

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8. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is an Action-Adventure, Stealth, Third-person Perspective and Single-player video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game serves as the 3rd title in the series of Dishonored and revolves around the former assassin named as Billie Lurk, the female protagonist. According to the story, the protagonist is searching for her mentor Daud and assists in his quest to slay the Outsider, who is a supernatural being. During the gameplay, the player can use different gear and gadgets like hook mine which can be played on any surface including ceilings, walls and can grab enemies and towards it. After accomplishing the first mission, the player can get access to three supernatural abilities, which cost energy to use. The energy regenerates to full over the time. The primary task of the player is to explore the land from a third-person perspective, battle against enemies and crush them to score the points. During the gameplay, the player can take optional contract at black markets and can fulfill the requirements of each one to become the master. With advanced mechanics, graphics and controls, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is the best game to play and enjoy.

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9. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is an Action Role-playing, Tactical, Real-time Combat, and Adventure video game published by Paradox Interactive and developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The game takes place in the thrilling environment of Eora and brings a wonderful gameplay with memorable characters, and tactical element. The player takes on the role of the protagonist and can explore the environment from an isometric perspective. The primary objective of the player is to navigate the procedurally generated map, and battle against enemies using ranged weapons to kill them and earn experience points. It offers the similar character classes and game mechanics to Dungeons and Dragons. Fighter, Barbarian, Wizard, Priest, Cipher, Rogue, etc. are prominent character classes in the game and the player can select one of them to start his epic adventure to fulfill the requirement of each quest. The player can use epic spells to slay monsters and can interact with environment and NPCs to progress through the game. Other features will be unlocked as the player progresses through the game. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes enhanced mechanics, improved gameplay, and wonderful graphics. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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10. Darksiders Warmastered Edition

Darksiders Warmastered Edition combines the Action Role-playing and Hack and Slash elements and brings a thrilling gameplay for hardcore players who love playing hack and slash games. The game supports Single-player mode only developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ Nordic. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse inspires the game, and the game puts you in the role of the horseman war and explores the environment form a third-person perspective. The atmosphere of the game is split into different locations with multiple areas initially locked until later in the game. The protagonist equips with a mighty sword that he can use to kill monsters, enemies and strange creatures to earn points and collect power-ups to maintain the health bar and raise the power. The team of evil is struggling to take over the world and destroy the humanity, but you are standing like a mountain in their way to control the land. Engage yourself in a real-time battle, and cut down enemies using your sword. Darksiders Warmastered Edition includes prominent features such as Apocalyptic Power, Extreme Arsenal, Epic Quests, Character Progression and more.

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11. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is an Action, Hack and Slash, Single and Multiplayer video game with Beat ‘em up element developed by Omega Force and published by Tecmo Koei. The game serves as the 2nd downloadable content of the original title Dynasty Warriors 8, released in 2014. It introduces new playable characters, improved environment, and brilliant controls. It has two different modes such as Story and Free modes. The story mode offers the similar faction-based storyline and comes back with seamless cutscenes. Ambition and Challenge modes are also introduced in the expansion pack, which offers different arcade-style challenges. The player has to select his playable character and jump into the world full of enemies. He uses his unique abilities and fighting style to face hordes of enemies and kill them to earn enough points. The gameplay is explored from a third-person perspective while the player fighting enemies. Combine unique attacks to create the combos and beat waves of enemies to earn massive points. With prominent features, addictive gameplay and incredible graphics, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is the best game to play.

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12. Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution is an Action-Adventure, Open World, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver. The game serves as the reboot to Homefront and takes place in the future 2029 in an alternate timeline, and centers on the effort of the protagonist named as Ethan Brady against the North Korean army in the city of Philadelphia. It offers open-ended environment divided into several districts to explore. The player assumes the protagonist’s role, and his task is to kill as many enemies as possible in a set of missions to score the points and progress the story. During the gameplay, the player uses a variety of weapons and armor to take down opponents and can upgrade his equipment, power, and abilities using experience points. Philadelphia is divided into three different zones, and each zone brings a set of objectives to accomplish. Guerrilla Warfare, Breathtaking Environment, Linear Shooting Experience, Build the Resistance, Online Co-op, etc. are rare features in the game to enjoy.

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13. The Witness

The Witness is an Adventure, Puzzle, First-person Perspective and Single-player Exploration video game created and published by Thekla, Inc. The game offers a beautiful world where it takes place and has an exciting gameplay based on Exploration of the Open-Ended world like Myst. The tropical Island full of human-made and natural structures and the player must navigate the landscapes, interact with the environment and solve a variety of mind-bending puzzles based on interaction with complex mazes hidden within the specific areas. In the start, the player has to find the clues to complete each puzzle and recording spread around the globe. The player takes on the unnamed protagonist, who explores an island with various natural formations and numerous structures. The island is split into different sections, and each offers its unique challenges, a set of puzzles and more. During exploration, the player can experience the most beautiful world that he has never seen before. There are dozens of locations to manipulate with more than five-hundred puzzles to accomplish or solve. Each puzzle brings a new idea and challenge. With addictive features, superb mechanics, and wonderful graphics, The Witness is the best game to enjoy.

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14. GTA

GTA or also known as Grand Theft Auto is a series of Adrenaline pumping Action-Adventure and Open World games. Developed and published by Rockstar Games, GTA offers a variety of gameplay throughout the series and depicts environments based on fictional locations on the American Soil. The locations include Liberty City, Vice City, San Andreas all situated in the real cities of New York, Miami and the State of California respectively. The gameplay in the GTA series focuses on Open World Environments where the players can roam freely blazing guns or drive in any vehicle they like or choose any missions to progress with the storyline. With a fantastic amalgamation of elements such as Action, Adventure, Third-person Shooting and Driving, RPG, Racing, and Stealth, GTA series offers a truly very engaging and addictive gameplay. With its Adult themes and hardcore violence, GTA series is currently the most Controversial video game till date. Throughout the series, GTA offers Unique characters for protagonists and exclusive stories related to their lives, different environments, different missions and objectives as well as locations and different graphics and game mechanics. The antagonists in all the games are also of different characters, origins and are the most prominent figures of the games. Started back in 1997, GTA series now consists of Eleven Stand-alone games and Four Major Expansion packs. With a worldwide fame and critically acclaimed labels, GTA series has broken all the records of any previous Open World Action-Adventure video games. Most of the players would definitely be familiar with GTA Series games, but for all those who haven’t yet played any game from the series or have played one or two, they should totally try them out and enjoy all the drama and action they are missing.

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15. Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3 is an Action-Adventure, Single and Multiplayer video game released for Windows and Xbox platforms by Reagent Games. It offers a fictional open environment where the game takes place and it is third installment in the marvelous series of Crackdown. It combines the elements of Sandbox and Combat and offers fully destructible world. You can take on the role of the protagonist who is armed with multiple weapons and can use to destroy a variety of enemies. Explore the world from third-person perspective and can destroy each and everything that you see. Complete a set of missions and enhance the performance of your character. Gain experience and use them to upgrade your weapons and other equipment. Act as a super-agent and involve yourself against criminals, assume your responsibility and stop crime to protect your fictional city from devastation. With improved mechanics, gameplay, story, and graphics, Crackdown 3 is the best game to play and enjoy.

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16. Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar

Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar is a 2nd Expansion Pack for Battlefield 1 and introduces improved mechanics, graphics and controls. The expansion pack lets you get into the biggest front of the war with the Russian army in the most thrilling and extensive battlefield. The game mainly focuses on the first-person shooter elements and brings a fantastic gameplay, in which the player can take on the role of the protagonist to complete a set of missions and earn points, rewards and bonuses. There are six new multiplayer maps available to explore, and the game features two new operations including Brusilov Offensive. Up to 11 new weapons are present to unlock using the points and use them on the battlefield to hunt down enemies and earn points. Up to 64 players can play against enemies simultaneously or can compete against each other to show off their shooting abilities. With advanced graphics, smooth control, and brilliant sound effects, Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar is the best expansion pack to play.

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17. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is an Action Role-playing, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created and published by Square Enix. It offers the similar gameplay to Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, in which the player assumes the role of the protagonist to participate in real-time combat during mission around the stimulating environment of Orience. During the gameplay, the player can engage himself in massive strategy battles on the map of the world. The story centers on the class zero, a team of fourteen students from the Vermillion Peristylium. The fourteen students are sent on an epic mission to explore the landscapes, fight against enemies and crush them before they spread chaos everywhere. The game introduces two different types of missions such as Story-based Missions and Practice-based Missions. The player explores the world from a third-person perspective and can use ranged weapons to kill monsters and enemies to save the world. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD includes core features such as Command, a Team, Kill Enemies, Side-quests, Navigation, and more. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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18. LEGO Worlds

LEGO Worlds is a Single-player and Multiplayer Sandbox Simulation with Building elements developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game enables the players to construct their buildings in a 3D randomly generated the world. The player can build different construction using Lego bricks and can get rewards and points for their creation. In the beginning, the player needs to manipulate the world to collect several objects spread across the maps using studs, the game currency. In the world, the player can unleash his creativity and build anything the player imagines. There are lots of characters available, and the player can select one of them to get access to the world where he can customize it using multiple outfits. He can modify the terrain and environment using the landscaping tools and can craft different vehicles like cars, helicopters, and more. LEGO Worlds includes prominent features such as Open Ended World, lots of Crafting Tools, various Buildings, challenging Objectives, Exploration and more. With addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and smooth controls, LEGO Worlds is the best game to play and enjoy.

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19. Planetbase

Planetbase is a Strategy and Space Simulation with Building elements created and published by Madruga Works. The game is about establishing a human colony on the distant planet and creating an outpost to survive on an alien planet. There is a group of settlers, and you must lead the team and struggle to build a colony on an isolated planet. You can assume the role of the protagonist, who is a base architect and a manager. Lead your group, and it is your responsibility to make sure that your team is working properly, building the base in the empty place where they can survive and have a supply of food, oxygen, and water. You are responsible for controlling your team to create a self-sufficient base where they can get water and grow food to survive. There are a variety of levels, and each level needs a completion of certain objectives to progress. It has different planets such as Gas Giant Planet, Frozen Planet, Desert Planet, and Storm Planet. As the manager, you must control the flow of the new people coming toward your colony and make sure that the people with unique skills will come to the planet. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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20. Lego Jurassic World

Lego Jurassic World is an Action-Adventure, Third-person Perspective and Single-player video game developed by TT Fusion and published by Feral Interactive for cross platforms. The game takes place in the huge world and offers the exciting gameplay based on the movies in the franchise of Jurassic Park. The gameplay comprises over twenty levels and each five levels based on a movie of Jurassic Park. The player needs to explore the environment from a third-person perspective, encounter more than twenty dinosaur species such as Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Ankylosaurs, and more. There are different playable characters available such as Ian Malcolm, Dr. Alan Grant and Owen Grady, and the player has to select one of them to start the game. Each character offers its unique ability and personality. During the gameplay, the player creates new characters by traversing either the Jurassic world innovation center or the Jurassic Park Center. Lego Jurassic World offers core features such as 20 Dinosaurs, Explore the breathtaking Environments, Play Missions, Co-op mode, and more. Try it out, and you’ll like it.

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21. Need for Speed Payback

Need for Speed Payback created by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts is a Racing, Single-player and Multiplayer video game. It is a 23rd title in the franchise of Need for Speed (NFS) game and takes place in the open world environment known as Fortune Valley. The main gameplay focuses on Action Driving elements, and there are three playable characters available such as Jess, Mac, and Tyler Morgan. Each character has its unique set of skills, and the player needs to select his favorite one with the best statistics. The player must choose his vehicle and participate in multiple race events to take down the underworld of Fortune Valley. He can explore the environment from a third-person perspective with a task to fulfill the requirements of each mission to progress through the story. The player can win the match by crossing the finish line before anyone. Need for Speed Payback offers core features such as detailed Vehicles, Open Environment, brilliant Graphics, different Tracks, Three Playable Characters, and more. With excellent mechanics, smooth controls, and addictive gameplay Need for Speed Payback is the best game to play.

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22. The Technomancer

The Technomancer is an Action Role-playing, Third-person Exploration and Single-player video game developed by Spiders and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game takes place in the similar Universe like Spider and set two-hundred year after the event of human colonized Mars known as the War of Water. The player takes on the role of the protagonist named as Zachariah, who must explore the world from a third-person view, interact with environment and non-player characters to progress through the story. During the gameplay, the player can involve companions to his party, who is capable of leveling up. The player can improve his combat abilities and can make different choices about how to accomplish each quest. There are five different possible endings, depending on the decision taken by the player. Using crafting feature, the player can create his armor and weapons to use against foes during real-time battle. Four different skill trees available and the player must earn experience points to unlock additional content. Science Fiction Mars Environment, Dynamic Combat, Post-apocalyptic Red Planet, Three Combat Styles, Unleash Abilities, etc. are prominent features in the game. Try it out and enjoy.

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23. Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: WWII is a Military-themed, First-person Shooter, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game serves as the 14th installment in the series of Call of Duty and the 1st entry to be set during WWII (World War II) since Call of Duty: World at War, released in 2008. It takes place in the European-themed world and revolves around the squad in the first Infantry Division, and focuses on the battles on the Western Front while expanding its multiple campaigns on different fronts. It offers the similar gameplay to its predecessor and puts the player in the protagonist’ role who can do a double jump and climb on walls. There are five different divisions in the game such as Infantry, Airborne, Armored, Mountain, and Expeditionary. The player explores the realistic landscapes from a first-person perspective, use a huge arsenal of weaponry while battling and killing enemies to earn experience points and medals. Call of Duty: WWII brings superb features such as War Mode, detailed Graphics, different Divisions, Headquarters, and Realistic Sound effects. Try it out, and you’ll love it.