For PC Gaming Week 2018
, we here at TechRadar are celebrating the best that PC gaming has to offer. And, here we’ve gathered the best open world games on PC.
In 2018, the best open world games are the gift that keeps on giving – and they’re not going anywhere. These days it seems like even game franchises that used to be linear experiences are embracing the open world. From shooters like Far Cry to expansive RPGs like the Witcher 3, we can see why everyone seems to love the best open world games on PC.
It’s not hard to see why some developers are abandoning more linear experiences – just look at how franchises like Metal Gear and Final Fantasy benefited from the ‘open world’ treatment. They didn’t lose anything, and they gained everything. We love it.
We’re even starting to see a ton of unconventional indie games embracing the open world trend. Games like the Long Dark, Neo Scavenger, Rust and more embrace open maps and player freedom – we just wish we had the room to cover them all in this list.
But we’ve picked our favourites out of the best wide worlds gaming has to offer. Disagree? Shout at us on twitter.