The production value of video games has multiplied substantially over the past decade. It is now a common feature to see games that have cost over a hundred million dollars to create. This is mostly because of the scale on which games are created these days. Open-world games have steadily become more intrinsic and in-depth, allowing players to spend hours navigating their way through maps that encompass several hundred miles. Here is a list of some seriously large open world games that have managed to create thoroughly believable civilizations that spawn across impressive distances.
The ‘Dragon Age’ series has become steadily bigger and better with each passing installment. ‘Inquisition’ is the third and latest fraction of the franchise and is undoubtedly the biggest one so far. The world is rich and filled with numerous interesting characters, while working towards building one cohesive storyline that ties everyone’s interests together. The dragons themselves look absolutely fierce and are a real force to be reckoned with in the game.
‘World of Warcraft’ continues to be one of the biggest names in the gaming world, with the series already having roped in well over 12 billion dollars in revenue. The series is so successful around the world because of its meticulously crafted massive open-world, that allows players to experience a unique sense of freedom while taking on any quest. Even the character creation, customization and upgrading process is well planned, making the game one massive investment in terms of time.
When ‘Just Cause’ was released in 2006, it managed to grab everyone’s attention because of the massive world it offered its players. ‘Just Cause 2’ was released in 2010 and it managed to make the first installment feel like an insignificant world. The game included an overall area of 400 square miles, making it one of the largest games of all time. It takes players several minutes to get from one end of the map to another in a jet plane, and that is saying a lot.
‘The Witcher’ series is yet another open-world RPG platform that has always been successful because of the quality of the game along with the added bonus of a massive open-world. The third ‘Witcher’ that was released early this year did not earn the amazing critical acclaim of the second part, but it is easily bigger and better in terms of gameplay and overall quests.