Free Roam/Open World/Sandbox Favorites?

Discussion in 'Misc. and Multiplatform Games' started by Spider-Aziz, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    The title should be self explanatory, and I gathered all three titles in the title for the open world to be easy for search
    Can't find a thread like this :huh: although I'm sure I saw one before

    What are your favorite open world games? State some if you can't think of them all

    I like open world games for the challenges spread and doing various stuff all over the landscape, some of my favorites:
    • Just Cause 2
    • inFAMOUS (did not play 2, can't comment on that one)
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Assassin's Creed 2
    • GTA Vice City (mainly for the trolley)
     
  2. Oscorp Registered

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    Arkham City
    Arkham Asylum
    Just Cause 2
     
  3. James Built from Lego

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    My favorite type of game! Though having said that, it's obvious there are huge variations in the 'type' of open-world games. Anyway, onward and in no particular order:

    Fallout 3
    Fallout New Vegas
    Saints Row 1 & 2
    Grand Theft Auto
    Grand Theft Auto 2
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Grand Theft Auto Vice City
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    (including the add-on episodes)

    And it's not out yet, but I'll add Grand Theft Auto V to the list anyway.
     
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  4. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    My favorite type of game also! Ones i played in the past and loved
    GTAIV
    Bully
    Fallout 3
    Oblivion and Skyrim
    Mercenaries 1 and 2
    Arkham city
    Assassins creed 3

    And I'm currently playing and loving
    Far cry 3
    Just cause 2
     
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    Red Dead Redemption
    Batman Arkham City
    Infamous 2
    Assassins Creed 2-3
    GTA IV
    Crackdown
     
  6. Rocanrol Psiconautiq

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    Skyrim
    Batman AC
    GTA vice city
     
  7. Soapy Registered

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    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Crackdown
    Burnout Paradise
    Red Dead Redemption
    Saints Row: The Third
    Dark Souls
    Dragon's Dogma
     
  8. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Forgot crackdown, burnout paradise, and red dead.
    Man i have alot of open world games.
     
  9. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Skyrim
    Assassin's Creeds
    Arkham City

    But I have so many on my shelves waiting to play as these games take ages and deserve a lot of dedicated time. Skyrim is a fair way in front in this category for me as the merits of the others are not as much the open world & freedom itself but gameplay and narrative. I think ES VI will be my favourite open world game by a long way when it eventually comes out.
    The racing game? How does the open world work on this game?
     
  10. Soapy Registered

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    Great. There's an event tied to every street corner and intersection. The game has a very relaxed, free-flowing feel to it because once you're in the game, you're in it. No menus or cutscenes or anything like that. You don't even have to slow down to start a mission, just hit a button as you whiz past it and you're off to the races (no pun intended).

    There are also a ton of collectibles in the form of billboards and gates you can smash through that lead to shortcuts and hidden areas.

    It's honestly one of my favorite games this gen, and I typically don't even like racing games. I'm really hoping EA lets them make a sequel next generation.
     
  11. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I had no idea. I've played Revenge which I got nowhere near finishing (quite hard!). Maybe I'll look this up then as it's got to be quite cheap by now.
     
  12. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    I struggle with open world games a lot of the time because I usually lose focus and don't find the minute-to-minute gameplay engaging, but I do have a few favorites.

    Red Dead Redemption - The exception to the rule for me and Rockstar. I've tried for the life of me to get into GTA but I just can't do it. However, the Western setting, mature story and improved gunplay make Red Dead Redemption a favorite.

    Infamous 1 + 2 - From a game design view point Infamous is admittedly a flawed game. But it's controls boast a tightness that most other open-world TPS's lack. The player-controlled free-running gives battles an acrobatic nature (and towers above Assassin's Creed's lame 'hold to win' setup).

    Ultimate Spider-Man - I've always been a big advocate of USM. People claim Spider-Man 2 is the better game but I think the improvements made to the combat, web-slinging, visuals and story make this a clear winner. It's the best Spidey game by a mile and I wish we'd see an HD version at some point.
     
  13. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    Did you play Most Wanted? It's more Burnout Paradise 2 than anything else.
     
  14. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Considered playing this game enough times, might do it one of these days
     
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    Assassin's Creed games
    Batman Arkham City
    Fall Out 3
    Far Cry 3
    GTA III
    GTA Vice City
    GTA San Amdreas
    GTA IV
    Just Cause 2
    Infamous 1&2
    Red Dead Redemption
    Saints Row The Third
     
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    I've heard that, but the Need for Speed series kind of lost me after Underground. It's like EA said, "Man, that Fast and Furious movie sure was cool! What if we put a bunch of dumb street racing stories told through really ****** FMV in Need for Speed from now on? That's what the kids want right?
     
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    My favorite would have to be Arkham City. Going around and collecting the interview tapes and finding out what was going on behind the scenes before the story started.

    There's one thing I'll never stop crying for until we get it, though. A DINOSAUR open world game. Reading the Jurassic Park books just make want it so bad!
     
  18. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    That is going to be awesome
    Wonder if they will allow skinning some kinds of them
     
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    Definitely love the Assassin's Creeds and Arkham series, as well as Metroid Prime, really all Metroids, and Zelda's for that matter are sandbox games, the original sandbox games. Just think they're really well done and playing in those worlds is just great.

    I was a fan of the GTA series, but I'm not so sure anymore, I don't have much desire to go back and play them. I'm not really even looking forward to 5 and doubt I'll buy it.

    I'm not sure if these count, but the Bioshock and Borderlands franchises, I know they're kind of level based, Bioshock a little more so. However, I'll spent several hours searching every nook and cranny of a level.
     
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    Right? Dinosaurs have got to be the last unexplored area for video games. I know the Turok games exist, but I'm talking about something on the level of Skyrim and whatnot.

    Skinning them could be cool. You'd probably need a machete for the T-Rex :hehe:
     
  21. James Built from Lego

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    I forgot Crackdown too! That is a definite favorite.
     
  22. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    The next Elder Scrolls game needs to have dinosaurs! And they should fight each other in the background as you go about doing missions. Really give Elder Scrolls every possible variety of fantasy based enemy, monster, race & normal wildlife and you're onto a winner.
     
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    Batman Arkham City
    Spider-Man 2
    Hulk Ultimate Destruction
    Infamous 1/2
    GTA San Andreas

    I like more linear games than sandbox, though. I quickly grow tired of free-roam.
     
  24. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Skyrim, Fallout 3, San Andreas & Arkham City (even though it is on the border of free roam, due to the sharp boundaries in the game.)
     
  25. Spider-Vader Mercin' & Workin'

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    Red Dead Redemption
    Spider-Man 2
    Skyrim
    Assassin's Creed series
    Batman: Arkham City
    Far Cry 3
     

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