The video game medium has a way of welcoming curious onlookers to actively live in the sort of worlds they've previously only seen in their dreams. The best open world games tend to feature the most expansive versions of those fantastical worlds and give players dozens upon dozens of hours of immersive activities to buy themselves with. Genre stalwarts such as The Witcher, the Horizon franchise, The Legend of Zelda series, and so much more do an amazing job of featuring open worlds full of meaningful side quests, tons of fulfilling assorted tasks to complete, favorable characters to get attached to, and a memorable main campaign that sparks passionate debates among gamers. Join us as we take a detailed look at the 26 best open world games you need to go out of your way and experience for yourselves.
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