These games can provide tens or hundreds of hours of experimentation and discovery.

The best open world games on Steam

Red Dead Redemption 2

If you've got a fairly powerful PC, Rockstar's vast Wild West tale is an excellent pick. 

The Witcher 3

CD Projekt's landmark open world RPG, starring Geralt of novel, Netflix series, and bathtub fame. Despite being close to a decade-old, it's still an essential experience. 

Death Stranding

A supernatural backpacking adventure from Hideo Kojima with a bizarre and wonderful take on a post-apocalyptic USA. Our 2020 GOTY. 

Grand Theft Auto 5

That famous game about stealing cars and otherwise committing crimes in a big city. Its little known online mode is also absurdly popular. 

Divinity: Original Sin 2

A fantastic meld of classic, D&D-style roleplaying and modern design. Our 2017 GOTY.

Euro Truck Simulator 2

It's exactly what it sounds like, a game about driving trucks through Europe. You might be surprised by just how into it you get. 

Read the full article at