These games can provide tens or hundreds of hours of experimentation and discovery.
If you've got a fairly powerful PC, Rockstar's vast Wild West tale is an excellent pick.
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.
A supernatural backpacking adventure from Hideo Kojima with a bizarre and wonderful take on a post-apocalyptic USA. Our 2020 GOTY.
That famous game about stealing cars and otherwise committing crimes in a big city. Its little known online mode is also absurdly popular.
A fantastic meld of classic, D&D-style roleplaying and modern design. Our 2017 GOTY.
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.