We're living in a golden age of sprawling sandbox games. Here are some of the best

The best open world games on PC

With an ocean full of underwater terrors, this is one of the scariest open worlds on PC. While you explore its diverse biomes, a compelling sci-fi mystery unravels around you.


One of the most advanced open world generators ever. Brave the ASCII interface and you can build entire societies, then shape the geology of the very earth beneath them.

Dwarf Fortress

A monunmental ode to the fading American frontier, RDR2 is rife with little touches. Random events—like sucking on a man's snakebite wound—make its world feel lived in.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Despite getting on in years, Morrowind offers a gripping glimpse into an alien yet familiar world. Vvardenfell is large enough to get lost in yet it's still stuffed to the brim with little details.

The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

Stalker's environment is your enemy. Gamma pockets and violent storms can end you in moments. Persist though, and you'll quickly appreciate the eery beauty of this desolate world.

Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl

The biggest open world Ubisoft has ever made may also be the publisher's best. Odyssey's vast land is a technical marvel, while canny design choices steer the series into RPG territory.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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