Open world

Video game concept

Offers an unrestricted free-roaming virtual world for the player to play in approaching objectives freely.


Alternate name: Free-roaming

The first video game about Open world was released on December 1982.

Rockstar Games, Ubisoft and THQ has published most of these games

See also: sandbox game

Implied: (not enforceable)
* Seamless world
This is often mistaken to be synonymous with sandbox genre.

Non-linear games can also be open-ended but this is not a mandatory feature in them (not a defining feature at least).