Open world

Video game concept

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

613
games
51
platforms

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).

Parent groups

Level design, Non-linear gameplay

Child group

Restricted open world

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Related groups

Video game
Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Just Cause, Minecraft, Saints Row

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Platforms

Windows 157
Linux 154
X360 44
PS3 39
Mac OS X 34
PS4 22
PS2 19
Xbox One 17
Xbox 15
MS-DOS 14
PS 7
PSP 6
Switch 6
Atari ST 5
Wii 5
Amiga 5
iOS 4
Android 4
PS Vita 4
3DS 3
C64 3
Amstrad CPC 3
Mac OS Classic 3
NES 3
ZX Spectrum 3
GameCube 3
Dreamcast 3
MSX 2
GBC 2
Nintendo DS 2

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