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Jranation said:
1. Mabinogi (PC)
2. Sims 3
3. Animal Crossing New Leaf
4. Pokemon (Diamond)
5. Thrillville (not sure about this one)

Tell me if there are any games that I posted that aren't open world.

Sim games are not open world.

ParryWinkle said:
1. Xenoblade Chronicles X
2. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
3. Red Dead Redemption
4. Sleeping Dogs

You need to vote for five games.

HoloDust said:
COKTOE said:

Are these open world games? Or is the definition being stretched here? No offense. I was contemplating whether or not Yakuza was truly open world, and added it when I saw it was already on the list.

There's already plenty of games on that list that are not really open-world, so yeah, why not.

Which ones? I would like to know.



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1 - Chrono Trigger
2 - Red Dead Redepmtion
3 - The Witcher 3
4 - GTA Vice City
5 - Sleeping Dogs



1. Xenoblade Chronicles X
2. Fallout new Vegas
3. Red dead redemption
4. Far cry 4
5. Infamous 2



Neoarc said:

1- Shadow of Mordor: MiddleEarth
2- Dying Light
3- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
4- Assassin's Creed 2
5- Infamous 2

Changing mine to

1- Batman Arkham City

2- Batman Arkham Knight

3- Assassin's Creed 2

4- Dying Light

5- Infamous 2



GOWTLOZ said:
ParryWinkle said:
1. Xenoblade Chronicles X
2. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
3. Red Dead Redemption
4. Sleeping Dogs

You need to vote for five games.

Whoops, I forgot to list number 5. 



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1) Witcher 3

2) Xenoblade Chronicles X

3) Phantasy Star (It wasn't practical to go everywhere from the beginning, but it was basically possible.  So, its open world in my eyes)

4) Destiny

5) Fallout 3



GOWTLOZ said:
HoloDust said:

There's already plenty of games on that list that are not really open-world, so yeah, why not.

Which ones? I would like to know.

Souls/Borne in particular...sure, I know people like them (I like Souls too), but it's really, really a stretch to call them open-world...but self-control and all that.



HoloDust said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Which ones? I would like to know.

Souls/Borne in particular...sure, I know people like them (I like Souls too), but it's really, really a stretch to call them open-world...but self-control and all that.

I think they are open world but not like most open world games. MTZehvor already pointed this out and I don't entirely disagree with him and you but I think its more towards and open world game than an open ended game.



GOWTLOZ said:
HoloDust said:

Souls/Borne in particular...sure, I know people like them (I like Souls too), but it's really, really a stretch to call them open-world...but self-control and all that.

I think they are open world but not like most open world games. MTZehvor already pointed this out and I don't entirely disagree with him and you but I think its more towards and open world game than an open ended game.

I just don't feel that about them...as I said in my vote, I disqualified Fallout 1 and 2 from my list since they're not open-world in modern, (mostly) seamless world sense (they are free to explore, but hub based)...so when I think of Souls, labeling them as open-world is not even close in my opinion.



By this standard, half of the games on the list need to be removed.  In my list, I used the criteria that the player has the theoretical ability to go to most of the map(s) in the game at any time.  In many games, the fact that you'll be killed in one hit by the enemies in certain places, or inability to fast travel in the beginning, or what have you, makes it impractical to go everywhere.  But, if it is theoretically possible to visit most of the map from the beginning, its open world to me.