Note: This article was updated in May of 2019.
From massive fantasy worlds to more familiar locations, open world titles continue to be a much-beloved video game genre. When it comes to the PlayStation 4, there are no shortages of open world video game titles to pick up and play.
In our list, we have compiled some of our favorite open world video game titles that you can pick up and play today for the Sony PlayStation 4. With that said, we’ll continue to monitor this list and update it when new open world video games release into the market.
Likewise, we want to know what you think of our picks. Did we miss out on a video game title that should be included in a future update? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.
Without further ado, here are our picks for the best open world video game titles on the PlayStation 4.
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#31 Dynasty Warriors 9
- Developer: Omega Force
- Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Dynasty Warriors is a well known video game series and the latest installment launched earlier this year. While the narrative of the series stays mainly the same, the developers have tweaked a few different gameplay mechanics among other notable attributes.
The biggest change that came to the Dynasty Warriors 9 installment is the open world aspect. This is the first Dynasty Warriors title to include an open world, allowing players to freely roam the world and battle against the opposing force.
This is a large map for player to explore and as such, additional side quests will be available to take on. Likewise, outside of battling, players can gather extra loot, hunt wild animals or even purchase hideouts scattered throughout the land.
#30 Conan Exiles
- Developer: Funcom
- Publisher: Funcom
Conan Exiles is a title that’s been available since 2017, but it has since received its full release. This is an open world survival game set within the world of Conan the Barbarian, but the story won’t follow Conan, instead, players will create their own protagonist.
From the start of the game, players will find that their character is sentenced to death by crucifixion under the beating sun. As you lay waiting for death, Conan comes by and rescues your character leaving players to navigate the harsh and unforgiving world.
Now labeled as an outcast, players will have to roam the wasteland where the weak are killed. You’ll find that in order to stay alive, you’ll need to gather resources, craft goods and dominate fights in a world filled with enemies.
#29 Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- Developer: Deep Silver
- Publisher: Deep Silver
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a more accurate period piece role-playing game. Set in 1403 within the Kingdom of Bohemia, the old king has passed leaving his heir to struggle in maintaining order within the lands. Players take on the role of a blacksmith’s son who is out for vengeance when his family is slaughtered during an attack. As mentioned, developers Warhorse Studios has taken great care in presenting a game that would show an accurate depiction of the period with various armor, clothing, combat techniques, and real-world castles.
#28 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Developer: Ubisoft
- Publisher: Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise. This time around, the game is set in Bolivia, where the rising power of drug cartels has become a concern to the United States Government.
To deal with this concern, the Government has sent in an elite special operations unit called “the Ghosts” to destroy the cartels. Unlike previous installments within the franchise, players will be set in an open world environment to explore and execute their given tasks.
#27 Just Cause 3
- Developer: Avalanche Studios
- Publisher: Square Enix
Just Cause 3 is the third game in the long-running Just Cause series. Offering a vast, open world setting on a fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici, series protagonist Rico Rodriguez returns, this time to oust a dictator named General Di Ravello from power. The game’s map size is a bit similar to that of Just Cause 2, offering 400 square miles of content.
#26 Dying Light
- Developer: Techland
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Dying Light was created under Techland, who was also the developers behind Dead Island and as such, there are some clear similarities between the two. However, between the two video game titles, Dying Light certainly carries a more mature tone and bleak world.
The video game follows an agent named Kyle Crane who is tasked with infiltrating a quarantine zone city of Harran which has become infested with a virus turning civilians into ruthless zombies. Interestingly enough, there’s a twist on the day and night cycle in Dying Light. During the day, the zombies are more lethargic and easier to deal with, though once the sun set’s they become more aggressive and harder to escape.
Developers have also tossed in some parkour elements within the game allowing players to easily traverse the city and its obstacles when fleeing the undead hordes. Combat as well has been changed from the melee focus from what we seen within Dead Island to gunplay, giving players an action-adventure experience.