The Best Open World Video Games For Xbox One

Each console generation provides gamers with whole new worlds to discover and explore. If you enjoy roaming about within a video game all while completing quests and campaign narratives, then chances are you tend to seek out open world video game titles.

Within this list, we’re going to showcase some of the best open world video game titles that you can enjoy today. We’ve included not only sequels to beloved franchises but brand new IPs as well. Of course, this list could see new updates in the future.

Take a look at our picks for some of the best open world video game titles on the Xbox One and let us know some of yours by leaving a comment down below.

Likewise, make sure to check back periodically as we’ll continue to update this list when new exciting open world video game titles release.


#32 Mad Max
  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Mad Max may have been overlooked a bit when it first launched into the market. Most games based off of films or television series tends to not do so well and likewise, Mad Max launched the same day as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. If you missed out on this title then you’ll want to go back and give it a go today. Gamers will explore a giant desert wasteland as they battle foes in vehicle-based combat.

#31 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

If you’ve never played Dragon’s Dogma, the new version that has already released on both Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 known as Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen may be your best bet in going through this RPG. While already available on both the last generation consoles for Sony and Microsoft, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is set to release on PC this coming January 15, 2016, and being the updated version of the game it will feature various updates and tweaks. Additionally, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is set with all the previously released DLC content for the game along with new items, weapons, armor, quests, and a brand new fast travel system.

#30 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games

If you enjoyed the Borderlands franchise or if you have yet to try and game then we suggest Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. This is a compilation of the series which will include Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

This game series is a FPS that works best with another friend jumping along for the ride. You can expect remastered graphics along with options for four player split-screen.

#29 Dead Rising 3
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Dead Rising 3 is an action-adventure video game title that follows the previous installments. If you’re unfamiliar with the Dead Rising series, this is melee focused zombie title with the third installment allowing players to fight undead hordes. This third installment offers a big open world to explore, collect items and even craft unique weapons.

#28 The Long Dark
  • Developer: Hinterland Studios Inc.
  • Publisher: Hinterland Studios Inc.

The Long Dark is a first-person survival video game where players take on the role of a pilot who has crash landed into the frigid Canadian wilderness. Set in an open world environment, players must explore the area to gather resources while also maintaining their vital signs such as body temperature. Additionally, its worth pointing out that the game also randomly spawns items and wildlife in the game making gameplay sessions unique and challenging.

#27 Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved is more of a survival action-adventure game. Players are tossed into the island and forced to survive in the ruthless environment. Not only will you have to gather supplies and resources to build a base, but you’ll have to prepare your protagonist to survive other players and creatures that are consistently seeking your demise.

#26 Far Cry 4
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Within Far Cry 4, players step into the role of Ajay Ghale, a young Kyrati-American who travels back to his home country of Kyrat, a fictional Himalayan country.

During his travel, Ajay finds that this home country has been caught in a civil war that is controlled by a tyrant king, Pagan Min. A large portion of the game allows players to freely explore the Himalayan country and the wildlife that dwells within it. Furthermore, because the game has a few different storyline branches, gamers will likely replay the title a few times, offering a chance to explore a bit more of the world than before.