34 BEST Open World Games Of The Last 5 Years

#30 Far Cry Primal
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Far Cry Primal, will take players back into the past, more specifically, 10,000 BCE during the Mesolithic period. Players take the role of Takkar, one of the last remaining members of the Wenja tribe, a group of peaceful people that is often made an easy target from other tribes within the world. Takkar decides to take his remaining people and lead them from extinction which will be a tough task facing against the other more powerful tribes and the diverse wildlife.

Speaking of the wildlife, animals will play a major role in Far Cry Primal where players can tame and use them to their advantage. Some of the animals present in the game are saber-toothed cats, wooly mammoths, cave bears, dire wolfs, jaguars, snow leopards, among others. Each of these animals will have a particular skill level to use against enemies, for example, the cave bear is great for defense and can be led in to take out a number of enemies without a problem.

Weapons are primitive with players having to seek out resources to craft most of their arsenal. For the most part, players will be using bows, spears, blades, and clubs to fight against enemies though as we pointed out earlier, wildlife can be used to your advantage as well. One aspect that is amiss from the previous Far Cry 4 release is multiplayer. Far Cry Primal is a single-player title as Ubisoft felt multiplayer would take away from the story and gameplay experience.

#29 Yakuza Kiwami
  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega

We have a few installments to the Yakuza franchise in this list and if you’ve never got into the series before then Yakuza Kiwami may help. Developed by Sega, Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza game within the series. Players will learn about the various crime families and their connections with each other. As you fight against other Yakuza clans, players can explore the open world, gather collectibles and aid in other side quests.

#28 Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Following after the events of Shadow of Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will continue to follow our main protagonist Talion as he forged a new Ring of Power. However, conflict may arise between Talion and his infused spirit of elf lord Celebrimbor when it comes to their end goals.

Outside of the narrative, most of the gameplay mechanics you’ve become acquainted with in the first installment will likely make a return as you take down orcs and travel across the lands completing quests.

#27 Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s The Division takes place in the United States after a smallpox pandemic causes the government and its cities to collapse. Now only chaos remains where one force may be the last line of defense when it comes to bringing back the stability and peace throughout the nation. This last line of defense is called the Division, a classified stay-behind force with self-supported tactical agents.

Taking place in New York City, players traverse the city as they team up with other Division agents to clear out the infected and protect the innocent, however, throughout the game, the Division agents find themselves in a worldwide conspiracy leading them to a group responsible for unleashing the deadly virus.

#26 The Division 2
  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

The latest installment to The Division franchise released earlier this year. The Division 2 takes place just a few months shy from a full year after the first title where there is a new primal enemy focus.  While the United States of America begins to get back on their feet from the viral outbreak that plagued the first installment, the government has started to unleash harsh laws.

Innocent civilians are being slaughtered leaving daily life to be a difficult struggle. Players will be taking on the role of an agent within The Division as they start a new civil war. Instead of the enclosed feeling of the city streets that flooded the first game, The Division 2 will feature large open spaces as you explore and complete missions. Just as before, this is one of those types of video games that’s worth playing with friends. Likewise, the development team over at Massive Entertainment will be delivering plenty of content to enjoy with a roadmap of the first year consisting of raids, missions, and new modes.