Evolution of Open World Games 1981-2018 Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness 1981 Elite 1984 Mercenary 1985 The Legend of Zelda 1986 Sid Meier’s Pirates …


  1. I think there is one quite important game missing here (although likely most you never heard of it, and its debatable whether it can be counted as "open world game", or rather big open levels with loading screen in between)…

    Anyhow that game was Outcast, released in 1999, best action adventure game of all time if you ask me.

    Also there is a mistake, Far cry 3 came out in 2012, not in 2011

  2. From 2007 the games Made a huge leap, its so weird to see so many great games being so old or a few years old already, like mgs the phantom pain from 2015 felt more to me like 2016-17

    Ps: for the people complaining that the list is incomplete, this vid could go on forever, all the gta’s all the open world Spider-Man ones, la noire all the ac games even older games people probably forgot like Urban chaos and or true crime

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