Top 15 Best Open World RPGs To Play Right Now

Open World RPGs
Immerse yourself in these great open-world RPGs!

Looking for that next role playing game to immerse yourself in? Well look no further than this list.

From slaying dragons atop skyscraping mountains to survive in post-apocalyptic radioactive worlds, you are bound to find a game that grabs your attention.

With a plethora of quests and adventures, these open world RPGs are bound to keep you wanting to come back!

15. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sail the high seas freely in Sid Meier’s Pirates! Choose how to get your precious loot: Marauding around or rally as a privateer. With activities like raiding villages, fighting enemies, and wooing the hearts of women, this game is truly indicative of a pirates life.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Amazing:

  • Live the life of a pirate!
  • Creativity is encouraged! Blend the games mechanics to overcome your challenges.
  • Allows for curiosity to propel the player throughout the map as opposed to being dragged along by quests

Sid Meier’s Pirates! Gameplay:

14. Sleeping Dogs

Thrown into the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most densely populated locations, you’ll uncover the darker side to Hong Kong in Sleeping Dogs. Play as Wei, the undercover cop tasked with infiltrating the criminal underbelly of Hong Kong. This is a thrilling game that will keep you entertained for months!

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Your decisions shape the world around you.
  • Play in either first or third person.
  • Play as an undercover cop!

Sleeping Dogs Gameplay: 

13. Space Pirates and Zombies

Space Pirates and Zombies 2 is all about surviving, salvaging, and constructing a ship that will help you conquer the galaxy! Explore an expansive galaxy, claim territory, fight to protect it, and create your perfect mothership on the fly using parts salvaged from enemy wrecks.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Who doesn’t love a good space battle?
  • Explore a grand and extremely well designed galaxy at your pleasure!
  • Expand your territory and build more power.

Space Pirates and Zombies Gameplay: 

12. Rebel Galaxy

Get ready to unleash some havoc upon the galaxy in this open world adventure. Rebel Galaxy is an action-packed space adventure. Interact with outlandish inhabitants in the outer rim of the galaxy as you explore, discover, trade, and partake in intense space combat!

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • A boatload of unexpected events keep the game fun and hilarious.
  • Tons of awesome views and scenery.
  • Makes you feel like you are in an action movie with the over-the-top stunts and explosions.

Rebel Galaxy Gameplay: 

11. Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

Skyrim takes the concept of an open world game to an extreme we haven’t seen before. Unlike many RPGs, the game does not revolve around the player. Somewhere, there are giants battling bandits or a dragon attacking a village. It is Bethesda's world and we are just living in it.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • The scenery is stunning.
  • Contains a riveting storyline that keeps you interested. Where did these monsters come from?
  • Flexible, non-repetitive combat with a great variety of enemies.

Skyrim Gameplay: 

10. Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda answered the call for an online version of Elder Scrolls in this installment. set on the sprawling continent of Tamriel, you must choose between three factions and four classes to customize your character. An open-ended skill system lets you fight monsters and other players or steal and murder NPCs as you please.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Finally roam Tamriel alongside your friends!
  • Tons of character customization.
  • Get creative! Discuss your tactics amongst your group before charging into battle.

Elder Scrolls Online Gameplay: 

9. Fallout: New Vegas

In this installment of Fallout, travel the vast wasteland of Nevada following the main storyline which entails you finding the fellow who made the mistake of shooting you in the head. There is much to discover in this post-apocalyptic world and plenty of quests to keep you busy. Battle the deadly Caesar’s Legion, or if you are really in for a challenge take a stroll through Quarry Junction. Just keep an eye out for the Deathclaws.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Your decisions shape the world around you.
  • Play in either first or third person.
  • Use the VATS targeting system to pick your enemies apart!

Fallout New Vegas Gameplay: 

8. Fallout 4

Embark on a post-nuclear adventure where every second is a fight for survival and every choice is yours to make. In this installment of Fallout, you can roam Boston and embark on quests like following the Freedom Trail or liberating synths. You can also run around killing everything in sight and stocking up on caps, if that is more your speed.

Top 3 things that make this game awesome:

  • Stunning scenery is everywhere as you embark on your quests throughout Boston.
  • Contains a riveting storyline that keeps you interested.
  • Flexible, non-repetitive combat with a great variety of enemies.

Fallout 4 Gameplay: 

7. Borderlands 2

The Borderlands games are wacky, and we love them for it. Non-stop violence and slapstick comedy (see Face McShooty side quest) is the main draw behind this run-and-gun FPS. There will be no shortage of entertainment in this beautifully animated open world adventure.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Shoot, loot, and repeat to your heart’s content!
  • Borderlands 2 has tons of variety in character skins, guns, ammo, and weapon mods.
  • Choose your characters class, such as an Assassin who snipes enemies from afar or a Gunzerker who rushes in with dual weapons.

Borderlands 2 Gameplay: 

6. Old School Runescape

Throwback to the early 2000’s with this legendary RPG! It may not be the fast-paced action we are used to, but the nostalgia is too much to handle. This game will bring you back to simpler times, where you just had to chop trees to get your level up.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Choose what skills you want to perfect and get to work!
  • Choose the approach that best suits you: Melee, archery, or magic!
  • Trade your items with other players.

Old School Runescape Gameplay: 

5. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

This story-driven RPG throws it back to the times of the Roman Empire. Embark on an epic adventure as you avenge your parents’ deaths and battle invading forces. Travel the vast landscape in first person as you embark on quests and make game-changing choices.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Awesome storyline that keeps you wanting to play more.
  • First person combat makes you feel like you are the one wearing the helmet!
  • Your choices make all the difference in how the story plays out.

Kingdom Come Deliverance Gameplay: 

4. Mount and Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. One of the best parts about Mount & Blade: Warband is that it's not just about you. While you're out clearing bandits for lords or delivering letters for kings, the diplomatic relations of the surrounding kingdoms are shifting and evolving.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • The things you do make a real impact on the surrounding world
  • Assemble your squadron and partake in tons of quests and battles.
  • Battle to claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!

Mount and Blade Warband Gameplay: 

3. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor ranks near the top of the best open world RPGs. With enough intriguing quests and memorable NPC’s to last seemingly a lifetime, this gem of a game will keep you entertained through months of gameplay. Take control of Talion as he seeks revenge on those who murdered his family!

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Relive the Lord of the Rings movies!
  • Use a combination of melee, ranged combat, and stealth approaches.
  • The Nemesis system keeps track of those orcs who have risen in rank from killing or surviving an encounter with the player.

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor Gameplay: 

2. Assassin's Creed: Origins

Become a legendary Egyptian hero in Ubisoft’s newest edition of Assassin's Creed. Explore this wonderfully designed Ancient Egyptian world as you battle to avenge your son. Your choices will decide how the history of Egypt unfolds, so choose wisely!

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Get a glimpse into Ancient Egypt as you travel back in time.
  • Choose the approach that best suits you: Play it stealthy or run in swinging!
  • Awesome climbing mechanics to reach the tallest of buildings.

Assassin’s Creed Origins Gameplay: 

1. Witcher 3

Travel the world as Geralt, a mercenary monster slayer. Using a plethora of different weaponry and magic, rid monsters from the overran continent while you explore this vast landscape. From the corrupt city of Novigrad to the ravaged No Man’s Land, there is no end to the challenges and adventures that await.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome:

  • Loveable main character.
  • Great combat mechanics that feel fluid.
  • A massive and well designed open world that has some breathtaking views!

Witcher 3 Gameplay:

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Assassin's Creed all the way!

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