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  • Guinny - February 13, 2015 10:16 a.m.

    This list is missing probably the original sandbox game - Elite!
  • DenysPro - March 30, 2014 5:12 p.m.

    Most of the games are good, however some are plaing, and boring. MyList: 1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Huge world with diffrent locations, TONS of mods to make it WAY beter, Love that game! 2: BorderLands1\2 - Both AWESOME! Great weapon system and story line. 3: ElderScrools (Oblivion, Skyrim) - Omg, just a must play. Other: Sabotour, Red Dead, manny more (Dont feel like staying here for long gotta find another OpenWorld)
  • cgriff63 - March 19, 2014 7:07 p.m.

    No Just Cause 2. I am disappoint.
  • scott-corsaut - March 19, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    Just Cause 2
  • VivaHeal - March 19, 2014 11:19 a.m.

    And where the heck is AION NA?!
  • Gamernerd - March 6, 2014 6:31 a.m.

    Uuuummmmhh... Minecraft? I can't see that here! Minecraft is not a sandbox.. It's THE sandbox!! So why isn't it here?
  • BackwaterRifle - October 31, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    One time I will agree fallout 3 is better than NV, its open world was so fun to explore, lost over 1000 hours in it.
  • DAOWAce - August 27, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Dark Souls made it, yay.
  • Craza - August 27, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    I'd given an honorable mention to The Saboteur, myself. It was the first open-world game where I wanted to get 100% and actually did. I've even played through that game at least 3 times. It grabs me in a way GTA or Just Cause 2 ever did.
  • lemur - August 26, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    No Just Cause 2 or Red Faction Guerrilla? I am saddened.
  • Denarath - August 26, 2013 6:11 a.m.

    Ok, I'll ask it. I didn't want to, but I have no choice. Where is Minecraft? That whole game is based around sandbox play?
  • Nomud - August 24, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    In honest curiosity, how is Borderlands 2 an open world game, at least in comparison to the other titles in the list? It's really pretty linear despite the fact that you can revisit most if not all of the locations in the game. Good, solid game and in my top 10 favorites of all time, but I don't think I'd consider it open-world.
  • Cretgren - August 24, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    Two things: 1. The wording of the Borderlands 2 entry reads (to me, anyway) like you are saying that Fallout 3 was the "pinnacle of open-world shooter games" UNTIL Borderlands 2 came out, yet Fallout 3 is still ranked higher. 2.Bethesda didn't "create the worlds of Fallout, Dishonored". Granted, they may or may not have created the BEST version of Fallout, depending on who you talk to, but the world was created by Interplay Entertainment. Dishonored, while published by Bethesda Softworks, was developed by Arkane Studios. This is similar to saying that Call of Duty was created by Activision.
  • SDHoneymonster - August 24, 2013 5:31 a.m.

    Pure personal preference but I had much more fun with Crackdown than either of the Infamous games. DEM ORBS.
  • sidhant-joshi - August 24, 2013 2:26 a.m.

    i really think far cry shud hve been there
  • CitizenWolfie - August 24, 2013 1:23 a.m.

    Personally I'd put San Andreas instead of GTAIV and Assassin's Creed 2 instead of Brotherhood but otherwise it's a pretty sound list. Bully definitely deserves a mention though - it was scaled down compared to other Rockstar games but it felt huge due to playing as a child.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - August 24, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    Yes. I thought San Andreas was a way more fun and interesting place to explore than Liberty City. The same goes for AC2; you had Florence, Venice, and the Italian countryside as your playground, instead of just Rome. And while Brotherhood offered up some interesting ideas, like the Assassin recruits and multiplayer, they weren't really utilized until later entries.
  • CitizenWolfie - August 24, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    GTAIV was very much "look, but don't touch" in that it looked incredible but there was just far less to do (until the DLC stories were released), where San Andreas had the gangs, the properties, the emergency service/taxi missions, aeroplane lessons and all the rest without even touching the story missions. And AC2 just kept getting bigger and bigger. Just when you think you're nearing the end of the game, you get the whole of Venice to explore as well as developing your home town and making visible improvements instead of just buying shops
  • axelcookie - August 23, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    Where the hell is Just Cause 2? SO much stupid fun.
  • Duke1394 - August 23, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    Where is Brutal Legend? That game was one of few to really compel me to explore and learn the whole landscape. No GTA game did that.