RPG is a game where you will spend a lot of time grinding and leveling up while progressing with the story. With the development in RPG world, now it has another element added called open world gameplay. Open world gameplay allows you to explore more in the vast world while being still in the corridor of RPG. So this time, let me present you these top 7 longest open world RPG you must try.
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action RPG developed and published by CD Projekt in 2015, based on The Witcher novels. In this third game of the series the developer totally making a revolution upon its world. We can find tons of quests from village, wood, and town areas. With all of its expansion packs and DLC, it is said that there is a gamer who able to complete the game in about 1800 hours.
Just like its two predecessors, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt played in an open world with a third-person perspective. We will control the main protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter (or also known as witcher) who is looking for his missing adopted daughter on the run from the Wild Hunt, an otherworldly force determined to capture her and use her powers. Our main objective will be to save her.
6. Fallout 4 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Fallout 4 is a post-nuclear apocalyptic action RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2015. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide in 2015. Same like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, this game offers you endless areas to explore with settlement feature. With full DLC and mods, Fallout 4 can be completed over 500 hours.
The main story takes place in the year 2287, ten years after the events of Fallout 3 and 210 years after “The Great War”, which cause catastrophic nuclear devastation across the United States. The player assumes control of a character reffered to as the “Sole Survivor” who emerges from a long-term cryogenic stasis in Vault 111, an underground nuclear fallout shelter.
5. Final Fantasy XV (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Final Fantasy XV is the fifteenth installment in the main Final Fantasy series. The game was released worldwide in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later for PC in 2018 as Windows Edition. The modern touch in this game is the open world gameplay and the real-time battle system or known as Active Cross Battle System, where the battles take place in the current environment.
The story tells about Noctis (the main protagonist who is a prince from the kingdom of Lucis) with his three companions: Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto who fights together to reclaim his throne and must go on to fulfill a greater destiny. This game’s prominent themes are friendship, destiny, and legacy. Final Fantasy XV places the characters in a more realistic setting than most Final Fantasy games.
4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action RPG developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver in 2018. The game is set in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia, an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire, with a focus on historically accurate content. We will spend most our time in an epic medieval war. The playtime record in howlongtobeat.com is 221 hours, taken from 10 Xbox One players.
The story takes place during a war in Bohemia in 1403. On the order of the Hungarian king Sigismund, Cuman mercenaries raid the mining village of Skalitz, a major source of silver. One of the survivors of the resulting massacre is Henry, the son of a blacksmith. Destitute and vengeful, he joins the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla who leads a resistance movement against Sigismund’s invasion.
3. Minecraft (PC)
Minceraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang. The game was created by Markus Persson in Java programming language. It was released as a paid public alpha for personal computer in 2009 before releasing in November 2011. Minecraft has since been ported to several other platforms and is the best-selling video game of all time with 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users as of 2020.
In Minecraft, players explore a blocky, procedurally-generated 3D world with infinite terrain, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools and items, and build structures of earthworks. Depending on game mod, players can fight computer-controlled “mobs”, as well as cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world.
2. Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS, Switch, Wii, Wii U)
Xenoblade Chronicles is an open world action RPG developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo initially for the Wii in 2010. It is the first entry in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, a subseries which forms part of the Xeno metaseries. Xenoblade Chronicles was known as a JRPG with a huge world to explore and an interesting story to follow.
Xenoblade Chronicles takes place on the frozen bodies of two warring titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. The people of Bionis, including the human-like Homs, are in a perpetual war with the Mechon machine race of Mechonis. Key to the Homs’ efforts in fighting against the Mechon army is the Monado, a sword that is said to have been wielded by the Bionis.
1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action RPG developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in September 2014 and PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2014.
An original story based on the legendarium created by J. R. R. Tolkien, the game takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings film trilogies. The player controls Talion, a Ranger who bonds with the wraith of the Elf Lord Celebrimbor, as the two set out to avenge the deaths of their loved ones.
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While open world gameplay is often related with MMORPG, now we know that standard RPG also adapted that element but still interesting as what it should be. As a JRPG lover, I would pick Xenoblade Chronicles as my favorite, and the second would be Final Fantasy XV. Both are open world RPG and JRPG so it is a complete package for me, since both has vast exploration with interesting story to follow.
Which one is your favorite longest open world RPG? Do you like this element added to RPG? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.