Talking about open world, this type of game is drastically getting famous recently. For you who don’t know, open world is a type of gameplay where we can explore the vast world without restriction. We can do anything we like in open world games, even delaying the main quest just to explore the dungeons, finding secret items, finishing secret quests, or even just playing around.
Because of the kind of game’s popularity, even the RPG genre now is implementing this gameplay formula in its games. If before open world exploring is easier to be found in action games, now we can find a lot of RPG having this kind of gameplay. And among many games, are these top 7 open world RPG that need hundreds of hour to complete. Beware of addiction upon playing!
7. Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS, Switch, Wii, Wii U)
Xenoblade Chronicles is an action-RPG developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo initially for the Wii in 2010. Xenoblade Chronicles was known as a JRPG with a huge world to explore. A survey said that the longest time to finish the game is about 350 hours. We can still finish it in only 50 hours for quick playing, but considering the quests we will be able to finish it in about 80 hours.
6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, Wii U)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action adventure RPG developed and published by Nintendo in 2017. Breath of the Wild is a significant change in the formula of The Legend of Zelda series. In this fun RPG we can explore temples, climb mountains, cook for foods, ride animals, and even build a house. Taken from howlongtobeat.com, it requires about 181 hours to completely finishing the game.
5. Horizon Zero Dawn (PlayStation 4)
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action RPG developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2017 for PlayStation 4. The plot follows Aloy, a hunter in a world overrun by machines who sets out to uncover her past. The playtime record in howlongtobeat.com is 135 hours, taken from the polling of 200.000 players. Included with Frozen Wilds DLC, it takes over 200 hours to complete the game.
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.
3. 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.
2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2011. This game is known for the fourth-best selling Xbox 360 games. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim offers you a huge world with endless exploring into islands, caves, castles, and many more. With all DLC and mods, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can be completed over 1000 hours.
1. 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.
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Open world gameplay has become a trend and favorite for many gamers. The ability to do endless exploring without time restriction, uncovering tons of secrets makes it the selling point of open world RPG. And since I am a fan of JRPG, the first two are my favorite: Xenoblade Chronicles and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Aside from the gameplay, those games came from a famous developer anyway.
Which open world RPG from the list are your favorite? Please share your thoughts in the comment below.