The games I enjoy playing are usually open world games and sports games. Not much of an rpg game or just shooting games or linear games. Not much of a multiplayer guy. So I was curious of your top ten open world/sand box games? I know there will be debates and Im sure my top ten will make you guys wonder wtf. But this is what forums is for. To debate and argue and sometimes agree. You can list your top ten games only without putting reasons why. But if you do, it will just make it more interesting to read the post.
1. Grand Theft Auto series.
Kind of hard to not put this Rockstar franchise on top. They are the god father of open world games. Looking forward to GTA5 coming out this sept. I am still playing GTA IV at times and still enjoying it.
2. Sleeping Dogs
I know a lot of people will be like WTF? You putting sleeping dogs in number 2? Let me explain. I believe this game is the most under rated open world game of all time. I know a lot of people said it is a copycat of the GTA games but though somewhat similiar, there are a lot of uniqueness for this game. The malee combat to me is one of the best ever. You dont just shoot people like GTA. You actually use combos like Batman Arkem but even better. I played it going through the games 3 times and finally got all the collectables and such. Still enjoy it. I am a sucker for martial arts game so maybe thats why but this is much more than just a kung fu game. So much better than what it was as True Crimes series. Hope they come out with the sequel
3. Elder Scroll Skyrim
I didn't own this game. I borrowed it from a friend. Didn't get to finish it because I had to return it to my friend but the couple of weeks I played it, it was amazing. Such a huge game that one might not want to touch because you have to really put yourself into this game in order to even get 70% complete. It is like an RPG but bigger.
4. Saints Row 2.
Believe it or not I like saints row 2 better than Saints Row 3. To me saints row 3 is just stupid. Seems like they concentrate more on making this game rated x than they want to make the game a good game. I love hot chicks like the next guy but I don't think it is neccesary to forced sexual conotations into people's faces just to make the game cool. Saints Row 2 have much more of a good story.
5. Far Cry 3
One of the best first person open world shooter I've played in a long time. THe story is great and the islands are beautiful. Even though it can be a very fast game to finish if you just go through the main missions and not care about getting all the radio towers and finding the treasures, it is still a good game to mess around with.
6, Red Dead Redemption
Only played this game for a little bit but I really enjoyed it. If you love western, you will be a fool to not get this game. I did play the zombie ones and it was enjoyable. I'm not surprised since rockstars are king of open world games.
7. Just Cause 2
All I have to say is this game is a true sand box game because you have more fun messing around than actually finishing up the game and follow the main story line. I rent it through gamefly just to mess around with it and I understand what is all the hype about it. The story lines are horrible and the voice acting is bad but the graphics are pretty good and messin around aint that bad.
8. Assasin's Creed 2
Many said this is not truely a sand box or open world game but this to me seems open world. You get to walk around the beautiful Italy with cities like Venice and Florence and the country side and just assasinate anybody you want? Sign me up. The story is great also. I enjoy most of the assasin's creed series except for the first one and Revelations. Assassin's Creed 2 is the best to me.
9. Fall Out New Vegas.
I just started playing this game so don't have much review for this but so far it seems good. I want to put it on my list because it seems like it will be a great open world game. Heard it is great from other people who finish this game.
10. L.A Noire
A very smart game. Makes you actually think a little when you play. How to become more of a detective than just go around shooting people. I enjoy this game and since its by rockstar, I already had high hopes for it when I first played it. Really enjoy this game.