Some of the biggest open-world maps that can be played on Microsoft’s Xbox One were made possible by the eighth generation of consoles.
Every year, a lot of open-world video games come out for Xbox One. Since there are so many games in this subgenre, it can be hard to choose which one to play next. This is because the subgenre is becoming more and more famous and is at the top of the sales charts for video games.
But which of these games lets you discover the biggest world? Here are some of the biggest open-world maps on Xbox One, from the frozen fields of Skyrim to the wastelands of a post-apocalyptic West Virginia.
The excellent track record of FromSoftware’s so-called soulsborne series and the fact that Elden Ring was the first open-world game in the series made it one of the most anticipated action RPGs of the decade so far. Any worries that the game would launch like Cyberpunk 2077 were put to rest when it got an eye-popping Metascore of 96 and players could finally explore an open world from the minds of Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin.
The map of Elden Ring is huge, but it’s full of interesting things to find, unique enemies, and tough boss fights. There are secrets and side quests hidden in every part of the game’s huge open world, so no space is wasted.
Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 was one of the biggest and best first-party releases for Xbox since the ninth-generation systems came out. Halo Infinite was one of the only games that could compete with it. In the game, players can move around a huge area that looks like a beautiful version of Mexico.
The map has a lot of different biomes that players can explore and move through. Each biome has its own look and surface to think about when choosing a vehicle. There are also a huge number of cars to drive, which keeps the game from getting boring.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain came out in September 2015, which is a long time ago compared to Elden Ring and Forza Horizon 5. Even though the game came out so early in the Xbox One’s life, it has a beautiful open world that is fun to ride across on a horse as long as enemies don’t get in the way.
People weren’t sure how well the famous stealth series would work in an open-world game. But the developers did a great job of mixing the two styles, which are usually at odds with each other. This was a big reason why the game got a 95 Metascore on Xbox One.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is known by everyone and their grandmother. Late in 2011, everyone in the world got to play one of the biggest Bethesda games ever made. This game is definitely from the last generation, but the truth is that it still works.
Skyrim is a detailed game with random encounters, ways to improve your character, and tasks. For many people, this makes it feel like a real RPG. The fact that it has one of the biggest open worlds on Xbox One makes all of this even better.
Fallout 76 was also made by Bethesda, but it stands out. Because it is an action RPG that you can play online. This means that the open world can be explored with friends, family, or even strangers, just like real life… well, in a way. It also takes a certain amount of time and money, which makes the event feel even more real. But jokes aside, this is a game that is likely to keep getting new content for a long time. This will make the already large and lively open world even more so.
Minecraft is different from most of the other games on this list because it has procedurally generated worlds. This means that every time a player starts a new save file, they can discover a whole new world. Even though players can choose from an endless number of world layouts, all of the maps are the same size. The huge areas in Minecraft give players a sandbox where they can play and build that seems to go on forever. This is one of the main reasons why the game has been so popular for so long.
Frontier Developments made Elite Dangerous, which came out for the first time on PC in December 2014. In October 2015, the game came out on Xbox One, letting a new group of players experience the game’s amazing open world, which tries to be a 1:1 copy of the Milky Way.
The game has a single-player mode, but it is best known for its online multiplayer, in which players join a world that stays the same and take on different roles and tasks.
Grand Theft Auto 5
Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the biggest and best open-world games for Xbox One. One of the main reasons why it’s so well-known is how much detail it ha. As well as how beautiful the lighting and surroundings are. The world of the game is based on Southern California, which is a beautiful place.
The huge open world of GTA 5 is like a huge playground for players to mess around in. This is mostly because there are so many cars and weapons to use to cause chaos.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Most people agree that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best open-world RPGs ever made. The world of the game, which is so fun to explor. Shows that it was made with a lot of care and attention to detail. The game’s beautiful world isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out. The game’s many characters come to life through exciting quests that force players to make many hard choices.
Immortals: Fenix Rising
Immortals: Fenix Rising is an action-adventure game with an open world that will come out in November 2020. It is set in Ancient Greece, where the world has turned to stone. Both in terms of how it works and how it looks, Immortals is a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Since it was made by the same people who made Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. It has a lot in common with that series. It has a huge open world that is fun to explore and has a lot of side quests and other things to find. Immortals has gotten even bigger since its latest expansion. Players now go to a new map that is based on mythical China.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
The year 2020 was a big one for Ubisoft. Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs: Legion, and, of course, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla were all AAA games that the company made. Valhalla got even more attention than expected when Cyberpunk 2077 was again delayed around the time Valhalla was set to come out. This made Valhalla one of the few big games coming out on ninth-generation consoles at the time, which put a lot of pressure on the game to live up to high standards.
The game Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla takes place in mediaeval Norway and a large part of Britain. It has beautiful maps and a bold, colourful fantasy art style that sets it apart from its peers.
The Crew 2
The Crew 2 is another great game from Ubisoft for the Xbox One. The game came out in 2018, and it is set in the United States and has a great open world that stays the same.
The game gives players a huge variety of cars, planes, and boats to drive. This makes it stand out from other open-world driving games because it gives players more options. The Crew 2 didn’t do well with reviewers when it came out, as shown by its Metascore of 69 on Xbox One. However, the game did win Best Sports Game at the Ping Awards.
Final Fantasy 15
Final Fantasy XV came out in 2016, but while it was being made and when it came out. There were bugs and parts of the story that were not finished. This was fixed with updates, DLC, and the Royal Edition, which came out two years later and had more material.
The game takes place in a somewhat empty post-apocalyptic world, and unlike its predecessors, there aren’t many towns to discover. In reality, Eggy Car game would have been better if it had been smaller and more focused. But there’s no denying that the game’s map is huge and full of secret. That the characters are great, and that the music is awesome.
No Man’s Sky
Even though No Man’s Sky didn’t live up to standards when it came out. The people who made it didn’t give up on it. Instead, they worked hard to make it a much better and more polished experience. Even though they messed up at launch, the developers at Hello Games earn a lot of credit for sticking with it and making one of the best open-world games of this generation.
The procedurally generated universe makes it possible to explore the galaxy as much as you want. It seems like every star is surrounded by planets and life forms that are just ready to be found.