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The most popular open world games

An open-world video game is a genre of video game where the player is given a large, expansive virtual world (or universe) to explore and interact with. In contrast to linear games that follow a predetermined path or level-based progression, open-world games typically offer freedom and non-linearity, allowing players to roam and engage with the game world at their own pace.

Open-world games often feature vast landscapes or cities that can be freely traversed, and they often include a variety of activities, missions, or quests for players to undertake. These games commonly provide a range of gameplay options, such as exploration, combat, puzzle-solving, character development, and interacting with non-player characters (NPCs).

Popular examples of open-world games include The Elder Scrolls series (e.g., Morrowind), the Grand Theft Auto series, Ultima 7, Darklands, and Star Control 2, among many others.

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Arctic Fox

DOS19873.9/5 Dynamix
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Uncharted Waters

DOS19904.1/5 KOEI
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Realms of Arkania 3: Shadows Over Riva

DOS1996protected4/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Captain Blood

DOSMac19883.8/5 ERE Informatique
Captain Blood is a space exploration video game released in 1988. It was developed by the French company ERE Informatique, and it was designed by Philippe Ulrich and Didier Bouchon.The game is set in a futuristic universe, where players take on the role of Captain Blood, a human abducted by an alien race known as the Thiiny. The gameplay revolves a...
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Exile III: Ruined World

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1997freeware3.8/5 Spiderweb Software
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Tangled Tales

DOS19893.5/5 Origin Systems
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Midwinter 2: Flames of Freedom

DOS19913.8/5 Maelstrom Games
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Planet's Edge

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Exile II: Crystal Souls

Windows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1996freeware3.8/5 Spiderweb Software
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Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Distinctive Software
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Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series (strictly speaking) using the same engine of Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone age-like world and features prehistoric tribes, dinosaurs, insectoid a...
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Starlord

DOS19873.6/5
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MDDClone

WindowsLinuxMac2007remake3.7/5
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Dragon Strike

DOS1990protected3.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Spiritual Warfare

DOS1993protected3.5/5 Wisdom Tree
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Miami Vice

DOS19893.4/5 Capstone
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Galdregon's Domain

DOS19883.8/5 Pandora
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Legacy of the Ancients

DOS19893.7/5 Quest Software
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Don't Go Alone

DOS19894/5 Sterling Silver Software
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The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I

DOS19873.8/5 MicroIllusions
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

DOS19923.7/5 Millennium Interactive
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Lords of Midnight

DOS1984remake3.8/5 Beyond Software
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Times of Lore

DOS19894.1/5 Origin Systems
Times of Lore is an abandoned action RPG designed by Chris Roberts, developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS and many more 8 bit and 16 bit platforms. Compared to Ultima (the much more popular franchise also by Origin) Times of Lore is a washed down RPG, more similar to a NES game. In fact, Roberts was inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
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Elite Plus

DOS1991freeware4/5 Realtime Games
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Challenge of the Five Realms

DOS1992protected3.7/5 MicroProse Software
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Xiphos

DOS19903.8/5
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Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Quantic Dream
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Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5