Welcome to our list of the top 15 open world games of 2022. In this list, we have compiled some of the most highly-anticipated and highly-rated open world games that have been released in 2022. These games offer a variety of gameplay experiences, from action-adventure to survival horror to racing, and are available on a range of platforms, including PS5, XSX, PS4, XB1, and PC. Whether you’re a fan of open world games or are just looking for something new to try, there’s sure to be something on this list for you. So without further ado, let’s dive in and take a look at the top 15 open world games of 2022.
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Souls-like action platformer, probably the hardest game on the list (if we haven’t mentioned Elden Ring already), and if I had to say so myself, it’s somewhere between a Zelda game with some classic vibes and music and everything that was the case for a Dark Souls game, specifically the challenges. The game is now available on all platforms, it’s got legitimate scores for what it delivers, and it has one of the more smooth gameplay systems out of the whole genre. That is it.
#14: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
If you have played a few open world games that were not so great in terms of gameplay, and you just wish at times that they were a little less frustrating in handling, then Scotland Violet is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s my number one recommendation if you’re into the Pokemon universe. This game has such amazing characters, violence, and monsters that at times you wonder why you haven’t started this game even sooner. It’s huge in scale, with an endless amount of content, and it’s a Switch exclusive.
#13: Need for Speed Unbound
Coming up behind that, we have Need for Speed: Unbound. Now, for those of you new here, this is the 25th game in the series of Need for Speed games, and now in partnership with the studio Criterion, which are some true veterans when it comes to racing games. The game is a lot in the same style as the 2019 Need for Speed: Heat, but with a fully fresh art style, much more engaging, more rewarding, of course, and quite challenging.
#12: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
At number 12, we have Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. I’m not really sure if I could give this one any specific recommendation, as this series always speaks for itself. Skywalker Saga is legitimately one of the biggest games of the year, not just in terms of content but also in terms of details. I mean, no one has ever heard of any bug for the game. It is huge and skilled, and you could actually get bored with it if you’re kind of new here. Other than that, it’s a Lego game, with all the comedy elements and about 10 different campaigns to play through, each of which takes at least a few hours.
#11: Dragon Ball: The Breakers
Moving on, we’ve got Dragon Ball: The Breakers. Now, I’m sure most of you have heard about this one by now. The open world Dragon Ball game was one of the most disappointing entries of the whole franchise, and it’s only just for a small group of gamers. Maybe the game’s fine, it’s not bad at all, it’s just that the concept of it is pretty repetitive compared to the rest of the open world games, and there are a lot of better candidates out there that you could try for much less money. This game is definitely for anime fans and you’ve got to be a veteran, otherwise you’re going to be very disappointed with this one. In any case, this was also one of the biggest releases of the year.
#10: Slime Rancher 2
Slime Rancher 2 is just one of the most fantastic sequels that came out this year, but at the same time one of the most charming life simulations that still has a lot of room and potential. This game has a pretty simple concept: you get these slimes, you trap and feed them, and then eventually sell them. It has everything about the first game that has just been amped up to a significant amount. If you liked the original game, this definitely is for you. If not, it’s still definitely the kind of game you want to try or at least check out in case you missed it.
#9: Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Xenoblade Chronicles, on the other hand, is just automatically one of the biggest franchises out there, like Final Fantasy. It has always been amongst the prettiest RPGs of all time, delivering a story, gameplay mechanics, details, and performance. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is amongst the top 5 Switch exclusives on any list, not just RPGs. It improves upon the original formula with much more content in terms of environment, characters, lore, and just about the most engaging story of all time.
#8: GhostWire: Tokyo
Ghost Wire Tokyo would be specifically for those of you who are into horror games. If you’re the kind of player that easily gets distracted with bits of details around every corner, loses track of the game, or just doesn’t like the pace of the game, then this one is not for you. First off, let me just say that Ghost Wire Tokyo is the most innovative first-person action semi-open world game of the year, with a pretty decent story, some really great mystery, and really amazing graphics. It’s a 10 out of 10, but still definitely not for everyone.
#7: Elden Ring
Elden Ring is simply the biggest game of the year in terms of scale, detailed story, lore, and most importantly gameplay. No wonder why every single website except just a couple has given it nothing but a 10 out of 10. If you do like the idea of a Dark Souls open world or just something very challenging action RPG, then Elden Ring is about as far as they actually go.
#6: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
If you are a Borderlands fan or have been waiting for the right moment to invest a good amount of time in it, then Tiny Tina’s Wonderland is just one of the best options for you on the table right now. If you haven’t played a Borderlands game yet, it’s a fantastic take on the Borderlands looter shooter formula, with procedurally generated combats and tons of content, and it’s the kind of game that you won’t be able to put down after you’ve picked it up for a long time. It’s addictive as hell, it’s got loads of RPG elements, and it is quite huge in scale.
#5: Sonic Frontiers
Sonic Frontiers, now it’s actually pretty simple with Sonic. If you do like the idea of a 3D Sonic game, like the ones that used to come out on Nintendo, remember the Sonic 3D game? Anyway, if an overworld Sonic game with the most action you could ever imagine thrills you, then Frontiers over here does that and a lot more. It’s got the most content out of any Sonic game here, and Sega has actually done a great job in delivering. Here’s how it works: the game is literally bug-free.
#4: Saints Row
Here we are again with Saints Row’s latest game, simply called Saints Row. After months and months of anticipation and rumors, it came out in August as the newest game since Saints Row 4, which came out in 2013. It features a completely new cast of characters, some next level quad multiplayer, and as always, one of the most insane open world aesthetics that’s just possible and works for a video game. And of course, it has just about everything the series has always had to offer and even more.
#3: Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Now at number three, if we’re talking scale, we’ve got Dying Light: Stay Human, the most famous survival horror open world game of 2022, and even 2021. In my opinion, Dying Light 2 was a much bigger and bolder entry in this series, with modernized graphics, a more twisted story, and some really amazing characters to fall in love with. There’s nothing to get tangled with except just a few bugs some folks encountered. Other than that, this game is a masterpiece all the way.
#2: Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West, what I would have to call a triumph in its series of open world games, has everything amped up, improved in every way possible. This game could be addictive, with pretty interesting characters, a very nice plot, and very decent graphics. On top of all that, the music is even on point. If you have ever enjoyed the original game, this one is definitely a no-brainer.
#1: Gotham Knights
For those of you who haven’t given this one a shot yet, just to get the mystery out of the way, Gotham Knights is one of the most anticipated games of 2022. It came out a couple of months ago and has been a disappointment in a lot of ways. If you do like the idea of playing a Batman game in co-op without Batman himself, then Gotham Knights does deliver some really fun combat, in addition to a huge open world. However, the game has nothing else to offer that hasn’t been featured in the series a hundred times already. That is all there is to it.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 15 open world games of 2022. From action-packed adventures to immersive role-playing games, these titles offer a wide range of gameplay experiences and are sure to keep you entertained for hours on end. Whether you’re a fan of open world games or are just looking for something new to try, there’s something on this list for everyone. So go ahead and give one of these games a shot – we’re confident you won’t be disappointed.