Total Nerd The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam  

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It's easy to escape reality in open world games on PC, especially with graphics becoming more realistic every day. We can become immersed more than ever before with these open world Steam games, but which titles are actually worth checking out? Since Steam's tagging system is a little wonky, let's rank the best PC open world games currently available on Steam.

Free roam video games seem to give you endless options when exploring them for the first time. Steam multiplayer open world games like Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and ARMA III let you see what your made of against real players. Cause unlimited mayhem in these destructible free roam games Just Cause 3 and Red Faction: Guerilla. If you want a PC open world game where you can take down oppressive dictators, Far Cry 4 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands are titles you should check out.

Don't get caught wasting time on other games when there's a settlement that needs your help, or a band of raiders that need to be hunted down and killed. Vote below on which Steam open world games you think are worth exploring, and downvote any titles you've played but didn't enjoy.

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28 12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
CD Projekt RED

2
28 13
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Bethesda Game Studios

3
25 12
Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios

4
25 13
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar Games

5
15 7
Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

6
16 10
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Obsidian Entertainment

7
14 9
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Rockstar North

8
10 6
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildl... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Ubisoft Paris , Ubisoft Annecy , Ubisoft Bucharest

9
10 7
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanto... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

10
10 8
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Monolith Productions

11
8 7
Sleeping Dogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
United Front Games, Square Enix Europe

12
10 10
Watch Dogs 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Watch Dogs 2 Ubisoft

13
6 6
ArmA III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

14
9 10
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios

15
7 8
Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Red Storm

16
7 8
Dying Light is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Techland

17
5 6
Lego The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Traveller's Tales

18
7 9
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

19
3 6
Red Faction: Guerrilla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

20
5 9
Black Desert Online is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Black Desert Online Pearl Abyss

21
4 8
The Forest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd

22
4 8
Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Volition

23
1 6
Rust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Facepunch Studios LTD.

24
9 17
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam