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

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

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar Games

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

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

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Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar North

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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Fallout: New Vegas Obsidian Entertainment

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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Just Cause 3 Avalanche Studios

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

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

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

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

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Monolith Productions

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Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Far Cry 4 Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Red Storm

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Dying Light is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Dying Light Techland

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ArmA III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
The Forest Endnight Games Ltd

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Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Saints Row IV Volition

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

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Red Faction: Guerrilla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam

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Black Desert Online is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 20+ Best PC Open World Games on Steam
Black Desert Online Pearl Abyss

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

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