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The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games  

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When it comes to good open world games for Playstation 4, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best PS4 open world games, with the help of your votes. 

One of the newest Playstation 4 games about exploring an open world is Assassin's Creed Origins. Released in late 2017, the newest installment in the Assassin's Creed series takes all the best features of past installments and creates a game that is both addicting and breathtaking. If you've never played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it's a must-play open world game for any Playstation 4 owner. Other options include The Elder Scrolls Online, No Man's Sky, and Just Cause 3.

Not every open world game on this list is a PS4 original - take Grand Theft Auto V for example, which came out in 2013. However, all these open world games are currently available on the Playstation Store, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite exploration game for Playstation 4, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action role-playing game
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an upcoming action role-playing video game set in an open world environment, that is currently in development by Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED. It is ...more
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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-adventure game, Racing video game
Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox ...more
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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action Adventure
Horizon Zero Dawn is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The plot revolves around Aloy, a hunter and archer living ...more
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The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Action Role-Playing
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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Fallout 4 Action Role-Play
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Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure, Stealth
Assassin's Creed Origins is a 2017 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the tenth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series and the ...more
7
Infamous: Second Son is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure
Infamous Second Son is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The game was released ...more
8
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Open world, Action game, Sandbox
Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more
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Dying Light: The Following is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure
Dying Light: The Following is an expansion pack for the open-world first-person survival horror video game Dying Light. The game was developed by Techland, published by Warner Bros. Interactive ...more
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Free-Roam, Action RPG
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to 2014's ...more
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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
No Man's Sky Action-Adventure, Survival
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanto... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action, Third Person
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an upcoming open world action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and directed, co-produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima, ...more
13
Watch Dogs 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure
Watch Dogs 2 (stylized as WATCH_DOGS 2) is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sequel to 2014's Watch Dogs and was released worldwide ...more
14
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildl... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action, Tactical Shooter
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide on March 7, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action Role-Playing
Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix; the game is the fifteenth main installment in the company's Final Fantasy series. It released in ...more
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Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure
Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by parent company Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 ...more
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Free-roam, Action-RPG
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for ...more
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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Mad Max Action-Adventure
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Far Cry New Dawn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Far Cry New Dawn is a first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is a spin-off of the Far Cry series and a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5. Similar to ...more
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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure
Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. Announced on November 11, 2014, it is the third game in the Just Cause series and the ...more
21
The Division is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game, Massively multiplayer online game
Tom Clancy's The Division is an online-only action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft ...more
22
Sleeping Dogs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter
Sleeping Dogs is a 2012 open world action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games and Square Enix London. It was published by Square Enix and Bandai Namco Games for Microsoft ...more
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The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. It was released on April 4, 2014 for Microsoft Windows, OS X and on Steam ...more
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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Action-Adventure
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Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Action-Adventure
Far Cry 4 is an open world action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and ...more