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The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games 

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Updated February 21, 2020 1.6k votes 204 voters 3.9k views 34 items

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
Released: 2014 (CD Projekt RED)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2013 (Rockstar Toronto)

Genres (Video game): 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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The Elder Scrolls: Skyri... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing

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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2017 (Guerrilla Games)

Genres (Video game): Action Adventure

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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Fallout 4

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Play

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

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Assassin's Creed Origins... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games

Genres (Video game): 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

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Dying Light: The Followi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games

Genres (Video game): 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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Metal Gear Solid V: The ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2015 (Kojima Productions)

Genres (Video game): Action, Third Person

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Middle-earth: Shadow of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games

Genres (Video game): 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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Infamous: Second Son is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2014 (Sucker Punch Productions)

Genres (Video game): 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
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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
No Man's Sky

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure, Survival

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2017 (Ubisoft Paris)

Genres (Video game): 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) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games

Genres (Video game): Action Role-Playing

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Watch Dogs 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2016 (Ubisoft Montreal)

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure

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Days Gone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
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The Outer Worlds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
SkySmartyNL added Released: 2019 (Obsidian Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

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Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure

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Dreams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2020 (Media Molecule)

Genres (Video game): Game creation system

Dreams is a game creation system developed by Media Molecule and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The game puts focus on 'play, create and share', and allows ...more
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Middle-earth: Shadow of ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2014 (Monolith Productions)

Genres (Video game): 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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Far Cry Primal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Far Cry Primal

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure

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Sleeping Dogs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
Released: 2012 (United Front Games)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter, Action game, Beat 'em up, + more

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The Division is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
The Division Released: 2014 (Ubisoft Massive)

Genres (Video game): Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game, Massively multiplayer online game

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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games

Genres (Video game): Action-Adventure

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Metro Exodus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open World Games
SkySmartyNL added Released: 2019 (4A Games)
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