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The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games

Updated September 22, 2020 2.5k votes 247 voters 5.5k views34 items

When it comes to good open-world games for PlayStation 4, there's 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 Odyssey. Released in 2018, 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 PS4 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
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Action role-playing game

    Release2015

    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Grand Theft Auto V

    Action-adventure game, Racing video game

    Release2013

    DeveloperRockstar North

    Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Horizon Zero Dawn

    Action Adventure

    Release2017

    DeveloperGuerrilla Games

    Horizon Zero Dawn is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Guerrilla Games and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    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
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    Fallout 4

    Action Role-Play
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  • 6
    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Minecraft

    Open world, Action game

    Release2011

    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Middle-earth: Shadow of War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    Free-Roam, Action RPG

    Release2017

    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing video game developed by Monolith... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dying Light: The Following is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Release2016

    DeveloperTechland

    Dying Light: The Following is an expansion pack for the open-world first-person survival... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Release2015

    DeveloperKojima Productions

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world action-adventure stealth video game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Assassin's Creed Origins

    Action-Adventure, Stealth

    Release2017

    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Assassin's Creed Origins is a 2017 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Days Gone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Days Gone

    Action-adventure, survival horror

    Release2019

    DeveloperSIE Bend Studio

    Days Gone is an action-adventure game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

    Action, Tactical Shooter

    Release2017

    DeveloperUbisoft Paris

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    No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    No Man's Sky

    Action-Adventure, Survival
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  • 14
    Infamous: Second Son is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Infamous: Second Son

    Action-Adventure

    Release2014

    DeveloperSucker Punch Productions

    Infamous Second Son is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Sucker Punch... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Final Fantasy XV

    Action Role-Playing

    Release2016

    DeveloperSquare Enix

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    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Free-roam, Action-RPG

    Release2014

    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world action-adventure video game developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dreams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Dreams

    Game creation system

    Release2020

    DeveloperMedia Molecule

    Dreams is a game creation system developed by Media Molecule and published by Sony Interactive... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Outer Worlds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    The Outer Worlds

    Action role-playing

    Release2019

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Watch Dogs 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Watch Dogs 2

    Action-Adventure

    Release2016

    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Watch Dogs 2 (stylized as WATCH_DOGS 2) is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Far Cry 5

    Action-Adventure

    ReleaseMarch 27, 2018

    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

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

    Action-Adventure
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    Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Far Cry 4

    Action-Adventure

    Release2014

    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Far Cry 4 is an open world action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Division is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    The Division

    Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game

    Release2014

    DeveloperUbisoft Massive

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    Fallout 4 VR is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Fallout 4 VR

    Open World, Action RPG
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    Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Open-World Games
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    Just Cause 3

    Action-Adventure

    Release2015

    DeveloperAvalanche Studios

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