Total Nerd The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular open world games in 2018. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played open world games right now include some of the best-selling games on PC. What are the top 10 open world video games today?

Online open world games, like GTA 5, Just Cause 3, and Far Cry 5, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Other good open world games trending now include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Fallout 4.

Vote up the best open world games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 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 V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more

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Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Far Cry 5 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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Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Fallout 4 2015 Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series, and was released ...more

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Red Dead Redemption 2010 Red Dead Redemption is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ...more

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth major ...more

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Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Assassin's Creed Origins 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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Watch Dogs 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Watch Dogs 2 2016 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

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2014 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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Far Cry 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Far Cry 4 2014 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

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Minecraft 2009 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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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, the game ...more

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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Fallout 3 2008 Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major installment in the Fallout series. The game was released in North America, ...more

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Batman: Arkham City 2011 Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game ...more

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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Just Cause 3 2015 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

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Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Far Cry 3 2012 Far Cry 3 is an open world, action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed mainly by Ubisoft Montreal in conjunction with Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Shanghai, and ...more

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
ChukwuVovaen added Ark: Survival Evolved Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In ...more

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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Horizon Zero Dawn 2017 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 III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an open world fantasy action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and published by Bethesda Softworks and Ubisoft. It is the third ...more

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Saints Row IV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Saints Row 4 2013 Saints Row IV is a 2013 open world, action-adventure video game in the Saints Row series developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver. The player-character is the leader of the Saints, a ...more

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanto... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 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

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Infamous: Second Son is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Infamous: Second Son 2014 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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Just Cause 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Just Cause 2 2009 Just Cause 2 is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios, published by Eidos Interactive, and distributed by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2006 video game ...more

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Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Dragon Age: Inquisition 2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, the third major ...more

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Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Dead Island 2011 Dead Island is a 2011 action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Polish developer Techland and published by German studio Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, ...more

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Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Xenoblade Chronicles 2010 Xenoblade Chronicles, known in Japan as Xenoblade, is a science fiction role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. The game was announced ...more

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The Crew is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
The Crew 2014 The Crew is a 2014 racing video game set in a large open world environment. It was developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 ...more

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Driver: San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Driver: San Francisco 2011 Driver: San Francisco is an action-adventure racing video game developed by Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft. The game formally was unveiled at E3 2010 and was released in Australia ...more

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cher... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 2007 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a first-person shooter survival horror video game developed by GSC Game World and published by THQ. The game is set in an alternative reality, where a ...more

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Crackdown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Open World Video Games Right Now
Crackdown 2007 Crackdown is an open world third-person shooter video game developed by Realtime Worlds and distributed by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. It was released in North America on February ...more