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The Best Open-World Games For The Xbox One

Updated May 25, 2021 2.2k votes 201 voters 5.7k views37 items

When it comes to good open-world games for Xbox One, there is a pretty good amount of variety. One of the newest Xbox One games that has you exploring the universe is No Man's Sky. Released in late 2016, this game makes gaming dreams come true with jumping from planet to planet. If you never played Sea Of Thieves, it's a must-play for any Xbox One owner. Other options include The Long Dark, Assassin's Creed Origins, and Fallout 4.

Not every game on this list is an Xbox One original - take Grand Theft Auto V for example, which came out in 2013. However, all of these popular (and not-so-popular) games are currently available on the Xbox Marketplace, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite open-world games for Xbox One, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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    DeveloperRockstar Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4...  more
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    DeveloperRockstar North

    Genres (Video game)Action-Adventure, Racing

    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 360....  more
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    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, fantasy

    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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    DeveloperRockstar San Diego

    Genres (Video game)Action-Adventure

    This game 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 consoles on May 18,...  more
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    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    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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    DeveloperCD Projekt RED

    Genres (Video game)Action RPG

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD Projekt, based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the 2011...  more
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    DeveloperUbisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Montpellier

    Genres (Video game)Action-Adventure, Stealth

    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 installment...  more
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    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Genres (Video game)Open World, Action, Sandbox, RPG, Survival

    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 creative and...  more
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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Genres (Video game)Action RPG, 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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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Genres (Video game)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 and...  more
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    DeveloperUbisoft Paris

    Genres (Video game)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, PlayStation...  more
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    DeveloperHello Games

    Genres (Video game)Exploration, Survival

    No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. It was released worldwide in August 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows,...  more
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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Genres (Video game)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
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    DeveloperUbisoft Montreal

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Far Cry Primal is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is a spin-off of the main Far Cry series and was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox...  more
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    DeveloperTechland

    Genres (Video game)Survival Horror, Action-Adventure

    Dying Light is an open-world survival horror video game developed by Polish video game developer Techland and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was released in January 2015 for...  more
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    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    Genres (Video game)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 Middle-earth:...  more
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    DeveloperBeam Team Games

    Genres (Video game)Survival, Open world

    Stranded Deep is a survival video game developed and published by Beam Team Games. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on 2020. Set in the Pacific Ocean, a plane crash survivor...  more
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    DeveloperRare

    Genres (Video game)Open World

    Sea of Thieves is a shared world action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox. The game allows players to take the role of a...  more
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    Sable

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    DeveloperShedworks

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Indie

    Sable is an adventure open world exploration indie game developed by Shedworks and published by Raw Fury. The game was released for Xbox X/S, and PC in 2021. Players are tasked to embark on a journey...  more
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    DeveloperKojima Productions

    Genres (Video game)Action, Stealth

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and directed, co-produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima, currently in...  more
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    DeveloperMassive Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing, third-person shooter, tactical shooter

    Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Played from a third-person perspective, the game takes place 7...  more
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    DeveloperTomas Sala

    Genres (Video game)Aerial combat

    The Falconeer is an aerial combat game developed by Tomas Sala and published by Wired Productions. The game was released for Xbox X/S, Xbox One, and PC in 2020 and for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4,...  more
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    Lake

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    DeveloperGamious

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Indie

    Lake is a choose your own adventure indie game developed by Gamious and published by Whitehorn Digital. The game was released for Xbox One and PC in 2021. Set in 1986, players take on the role of...  more
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    DeveloperBlack Forest Games

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Destroy All Humans! is an open world action-adventure game developed by Black Forest Games and published by THQ Nordic. The game was released in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and for...  more
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    DeveloperVariable State

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Supernatural

    Last Stop is a supernatural adventure video game developed by Variable State and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch,...  more