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Best Open World

Every year the benchmarks for gaming get pushed further and the big hitters in the industry are now at the stage where they have to create entire worlds for a player to roam around in at their own pace. The Best Open World Award nominees are those titles that set those benchmarks.

Developers build breathing worlds for the gamer to skip merrily through, but it is only the best that allow the gamer to bounce along with a rocket launcher in hand and a complete world of possibilities resting on their trigger finger. Mastering this field means keeping the player entertained whenever they want, without railroading them into a story arch they cannot escape, while simultaneously providing them with entertaining, relevant options whenever they so wish. No easy feat, but the year’s nominees manage to walk that ground comfortably.

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The Elder Scrolls Online
It might have had a slightly rocky start but The Elder Scrolls Online has come on in leaps and bounds in recent months, delivering one of the largest open-worlds ever envisaged, packed with unique content and lore that takes The Elder Scrolls’ series to the next level.
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