37 Biggest Open-World Video Games by Map Size
When it comes to determining the size of a video game’s map, few gaming genres compare to open-world video games. Self-explanatory in the title, open-world video games feature large maps that are available for exploration at any point of the game (never mind that most open-world maps feature difficult-to-defeat enemies unless your character has leveled up from “noob” status).
Classical video games often featured a linear progression through map and story, which meant that gamers traveled from point A to point B to complete a single quest. While quests within an open-world game might be linear in their progression, they’ll take you all over the map, allowing you to visit and revisit locations.
Some video game publishing companies like Bethesda Softworks, for example, specialize in creating games with open-world maps, some of which are absolutely mammoth in size.
Here’s our list of the 37 Largest Open World Video Games by Map Size and, because franchises specialize in creating open-worlds with such large maps, you’ll see a few names from the same franchise (Assassin's Creed and Elder Scrolls, for example, appear on this list several times). It's also important to note that not all developers release the map size, and some gamers might have a different perception of a map's actual size. Here is my best approximation based on as many similar resources that I could find.
Without further adieu, here’s our list!