Updated at: 10-05-2023 - By: Leo Hall
Check out our recommended open-world games if you enjoy playing in expansive and realistic settings.

The size and scope of open-world games will continue to increase as the divide between console and PC gaming narrows.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles enable designers to create ambitious games that make use of next-gen features like increased storage capacity and processing speed.

The end result will be open worlds that are more expansive, detailed, and quick to load.

This is great news for both upcoming releases and backward-compatible games, as they will now run more smoothly in the future.

The largest open-world games will be ranked today, starting with the smallest.

Keep coming back because we’ll be adding more and more games to this list. While you’re here, check out some of our other hand-picked compilations:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (15 sq. mi)

Bethesda Softworks, Inc.

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

With the help of mods and numerous re-releases, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has evolved into one of the best open-world games of all time.

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The game takes place in the province of Skyrim, which is part of the Empire, 200 years after the events of Oblivion.

Skyrim’s open world is divided into nine areas, each with its own set of challenges and hidden treasures.

Fallout 76 (16 sq. mi)

Bethesda Softworks, Inc.

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

The 16-mile-square map in Fallout 76 is the largest in the series, which is sure to annoy some players. To give you an idea of scale, that’s roughly four times the size of Fallout 4.

Despite the game’s flaws and the justifiability of the complaints of the vast majority of players, it’s hard to resist the allure of venturing into the wilds of West Virginia’s Appalachian region.

The world is full of fascinating locations to explore in between blowing up super mutants, from the mysterious moth man in Point Pleasant to the legendary Nuka Cola Bunker.

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (25 sq. mi)

The PUBG Corporation is responsible for its creation.

Computer, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Android, and iOS

While PlayerUnknown’s Battleground brought the genre to the forefront in 2017, the popularity of battle royale games has since waned. However, the longevity of what was originally an Arma 2 mod is impressive.

More maps have been a huge boon to PUBG, and the game generally seems to get better with each new update.

Erangel and Miramar, both 25 square miles in size, are the game’s two largest maps.

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (29 sq. mi)

Nintendo, the creator

System: Nintendo Switch & Wii U

In addition to reimagining what a Zelda game can be, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also provides one of the best open worlds in the form of Hyrule.

With a total area of 29 square miles, exploring all 15 of Hyrule’s regions is a massive undertaking that can take 200 hours or more.

The best part is that you have a lot of freedom to explore the rest of the map once you leave the Great Plateau.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (29 sq. mi)

Creator: Rockstar Games

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

The states of New Austin and West Elizabeth return in this prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, and they are joined by the states of New Hanover, Ambarino, and Lemoyne.

As a result, the game’s total playable area is now 29 square miles, or roughly four times as large as in previous games in the series.

Red Dead Redemption 2 may not be Rockstar’s most popular game, but it has some of the most breathtaking environments we’ve ever seen in a video game.

Far Cry 2 (31 sq. mi)

Ubisoft, the creator

Computer, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360

While not the most well-liked of the Far Cry games, 2 is widely regarded as the series’ most ambitious entry. This marks a watershed moment in Ubisoft’s commitment to the console market.

The player is presented with a virtual Serengeti that is 31 square miles in size. Far Cry 2’s deserts, jungles, and savannas provide the perfect setting for taking down an arms dealer and dealing with the effects of malaria, despite its dated visuals by today’s standards.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins (32 sq. mi)

Creator: Ubisoft

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

It’s surprising to learn that Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ open world, set in Ancient Egypt, is only 32 square miles in size, making it the third smallest in the series.

While performing your duties as a Medjay, you can still visit a number of interesting places.

Each area, from the Faiyum oasis to the Black Desert’s treasure-filled sands, is a careful balancing act between historical accuracy and interesting world design.

Dragon Age: Inquisition (45 sq. mi)

Created by: BioWare

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

A little rough around the edges, but still a gem nonetheless, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a criminally underrated role-playing game.

Despite the significant decline in BioWare’s reputation in recent years, the original Inquisition is still widely considered one of the company’s finest works in the video game industry.

Thedas, a continent with 45 miles of accessible land, is teeming with exotic flora and fauna in all of its varied ecosystems and perilous underground caverns.

Grand Theft Auto V (50 sq. mi)

Video Game Maker: Rockstar Games

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most engaging open-world games ever made, and there aren’t many developers as risk-taking as Rockstar Games. The game’s sandbox is 50 square miles in size and was created using maps of Los Angeles and Southern California.

Buildings and landmarks have been lovingly recreated, making it all the more satisfying to ride a dirt bike off the side of Mount Chiliad.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (55 sq. mi)

Ubisoft, the creator

PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Switch, and Wii U

World Of Warcraft (80 sq. mi)

Blizzard Entertainment served as the game’s developer.

PC-Based System

Veteran players who have been with World of Warcraft since its 2004 release often feel a strong sense of attachment to the game’s open world and the many different places within it. WoW has been online for 16 years, making it the longest-running massively multiplayer online role-playing game of all time.

Part of World of Warcraft’s appeal comes from the game’s rewarding gameplay loop, which encourages players to move around the world and carry out mundane tasks like completing quests in order to unlock new areas.

Despite its age, the game’s 80-mile-square map is still fun to explore, even if you might get attacked by a pack of murlocs or wolves.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (84 sq. mi)

CD Projekt Red, the developers

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

When CD Projekt Red creates an open world game, they don’t hold back. This is immediately apparent as soon as you start up The Witcher 3 and venture out into the 84 square mile expanse of war-torn swamps, dense forests, and treacherous caves that make up The Continent.

The worlds of The Witcher 3 aren’t the largest, but they’ve all been carefully crafted by hand, so they have a lot more character than the worlds of most open-world games.

DayZ (87 sq. mi)

Design and Coding by Bohemia Interactive

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

DayZ has been the subject of numerous controversies, but that hasn’t stopped it from retaining a sizable player base, which has been bolstered by the release of a console version in 2019.

The game takes place on a fictional 87 square mile map of the Soviet Republic of Chernaru, where you must fight for survival by looting houses and barns in order to equip yourself and fending off other players who have also been infected by the zombie outbreak.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (91 sq. mi)

Creator: Ubisoft

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features the series’ largest map to date, clocking in at a whopping 91 square miles. This is only possible due to a couple of tricks it uses. For starters, the game’s open world is a patchwork of locations from both Black Flag and Origins, reworked and adapted to fit the game’s Ancient Greek theme.

In addition, there are many bodies of water throughout the open world, making large portions of it inaccessible.

However, we think the game’s biggest sin is that the player has so little freedom to roam at the outset; many locations are locked until later in the plot.

Day Z

When creating their open-world game, Bohemia Interactive opted for a novel strategy. Day Z, a survival horror game, was released in 2018. The post-Soviet nation of Chernarus serves as the setting for this game, which was inspired by a mod created for Arma 2. The point of Day Z, as with any horror game, was to stock up on supplies and stay alive for as long as possible.

As if getting lost in a zombie game full of hidden dangers wasn’t appealing enough, Day Z included both. The total land area of the made-up nation of Chernarus was about 86 square miles.

Arma 3 (103 sq. mi)

Bohemia Interactive, the creators

PC-Based System

The Arma games are notorious for dumping players into huge, open maps that require a lot of walking if you want to meet the enemy team.

Arma 3 is the best example of this because it has a 103-square-mile open world. Walking around a map of this size can get tiring fast, but the environments’ attention to detail does a fantastic job of setting the mood.

Ghost Recon Wildlands (105 sq. mi)

Ubisoft, the creator

PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

One of the best co-op tactical shooters of this generation, 2017’s Wildlands is fondly remembered despite its sequel, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, being widely panned by critics.

The game’s 105 square mile open world, which can be explored in its entirety right from the get-go, is a big reason for this.

You’ll need to get used to Wildlands’ terrible driving controls if you want to explore all of Bolivia’s diverse landscapes, which include rain forests, mountains, and deserts.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Aurora, a made-up island in the South Pacific, serves as the game’s main location. This is a very large island with many different types of ecosystems, including mountains, deserts, swamps, and forests. The island is also home to several communities. All of this is explorable, but it will take some time given the map’s size of 781 square miles.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Xbox One, PS4, PC | Ubisoft

More is not better in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. There are enormous swaths of the map devoid of any features whatsoever. That said, its realism doesn’t make it any more entertaining. To be fair, when asked to name examples of open-world games, the Ghost Recon series is not the first to come to mind.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (135 sq. mi)

Codemasters, Inc.

System Requirements: PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360

Although Codemasters is more well-known for its publishing work, the company has also dabbled in creating original intellectual property; the 2007 action role-playing game Overlord is widely considered to be the studio’s crowning achievement in this regard.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, a realistic military simulator that sought to compete with Call of Duty and Battlefield, was one attempt that didn’t exactly resonate with players.

Complaints about the game’s muddled plot and unresponsive controls contributed to its ultimate failure. The open world in Operation Flashpoint is 135 square miles in size, which is the game’s lone saving grace.

Death Stranding

When playing Death Stranding, many players lament the fact that they won’t get to experience the PT Demo version of the game. This game reminds me of the Firefly finale, the film Serendipity. The reaction was positive, but it felt (just a little) like it came too late.

Death Stranding’s map, set in a postapocalyptic United States, is 230 square miles in size and offers plenty of room to roam. The map is large, but much of it consists of rugged mountains. This terrain type allows for spectacular bird’s-eye views of the game world but also reduces the overall size of the map.

True Crime: Streets of L.A.

One of the many open-world games from the PS3 and Xbox 360 eras that has been largely forgotten is True Crime: Streets of L.A. The events of the game take place in and around the Los Angeles area, and the map, at 240 square miles in size, encompasses a sizable chunk of the city.

The open-world genre has exploded in recent years, with games like Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV and V, Red Dead Redemption, and Watchdogs. The larger map size of this game does not make it superior to those games. True Crime: Streets of L.A. may not even be considered the best game by the vast majority of gamers who have tried them all.

Just Cause 3 & 4

Maps in Just Cause 3 and Just Cause 4 are roughly 395 square miles in size, continuing the series’ tradition of providing players with expansive environments to explore. Medici, a Mediterranean island, serves as the setting for Just Cause 3. This Mediterranean island is characterized by its rocky, mountainous landscape, sparse vegetation, and a number of quaint villages.

The fictional nation of Solis, in South America, serves as the setting for Just Cause 4. Both games feature stunning vistas thanks to their mountainous settings, and the use of a parachute to traverse the world is a fun and innovative mechanic. There are attack helicopters and even a jet-powered wing suit on the list of available vehicles.

Final Fantasy 15

The Final Fantasy series has always presented original fantasy settings. Square Enix blew us away with its expansive world in their 15th game. Final Fantasy 15’s game world spans about 750 square miles, but much of it is cut off from the rest of the map by obstacles like mountains.

Even though there is a lot of ground to cover, there aren’t that many people in this game. Yet, despite its harsh deserts and dense forests, the world is beautifully designed. The area is beautiful and perfect for a road trip.

Xenoblade Chronicles X (154 sq. mi)

Software Engineer: Monolithic Soft

Technology: Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X is an ambitious JRPG that aims to surpass its predecessor in every aspect, but it is one of the many games that got stuck on Nintendo’s failed Wii U console.

The game’s alien planet setting, Mira, is 154 square miles in size. As if that weren’t enough, players can also choose to travel the world in a stylish mech equipped for flight.

Burnout Paradise (200 sq. mi)

Produced by: Criterion Games

PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Burnout Paradise, one of the best arcade racers ever made, was remade for current-gen consoles in 2018. The game’s open-world design has received the majority of the game’s praise.

Paradise City, the game’s fictional setting, spans 200 square miles and is ideal for street racing thanks to its abundance of hidden ramps and shortcuts.

Most notably, Criterion took a thoughtful approach to designing the game’s map layout, making sure that each region had its own unique landmarks that made getting around a breeze.

True Crime: Streets Of LA (240 sq. mi)

Created by: Luxoflux

Computer, Playstation 2, Xbox, and GameCube

Almost every developer in the early 2000s aspired to be Rockstar Games after seeing the success that studio had with the release of Grand Theft Auto III.

This led to a flood of games that looked suspiciously like Grand Theft Auto, most of which were quickly forgotten.

Although True Crime: Streets of LA did exceptionally well, its sequel, True Crime: Streets of New York, ended the series prematurely despite its success and its massive 240-square-mile map, which was larger than GTA III’s entire map.

Just Cause 3 (400 sq. mi)

Avalanche Studios, Inc.

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

The Just Cause games have a history of giving players access to expansive sandboxes where they can engage in destructive play while ostensibly protecting villages from terrorists and drug cartels.

In Just Cause 3, you play as covert agent Rico Rodriguez and are tasked with freeing an entire island that’s 400 square miles in size.

The main storyline can be finished in about ten hours, but the real fun is in exploring the open world and tinkering with Rico’s ridiculous arsenal.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 (618 sq. mi)

Author: Eden Games

PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360

Due in large part to its 618-square-mile map size, which is split between two islands, Test Drive Unlimited 2 was a top-selling racing game in 2011.

The game was initially well received, but its popularity quickly faded after its release because of its limited exploration and lack of racing events.

Final Fantasy XV (700 sq. mi)

Produced by: Square Enix

Systems: Personal Computer (PC), Playstation 4 (PS4), and Xbox One

Since the days of the 8-bit consoles, the Final Fantasy games have continued to improve, with later entries boasting larger environments like Midgar in the FF7 Remake.

However, Final Fantasy XV continues to be the most popular FF game overall. Approximately 750 square miles make up the surface area of the Earth-like planet Eos, but this decreases to about 700 once inaccessible terrain, such as mountains, is taken into account.

The length of the game’s story reflects this, with the average player needing close to 72 hours to complete it. As the most divergent installment in the series to date, Final Fantasy XV is understandably divisive.

The Crew (1900 sq. mi)

Ubisoft, the creator

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Ubisoft’s marketing for The Crew prior to its 2014 release emphasized the game’s massive 1,900-square-mile map size.

The game’s representation of the entire United States is roughly the size of Delaware due to the reduction in scale. Therefore, it takes about an hour to drive from New York to Los Angeles in the game.

Fuel (5600 sq. mi)

Asobo Studio is the creator.

PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360

As of its 2009 release, the racing game Fuel boasted the largest video game map at the time, measuring in at a whopping 5,600 square miles. Even more impressive is the fact that, barring any crashes, the entire game world can be explored in free-roaming mode without ever having to wait through a loading screen.

Unfortunately, this boasting right came at the expense of fun, as many players complained that Fuel’s open world was too big to handle.

An impressively large but still pretty dull open-world racing game, especially when combined with a lack of content and mostly barren environments.

The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall

If players found Skyrim’s map to be expansive, they should try Daggerfall, as its map is much larger. Daggerfall’s map spans over 63,000 square miles, making it significantly bigger than England and about the size of Florida. That’s a huge world with plenty of secrets tucked away in the countryside to keep completionists busy for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

Players who enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim despite the game’s dated visuals should give Daggerfall a try. On the official Elder Scrolls website, you can still get Daggerfall for free. Despite its age, it boasts one of the largest playable areas in the industry.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Massive worlds are required for flight simulators. All Grand Theft Auto 5 players are aware of this fact. When compared to flying, the trip from Los Santos to Sandy Shores takes an eternity by car. The map in Microsoft Flight Simulator is the entire planet Earth, making it one of the largest game worlds.

The game allows the player to fly over and land at any of the 37,000 real-world airports available. The native flora and fauna can also be experienced in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In addition, the game’s weather can be adjusted to reflect the real-world climate. Given that the game’s map is based on Earth’s, that works out to 197,000,000 square miles.


The land area of Minecraft’s open world is the largest of any game here. About 1.5 billion square miles make up the Minecraft universe. When compared to Earth’s 197 million square miles, the Minecraft world is roughly eight times bigger.

It’s surprising that players ever run into each other on such a vast playing field. About a million people are logged in at any given time to play Minecraft. It’s safe to assume that each player has access to roughly 1500 square miles. That is to say, if the players want to expand their fortress, they have plenty of room to do so.

Star Control 2: The Ur-Quan Masters

Star Control 2’s “word map” is the Milky Way Galaxy, but despite its vastness, the game only features about 500 stars and 3800 planets. There are lots of different alien species to find all over this huge map. Players can expect some of these aliens to be hostile, but they can also enlist many others to help them.

Excellent voice acting makes this game stand out from the competition, making it a strong contender for “most underrated game of all time.” Because of its enduring popularity, Star Control 2 is still being updated nearly thirty years after its initial release.


Spore was a letdown of a game, but it delivered on its promise of a huge open world to explore. Even though the planets in Spore are sizable, the player may feel daunted by the vastness of the galaxy once their species develops a ship capable of interstellar travel.

About 45,000 stars make up the average Spore galaxy, with as many as 120,000 planets orbiting them. It would take a player over 35 real-world years to explore all of the planets in the game if they did so at a rate of 10 per day. Thankfully, seeing the entirety of the galaxy is not a prerequisite for winning. Who, though, in their right mind, could refuse the opportunity to travel through space?

No Man’s Sky

The creators of No Man’s Sky weren’t satisfied with just giving players one galaxy to explore, so they included 255 in the game. There are so many planets to discover in the procedurally generated galaxies that it would take nearly 600 billion years to see them all if a player visited one planet per second.

No Man's Sky - IGN

That provides a playing field so massive it defies the mind’s capacity to comprehend the possibilities it presents. The game may not offer much beyond exploring its many planets, but it should satisfy the wanderlust of those who enjoy video games. This could be the largest open world game ever made.

The Game Awards 2021 Winners: The Full List

Game of the Year

This award goes to the game that has the best overall creative and technical experience.

  • Deathloop
  • Two’s Company… WINNER
  • Fear of Metroid
  • A sequel to “Psychonauts”
  • The Rift Apart from Ratchet & Clank
  • Village of Evil Resident

Best Game Direction

This honor recognizes the exceptional artistic direction and ground-breaking design of this year’s video games.

  • The Deathloop is the victor!
  • Two to Tango
  • Returnal
  • Episode 2 of the Psychonauts
  • Rift Apart, a Ratchet & Clank Game

Best Narrative

For the best use of story and character development in a video game.

  • Deathloop
  • Two to Tango
  • Authenticity in Life Is Bizarre
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy, by Marvel, are the victor.
  • The Second Generation of Psychonauts

Best Art Direction

For exceptional originality and/or technical skill in cartoon animation design.

  • The Deathloop is the victor!
  • Kena: The Spirits’ Bridge
  • Episode 2 of the Psychonauts
  • A Rift Between Ratchet and Clank
  • Creative Evasion

Best Score/Music

In recognition of the exceptional score, original song, and/or licensed soundtrack used in the production.

  • Cyberpunk Future: 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Nier Replicant version 1.224.744.7139: CHAMPION
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy, a Marvel Comics team
  • Creative Evasion

Best Audio Design

Honoring the best music and sound effects in video games.

  • Deathloop
  • The victor is…Forza Horizon 5!
  • Rift Apart, a Ratchet & Clank Game
  • Village of Evil Resident
  • Returnal

Best Performance

Recognizes an individual’s efforts in providing their voice for animation, narration, or performance capture.

  • Strange Life, by Erika Mori
  • Far Cry 6’s Giancarlo Esposito
  • The Deathloop by Jason E. Kelley
  • Maggie Robertson, from Resident Evil: The Village
  • Deathloop by Ozioama Akagha

Games for Impact

In recognition of an engaging video game that also has a positive social message.

  • As You Watch
  • Cave of the Boyfriend
  • The Vivid History of Chicory
  • Winner, Life Is Strange: The Exhibition of True Colors
  • Leaving the Nest

Best Ongoing Game

Honored for its dedication to providing its players with fresh, engaging content on a consistent basis.

  • Elite Champions
  • Battlefield: Call of Duty
  • The Online Version of Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Force of Genshin

Best Indie Game

In recognition of the highest standards of artistic and technical excellence in an independent video game.

  • 12 Seconds
  • The Approaching Tomb
  • Kena: Spirit Bridge – CHAMPION
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Best Debut Indie Game

To recognize the best first-time videogame developer or publisher.

  • Winner: Kena, the Spirit Bridge
  • Sable
  • Creative Evasion
  • The City That Time Forgot
  • Valheim

Best Mobile Game

In recognition of the finest portable video game.

  • Fantasian
  • Winner, Genshin Impact
  • The League of Legends
  • MARVEL: The Future Is Here!
  • Pokemon Team Up

Best Community Support

An award given to a game in recognition of its exceptional community support, transparency, and responsiveness across all platforms, from social media to updates and patches.

  • Escape from Apex Legends
  • D2: Beyond the Light of Fate
  • Online Final Fantasy XIV: CHAMPION
  • Fortnite
  • “No Man’s Sky”

Best VR/AR Game

For the top cross-platform virtual or augmented reality gaming experience.

  • Assasin’s Creed III: Hitman
  • Second installment of “I Hope You Die Before I Do”
  • Echo Soleil II
  • The winner is Resident Evil 4.
  • Virtual reality sniper game Sniper Elite

Innovation in Accessibility

Rewarding developers and/or manufacturers of innovative software and/or hardware
enhancements in terms of features, technology, and content designed to increase the number of people who play and enjoy video games.

  • Far Cry 6
  • Winner: Forza Horizon 5
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, a Marvel Comics Team
  • Ratchet and Clank: Splitting Up
  • The Vale: In the Crown’s Shadow

Best Action Game

For the best title in the action genre whose primary focus is on battle.

  • Return 4 Kill
  • The Second Part of Chivalry
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Winner, Returning

Best Action/Adventure Game

Best action-adventure game that combines fighting, exploring, and puzzle-solving.

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy, a Marvel Comics team
  • Fear of the Metroid: Winner
  • Rift Apart, a Ratchet & Clank Game
  • The Village of Resident Evil
  • The Second Generation of Psychonauts

Best RPG

Best game that allows for extensive development of playable characters and features robust multiplayer support.

  • Cyberpunk Future: 2077
  • Raise the Monster Hunters!
  • Red Alliance
  • RPG: Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Stories from Arise: The Winner

Best Fighting Game

For the most outstanding two-player game focused primarily on direct conflict.

  • Demon Slayer: The Chronicles of the Hinokami
  • Winner: Guilty Gear -Strive
  • Type Lumina Melting Blood
  • The Ultimate Nickelodeon Superfight
  • Final Fight in the Ultimate Series

Best Family Game

For the best game that everyone in the family can enjoy, regardless of genre or system.

  • Two’s Company… WINNER
  • Super Mario Party
  • Updated Pokémon Snap
  • Addition of Bowser’s Fury to Super Mario 3D World
  • Team Up, It’s WarioWare Time!

Best Sports/Racing Game

For the most innovative take on a sports game or racing simulator.

  • F1 2021
  • Fifa 22
  • Fast Cars Let Loose
  • Winner: Forza Horizon 5
  • Free State of Riders

Best SIM/Strategy Game

Best cross-platform strategy or simulation game that emphasizes either real-time or turn-based gameplay.

  • Winner: Age of Empires IV
  • Next Level of Evil Genius: Global Dominance
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • A Flight Simulator by Microsoft

Best Multiplayer Game

For exceptional online multiplayer gameplay and design across all game genres and platforms, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences.

  • To Battle!
  • Two’s Company… WINNER
  • Fight Town
  • Raise the Monster Hunters!
  • New World
  • Valheim

Content Creator of the Year

This award will be given in 2021 to a streamer or content creator who has had a significant and positive influence on their audience.

  • Dream: the Champ
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Best Esports Athlete

The 2021 esports star who excelled across the board in terms of performance and character.

  • Professor Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • The ‘ShowMaker,’ Heo Su
  • Khalilov, Magomed, “Collapse”
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – THE CHAMPION
  • Known as “TenZ,” Tyson Ngo

Best Esports Coach

The 2021 esports coach who has been deemed to be the best in terms of both results and professionalism.

  • Dr. Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • The ENGH of Andrey Sholokhov
  • “B1ad3” Andrii Horodenskyi.
  • Crowder, James, and James Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun – CHAMPION

Best Esports Event

To acknowledge a happening (spanning a single day or multiple days) that resulted in
superior in every way for both the live audience and the viewers at home.

  • The 2021 World Cup
  • The Champion of the 2021 World Championship of League of Legends
  • Champions Tour, Round Two, Masters, Valuable
  • The 2021 PGL Major Stockholm
  • The 2020 World Cup of Mobile PUBG

Best Esports Game

Winner of the award for the game that provided the best all-around esports experience for
tournaments, communities, and content creators)
additions), regardless of style or system.

  • Warn of Danger
  • CS:GO
  • DOTA2
  • The champion of League of Legends
  • Valorant

Best Esports Team

This award goes to the individual team within an esports organization that has been judged to have the best 2021 season in terms of performance and behavior.

  • The Atlanta Fire Arena, CoD
  • LCS DWG KIA, the World Cyber Arena
  • The victor of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2 Teamwork
  • Guardians, Valorous

Most Anticipated Game

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge a forthcoming game that has shown promise in moving the gaming industry forward.

  • Winner, Elden Ring
  • Ragnarok, God of War
  • Horizon of the Western Limits
  • What follows “Breath of the Wild” in The Legend of Zelda series
  • Starfield

What do you think of these outcomes? Post your thoughts below!


What is the biggest open-world game on PS4?

Crew 2 is the most expansive PS4 open-world game available. Games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Witcher 3, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands also feature expansive open worlds.

What are the biggest open-world maps in Xbox One games?

Depending on your gaming preferences, the Xbox One’s biggest open-world maps will be found in either Just Cause 4 or Crew 2. For more role-playing fun, think about picking up Witcher 3 or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

What is the biggest open-world survival game for PC?

Ark: Survival Evolved is one of the largest open world survival games for PC. No Man’s Sky, on the other hand, features procedurally generated worlds with an infinitely large map.

Which is the biggest open-world game?

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 should be the most popular open world video game. The Earth itself serves as a map for aerial travel, complete with many well-known airports and destinations. Fuel is second in terms of size, but its map is much more accessible, allowing you to drive through almost all of it barring the water features.