It’s easy to say that open world games are among the most enjoyable experiences available in our industry. There are also dozens of great experiences where the open world environment is front and center over the last ten years. Many games featured open worlds throughout the past 30 years, but it wasn’t until Grand Theft Auto III that the 3D open world popularity truly caught on. This lead to many games being labeled as GTA clones, despite that being as far from the truth as possible. In 2014, we have many open world titles to look forward to, but we’re going to be discussing the likely five best that you can expect from this year.
Check out our Daily Five below and let us know if there are any other open world games that you’re looking forward to in 2014.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Ubisoft and its team of thousands of developers have done a marvelous job over the last seven years releasing an Assassin’s Creed franchise that is not only an open world game, but also an excellent property for gamers to look forward to. While some may look down on the fact they release a new Assassin’s Creed title every year, it’s easy to see that with a development team this size, it’s not a burden on the developer.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is set in Paris, France during the French Revolution and features new parkour mechanics that should help bring the franchise into the new generation nicely. Our new Assassin we can look forward to playing as is known as “Arno.” Other than this, there isn’t very much information released on the game other than it’s been in development for the last three years. Expect a release date to happen in November.