1Open World Games to Get Lost in on Xbox

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This article was originally published in 2018 and has been updated periodically since.

There’s nothing quite as engrossing as an open world game.

With their sprawling maps and large number of missions and activities, you can absorb yourself in an open world game for tens of hours. In some cases even hundreds. And some of the best open world games you can play right now are available on Xbox.

As video game technology continually advances, these open worlds are getting bigger and more detailed than ever. Games like those in the Assassin’s Creed series have continually pushed boundaries to make the cities you explore as faithful and historically accurate as possible, whereas other games like Grand Theft Auto 5 take artistic liberties with real world cities, making them believable yet as fun and frenetic as they possibly can.

There are a lot to choose from, but we’ve selected what we believe to be the best open world games on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. If you’re a fan of the open world adventure genre, these are the games you need to add to your collection.

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