1Explore these epic open worlds on your PS5

This article was first published in January 2021 and has been periodically updated since.

We absolutely love a great, big open world to get lost in.

When you’re looking for a game to truly get absorbed in, you can’t beat an open world game. There’s often a key storyline to follow, but with branching paths to explore and a vast universe at your protagonist’s feet, you’re often free to go where you want, tackling missions in any order you see fit. No other genre gives you the same level of freedom, and it’s exhilarating.

Thankfully, there are lots of open world games on PS5 to choose from. Only a handful have been optimised to make use of the new console’s extra power, but thanks to backwards compatibility, you can play practically any PS4 game too. We’ve rounded up the best open world games you can play on PS5, all offering a unique world for you to become part of. Click on through to see our picks of the best.

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