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#1 11 years ago

I think, by far the most enjoyable open ended game would have to be Oblivion, that is if it's for computer, since you can download mods for it which add up to 5,000 (note that not all of them are COMPLETELY different creatures, some may have 5 different classes or looks to them) extra creatures.




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#2 11 years ago

For me it's tough to choose between GTA:San Andreas and Oblivion.




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#3 11 years ago
Who_Flung_Poo?;4054609For me it's tough to choose between GTA:San Andreas and Oblivion.

I never played San Andreas, i always though it was overrated and it really got me annoyed when people wouldn't stop talking about it... And that hidden sex scene which gained it in popularity by about 50,000% didn't help either >:/ Why aren't there more open ended games?




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#4 11 years ago

There's plenty, they're just not touted as much as mainstream games.

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Mafia True Crime: Streets of LA / New York City Fallout / Fallout 2 Baldur's Gate series Neverwinter Nights Deus Ex Simpsons Hit & Run Grand Theft Auto series Two Worlds Freelancer X2: The Threat / X3: Reunion Driver: Parallel Lines GUN Just Cause (total GTA-beater, needs patching to fix a few bugs though) Postal 2 Spider-Man 2 / 3 Total Overdose Saints Row

Those are just the sandbox games that immediately spring to mind.

There's basically two types of game. Open-ended, where you have objectives and can achieve them however you like, and sandbox, where you're free to do what you want when you want.

Oblivion is probably classed as open-ended, since even though you can go through at your own pace and accomplish your goals however you choose, your goals are for the most part assigned to you.

X2: The Threat is considered an example of sandbox, because aside from an optional singleplayer storyline, there are no solid goals. From the word go, you're free to do as you please whenever you please, provided you can accept the consequences of your actions. Build a trade empire, be a space pirate, everything is your choice.

Sandbox games are naturally the superior genre if you like games with total freedom, but sometimes open-ended is better because it's good to have some direction and guidance rather than being totally lost.

Either way, there are plenty of sandbox and open-ended games out there. You just have to look hard enough.


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#5 11 years ago
Kouen;4054784There's plenty, they're just not touted as much as mainstream games. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Mafia True Crime: Streets of LA / New York City Fallout / Fallout 2 Baldur's Gate series Neverwinter Nights Deus Ex Simpsons Hit & Run Grand Theft Auto series Two Worlds Freelancer X2: The Threat / X3: Reunion Driver: Parallel Lines GUN Just Cause (total GTA-beater, needs patching to fix a few bugs though) Postal 2 Spider-Man 2 / 3 Total Overdose Saints Row

I heard Two Worlds was completely and utterly TERRIBLE, and from what gameinformer said, it's worse than Gothic 3 O_O




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#6 11 years ago

Neverwinter Nights? Not really . .




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#7 11 years ago

GTA San Andreas and Oblivion.

Sexy, sexy games right there.




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#8 11 years ago

Morrowind, and Destroy all Humans




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#9 11 years ago

Morrowind was a better open-ended game than Oblivion, story wise. It had more side quests, which kept the game fun, even when you completed the MQ. Oblivion, too, was a great open ended game, especially with the thousands of mods.

GTA: San Andreas was different in a way, it didn't have a lot of side quests, except a few little missions here and there, but yet you could play it for hours and hours on end, just cruising and starting the occasional riot, or just take a plane and try to land of the highest in-game mountain, only to drive off it in an hippy van.


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