When we play a video game on any platform, we are actually interacting with a virtual world. Take some of the popular games like Subway Surfer and Unkilled, for example. In the former, you are given a track to run and you don’t have a choice to stop or go back a few steps. In shooting games like Unkilled, you are given a closed environment which you can explore and kill the bad guys.
Open world, as the name suggests, gives you the freedom to move freely in the game’s virtual world. There are no true open world games as that would mean that you can even change the light bulb. But still, you can roam around freely and interact with most of the objects in the game.
As these types of games offer a great story-line, they are fun to play. So let’s have a look at some of the top open world games you can download and play on your Android.
Gangstar Vegas is one of the most extensive open world games you can get on your Android. Due to its high quality graphics and need for as much as 3 GB of storage space, it’s only recommended for high-end phones and tablets. Car, bikes and even air crafts, there are a lot of options to explore this open-world game.
The objective of the game if to be an ultimate gangster and make a squad to take over the mafia wars in Vegas city. The game is basically a third-person shooter, but has a lot in it other than just shooting.
The game is free to download, but like most of the free games these days, you get the option of in-app purchases. These purchases will unlock some of the coolest weapons you can try in the game. So go on and rule the city like no one else.
2. The Dark Knight Rises (US$ 6.49)
The Dark Knight Rises is inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and follows most of the story line from the movie. You play as Bruce Wayne, who is returning as Batman after 8 years to fight the darkness as the Dark Knight.
Talking about the open world actions, you get to drive the Batmobile and Batpod in various missions. You will have complete Batman arsenal at your disposal and you will be able to use the Grapnel in the city and knock out your enemies with the Batarang.
Apart from these gadgets, you will have special fight moves and combos to master. The game is priced at US$ 6.49 and has in-app purchases you can make, but the latter would only be necessary if you don’t have what it takes and wish to make the game easy.
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (US$ 6.49)
A Marvel fan? You can try out the cool Spiderman and explore the city on the web-slings. While playing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 you will get every action you can expect in a Spiderman game. Climb walls, sling on the buildings and shoot web bombs on enemies.
The game play is set in Manhattan and you get to explore the city like Spidey. As you move up in the game, you will come against villains like Venom, the Green Goblin, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter. Use the fighting skills and master various combos to defeat them.
This game too is priced at US$6.49, but the graphics and gameplay stands up to the price you pay.
4. Six-Guns: Gang Showdown
After exploring the Manhattan as a Spider Man, it’s time to become a cowboy in the deserts of Arizona. Six-Guns: Gang Showdown is based on gang wars in the early 90’s and the best thing apart from shooting weapons is that you get to ride horses. The game is a first person shooter, with a lot of action involved in the open-world game play.
The game is around 1 GB after it installs and provides decent graphics. The best thing is, you can download and play the game for free and pull off the 40 missions without making in-app purchases.
5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (US$ 6.49)
How can an open world game be complete without mentioning the name Grand Theft Auto (GTA). I still remember the first time I explored an open world game while playing GTA Vice City on my PC back in my college days and GTA San Andreas for Android will bring that action on your smartphone and tablet.
You play the game as Carl Johnson (popularly known as CJ) and live a thug’s life. You can drive cars, bike and even tanks in the game. There’s so much to talk about it but it’s best you play the game.
GTA San Andreas needs a lot of resource on your phone and thus needs about 2 GB RAM or above with around 3 GB internal storage. Also, the game is priced at $6.49.
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So try out these games on your Android is you are a fan of open world games. If you would like to contribute to the list, it’s easy to put in a comment in our discussion forum. See you there.