Best Open World Games for PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2015

Are you looking for some video games to play in 2015? Read this article to find out the top 5 action-adventure, open world games for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

2015 saw release of some very big AAA video games titles like GTA V for PC, fourth and final game of critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series and long awaited Mad Max game. Out of all the video games of 2015, below is a list of top 5 open-world games of this year. Here is the first one;

Mad Max

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Mad Max is an action adventure oriented video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Playstation 4. The game is set in an open world post-apocalyptic environment. In Mad Max, player takes the control of Max Rockatansky to fight against the enemies with the aid of "Magnum Opus" (Max's car). The game environment includes terrain, deserts, caves, wastelands etc. About 60% of the gameplay requires player to drive through the Magnum Opus. Player can even combat enemies while driving his car. As the game is set in the post-apocalyptic era, there is a shortage of ammo and other items with the exception of gas (fuel) for the vehicle as it is necessary to progress further in the game. Upon release, Mad Max met with positive reviews. Metacritic gave PC and Xbox One version of the game a score of 73 out of 100 and for the PS4 version, it was 70 out of 100. Many reviewers praised its unique story.

Grand Theft Auto 5

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Unarguably, GTA 5 is one of the best PC game of 2015. Developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, it is available for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Microsoft Windows and even for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. GTA 5 improves in various aspects than previous titles in the series. Some new features are; first-person perspective, online multiplayer gameplay, 3 main protagonist etc. PC version of GTA V has a tool called as Rockstar Editor to record and edit gameplay videos. Critical reception of the game was positive. Gaming publications IGN and Edge gave it the score of 10 out of 10. GTA 5 has won many awards and accolades including "Game of the Year" award from various critics. Due to its huge popularity, Rockstar later released an online multiplayer version of the game, which is more enjoyable than the offline version.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Witcher 3 is an action RPG video game set in an open world environment, developed and published by CD Projekt RED for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. It is the third game in the series of the same name and is the sequel of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Witcher 3 is a third-person game, played through the perspective of the main protagonist Geralt of Rivia. He battles the enemies with the help of his sword and magic. He can interact with the non-playable characters while completing the side missions along with the main mission to progress in the game. Player can travel on foot or on his horse.

The map of Witcher 3 is about 30 times larger than the previous games in the series and even bigger than the Skyrim. The game features advanced AI. The day/night cycle can influence the actions of enemies and their powers. There is one more playable character in the game named Ciri, who is an expert sword fighter from the Witcher novels.

Critical reception of the game is extremely positive. All versions of the game have got a score of 90+ from Metacritic. RPG elements and plot of the game was also praised by various critics.

Just Cause 3

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Just Cause 3 is an upcoming action-adventure open world game, set to be released on December 1, 2015 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. It is currently being developed by Avalanche Studios and will be published by Square Enix. It is the 3rd game in the video game series of the same name and is the direct sequel of the Just Cause 2.

The game is set in fictional island Medici where player assumes the role of Rico Rodriguez in third-person perspective. Similar to Just Cause 2, player can use parachute to fly and it even allows to shoot enemies while flying. Just Cause 3 includes various types of powerful weapons like guns, shotguns, rocket launchers etc. to defeat the enemies. Vehicles such as ships, planes, parachute, fighter jets and cars can be used in the game for the travelling purpose.

Batman: Arkham Knight

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Batman Arkham Knight is a superhero action adventure game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Playstation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows in June 2015. A port for Linux and Mac OS X is currently in development. It is the 4th instalment in Batman: Arkham video game series.
The game is set in an open world environment in the Gotham city and is played though the third-person perspective. Player controls the Batman to progress in the game through stealth combat.

For the first time in the series, Batman can use his car Batmobile to travel in the game. He can combat enemies by melee attacks or using advanced weapons and gadgets like grapnel gun, batarangs, line launchers detective and various others.

Upon its release, Batman Arkham Knight garnered positive reviews for the console versions. While the reviews for PC version were very critical due to the amount of bugs it had. PC version of the game was almost unplayable until the recent patch. Despite this, the game managed to sell well over 5 million units since its release.

So, these were some action adventure games for PC, PS 4 and Xbox One. Do comment your favourite game in the comment section below and share this article with your friends.

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