Playing open-world video games is great fun and often allows the players to take control of their own character, to tell their own story, in the way they see it fit. Usually, the gamers will still need to somehow stick to the main quest in order to progress through major milestones of the game but sometimes, like in Skyrim, for instance, the character can progress freely based on experience points earned.
In the featured video below from Cussan, you can watch where it all began in the first open-world games such as Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness, Elite, Mercenary, The Legend of Zelda, Sid Meier’s Pirates, and many others all leading up to modern titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and the upcoming Death Stranding. Not only the graphics have changed but games got a lot more complex and yet are still great fun to play. Which is your favorite?
YouTube: Evolution of Open World Games 1981-2019
Photo credit: The feature image is owned by Konami.
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