We may take it for granted today, but the last two generations have seen open worlds evolve from a lofty dream to a thing of beauty. With games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Watch Dogs on the near horizon, pushing the boundaries on what we expect from open worlds, we look back at ten of the best environments to play and explore in.
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Great Britain: home of ASBOs, Mr. Blobby and knife crime. It’s also the birthplace of the ZX Spectrum, the open-world game, and questionably large-chested treasure hunters. There is little question that Britain has firmly established itself as one of the leading creative and influential voices in the videogames industry today. Here, for your pleasure, are the top ten games ever produced in the UK.
Silent protagonists often make for the more interesting characters to embody in gaming. Perhaps it’s because we inherently apply our own personalities into these virtual avatars making for more relatable figures, or maybe it’s just because their tacit interactions just appear so darned cool. games™ counts down the best of gaming’s quiet bunch.
With Modern Warfare 2’s record-breaking launch at the end of last year and Wii Sports smashing sales barriers the world over, the industry would appear to be in rude health. But as consumers continue to count their pennies while the economy staggers to its feet, are publishers losing out by going for blockbuster or budget every time? games™ analyses whether there’s wealth to be found in the space in between.
Red Dead Redemption sees gaming’s sharpest satirists of American culture revisit the quintessential American genre. We sit down with Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser to discuss the chaos of the frontier, and life outside of Liberty City.