The Best Open World Games on PS Now

Do you love sandbox games where you are free to roam and complete objectives at your own pace? If you enjoy non-linear games with giant maps, PlayStation Now has got you covered, across a wide range of settings including the American wild west, epic high fantasy, and sci-fi post apocalypses. Here are the ten best open world games on PSNow based on their Metacritic review score.

1. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world also provides the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.

Metacritic Score97
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Online co-op
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload
Release Year2018
ThemeWestern

2. Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

Metacritic Score96
Game ModesSingle player
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2011
ThemeSuperhero

3. Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.

Metacritic Score95
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Online co-op
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2016
ThemeWestern

4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel’s capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin.

Metacritic Score93
Game ModesSingle player
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2007
ThemeFantasy, Historical

5. Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is an expansive world, with unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world – radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures.

Metacritic Score90
Game ModesSingle player
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2008
ThemePost-apocalypse, Sci-fi

6. Horizon Zero Dawn

As Horizon Zero Dawn’s main protagonist Aloy, a skilled hunter, explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on an emotional journey to unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.

Metacritic Score89
Game ModesSingle player
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2017
ThemePost-apocalypse, Sci-fi

7. Fallout 4

As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home. 

Metacritic Score87
Game ModesSingle player
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2015
ThemePost-apocalypse, Sci-fi

8. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

When former outlaw John Marston wakes up at his farmhouse, he finds a world gone insane: overnight, deranged hordes have overrun the towns and outposts of the American frontier. In a desperate attempt to save his family, Marston must traverse a world torn apart by chaos and disorder, using every skill he has to survive long enough to find a cure.

MetaCritic Score87
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Online co-op
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2010
ThemeWestern, Horror

9. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is a tale of a young boy named Oliver who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way, Oliver makes friends and adopts many of the incredible creatures that live in the world, raising them to battle other creatures with him as he takes on threatening enemies.

MetaCritic Score85
Game ModesSingle player
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2013
ThemeAnime, Fantasy

10. inFAMOUS

A massive explosion rips through six square blocks of Empire City, leveling everything and everyone in its path. At the center of the blast crater a lone man stands up miraculously unharmed… gifted with incredible powers.

MetaCritic Score85
No. of PlayersSingle player
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ThemeSuperhero

11. Yakuza 5 (Bonus!)

The legendary dragon returns to the criminal underworld of Yakuza. Kazuma Kiryu, once known as the Dragon of Dojima, was living a quiet life as a taxi driver in Hakata after severing all his ties with the underworld.  However, at the dawn of a bloody turf war, Kazuma is forced to accept his inescapable fate and returns to a life filled with crime and violence to protect his loved ones.

MetaCritic Score83
No. of PlayersSingle player
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2015
ThemeCrime

Don’t forget, you can always check out all PlayStation Now open world games at PSNowGuide (where you can filter them by review score, gameplay modes, and more).