The Best Open World Games on PS Plus

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 Plus 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 PS Plus based on their Metacritic review score.

1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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

Metacritic Score93
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2007
ThemeFantasy

2. Fallout 3

Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters.

Metacritic Score90
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2008
ThemePost-apocalypse, Sci-fi

3. Monster Hunter: World

In Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles.

Metacritic Score90
Subscription PlanEssential, Extra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2018
ThemeFantasy

4. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition

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
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2017
ThemePost-apocalypse, Sci-fi

5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition

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 Score87
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
FormatDownload
Release Year2019
ThemeCrime, Superhero

6. Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman confronts the ultimate threat against the city he has been sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to congeal an imposing array of super villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn, to summarily destroy The Dark Knight.

MetaCritic Score87
Subscription PlanEssential, Extra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2015
ThemeCrime, Superhero

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
Subscription PlanEssential, Extra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2015
ThemePost-apocalypse, Sci-fi

8. Far Cry 4

You are Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. You quickly find yourself caught up in a rebellion to overthrow the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a figure known as much for his sense of style and charisma as for his cruelty and naked brutality.

MetaCritic Score85
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4
FormatDownload
Release Year2014

9. 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
Subscription PlanPremium
PlatformPlayStation 3
FormatStream
Release Year2009
ThemeSuperhero

10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

The latest adventure in the Spider-Man universe builds on and expands Marvel’s Spider-Man through an all-new story. Players experience the rise of Miles Morales as he masters new powers to become his own Spider-Man.

MetaCritic Score85
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
FormatDownload
Release Year2020
ThemeCrime, Superhero

11. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Bonus!)

Build your own Viking Legend. Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla.

MetaCritic Score84
Subscription PlanExtra, Premium
PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2020
ThemeFantasy, Historical

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