The best open world games on PS4 and PS5

From sprawling cities to vast, untamed wildernesses, lose yourself in the most immersive and immense open world games on PlayStation consoles. 

Inner-city open worlds

Urban sprawl

Crime-ridden backstreets, bustling freeways and glittering skyscrapers - lose yourself in massive inner-city open worlds.

In the latest adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home while following in the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, as a new Spider-Man.

But when a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, the aspiring hero realizes that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. To save all of Marvel’s New York, Miles must take up the mantle of Spider-Man and own it. 

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Cyberpunk 2077

Explore the labyrinthine world of Night City - a bustling futuristic metropolis where human modification, corporatism and factional violence drive the everyday lives of millions.

Travel between high-rise districts and low-life slums as you carve out your own legend in Night City. Side with corporates or run with criminal gangs, modifying your body to meet the needs of your next brief, to become one of the city's biggest players.

Grand Theft Auto V

Experience the interwoven stories of Franklin, Michael and Trevor in the sprawling open world of Los Santos and Blaine County.

When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber, and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government, and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody — least of all each other.

Dying Light 2

Explore The City, one of the largest remaining civilized human communities in a world where humanity has been overrun by a virus that turns its hosts into crazed monsters. 

Explore seven distinct districts of the city, meeting with warring rival factions, each bent on the others' destruction. Salvage the tools and the weapons you'll need to survive and reshape the city as you decide who to back in the intensifying scramble for power.

Historic open worlds

Step back in time

From the feudal lands of ancient Japan to the sun-drenched seas of classical Greece, explore some of history's most famed locations.

Uncover the hidden wonders of the island of Tsushima in an open-world action-adventure set in 13th-century Japan.

As Jin Sakai, a troubled samurai torn between honour and desperation, wage an unconventional war for the freedom of your homeland. Challenge opponents with your katana, master the bow to eliminate distant threats, develop stealth tactics to ambush enemies and explore a new story on Iki Island.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Explore a colourful and stylized reimaging of ancient Greece as you take on the role of a young demigod on a quest for the Gods of Olympus themselves.

Scale mighty peaks, soar across valleys and do battle with man, beast and more, as you look for a way to right the chaos unleashed on the land. Wield the power of the gods themselves, solving ancient riddles to unlock more powerful weapons and armour to aid you on your journey.

Mafia: Definitive Edition

Drink in the high-stakes drama of Prohibition-era Illinois as you explore the sights, sounds and rumbling political turmoil of the city of Lost Heaven. 

Take on the role of ambitious cab driver Tommy Angelo, a hard-working, law-abiding citizen pulled into the dangerous world of the Salieri crime family. As the stakes mount and the jobs become riskier, Tommy must choose between the big-money payouts and his own conscience. 

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Explore an immense recreation of ancient Greece, from the island of Kephalonia, right across the country's mainland and stretching out across the Aegean Sea. 

Featuring breath-taking scale, rolling oceans and dozens of islands to explore, set forth on a journey of revenge and self-discovery as you take on the role of either Kassandra or Alexios and set out to discover what became of your parents.

Fantasy open worlds

Beyond belief

Magic and sorcery, elves and dragons - embark on a journey of wonder into some of gaming's most imaginative open worlds.

Set off on the ultimate adventure into the Wizarding World as you enrol as a new student at the iconic Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Explore the world made famous by the Harry Potter franchise, from the common rooms of Hogwarts four distinct houses to individual classrooms, the streets of Hogsmeade and beyond. Master dozens of spells, spend time with your classmates and discover the dark secrets of a goblin uprising.

Elden Ring

Take up the role of a Tarnished, a lone wanderer awakened from slumber, and set out into the untamed world of The Lands Between.

From veteran Dark Souls developer From Software, Elden Ring transposes its critically acclaimed action-RPG formula into an impressive open-world setting. Filled with colossal beasts, hidden caves, grand palaces and crumbling ruins, the world of Elden Ring begs to be explored and conquered.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Revisit one of the most influential open-world games of all time, Bethesda's legendary fifth episode of The Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim.

After narrowly surviving execution and a dragon attack, take on the role of the Dragonborn and head out into the land of the Nords. Travel the world, from Dragonsreach to Solitude, Markarth to Winterhold, honing your chosen skill set, amassing abilities, weapons and allies as you unlock the true power of the Dragonborn.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Take on the role of Witcher Geralt and explore a war-torn open world teeming with monsters (both human and beast), festering political intrigues and colourful locals.

As a monster-hunter-for-hire, explore the harsh wilderness of Velen and Skellige in search of your missing ward Siri. Whilst on her trail, take on jobs from locals to keep you afloat and barter with shopkeepers, smithies and armorers to make sure you're ready for whatever creatures lie in wait.

Sci-fi open worlds

Bold frontiers

Survive the apocalypse, travel to the distant future, or explore the far reaches of space in open worlds that stretch the bounds of reality.

Explore a unique vision of far-future North America, where iconic locations lie ruined and reclaimed by nature and colossal mechanical beasts stalk the land. 

Follow Aloy of the Nora, the saviour of Meridian, as her journey continues into America's 'Forbidden West' - a dangerous new stretch of the former United States, where warring tribes vie for territory and a mysterious plague cripples the land and its people.

Death Stranding Director's Cut

Come face to face with a bold vision of mankind’s future in a one-of-a-kind open-world adventure from legendary game creator, Hideo Kojima. 

Take on the role of Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus) and explore a harsh and desolate landscape created by a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding. Filled with steep cliffs, roaring rivers and supernatural entities known as BTs, discover the world’s last isolated human outposts through precious cargo deliveries and search for a way to reconnect humanity. 

Fallout 4

Set out from Vault 111 and search for your missing son amid the ravaged, irradiated remains of the US Northeast.

Emerge from an experimental nuclear bunker created by Vault-Tec Industries and explore the crumbling ruins of Boston, Massachusets. Join with companions and venture into the dangerous wastes, allying yourselves with competing factions, taking on work for hire or helping to build your own community. 

No Man's Sky

From a deserted crash site on a distant planet, set out into an entire universe teeming with millions of stars and billions of planets - a procedurally generated universe of near-limitless possibility. 

Explore entire galaxies; meet with alien travellers; catalogue, feed and tame alien creatures across thousands of planets; upgrade your suit and weapons; buy ships, freighters or even entire fleets, and team up with friends online to take on daring missions into uncharted space. 

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