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Mr Right Wing

Best Sandbox/Open World of all TIme

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Lets here about your top 5 lists people -

1. GTA V

2. Fallout 3

3. X3 Terran Conflict

4. Minecraft (Sad I know lol)

5. Black and White 2

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Batman: Arkham City.

Easily one of the best games I've played.

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Lets here about your top 5 lists people -

1. GTA V

2. Fallout 3

3. X3 Terran Conflict

4. Minecraft (Sad I know lol)

5. Black and White 2

good choices. never tried minecraft, not my kind of game even though the child in me screams to play it lol.

1.New Vegas

2.Borderlands

3.Red Dead Redemption

4.Morrowind

5.Arkham City

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good choices. never tried minecraft, not my kind of game even though the child in me screams to play it lol.

1.New Vegas

2.Borderlands

3.Red Dead Redemption

4.Morrowind

5.Arkham City

I've never actually thought about Batman as being open world.

SP minecraft is free.

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1.Borderlands

2.Dark Souls (if you count this?)

3.GTA San Andreas

4.Fallout 3

5.Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

GTA V will probably make the list, when it's released.

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1.Borderlands

2.Dark Souls (if you count this?)

3.GTA San Andreas

4.Fallout 3

5.Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

GTA V will probably make the list, when it's released.

http://www.gtav.net/map/

Got the GTA V game map. Its about 200km x 120km. Thats nuts.

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1. GTA San Andreas

2. Minecraft (ITS NOT SAD!!!! lol)

3. Crackdown (2nd one was alirght but a little dissapointing)

4. Saints Row 2

5. Saints Row: The Third

Dead Island is a decent sandbox for zombie fans. Would love someone to make a better one though, like a GTA style zombie game.

I'm not sure if I would class Terraria as a sanbox game but it's a good fun 2d verison of Minecraft. (played it for hours)

Borderland is good as well, but I based my top 5 on game time. it would be close to Saints Row: The Third though.

http://www.gtav.net/map/

Got the GTA V game map. Its about 200km x 120km. Thats nuts.

That is a huge step up fromt he last one. Really happy about that.

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Edit: Top 5 6? In no particular order:

Skyrim

Fallout 3

Destroy All Humans

Minecraft

GTA San Andreas

MX Unleashed

I'm looking forward to GTA V slightly, but if it has a lot to make up after the disappointment that was IV. Sure, it got good reviews (probably reviewer pay-offs), but it just wasn't that good compared to the previous installments.

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Edit: Top 5 6? In no particular order:

Skyrim

Fallout 3

Destroy All Humans

Minecraft

GTA San Andreas

MX Unleashed

I'm looking forward to GTA V slightly, but if it has a lot to make up after the disappointment that was IV. Sure, it got good reviews (probably reviewer pay-offs), but it just wasn't that good compared to the previous installments.

Do you mean GTA IV looked good but it was all city?

I missed San Andreas for its country towns, villages, deserts, mountains, aeroplanes, etc.

Another Minecraft saddo just like me lol

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Do you mean GTA IV looked good but it was all city?

I missed San Andreas for its country towns, villages, deserts, mountains, aeroplanes, etc.

Another Minecraft saddo just like me lol

GTA IV was so small, hardly any helicopter and no planes. Compared to Saints Row 2 and The Third it was pretty bad. The misisons where good though, but as a sandbox after they where done, it wasn't up to much in my opinion.

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I mean the lack of diversity as far as scenery and vehicles. GTA San Andreas had hovercraft, bicycles, atvs, and even tractors. The lack of good cheats, too. I couldn't have been the only one who missed flying cars.

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I mean the lack of diversity as far as scenery and vehicles. GTA San Andreas had hovercraft, bicycles, atvs, and even tractors. The lack of good cheats, too. I couldn't have been the only one who missed flying cars.

Flying cars cheat + Boat cars cheat = So much fun. :tu:

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second life *rolls eyes*

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Morrowind? Arcanum ?

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What about Far Cry 3? The difference between its gameplay and the gameplay of the first two installments are like night and day.

Maybe because FC3 is relatively fresh but IMO Skyrim has nothing, absolutely nothing on FC3!

I beat Skyrim twice and quickly grew bored with it afterwards that I traded it away.

I beat Borderlands twice and it was okay. I am currently working on the sequel which is an improvement in every regard. The Borderlands games have a charm all their own though not my favorite sandbox game I find that I put alot of hours into them until I am exhaustedly near burnout (and desire to trade them away), put it down for a couple hours before I must absolutely get back into it for several more hours. I am not sure Borderlands is really a sandbox game as the areas actually are limited with limited exploration. When you get right down to it, Skyrim is much the same though I believe the areas are larger in the latter. Anyways back to Borderlands as one reviewer described it, it is quite frankly "gun porn" as one of the main themes to progress further into the game consists of buying and selling guns for bigger and better and badder guns.

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In no particular order.

Morrowind

Red Dead Redemption

Fable 1 (at the time of it's release, it was amazing)

Sleeping Dogs

Assassins Creed 3

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Morrowind - the graphics are dated now, but the world was just absolutely immersive. Much more so than Oblivion and Skyrim (which I also rate highly, just not as good - graphics on these games are gorgeous, though).

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EVE online. Steep learning curve but Sandbox 100%

RIFT was a great sandbox MMO but has lost some of its luster. Great graphics and lots to do open world style but you have to teamplay to access the endgame and they left lots of good content behind when they came out with expansion. So EVE gets my vote as best sandbox game Evar !!

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No particular order.

Skyrim

GTA: San Andreas

Fallout 3 / New Vegas

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Skyrim

GTA: San Andreas

Fallout 3 / New Vegas

Im not picking on your choices just posted as easy examples...

I see those as open world games...But sandbox in my experience is reserved for the MMO genre at this time. I could be wrong and have played Skyrim and thought it a wonderful open world game but it did not have the sandbox...Sandbox to me means you can build and destroy empires and have a fluid ever changing environment that can only be found in a few games.

I see no other EVE players here so I guess my perspective of sandbox may be skewed as they advertise on it as a sandbox game.

So I guess Im asking is there a difference between open world and sandbox and what are others thoughts ? Anyone up for the challenge.

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EVE online. Steep learning curve but Sandbox 100%

RIFT was a great sandbox MMO but has lost some of its luster. Great graphics and lots to do open world style but you have to teamplay to access the endgame and they left lots of good content behind when they came out with expansion. So EVE gets my vote as best sandbox game Evar !!

oh yes, EVE is amazing. Once I have a steady income I plan to get back into it. It's such a hard game to get into seems all these guys have been playing it for years are are extremely well off lol.

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oh yes, EVE is amazing.

30-50k 23/7 on a single server mmo thats ten years old; somebodies doing something right. But yeah I think there future development is gearing towards making it more accessible. They were the first to get 500vs500 spacefights stable on a server. I remember the days of 1fps as being good....ahh the good ole days.

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30-50k 23/7 on a single server mmo thats ten years old; somebodies doing something right. But yeah I think there future development is gearing towards making it more accessible. They were the first to get 500vs500 spacefights stable on a server. I remember the days of 1fps as being good....ahh the good ole days.

I love how everything happens in game, it's like a real functioning world you can immerse yourself into.

If you have the time to do so of course lol.

And you can be whatever you want, cargo runner, courier, miner, battleship captain.

You name it, EVE online will only continue to grow.

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But sandbox in my experience is reserved for the MMO genre at this time. I could be wrong

Being someone that does not have access to Multiplayer Online Services, I find this a very limited definition of the "sandbox". It's games like GTA: San Andreas, Fable, or Elder Scrolls that actually allow us non-Cable Internet folk to play Single Player RPG's and therefore play in our own "sandbox". Maybe the internet has a different definition, but I can't separate them.

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GTA V is going to definitely be number one in terms of sandboxy games! I do in fact like the newly invented word,rather fun to say

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