50 Best Open-ended games


The best 50 Open-ended games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Open-ended games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Levels: Addictive Puzzle Game released the 13 July 2017

2# Kenshi - 2013


Early Access

A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Research new equipment and craft new gear.

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4# Sid Meier's Pirates! - 2012


Sail the Caribbean, marauding all on the high seas or ally your ship and crew as a privateer in search of riches - the life you choose is up to you. Face dogged enemies, raid unsuspecting villages, woo fair maidens, avoid capture or dig for buried treasure. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!

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5# The Escapists - 2015


Read to increase your skills or spend your time crafting items into homemade weapons and tools. Keep a low profile or go out all guns blazing, as long as you escape in the end, thats all that matters The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian.

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6# The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition - 2016


Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.

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7# Bejeweled Stars - 2016


Experience endless fun and unique challenges every day in a beautiful world filled with surprises, explosions, and playful puzzles. Combine sparkling gems to earn rewards, create boosts when you need them most, uncover collectible emojis to express yourself, and even control the game board itself as you play. Each level has its own leaderboard, making it easy to track progress in the game, compete with friends, and show off your powerful skills.

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8# Dogos - 2016


DOGOS innovates the classic shmup gameplay incorporating 3D graphics, dynamic camera, and the ability to move through scenarios as if it were an open world. If you like fast-paced, thrilling videogames, then DOGOS is just for you.

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9# AlphaBetty Saga - 2015


Join Professor Alpha, Betty and their loyal friend Barney as they embark on an epic quest to collect new words and complete the Encyclopedia of Everything! AlphaBetty Saga is completely free to play, but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment. Bright and colorful graphics that will transport you to the far reaches of the mouse world Three intrepid explorers on an epic journey Powerful boosters to help you crack challenging levels Unlock boosters and unique characters with special abilities to help you along the way Easy and fun to play, challenging to master Over 100 cheesetastic levels of letter-linking fun!

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10# Toca Kitchen - 2017


Toca Kitchen lets you cook and play with food for four hungry characters. As with all Toca Boca toys, there are no high scores, time limits or stressful music. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids.

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11# TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 - 2017


Early Access

STREWTH! It's time to go back Down Under with this fully remastered version of TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue. Rang, bite, smash and glide your way around the Australian Outback and stop the evil machinations of the diabolical BOSS CASS in this open world adventure.

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12# Splitter Critters - 2017


Split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship. Explore colorful planets full of danger, challenging puzzles, and innovative mechanics that will make you think in new ways. The immersive soundscapes of each world, best experienced with headphones, set the tone for your journey.

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14# Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue - 2017


The tiger returns to take back the Outback in Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2. The evil Boss Cass has broken out of Currawong Jail and has hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. Now it's up to Ty, the boomerang-wielding hero, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop him. As Ty, you can explore an expansive open environment on foot or in a vehicle. You'll also have access to more boomerangs and mech units, each with special powers and abilities.

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15# Gardenscapes - 2016


Create the perfect garden! Comb the rooms of a gorgeous mansion for hidden items and restore a once stunning garden to its former glory in Gardenscapes! Choose from tons of garden items and accessories to customize the garden to your taste. Become part of the city’s community and partake in the competitive “Best Garden” contest. Become an outdoor décor pro in this cutting-hedge, Hidden Object game!

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16# Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse - 2017


Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse is the third video game from Ascaron in their Patrician series. The series was originally released in German, as Patrizier and Patrizier 2. Goods of varying types are produced in the towns, and may be sold in other towns on the game map which do not produce them. You can also turn to the dark side, engage in piracy, smuggle goods, and even attack towns, among other things, for cash and goods.

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17# Hitman: Sniper - 2015


Prepare for non-stop action in a true test of your accuracy and speed of execution. Eliminate targets, collect weapon parts and complete blueprints to unlock the most powerful rifles. Boost your score and climb up the ranks to become the world's finest silent assassin.

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18# Voyageur - 2017


Assemble a crew of misfits to travel with you on your one-way trip to sail on seas of liquid methane, descend into the clouds of heavy-atmosphere worlds, and unveil the secrets of the alien life that created the Device. Voyageur's world is full of diverse cultures and societies, inspired by contemporary science fiction authors such as Iain Banks, NK Jemisin, Ann Leckie, and Cixin Liu.

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19# Dr. Panda School - 2016


Create and tell your very own stories through exploring and roleplaying with the school, students and any objects you discover along the way! Make clay sculptures in the art class, grow your own crops in the playground, take care of Hambo the hamster or teach math in the classroom - there are tons of ways to play! If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or contact us on Facebook (facebook.com/drpandagames) or Twitter (twitter.com/drpandagames) or Instagram (instagram.com/drpandagames).

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20# Pokaboo - 2015

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As the ghost, you will work in increasingly challenging layouts to combine matching colors into abstract shapes from all around the board. Starting simple, Pokaboo becomes more complex as the game introduces more colors and more complicated schemes to solve. With colorfully eerie artwork and a myriad of minimal, ghostly tunes, Pokaboo's meditative and challenging gameplay will haunt your imagination.

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21# Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore - 2016


Dodge in-coming missiles with perfectly timed barrel rolls and dash through the ramifications of giant space stations. A universe in your pocket: Play the 3rd installment of the pioneering GOF saga Give em hell: Fight your way through the intergalactic gang hierarchies A stunning game world: Enter rich orbits and unlock new areas Gear up: Fly spectacular ships and mount powerful weapons A connected experience: Hire your friends ships as wingmen While the initial download of Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore is free, you can make in-app purchases to advance and increase your experience.

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23# Elite Dangerous: Horizons - 2016


Scanning airless planets and moons brings new gameplay as players detect signals, crashed ships, mineral deposits, outposts and fortresses. Alone or with friends players will explore, mine and engage hostile forces as they attempt to infiltrate strongholds guarding valuable rewards. Players will explore new worlds, coasting over mountaintops, diving into canyons, landing on the surface and rolling out onto the surface in your SRV, all without loading times or breaks in gameplay.Elite Dangerous: Horizons will continue to introduce new features and gameplay as the season continues into 2016, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play.

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24# TypeShift - 2017


"Addictive and edifying, like popping a special kind of bubble wrap that expands your vocabulary. Purchasing any puzzle pack removes ads, and unlocks themes & detailed statistics. Typeshift continues my quest to re-imagine classic newspaper games in the digital era.

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