14. Superman Returns
Superman returns is a video game that is loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game is an open world game that puts you in the boots of the Man of Steel.
What is astounding is that a game of the superhero category has a world that expands to about 80 square kilometers, with fully destructible environments that force you to tame and master Superman’s super-powers.
13. World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft, since its inception, was a game that was set on being the largest. It had started out with two giant continents and since then has gone forth to include 3 more continents and another world!
All of this combined adds to about 80.1 square miles of role playing mayhem. Even today, this game is being played by millions of people all around the globe, the reason for the huge game world in the first place.
12. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is a first person tactics based military video game that features a large expansive and living world. Not only is the game approximately 135 square miles in size, it also features a day and night cycle as well as different weather patterns.
This game was created so as to give a feel of how modern infantry units operate and many gamers felt that it accomplished its goal very well.
11. Star War Galaxies
A game of epic proportions, Star War Galaxies was initially launched with 10 planets. Each of those ten planets was approximately 200 square miles in area, but disjointed.
Later on, a further two planets were added with the expansion packs, which made the game even larger. Not only that, there were also a total of twelve spaces which were equal to 3400 cubic meters each, making for one, giant galaxy.
10. Burnout Paradise
Burnout Paradise was the very first open world, sandbox styled title in the racing genre and boasted an area that was as large as Star War Galaxies. The game took place in the fictional city named Paradise City where race events took place by simply parking your vehicle besides any traffic signal.
The game world was intelligently designed and divided into several districts, with each having its own twists and turns so as to ensure the whole world was fit for racing.
9. True Crime: Streets of LA
True Crime developers took heavy influences from Grand Theft Auto series and expanded them carefully to create a huge open world that spanned roughly 240 square miles.
This game allowed you to play from a cop’s point of view to explore a render of the famous Los Angeles, complete with Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. This gave a sense of realism to players that was hard to match.
8. Just Cause 2
Just cause 2 was a highly successful open world action game that came out in 2010. Part of the game’s success was its innovative and expansive features and part of the game’s success was its huge, 400 square mile game world, complete with flyovers, highways, gigantic peaks and everything that made the game stand out.
7. Asheron’s Call
Asheron’s call is a MMO whose developers always knew it had to make room for a lot of people. That is why they went out of their way to create the continent of Dereth, a land that has the size of roughly 500 square miles.
Using a special cluster system, the world was created in such a way that there was absolutely no loading time while travelling from one part of the world to another.