Open world games that AREN'T fantasy

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#1 Posted by Essian (3440 posts) -

So far the only one I know of is Tomb Raider.  Are there any other open world games that aren't fantasy? 

#2 Posted by Jackc8 (8500 posts) -

The Saboteur I suppose.

#3 Posted by MonsieurX (30848 posts) -
Just Cause 2
#4 Posted by Essian (3440 posts) -
Just Cause 2MonsieurX
GTAIV and Saints Row as well too, now that I think about it
#5 Posted by KiriharaZro (20 posts) -
None, all games are fantasy.
#6 Posted by jcopp72 (5341 posts) -
depends on what you mean by fantasy? all games are fantasy so none I guess. If you think that Tomb Raider is the only one then you are well uninformed or we dont know what you want.
#7 Posted by Byshop (11885 posts) -

On PS3 specifically, Infamous 1 and 2 are obvious choices. Also any "GTA clone" like Saints Row (already mentioned) or Sleeping Dogs. All of the Assassin's Creed games, too, although there are sci-fi elements to that universe. I assume that by "fantasy" you mean orcs, swords, spells, and medieval elements.

-Byshop

#8 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

None, all games are fantasy.KiriharaZro

^ *WHAM*

#9 Posted by MethodManFTW (25851 posts) -
Far Cry 3.
#10 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72978 posts) -

So far the only one I know of is Tomb Raider.  Are there any other open world games that aren't fantasy? 

Essian
Tomb Raider is fantasy, Far Cry is more in the realism genre
#11 Posted by MrSelf-Destruct (13146 posts) -
I'd consider Saints Row 3 fantasy. In what other universe would you get away killing old ladies with a four foot purple dong while dressed like a fox?
#12 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10169 posts) -
Fallout 3 and NV. No fantasy there.
#13 Posted by MethodManFTW (25851 posts) -
Borderlands 2
#14 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
pretty much every open world game? Unless you mean something else with 'fantasy'
#15 Posted by MethodManFTW (25851 posts) -
Need 4 Speed Most Wanted, Burnout Paradise.
#16 Posted by The-Apostle (12190 posts) -
Wait... Tomb Raider is considered open world? What?
#17 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10169 posts) -
Wait... Tomb Raider is considered open world? What?The-Apostle
Can you fast travel...so I guess it is in a way.
#18 Posted by Byshop (11885 posts) -

[QUOTE="The-Apostle"]Wait... Tomb Raider is considered open world? What?ShadowsDemon
Can you fast travel...so I guess it is in a way.

Although the story progression is extremely linear, at certain points the game allows you to backtrack to previously visited areas in order to find all the tombs/collectables.

Oh, the Dead Island games are open world as well, but again assuming that "fantasy" = D&D-style games.

-Byshop

#19 Posted by sukraj (23209 posts) -

Tomb Raider

Far Cry 3

#20 Posted by firefox59 (4418 posts) -

Surprised no one has mentioned Mafia 2 yet. Also, I've never played them, but I'm pretty sure the Godfather games are open world as well.

#21 Posted by yokofox33 (30033 posts) -

Fallout 3 and NV. No fantasy there.ShadowsDemon

These are my answers.

#22 Posted by bezza2011 (2662 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"][QUOTE="The-Apostle"]Wait... Tomb Raider is considered open world? What?Byshop

Can you fast travel...so I guess it is in a way.

Although the story progression is extremely linear, at certain points the game allows you to backtrack to previously visited areas in order to find all the tombs/collectables.

Oh, the Dead Island games are open world as well, but again assuming that "fantasy" = D&D-style games.

-Byshop

I wouldn't even class the sections as really that open at all, more like a level than an open world map. so if the TC is classing tomb raider as open world i'm stuck lol

#23 Posted by Byshop (11885 posts) -

I wouldn't even class the sections as really that open at all, more like a level than an open world map. so if the TC is classing tomb raider as open world i'm stuck lol

bezza2011

I agree. TR isn't a particularly open world game. The other games mentioned in this thread are much better examples.

-Byshop

#24 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Surprised no one has mentioned Mafia 2 yet. Also, I've never played them, but I'm pretty sure the Godfather games are open world as well.

firefox59

"MAFIA II" is technically 'open-world', however, outside the story and finding Playboy magazine covers, there's nothing to do or accomplish aside from driving around... I love that game, don't get me wrong, but that's definitely not what TC is looking for. "Red-Dead", "Saint's Row I & II", "Just Cause 2", where there's actual reason to while away your time in the world, without it being Sword & Sorcery, is what the thread is all about...

#25 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -

[QUOTE="firefox59"]

Surprised no one has mentioned Mafia 2 yet. Also, I've never played them, but I'm pretty sure the Godfather games are open world as well.

MonkeySpot

"MAFIA II" is technically 'open-world', however, outside the story and finding Playboy magazine covers, there's nothing to do or accomplish aside from driving around... I love that game, don't get me wrong, but that's definitely not what TC is looking for.

You read my mind, Monkey! I was just about to post the same thing concerning Mafia II :cool:
#26 Posted by Zensword (3885 posts) -
Yakuza series.
#27 Posted by Blabadon (27168 posts) -
Sleeping Dogs. Arkham City.
#28 Posted by firefox59 (4418 posts) -

[QUOTE="firefox59"]

Surprised no one has mentioned Mafia 2 yet. Also, I've never played them, but I'm pretty sure the Godfather games are open world as well.

MonkeySpot

"MAFIA II" is technically 'open-world', however, outside the story and finding Playboy magazine covers, there's nothing to do or accomplish aside from driving around... I love that game, don't get me wrong, but that's definitely not what TC is looking for. "Red-Dead", "Saint's Row I & II", "Just Cause 2", where there's actual reason to while away your time in the world, without it being Sword & Sorcery, is what the thread is all about...

That's a fair response. I was just thinking that if Tomb Raider and some of these other games are being considered open world then Mafia 2 definitely is. And just like how GTA 3 was for me, I had quite a bit of fun going on rampages against the cops in Mafia 2 outside of the main plot-line. Also I would group the Saints Row games with the Crackdown and Prototype games as an extremely non-realistic and henceforth "fantasy" type game. That's how I interpreted OP's idea anyways.
#29 Posted by sukraj (23209 posts) -

Sleeping Dogs. Arkham City.Blabadon

no love for far cry 3 imo.

#30 Posted by jordonj (1069 posts) -
Blood Dragon!
#31 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

[QUOTE="firefox59"]

Surprised no one has mentioned Mafia 2 yet. Also, I've never played them, but I'm pretty sure the Godfather games are open world as well.

firefox59

"MAFIA II" is technically 'open-world', however, outside the story and finding Playboy magazine covers, there's nothing to do or accomplish aside from driving around... I love that game, don't get me wrong, but that's definitely not what TC is looking for. "Red-Dead", "Saint's Row I & II", "Just Cause 2", where there's actual reason to while away your time in the world, without it being Sword & Sorcery, is what the thread is all about...

That's a fair response. I was just thinking that if Tomb Raider and some of these other games are being considered open world then Mafia 2 definitely is. And just like how GTA 3 was for me, I had quite a bit of fun going on rampages against the cops in Mafia 2 outside of the main plot-line. Also I would group the Saints Row games with the Crackdown and Prototype games as an extremely non-realistic and henceforth "fantasy" type game. That's how I interpreted OP's idea anyways.

Finding the magazine covers is a lot of fun, in "MAFIA II" - Brings back memories for an old fart like me... And though there are unrealistic elements to "Saint's Row 2", like the dookie-cannon and stuff, it doesn't hit the unrealistic heights of say, the third game... So I place it more with GTA games than I do in Fantasy/SciFi... I think we agree, it's essentially "Crime Fantasy"... Potato, Po-Tah-to...

:D

SR2 is just FUN. So is "Just Cause 2". Any game where you can steal military aircraft and buzz under bridges is a great game!!! When I found that first airport, and I stole a commercial jet, I was in LOVE... Then, I found the propane-tank rocket-ride trick ("Hey, I wonder if I can hop a ride on these things with the grappling hook?" - WEEEEEE!!!!)... Man, I gotta knock the dust off that disc soon, it's been too long!

:lol:

#32 Posted by robokill (1064 posts) -

Sleeping dogs, assassins creed games (although they kinda suck). Just Cause 2 is boring and repetitive, perfect example of quantity over quality

#33 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

Well, every game is technically fantasy...

Fallout 3/New Vegas, Red Dead Redemption, The Saboteur, Dead Island, GTA, Just Cause...there are many.

#34 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1127 posts) -

I've just started Red Faction Guerilla......great fun.Its a bit like GTA on Mars.

#35 Posted by lilnazar (1614 posts) -

I don't know if people know this game. But Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon is pretty fun.

#36 Posted by Pffrbt (6588 posts) -

So far the only one I know of is Tomb Raider.

Essian

Tomb Raider isn't open world.

#37 Posted by lilnazar (1614 posts) -

Also people seem to forget the GTA series.

#38 Posted by firefox59 (4418 posts) -

[QUOTE="firefox59"]

That's a fair response. I was just thinking that if Tomb Raider and some of these other games are being considered open world then Mafia 2 definitely is. And just like how GTA 3 was for me, I had quite a bit of fun going on rampages against the cops in Mafia 2 outside of the main plot-line. Also I would group the Saints Row games with the Crackdown and Prototype games as an extremely non-realistic and henceforth "fantasy" type game. That's how I interpreted OP's idea anyways.MonkeySpot

Finding the magazine covers is a lot of fun, in "MAFIA II" - Brings back memories for an old fart like me... And though there are unrealistic elements to "Saint's Row 2", like the dookie-cannon and stuff, it doesn't hit the unrealistic heights of say, the third game... So I place it more with GTA games than I do in Fantasy/SciFi... I think we agree, it's essentially "Crime Fantasy"... Potato, Po-Tah-to...

:D

SR2 is just FUN. So is "Just Cause 2". Any game where you can steal military aircraft and buzz under bridges is a great game!!! When I found that first airport, and I stole a commercial jet, I was in LOVE... Then, I found the propane-tank rocket-ride trick ("Hey, I wonder if I can hop a ride on these things with the grappling hook?" - WEEEEEE!!!!)... Man, I gotta knock the dust off that disc soon, it's been too long!

:lol:

I didn't even see that you were talking about the first two Saints Row games lol (never even played em). I guess I just assumed 3 cause it's the only one I've played.
#39 Posted by sukraj (23209 posts) -

[QUOTE="Essian"]

So far the only one I know of is Tomb Raider.

Pffrbt

Tomb Raider isn't open world.

semi open world

#40 Posted by Pffrbt (6588 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pffrbt"]

[QUOTE="Essian"]

So far the only one I know of is Tomb Raider.

sukraj

Tomb Raider isn't open world.

 

semi open world

No not really.

#41 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

[QUOTE="firefox59"]

That's a fair response. I was just thinking that if Tomb Raider and some of these other games are being considered open world then Mafia 2 definitely is. And just like how GTA 3 was for me, I had quite a bit of fun going on rampages against the cops in Mafia 2 outside of the main plot-line. Also I would group the Saints Row games with the Crackdown and Prototype games as an extremely non-realistic and henceforth "fantasy" type game. That's how I interpreted OP's idea anyways.firefox59

Finding the magazine covers is a lot of fun, in "MAFIA II" - Brings back memories for an old fart like me... And though there are unrealistic elements to "Saint's Row 2", like the dookie-cannon and stuff, it doesn't hit the unrealistic heights of say, the third game... So I place it more with GTA games than I do in Fantasy/SciFi... I think we agree, it's essentially "Crime Fantasy"... Potato, Po-Tah-to...

:D

SR2 is just FUN. So is "Just Cause 2". Any game where you can steal military aircraft and buzz under bridges is a great game!!! When I found that first airport, and I stole a commercial jet, I was in LOVE... Then, I found the propane-tank rocket-ride trick ("Hey, I wonder if I can hop a ride on these things with the grappling hook?" - WEEEEEE!!!!)... Man, I gotta knock the dust off that disc soon, it's been too long!

:lol:

I didn't even see that you were talking about the first two Saints Row games lol (never even played em). I guess I just assumed 3 cause it's the only one I've played.

We-Cool.

If you haven't played the 2nd game and you do like GTA/Crime games, I definitely suggest it... And you could pick it up for almost free, now, I'm certain.

:)

#42 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
SR2>SR1>SR3
#43 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

SR2>SR1>SR3Kravyn81

Haven't played SR3 yet, but my knee-jerk reaction is to agree with your assessment... It looks too... Too... What's the word? "Silly". I know that sounds dumb when discussing the series, because it's not rooted in reality ala GTAIV, where they went to the heavily "real" side... But I dunno. It's like they took the wackiness of the second game a step too far (for my tastes, I respect folks who liked it).

;)

I'm an SR2 fan. Never in a million years thought I would like it (historically a GTA player), but when I got into it I was all about it and never want to play GTA again for that sort of experience.

#44 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kravyn81"]SR2>SR1>SR3MonkeySpot

Haven't played SR3 yet, but my knee-jerk reaction is to agree with your assessment... It looks too... Too... What's the word? "Silly". I know that sounds dumb when discussing the series, because it's not rooted in reality ala GTAIV, where they went to the heavily "real" side... But I dunno. It's like they took the wackiness of the second game a step too far (for my tastes, I respect folks who liked it).

;)

I'm an SR2 fan. Never in a million years thought I would like it (historically a GTA player), but when I got into it I was all about it and never want to play GTA again for that sort of experience.

Actually, describing it as "silly" isn't too far off, really. The game definitely is the poster child for quantity over quality, and in my humble user review I wrote for the site here I described it as all flash and no substance. It's just so over-the-top compared to the first two that it's hard to believe it's even related to the first two at all since they were more "serious" with the whole gang rising up from the streets archetype. It is a "silly" game when you look back even at its own roots and not even have to worry about GTA at all.

Meh. I'd highly recommend renting it if you're that curious because once I got the platinum for it I had this overwhelming feeling to never want to play it again! ;)