There are several categories when it comes to gaming and one of the most popular categories in the world of gaming is open-world games. Unlike most other games, in the case of open-world games, you can travel to any part of the gaming world at any point in time which makes open-world games more fun and exciting compared to other games, where the sole intention is to complete the missions and progress. In open-world games, as well you will have to complete missions to get 100% completion but you have enough time in hand to accomplish the missions and enjoy the true charm of the game at the same time.
Open-world games are available for almost all the platforms and Android isn’t an exception to that as well. Like most other categories of games that are available for Android, you can also find a handful of open-world games that you can download on your Android handset and start enjoying. There are also a few popular open-world titles that are available for Android as well as the PC platform, and for many other console platforms. So, today I will talk about the top open-world games, both old and new that you can download on your Android handset and start playing right away. I will try to keep the list of games filled with free titles, but there can also be some paid games that you can download, and the experience of playing the paid games will likely be much better than that of most free ad-supported games.
So, without any further delay, let’s get started with the top 5 open-world games that you can download on your Android handset to enjoy playing them.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
The list will be incomplete if I don’t keep Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, aka. GTA San Andreas in the list of top open-world games for Android. If you have played this game in your childhood, you can cherish those wonderful memories of playing the game of GTA San Andreas with the Android game.
Available at around Rs. 180 or $2.3 on the Google Play Store, this game is worth purchasing if you are fond of playing open-world games, and is also a real GTA fan at the same time. This game is quite old, but you can still enjoy this game with far better graphics on your new Android handset and experience will be no way less than as it was when you played this game on your console or PC.
You can get all those old storyline missions and also the side missions in the GTA San Andreas game available for Android. You can also fight with the opponent gangs to be the top Gangster in the City. After you purchase a game from the Google Play Store, you can also get two online game-saving slots with the help of which you can pick the game up from any device signed in with the same Rockstar Games ID. Otherwise, the game can be played completely offline and this can be your best mate if you want to spend some quality time without going online.
Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime
Next up in the list is Gangstar Vegas: World of crime, which is yet another great open-world game, where you can find the complete independence of travelling in one of the biggest map available within the game, backed by amazing graphics and that is quite expected, as it is a game developed by the major game developer Gameloft. The city of Vegas does not need an introduction and in Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime, your intention is to become the top Gangster and enjoy the true thrill of being a criminal in the virtual world.
From stealing vehicles to shooting your opponents and other people with an assortment of weapons, Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime has everything that you will ever need from an open-world game that deals with Mafia and gangsters. Even though it is meant for mobile devices the landscapes are really outstanding and the controls are also quite intuitive and mobile-friendly, which makes this game worth trying out if you are a fan of playing open-world games. The game has every single element of an exciting open-world game, which eventually makes the gameplay more fun.
Six-Guns: Gang Showdown
Six-Guns by Gameloft is an old title available on the Google Play Store for Android which presents the open-world scenario in a different way rather than most other open-world games, that features modernity.
The game of Six-Guns: Gang Showdown features a third-person shooting adventure and has a wonderful storyline and you will have to explore wild demography to kill other bandits or others who come on the way. The game comes with some wonderful weapons and presently there is also a multiplayer mode which can be equally thrilling.
You will have to travel through some breathtaking sceneries in Arizona and the complete game is filled with exciting events and challenges which will make you more addicted to the game to explore something new every single time you open it. The game is actually based on the past world where you will have to travel on horseback to fight robbers and different types of enemies that come with some antique weapons which make the game it different from most other open-world games and can be rather hard to have control over, which eventually makes a game more and more exciting. Just try out Six-Guns: Gang Showdown and you will never be disappointed being an open-world game fan.
If you love to keep yourself informed about technology, Minecraft is the game that you have definitely heard of and it is one of the best and simple open-world games that you can try. Unlike most other open-world games, where you have to complete missions to progress and move forward, Minecraft is completely from a different universe.
Minecraft is all about building something new and taking your creativity to a whole new level with square blocks. Don’t find it interesting! Just try the game once. Minecraft is just like a white canvas, where you can draw anything you want and you can build everything from a small city to a country if you have enough time to master the game of Minecraft.
You can thus, consider this game to be an educational tool for your kids, at the same time. Just build everything from small huts to big skyscrapers in the game of Minecraft. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to playing Minecraft. Minecraft is a paid game available on Android, and you can get it at rupees 480 or $6.5 You can also enjoy the game of Minecraft on your computer but, if you want to play the game while you are on the go, the mobile version is the best that you can go for.
Payback 2: The Battle Sandbox
The final one in the list is Payback 2: The Battle Sandbox which is an RPG game even after featuring the open one atmosphere, which is present in most other games. Unlike most other open-world games, Payback 2: The Battle Sandbox too is a multiplayer game, where you can also build your own team to fight the opponents, which makes it both open-world and action game at the same time. You can tackle the enemies within the game in a number of ways, which include some regular weapons and you can also be a part of gang battles where you can have your own particular strategy to win, which makes the game a versatile one.
Talking about the features of the game, there are multiple game modes and you can choose the best one as per when you are playing the game. There are also a number of hourly, weekly and daily challenges where you can show off your fighting skills. In the custom mode which is one of the most preferred modes in the Payback 2: The Battle Sandbox game, you can play in any of the different cities available with the game and choose from the plethora of weapons available, and numerous vehicle models to fight your opponents exactly the way you want.
If you go search for open-world games on the Google Play Store, you will be flooded with a number of results, however, most of them, if not all is crap. When you are playing some open-world game, you should feel like you are actually travelling around the world, and that’s where the games which I have mentioned here scored the maximum points. There are also additional versions of most games, which I have mentioned here like Grand Theft Auto and you can also find Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, Liberty City Stories on the Google Play Store and when it comes to Gangstar Vegas also download the Gangstar New Orleans game. You should also try out the other editions and you can also fall in love playing those games as well if it suits your taste buds.
So, that was my list of top 5 open-world games that you should obviously try out if you are fond of playing open-world games. Do you know any other great open-world game available for Android? I will be glad to know about one of them in the comment section below.