Fallout games like to change the way we look at RPG’s (Role Playing Games) and Open World every time a new one is released. Set in a post nuclear war universe, Fallout 3 dropped us in a Washington DC wasteland let us become a bad guy or a good guy with chances of befriending non-feral ghouls, Atom worshiping fanatics and growing abilities for battling your way through this strange world with melee or stealth, automatic weapons or Power Armor.
Fallout New Vegas, was set in the same post apocalyptic world, but out west created almost a whole gamer cult following of its own. It carries the flavor of a Spaghetti western set in a huge area surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada and the Hoover Dam. You have the opportunity to be the lone hero or become a militaristic despot making the world bow to your will. Then Fallout 4 changed the game once again. Because of your past military career your given a place in a vault, told you’d be living the good life in safety and protection, you and your family are put into cryo-stasis. Waking to a living nightmare you find yourself in an RPG world built around Boston, MA that you can shape by your choices and more. You can build communities, revive the Minutemen or head the Brotherhood of Steel. You can craft armor and weapons for you and your companions and build homes for the people to live in.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
The developers of the Assassin’s Creed series has done something amazing with the series. They’ve truly turned it into a full-blown RPG. Before dropping you into ancient Greece at the start of the Peloponnesian war they let you choose to play as Alexios or Kassandra. You can then choose fully guided quest mode or exploration mode where you have to follow clues to your quest locations.And once you reach Greece, choices you make early in and throughout the game truly have an impact on the story later on.
This exciting game has the whole Greek world to explore, on foot, horseback and by ship. As a mercenary you can participate in the war on Battlegrounds at land or sea or you can battle pirates at sea as you travel. You also have the choice of growing your character as a Warrior, an Assassin, a Hunter or some hybrid of the three.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Open world or Open Space? Following the path of previous Mass Effect games a new galaxy opens up for fans of the RPG trilogy. Starting between Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 colonists escape the coming confrontation by boarding large colony ships, going into stasis and traveling hundreds of light years to another galaxy arriving almost 600 years later. Enemies and danger emerge almost right way. Leading you into a space station and planet hopping adventure. Surprise allies, renegades, aliens, customisable and collectible weapons and armor along with battles in space and planetside keep you on your toes. If that’s not enough adventure for you there’s a galaxy-wide mystery to solve that opens Andromeda up even further.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War
This recent sequel to the Shadow of Mordor brings a close to Talion’s half-life battle with Sauron. This is unfortunate because the game is a huge open world that gives you even more options in your battle for the lands of Mordor. You now have the option to take over whole orc battalions and battle for minor outposts and then command castles all throughout Mordor. New lands introduce new Orc Tribes with new abilities to pit against Sauron. You get to face off against the Ringwraiths and maybe even the Witch King himself.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The continuing story of the battle with Trinity and their cruelty to mankind takes on a whole new light and new depth in this continuing Lara Croft adventure. Walk with her through Inca and Mayan cultures while you journey your way to new world threatening adventure. Add on to that loads of new tombs and new content being released for six months to a year post game release for Season Pass holders. Explore a hidden kingdom where you can adventure with a queen and help a new king rise to power and join the battle against Trinity.
The Witcher 3
This amazing game is third in a trilogy that has challenged gamers and book fans world-wide. Entering a fantasy world where evil kings, mythological monsters and evil dead challenge you continually while you and your friends hunt the world over for a missing friend. Racing against time and a powerful evil known as the Wild Hunt, Geralt crosses kingdoms, continents and worlds to find Ciri and protect her from the Hunt. Playing as a monster hunter you can protect mankind or rise up against them. While you adventure you discover treasure maps leading to tombs, forgotten ruins and underground caverns and underwater treasures all over the world.
As you can see, there are plenty of excellent games like Fallout, and we’re only scratching the surface on what’s available. If you’re looking for a game as rich and immersive as Fallout, The Witcher 3 might be the best one to go with, as the world is massive and full of hundreds of hours of content.
Do you have any favorite games like Fallout?