15 best open world games with great graphics for Android and iOS
We’re back at it again and this time, we’re bringing you not 10, but the 15 best open-world games! Open world games are all about freedom of movement and giving you the choice to create your own adventures in the given environment.
Creating a massive digital world requires a lot of resources, however, and since we’re looking for the best games, there will be a few paid ones among them. That’s not such a bad thing, as it also gets rid of annoying ads and other practices developers use to make money out of you.
But enough talking, we have many games to go through, so let’s get to it!
Frostborn: Coop Survival
Frostborn is a cool RPG that mixes a few popular genres. One one hand, you have your own character that you can customize as you see fit and train as one of three available classes. After that, there's the usual RPG element of completing missions and levelling up. But there's also a survival element in it. You have to gather resources and upgrade your base in order to successfully defend from enemies. To do that, you can partner up with other real players, where the MMO element of the game comes in. The graphics are also quite good so your whole experience will be in an environment that's nice to look at.
What do you get when you combine the subreddit “a-normal-day-in-russia”, GTA and Need For Speed? Well, MadOut2 BigCityOnline is the closest thing you can get for an answer. Create a racing monster out of your favorite Lada, drive around looking to either fight or race other gopniks [гопник] or just straight up shoot them, it’s all up to you. The game allows for up to 100 players on a map, so keep an eye for others looking to do the same to you. MadOut2 is hilariously entertaining thanks to the environment the developers chose to make it in and you’ll have hours of fun playing it.
Off the Road
Another game with about driving but Off the Road takes it to a whole new level. You can take control of anything from boats to trains to helicopters, including all sorts of wheeled vehicles like trucks and even harvesters! Every machine offers a different set of challenges and the open world is your playground. The game features realistic mud mechanics and tire pressure simulation, both are something you rarely hear about games, especially mobile ones. If you’re itching for an off-road adventure, you can’t go wrong with this game.
With the Eve: Online mobile game still in development, Second Galaxy is your best option for space exploration. Thousands of star systems at your fingertips, spaceships from tiny to enormous, battles like you’ve only seen in Star Wars movies, Second Galaxy has it all. Sure, enjoying the beauty of space is not the same when it’s done through your phone’s display, but having a game as expansive as this in your palms is still quite impressive. If you’re a Sci-Fi geek that’s run out of TV shows to watch, Second Galaxy is here to fill that void.
Tempest Pirate Action RPG
Price: $7.99 on iOS, Free on Android
Genshin Impact is one of the newest and most popular RPGs. The world is vast and the graphics are reminiscent of the style of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild, which is a compliment. The characters are diverse and enjoyable to play with, which gives the game a ton of value in terms of replayability. What's even best is you can play with your friends across different platforms and explore this amazing world together, fighting enemies like never before. If you're a fan of these types of games, you have to try Genshin Impact!
Price: $7.99 on iOS, Free on Android
Oceanhorn is an older game but that doesn't mean it's not good enough to be on this list. And what's even better is that it's now free on Android. On iOS you still have to pay $8 for it, or you can enjoy the sequel, Oceanhorn 2 on Apple Arcade. The game has cheerful, cartoony graphics and offers a wide range of environments for you to explore and search for loot while killing an enemy here and there. It might not have the most awesome visual effects but it will do the trick when you need to kill some time and would rather not play something too heavy on the senses.
Dawn of Isles
Dawn of Isles is an MMORPG that visually resembles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by masterfully combining models in colors into something that’s a joy to look at. As the title suggests, the world is made of different islands your adventures will take you through and each has something unique to offer. Beyond the standard RPG elements, you also have some crafting to do, to make your in-game life easier. If you have a couple of bored friends that can join you, it’s guaranteed to be exponentially more fun, so gather your party and suit up!
Sky: Children Of Light
Sky: Children of Light is basically what you’ll get if Alto’s Odyssey became a 3D adventure game. The style is similar, with pastel, eye-pleasing colors and locations that make you feel like you’re in a dream. The world of Sky is full of wonders and secrets for you to uncover. Its chill atmosphere will make you feel more like meditating than gaming. The developers promise to keep expanding the game with new areas and events so if you decide to jump into it, there will be plenty to do now and in the future.
GTA: San Andreas
You didn’t think we’ll talk about open-world games without mentioning GTA, did you? Sure, the graphics look dated even for a mobile game, but that’s still the San Andreas we love. The storyline is long and engaging but if you’re not one to follow a predetermined path, you’re free to do whatever you want in the three cities the map covers or the secretive areas tucked between them. Do we need to say more? It’s a GTA game, you know what to do!