TOP-5 Android Open World Games

Akesh Partel


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How do you stay entertained during the lockdown? Our team has two secrets: Netflix and games. If you are already tired of watching movies, then we prepared a great alternative: the list of TOP-5 open world games that you can play on your Android device. But before we move on, let’s remember what the open-world game genre means. 

There are two gameplay types: structured or linear and open-world. The first approach means that you can’t explore the whole game world on the early levels, you need to open new maps, new locations, and new object interaction mechanicks. The open-world games take a completely different approach: players are not limited in their exploration desires at the beginning of the game. 

Iron Blade: Medieval Legends RPG

Iron Blade: Medieval Legends RPG gameplay

Developed and published by Gameloft, Iron Balde is available to play on three platforms: Android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. The game immerses you in the world of medieval Europe. It was the time of great wars and discords. In addition, this world is full of magic. Not to be idle!

Take your sword and become a real hero. As it is an open-world game, you are not limited in exploring the locations, talking with non-playable characters, and interacting with the objects. 

Iron Blade game features realistic graphics with great animations. However, as we noticed, the visuals are much more realistic compared to animations. Sometimes it creates dissonance. In fact, Iron Balde is considered as one of the best role-playing Android open world games. You can download and install it on Google Play for free. Note, as the game is free-to-download, it contains in-app purchases. Players can buy various things that can help them progress the game. 

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved gameplay

Similar to Iron Blade, this game is also free-to-download and cross-platform. You can install it on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Play Station 4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. ARK was developed and published by Studio Wildcard in August 2017. This game will take you even further in the historical era than Iron Blade. You will turn out in the pre-historic period with the dinosaurs and other dangerous animals. The game belongs to an action-adventure genre with open-world gameplay. You can play ARK from both perspectives: first-person and third-person. 

As you assume the role of an ancient man, your main goal is to survive in its unwelcome environment. To do this, you need to establish the base with the fire and weapons. The ARK world is about 48 square kilometers in size and features 176 different species. As you progress and gather more resources, you unlock new opportunities, including dinosaurs feeding. 

Black Desert Mobile

Black Desert Mobile gameplay

Black Desert Mobile belongs to a multiplayer online role-playing genre. It was published by Pearl Abyss in February 2018. Today, the company announced that they have players from 150 countries around the world. Black Desert on Mobile is set in the fictional virtual universe with high-fidelity graphics. It successfully combines realistic and cartoon visuals. Also, Black Desert has its own day and night cycle. The game has a lot of awards and recognitions, among them:

  • The best mobile game (GOHA RU 2019);
  • Best Audio/Visual Accomplishment (Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards 2020);
  • TOP Game Publisher (APP ANNIE 2020), etc. 

Balck Desert offers a lot of customization options for the character. It refers not only to the protagonist’s appearance (like hair, eyes, dresses) but also to essential life skills. There are five unique classes you can join. Every class has its own set of skills. After that, you can establish and manage your own camp. Could you make it the most powerful camp?

Bright Memory

Bright Memory gameplay

Gathering the best games with open world gameplay, we’d like to tell you about Bright Memory. This game was released by FYQD Personal Studio, the Chinese independent developer, in January 2019. Bright Memory is available not only on Android but on iOS and Microsoft Windows too. By the way, it is only one and a half months when the game was left in the Early Access stage (March 2020).

Despite the fact that Bright Memory was created and published by only one developer, it receives a lot of positive reviews. Now, FYQD Personal Studio said that he is going to expand this release and include it in a full-length game called Bright Memory: Infinite. 

The game belongs to a shooter genre played from the first-person perspective. You assume the role of Sheila, who is not only a perfect warrior but also has magical abilities, such as psychokinesis. Moreover, she can unleash energy blasts. Although Bright Memory belongs to a shooter genre, it features some puzzles you need to solve to progress the game.  

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

The Elder Scrolls: Blades gameplay

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a new game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2020. It is a part of The Elder Scrolls game series, free-to-play action role-playing games. For now, the game is in Early Access on Android and iOS. It means that the developers are continuing to improve the gameplay, graphics, sounds, and so on.

By the way, it is a great opportunity for you to participate in the development of the legendary The Elder Scrolls game series. How? The rules are very simple: install the Blades on your Android device (it is free), play the game. Once you notice a bug, feel free to write the developer team. Usually, when the game is in Early Access stage, the developers very quickly respond to users’ feedback. 

The Elder Scrolls: Blades has a robust and convenient control system. In addition, there are three game modes: Town, Arena, and Abyss. Overall, Blades has curious gameplay, console-quality graphics, and amazing sound. We highly recommend you try!

Your Best Open World Game Is…

Now, we ask you to share your best Android open-world game. What is it? Maybe your choice will be the game from our list? Write it in the comment box below.