- Feb 1, 2007
- Reaction score
- Pebble Mill
I'm a sucker for games with very large explorable open worlds.
Skyrim Elder Scrolls 5 seemed huge at first, until you realise that all the towns are only a few hundred yards apart and you can traverse the entire continent from West to East at a gentle jog in half an hour or so. Total area? Approx. 15 square miles (size of Oxford).
Witcher 3. In many respects very similar to Skyrim, but noticeably bigger and with a more focused storyline. 22 square miles (size of Plymouth).
Red Dead Redemption 2. Some of the most realistic landscapes ever experienced. A shame much of the gameplay was a grind though. 30 square miles (almost size of Reading).
There must be bigger games out there I thought.
Then it struck me!
MS Flight Sim 2020, with a gorgeously rendered realistic Earth: 196,900,000 square miles.
Elite Dangerous? In excess of 400,000,000,000 square miles.
If you want somewhere in the middle, AC Odyssey is around 90 square miles (although a hell of a lot of that is sea).
Oh, and that doesn;t include the Underworld or Elysium.