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5 Best-Looking Open World Games Coming Out in 2023



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Open World games allow players to experience worlds that are astronomical in breadth and scale. These are worlds filled to the brim with content for players to complete or simple scenes to be immersed in. Whether you are particularly fond of a certain area on the map or content with exploring every inch of these vast spaces, one thing is for certain. Open-world games allow players to get lost within them. So without further ado, here are our picks for the 5 Best-Looking Open World Games Coming Out in 2023.

5. Sons of the Forestsons of the forest review

Starting off our list with an open-world title that is a sequel to The Forest, we have Sons of the Forest. The game appears to up the ante regarding scale and enemy difficulty in this sequel. The impressiveness of the enemy AI that will track you down through this world cannot be understated. This is an open-world title that truly allows the player to get immersed and scared within its massive landscape.

While the game is still in Steam‘s Early Access program. Many players have already taken the plunge and found that there is much to love within the game. So if you are a fan of open-world games but want an intense survivalist twist, then this game would be right up your alley. It should be noted that players who indulge in the first game's map won't be disappointed. First of all, the map size for Sons of the Forest is four times as large. Secondly, it is inhabited by more AI than ever. To close, this title is certainly one of the best-looking open-world games to make an impact in 2023.

4. Skull and Bones

For those players who enjoy themselves some nautical adventures, we have Skull and Bones. Currently in development by Ubisoft, one of the lead game studios in open-world design, Skull and Bones looks to sweeten the pot regarding open-world games. Firstly, it looks to accomplish this in a few ways. One of the ways in which the game looks to innovate and improve is within its open-world design. It is hoped by the studio that focusing on the world that the players will be sailing around will leave a lasting impression on players.

Following that point, the game also has a map that is staggering in scale. Which it will definitely have to make good use of for the massive naval battles that will presumably take place. With a map size of around 600 kilometers, players will have plenty of seas to sail. So if you are someone who enjoys naval combat games or simply loves the wide-open oceans, this is definitely an open-world game to keep your eyes on going further into 2023.

3. Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Hoping to cash in on the massive success of the first title, we have Marvel's Spider-Man 2. While this game doesn't have a map size compared to others on this list, the density of the map is sure to make up for that. The graphical fidelity at which we will see the web-slinger rendered is also incredibly impressive to look at. The potential for a full and thriving open world is certainly there. For players who were around to play it, the PS2 era Spider-Man 2 featured one of the most well-realized New Yorks in video games. It is hoped that Insomniac Games can help capture some of that essence and enhance it in the upcoming title.

It is hoped that with technological innovations, as well as improved game design. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will absolutely blow us away. Being able to swing through the city as our favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It is sure to be incentive enough to play. So if you are looking for a game to pack some super-hero punch into your open-world games, definitely be on the lookout for this title when it releases later in 2023.

2. Starfield

Starfield is a game that, for many, holds a lot of weight. For fans of the developers at Bethesda, this game is attempting a bold new sense of scale. The amount of locations that players will be able to visit is absolutely astronomical in this entry. Noting how well and fleshed out the Elder Scrolls series is, it will be interesting to see them apply that same ethos to a new project. Considering that this title will be the company's first foray into a new IP in quite some time, the results are sure to prove interesting.

For the many players that enjoy Bethesda titles such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It will be very intriguing to see how the developers are able to realize this world. Looking to push current technology and consoles to their limits, Starfield appears to be blazing a new path. So if you are interested in the direction of open-world games or simply want to indulge in one of the best-looking open-world games to date, definitely keep your eyes peeled for more information on Starfield later in 2023.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the KingdomThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

To round off this list, we have not only one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. But one of the most stunning open-world games to date. Considering the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ushered in a new era for open-world games, its successor has a lot to live up to. While there is little information on the game currently, some trailers have been released. In these trailers, we see an absolutely massive open world that the player is free to explore.

It is hoped by many that the developers will improve upon the open-world mechanics of the first game in the second. So if you are a Legend of Zelda fan, or simply a fan of high fantasy open worlds, this is very exciting. The teaser trailers that have been released for the game have already sparked a fire in the community. If the game series's commitment to quality remains, we are sure to have a fantastic title. So if you, like us, are excited about the game, be sure to check it out when it releases later in 2023.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.