17 Best Open World Games To Look Forward To In 2017

The 2017 is going to be a best year for adventure with some best open world games so get ready for some action. We are curious as much as you are, and on this note we have made list of 17 best upcoming open world games to look forward to in 2017. The complete list is provided below with brief description of each game. So without any further ado let’s check them out.

17 Best Open World Games Of 2017

1. Agents of Mayhem

Agents of Mayhem is an open world game played from a third-person perspective. The game is played through the futuristic version of Seoul, South Korea, billed as “the city of tomorrow”. You get to control three agents, each one having unique abilities. You can choose from 12 different agents. The game is about organization known as M.A.Y.H.E.M with Saints’ purple fleur-de-lis logo, stopping the terrorist organization L.E.G.I.O.N. from destroying the world’s nations.

  • Developer: Volition
  • Release date: 2017
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

2. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is an upcoming open world first-person tactical shooter game. The game is about modern-day with a series of conflicts between three hostile factions, a proxy war and a civil war in Georgia will be there in the game. You get to play as the retired American Marine named Jonathan North who needs to take down the intruders in the Georgia to prevent the War.

  • Developer: CI Games
  • Release date: WW: April 4, 2017
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

3. Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands is an upcoming open world tactical shooter video game, played as a third person perspective. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon includes variety of environments such as mountains, forests, deserts and salt flats. The game is set in Bolivia which becomes the world’s largest producer of cocaine. The United States Army sends an elite operations unit called “the Ghosts” to destroy the cartel and reveal the connection between Santa Blanca and the local government. Players play as a member of the Ghosts, a fictional elite team in the United States Army.

  • Developer: Ubisoft Paris
  • Release date: WW: March 7, 2017
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

4. Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0 is an open world, action-adventure video game. The game is set in December 1988 in Kamurocho, a fictionalized recreation of Tokyo’s Kabukicho and Shinjuku Golden Gai areas and Sotenbori, a fictionalized recreation of Osaka’s Dotonbori. The 0 has the addition of styles for both Kiryu and Majima that can be switched in the middle of battle. Kiryu has Brawler, Beast, and Rush while Majima has Thug, Slugger, and Breaker.

  • Developer: Sega
  • Platform: PlayStation 3. PlayStation 4
  • Release date: WW: 24 January 2017

5. Gravity Rush 2

Gravity Rush 2 is an upcoming action-adventure video game, known in Japan as Gravity Daze 2. It is the sequel to Gravity Rush, the game starts where Gravity Rush left off. Kat will return along with her friend Raven. Players can choose among three gravity styles: the original style from the first game, Lunar and Jupiter, players can change between gravity styles. Kat senses something strange in the area hit by a gravity storm and starts an investigation with her partners Raven, and Syd, a police officer. The three investigators are sucked into a gravitational whirlpool and reaches Banga village.

  • Developer: SIE Japan Studio, Project Siren
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Release date: January 18, 2017

6. Nier Automata

Nier: Automata is an upcoming Japanese action role-playing game. The game is set in the same universe as Nier, a spin-off of the Drakengard series. The game is about the proxy war between machines created by otherworldly invaders and the remnants of humanity. The story is about the battles of combat android 2B, her companion 9S, and the obsolete prototype A2. Players control multiple characters through action-based gameplay and new characters are unlocked with each playthrough and story route in the game.

  • Developer: PlatinumGames
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
  • Release date: WW: TBA 2017

7. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game played from a third-person Perspective. The game is about an Aloy, a hunter and archer who fights to survive in a world overrun by robots. She starts her journey to explore post-apocalyptic land ruled by robotic creatures known as “Machines”. Player can use ranged, melee weapons and stealth tactics to fight the mechanized creatures and loots for resources for Crafting.

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Release date: February 28, 2017

8. Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an action role-playing game. Player controls either Sara or Scott Ryder from a third-person perspective. The game set in 600 years after the events of the first three Mass Effect games, in the Andromeda Galaxy. The player starts intergalactic journey during the time in which Mass Effect 2 took place. Players are free rein to assign any skills they want to build in the game. Players can experiment multiple gameplay as points assigned to each skill can be constantly reallocated without restarting games and build up skills from scratch again in the game.

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Release date: Q1/Q2 2017
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

9. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective with single-player and online multiplayer components. The company released two teaser images in the color and theme of Red Dead Redemption in various social media platforms and own website. The teaser images got huge attention and raised the stock price of its distributor Take-Two Interactive nearly six percent.

  • Developer: Rockstar Studios
  • Platform: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Release date: WW: Q3/Q4 2017

10. Wild

Wild is an open world survival adventure game, set during the Neolithic period (6000-500 BC). Player needs to control living creatures to survive an incredibly hostile environment. Smaller animals can be used to spy on others and larger animals can be used to support the player and their tribe in fights with other humans. The animals can be controlled by shamanic like powers (possessing). You can venture into your friends’ game worlds to help them survive.

  • Developer: Wild Sheep Studio
  • Release: TBA 2017
  • Platform: PS4

11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an upcoming action-adventure video game. The story is set in Hyrule and follows amnesiac protagonist Link, who awakens from a 100-year slumber to a mysterious voice that guides him to defeat Calamity Ganon. It is sealed within Hyrule Castle while the ruins were ravaged by nature over time but it continues growing power. Player needs to defeat Calamity Ganon appeared and laid waste to Hyrule, before it breaks free and destroys the world.

  • Developer: Nintendo EPD
  • Platform: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
  • Release date: 2017

12. Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is an upcoming action-adventure video game. The game features co-op gameplay and is set in the open world multiplayer environment. The game offers elements for first-person gameplay and features user-generated content by which players can craft their custom stories using in-game tools.

  • Developer: Rare
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows and Xbox One
  • Release date: Feb 2017

13. Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Come Deliverance is a first-person, realistic RPG which is set in medieval Europe. It features a nonlinear story and revolutionary, first person melee combat set in medieval Europe. You can use multiple options like reputation or charisma to investigate to complete your quests. You can also use different weapons and craft supplies to take part in historical battles, participate in castle sieges and master the art of sword-fighting.

  • Developer: Warhorse Studios
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Release date: WW: 2017

14. Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3 is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game. The game focusing on Microsoft Azure-powered mass scale destruction that allows everything in the game can be destroyed. Due to the sandbox elements from the past games, Crackdown 3 features destructible environments that can be triggered by players.

  • Developer: Reagent Games
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows and Xbox One
  • Release date: Q4 2017

15. Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 is an upcoming third-person tactical shooter stealth video game, played from a third-person perspective. The game is set in the breathtaking landscapes of Italy in 1943. It combines genre-defining ballistics, breathless emergent stealth and gripping third-person action in the most diverse environments. Player controls Karl Fairburne, an Office of Strategic Services agent that assists the Italian resistance force to fight against the Fascists in World War II. When player uses sniper rifle to kill the enemy, X-Ray cam system allows player to watch the body parts being broken by the bullet. It also includes shrapnel kills, melee kills and stealth kills.

  • Developer: Rebellion Developments
  • Release date: WW: 14 February 2017
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

16. Project Wight

Project Wight is an open-world Viking Role Playing Game. The game is about allowing people to express rage and sadness about the condition of the world right now. In the game you play as a Monster, who is hunted by humans. The monster is in search of his family. The creatures are the super natural beings which can protect their self from human hunters by damaging them with powers.

  • Developer: David Goldfarb
  • Release: TBA 2017
  • Platform: PS4, XBOX ONE, PC

17. State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 is a zombie survival game, set in an open world environment. You can play solo or with up to three of your friends in the State of Decay franchise. Work together as you explore the deadly post-apocalyptic environment. Each survivor in the game is their own person, with a unique mix of background traits, skills, and attitudes.

  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Release: 2017
  • Platform: Xbox One, PC