Best Free Open-World Games on Steam for PC Players

Players that are looking for a true sense of freedom in games should try the Open-World genre. Open-World games provide the players with an unparalleled experience of exploration of the beautifully designed world of the game. It consists of a non-linear path that a player can take to reach his objective, which allows the players to uncover other hidden elements of the game. Open-World games provide the players with hours of exploration fun on top of the main campaign. Check out IGN India‘s top picks for the best free open-world games on Steam.

DCS World Steam Edition

DCS World or Digital Combat Simulator World is a great vehicular warfare game. Players receive a big battlefield that envelops the region of Caucasus region and Black Sea from Georgia. DCS World is a free-to-play digital battlefield game and simulation environment, that aims to offer the most authentic and realistic simulation of military aircraft, tanks, ground vehicles and ships possible. Players will get to feel the adrenaline flowing through them when they get to ride the, Su-25T “Frogfoot” attack jet and the TF-51D “Mustang” in DCS World.

Star Trek Online

Players that are a fan of the Star Trek franchise should definitely try this game out. Through Star Trek Online, players are able to create and customise their own captain and can command their very own starship and crew. The game consists of 160 episodes through multiple story arcs, players will be explore new worlds in the space and on ground and aim to reach locations where no one has reached before through this free-to-play ever expanding universe.


RuneScape is a fantasy style MMORPG, that takes place in an ever-evolving world. The game provides the player with the freedom to choose his path. He can either explore the beautiful world with his friends or go for the fame and glory as a lone adventurer. The game consists of side activities, boss fights and other fun things to do. RuneScape also has a great art style that players are sure to fall in love with.

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is a game that brings the players to a vast futuristic open-world that consists of 32 players at a time. Players are able to create a unique character in this game too and embark on their exclusive journey. The game consists of “a new world with beautifully evolved graphics!” and simple intuitive controls that have evolved too.

Albion Online

Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG which takes place in a medieval fantasy land. The game consists of a player driven economy where almost every item in the game has been crafted by the community. The game also consists of classless combat where players can decide the attire they wish to wear without any restrictions. The game motivates the players to build alliances and conquer various regions of the vast world. The game also features cross-platform capabilities.

Realm of the Mad God Exalt

Realm of the Mad God Exalt is a retro 8-bit game, but don’t be fooled by the design-style as this game is a full fledged MMO too. The game features true combat and the players will not rely on a turn based style, it consists of true running and gunning skill. Co-operative play is the main focus of the game where all experiences can be shared with friends. The game also has a vast array of items such as weapons, armour, potion and other interesting items that players should hope to find.

DC Universe Online

This game is another MMO that takes place in the DC Universe. The players are able to create their own superhero with unique powers and other abilities. The game is a story driven one with campaigns designed by famous DC comic writers such as Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman. Players get to play along with some of the greatest names in the DC Universe such as, Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and many more. The players also get to visit iconic locations from the DC Universe such as, Gotham City, Metropolis, Arkham Asylum, Watchtower and more.

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