I know that someone out there hates getting stuck to the restrictive storyline that the games require us to. And while deeply narrative games may not be suitable for them, open-world exploration is their favorite candies.

We have a lot of open-world titles coming every year. Since it might cost you a huge amount of time to find your favorite titles, here's our list on five open-world games that you'd better pick them up immediately as they come out.

1. Cyberpunk 2077

Supported platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One.

Release date: April 16, 2020.

The pressing issue on the media outlet recently - Cyberpunk 2077 - makes its way to this list in the first position. And Keanu Reeves is not the only reason why the game has attracted that much attention from everyone.

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Cyberpunk 2077

Revealed at E3 2019 with the special appearance of Keanu Reeves, Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world exploration game that comes from the developer of The Witcher series. The game takes the settings of the future Earth, where the world is under the control of giant corporations. Without management from governments, people saw full of crime in their society, and the world is drowned in chaos.

In that situation, you'll step in on the role of the character named V. He/she is a mercenary that earns money by doing difficult tasks to escalate street credibility. And be aware of what you did in this city because they might bring you to different endings.

At the start of the game, you'll be able to customize your characters. The game allows you to choose V from both genders: male and female. Furthermore, your appearance is also customizable as well, so you can play with your desired characters.

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Customize your character

In facts, you're not the only version of V. The game provides three options on your character's background. And with each background, you'll start the game in the different part of the city. Even though that doesn't influence your experience on the game that heavily, but it still brings a lot of replay potentials to the game.

From the early footages of the game, we can infer that you'll take you will wander in a huge world. Taking the settings in a large city, there are numerous buildings for you to explore and find your quest. Furthermore, the city will be divided into three districts, each one having its own style of design.

That's the things that we know about the game so far. However, all of them just came from the 48-minute trailer released in 2018! Who knows what's new after 2 years of development?

2. Dying Light 2

Supported platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One.

Release date: N/A

Initially revealed in 2018, Dying Light 2 is the sequel to the apocalyptic world survival game where zombies are all over the place. However, this time, you will play in the different parts of the city, where the survivals are struggling to reclaim the area's control rights.

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Dying Light 2

You'll have to sneak on the streets from all those flesh-eating creatures to find foods and weapons to defend yourself.

Even though the game features a decently deep story, it doesn't bind people with one predestined route. Dying Light 2 follows the concept of open-world sandbox design. According to the developer, you can explore most of the game with your own decisions.

Go everywhere you want, do everything you need, you're free to discover this zombie-driven world! Of course, it's only possible if you can stay alive!

Furthermore, this narrative game features choice-driven mechanics. To be more specific, each of your choices will result in different outcomes to both the gameplay and the story itself.

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Your choices will change the world around you

Speaking about the gameplay, Dying Light 2 still brings the parkour-style exploration. In the map that's four times bigger than the first installment, your hop-skip-jump comes out very handy when you somehow end up in the zombie pursuit.

And with the bigger map, you also have more places to discover as well. A wide array of locations is very interesting, but only if you've enough stamina to explore them. The developer understands that, so it has optimized the stamina system, give the player the opportunities to make upgrades. This means you can get to even more areas and fleeing from the zombies without getting tired.

We haven't know exactly when the game will come out yet, so let's wait for further information from the developer.

3. The Elder Scrolls VI

Supported platforms: N/A

Release date: N/A

It seems like Bethesda is very protective towards their upcoming game: The Elder Scrolls VI.

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The Elder Scrolls VI

After announces the sixth installment in The Elder Scrolls series in E3 2018, the developer hasn't mouthed a thing about the game. Neither the release date nor the plan on the platform was teased by Bethesda.

So, at these moments, we can only guess what's in the game from the previous title: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It features a remarkably huge word for players. Scattering in the land are various cities, dungeons, factions, and races of enemies.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim features great open gameplay

The game has received a lot of high rewards from the outlets, and people are expecting more things to come in the future. Maybe Bethesda might enlarge the world and placing more hidden areas to locate.

4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

Supported platforms: Nintendo Switch

Release date: N/A

Finally comes a good news for Switch owners. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild received its sequel for the most hilarious reason possible: too many ideas.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This timeless game has provided Nintendo with so, so many potentials on making expansions. However, the BotW already have respectable amounts of downloadable contents. That's why when the ideas of the developer have surpassed its capabilities to make the DLCs for the game, it has chosen to make the whole new game instead!

And that's the origin of this sequel.

Nevertheless, let's talk about the first game in this series. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has caught the eyes of so many players with its dreamy graphics and fascinating gameplay.

To be more specific, the game talks about the journey of Hyrule on the magical land. You'll have chances to freely admire the beauty of this land through the eyes of the protagonist, as the game focus on the open-world experience.

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BotW is a timeless game

It also features a lot of places to discover, but better than that, even when you've finished all major dungeons and defeat the final bosses, you would still feel that you can still further explore this world. It's just like drinking tea, where you should sit back relaxing and enjoy the wonderful experience sip by sip.

And although we haven't know what will be packed in this sequel, we know this thing for sure: It will be a bomb! And while waiting for further information, you can just take your Switch out and wandering in BotW again!

5. Minecraft Dungeons

Supported platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Release windows: 2020

Saving the best one for the last, right? Minecraft Dungeons would still allow you to express your creativity, but it will be very different from what you've experienced!

Making use of the soaring popularity of the blocky game Minecraft, Mojang is making plans to further expand its influence. While the augmented reality world is waiting for Minecraft Earth, other fans of the original game are welcoming Minecraft Dungeons.

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Minecraft Dungeons

In Minecraft Dungeons, you'll enjoy the blocky adventures by crawling in the dungeons rather than building and crafting. The exploration will never be the same each time you get down to the underworld, where the dungeons will appear randomly.

All the things in the ordinary dungeon will appear in this game as well. They include the hideous monsters, hidden traps, legendary loots, and challenging puzzles. However, the thing that makes this game stand out is that there are no classes in this game. So no needs to care about skills upgrading, just enjoy defeating bosses with your own hands!

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Suit up and get down to the dungeons!


Here are the upcoming five exploration games that are coming (or could be coming) in 2020. And since we have over 5 months left, there are still plenty of fascinating games coming this year!

So while wasting your time!