Open world games are something that everyone loves. These games are incredibly popular, covering a wide variety of genres for lots of different tastes. The open- ended design of open world games allows players the freedom to roam the game's world and enjoy a non-linear story line. In the best execution of this style of game, the player is able to be immersed in what feels like a living, breathing world. This video gives a great history of open world games from the 70s to present day execution. Going through the first open world game, to titles that set standards along the way, as well as understanding what makes open world games so popular today. Check out this video for a really in-depth analysis!