When it comes to video games, one of the most popular types of games today is the open-world type of video game. Called open-world because the game offers the freedom to explore the world. Generally, maps or maps in open-world games have a large and wide world.
One of the most famous is Elder Scroll V: Skyrim. Skyrim has a very wide map so you can freely explore every inch of the world. Likewise with the GTA V series which has a wide map so you can freely adventure there.
But it turns out that not all maps in open-world games have to be wide. There are some open-world games that have small maps, but have very interesting details to explore. Here are some of them!
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Who is not interested in the world setting of Lord of the Ring? There are many interesting details and elements in the world based on the book by J.R.R. the Tolkiens. No wonder that many gamers expect the presence of the Middle-Earth world in the form of video games. So in 2014, Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor was born!
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor has a map that is relatively small when compared to today’s standard open-world game maps. You could say the small map is quite satisfying because there were very few complaints about the size of the map when the game was released. The map in Shadow of Mordor is made very interesting because it crams a lot of content and can visualize the world of Middle-Earth J.R.R. Tolkiens very well!
Mafia II was released in 2010 with a city setting in the United States in the 40-50s. This game tells the story of Vito Scaletta, an immigrant from Sicily, who works in the Italian Mafia world in the United States.
It must be admitted that this game does not hide the influence of Grand Theft Auto. Players are free to walk or drive around a map inspired by many cities in the United States!
Batman: Arkham City
The big name of the Batman character in the entertainment world cannot be underestimated. Batman and Gotham have been visualized in various mediums. Whether it’s comics, movies, animation, even in the world of video games. When it comes to maps, Batman: Arkham City is definitely the most impressive.
Rocksteady Studios as the developer of Batman: Arkham City ensures that they offer the best map in Arkham City. What distinguishes Arkham City from its predecessor Batman game series is the very detailed open-world concept in this game. The map in Arkham City is filled with easter eggs, side-quests, and the Riddler Trophy to find.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
The Assassin’s Creed game series is one of the most popular game series in the world. Since the first Assassin’s Creed was released in 2007 until the newest release, namely Assassin’s Creed Mirage and so on, the popularity of Assassin’s Creed has not been eroded by other games. When it comes to maps, it is the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate series that must be praised.
Indeed, in terms of plot and gameplay, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is not the most popular series, but the beautiful visuals of England in the Victorian era are one of the best in the Assassin’s Creed series. The world of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate feels special especially because players can explore the streets of London and feel like an interactive history lesson.
The Yakuza Series
The Yakuza series is indeed quite popular in the world of video games. Through its newest series, the game known as Yakuza will be rebranding by taking its Japanese name, Lika a Dragon, as the name that this series will use for the whole world.
Speaking of maps in the Yakuza or Like a Dragon series, it must be admitted that Sega has done a good job of compensating for the lack of map sizes in this series by making many shops accessible along the streets of this game world. Players can bowl, dart, compete in circuit racing, sing at karaoke, dance in clubs, and more!