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Top 20 Best Open World Games for mobile devices

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We all know that Open World games are extremely popular for their vast, immersive environments and the freedom that they accord, the genre lets players go about their way, discovering new things, completing quests, and experiencing different kinds of adventures at their own pace. As of 2022, the mobile gaming scene has seen many high-quality open-world games that can be enjoyed on both Android and iOS devices. Here’s a look at 10 of the best open-world mobile games.

Best Open World Games on Mobile devices

1. Genshin Impact

Well, this game had to be the title to be on the top. HoYoverse’s Genshin Impact stands at the top of the best mobile games, let alone. It provides a memorable experience with intriguing gameplay and a gorgeous environment to explore.

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You explore the breathtaking land of Teyvat, battling monsters, uncovering secrets, and mastering elemental abilities. With its stunning visuals and dynamic combat system, every adventure feels truly immersive and exhilarating. This game is available for Android and iOS via the Google Play Store and the App Store.

2. Sky: The Children of Light

Undoubtedly, the next on my list is  Sky: The Children of Light is one of the best aesthetically pleasing adventure games ever created, make new friends as you travel to new adventures, that await you with endless possibilities. Well, you can say I might be biased since this is my favorite title but you can understand why.

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Developed by thatgamecompany, this game emphasizes social connections and exploration as Sky: The Children of Light invites players to explore a magical kingdom in the sky. You can get the game on Android and iOS.

3. Pokemon GO

Niantic’s augmented reality adventure game Pokemon GO is indeed unique in its approach to creating an open world, as it uses augmented reality to turn the entire real world into its game map. Here, players can explore their real world by catching Pokemon, battling at gyms, and attending events.

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The game combines nostalgia and new gameplay for a riveting mobile gaming experience that includes a sense of adventure and a trainer community. Pokémon Go is available on Android and iOS through the Google Play Store and App Store.

4. Undawn 

Level Infinite’s open-world survival RPG Undawn is another title that I suggest you get your hands on. In Undawn, you play as a member of the Raven Squad trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You will fight the other factions that compete for lands.

Undawn Game Characters Action Guide News Cover
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You get to use a lot of weapons and gear to protect your base and the survivors, from the use of guns to drones, decoy explosives, and automatic turrets. The point is to survive till dawn and make sure humanity survives with you. It combines strategy, combat, and survival skills in a challenging environment. It is available on both Android and iOS.

5. Black Desert Mobile

This is a 3D MMORPG that takes place in a colossal sandbox world. The players can create their characters from scratch. While you are selecting your character in Black Desert Mobile you can customize by picking from a huge variety of different variations for your avatar.

Combat systems in this game are just like the PC version. Players can freely roam the battlefield unleashing a set of different attacks, skills, and spells. As usual, the higher you climb from each level the more power you ultimately wield and cause devastation. It is available for download from the App Store and Google Play Store

6. Wuthering Waves

Wuthering Waves might be a recent release, but it sure has a fantastic open-world experience for players. In this narrative open-world action RPG where you wake up as Rover in a world brought to ruin by the Lament.

Wuthering Waves Beginners Guide, Wuthering Waves free rewards
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Traverse a huge and captivating world, with abilities like grapple and wall dash to help you overcome barriers and travel large distances. Meet companions, conquer enemies, gain new powers, and uncover hidden truths as you journey into awakening. You can download it on both Google Play Store and App Store.

7. Minecraft

Minecraft on mobile is one of the most played paid games, and without a doubt, it is one of those games that changed the face of gaming. Minecraft’s sandbox world allows you to unleash your creativity as you create, explore, and survive in a pixelated universe that has won the hearts of millions.

With two modes, Creative, and Survival, you can enjoy the former with an infinite supply of materials, or mine deep into the planet in survival mode. Minecraft is available for download on both the Android and iOS platforms through Google Play Store and the App Store

8. Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime

In this GTA-like game, you’ll rise to power as a gang leader as you engage in thrilling third-person shooter missions, clash with mafia cartels, and vie for supremacy in a city teeming with gang-related action. Explore an open world bursting with racing challenges, a variety of vehicles, and a vast collection of weapons and outfits.

The city is a hotbed of vice and violence, where you’ll tackle third-person shooter missions amidst alien invasions, tank battles, zombie clan attacks, and face-offs with various mafia factions. Gangstar Vegas promises non-stop, action-packed adventures in the City of Sin. You can get it for Android and iOS.

9. Tower of Fantasy

Tower of Fantasy from Level Infinite follows a futuristic plot set in a distant future where humans migrate to the planet Aida due to Earth’s resource depletion. While playing, one will explore various landscapes, from lush forests to high-tech cities, and discover the secrets hidden in this huge world.

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The game brings dynamic combat with a fast pace, through a range of weapons and abilities, as well as fighting with strong enemies. So in this post-apocalyptic adventure, you uncover secrets and navigate conflicts while battling alongside companions. You can download and play it on Android and iOS platforms.

10. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition has landed on the Netflix mobile app, and all these three find themselves as the best picks you can find this month. You can now experience the revamped versions of Grand Theft Auto IIIGrand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, all optimized for mobile play.

Each title offers a unique and immersive journey into the realms of crime, from the bustling Liberty City to the vibrant Vice City of the ’80s and the early ’90s adventures in San Andreas. This trilogy is only available to Netflix subscribers.

11. Dawnlands

Dawnlands is an action adventure game that had a recent release, and even though there were plenty of underlying issues at the beginning of the game, it is one of the best picks to have on mobile. Here you gather resources, craft materials, and fight dangerous creatures to survive.

Dawnlands Character Pets Animals Game Guide Cover
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You can build your home and form the landscape with over 100 crafting materials. Team up with up to 4 friends to explore and survive together. You can visit friends’ worlds or invite them to yours using a friend system or world invitation code. Join random worlds, meet new companions, and enjoy the adventure. You can head to the Google Play Store and App Store to download and play.

12. Vendir: Plague of Lies

Vendir: Plague of Lies adds to the world of dark-theme RPG titles. The game follows up a single storyline-based game mode in which players are given a choice of a type of character they want to choose. 

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Plague of Lies uses a turn-based system to generate engaging tactical conflicts, drawing inspiration from the illustrious heritage of classic RPGs. The player’s party will be made up of a cast of interesting people who will enhance the game’s plot as much as they do their skills in battle. The game is available for download on Android and iOS.

13. Albion Online

Albion Online is a medieval fantasy MMORPG developed by Sandbox Interactive. It offers the first real multi-platform experience as Android, Microsoft Windows, Mac, iOS and Linux players can play together on the same server.

It is a colossal world where you can interact with players all around the world. One of the strong points of this game is your character customization. When you start the game you can use an extensive character editor to make your avatar look however you want with hundreds of different options available. It is available on both Android and iOS.

14. Gangstar New Orleans

Another GTA-like title developed by Gameloft, in Gangstar New Orleans you need to have the tools to be a true Gangstar, with a vast array of vehicles, a wild arsenal, and explosive action at your disposal. Dive into a thriving open world teeming with life and crime, from biker gangs to crooked cops.

Defend your turf from rival gangs and earn resources for future wars and crafting new items. Customize your gangster with a vast array of options, and equip, fuse, and evolve hundreds of guns and vehicles to suit your style. You can download it on Android and iOS.

15. Dragonheir: Silent Gods

The RPG title Dragonheir: Silent Gods has been a pick of the players in the genre. With over 200 heroes at your command, the game offers a fantastic high-fantasy RPG adventure set in a vast open world. The game provides open-world adventuring with such activities as treasure hunting and puzzle-solving.

Dice rolls influence combat and bring luck into many situations. Put together a team of over 200 heroes with different abilities to help you push back the darkness. Enjoy strategic, lighting-fast combat that features a fusion of chess-like strategy with real-time action. Dragonheir: Silent Gods is available to download on the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

16. Goat Simulator 3

Goat Simulator 3 is a premium pick again, and with how the game is being built, it is a fun title to throw your hands at. In this third-person sandbox adventure, individuals have the opportunity to embody the character of a goat.

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You can engage in activities such as ramming into unsuspecting civilians, driving without a proper license, customizing their goat, and creating mayhem across the expansive landscape of San Angora. Goat Simulator mobile is available on Android and iOS.

17. Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds

Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds is an MMORPG mobile game based on Level-5’s famous anime IP, Ni No Kuni. The game includes PvP and PvE featuring 5 classes: Witch, Swordsman, Rogue, Engineer, and Destroyer. PvP has kingdom invasion battles and battles featuring familiars.

PvE features the main story quests, kingdom defending, and more. Other than defending the kingdom from monster raids, you can also invade other territories in guild vs guild battles.

18. Botworld Adventure

Botworld Adventure offers a vast, beautiful open world to explore, filled with lush forests and arid deserts. Collect rare scrap and discover new bots as you uncover the secrets of Botworld. Outsmart foes in strategic battles where your bots use advanced AI to leap, charge, and blast around the arena.

Collect and customize powerful bots, searching for new recipes and upgrading their abilities. Choose from 4 species: cats, dogs, buffalo, and lizards and personalize your character’s appearance to reflect your style. Explore, battle, and create the ultimate team in this diverse and dynamic world. Get it on Android and iOS.


Another premium game on the list, DYSMANTLE is set in a post-apocalyptic world where you emerge from a shelter into a hostile environment filled with vile creatures and no other humans. Your goal is to escape the island while surviving the harsh conditions.

You can break over 99% of objects for materials, fight or flee from creatures, and explore a handcrafted open world full of mysteries. Survive by clearing areas of monsters, building outposts, and crafting permanent weapons, tools, and outfits. Available to purchase on Android and iOS.

20. Grand Criminal Online

This is an actionadventure game inspired by the famous GTA Saga. You get to put yourself in the shoes of a ruthless and shamelessly well-recognized gangster. Roaming about an extensive city you will have free range to go around the city completing missions while carrying out a diverse set of side tasks.

In this sandbox you are not alone, other gangsters will also try to impose their laws on each of these busy streets. By shooting enemies, and avoiding being hunted by the police you will gradually impose your authority over every neighborhood. The game can be downloaded on Android.

Well, that is all for my best Open World Mobile Games list. Read other related articles-

That’s all for today’s 20 Best Open World Mobile Games. Which of these open-world games to play on mobile do you think is the best? Let us know in the comment section below!

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