Evolution of Open World Games 1984-2021

Evolution of Open World Games 1984-2021

Evolution of Open World Games 1984-2021

1984 Elite
1985 Mercenary
1986 Turbo Esprit
1987 Sid Meier’s Pirates
1989 Vette
1990 Terminator
1991 Hunter
1993 Frontier: Elite II
1994 Quarantine
1996 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
1997 Grand Theft Auto
1998 Mizzurna Falls
1999 Urban Chaos
2000 Shenmue
2001 Grand Theft Auto III
2002 Mafia
2003 Lineage II
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2004 World of Warcraft
2005 Need for Speed: Most Wanted
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2007 S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV
2008 Fallout 3
2009 Prototype
2010 Just Cause 2
2010 Red Dead Redemption
2010 Mafia II
2011 Minecraft
2011 L.A. Noire
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2012 Sleeping Dogs
2012 Far Cry 3
2013 Saints Row IV
2013 Grand Theft Auto V
2013 Assassins creed 4: Black Flag
2014 Infamous Second Son
2014 Sunset Overdrive
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2015 Dying Light
2016 Tom Clancy’s The Division
2016 No Man’s Sky
2016 Watch Dogs 2
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2017 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
2018 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
2018 Forza Horizon 4
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2
2019 Days Gone
2019 Death Stranding
2020 Ghost of Tsushima
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
2021 Riders Republic
2021 Forza Horizon 5
2022 Horizon Forbidden West

Special thanks to World of Longplays (https://longplays.org) and Joy Of Gaming (shorturl.at/yADE3) for providing the gameplay footage

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We’re lifelong video game enthusiasts with a passion for showing the world how our favorite hobby has grown with us, from individual series to industry-wide retrospectives.

We put significant time and creative effort into each one of our videos, including research, digging into archives, recording voiceovers, and editing. Every video takes as many as 10 hours to produce, because we strive to give our fans consistent, high-quality content.

Our popular “Evolution of…” series goes far beyond simply presenting gameplay footage. We take the time to show how a video game property — its gameplay, character designs, graphics, sound direction, etc. — have evolved over time. We include unique voiceover work on each video to enhance the viewing experience.

People have been playing video games for decades. In that time, we’ve gone from moving a white line up and down to block a moving pixel, to participating in full-fledged, painstakingly rendered real-time battles with people all over the world. We help older gamers look back on how these experiences have changed throughout their lives, and new gamers to understand the broader context of the series they’re playing for the first time today.
The video game medium never stops growing, and we’ll never stop chronicling its evolution.
Editing and voice-over were made by me.

50 Comments

  1. Pussy , Pussy my love on November 9, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Can you think , kids in 2050 will think that Cyberpunk is a very low end pc game 😂😂

  2. Ghost399yt on November 9, 2022 at 6:53 am

    *Where is Gta Vice City in 2002*

  3. Keshav Colonel on November 9, 2022 at 6:53 am

    GTA V is now a decade old game. Look how far we’ve come.

  4. Brus El perro on November 9, 2022 at 6:53 am

    This dude really picked a clip of Geralt mounting his horse in a forest area to illustrate The Witcher 3 😂

  5. Neet warrior on November 9, 2022 at 6:53 am

    2094:chatting with spiderman in multiverse

  6. AniTaKu Pak® on November 9, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Dude mentioned NFS MW he must be a gamer

  7. @maccoboy_ on November 9, 2022 at 6:56 am

    I’m watching this in 2053

  8. SYARIFXGAMING on November 9, 2022 at 6:57 am

    🔥👍

  9. SAI PUNEET on November 9, 2022 at 7:00 am

    far cry ?

  10. Abhi Radadiya on November 9, 2022 at 7:00 am

    This realised us that now we are old

  11. vivek darkknight on November 9, 2022 at 7:02 am

    RDR2 beats Cybercra* any day 😂😂

  12. henri pierre on November 9, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Élite Dangerous the entire Milky Way !

  13. xavier o on November 9, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Minecraft is practically the largest open world game in terms of it’ almost infinite world.

  14. Akash on November 9, 2022 at 7:06 am

    2030-GTA 5 new dlc

  15. Andrey Teslenko on November 9, 2022 at 7:06 am

    It’s unbelievable how amazing Mafia looked at its time.

  16. SL ANURADHA TECH SHOW on November 9, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Iconic Games 🎮
    San anddreas
    Farcry 3
    GTA 5
    Ac creed Black Flag
    Ac creed Origins – Add On RPG

  17. Games Nitoriouse on November 9, 2022 at 7:10 am
  18. rasal rsl on November 9, 2022 at 7:11 am

    sanandreas and nfs

  19. Loki on November 9, 2022 at 7:12 am

    You missed all of our favourite vice City 😪

  20. LE444 FF on November 9, 2022 at 7:14 am

    2004 sanandreas to 2005 nfs mw . Games just got high boost

  21. It's Dokuro ⚰️💐 on November 9, 2022 at 7:15 am

    i think Genshin Impact also open world

  22. Sudhanshu Kubade on November 9, 2022 at 7:15 am

    The evolution came from gta 5

  23. Spooky Night on November 9, 2022 at 7:16 am

    But u didn’t mention PUBG

  24. C R A X Y 07 on November 9, 2022 at 7:17 am

    1998 2:17 " first ever version of Gta 🔥😅

  25. smuglife64 gaming on November 9, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Hi

  26. banbee ASMR on November 9, 2022 at 7:21 am

    N we are still working on it more improvement.. 🧐 it’s gonna be rock in the future

  27. Михаий Матвеев on November 9, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Where is batman and Robin for the ps?

  28. Zack Larimore on November 9, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Ehspree

  29. Esculapio Menendez on November 9, 2022 at 7:24 am

    You forgot Giant cirizen kabuto and Sacrifice both from Interplay

  30. Debapriya Mukherjee on November 9, 2022 at 7:27 am

    The graphics are more realistic than the real life 😂

  31. Ps5 Clips on November 9, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Is the starting just games or open world games

  32. Himanshu Regmi on November 9, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Gta vc

  33. Moo on November 9, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Shenmue is way underrated.

  34. trapdoorbeaver on November 9, 2022 at 7:30 am

    SPIDERMAN 2, The game is the sequel to Spider-Man itself based on the movie of the same name. The Treyarch-developed versions are considered a landmark title in the industry for being the first superhero video game to incorporate a full open world design.

    absolutely snubbed 😢lol

  35. C0dak W0lfgaang on November 9, 2022 at 7:31 am

    GTA5 and Skyrim were the games that changed open world genre.

  36. VorteX on November 9, 2022 at 7:32 am

    super mario 64?

  37. Evsiz Hiçbir şeysiz on November 9, 2022 at 7:33 am

    selamlar

  38. Bob anim on November 9, 2022 at 7:36 am

    I wanted to see earthbound

  39. Anandkand Singh on November 9, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Sorry but I just clicked this video to remember which game’s gameplay I haven’t watch.

  40. Samarth Gurav on November 9, 2022 at 7:38 am

    No man’s sky just broke the open world barrier!

  41. Niveth on November 9, 2022 at 7:40 am

    GTA SAN ANDREAS ALL TIME LEGEND 🔥🔥

  42. Fan Of GAMES on November 9, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Everyone talking GTA RDR or Skyrim
    These games has very good grephics but howewer, minecraft is #1 of bestseller list🤨(but mc is good game, all these games are good games

  43. Lubomír Vrána on November 9, 2022 at 7:43 am

    How could you omit Morrowind

  44. Iyer bhai on November 9, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Man you miss GTA vice City

  45. Polpo on November 9, 2022 at 7:47 am

    BINGO

  46. capitaine kyran on November 9, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Where is just cause 3 and 4????

  47. Ps5 Clips on November 9, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Forza is open world 😱

  48. Otso Kinnunen on November 9, 2022 at 7:48 am

    The Minecraft nostalgic music 😔

  49. Soumyadip Maji on November 9, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Forza horizon 5 graphics is 🔥
    100+ GB size

  50. SAGUN AIO GAMER on November 9, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Just cause 2 is underrated game of all time

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