What are the best open world iOS games?

You know what makes an open-world game exciting? Well, it's probably because of the fact that you can explore a vast and massive world like it's a real one. Plus, it's like you're actually the one doing it! So, without further ado, here are the best open world iOS games you can check out now!

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    #1Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is an open-world action-adventure video game from Oddworld Inhabitants. You play as a mysterious bounty hunter who is raring to save himself from his illness.


    Android, iOS


    Juan Sullivan
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is a fun and addictive game available on iOS devices. It's a paid game, but reviews are highly rated praising the game's unique art style and open-world activities.  The story is well developed. The gameplay is okay but there are occasional spikes. And graphics are not that competitive. "
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    #2Radiation Island

    Radiation Island

    Radiation Island is a survival adventure game where your main goal is to make your way out alive in the vast, open-world environment full of mysterious and dangerous creatures.


    iOS, Android


    Kenneth Hall
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "For less than $3, you can't really complain at all. This survival game is one of thoes games that pushes ios phones to their limits as it requires longer playing time. If you are faond of killing zombies and survival stuff, this game is for you. Although i tihkn this is not the best open-world game for it is not that hardcore."
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    #3Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a third-person action-adventure video game based on multiple real-world people and events in Miami. The open-world design lets players explore the massive city and go on missions to complete the story.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, iOS, Android


    Brian Carter
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This iOS version is an improved version of the GTA III, I shall honestly say. I don't hate GTA III but I think Vice City is way way better than it in so many ways. First is the improved game controls, the improved visuals and the gameplay overall. I would advice those newbiew to GTA to try to play GTA III first so you get to know the workarounds, the tips, the story line itself, and gameplay rules. The new- auto save function of the iOS version is very commendable too. Great job!"
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    #4Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    GTA: Chinatown Wars is a top-down 3D open world game developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North and was published by Rockstar Games. It was set in the crime zone of Chinatown where you'll try to get a name in the drug dealing business.


    Android, iOS, Nintendo DS


    Ishan Kapoor
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "GTA is my all time favorite gaming franchise, but I hate that I can only play it when I'm at home. I came here looking for a game like GTA that I can play on my mobile phone, and it turns out I can play GTA on my IOS! Chinatown Wars is an interesting edition for you get to be Huang Lee (a spoiled son of a gang lord), The graphics are so cartoonish and i dont mean it the negative way. It looks cool! However, iphone vcontrls are way too problematic (also the screen) compared playing it on an iPad."
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    #5Goat Simulator

    Goat Simulator

    Goat Simulator is an action video game where the player will act as the goat on a path of extreme destruction. The more damage you do the the environment around you, the more points you get. 


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android


    Johnny Ruiz
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "This is not what I would be looking for, and you could find something way better like Minecraft."
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Jacob Stephens
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Well, what can I say? Minecraft remains timeless and a relevant open-world game to date. I must also comment that this pocket edition (they call it pocket edition because it can be installed on phones) is not as amusing as it is compared to playing it through consoles but the mere idea of building and creating, and having an adventure right in your hands wherever and whenever you go is amazing. There are only limited enemies tho. "
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    #7Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a 3D open-world action adventure video game. It is the seventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series. This single-player story centers on Carl Johnson who returns home after his mother's murder. 

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 2


    Song Hue
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I have always been a pocket-gamer. I have explored games from pokemon to anything, name the game, and I think I surely have tried it. I really didn't expect much stellar graphics from this pocket version (iOS version) of GTA but I must say it is a polished version. I was able to shoot rival gangs without fuss but I felt like I needed some game controller to actually play it better. "
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    #8Gangstar Vegas

    Gangstar Vegas

    Set in the city of Las Vegas, Gangstar Vegas is an open-world action game where players explore the massive land with the goal of becoming a true gangster. It is available on iOS and Android.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Teresa Johnson
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Well, I don't disagree @Samantha Little's comment but neither do I agree. I felt like gangster vegas is somehow between good and bad video game as the theme exudes violence and destruction in a very fun way. Do you get what I mean? It is somehow similar to GTA from missions to dialogues however, controling main character is such a pain in the @$$. Running is definitely a hassle. LOL. But I can't say anything negative about the gameplay. 3 stars from me."
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    #9Grand Theft Auto III

    Grand Theft Auto III

    Grand Theft Auto III is the 3rd game of the Grand Theft Auto series. It's set in Liberty City, where everything all started. With stellar voice acting, a darkly comic storyline, a stunning soundtrack, and revolutionary open-world gameplay.


    Windows, Mac, Playstation 2, Android, iOS


    María Luisa Zárate
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "It's great to be back in Liberty City where it all began! I was overwhelmed with nostalgia as I played. Although the game is rather short I loved it and was able to finish it rather quick. SOme controls take some getting used to but i think the bugs can still be fixed."
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    Crashlands is an adventure role-playing and crafting game created by Butterscotch Shenanigans. It is a game where players take the role of a trucker trying to survive on different planets. It won Gamezebo's Game of the Year award in 2016.


    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows


    Jesse Franklin
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "I think the core part of devloping portable games on mobile phones, especially for iOS is the compatibility of it to external controllers. This game has no controller support at all. "
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    #11Baldur's Gate

    Baldur's Gate
    In this RPG you will customize your hero and build a party of allies to explore dangerous dungeons! As you keep exploring the map you will get rewards and upgrades, which will make your characters stronger. 


    iOS, Android

    $9.99- with in-app purchases

    Edward Grant
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "To start with, I was also hesitant to spend for this game because I thought it wouldn't excite me as much as the PC version did when it was released more than a decade ago (not sure of the date but i guess it's pretty accurate). Anyway, in all fairness, the game exceeded my expectations. The classic high-fantasy game that once got me hooked on  PC, did it again but this time it's a portable version.This game reminds me of Drgons Age: Origins but maybe because Baldur's gate inspired the latter. The only problem I have is the wonky set of contronls. "
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    Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox game where players get to explore a vast and open world for limitless adventures. Go on epic fights for survival, fortune, and glory!


    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire


    Jason Gonzales
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "After watching many videos of the video game Terraria I had to give it a try, and I don't regret doing it. The game is really funny, and for me, that love the adventure genre, it's imperfect due to its flawed controls but i mean there's so much to it than the controls, it has huge maps to explore, tons of items to craft."


Best What are the best open world iOS games
1Oddworld: Stranger's WrathGames 2 Paid
2Radiation IslandGames 1 Paid
3Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityGames 1 Paid
4Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsGames 1 Paid
5Goat SimulatorGames 1 Free
6MinecraftGames 1 Paid
7Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasGames 1 Paid
8Gangstar VegasGames 0 Free
9Grand Theft Auto IIIGames 0 Paid
10CrashlandsGames 0 Paid

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