open world

Waypoint

It's Surprising How Much of 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Doesn't Actually Matter

It's game full of incomplete systems and a big, expensive world that often feels like little more than window dressing.
Patrick Klepek
1.3.19
Letter Series

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is Defined By Its Rough Edges

From reported labor abuses to a total dedication to its languid frontier fantasy, 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is messy as hell.
Austin Walker
11.2.18
Listen

Mexico, Family, And That Memorable Epilogue—We've Finished 'Red Dead'

Waypoint 101's two-part look at 'Red Dead Redemption' draws to a close, and we spend two hours putting together out final thoughts.
Patrick Klepek
11.1.18
Review

'Far Cry 5' Tries to Do It All, but Fails to Be Much of Anything

New changes to the structure are welcomed, but 'Far Cry 5' has no confidence and no heart.
Austin Walker
3.26.18
Sandbox

Open World Games Finally Got Out of Their Own Way in 2017

It was a good year for the sandbox adventure.
Matthew Gault
12.13.17
the legend of zelda

'Breath of the Wild' Is Better When You Turn Off Everything Trying to Help You

In a game that avoids holding your hand, it's worth throwing off the only guard rails left.
Patrick Klepek
3.9.17
SFPD

San Francisco Police Refused to Help Ubisoft With 'Watch Dogs 2'

Freedom of Information Act request reveals insights into how Ubisoft created its memorable open-world game.
Leif Johnson
3.9.17
video

Footage Shows the Open-World Superman Game That Could Have Been

See how Superman smashed baddies through buildings before the project went the way of Krypton.
Leif Johnson
3.20.16
Gaming

Why Zelda Was so Revolutionary When It Came Out 30 Years Ago Today

Game historian Nathan Altice lays out what separated the first Legend of Zelda game from the pack.
Becky Ferreira
2.21.16