After beating Assassin's Creed Odyssey you'll have likely sunken dozens upon dozens of hours into an expansive open-world RPG, so what comes next? If you're itching to jump into a new game but have a bit of RPG fatigue, we've got a few recommendations for you. And if you happen to be craving another open-world adventure, we've got you covered on that front too.
- Mayan apocalypse: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Coming of age: Life is Strange 2
- Pedal to the metal: Forza Horizon 4
- Insect Metroidvania: Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
- Zombie survival: State of Decay 2
- Ancient Egypt: Assassin's Creed Origins
Mayan apocalypse: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft's final adventure in the rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy ends with a bang. The latest entry in the series has all the good stuff: tombs to be explored, fast-paced action sequences, explosions. A shooter may be what you need after Odyssey's sword fights, so hop into Shadow of the Tomb Raider and take on Trinity in the Peruvian jungle.
Coming of age: Life is Strange 2
As far from a sprawling open-world RPG as you can get, Life is Strange 2 continues the series' penchant for emotional storytelling. After just one episode in this narrative adventure, you'll fall in love with Sean and Daniel. This time around, Life is Strange is swapping its time manipulation power for a bit of telekinesis. Be prepared for some Strange Things-esque events to occur.
Pedal to the metal: Forza Horizon 4
Racing games don't get much better. Playground Games' latest entry in the Forza Horizon series takes players to the wonderful far away land of … Britain. Featuring dynamic seasons and over 450 licensed cars, you'll speed through the beautiful countryside in awe.
Insect Metroidvania: Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
Need a good old fashioned platformer? You can't go wrong with Hollow Knight. A beautiful art style, fearsome enemies, and immaculate gameplay await you. This Metroidvania shows that the genre's greatest days may be yet ahead. With the Voidheart Edition, you're also getting four full expansion packs rife with content.
Zombie survival: State of Decay 2
Tired of living enemies? Try your hand at some undead ones instead. State of Decay 2 expands upon the first game's survival elements and throws even more challenges your way in an unforgiving world full of vicious zombies. Even better, you can play the entire game with a friend in co-op.
Ancient Egypt: Assassin's Creed Origins
Odyssey not enough for you? Then jump into Assassin's Creed Origins. You're getting a nearly identical gameplay experience — minus the dialogue choices — this time set in ancient Egypt. If you're itching for more like Odyssey, you won't get any closer than this.
The above games cover a wide breadth of genres so there's a little something for everyone. Aside from State of Decay 2 and Assassin's Cred Origins, each game also recently released on Xbox One, meaning there's a good chance you haven't played them yet. Whether they're acclaimed for their stories or gameplay (or a bit of both), you'll find a fantastic experience awaiting you in each of them.
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