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Exploration / sandbox-y games?

01-30-2014, 08:07 PM
#1
Exploration / sandbox-y games?

Any good exploration games out there? Games with a heavy emphasis on exploration.

Bonus points if it features procedural generation (randomly generated levels).

I own Junk Jack and have played terraria, these are good examples. 3D / 1st person I am open to as well though.

Any ideas?
01-30-2014, 08:27 PM
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Here are some...

Heavy emphasis on exploration:

Ravensword Shadowlands - open world
Aralon - open world
Indigo Lake - open world
Star Wars KOTOR - open world
Gangstar Vegas - open world
The Dark Knight Returns - open world
Battle Supremacy - sort of open world, but has realtime missions and objectives that keep you from exploring anytime
Bard's Tale
Iesabel
Waking Mars
Unmechanical
Shardlands

Procedurally generated levels:

Heroes of Loot - random dungeons
Cardinal Quest - roguelike
Boson X - endless runner
Quadropus Rampage

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

01-30-2014, 08:50 PM
#3
Dungeon Nightmares - 1st person horror game (no combat). Explore a dungeon who's internals are randomly generated as you progress through nights. Scary as ****
01-30-2014, 08:54 PM
#4
Hero of Many and Icoboto aren't open world or sandboxy, but they have a focus on exploration and discovery. Discovery of the mechanics, exploring the levels
01-30-2014, 10:08 PM
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This is probably literally the fifth topic I've seen on this subject in the past two weeks...
01-30-2014, 10:11 PM
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9th Dawn
01-30-2014, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by dariusjr98 View Post
This is probably literally the fifth topic I've seen on this subject in the past two weeks...
Did a search and only one thread came up from 2012...

Thanks!
01-30-2014, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dariusjr98 View Post
This is probably literally the fifth topic I've seen on this subject in the past two weeks...
Don't be a dick about it.
01-30-2014, 11:11 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jorlen View Post
Did a search and only one thread came up from 2012...

Thanks!
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=217446
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=216881
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=216775
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=216952

They're not all the exact same subject, but share a common idea: sandbox/open-world games with lots of exploration.
01-30-2014, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by NomaD View Post
Don't be a dick about it.
I'm not being a d*** about anything. I'm just pointing out that these types of topics are popping up a lot lately.