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Size comparison of open world maps...

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Matmulder, 10 May 2010.

  1. Matmulder

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    Its a big picture, and obviously no hotlinking allowed, so:


    Elder Scrolls 2 is over 62,000sq miles?? Is that even possible?

    And LotRO is 30,000 to WoW's 80?? I'm suprised you ever see anyone else on LotRO with that much land mass.
  2. Alex74


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    Yikes!! :eek: Never played daggerfall myself. Must be some very repetitive scenery :p

    I wonder how it compares to morrowind..
  3. HangTime

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    Surprised Burnout Paradise is so big, although I suppose the speed you travel at is higher than in most games. I think the type of game plays a factor, I mean TDU for example is a pretty huge world, but in driving games you tend to cover distance much quicker than other types of game.
  4. ChrisJSY


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    Would love to see Anarchy Online's map size. Imagine Eve!
  5. Alex74


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    oooh what about X3:TC? :D
  6. Rroff

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    I think they've miscalculated a few of those... pretty sure the FC2 map is half the size of oblivion to scale.
  7. Strife212


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    The map is worthless, the scales are all wrong. Look at the aircraft carrier on the Burnout map, it's the size of an entire island in GTA3.

    Guild wars size on there is also a good laugh, they've literally just taken the "storyline" size of the map as if it was a real world and pasted in the number.
  8. Amp34


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    Yeah, from those images i'd suggest Burnout is about the size of GTA3. I wonder how the Smugglers run games fit in (PS2 games, the forerunners to GTA3)?
  9. Evilsod


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    I agree that is pretty badly done... i say pretty i mean very.

    Guild Wars + Cantha + Elona + Northlands would be a huge area, if you simply took the entire map... but then thats stupidly obvious because its half the continents of a world! The actual explorable area is much less. And stuff like Far Cry 2, how much of that is explorable area and how much of that is simply 'drive through here please' area.
  10. Devrij


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    If GTA was only 3 square miles, you'd get missions done so quickly. No need for a car, I'll jog.
  11. neoboy


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    There certainly appear to be a few miscalculations on there!
  12. Strife212


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    GTA 3 is actually really really small.
  13. Phinor


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    Lord of the Rings Online is 375 times the size of original World of Warcraft? Sure! I'll take those pills too.
  14. Mr.Nick

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    Haven't they missed out the Wow Outland?
  15. Jokester


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    You used to fast travel everywhere between specific locations, but it was possible to walk between places in real time and it would take literally days to get anywhere.
  16. stiv121

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    Played fallen earth for a while and it took ages to get anyware, supposly it took over 12hrs to get from the bottom of sector 1 to end of sector 4 and there are gonna bring out up to 10 i think