Best Open World 2021: Forza Horizon 5

Our favourite open world game of the year was Forza Horizon 5. For more PC Gamer awards, head to the GOTY 2021 hub.

Phil Savage, UK Editor-in-Chief Once again, Playground Games has stitched together a massive patchwork representation of a place, and filled it full of theme park delights. There’s  the Baja Desert, where you can smash into cacti to build up a massive skill combo. There’s La Gran Caldera, an active volcano with twisting dirt roads and a mountainside that’s just begging to be used for offroad stunts. There’s jungle and farmland and a big airstrip for drag races.