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Open World

An open world is a type of video game level design where a player can roam freely through a virtual world and is given considerable freedom in choosing how or when to approach objectives. the term "free roam" is also used, as is "sandbox" and "free-roaming". "open world" and "free-roaming" suggest the absence of artificial barriers, in contrast to the invisible walls and loading screens that are common in linear level designs. an "open world" game does not necessarily imply a sandbox.