Virtual Vacation Worlds
December 15, 2009 10:50 AM Subscribe
Are there any games which let you just explore and enjoy the scenery, like a walk-in painting or virtual vacation? (single-player preferred)
posted by lord_yo to computers & internet (44 answers total) 59 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoy games which give you the possibility to explore beautifully created surroundings, without a specific goal, except occasional mini-games. For example, the thing I loved most about GTA:San Andreas was not the missions, but driving around the country side. In the late 90s, multimedia producers created early versions of this (including an explorable version of The Simpson's Springfield), but I haven't seen anything like that since.
I'm looking for single-player games, if there are any, or maybe multiuser environments, if they are really well done (I know Second Life already, but the graphics are not very good).
By the way, does this genre have a name?