First post, by gerry
If we consider 15 year + as 'vintage' then we have all games from 2006 and before to choose from, seems a little recent to me but in any case I'm interested in earlier open world games
open world is common now and often very impressive
games I remember from the 90's and early 2000's include
GTA 1,2,3,VC and San Andreas - the 3d ones being very good at creating an immersive (albeit comedic) open world and in some ways setting a standard for the early 2000's
Arena, Daggerfall and Morrowind are impressive fantasy worlds the latter of which gives a particularly good sense of being in an open world (in a way that fable doesn't for instance)
there are lots of others
what are others from 90's to early 2000's that you consider effective at creating a believable (in game terms) immersive world?