Over the years, open-world games have become more commonplace. The main reason is it provides the player with a greater sense of exploration. You no longer have to follow a predetermined path to unravel the story. Instead, you can branch off and make your own or stumble upon a side quest equally as compelling as the main narrative.

Not everyone wants to bounce from game to game. Some people prefer to find one they enjoy and spend a lot of time enjoying it. Open-world titles tend to suit this type of player since the setup allows developers to include more content than you'd typically find in a linear game.

But making a great open-world game isn't easy. If the world is vast but empty, it won't be particularly interesting to explore. On the other hand, if the game is littered with dull and repetitive tasks, you'll likely lose interest long before the final credits roll. Undoubtedly, there's a balance to be found.

To help you out, we've created a list of 5 great games you can enjoy as part of an Xbox Game Pass subscription. In it, we have included a variety of games, so there's bound to be something for everyone, even for those who find themselves intimidated by open-world games. Hit the big blue button below to check out our picks.