After being unveiled at E3 2018, audiences were skeptical about the utterly beautiful display from Sucker Punch Productions.
Sucker Punch promised a visually stunning portrayal of the Mongol invasion of Japan and boy did they deliver. Heavily inspired by the timeless works of Akira Kurosawa, the game balances the peacefulness of riding across Japan with the gruesome nature of samurai combat.
Ghost of Tsushima perfectly encapsulates the cinematic masterpieces of the 20th Century and does just enough to honour the source material without feeling unoriginal or tacky. For example, there is a clear homage to the Seven Samurai as the protagonist, Jin Sakai, must travel in search of legendary heroes to help him fight back against the vicious and cunning Khotun Khan.
Every element of this game oozes with love and effort from the developers, not just for the samurai genre but also for the gamers playing it. With RPGs getting more and more complicated, Sucker Punch brings things back to basics with overwhelmingly refreshing results.
If you still have any doubts that Ghost of Tsushima is the best open-world game then here are 10 reasons that prove it.