Is Ghostwire Tokyo Open World?

Is Ghostwire Tokyo Open World?
Images via Tango Gameworks

Written by 

Aaron Bayne


18th Mar 2022 13:15

The Ghostwire Tokyo open world has been under much debate ever since the game was revealed back in 2019. Tango Gameworks, the developers behind The Evil Within series haven't been known for developing open-world titles, yet Ghostwire Tokyo looked like it could be. But is Ghostwire Tokyo fully open-world, or a scaled-back explorable hub? Read on as we breakdown everything you need to know about the Ghostwire Tokyo open world. 

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Ghostwire Tokyo Open World Explained

Ghostwire Tokyo Open World: Tokyo
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Image Via Tango Gameworks

Ghostwire Tokyo doesn't appear to have a traditional open world map, at least not to the extent of titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, or Cyberpunk 2077. Instead, players will enter open-ended levels which can be explored freely, with stores to shop through, and rooftops to ascend. However, the entire experience is far more linear and smaller than your typical open-world affair, at least to start. 


Players start in Shibuya - a district within Tokyo - which has been cut off from the rest of the world, with an eerie fog blanketing most of the area. However, by cleansing the corruption of torii gates the fog will lift and the explorable area will expand. There are also additional realms that the player can be whisked off to, thanks to many of the game's folklore-inspired horrors, so be prepared for the unexpected. 

Having a more condensed open world might seem disappointing for some, but we find that it is actually a refreshingly contained experience that doesn't feel overwhelmingly large, and easily establishes a spooky yet realistic setting. You can read out thoughts in our Ghostwire Tokyo preview.

That's all you need to know about the Ghostwire Tokyo open world. Are you playing on Xbox and wondering if you can try out this anticipated release? We've got a guide on the Ghostwire Tokyo Xbox release just for you. 


Aaron Bayne
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Aaron Bayne
Aaron Bayne was a Guides Writer at GGRecon. His previous experience includes BBC and Fraghero.
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