Hob is the best open world, discovery game where the gameplay is focused purely on unraveling the game world. It does not emphasize its story, combat, or music, all of which exist minimally. Most of the attention to detail is on the beautiful world that you discover and expand in your gameplay.
Hob is a severely underrated game. It failed to reach its full potential, leading to minimal sales and poor reach of its intended audience. It could have been one of the widely acclaimed games with a little more polish and adjustments, but it failed even in becoming a moderate success. Runic Games, the creator of Hob, was shut down by its parent company, a mere three months after the game's release.
Knowll considers Hob as the best open-world game and among the best games of all time.