This game is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is an action role-playing video game which reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for players to explore any way they choose.
What this means is that a player can wander around and do random stuff: see what’s going on over in another kingdom, besiege a castle, slay a dragon, party with a frost troll.
I remember aimlessly driving my car around when I was a teenager, looking for a situation more entertaining than the one I currently inhabited. Playing this game seems a good alternative to pointlessly burning fossil fuel.