Genre: Open world / Free-roaming / Sandbox action and driving

Group Description

This group includes games set in vast, predominantly urban environments, in which the activities of the player character alternate between driving cars or other vehicles, and participating in action sequences (e.g. shooting or hand-to-hand combat). Popularized by Grand Theft Auto series, these games are sometimes referred to as GTA clones.

  • The exact percentage of driving and action gameplay may vary greatly from game to game. In order to be admitted to this group, the game in question must have both gameplay styles prominently featured.
  • "Sandbox" is a relative term; what is meant here is that the player can deviate from the prescribed route when driving (though he may be confined to narrow locations during action sequences), i.e. the driving is not restricted by levels/stages.
  • Games in this group do not have to feature gangster protagonists. Some of these games (e.g. True Crime) actually deal with law enforcement.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Mad Max2015PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.5.00
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneDeep Silver3.07
Far Cry 42014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneUbisoft Entertainment SA4.03
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition2014WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.14
Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition2014Xbox OneEXOR Studios...
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes2013Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.29
Grand Theft Auto V (Special Edition)2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc....
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.17
Grand Theft Auto V2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneRockstar Games, Inc.4.47
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.64
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.86
Gangstar: Vegas2013Android, iPad, iPhoneGameloft S.A....
Saints Row IV2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.46
Far Cry 32012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA4.03
Zombie Driver HD2012Android, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360EXOR Studios4.00
Retro City Rampage: DX2012DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Vblank Entertainment Inc.3.43
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.82
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.77
Far Cry 3 (The Lost Expeditions Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA4.43
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.78
Polizei2011Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH5.00
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.59
Dead Island (Special Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.50
L.A. Noire2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.25
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Selected Covers

Dead Island PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Island
Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Grand Theft Auto V
Sleeping Dogs Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sleeping Dogs
Gangstar: Vegas Android Front Cover
Front cover for Gangstar: Vegas
Saints Row: The Third Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row: The Third

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Island
Main menu
Screenshot from Grand Theft Auto V
Title Screen
Screenshot from Sleeping Dogs
Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row: The Third
Screenshot from Polizei