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.4.66
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneDeep Silver3.07
Batman: Arkham Knight2015PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Far Cry 42014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneUbisoft Entertainment SA4.03
Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition2014Xbox OneEXOR Studios...
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition2014WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.14
Grand Theft Auto V (Special Edition)2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc....
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes2013Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.29
Grand Theft Auto V2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneRockstar Games, Inc.4.48
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.17
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 Silver3.37
Far Cry 32012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA4.02
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.3.46
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
L.A. Noire2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.25
Dead Island (Special Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.50
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Selected Covers

Prototype 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Prototype 2
Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Grand Theft Auto V
Polizei Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Polizei

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from Prototype 2
Main menu
Screenshot from Grand Theft Auto V
Screenshot from Polizei
Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row IV