User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

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.

Notes:
  • 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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Hill Street Blues1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDigiTek Software3.33
The Terminator1991DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.60
Hunter1991Amiga, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.31
Grand Theft Auto1997DOS, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, WindowsASC Games3.61
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition)1997DOS, WindowsBMG Interactive Entertainment3.17
Body Harvest1998Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.60
Grand Theft Auto: London 19611999DOS, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.20
Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 19691999DOS, PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.36
Grand Theft Auto: Director's Cut1999DOS, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.18
Grand Theft Auto 21999Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.49
Grand Theft Auto: London (Special Edition)2000PlayStationRockstar Games, Inc....
Payback2001Amiga, Game Boy Advance, GP2X, iPhone, MacintoshApex Designs3.43
Grand Theft Auto III2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.82
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.98
Mafia (Special Edition)2002WindowsGathering4.36
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.15
Rockstar Games Double Pack: Grand Theft Auto2003PlayStation 2, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.27
True Crime: Streets of LA2003GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.21
The Simpsons: Hit & Run2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxFox Interactive, Inc.3.68
Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection - Grand Theft Auto / Grand Theft Auto: London / GTA22003PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.00
Driv3r2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.20
Grand Theft Auto Advance2004Game Boy AdvanceRockstar Games, Inc.3.53
The Getaway: Black Monday2004PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.75
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.90
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Selected Covers

The Terminator DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Terminator
Body Harvest Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Body Harvest

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from The Terminator
Title Screen
Screenshot from Body Harvest
A familiar opening...
Screenshot from The Simpsons: Hit & Run