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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
Hunter1991Amiga, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.31
The Terminator1991DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.60
Hill Street Blues1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDigiTek Software3.33
Grand Theft Auto1997DOS, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, WindowsASC Games3.61
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition)1997DOS, WindowsBMG Interactive Entertainment2.50
Body Harvest1998Nintendo 64Midway Games, Inc.3.60
Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 19691999DOS, PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.36
Grand Theft Auto 21999Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.49
Grand Theft Auto: London 19611999DOS, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.20
Grand Theft Auto: Director's Cut1999DOS, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.18
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.3.83
Mafia (Special Edition)2002WindowsGathering4.36
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.98
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.15
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection - Grand Theft Auto / Grand Theft Auto: London / GTA22003PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.00
The Simpsons: Hit & Run2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxFox Interactive, Inc.3.68
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
Grand Theft Auto Advance2004Game Boy AdvanceRockstar Games, Inc.3.52
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
Driv3r2004Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.23
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Selected Covers

Body Harvest Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Body Harvest
Grand Theft Auto 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Grand Theft Auto 2
Hunter Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Hunter
Grand Theft Auto DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Grand Theft Auto

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Body Harvest
Main menu
Screenshot from Grand Theft Auto 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Hunter
Title screen. As the Rockstar logo indicates, all my shots come from the Rockstar Classics version
Screenshot from Grand Theft Auto