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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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition2014Xbox OneEXOR Studios...
Saints Row IV2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.58
Grand Theft Auto V2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.67
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.50
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.67
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.64
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.47
Far Cry 32012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.98
Far Cry 3 (The Lost Expeditions Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA4.00
Zombie Driver HD2012Android, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360EXOR Studios3.97
Retro City Rampage2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Vblank Entertainment Inc.3.45
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.74
Polizei2011Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH...
Zombie Driver: Summer of Slaughter2011WindowsEXOR Studios...
L.A. Noire2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.23
Dead Island (Special Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.50
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.67
Driver: San Francisco2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.38
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.08
Extinction2010iPad, iPhone, WindowsSakis25 Games3.00
Grand Theft Auto IV (Complete Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.5.00
Mafia II (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.80
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
Just Cause 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.3.25
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Selected Covers

L.A. Noire Xbox 360 Front Cover through plastic, with sticker
Front cover for L.A. Noire
Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Grand Theft Auto V
Dead Island PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Island
Just Cause 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Just Cause 2

Selected Screenshots

Main title.
Screenshot from L.A. Noire
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Island
Main Menu
Screenshot from Just Cause 2
Title Screen
Screenshot from Sleeping Dogs