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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Mafia II (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.43
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.05
Hunter1991Amiga, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.31
True Crime: New York City (Collector's Edition)2005XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.50
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.70
Payback2001Amiga, Game Boy Advance, GP2X, iPhone, MacintoshApex Designs3.43
True Crime: Streets of LA2003GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.23
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.85
Driv3r2004Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.23
The Terminator1991DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.60
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition)1997DOS, WindowsBMG Interactive Entertainment2.50
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.15
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.83
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.97
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.46
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.92
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.74
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.69
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.5.00
Dead Island (Special Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.50
The Saboteur2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.75
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 2Electronic Arts, Inc.2.10
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Selected Covers

Saints Row: The Third Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row: The Third

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row: The Third
Main Menu
Screenshot from The Saboteur
Main menu.
Screenshot from Prototype 2