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 orderPublisherUser Score
Mafia II (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
True Crime: Streets of LA2003GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.33
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.62
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.36
True Crime: New York City (Collector's Edition)2005XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.00
Hunter1991Amiga, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.67
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.77
Far Cry 32012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA4.05
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes2013Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.29
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.81
Grand Theft Auto IV2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.82
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.08
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.48
Payback2001Amiga, Game Boy Advance, GP2X, iPhone, MacintoshApex Designs3.57
Driv3r2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.20
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.90
Driv3r2005Game Boy AdvanceAtari, Inc.3.57
The Terminator1991DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.55
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition)1997DOS, WindowsBMG Interactive Entertainment3.17
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.57
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition2014WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.14
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.96
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.56
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.14
Saints Row IV2013Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.37
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Selected Covers

Prototype 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Prototype 2
Saints Row IV Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row IV
Just Cause Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Just Cause

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from Prototype 2
Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row IV
Title screen
Screenshot from Just Cause
Beginning credits and intro.
Screenshot from The Getaway