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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
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.04
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
True Crime: New York City (Collector's Edition)2005XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.50
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.47
Hunter1991Amiga, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.31
Grand Theft Auto IV2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.79
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.79
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.67
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.45
Payback2001Amiga, Game Boy Advance, GP2X, iPhone, MacintoshApex Designs3.43
True Crime: Streets of LA2003GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.21
Driv3r2004Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.23
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.85
The Terminator1991DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.60
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition)1997DOS, WindowsBMG Interactive Entertainment2.50
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
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
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.92
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.46
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.50
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.74
Saints Row IV2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.58
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.67
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Selected Covers

Payback Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Payback
Dead Island PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Island

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Payback
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Island
Beginning credits and intro.
Screenshot from The Getaway