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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Car Jacker 22009WindowsIncaGold plc1.33
CarJacker: Hotwired and Gone!2006WindowsIncaGold plc1.38
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.47
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
Driv3r2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.20
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 2Electronic Arts, Inc.2.25
The Incredible Hulk2008PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.2.45
The Godfather (Limited Edition)2006PlayStation 2, XboxElectronic Arts, Inc.2.50
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.85
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.96
Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection - Grand Theft Auto / Grand Theft Auto: London / GTA22003PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.00
Extinction2010iPad, iPhone, WindowsSakis25 Games3.00
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.08
Xenus II: White Gold2008WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.12
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition2014WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.14
The Godfather: The Game2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.16
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition)1997DOS, WindowsBMG Interactive Entertainment3.17
Grand Theft Auto: London 19611999DOS, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.20
Grand Theft Auto: Director's Cut1999DOS, PlayStation, WindowsGathering3.18
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars2009Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.20
True Crime: Streets of LA2003GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.21
Zombie Driver2009WindowsAkella3.26
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.26
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneDeep Silver3.29
Rockstar Games Double Pack: Grand Theft Auto2003PlayStation 2, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.30
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Selected Covers

Extinction iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Extinction
Just Cause Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Just Cause
Crackdown 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Crackdown 2
Prototype 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Prototype 2

Selected Screenshots

Story intro
Screenshot from Extinction
Title screen
Screenshot from Just Cause
Main menu.
Screenshot from Prototype 2
Main menu
Screenshot from Zombie Driver