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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
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
Extinction2010iPad, iPhone, WindowsSakis25 Games3.00
Grand Theft Auto IV (Complete Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.83
Mafia II (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.80
Just Cause 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.3.31
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars2009Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.20
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.77
The Godfather II2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.08
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.73
Red Faction: Guerrilla - Demons of the Badlands2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.4.45
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.45
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.74
The Saboteur2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.75
Zombie Driver2009WindowsAkella3.26
The Precursors2009WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.73
Shinjuku no Ōkami2009PlayStation 2Spike Co., Ltd.4.00
Car Jacker 22009WindowsIncaGold plc1.33
Gang$tar: West Coast Hustle2009Android, iPad, iPhoneGameloft S.A....
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.26
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.85
Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.4.00
Car Jack Streets2008iPhone, J2ME, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PSPTag Games Limited...
Xenus II: White Gold2008WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.12
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Selected Covers

The Saboteur Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Saboteur
Just Cause 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Just Cause 2
Prototype Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Prototype

Selected Screenshots

A part of the story
Screenshot from Car Jacker 2
Main Menu
Screenshot from The Saboteur
Main Menu
Screenshot from Just Cause 2
Main Menu
Screenshot from Prototype