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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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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.80
Grand Theft Auto V (Special Edition)2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc....
Hill Street Blues1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDigiTek Software3.33
Hunter1991Amiga, Atari STActivision, Inc.3.31
The Incredible Hulk2008PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.2.45
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.96
Just Cause 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.3.31
L.A. Noire2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.25
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.08
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.17
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.14
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.80
Mafia II (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Mafia (Special Edition)2002WindowsGathering4.36
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 2Electronic Arts, Inc.2.25
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.26
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction2005PlayStation 2, XboxLucasArts3.89
Payback2001Amiga, Game Boy Advance, GP2X, iPhone, MacintoshApex Designs3.43
Polizei2011Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH5.00
The Precursors2009WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.73
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.08
Prototype 22012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.47
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.73
Red Faction: Guerrilla - Demons of the Badlands2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.4.45
Retro City Rampage: DX2012Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Vblank Entertainment Inc.3.46
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