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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 2Electronic Arts, Inc.2.25
Grand Theft Auto Collection2008WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.40
The Incredible Hulk2008PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.43
Grand Theft Auto IV2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.82
Grand Theft Auto IV (Special Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.33
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.85
Xenus II: White Gold2008WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.12
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.73
The Godfather: The Game2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.16
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.96
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
Scarface: The World is Yours (Collector's Edition)2006PlayStation 2Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.5.00
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.84
CarJacker: Hotwired and Gone!2006WindowsIncaGold plc1.38
The Godfather (Limited Edition)2006PlayStation 2, XboxElectronic Arts, Inc.2.50
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.91
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction2005PlayStation 2, XboxLucasArts3.89
Driv3r2005Game Boy AdvanceAtari, Inc.3.57
True Crime: New York City (Collector's Edition)2005XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.00
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.56
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.62
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Special Edition)2005PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.78
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.67
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.85
The Getaway: Black Monday2004PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.78
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Selected Covers

Just Cause Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Just Cause
Driv3r Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Driv3r

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Just Cause
Title Screen and Main Menu.
Screenshot from Driv3r
Main menu.
Screenshot from Crackdown