User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

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
Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.4.00
Car Jack Streets2008iPhone, J2ME, Nintendo DSi, PlayStation 3, PSPTag Games Limited...
Grand Theft Auto IV (Special Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.33
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 2Electronic Arts, Inc.2.25
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.80
CarJacker: Hotwired and Gone!2006WindowsIncaGold plc1.38
Scarface: The World is Yours (Collector's Edition)2006PlayStation 2Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.5.00
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.62
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.84
The Godfather (Limited Edition)2006PlayStation 2, XboxElectronic Arts, Inc.2.50
The Godfather: The Game2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.13
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.96
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.3.58
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction2005PlayStation 2, XboxLucasArts3.88
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.85
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.56
True Crime: New York City (Collector's Edition)2005XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.50
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
Driv3r2005Game Boy AdvanceAtari, Inc.3.57
Grand Theft Auto Advance2004Game Boy AdvanceRockstar Games, Inc.3.53
Driv3r2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.20
The Getaway: Black Monday2004PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.75
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.90
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Selected Covers

Just Cause Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Just Cause
Crackdown Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Crackdown

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Just Cause
Main menu.
Screenshot from Crackdown
Title screen
Screenshot from Car Jack Streets