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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
Scarface: The World is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Just Cause2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.2.92
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.61
The Godfather: The Game2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.13
Boiling Point: Road to Hell2005WindowsAtari do Brasil Ltda.2.85
True Crime: New York City (Collector's Edition)2005XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.50
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction2005PlayStation 2, XboxLucasArts3.87
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.46
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
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
Driv3r2004Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAtari, Inc.2.23
Grand Theft Auto Advance2004Game Boy AdvanceRockstar Games, Inc.3.52
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
True Crime: Streets of LA2003GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.21
Rockstar Games Double Pack: Grand Theft Auto2003PlayStation 2, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.25
Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection - Grand Theft Auto / Grand Theft Auto: London / GTA22003PlayStation, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.00
The Simpsons: Hit & Run2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxFox Interactive, Inc.3.68
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.98
Mafia (Special Edition)2002WindowsGathering4.36
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.15
The Getaway2002PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.58
Grand Theft Auto III2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.83
Payback2001Amiga, Game Boy Advance, GP2X, iPhone, MacintoshApex Designs3.43
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Selected Covers

The Simpsons: Hit & Run PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Mafia (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mafia (Special Edition)
Mafia Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mafia

Selected Screenshots

A familiar opening...
Screenshot from The Simpsons: Hit & Run
This car just crashed.  Wonder if they're okay.
Screenshot from Mafia