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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.71
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
The Precursors2009WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.73
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.73
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.74
The Getaway: Black Monday2004PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.75
The Saboteur2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.75
Grand Theft Auto IV2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.77
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Special Edition)2005PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.78
Mafia II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.80
Grand Theft Auto III2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.83
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.83
Scarface: The World is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.85
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction2005PlayStation 2, XboxLucasArts3.87
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.90
Mafia II (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Zombie Driver HD2012Android, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360EXOR Studios3.97
Far Cry 32012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.98
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.98
Far Cry 3 (The Lost Expeditions Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA4.00
Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.4.00
Shinjuku no Ōkami2009PlayStation 2Spike Co., Ltd.4.00
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.4.08
Mafia2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGathering of Developers, Inc.4.15
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Selected Covers

Shinjuku no Ōkami PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Shinjuku no Ōkami
Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Grand Theft Auto IV

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Grand Theft Auto IV