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16 Games Like Grand Theft Auto (GTA): Open World Games

GTA Clones: 16 Games Similar To Grand Theft Auto (GTA)

Seeking open world games like Grand Theft Auto (GTA) because you've finished the series more times than you can count? Then try this curated list of titles that offer a new open world adventure in a variety of settings.

The Grand Theft Auto series began in 1998 and is well-known for its free-roam style of gameplay. Players progress through the storyline by performing main missions and various side missions involving adventure, driving, stealth, and role-playing.

On this page you'll find 16 of my favourite options that I have played over and over again throughout the years. Ever since I started playing the original Grand Theft Auto I've been hooked on the gameplay that the series offers.

This led to my search for great alternatives which I've put together on this page for future reference and for others to enjoy. If you know of another game like GTA that isn't on this page, please share it in the comment section.

Which GTA Is Your Favourite? - (Main Titles Only)

All images on this page have been provided by publisher media departments for the purpose of critique.

1. GTA Mods: Get New Skins and Improve Gameplay

While GTA alternatives are great there is also a countless number of Grand Theft Auto Mods available that either build on the gameplay or offer new cars and skins to give the series new life. If you are looking for a game like GTA, the best place to start is with modification of your favourite title.

While mods for the earlier games are quite rare the rise of mod tools and mod communities has made altering your favourite game a common past time. All the AAA titles like Fallout 4, GTA V and Skyrim have a wealth of modifications that continues to grow each day.

The best mod for you will depend heavily on the features that you enjoy, your platform, and the particular GTA release that you are playing. I think that I have nearly spent just as much time playing mods of GTA as playing the actual games themselves, simply because the potential of mods is limited only to the minds of their creators (which is endless).

With current mod tools making installation very easy there is now very little barrier to modding your favourite GTA game. For those looking to learn more I recommend checking out the mod communities on reddit, Nexus Mods and Moddb.

Whether you want game improvements, additional missions or a new look for your favourite in game character the GTA mod community has a mod for you.

2. Saints Row (Series)

Saints Row is published by THQ and features an open-world style. It is generally considered the best series like GTA available, receiving positive reviews and averaging a score of mid 80's on Metacritic.

The series takes itself much less seriously, however, and has a very comical and light-hearted approach to gameplay, which makes for a very refreshing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and had some good laughs at just how crazy some of the missions were.

The Saints Row series has a strong emphasis on open-world gameplay and allows players to roam its massive open world and complete the storyline at their own pace.

The Saints Row series offers a wide variety of vehicles to explore the world, along with a vast array of weapons (including melee). You have great freedom in terms of how you adventure through the series and how you approach combat situations.

Visual customisation of your character is also a large focus of the series, allowing you to plant yourself within the game world and helping create a more realistic experience.

Fans of the GTA series will feel right at home with the style of gameplay offered by the Saints Row series. They games are loosely connected but not required to be played in any particular order. I recommend starting with number 2 or 3 and playing onwards from there if you want to experience the series. Alternatively if you're only looking for a single game, try the intense and crazy gameplay of Saints Row IV.

Saints Row: The Third (GOG)
Saints Row IV (Kinguin)

My Favourite From the Saints Row Series: Available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

3. Sleeping Dogs: A Game Set In Hong Kong

Sleeping Dogs follows the open world adventure formula closely and was released in 2012 for all the major platforms.

Sleeping Dogs was originally going to be developed as the third addition to the True Crime series (one that I loved), so if you have previously played True Crime and liked what was on offer then Sleeping Dogs is a great option. The experience moves away from the many other US-based games like GTA and instead takes players to the streets to Hong Kong.

The core gameplay of Sleeping Dogs is very similar to GTA (and True Crime) with a third person perspective and open-world environment. The player controls Wei Shen, an undercover police officer who infiltrates the Sun On Yee Triad organization (definitely not something that is an easy task).

Unlike other GTA-inspired games though the focus is on hand-to-hand combat and relies on a cover system when the player chooses to use a weapon (although I found it more enjoyable to always go for hand-to-hand as the control scheme really shines when you use it). As the game is of the free-roam genre players can progress at their own pace through the storyline.

Activities that players can participate in on the side include karaoke, street racing, stealing, dating, and fighting. All of these activities feel very connected to the game world rather than separate add-ons, which is always a hard thing to pull off with a large scale game.

Sleeping Dogs does not feature multiplayer but does allow friends to compare a number of stats through online leader boards. This still creates some competition between your friends and other gamers (which is something I have always liked).

Sleeping Dogs: GTA In Hong Kong!

Sleeping Dogs Review (GameSpot)

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption

4. Red Dead Redemption: A Highly Rated Western-Style Game

Red Dead Redemption is an open-world adventure set in the Wild West, with the majority of gameplay taking place in the year 1911. Players play as John Marston, who is a former outlaw but after his wife and son are held hostage he is required to bring his former gang members to justice.

Alongside the main storyline players will experience many random events as they explore the open world. These random events can include public hangings, ambushes, hostage situations, travellers in need of assistance, shoot outs, and even animal attacks.

Players also have access to a number of optional activities including bounty hunting, herb collecting, hunting, duels, and gambling. This wide range of extras in the game add so much atmosphere and realism that I fond myself getting lost in it for hours on end.

Red Dead Redemption uses a morality system where players gain honour throughout the game (either positive or negative) which effects how people interact with you.

After its release, Red Dead Redemption received critical acclaim with an average score of over 95% from the various review websites (such as Metacritic and GameRankings). This makes it one of the highest-rated videos games that is available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Red Dead Redemption also scooped up several Game of the Year awards and continues to be a game that is constantly recommended on forums as a must-play. I definitely support that idea.

Red Dead Redemption: Get The Game of the Year Edition

Red Dead Redemption Introduction

5. Mafia (Series): Play As A Member of the Mafia

The Mafia series features two games (Mafia and Mafia II), which are available on varying platforms. Mafia II is available on the latest generation and is the game that most people reading this will want to play. The gameplay of the Mafia series is very similar to GTA but instead focuses on the early- to mid-1900s.

The original Mafia was highly rated as a more realistic and serious version of Grand Theft Auto, which originally attracted me to the series as I was in the mood for something deeper and more realistic.

It was also highly praised for containing one of the biggest cities to appear in a video game for its time (2002), including a variety of transportation types. Unfortunately the console ports for Xbox and PlayStation didn't live up to expectations, and as such console users will want to avoid the original game and look into Mafia II.

Mafia II met similar reviews from critics, receiving scores varying from 7/10 all the way up to 8.5/10 from varying gaming sites. The PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions all received similar scores, unlike the original game.

Mafia II offers a deep and engaging storyline that is definitely one of the best mob-inspired games available. It is also the proud holder of the title "video game with the most profanity," (so be careful if you buy it as a gift).

Mafia II Review (IGN)

6. Just Cause (Series): Play As An Agent On A Vast Island

Just Cause is an open-world action adventure game where players play as Agent Rico Rodriguez.

Both Just Cause (2006), Just Cause 2 (2010) and Just Case 3 (2015) take place on tropical-style islands that the player can completely explore. This means it's very easy to get lost exploring, which is a feature I've always enjoyed in games.

The core gameplay of the Just Cause series is similar to GTA, offering third-person shooting and many driving elements. Players will feel like they are part of an action film, with over-the-top action scenes and many explosions.

The second in the series (Just Cause 2) offered improved AI and a grappling hook that allows players to tether various objects together, adding a somewhat strategic element to gameplay and firefighters.

The PlayStation 3 version also allows players to record their gameplay and upload it which allows you to share your favourite game aspects with others. This proved very popular but the feature has obviously declined in popularity over the life of the game (it's still a fun idea though).

All of these features were blown out of the water with Just Cause 3 though that offered a massive boost to graphics, freedom and physics. With minimal connection to the games of the past newcomers to the Just Cause series will be best serviced by Just Cause 3.

Just Cause 3 (Kinguin)

Just Cause 3 Gameplay

Bully

Bully

7. Bully: GTA In A High School Setting

Bully was also developed by Rockstar Games and was originally developed for the PlayStation 2 (but is now also available on PC, Xbox 360 and Wii).

Bully is another action adventure that takes place in a school environment. The player plays as James "Jimmy" Hopkins, a rebel student at the fictional boarding school of Bullworth Academy. Players are free to explore the campus and eventually the town as they complete a number of missions, side adventures, and mini-games.

Through school classes, players can increase Jimmy's abilities and unlock new items. Practicing English for example allows Jimmy to talk his way in and out of situations better, while chemistry unlocks stick bombs and firecrackers.

Bully is split into five chapters in which Jimmy must defeat a leader of certain clique (nerds, preps etc.). Combat is mostly fighting orientated but Jimmy does gain access to some school-boy type weapons including slingshots and itching powder.

The gameplay in Bully is both unique and full of freedom, appealing to any GTA fan.

Bully

Bully Gameplay

Gun

Gun

8. Gun: A Western Themed Game

Gun is a Western-themed game developed by Neversoft, with releases that cover a large number of platforms. It is very easy to get your hands on Gun regardless of your preferred gaming platform.

Gun features an open-world environment and many side missions just like the GTA series. It also includes plenty of activities on the side such a poker, bounty-hunting, and cattle-herding. The environments you will visit are also extremely varied despite the Western focus, it isn't all sand and deserts.

Money earned from these activities and side missions can be used to purchase and upgrade equipment, giving the game some RPG-depth ahead of what the GTA series has generally offered. Combat variety is also plentiful, with sneaking, shooting, and even dynamite playing a role in your adventure.

In the game you take on the role of Colton White who loses everything and decides to take vengeance against the people who turned his life upside down. This adventure really captures just how brutal the Wild West was, which is definitely the most attractive aspect of Gun.

Gun PlayStation 2 Review

9. The Godfather (Series): Play as the Godfather

The Godfather is a series of two action-adventure games published by Electronic Arts which are based on The Godfather series and films. The first game is often considered one of the best movie-to-video game adaptations (and I definitely agree).

The Godfather game even features some of the original actors from The Godfather film and follows the film and series quite closely, so fans of the series will feel right at home.

You won't feel left out if you haven't seen the movies, although I definitely recommend you do (either before or after you play the game).

Reviews of The Godfather game are mixed (but mostly positive). Critics praised the game for staying true and faithful to the roots of The Godfather, but the recycling of textures and graphics prevented the game from receiving top ratings.

The sequel (The Godfather II) unfortunately did not live up to expectations. The main issues plaguing the game include poor AI, easy difficulty, and excessive bugs. But it is still a decent game experience, especially for Godfather fans.

I personally really liked The Godfather II as more of a casual GTA. It won't push you to your limits in terms of difficulty, and none of the bugs I ran into were game-breaking. Most were just small glitches. Of course this might not be the case for everyone.

The Godfather II: My Favourite From the Series

The Godfather 2 - Intro & Mission

True Crime: Streets of LA

True Crime: Streets of LA

10. True Crime: Streets of LA

True Crime: Streets of LA is one of the original games like GTA and was released in 2003. There is also a second release in the series (True Crime: New York) but the game is very lack-lustre compared to the original and best avoided.

True Crime is well known for its highly accurate GPS recreations of locations and its random street crime-orientated missions. Unlike GTA, True Crime focuses on the justice side of the law, with players playing as a police officer tasked with catching criminals and other police-orientated missions.

This different type of experience (playing on the good side rather than the bad) has proven very popular and is one of the biggest draws to the series over other options.

Players must complete various missions to move up the ranks of the police force while questionable acts will see the player fall down the ranks and eventually be exiled by the police. I really liked the scope of choice that True Crime offered for its time and the ability to play as a cop has always been a feature that has set it apart.

True Crime: Streets of LA Gameplay

11. Crackdown (Series): From The Person That Brought You GTA

Crackdown is another open-world, third-person-shooter video game available for Xbox 360. The Crackdown series has two games available in the series, released in 2007 and 2010. The idea was conceived by the creator behind Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings.

The original Crackdown features a large sandbox environment that players are free to explore after selecting one of the agents available.

From here the player is tasked with defeating the head of various gangs but can do so in any order or by any means that they want. Various actions can increase your chances of successfully taking them down, such as removing bodyguards or high-level associates to reduce their protection further.

Crackdown 2 follows a similar style of gameplay but offers a larger variety of customisation options (both visual and skill sets). Driving has also been introduced into Crackdown 2, allowing for a larger map and more modes (such as racing).

Both Crackdown games are rated highly, however the sequel has received some heat for playing too much like the original.

Crackdown 2: My Favourite Crackdown Game

Crackdown 2 Review

Scarface: The World Is Yours

Scarface: The World Is Yours

12. Scarface the World Is Yours: A Game Based on the Scarface Movie

Scarface: The World is Yours is a video game that is intended as sequel to the 1983 movie Scarface. So if you've seen the movie and want to become a part of the world that the movie portrayed, you'll love this experience.

If you haven't seen the movie you might find that the intriguing storyline and underground setting will make you interested in seeing it.

Scarface is available on PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Wii. There is also a Scarface spin-off titled Scarface: Money, Power, Respect for the PSP.

The Scarface video game has received many favourable reviews, with the majority around the 85% range (for consoles).

Unfortunately the PC port was filled with bugs and control system issues, so I only recommend this game to those of you who are looking for a console game. The PC port version is best avoided (as it truly is awful and unplayable).

Scarface the World Is Yours Gameplay

13. Infamous (Series): An Electric Open World Game for PlayStation

Infamous (InFamous/inFAMOUS) is a popular open-world action adventure that is available on PlayStation 3. The series has two games available that were released in 2009 and 2011, both of which received strong reviews which were well deserved.

In both games the player has control of a human with various special abilities. InFamous allows the players to choose their own path through the storyline, creating plenty of options and even varied endings.

The original Infamous was highly acclaimed by reviewers and is often considered on of the best PS3 games available. The series was praised for its simple core mechanics, varied missions, and strong story. Infamous 2 received similar praise and holds a score of 83 on Metacritic.

I never played the original game (it is still on my to-play list) but I can vouch for the amazing experience of the second one. It brought some unique mechanics to what at the time was a stale genre.

Infamous: The Second (and Best) Game in the Series

Infamous 2 Official Trailer

14. Prototype: Explore A City Torn By A Virus

Prototype is another popular open-world sandbox video game. The game was released in 2009 and a sequel (Prototype 2) was released in 2012. The game takes place in New York City just as a plague is taking over and spreading throughout the city.

Once infected, diseased creatures only have one purpose which is to kill any uninfected life form. In the midst of this chaos we find Alex Mercer who has no memory of his past but has the ability to shape-shift.

Players are free to roam the open-game world and solve the main storyline as they please, similar to the gameplay of Infamous and the GTA series. Prototype is available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and through Steam for PC. The game averages scores of 80% on Metacritic across its available platforms.

This is a game series that I strongly recommend if you're a fan of open world games that are packed full of story and lore, especially if you prefer them with an out of this world feel.

Prototype 2 Gameplay

15. Hitman (Series): A Stealth Focused Game Franchise

If you are a fan of the stealth aspects in the GTA games, then Hitman is the game for you. The game series is heavily focused on stealth and revolves around Agent 47, an assassin/hitman for hire.

The core objectives around each level involve the player killing an assigned target (with some levels containing optional bonus targets). While the game does reward a subtle approach to each level, the player is allowed to go Rambo style to achieve the mission goals.

The entire Hitman series has received positive reviews, making it a great, reliable game. While it lacks the open-world environment, many of the missions feel like assassination side missions of GTA.

The pick from the series for me is definitely Hitman: Absolution since it finally got a few of the core gameplay mechanics perfectly balanced, making it the highest polished game from the series yet.

Alternatively, if you want to try one of the older games then Hitman Contracts is my favourite from the older era titles. If instead you want to go all out the Himan Collection is a convenient way to get every game in a bundle.

Hitman 3: Contracts (GOG)

My Favourite Hitman Title

Hitman: Absolution Gameplay

The Simpsons: Hit and Run

The Simpsons: Hit and Run

16. Simpsons Hit and Run: The Perfect Option for Simpsons Fans and Those That Love to Drive

The Simpsons Hit & Run is a unique option on this page and appeals to people who are more interested in the driving elements of the GTA series.

The game is available on Xbox, PS2, and PC with the story, dialogue, and voices by the same people behind The Simpsons. You will feel like you are entering the world of Springfield.

The game heavily features the citizens of Springfield, the Simpson family, and Springfield itself. It will definitely not disappoint fans of the series, often being considered the best Simpsons game to be produced and I couldn't agree more.

Gameplay is mainly focused on the driving aspect, which draws heavily from the GTA franchise. However players can also explore the world on foot when required. If you like The Simpsons or just prefer the driving elements of Grand Theft Auto, you will enjoy this option.

The Simpsons: Hit and Run

The Simpsons Hit and Run Gameplay

Know Another Game Like GTA? Share It Below

Nathan on January 18, 2018:

What about Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon?

CZWHO on July 30, 2017:

gta V i want but i can buy this after next year

Aiman899 on July 08, 2017:

Hey another INFAMOUS:SECOND SON

Isa The King of Rebels on November 21, 2016:

The Jak and Daxter Trilogy. Mainly Jak II and Jak 3.

Never Give Up on November 20, 2016:

Where was Watch Dogs

Howie on October 31, 2016:

Nice List Pal!!

Now I got a Damn list of games I have to play Cause i love the Gameplay of gta.

My favourite part of GTA is IV because of the movements of nico, and the drive physics. This old Rage-Engine is ways better.

But I also love GTA five and maybe we'll see a new Gta. Now I know games to play meanwhile.

abdullah on August 29, 2016:

i like gta 5

Bob the builder on August 21, 2016:

Gangstar Vegas: City of Sin

Akash on July 26, 2016:

Thakn ya,... I loved GTA San Andreas, i just loved it... Now I think I must play Mafia. Simpson can never be like GTA remove it!

Alexander on May 13, 2016:

"Total Overdose" the best clone of GTA!

NineIsNotMine on July 17, 2015:

I'm already played Hitman :Absolution. I'm just never played GTA 5. Damn, love GTA 5!!

someplumber on May 17, 2015:

No FarCry series???

sriram on April 11, 2015:

total overdose is also a game like gta

it like it very much

it is my top first game

GoddessBrigit from Baltimore, Maryland on March 21, 2015:

I played Infamous 2 and it was so awesome. I love how you can glide around on the wires. It helped my depression. ^__^

Aswin Rajeev from Cochin, India on February 17, 2015:

Great games. Have played most of the PC games in the list. I'd like to suggest one game, Dying Light, released a few weeks back. It has a huge open world, a lot of stuff to do and a great single player campaign. It may not be like GTA, but it is a great addition to open world games.

Hardhead on January 25, 2015:

The Saboteur is set in World War 2 but plays like GTA

Emily from GA on January 07, 2015:

Very nice article! Lot's of game ideas!

PAWAN KASHYAP on December 04, 2014:

i like total overdose game...its really really really awesome amigo

Jack on November 13, 2014:

GTA is an awesome game, love it. :)

nevada on September 24, 2014:

great list

Vincent on September 11, 2014:

I've been playing all the open world games i've found and i have to say the ones that aprroach the most to GTA serries are Saint's Row ,Mafia 2 and Sleeping Dogs.Maybe Watch Dogs too but i don't like that game.Anyway Just Cause 2 is horrible by me :(

awebmyzomby14 on July 21, 2014:

Thanks for the interesting review!

But my opinion is that GTA still is the best open world game and it has no equal. Although after the San Andreas gameplay games worsened.

bo-abo on July 20, 2014:

awesome game i love it

raphilip on July 13, 2014:

lego marvel and batman lego 2 and lego city undercoer are a little like gta

IncarnateBeast on July 05, 2014:

Awesome article! Personally GTA 5 is my favourite.

mason-hughes-357 on June 24, 2014:

watch dogs except its better u can rob stores to get clothes

anonymous on June 12, 2014:

I loved playing Sleeping Dogs! its like an asian GTA haha

astevn816 lm on May 03, 2014:

I spend hours playing this game

AnonymousC831 from Kentucky on April 23, 2014:

I like GTA. Great mix of games on this lens.

TellTales on April 06, 2014:

I still remember the excitement of playing the very 1st GTA... its come along way now! Nice list

leopold-rupf on March 29, 2014:

Other games like GTA V:

Gangster Vegas

Gangster Rio

And my favorite game; Watchdog

leopold-rupf on March 29, 2014:

Other games like Gta V:

Gangster rio

Gangster vegas

EliteRaccoon on March 15, 2014:

Mafia 2 had a fantastic storyline, can't wait for a third release!

dilipyadav on March 13, 2014:

the list is really nice.

I think all these games are awesome.

Thanks for the list.

sethandressen on February 12, 2014:

Played it all but GTA is the best for me.

brian-k-vanorder on February 08, 2014:

apb reloaded

alex-dinescu-148 on February 07, 2014:

Guys, you should try Total Overdose, it's an Open World game pretty much like GTA, gameplay isn't really that good, but the story makes it worth to be played!, (PC/PS2)

Laura Brown from Ontario, Canada on January 28, 2014:

I never bothered with GTA - I had Carmageddon and still play it.

marley101 lm on January 22, 2014:

Yea!, Lets play GTA :D

kannan02 on January 16, 2014:

good info.... thanks :)

Zeraton on January 03, 2014:

Wow.. I never knew this many open world games existed.

gtafreak55 on December 28, 2013:

driver is like gta

anonymous on December 09, 2013:

In my opinion nothing can come close to Grand Theft Auto Especially Grand Theft Auto 5

Ecosimon LM on November 18, 2013:

In my honest opinion the Grand Theft Auto series of games will never be beaten due to the depth and expansive gameplay. Saints Row 3 was the closest any other open world game has come to beating a GTA title.

Film_addict on November 17, 2013:

I'm afraid GTA is my favorite Game like GTA :)

Hitman_4761 on November 13, 2013:

Yeah GTA is the KING of all the games

if look in the past gta 1 and gta 2 were not so famous but the GTA 3 and GTA vice city were considered the best games of that time

and NOW even in 2013 the GTA 5 is the biggest game in the gaming history

you made a great lens, but all the games you mention were not open world!

jmakauskis on October 20, 2013:

Awsome lens

Milkfungi on October 17, 2013:

Gta is the best

therankedreview on October 03, 2013:

It's hard to find good alternative games to GTA. I have played the new GTA for PS3 and I have to say that its one amazing game. Hopefully they release it for the PS4. Great list!

stuartym91 on September 27, 2013:

Very Interesting and awesome

SamanthaHaupt on September 24, 2013:

Great lens and great selection! I love GTA games, but I've come to like the Crackdown series even more!

ZionAmal on September 23, 2013:

Damn!

I didn't know that there were this much Open World games which are look alike of GTA!

Starlight31 on September 07, 2013:

Great Lens, Scarface: The World Is Yours is an awesome game - ridiculously addictive! That and GTA - two of my favourite games of all time!

anonymous on August 28, 2013:

Max Payne series

anonymous on August 25, 2013:

Driver man

anonymous on August 23, 2013:

I have played Mafia 2 and it's one of the best.

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

I love 2 games most.. 1st NFS most wanted (2005)

2nd GTA San Andreas

Love this article.

anonymous on August 12, 2013:

ga good but saints row 3 awsomeeee

anonymous on August 06, 2013:

Mercenaries 1

bo-abo on August 01, 2013:

but GTA is the best :)

anonymous on July 26, 2013:

Postal 2

anonymous on July 25, 2013:

gangstar games

anonymous on July 10, 2013:

mercanaries world in flames 2

Mitch777 on June 24, 2013:

Check out my lens called 'Critique of the best games on PS3'. I am passionate about games and will respond to every comment, question and query. A lot more to come too! Thanks guys :)

The best games like GTA I have played are Red Dead Redemtpion, Just Cause 2 and Gun. Far Cry 3 looks and seems really good though.

anonymous on June 18, 2013:

FarCry 3

anonymous on June 15, 2013:

Total overdose : A gunslingers tale is also an epic game

anonymous on June 05, 2013:

@anonymous: plz suggest more like la noire !!! i love la noire and i have finished it. TOO

anonymous on June 03, 2013:

Another open world game is Red Faction Guerrilla absolutely love this game!

speedbuggy on May 26, 2013:

Im really a big fan of the hitman & GTA series of games. Thanks for suggesting others like them that I did not know about.

anonymous on May 04, 2013:

What about The Saboteur?

tHat game has great environments and fun destruction

anonymous on April 26, 2013:

APB Reloaded

360xbl on April 08, 2013:

Nice list of of games

BrandonCase on April 07, 2013:

Thanks for the great lens!

Love GTA Vice City (for whatever reason, it has a soft spot :D), and thoroughly enjoyed Prototype because of the flexible movement through the city :).

I'll have to check out some of the others!

inezhamrick147 on March 29, 2013:

Hi, Nice list of games here. My favourite game on this list was hitman, Check it out

anonymous on March 29, 2013:

Jak 2 (jak and Daxter series) was quite like gta but more appropriate for a younger audience

anonymous on March 06, 2013:

Saints Row 3

anonymous on March 06, 2013:

Driver parallel lines by Ubisoft is awesome and much better than gta san andreas

pauly99 lm on February 28, 2013:

My wife would really like to see a new version of Red Dead Redemption.

anonymous on February 27, 2013:

i know the game la noire true detective game

hiddenobjectgam1 on February 18, 2013:

GTA is BEST of the BEST. and now I'm waiting for GTA5.

I star playing from gta2 it was awesome :)

anonymous on February 05, 2013:

I have to say out of the games listed here that I've seen played or tried myself, my favorites would have to be the GTA mods and Red Dead Redemption. Another game similar to GTA that I like is Mercenaries 2: World In Flames!

I really enjoyed your lens, great info and videos. There are definetely a few on here I wasn't sure about playing that I will have to try now.

If there are any Black Ops fans that read this, please feel free to check out my lens.

anonymous on February 05, 2013:

GTA is one of the best games i ever played ... i really love its awesome story,graphics,physics,gameplay . GTA is always great but there a new game coming soon by Ubisoft called "Watch Dogs" i think that it gona be more better than GTA in specially physics,gameplay and i really can't wait to see both "GTA 5" Vs "Watch Dogs"

ash-hock-5 on February 02, 2013:

dont forget the L.A Noire i love that game

Jogalog on February 01, 2013:

My husband loves GTA. He's excited about the new one coming out soon. (I think that's what he told me earlier anyway!)

ChrisRidge on January 31, 2013:

Amazing Spider-Man. Diving off skyscrapers is pretty cool.

StefanoMichiele on January 20, 2013:

Saints Row the third is my fav!!

Lee from Derbyshire, UK on December 31, 2012:

Sorry, but nothing beats GTA!! Specially III which changed things in the game industry due to it's amazing gameplay and ideas for such a (now) old game

Neil Spencer from uk on December 30, 2012:

Great lens and very well laid out. Keep em coming :-)

anonymous on December 26, 2012:

@anonymous: you're right

avigarret on December 17, 2012:

Incredible idea for a lens, I can say from experience that these games are terrific and worth buying.

anonymous on December 17, 2012:

Total over dose also should be given a place in the list

anonymous on December 09, 2012:

I think Driv3r is good

anonymous on December 08, 2012:

@shawnhi77 lm: did you even finish the game? they were making a movie, you could see that before even finishing that part. i thought it was pretty funny, especially that reference to star wars at the end.

Markwell1 on November 20, 2012:

All points bulletin should be in there!

anonymous on November 19, 2012:

Driv3r and driver parallel lines.

anonymous on November 14, 2012:

LA noir

anonymous on November 14, 2012:

yes there is 1 more game and it is total overdose available for the ps2

it is a gta styled open world game set up in mexico

shawnhi77 lm on November 11, 2012:

There is nothing like GTA for real excitement. I really liked Saints until the 3rd one. The part about going into space just really turned me off, but GTA rules.

anonymous on November 09, 2012:

FAR CRY 1 & 2

tf245yay on November 05, 2012:

I love Grand Theft Auto cuz its just like a life simulation game however its a bit too violent...