Suppose you’ve been having a decent time rampaging over Los Santos and Blaine County but have become bored. In that case, it’s understandable that you’re trying to find more games like GTA. many folks have been living therein world since 2013, and while Rockstar keeps teasing us with GTA 6, we still have a protracted wait previous us. Meanwhile, there are many other methods to satiate your cravings for a GTA-flavored substitute, and we’ve collected a listing of our faves for you. Here are eleven GTA-like games to keep you entertained till we discover where thieving Auto will take us next.
Red Dead Redemption 2
You can probably guess why this can be here; on balance, the GTA series and Red Dead Redemption are both made by the identical studio. Red Dead Redemption 2 shares the exact GTA’s values of the gameplay freedom that feels alive, a commitment to including even the tiniest details, and morally ambiguous men and ladies doing ethically vague things. It’d be an oversimplification to call Red Dead Redemption 2 “Grand Theft Auto with horses,” but it’s worth trying out if you’re within the mood for a few GTA action.
Just Cause 4
Just Cause 4 revels in new levels of anarchy, which it does by allowing you, the player, an absurd amount of flexibility. Check. Wingsuit: checked. If you wish GTA 5’s physics, wait till you see what you’ll accomplish here. The only thing Just Cause 4 lacks is the storytelling sophistication and mechanical polish of Rockstar’s flagship game. Still, it excels with its (literally) sky-high approach to choreographing mayhem on an enormous scale.
Watch Dogs 2
Remember the grand larceny Auto 5 quest “LifeInvader”? Watch Dogs 2 is nearly the identical but on a far larger scale. Rockstar’s geographic region satire still packs a touch more punch than Ubisoft’s, but Watch Dogs 2 has enough guffaws for anyone who’s had to spend hours through an Apple keynote. And you get to use pool balls hooked to bungee cable as weapons – how cool is that?
Grand Theft Auto has long been praised for bringing cities to life, packing its virtual landscapes with dozens of side diversions to enjoy adding to the game. Yakuza 0 embraces this design principle and runs with it. Whereas thievery Auto 5 includes tennis, yoga, and stock trading, Yakuza 0 includes karaoke, pool, arcades, wrestling, bowling, dance, gambling, and… um, awkwardly viewing some sexual content within the rear of a video store. As that last one attests, not all side diversions are elegantly designed, but the sheer volume and range of options are mind-boggling. Yakuza’s scale isn’t nearly as large as GTA’s, but what it lacks in number, it makes up for in (quirky, wacky) quality.
Sleeping Dogs, which became a surprise smash in 2012, marries the open-world crime genre’s tropes with martial arts and B-movie stunt action. The tip effect looks and looks like a thieving Auto game dressed up as a classic role-player film, and it’s beautiful. Unfortunately, while within the early stages of development, the sequel, which reportedly contained a co-op campaign, was canceled, making Sleeping Dogs a rare gem that deserves more recognition for the novel ideas it introduced. The sport was even re-released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014, so there’s no reason to depart Sleeping Dogs on the shelf from now on (sorry).
There is yet to be a theft Auto game that doesn’t involve some type of involvement with the Mafia, which naturally leaves 2 K’s Mafia series as a logical place to begin for open-world enthusiasts with a penchant for gangdom. Mafia 3’s most up-to-date release from Hangar 13 is more admired by Rockstar, with many side things to try to do and a story centered on a war veteran attempting to flee the chasing demons of his past life. The meaty, slow-burning plot is the maximum amount influenced by The Godfather and Goodfellas because it is larceny Auto, and it’s written so well that you’ll forget you’re playing a computer game and not watching a Scorsese film.