id="mod_30609027">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)
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See results 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.Games Like GTA
Enjoy These Massive Open World Adventures
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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)
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Saint's Row: The Third - Xbox 360Of all the games in the series, I felt that Saint's Row: The Third struck the perfect balance of game mechanics and features. It was also what I considered to be the most polished of the series.
Saints Row has plenty of crazy scenarios that will have you saying "they want me to do what?" which I really loved.
The game does incorporate some story elements from the previous games, but not knowing them doesn't diminish the great experience. If you're willing to invest the time in 3 games (and have the means) though I do recommend starting with the very second game and following the series through to the fourth game. Buy Now 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 sex torrent
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).
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Sleeping Dogs - Xbox 360Get your hands dirty with Sleeping Dogs a melee focused free-roam game that explores the streets of Hong Kong.