The Best GTA-like Games

Created Oct 15, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
With rumors circulating around Bully 2 and its predecessor coming out 12 years ago this month, RAWG is here to take a look at the best GTA-like games that are still good to boot up on the screens.
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    The only Rockstar-game that we had to put in this list, so don't you worry! Next is not made by Rockstar.But Bully was quite an interesting step towards an unusual setting with the school system and t…
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      Set in Hongkong Sleeping Dogs tells the story about a mole in the Triad that needs to decide for himself if he's a cop or a criminal.In this sandbox, there are familiar GTA-like tropes but what stands…
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      Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven screenshot
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        While some argue it's a game in its own right and not a GTA-like entry, it still covers all the main points with the sandbox city, driving and shooting mechanics eerily similar to GTA. But what Mafia …
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        Geneshift screenshot
          This entry is yet to be released in full glory but is shaping out to be one more top-down game on this list to feature guns, cars, and violence.It's got singleplayer, multiplayer campaigns, battle roy…
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          The Simpsons: Hit & Run screenshot
            It's a true clone of GTA but with a parody twist to it as Simpsons are known for.Over the course of 7 levels, the gamer gets to play as one of the beloved characters and cause havoc while simultaneous…
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            Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico screenshot
              Total Overdose earns its name through the explosive, no-holds-barred gun gameplay with slow-mo mechanics.While the story and characters may seem bland, it's a fun little adventure set in the open worl…
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                Had to go with the prequel to the Yakuza series. One more entry to argue with the GTA comparison but it is a 3-D action-adventure set in Japan. There is no driving gameplay and it focuses on the fisti…
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                Driver screenshot
                  While Driver doesn't really get into much character-building or let the player wander the streets like in other GTA-like games, it can't be omitted from the list due to the driving gameplay being so g…
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                  Saints Row IV screenshot
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                    Oh, what a road Saints Row has been on! The first game was a clear rip-off from GTA with the serious story, characters but it didn't pay off so the developers took the over-the-top approach and Saints…
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                    Retro City Rampage DX screenshot
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                      Raving about the 3D era of GTA, it would be a shame not to include this gem of a game that reminds of the top-down 2D portion of GTA history.Retro City Rampage is a great parody of the 80s and 90s ret…
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