Games similar to GTA?

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#1 Posted by sunset1215 (4 posts) -

I like the GTA series a lot. I like games with a good storyline too. can recommend some to me?

thanx in advance :)

#2 Posted by biggest_loser (24156 posts) -

I like the GTA series a lot. I like games with a good storyline too. can recommend some to me?

thanx in advance :)

sunset1215

Mafia? Thats a pretty good game with a good story. I guess its getting a bit long in the tooth now but its quite playable.

Max Payne, great story, all about the underworld.

The best story you'll ever get from a game though will be from the Thief series. As old as the games are they are still some of the best this fine industry has ever seen. WB

#3 Posted by Deliza432 (70 posts) -
Saints Row, not played it, but it is quite good I hear.
#4 Posted by Teppe2k (143 posts) -

Saints Row, not played it, but it is quite good I hear. Deliza432

Compared to the GTA games Saints Row sucks. The whole game is just one big "yo yo bling bling thingie". But if you are into that sort of thing I guess it's alright.

#5 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
The Godfather was ok.
#6 Posted by sunset1215 (4 posts) -
Thanx for the recommendations. i do not mind old games as long as they are good. maybe not too long, since i'm sure i wouldn't like the graphics to be too bad. i'll be reading the reviews now.
#7 Posted by gotcha455 (2611 posts) -
You absolutely, MUST play MAFIA. It has GTA style-play, an awesome storyline, and the graphics aren't too bad, seeing as it's 5 years old. I still love and play the game today.
#8 Posted by Darth_Kane (2966 posts) -

Total Overdose

Just Cause

True Crime: Streets of L.A.

True Crime: New York City

Scarface: The World is Yours

The Godfather

Mafia

Simpsons: Hit and Run

GUN ( in the wild west )

FPSs:

STALKER

Boiling Point: Road to hell

Postal 2

There are also some free roaming RPGs:

TES 3: Morrowind

TES 4: Oblivion

Gothic series

#9 Posted by kpsting (2452 posts) -
saper and solitaire come to mind. stupidly simple
#10 Posted by suresh_09 (1 posts) -
i think u have to try scarface............. its good mail me back after u play that game id:suresh_09@live.com
#11 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -
hellooo are u all forgetting crackdown?
#12 Posted by lhshadow (70 posts) -
How about Farcry 2, i've read some comparisons between that and GTA, but i've only played like 2hrs of farcry so the only similarities so far are drivable vehicles and guns...
#13 Posted by Mr__Peanut (828 posts) -
DO NOT get Godfather. Terrible game.
#14 Posted by mhofever (3960 posts) -
you can play the old Mafia game, the second one is coming out this year. It's one of the best action sandbox games next to GTA.
#15 Posted by johnny27 (4400 posts) -
just cause
#16 Posted by luka243243 (1 posts) -
red dead redemption, just cause, just cause 2 and saints row 1 and 2
#17 Posted by Kaelken (531 posts) -

If we are doing fps, postal 2. It's semi free roam but has lots of loading zones which sort of kills it

#18 Posted by guildclaws (7907 posts) -
Assassin's Creed 2, Saints Row 2 and Red Dead Redemption
#19 Posted by Eneru112 (1165 posts) -

Total Overdose

Just Cause

True Crime: Streets of L.A.

True Crime: New York City

Scarface: The World is Yours

The Godfather

Mafia

Simpsons: Hit and Run

GUN ( in the wild west )

FPSs:

STALKER

Boiling Point: Road to hell

Postal 2

There are also some free roaming RPGs:

TES 3: Morrowind

TES 4: Oblivion

Gothic series

Darth_Kane

THIS.

#20 Posted by GazaAli (23782 posts) -
The Saboteur is a close match, thos excessive nudity and sex ruined the game for me.
#21 Posted by charmingcharlie (1244 posts) -

hellooo are u all forgetting crackdown?aura_enchanted

Crackdown is only available on the Xbox 360, most people are going on the assumption that the TC is wanting games similar to GTA on the PC since this is the PC & Mac Games section.

red dead redemption, just cause, just cause 2 and saints row 1 and 2luka243243

Again Red Dead Redemption and Saints Row 1 are exclusive to the Xbox 360/PS3

#22 Posted by Devil_o2 (166 posts) -

you can try Red Death Redemption, is like GTA but western style sand-box game

#23 Posted by harrisi17 (4010 posts) -

I'd have to say Red Dead Redemption is obviously similar, though way better.

#24 Posted by JackBurton (3802 posts) -

OLD thread (Dec. 2, 2007)

#25 Posted by grafficsak (304 posts) -

Just Cause 2 is GTA4 on steriods and cocaine.

#26 Posted by GazaAli (23782 posts) -
this is soooo weird. The topic has been revived twice. In 2009 and now, I dont know why people do this.
#27 Posted by quijeros (1728 posts) -

this is soooo weird. The topic has been revived twice. In 2009 and now, I dont know why people do this.GazaAli

My guess is that they stumbled upon it after doing a Google search or something like that. People just need to be more aware of the post dates.

#28 Posted by hassy23 (2 posts) -

i love the grand theft auto series and i love free roming games with car u can get in please give me some

#29 Posted by hassy23 (2 posts) -

i love the grand theft auto series and i love free roming games with car u can get in please give me some

#30 Posted by BlackMattDamon (1 posts) -

[QUOTE="Deliza432"]Saints Row, not played it, but it is quite good I hear. Teppe2k

Compared to the GTA games Saints Row sucks. The whole game is just one big "yo yo bling bling thingie". But if you are into that sort of thing I guess it's alright.

Don't even try to compare the two games. They are completely different. Saints row goes for a comical approach. GTA is more serious. Anyways GTA isn't even that much better gameplay wise. You get an aimbot in GTA which is cute. More realistic physics and all the stuff serious people like. Where us over at the saints row side are having fun doing missions where they include lots of humor.
#31 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -

simpson's hit and run

edit: lmfao talk about a necro. why is it only lvl 1's with 1 post that bump old ass threads? i swear its just one guy doing this over and over.

#32 Posted by martinX3X (4488 posts) -

simpson's hit and run

edit: lmfao talk about a necro. why is it only lvl 1's with 1 post that bump old ass threads? i swear its just one guy doing this over and over.

yellosnolvr
lol ikr. its pretty funny
#33 Posted by killzonexbox (3019 posts) -

Get just cause 2...

#34 Posted by JanVanDerSteen (1 posts) -
I found a great game that is very similar to GTA. It is free2play and all you need for it is powerpoint 2007. This game is called: The Path Of Fate. The game can be downloaded on https://sites.google.com/site/pptxgame/the-path-of-fate .
#35 Posted by DavidianMH (1458 posts) -
No need to bump a 2 year old thread....
#36 Posted by Gohari_King (13 posts) -
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#37 Posted by csftar (937 posts) -
Jesus, someone close this thread.
#38 Posted by Am_Confucius (3229 posts) -

Triple-necro?

#39 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

[QUOTE="Darth_Kane"]

Total Overdose

Just Cause

True Crime: Streets of L.A.

True Crime: New York City

Scarface: The World is Yours

The Godfather

Mafia

Simpsons: Hit and Run

GUN ( in the wild west )

FPSs:

STALKER

Boiling Point: Road to hell

Postal 2

There are also some free roaming RPGs:

TES 3: Morrowind

TES 4: Oblivion

Gothic series

Eneru112

THIS.

You left out skyrim and Just Cause 2.

#40 Posted by Am_Confucius (3229 posts) -

[QUOTE="Eneru112"]

[QUOTE="Darth_Kane"]

Total Overdose

Just Cause

True Crime: Streets of L.A.

True Crime: New York City

Scarface: The World is Yours

The Godfather

Mafia

Simpsons: Hit and Run

GUN ( in the wild west )

FPSs:

STALKER

Boiling Point: Road to hell

Postal 2

There are also some free roaming RPGs:

TES 3: Morrowind

TES 4: Oblivion

Gothic series

HyperWarlock

THIS.

You left out skyrim and Just Cause 2.

Skyrim wasn't released when he posted that.
#41 Posted by kozzy1234 (35356 posts) -

- Saints Row 3 is very good

- LA NOIRE is great fun, but its slower then GTA and more about detective work and story then it is about free roam stuff from GTA IV

- Thief - as biggest loser mentioned, another very good series, although not exactly like the GTA games.

- Just Cause2 - Another good sandbox game, good graphics and it runs very well to.

- Mafia 1/2 - Mafia 1 is better then the 2nd one, but I still enjoyed part2 a good deal for its story, atmosphere and characters.

If you have a xbox360 then I would say pick up Crackdown 1/2 (very fun with friends, not so much on your own) and Red Dead Redemption (which imo destroys GTAIV and its rockstars best game just passing GTA:SA)

#42 Posted by tjricardo089 (7429 posts) -

There are a lot of them:

  • Just Cause 2
  • Mafia II
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • True Crime
  • Max Payne
#43 Posted by Custodian405 (1041 posts) -
holy necrobump Batman! TS started the thread in 2007!
#44 Posted by romank89 (2 posts) -
Try this site: http://games-like.com/games-like-gta-17.htm
#45 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

thread necromancy is heretical

#46 Posted by GazaAli (23782 posts) -
This topic won't just die :lol: look at the dates lol
#47 Posted by MEOWWW123 (867 posts) -

Saints Row 3 is leaps and bounds better than GTA

#48 Posted by omenodebander (1399 posts) -

you've gained +5 enchantment to staff of necromancy

#49 Posted by thermalvision (146 posts) -

True Crime , Total overdose & postal 2 were the games i have played.... were similar to GTA

#50 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

wish aura would come back :(