When the Grand Theft Auto Series was launched it created an havoc and made a specific space for open world, sandbox craze.
As the years have passed by, i am sure you all had been glued playing a lot of GTA lately?
You will be suprised as there are several games that offer the ability to roam freely and do whatever you please apart from the missions. If this sounds interesting to you then keep reading because we’ve got the perfect games for you. If you want to take a break from GTA and explore a new game then you are at the right place.
Below i have curated a list of THE TOP 10 Games which are very much similar to GTA.
1.Saints Row Series
This series of game is published by THQ and if you think that GTA is fun then you are going to be blown away by the amount of fun and over-the-top action Saints Row brings to the genre.
This game is specially for having as much fun as you possibly can without ever getting bored of it.
You even get special powers and act like mighty heroes in this iteration of Saints Row.
Even if you have never played a Saints Row game before then Saints Row IV is the perfect game for you to start. Saints Row IV is literally like playing GTA on steroids and superhero powers combined.
This game lets you play absurd missions and a wacky storyline that’s both funny and entertaining for the gamer. This game feels like you are in the Matrix because of all the over the top action. SR was even one of the first of its kind to introduce online multiplayer to the genre. To be honest, Saints Row hasn’t aged all that well since its original 2006 release, but it remains as a fun trip down memory lane to a time when the series wasn’t so ridiculous.
2. Watch Dogs Series
Watch Dogs is merely based on the story of a hacker who wants to change the system after his niece has been killed. This amazing hacker taps into the central operating system of the Chicago city that controls the overall functions and workings of the city, which literally enables the hacker to control almost everything within the system by using his phone.
You can get data on any person directly and also manipulate the system into doing specific tasks related to the mission.
You can explore the entire city and even stop trains whenever you want. The game is heaven for people who prefer GTA style games because it lets you interact with everything in the game.
3. LA Noire
This is published by the same people that developed GTA. This feels like GTA set in the 1940s.
L.A. Noire lets you experience life from a law enforcement officer’s perspective instead of a criminal perspective which is available in GTA.
You are a detective in the 1940s L.A. You start from the bottom and work your way up in any way you like. Every choice you make in the game affects how the story unfolds. You get promotions, demotions, praise, etc based on how you make your choices and how you choose to solve your cases. You can also roam around, snatching people’s cars and that will also affect your in-game reputation.
This game has a serious story that unfolds with each case that you solve. Your reputation is at stake so every move you make has to be well-planned because you don’t want to end up in a difficult situation. You get fast car chases, gun fights, standoffs, and all the action that you’d ever want from the 1940s. This is the perfect game for mystery and detective game play fanatics.
4. Sleeping Dogs
In this game you get the similar open world style game play that you get in the GTA games. Here in this game you control a police officer rather than any normal person, control the police officer to check the ragging or any other criminal conditions.
Sleeping Dogs takes you to the glamorous and vibrant streets of Hong Kong where you have to infiltrate a dangerous gang.
The story is really captivating and sucks you right in. The combat system in Sleeping Dogs is top-notch and you can feel every hit you land. The counter system in the combat lets you take on multiple targets and show them your martial arts technique.
You go around wreaking havoc posing as a criminal, your real objective is to gain information on the gang and help the police bring it down for good.
Yeah you can call it GTA with a more Asian style and some extra kung fu chops.
*Just don’t forget that you are just pretending to be a criminal so don’t go over the limit or you might get in trouble.
5. Just Cause Series
This whole series focuses on Agent Rico Rodriguez
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 whole method of gameplay of this game is same as that of GTA in which you can control the vehicles,shoot others etc.You also get some great dramas in the game like explosions,fights etc.
Explore everything from the skies to the seabed. Perform insane stunts and moves, the game is filled with over-the-top action and it’s definitely exciting for people who are looking for some serious fun and action. Unleash destruction in the most imaginative and creative way you can ever dream of. It’s all about chaos in this game.
6. Yakuza 0
GTA has always been celebrated for the way it brings cities to life, cramming its virtual worlds with dozens of side activities to enjoy outside of the main campaign. Yakuza 0 takes this design philosophy and goes to town on it.
Interestingly Yakuza 0 offers up karaoke, pool, arcades, wrestling, bowling, dancing, gambling and other stuffs.
Yakuza 0 literally raises the bar for open-world games, and it’ll be interesting to see how Rockstar responds with the inevitable Grand Theft Auto 6.
The whole game is set in the high school environment where you control the Jimmy Hopkins in the game.
You can even lead him to fight with other characters of the game and to clear the levels by reaching the destination.
If you have ever wanted to beat the big bad bully in your school then this is the game for you.
You also get to attend classes and learn different subjects, if you really want to. Help Jimmy rise through the school ranks and become the savior who saves everyone from the wrath of bullies. You can use your fists or some weapons to fight other bullies, you can use your trusted bicycle or skateboard to navigate the world.
8. Mafia Series
This particular series is very much similar to that of GTA and you get the similar type of situations that you can get on GTA but there is a difference of the whole atmosphere and surroundings that you get on this game as this game is set on the late 90s
Mafia II takes you into the highly confidential world of top mob families in the game.
You will be a part of the mafia and it will certainly make you feel like being in the Godfather.
The game is based on the story of a small-time criminal who quickly starts gaining ranks in the underworld and become the mob boss of one of the most lethal mafia families in the game. You get to experience the 1940s again with this game, however, this time, you are on the other side of the law.
This game is all about trust, honor, and the occasional betrayal that keeps things interesting. The storyline is really amazing and the cinematic cutscenes have been given an amazing depth.
The game feels like a Hollywood movie with an intriguing story and beautifully rendered cutscenes that may even put some budget movies to shame.
9. Red Dead Redemption
This is a open world style game that is all about the scenery of 1911 and how about a person can survive at that time.
The gun-slinging action in this game will make you feel as in you're back in time, as if you have been teleported to the legendary wild west.
In this game Instead of snatching cars, you get to ride horses and take part in exciting gun shootouts.
The game is perfectly executed in every way and it has received many awards for being the most unique and amazing game in the genre. Get your guns and start your gun slinging adventure in the classic west.
10. Payday 2
If you guys think that pulling off amazing heists in GTA Series was super cool and one of the best thing ever then my friend you are going to fall in love with Payday 2 because this game invented co-op heists that you can pull off with your friends.
This game is the perfect game for playing with your buddies in co-op because you can get together and rob the bank.
This game lets you experience the thrill of robbing a highly secure place. It feels like you are in one of the best heist movies of all time. It’s a first person shooter so you get to shoot people as well but the main objective of the game is to safely pull off the heist and getaway before the law reaches out for you.
The single player story mode is decent but Payday 2 really shines when it comes to 4 player co-op mode.