GTA will forever be in the place of one of the greatest games of all time. Why? Because of its expanded scope of wreaking mayhem across its open world. You can carjack any car you bat an eye on, run over pedestrians and endless other ways to instigate havoc. While there are many reasons to play this game for another decade, there’s only one reason to pause for a while. That is getting tired of following the same routine over and over again. Not to worry, Here’s our guide featuring the best 10 games that are similar to GTA.
Best Games Like GTA (Similar Alternatives)
Here’s our list featuring the 10 Best games alternative to GTA.
Fallout 76 (2018)
Fallout is set in a post-apocalyptic world with different creatures, zombies, and lots of radiation. The open-world in Fallout is filled with creatures such as Supermutants, Ghouls, and Centaurs. Initially, Fallout 76 did not have any NPCs because the only survivors in this apocalyptic world are other players. But the addition of the NPCs brought more fun to the game. Although you cannot run over other civilians, you can kill as many uncanny creatures as you want in this game.
Just Cause IV (2018)
If you need a pause from doing crazy stuff in GTA, try liberating villages from Dictators in the Just Cause series. It involves the main protagonist Rico Rodriguez that is a secret agent operative. Although you can infinitely wreak havoc in GTA, you can destroy government possessions while breakdancing in Just Cause. While GTA had a Wanted System, Just Cause IV has a Chaos system that tracks your destruction and levels your heat accordingly.
L. A Noire (2011)
L. A Noire is perhaps the most underrated gem created by Rockstar Games. The game feels like a classic American detective movie. Its aesthetics and mechanics will leave you in awe and wonderland of Los Angeles in 1947. The game features an open world of L. A where you can drive, steal and unlock exquisite cars from the 40s period. It is almost similar to GTA except for the crime part. Here, you don’t instigate but fight crime. As you play a detective cop, there are interrogations and crime-solving involved.
Watchdogs Series (2014 -)
Have you completed the LifeInvader mission from GTA V? Watchdogs is like an extension of that mission with a dice of good storyline and mechanics. It features the main protagonist Aiden Pearce also known as Vigilante who can hack almost every hackable object in the Watchdogs universe. As you proceed in the game, you can build your cult of hacktivists.
Yakuza Series (2005 -)
Taking strong notes and inspiration from Yakuza flicks, Sega brought the world of Yakuzas to life in the Yakuza series. In this game, you can do almost everything a member of the yakuza clan can do or would do. Similar to GTA games you can buy possessions, visit restaurants, go to clubs, and head to other shady places as well. You can also hit baseballs, play golf or hit a jackpot in gambling in the Yakuza series. Not to spoil anymore, Here’s our guide that features the chronological order of the Yakuza series.
Far Cry 6 (2021)
Far Cry series to me is like a wild version of GTA. Similar to the previous instalments, Far Cry 6 involves first-person shooting and has one of the biggest open-world of all time. The game garnered positive responses from critics and was one of the best-selling games of 2021. Its storyline and graphics received high praise from the Far Cry community as well. You can interact with several animals similar to Far Cry 2 which had the buddy system. But here in the sixth instalment, you can have that animal companion as your amigo to fight several enemies. Isn’t that cool?
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020)
In this recent installment of Assassin’s Creed, you play as a Viking raider. You can complete several side missions, assaults and raids to kill certain important personnel. Similar to the Player choices in GTA 4, in Valhalla, you can spare or kill your enemy according to your choice. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla received extremely high praise from critics and most of the players.
Saints Row IV (2013)
Saints Row IV is the craziest and most bizarre game out of any in this list. As compared to GTA which focuses more on harsh realism, Saints Row IV dives into absurdity and ridiculousness. I mean the open-world of Saints takes place in space. The game also makes fun of several cult classics and loves to play with spontaneity. And in addition to that, there have been announcements in regard to the release of the next Saints Row instalment in 2022.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
It is set in the Wild West in the year 1899. Its soundtrack, gritty characters, and surreal graphics left players with awe and appreciation. You can explore the open world as much as you want, hunt/care for animals or buy food from stores. Although you cannot drive a vehicle in RD2, you can ride a horse giving the player a much Cowboy look.
Ghost of Tsushima (2020)
Do you what I loved the most about this game? It allows us to choose an audio option between English and Japanese. And if you choose Japanese, you will get the most of the authentic Samurai culture. Ghost of Tsushima is set in the year 1274 and the lead protagonist is a samurai named Jin. The game’s extremely good with the mechanics and storyline. You can either use stealth or kill your enemies with sharp katanas.