Top 10 Best Open World Games Like GTA You Must Play

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Oh Grand Theft Auto series, how i have come to love thee. The technology world is filled with real gamers who’d spend most of the day on there PS3, Xbox, PC, PS4 and other gaming consoles to unleash the best of the best in open world action/adventure games. From the on set, Rockstar has gained a place in the heart of real gamers due to there ultra-violence GTA series. The GTA V was and still is one of the top rated and the best open world game which dominates the chart of all gaming platforms. The graphics, the missions, the interaction, just everything about it is definitely stupendous.

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One unique thing i really love about GTA series games is “Freedom”. More freedom than a young teen who’s expected to reach the age of 18+ before using a cellphone. Open world games like GTA allows you to fight, drive, climb walls, sneak into buildings, cause chaos and shoot at will. During gameplay, you’ve got a large map which aids you to navigate to different places/countries for a more linear story progression. Thus having known how engaged you must have been while playing the GTA series games, we decided to unravel the best games like GTA V which will probably make you to take a break and try other open world games with stunning graphics.

1. L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller open world game developed and published by Rockstar. The game blends between an intense breathtaking action with true detective work unlike GTA to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. The gameplay sets in 1940s, you’re an LAPD detective (Cole Phelps) who was thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In your fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, you must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of your own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. During gameplay you’ve to search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to unveil the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide. L.A is available on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform.

2. Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is a gritty and visceral open world action cop game set in the glamorous city of Hong Kong. The game catapults you to take the role of an undercover cop agent “Wei Shen”. Your task however is to take down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal (Hong Kong Traids) organisation from the inside. Thus you’ve to explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets. This is an incredible story which unfolds loyalty and betrayal, it offers the most sophisticated weapons and engages you in an intense shoot outs, adrenaline fuelled street races and brutal martial art combat which usually takes place at every harbour dock, market stall, street corner and city skyscraper. During gameplay you can take down your enemy with stunning kicks and massive combos. Sleeping Dogs is available on PC, Xbox one, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform.

3. Mafia Series

Mafia is an intriguing story that revolves around a mob family and your main goal is to rise. The story unveils Vito who was born as the son of a poor immigrant, thus looking to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood, he is soon swayed by the lure of power and wealth that only a life of organized crime can bring. If perhaps you’ve played Godfather, then you’ll see that they probably look alike. Mafia is all about trust, honor and occasional betrayal that keeps things interesting. This third person shooter game unveils the life of a gangster in the 30’s together with his childhood friend Joe. There are more than 60 vehicles available to be drived through the 12 miles environments, thus you can stop your car and get out whenever and wherever you want. Tons of massive weapons such as a tommy gun, Magnum, a pump-action shotgun, a baseball bat, or molotov cocktails are available to be used during gameplay. Mafia unravels GTA gameplay style in a stupendous way and seven multiplayer modes are available. Mafia is available on PC, Xbox one, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform.

4. Watch Dogs

Watch dogs is an interesting story filled with revenge. Take control of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surrounds you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. The gameplay unravels stunning graphics and provides access to ubiquitous security cameras, you can download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy, and more. The Chicago city is your ultimate weapon, thus you’ve to use it to exact revenge on your enemies. All it takes is the swipe of a finger create your own way to attack and take down your enemies by delivering a devastating blows with your baton or use a combination of shooting and hacking to gain advantage in a situation. Also get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles bursting with horsepower to explore the massive city while completing missions. You will also have access to more than 30 weapons that rival any shooter. Watch dogs is available on PC, Xbox one, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform.

5. Red Dead Redemption

Redemption dead redemption is an open world, third-person, western, and action/adventure game developed by the prestigious Rockstar Games. The game allows you to control John Marston and interact with the environments. Red dead redemption brings various firearms which you can use to engage an enemy into combat. There are different breeds of horses which serves as the main forms of transportation, each with different attributes. These horses must be tamed in order to use them. Marston can utilize trains for quick travelling, but he can also stop the train by threatening or killing the passengers or driver. You can also take part in optional side activities, most of which gives you money. Red dead redemption has won a title for been the best game of the year and the graphics will certainly detail to you how intense the gameplay challenges is. Red dead redemption is available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform.

6. The Saboteur

The Saboteur is a brand new take on familiar World War II gaming developed by Electronic Arts. It’s the first open world, action game set in the Nazi-occupied Europe. Your character is Sean, a man who was initially concerned only with the racing lifestyle and his friends within it. However that all changes though when the Nazis kill his friends, and change his life forever. Thus upon seeking personal retribution on a Nazi officer and others involved, Sean’s life soon becomes dominated by a need for payback. The saboteur contains a mix of single player stealth, third-person shooter and racing gameplay. During gameplay, you can utilize a wealth of items, abilities, weapons, vehicles and gain the freedom to roam freely and fight throughout the gameworld. Sean can turns his private, stealth war into something much broader with the game’s “Will to Fight” system. You’re the saboteur, and the time to exact vengeance is now!. The saboteur is available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform.

7. Bully

Bully is another intriguing open world game set in the Bullworth academy. The game takes over the Rockstar tradition of groundbreaking and original gameplay with humourous storyline. During gameplay, you’ve to control Jimmy, a troublesome schoolboy with massive bald head who stands up against bullies and play as the hero thus rescuing the weaklings from the hands of there opressors. Once you’re found outside playing truancy while the class is on, you’ll get busted/picked on by teachers and sent back to class to attend various subjects. You can play pranks on malicious kids and learn amazing martial arts combos to use against your foes. The Bullworth academy is a massive schoolyard where you’ve the freedom to explore every tooth and cranny of the buildings located in it. You can navigate through the schoolyard by using your skateboard or bicycle. Weapons such as catapults are available to be utilized during gameplay. Bully is available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 4 platform.

8. Saints Row Series

Saint’s Row is an open world game that is a blantant rip-off of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. The game unravels a threat from rival gangs and corrupt officials, the 3rd Street Saints must conquer the city of Stilwater or face massive destructions. Saint row brings an intense and spectacular opening battle with the ability to regain control of the local hood. Saints Row offers the freedom to explore StilWater a living breathing city where every action takes place. Players are free to engage in the multitude of different activities at their leisure while building up respect in a gameplay-rich world. Once you build enough respect, the 3rd Street Saint’s lieutenants will trust you with more dangerous missions backed up with heavy weapons and vehicles. If perhaps you haven’t played any of the saint row series before, then you probably should start now since it details GTA on steroids with superhero powers combined. The gameplay missions are captivating and full of suspense followed by the graphics which is definitely at its best. Saint row is available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii platform.

9. Just Cause Series

Just cause is another open world game filled with mind blowing and interesting actions. The game unravels the Mediterranean republic of Medici that have been suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. In this game, you’re Rico Rodriguez a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can ever imagine. During gameplay you can choose from a huge variety of different vehicles to drive including speedboats, jets, helicopters, turbo-fuelled sports cars and super bikes. Just cry gives you a vertical freedom to explore the Mediterranean island paradise and thus brings the GTA game experience right before you. Just cry is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one platform.

10. Scarface

Scarface is an open world game similar to GTA vice city, this action packed stupendous game is more tropical and has an amazing visuals. The story unravels Tony Montana who everyone thought was dead, having believed this fact, Sosa took everything that he had. Now you’ve got nothing, but that never stopped you before. You’ve to live the turbulent life of the infamous cuban drug lords who redefined the American dream. Scarface allows you to make your own businesses and provides tons of customization abilities such as changing outfit, buying cars,  customizing the mansion through themes and replacing the mansion with exotic furniture and other rare item which can help to increase your reputation points substantially. Heavy weapons, boat, cars are available to be utilized during gameplay and the mission is a whole lot interesting. Scarface is available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii platform.

Final Words

The above detailed open world sandbox games is definitely what will make you benchmark GTA V aside and try them as an alternative. They’re completely the best from our list and was recommended by masters. Thus if you want to play a game with more freedom, action and adventure, then this open world sandbox games are the best alternative for the GTA series. Far Cry is also an open world game full of suspense and captivating storyline, thus it’s worth adding to the list. Note when you navigate to Amazon, simply choose your gaming platform and place an order for the game.

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