Games Like GTA V

Games like GTA 5
When you examine the game closely, it really is no wonder why it has been such a hit among gamers everywhere. Combining both single-player and online experiences with easy, intuitive gameplay and a wide variety of activities to do alone or with your friends, GTA 5 and GTA Online have proved to be popular far past their release dates. But, if you want the same craziness and chaos in a different setting, and are looking for more games like GTA 5, keep reading! We have some options for you. While they will not be as difficult as something like Dark Souls, they will definitely challenge you.

11 Best Games Like GTA V

Yakuza 0
A prequel to the popular ‘Yakuza’ series of games, based around a criminal gang in fictional Tokyo, Yakuza 0 lets the players run wild on the streets of japan, racing, shooting, and running missions for competing interests. Sound familiar? This game is so similar to GTA 5 that sometimes you just feel as though you are playing in a new setting, and you could very well see Trevor running through the streets of Tokyo naked at some point.

Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0 is a crazy, charming, and dazzling action adventure game that puts you right at the center of one of the largest criminal organizations in the world: The Yakuza. Caught up in a war between two rival clans, our heroes must tread carefully if they wish to make it out alive.

About the game:
Released: (JP)12 Mar, 2015 / (WW)24 Jan, 2017
Genre: Action, Adventure, Open World
Platforms: PS4, PS3
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 85

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 31 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 69 Hours
  • Completionist 122 Hours
  • All Styles 62 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Saints Row 4
Most people have started playing ‘Saints Row’ since the third installment in the series, but many other have been playing the game since the first. It came up along the same timeline as the Grand Theft Auto series did, and while it never quite had the same popularity until the third title, the fourth game is a very good, if not slightly different experience. It’s still a third-person shooter, and it has all of the hallmarks of the genre: cars, guns, weird mission. But, in Saints Row Four, you play as the president of the United States, abducted by aliens and forced to shoot his way out of a computer simulation. Even that level of craziness is not in GTA 5.

The Saints Row 4

If you are up for wild hijinks, wacky characters and bizarre weapons and abilities. Saints Row 4 is that game for you! After all, there are few games where you can run around the streets whacking innocent passer-bys with a six-foot long marital aid.

About the game:
Released: 22 Aug, 2013
Genre: Action, Sandbox, Shooter
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Linux
Developer: Volition, High Voltage Software
Publisher: Deep Silver
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista (x86 or x64)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 | AMD Athlon II x3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 | AMD Radeon HD 5800 series
  • Storage: 10 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 86

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 15 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 23 Hours
  • Completionist 35 Hours
  • All Styles 23 Hours
  • Learn more
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Just Cause 3
If the main thing that drew you to GTA5 and kept you playing was the ability to create rampant chaos wherever you went, here is a game that will actually reward you for causing indiscriminate destruction! In Just Cause 3, you play as a government agent sent into a foreign country, tasked with disrupting the region and inciting rebellion against the local government. This game rewards your mischievous actions with perks, experience, and cash! No matter if you consider yourself a freedom fighter or an agitator, this game is for you!

Just Cause 3

In the Just Cause series, you play as a government agent sent to a faraway foreign country to incite revolution and revolt against the government. You do this by causing indiscriminate chaos wherever you got, undermining government forces and destroying infrastructure, and using tools that would put James Bond to shame.

About the game:
Released: 1 Dec, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Square Enix
System Requirements:
  • OS: Vista SP2 / Windows 7.1 SP1 / Windows 8.1 (x64)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
  • Storage: 54 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 74

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 17 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 32 Hours
  • Completionist 52 Hours
  • All Styles 30 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Mafia 3
In this continuation of the hit series, you play as Lincoln Clay, an orphan and veteran of the Vietnam war, as he tries to make a living in the streets of 1968 New Bordeaux, a fictional re-imagining of New Orleans. Lincoln’s calling is to build a new criminal organization in New Bordeaux to rival the Italian Mob and take over the city. This game has all the elements of GTA you might be looking for: great cars, guns, and intense shoot-outs, all with a much more old-school feeling to them.

Mafia 3

The latest iteration in the legendary Mafia series, Mafia 3 takes place in a fictional American city that takes inspiration from New Orleans. You play as a war veteran who is abandoned by his country, and now must start a crime syndicate to rival the one currently dominating his city.

About the game:
Released: 7 Oct, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, MacOS
Developer: Hangar 13
Publisher: 2k Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel I5-2500K, AMD FX-8120
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB of Video Memory & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD7870
  • Storage: 50 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 68

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 21 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 31 Hours
  • Completionist 43 Hours
  • All Styles 28 Hours
  • Learn more
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Sleeping Dogs
Much like ‘Yakuza’, in this game you are thrust into another Asian setting, this time Hong Kong. You play as Wei Shen, and undercover cop tasked with infiltrating the Hong Kong Triad gangs and collecting everything you need to bring them to justice. But the life of a gangster is hard for Wei, who has to see and do things that turn his stomach. This game has a much larger emphasis on hand-to-hand combat, and Wei only occasionally uses weapons to help him fight, relying primarily on his skills with martial arts. This is a unique take on the genre, and well-reviewed almost universally.

Sleeping Dogs

If you are a fan of the Grand Theft Auto Franchise, Sleeping Dogs in an absolute must-try game. IN it, you play as a police officer who goes undercover to take out Hong Kong’s Triad gangs. Wei-Shen, the protagonist, fights mainly using his fists, making gun scenes rare, but combat is still skillful and rewarding.

About the game:
Released: 14 Aug, 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, MacOS
Developer: United Front Games, Square Enix London
Publisher: Square Enix
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher
  • Storage: 15 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 81

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 15 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 22 Hours
  • Completionist 34 Hours
  • All Styles 22 Hours
  • Learn more
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Red Dead Redemption
In this wild-western adventure, also made by Rockstar, you play as John Marston, a former gang member who has now been recruited by the government to track down his old compatriots and either kill or capture them. To do this, Marston has to travel around the lower United States and northern Mexico, shooting his way through opposition and causing chaos as he goes.

Red Dead Redemption

Play as John Marston, an ex-criminal who now is forced to turn against his old partners in crime to protect those he loves. Blaze a trail through the American frontier as you complete missions, collect outfits, and try your hand at poker. With an amazing multiplayer feature, this game will keep you coming back time and time again.

About the game:
Released: 18 May, 2010
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Rockstar Games
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 95

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 18 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 29 Hours
  • Completionist 46 Hours
  • All Styles 25 Hours
  • Learn more
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Watch Dogs 2
If fighting against the system is something that appeals to you, hop into the shoes of Marcus Holloway, a Hacker in a high-tech, borderline dystopian version of San Francisco. Marcus works with Dedsec, the fictional equivalent of reality’s Anonymous, to try to get rid of the city’s massive surveillance infrastructure. Shoot, drive, and hack your way through obstacles to make the people free!

Watch Dogs 2

The successor to the Original Watch Dogs game by Ubisoft, Watch Dogs 2 puts you into the shoes of a notorious hacker who works with DedSec, a collectivist group of hackers who mirror what Anonymous is in our real world. Hack and shoot your way through the city to bring justice to the people.

About the game:
Released: 15 Nov, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubistoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz, AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz or better
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with 2 GB VRAM or AMD Radeon HD 7870, with 2 GB VRAM or better
  • Storage: 27 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 75

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 18 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 41 Hours
  • All Styles 28 Hours
  • Learn more
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Far Cry 4
What starts as a simple journey to put your grandfather’s ashes to rest quickly spirals out of control shortly after you enter the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat. You are soon pulled off the bus you came in on, and thrust directly into the center of the country’s ongoing civil war. In this first-person shooter, you have to conquer territory, fulfill challenges, and so much more, all in the name of freedom from Kyrat’s tyrannical monarchy.

Far Cry 4

Step into the shoes of Ajay Ghale, who has travelled to the war-torn country of Kyrat in order to return his grandfather’s ashes to their proper resting place. On this journey, Ajay will find himself caught in the middle of the civil war that engulfs the country, and the fate of many people will rest on his shoulders.

About the game:
Released: 18 Nov, 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / (64-bit only)
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-750 or 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 955
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 (1 GB VRAM)
  • Storage: 30 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 80

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 17 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 30 Hours
  • Completionist 44 Hours
  • All Styles 29 Hours
  • Learn more
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L.A. Noire
If you prefer to be on the side of the law, step into the shoes of a detective with L.A. Noire, a game with a great old-school setting, and an interesting take on people and how they behave. You get to not only do the standard shooting and driving unreasonably fast, but you also get periods where you get to interrogate suspects, find criminals, and do your best to figure out how smaller events fit into a bigger picture. With such a diverse range of activities blended seamlessly into a retro setting, it’s no wonder why people have been raving about this ever since it was released.

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire really lives up to its title. In this game, which takes heavy cues from noire style movies, you play as a detective in the running to bust one of the most notorious crime syndicates, and make your career in the process. You will have to shoot, sneak and interrogate your way through the city to do it.

About the game:
Released: 8 Nov, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Strategy
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Team Bondi
Publisher: Rockstar Games
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Processor: (Intel) Core 2.2 GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / (AMD) Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz
  • Memory: 2GB to 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB or Radeon HD3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB
  • Storage: 16 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 83

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 21 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 27 Hours
  • Completionist 40 Hours
  • All Styles 26 Hours
  • Learn more
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The Godfather II
If you were a fan of the film ‘The Godfather’, which followed the exploits of Italian Mobsters as they dealt with both internal and external conflicts, this game builds upon that universe and takes the players through an immersive experience as a member of the New York Italian Mob. This game mixes up the events of the source film a little bit, so even people who have watched it and played the first Godfather video game will still have a fresh experience making their way through this critically-acclaimed game.

The Godfather II

Based on the wildly popular and critically acclaimed film series The Godfather, The Godfather II is a videogame adaptation of the movies that take a few artistic liberties with the details of the story in order to make it a little more fresh and new. However, it is still the same gritty game many fans will love.

About the game:
Released: 7 Apr, 2009
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: EA Redwood Shores
Publisher: Electronic Arts
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.8GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500 are below minimum system requirements), ATI X1600 Pro or better (HD2400 is below minimum system requirements)
  • Storage: 9 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 63

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 12 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 15 Hours
  • Completionist 16 Hours
  • All Styles 14 Hours
  • Learn more
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