Best games like gta

Rockstar Games and its Grand Theft Auto games have set the standard for open-world games in the industry with many other trying to follow suit Here are some of the best games like GTA that you can check out as asked by aatharsh B.

1.Sleeping Dogs

Paid: $29.99

Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure video game that takes place from a third-person perspective. The player controls Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer who goes undercover and infiltrates the Sun On Yee Triad organization.  

  • Cheng Chang

    by Cheng Chang

    Being an open-world game, this is similar to GTA but it's a lot more than that. The combat mechanic particularly, melee combat is a lot more complicat More

  • Ling Ye

    by Ling Ye

    After being a faithful GTA player, I wanted a similar game, but with new twists. Sleeping Dogs did not disappoint me. It gives me the same feel of the More

  • Paul Henderson

    by Paul Henderson

    Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure game similar to GTA. You will have to play in the role of an undercover agent that infiltrates in the Yakuza mafi More

  • Ralph Soto

    by Ralph Soto

    Sleeping dogs is definitely a bit like gta, however not nearly as good. It's fun, but does not have the high replay ability that gta has due to lack o More

  • Doris Contreras

    by Doris Contreras

    I tend to enjoy the game GTA. I think this game is pretty similar and really fun looking in it's own regard. I like the action involved.

2.Just Cause 3

Paid: $19.99

Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure game, played from a third-person perspective. It is set in an open world environment of fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici with Rico Rodriguez set as the protagonist. 

  • Christian Martin

    by Christian Martin

    This game like GTA takes the formula and adds a lot of thrill and acrobatics that makes it an entirely different game in its own right. I had a lot of More

  • by Mary Lopez

    Just Cause 3 is the sequel to the popular Just Cause 2. You have an island where you can do whatever you want. Fly around on planes, parachute, hang g More

  • Laura Luna

    by Laura Luna

    Just Cause 3 is a great alternative to GTA. The gameplay is really fun. It is hard to make a game as fun as GTA but Just Cause 3 did a good job.

3.Watch Dogs 2

Paid: $59.99

Welcome to San Francisco. Play as Marcus, a brilliant young hacker, and join the most notorious hacker group, DedSec. Your objective: execute the biggest hack of history. 

  • Xiang Pan

    by Xiang Pan

    The first watch dogs game was great but there was a lot that it could improve on. This sequel addresses a lot of the issues with the first and makes i More

  • Eric Stewart

    by Eric Stewart

    Looking for the best games like GTA, I got Watch Dogs 2. This game has a lot too it, but the only thing that this game has that's similar to GTA is th More

  • by Janet Gomez

    Watch Dogs seems to be a very similar game to GTA. It has very nice looking animation, and from the preview appears to have solid game play. I'm very  More

  • Dennis Robertson

    by Dennis Robertson

    Watch dogs 2, in my opinion, is not as good as the first. But if you liked the first, you'll like this. It's no gta, but it's about as close as you ca More

  • by George Sanders

    Fun game at first, but some of the storylines got old. The graphics definitely weren't as good as GTA either.

4.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Paid: $6.99 Check price
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a 3D open-world action adventure video game. It is the seventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series. This single-player story centers on Carl Johnson who returns home after his mother's murder. 
  • Aurora Olivares

    by Aurora Olivares

    Great game to kill time but GTA V is still waaaaay better in terms of everything. GTA V has better graphics, control, and effects.

5.Max Payne

Paid: $9.99
Max Payne is a third-person original cinematic action-shooter video game. The game follows the protagonist Max Payne, an NYPD detective turned undercover DEA Agent with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night.
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  • Walter Carr

    by Walter Carr

    I love playing this on PC so I'm really glad when I heard its also on mobile. Surprisingly, playing the mobile version is a lot better when it comes to graphics and control

6.Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Paid: $9.99 Check price

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an action game published and developed by Rockstar Games. It was released on May 13, 2003. This game is available to different platforms including Android, iOS, and more.

  • Yan Jiang

    by Yan Jiang

    I know this game ain't free that's the only downside of this game... It's worth it though! The story is really fascinating and among all GTA this has the best environment for me 😉

7.Grand Theft Auto III

Paid: $9.99 Check price

Grand Theft Auto III is the 3rd game of the Grand Theft Auto series. It's set in Liberty City, where everything all started. With stellar voice acting, a darkly comic storyline, a stunning soundtrack, and revolutionary open-world gameplay.

  • Benjamin Black

    by Benjamin Black

    Classic action adventure game! I find this a lot better than Grand theft auto V. I prefer GTA 3's mission structure

8.Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Paid: $4.99 Check price

GTA: Chinatown Wars is a top-down 3D open world game developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North and was published by Rockstar Games. It was set in the crime zone of Chinatown where you'll try to get a name in the drug dealing business.

  • Sun Yuan

    by Sun Yuan

    Best mobile game ever 😍 The storyline is so interesting and the explosion effects are a lot better in this GTA version 💪

9.Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Paid: $6.99 Check price

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is an adventurous open-world action video game for Android and iOS devices, and for PlayStation 2 console. It was developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North and was published by Rockstar Games.

  • Vivaan Bose

    by Vivaan Bose

    GTA Liberty City Stories is a bit pricey compared to other GTA mobile games and I'm not sure why? The gameplay is nice as usual and I remember loving this on PSP but my biggest issue here is the lag

10.Gangstar Vegas

with in-app purchases

Gangstar Vegas is an open-world action game similar in style to Grand Theft Auto, where your goal is to become the top gangster in Las Vegas, and to do so you will have to get rid of everyone who dares opposing you. 

  • Roy Owens

    by Roy Owens

    Awesome game if you're looking for an action-packed past time during heavy traffic or whatever. Been addicted to GTA and I'm looking for similar games for a change, this one does the job 👍

11.Payback 2

with in-app purchases
Payback 2 is a free battle sandbox game for Android and iOS devices, in which you will have tons of missions both on foot and driving in this GTA-like game that is a sequel to the successful first title of the saga.
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  • Ryan Coleman

    by Ryan Coleman

    This game is fun to play but you really have to be patient coz there are just so many restrictions especially if you're not willing to pay. Hope a free mode will be available soon

12.Red Dead Redemption

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John Marston, a former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang. Red Dead Redemption is a western, action-adventure game set near the end of the seventy-year span of the Western American Frontier.

  • Mick Fang

    by Mick Fang

    Playing this game is one epic adventure and having been made by the same company, similarities with GTA was expected. You could think of it as a GTA g More

  • Will Gu

    by Will Gu

    Not the best solution since GTA is set in today's world and deals with cars. The solution is set in the past and on horseback. Crime is the only conne More

  • by Ridhi Sen

    A Wild West style open world game. This has a great story, and a more relaxed pace, you are riding around on horses, playing poker, and getting into d More

13.Saints Row IV

Paid: $14.99

In Saints Row IV the US President must save Earth from Zinyak, an alien overlord. You'll have an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons at your disposal in the wildest open world game ever. 

  • Wei Zhang

    by Wei Zhang

    If GTA was a mature and violent game, then this game is more on the weird and absurd if the aliens did not hint at that yet. Prepare for a really weir More

  • Richard Sanchez

    by Richard Sanchez

    One of the best games if you compare it to GTA. The same people who made GTA made Saints Row IV and is your ideal go-to game if you like GTA. It's rea More

  • Ashley Miller

    by Ashley Miller

    Looking for something new to play? Try this epic game.

  • Gabriel Mercado

    by Gabriel Mercado

    Saints row is a fairly old game at this point, but still fun. It's fairly similar to gta, just a bit more... Whacky. Theres more humor to it and it's  More


Paid: $14.99 Check price

Bully is a third-person action-adventure game set in a school environment. The player takes control of a 15-year-old teenage rebel James "Jimmy" Hopkins, who from the opening cutscene is revealed to be a difficult student.

  • Russell Castillo

    by Russell Castillo

    I would call this a game like GTA exactly. It's open-world, yes, but the setting is too different to properly compare the two. It's more like a toned  More

  • Mildred Soto

    by Mildred Soto

    This game is like GTA if you're looking to age it down and go tiny. It definitely has the same devil-may-care feel, but you're also controlling a teen More

  • George Carr

    by George Carr

    Bully is a third person action shooter that takes place in a school environment. It's highly rated and a lot of fun to play. It's made by the creators More

  • Joyce Andrews

    by Joyce Andrews

    IT is a game similar to GTA because they both are involved with the mafia, and extortion, but it lack some of its open world capabilities.

  • by Sanvi Patel

    This is a remake of Bully for the PS2. It's a pretty unique game where you follow the story of a kid in high school with a bit of open world mechanics More

15.State of Decay 2

Paid: $29.99

State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival game. You can build your community and invite up to three friends to explore a world with zombies. Establish a base and develop your characters to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

  • Daniel Gaytán

    by Daniel Gaytán

    State of Decay is an open world survial game that is full of zombies to to kill. You need to build a base and build it up and build up your character. More

  • Jordan Oliver

    by Jordan Oliver

    When I am looking for a game like grand theft auto, I tend to not buy zombie apocalypse games like State of decay on xbox live marketplace. This game  More

  • Shaurya Jhadav

    by Shaurya Jhadav

    State of decay is like a hybrid between walking dead and gta. Great fun, open world, great weapons, good story, lots of replayability.

16.Mafia III

Paid: $39.99

It’s 1968 and after years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.. Mafia 3 is a sandbox game with plenty of shooting. 

  • by Jordan Walsh

    If you like a good story during your gaming, Mafia III is a standout title. Combining elements of First Blood and Goodfellas, Mafia III spins a good y More

  • Maria Martin

    by Maria Martin

    Fun and addictive game. Not as good of a story line as GTA but still a great game.

  • Emily Bradley

    by Emily Bradley

    Mafia 3 is a Grand Theft Auto like game but it's set in the 60s. It tries to be more serious than GTA, but the craziness is what makes these games fun More

17.L.A. Noire

Paid: $39.99 Complete Edition
L.A. Noire is a mystery-solving sandbox game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. You play as an LAPD detective in the late 1940s, in Los Angeles, being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries. 
  • Sarah Murray

    by Sarah Murray

    If you're a fan of GTA, then you have to give this game a try. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the fact that I could shoot it out with the bad guys! More

  • Kyle Wade

    by Kyle Wade

    crime solving thriller game where your senses are stimulated. And if all else fails, there is gun in your hand.

18.Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

Paid: $29.99
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is a game where you have to explore Los Perdidos, a zombie-infested city. You'll fight to find a way out before a military strike destroys the entire city, and everyone else in it. 
  • Jerry Ward

    by Jerry Ward

    In my opinion, GTA is probably one of the best sandbox games ever developed. I was interested in finding a game similar to GTA since I loved the serio More

  • Christian Davis

    by Christian Davis

    helped me find an awesome open world game

  • Rajesh Pawar

    by Rajesh Pawar

    The city was overwhelmed with zombies coming from every direction. Every time I fought my way out, more would come from another direction. I broke int More

  • by María Ortega

    Dead Rising 3 is a fun, if a bit mindless, game about a zombie apocalypse. You craft weapons and armor out of items you find like baseball bats, sawbl More


The Grand Theft Auto or GTA game franchise has been around for 21 years now? The first ever GTA game released back in 1997 for Windows. This game and its successor, GTA 2 both featured 2D graphics and a top-down camera view. The gameplay of these games is all crime-based from assault, theft, and the like. They revolved around three major cities; Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. These themes and locations will carry over through the rest of the game's series. The release of GTA 3 saw the series taking on a new direction. It was the first to feature a third-person, over the shoulder viewpoint. This was also the first that set the foundation for its open world nature. This is something that succeeding GTA games will be built upon moving forward.

Today's gaming landscape is different from when GTA 3 released. Open-world games are aplenty with each one trying to bring something new to the table. GTA games will always remain as the games that defined the genre. The past decade has proven to be stiff competition for the franchise though. Games like GTA keep getting released offering alternatives to gamers, sometimes being better. While we wait for the next GTA game to arrive, there are plenty of other great games that we can play in the meantime.