20 Games Like Grand Theft Auto()
Featuring a fully 3-D living city, a combination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay and a completely open environment, Grand Theft Auto III represents a huge leap forward in interactive entertainment. For the first time, players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie, and let loose in a fully-realised 3 dimensional city, in which anything can happen and probably will.
With a cast of hundreds, 50 plus vehicles, ranging from sports cars to ice cream trucks and from boats to buses, 3 hours of music, including opera, reggae, house, drum and bass, pop and disco, a huge array of street ready weapons and some of the seediest characters in video game history, Grand Theft Auto 3 is a sprawling epic which will show you that sometimes, crime can pay and sometimes it can pay you back. Available now for PlayStation®2, Xbox, PC and Macintosh.
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In the year 1986, Tommy Vercetti is heavily indebted to his mafia superiors after a drug deal gone awry, but his dreams of taking over Vice City (based on Miami) push him down a different path. Featuring a wide variety of vehicles, unique radio stations playing hit songs from the era and an intense atmosphere, GTA: Vice City offers valuable insight into the excess and mob life of '80's Miami.
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Returning after his mother's murder to the semi-fictional city of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles), Carl Johnson, a former gang banger, must take back the streets for his family and friends by gaining respect and once again gaining control over the city. However, a story filled with plots, lies and corruption will lead him to trudge the entire state of San Andreas (based on California and Nevada) to get revenge.
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Max Payne is a third-person shooter in which the player assumes the role of its titular character, Max Payne. Almost all the gameplay involves bullet time-based gun-fights and levels are generally straightforward, occasionally incorporating platforming and puzzle-solving elements. The game's storyline is advanced by the player following Max's internal monologue as the character determines what his next steps should be. Several of the game's levels involve surrealistic nightmares and drug-related hallucinations of Payne.
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Manhunt is a third-person stealth horror game. The game consists of twenty levels, and four bonus levels that can be unlocked; the levels are referred to as "scenes". Players survive the Scenes by dispatching enemy gang members known as "Hunters", occasionally with firearms but primarily by stealthily executing them in gruesome, over-the-top ways.
The player is rated at the end of each level, primarily dependent on the gruesomeness of the killings and the speed of completion, from one (unimpressive) to five (extremely competent) stars. Executions are preferred in order to gain a higher score, thus encouraging players to play as viscerally as possible. The game's locales are full of "dark spots" and shadows where the player can hide while being chased by the Hunters; hiding in these dark areas makes the player invisible to opponents.
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Thomas "Tommy" Angelo, a taxi driver living in the 1930s in Lost Heaven (based on San Francisco and Chicago), enters a mafia gang led by Don Salieri and gets mixed up in a storyline including many plots, robberies and assassinations, later deciding to become an informant against the mob. Driven by third-person gunplay, realistic driving mechanics and advanced graphics, Mafia immerses the player into a real-world mobster story.
Mafia contains a much bigger city to explore than most video games of the time, with multiple forms of available transport in addition to an expansive countryside. The game received positive reviews for the Windows version, with critics praising the game as a more realistic and serious Grand Theft Auto-styled game.
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Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace!
You are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. The world balance is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII.
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Enter the realm of a retired assassin, forced back into action by treason. You may be a hired killer but you still have a sense of loyalty and justice. Visit the dark recesses of a world corrupted by crime, greed, degradation and dishonor. And a past that catches up with you.
Trust no one - if the price is right, the finger of your most trusted ally will be on the trigger. Your targets may hide in the most remote areas of the planet, but their destruction is never prevented - only postponed.
Learn your trade - master your tools - overcome your obstacles - outsmart your enemies - eliminate your targets. Remember: rash decisions bleed consequences. Know when to strike instantly, know when to take your time. Chance favors the prepared. Failure is not an option.
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Max Payne 2 is a third-person shooter, in which the player assumes the role of Max Payne, but also plays as Mona Sax in a few levels. Initially, the player's weapon is a 9mm pistol. As they progress, players access other weapons including other handguns, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, and hand-thrown weapons. To move the game along, the player is told what the next objective is through Max's internal monologue, in which Max iterates what his next steps should be.
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A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. Accused of the murder of her one time mentor, Werner Von Croy, Lara becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she follows the Alchemist into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance where it is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance, and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world.
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GTI Racing uniquely blends a realistic and highly detailed car physics simulation with the pure fun of driving in a very dynamic way. Grab the wheel, push the pedal to the metal and gather the sensation for the incredible sense of speed and the power of all the real world cars.
Realistic driving model: Lifelike car physics reflect the pure enjoyment of dynamic car driving using some of the best dynamic physics around. Detailed handling model with carefully adjusted parameters give you full control of the car and an incredible ease of driving whilst still being very fun to drive.
Cars: GTI Racing gives you the biggest collection of the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series cars. Choose one of the 15 GOLF models, representing all five generations from its original heritage through to the current day. Try out the GTI, G60 and the outstanding R32! Check out Volkswagens hottest concept cars and classics - along with the original Beetle and T1 "Samba" transporter.
Tuning: GTI Racing introduces you to the professional car customization world, thanks to the impressive and wide array of original visual and performance modding and tuning parts. Spoilers, xenon lights, wide body kits, exhausts and rims - everything you would ever need or desire for the visual aspect of tuning your car. Turbo's, nitro`s, sports transmissions, performance brake kits and wide tires - unlimited performance tuning possibilities.
Career: Over 70 races in 6 unique settings and scenarios against challenging AI opponents will keep the heat on. Time trial, Drift competition and Drag racing, wild Baja and new Legal Race modes. Finish all 25 Championships located in Germany, France, Italy, UK and USA, earn money and spend it on your ride.
Dynamic race surroundings: GTI Racing introduces a new level of intensity into the world of racing thanks to fully physics simulated hundreds of objects on the tracks. Use fully interactive objects to create your advantage - slow down your opponents or disable their cars completely.
Demanding AI: drivers make full use of the driving and collision physics model. They will cut you off, run you off the road, use shortcuts to get to the finish line first, so be on your guard and watch out for them.
Detailed car damage: every contact you make with and object or form of racing collision will leave a dent on your vehicle! Based on Xpand Rally experiences highly detailed damage and mechanical car part stress models this has ben used to great effect to enhance the experience with a very rich flavour.
Online drive: Race through LAN or on the Internet. Extremely playable Baja mode, closed circuits, highways, drift driving competitions and drag racing championship which will give the multi player racer something to shout about. Intense 4 player racing and action in each race.
Dr. Gordon Freeman doesn't speak, but he's got a helluva story to tell. This first-person roller-coaster initiated a new era in the history of action games by combining engrossing gameplay, upgraded graphics, ingenious level design and a revolutionary story that may not be all that it seems, told not through cutscenes, but through the visual environment.
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Sniper Elite is a third-person action strategy game with a focus on sniping. The player takes on the role of an American agent working for the OSS (the organization that later became the CIA) stationed in Berlin at the end of World War II, tasked with preventing the Russian troops from getting hold of the research Germany had been conducting into nuclear weaponry. As an elite sniper, the style of play is much less run-and-gun and much more about finding good positions, lining up shots and taking out the enemy before he even knows where you are.
The single-player campaign takes place over 28 missions set in and around Berlin. Players use stealth tactics, and things like wind and background noise can be a factor when lining up shots. When a shot is performed particularly well, players are rewarded with a 'bullet cam' which follows the bullet in slow-motion from gun barrel to target.
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Fall in line for fast, furious fire fights with Worms™ Blast. Your mission: launch your worm marine into hostile waters and blast your way to survival through intense puzzle action! Take the big chunk of puzzle-styled gameplay and slice into 60 fun-sized missions.
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Hitman: Codename 47 sets a new standard for thinker-shooters. As Hitman you must use stealth, tactics and imagination to enter, execute and exit your assignment, getting minimum attention but maximum effect!
You have access to the most devious devices, but it will cost you – how you use them will determine if you retire as a millionaire, or get retired! Hitman is no ordinary hired killer – he’s a versatile forensic artist using stealth, disguise, intelligence, advanced weapons, poison and raw power to accomplish his kills. But he is also haunted by a troubling past of deception and brutal genetic engineering.
The intriguing story evolves over five chapters of riveting action. But the success of a contract killer depends just as much on a fast mind as a quick shot.
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Half-Life 2 (stylized as HλLF-LIFE²), the sequel to Half-Life, is a first-person shooter video game and part of the Half-Life series. Developed by Valve Corporation, it was initially released on November 16, 2004, following a protracted five-year, $40 million development cycle, during which a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet.
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Feel the rush of motorcycle racing with Ducati World Championship. Select your machine from over 70 original Ducati models, perfectly simulated replicas of the real thing. With Ducati World Championship you don't have to settle on one model - you can have them all!
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To the kids at school, you're 8-year-old Billy Blaze. To alien enemies in the galaxy you're superhero Commander Keen and it's up to you to save the Earth from destruction. As you put on your brother's football helmet you'll blast away on your Megarocket to space-worlds far away from home. Your mission: Face off against intergalactic creatures, recover the lost plasma crystals and save humanity -- it's all in a days work. Created by the game masterminds at id SoftwareTM, Commander Keen in the ultimate outer space blast-a-thon!