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10 Best Games Like GTA 5 | ScreenRant

Grand Theft Auto 5 is known as one of the best games of all time due to the unique experience that it offers. From an immersive story that is constantly swapping between 3 protagonists, to a huge open world with unique places that players loved exploring, GTA 5 has a bit of everything. In addition, all these were improved further by the great graphics that GTA 5 packed despite being an older game.

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Nevertheless, most fans have already explored Los Santos, finished the story, and enjoyed most of the experiences that GTA Online has to offer. Although it can be hard to find a game as good as GTA 5, there are some noteworthy options for fans to sink their teeth into.

10 The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 is one of the best medieval open-world RPG games. It resembles GTA 5's large, explorable open-world and combines it with a great storyline that fans loved. Based on Slavonic mythology, the game tells the story of Geralt of Rivia as he continues to search for his daughter. It includes several great missions and gives players the chance to explore underground hidden ruins and some legendary battles.

Although The Witcher 3 favors medieval, sword-focused gameplay (as opposed to GTA 5's  more modern approach with guns), many players will enjoy The Witcher 3 as there is plenty of things to do that will keep them entertained for hours.

9 Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion features open-world gameplay similar to GTA 5 while taking a more tech-focused approach. Set in London in the near future, Watch Dogs: Legion depicts a society where everything is thoroughly surveilled and freedom is limited. The player's goal is to form and support a resistance team against this oppressive system.

Although the game revolves around hacking devices rather than GTA 5's more brutal, combat approach, the tones are quite similar as they are both rooted in chaos. For a tech-based game like GTA 5, Watch Dogs: Legion is a great option.

8 Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most famous games of the latest decade and GTA 5 fans are sure to enjoy it. From a large and unique open-world for players to explore to an immersive storyline that keeps fans on edge, Red Dead Redemption 2 has a lot to offer.

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It mainly focuses on a story of trust and betrayal, following an outlaw gang who are hoping to do one last heist before they retire. However, things aren't as simple as they seem, and the story takes many surprising turns. For a GTA 5-like game set in the wild west theme with horses, cowboys, and revolver weapons, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a great choice.

7 Saints Row: The Third - Remastered

Saints Row: The Third is a story-focused, open-world, fantasy game that bears striking similarities with GTA 5 and serves as an inspiration for the upcoming Saint's Row 5. While Saints Row: The Third offers a more futuristic fantasy approach, with superpowers and strange weapons, it maintains the unique open-world gameplay of GTA 5.

Both games allow for great fun and creativity regarding possible approaches in the open-world setting - varying from in-depth character customization to multiple open-world missions that involve stealing cars or just wreaking havoc all over the city.

6 Far Cry 3

Although there are many contestants between the Far Cry games, Far Cry 3 was the best one that defined the seriesFar Cry 3 takes place on a large, fully explorable island where the player has to survive and save their friends from danger. Similar to GTA V, it features an in-depth weapon arsenal with multiple modification options.

From hunting animals and gathering materials to clearing enemy camps, Far Cry 3 has a lot to offer. All these are combined perfectly with the game's great storyline that features Vaas, one of the best villains in the history of video games, whose unpredictable and reckless behavior had players on the edge of their seats.

5 Mafia: Definitive Edition

Although Mafia: Definitive Edition doesn't focus as much as fans wanted to on the open-world idea, its mafia-themed storyline definitely makes up for it. Similar to GTA 5's amazing storytelling ability, Mafia follows Tommy Angelo, a cab driver who ends up working for the Mafia in a story full of twists and turns. From unexpected betrayal to heartbreaking forgiveness, Mafia's story manages to keep fans on edge.

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In addition, Mafia offers third-person gameplay with multiple weapons to choose from that resemble the combat in GTA 5. With a lot in common, the Mafia franchise is a great option for GTA 5 fans.

4 Infamous: Second Son

Infamous: Second Son is a PS4 exclusive that offers an immersive and compelling story that keeps fans on edge of their seats and has great open-world elements. The protagonist in Infamous: Second Son, Delshin Rowe, is a graffiti artist who can use elements in the environment, like concrete and neon, to gain unique powers. The game tells the story of how Delshin tries to oppose the local force of D.U.P. that tries to imprison people like him with supernatural powers.

The main difference is that Infamous: Second Son focuses more on magical elements and superpowers, instead of GTA 5's more realistic gun-focused gameplay. Nevertheless, for console owners, Infamous: Second Son is a great option that resembles GTA 5 through its open-world gameplay that allows the player to destroy D.U.P encampments and gather materials to upgrade their powers.

3 Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed games have been focusing more on the open-world aspect over the last years, which makes them a great option for GTA 5 fans. With its world being 3 times bigger than Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, with the lands full of pyramids and dungeons to explore, there's plenty of things to do to keep you occupied.

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In addition, it features a fascinating story that took a different approach from the original assassin-focused theme of the series. With some historical accuracy, Assassin's Creed Origins depicts the stories of are Bayek and Aya, who collaborate with Cleopatra in their journey to become the first assassins. Although Origins doesn't have the modern theme of GTA 5, the graphics and fights are just as good and will keep fans entertained.

2 Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata, one of the best RPG games on Xbox One, offers a unique twist to open-world games through the futuristic, robot-focused setting. It follows the story of 2B, an android that is created to fight for the Resistance against the machines that have invaded earth. The best part is that this story is paired with an iconic soundtrack that fans are guaranteed to love.

While this focus on technology makes it different from GTA 5, it also bears some great similarities. Nier: Automata is characterized by its vast explorable open world, where the player can defeat machines, complete engaging side-quests, or gather materials to upgrade their weapon and equipment.

1 The Saboteur


The Saboteur is a great game that takes the open-world feature and combines it with a World War II setting. It takes place in German-occupied France and offers a great story with multiple realistic historical elements. The protagonist in The Saboteur is an Irish cab driver named Sean Devlin who ends up joining the resistance when the German soldiers killed his best friend.

The Saboteur offers a unique open-world experience with side-quests that will keep gamers entertained for hours. As a game that involves running around the vast and full-of-detail open world while stealing cars, wreaking havoc, and evading the law, The Saboteur has a lot in common with GTA 5.

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