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Games like GTA 5 – Top 5 Best Alternatives in 2018

Mar 1, 2017

Grand Theft Auto 5 is probably the world’s most popular open world action-adventure game. The game was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. In 2014, with the release of the Next-Gen consoles, the game was re-released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version of the game was not released until 2015. Even though it took Rockstar two years to release the PC version, the popularity of Grand Theft Auto 5 only increased tremendously.

Where the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 really shines are the graphics. The game is even more beautiful and detailed than before. Starting with the massive resolutions that you can play the game in, even on 4K. The PC version of GTA 5 also has double the frame rate, going from 30 fps to 60 fps. Furthermore, the draw-distance and depth-of-field have been greatly improved. This allows you to look much further and see a lot of details at a greater distance.

Not just the surroundings and buildings have been improved, but the details in nature, animals and people have been improved in the PC version. You can even change the camera to first-person mode. This allows you to see the world of Grand Theft Auto 5 very differently. Even though Grand Theft Auto 5 is such a popular game, there are still people that choose not to play it because of its bugs and glitches. Some people also do not like Rockstar Social Club. Here is a list of five hot action-adventure games like GTA 5:

Saints Row 4

Saints Row is a franchise that has a different kind of relationship with gamers and critics. The first three published games were all well received by the press; however, the gamers took a skeptical stance. The first game was written off as a Grand Theft Auto clone. The second was just an extension of the original game, and the third game was way too over the top. With that said, Saints Row 4 has been very well received, both by gamers and by critics alike.

The point is that Saints Row 4 is an incredibly fun game to play if you are looking for GTA 5 alternatives. From roaming around and doing missions to being a superhero, it is all possible in Saints Row 4. You will feel powerful in this game, and won’t get bored using your powers.

Even though the story might be on the short side, you can still spend many hours playing the game. There are a ton of side missions, and you can also mess around in co-op mode. You can buy Saints Row 4 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Sleeping Dogs

Hong Kong, a great place to visit, not just as a tourist in real life, but also as an undercover agent in Sleeping Dogs. United Front Games and Square Enix London joined forces to create Sleeping Dogs. This open world action adventure game was released back in 2012 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Later on, the developers released Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, which has much better graphics, and is playable on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sleeping Dogs is a great alternative for Grand Theft Auto 5. You can wander around in Hong Kong, try to complete the main story, do all kinds of side missions, fight with people and so much more. The nice thing about Sleeping Dogs is that you can both be the good guy and the bad guy. As an undercover cop, it is up to you to decide which path you want to take.

Red Dead Redemption

We already know that Rockstar is good at developing open world sandbox games, such as Grand Theft Auto. The same developer has also released a game that leaves modern life behind and takes us to a completely different time. Welcome to the age of sand, horses, saloons and chewing tobacco; The Wild West in Red Dead Redemption.

It’s 1911, and according to the Federal Government, it is time to significantly tackle crime. You assume the role of John Marston, a man who has left behind a life of crime. However, the criminal world tries to drag you back in. He goes after his old gang members to deal with them. Not willingly, of course. The Bureau, the forerunner of the FBI, put him under pressure to do it. In this beautiful open world western, your horse and your revolver are your best friends.

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 is set on the island Medici. Home of Rico Rodriquez. The dictator, di Ravello, has control over the island, which is naturally a problem for you. Playing as Rico, you have to do whatever you can to cause trouble for the dictator.

To easily distinguish good from bad, Just Cause 3 works with two colors. The bad guys are red and the rebels are blue. This also includes the colors of buildings. You mainly need to focus on blowing up red structures. With the endless possibilities of your grappling hook, and your infinite supply of C4 bombs, you are bound to cause some chaos in Just Cause 3.

Mafia 3

Meet Lincoln Clay, a muscled young man who lives in New Bordeaux in the 60s of the last century. When everything that he loves gets taken away from him, he swears that he will do whatever it takes to get his bitter sweet revenge. How that turns out, is up to you as the player of the game.

Mafia 3 is a beautiful game, and while not as open world as GTA 5, it still has a lot of missions to completely. Prepare to live through the hardships of the 60s, and make sure that you keep your friends close, but your enemies even close. Mafia 3 is definitely worth the shot if you are a fan of open world action-adventure games like Grand Theft Auto 5.

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Sinan Yildiz
Sinan Yildiz is a Freelance Reviews Writer at AppInformers and enjoys writing about games and apps way more than he should. He is passionate about technology, likes to develop websites as a hobby and is a PC gaming fanatic. He dreams of being a video game writer and seeing his work in AAA games one day.