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Grand Theft Auto-like

Game genre theme

An open world action-adventure with transitionless change between on foot and vehicular/mounted movement, vehicle/ride jacking, and combat.

143
games
25
platforms

Alternate name: Grand Theft Auto clone

The first video game about Grand Theft Auto-like was released in 1997.

Rockstar Games, Vblank Entertainment and Activision has published most of these games

The genre is often not called GTA-like at all, usually referring only to the much broader open world game design when something is akin to GTA. This has brought out some errors in what are actually of the same genre, such as Zelda and Metroid are not despite being open world-ish.

Mandatory traits:
* Open world design.
* Vehicle or ride jacking, ability to use "any" encountered vehicle or ride instead of only few pre-designated ones; or ability to use them after disposing of their former user (e.g. shooting them while driving)
* No game transitions between on foot, vehicular, or mounted movement.
* Ability to hurt almost anyone (with possible exceptions of plot protected individuals)

Optional traits:
* Third-person perspective
* Crime fiction

Parent groups

Action-Adventure, Nameless genres

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Platforms

Windows 27
X360 18
PS2 15
PS3 12
Linux 12
Xbox 12
Mac OS X 5
PSP 5
GameCube 4
PS4 4
Wii 3
iOS 3
PS 3
Xbox One 3
MS-DOS 3
GBC 2
PS Vita 2
3DS 2
GBA 2
Nintendo DS 1
Saturn 1
N64 1
Dreamcast 1
Win3.1 1
Android 1

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actionadventure mmog