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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 510d ago | opinion piece

7 Games to Play If You’re Not Buying Grand Theft Auto 5

CraveOnline writes: "Grand Theft Auto 5's release is right around the corner, and as such you should be anticipating a dry spell in terms of other video game releases as everyone returns to Los Santos (and hibernates from reality) for a few weeks. A lot of gamers are excited, but maybe you aren't. What about those of you who aren't interested in picking up the latest from Rockstar Games? Well, you're in-luck because there have been plenty of fantastic releases this year. Below are a few of the games that should tickle your fancy." (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

TrendyGamers  +   510d ago
Saints Row IV is a good choice.
JonnyBigBoss  +   510d ago
IN MY OPINION, why would you get Saints Row IV if you aren't getting Grand Theft Auto 5? Sure, they have some differences but ultimately they're the same genre.
Wedge19  +   510d ago
Highly disagree, SRIV is a whole different beast with the whole super hero stuff going on. It's more like Prototype than GTA.
negative  +   510d ago
Yea Saints Row IV is similar but very different. Loving it so far!
firelogic  +   510d ago
SRIV is completely different than GTAV will be. One is going for over the top craziness while the other is going for realism. As such, the gameplay experience is vastly different.

SRIV has to be one of my favourite games this gen. Sure it's not a looker, but it's extremely fun to play and that's what counts.
dogsmokespipe  +   510d ago
Everyone disagreed with you but you are totally right. If you don't like the gameplay in GTA, then why would you like it in Saints Row? The differences are superficial, they play almost exactly the same.
awi5951  +   510d ago
@JonnyBigBoss

Because its fun like grand theft auto use to be. Like GTA 3 ,vice city and san andreas untill it crawled up its own ass and backed down to parents groups. It decided to get all serious and took out all the fun of causing mayhem. Thats why saints row is successful thats why crackdown was also. They are what GTA was before they ruined it.
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Toolster  +   510d ago
Who's not buying GTA V?
abzdine  +   510d ago
well i'm one of those.
i'll be playing Killzone: Mercenaries on PSV and Puppeteer on PS3 followed by Kingdom Hearts then Beyond: Two Souls next month.

why?
Majin-vegeta  +   510d ago
ummmm *Raises hand*.
NiteX  +   510d ago
I won't be until it comes to PC.
Mr-SellJack  +   510d ago
me
matrixman92  +   510d ago
all of my irl friends are not getting it. I dont really understand myself. They played all the other ones, but for some reason this time its different. They ALL say it looks boring and trash...
meganick  +   510d ago
I'm not. The series doesn't appeal to me. I'm not saying it's bad though. I might go for Rayman Legends instead.
BattleTorn  +   510d ago
@ all above

Ya'll cray cray
SolidGear3  +   510d ago
Me.. all GTA games bore me

Also, LOL @ all the disagrees for people not buying it.. it's just an honest opinion.. hell, I enjoyed Duke Nukem Forever and bought it day one.. doesn't mean I expected anyone else to nor would I disagree with their opinion of dislike for it.
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ATi_Elite  +   510d ago
My 7 Games to play instead of GTAV:

Total War Rome 2
Amnesia A Machine for Pigs
King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition
Arma 3 Gold Release
World of Warplanes
Outlast
Alien Rage

Even with the FEW glitches Rome 2 is AWESOME but will happily welcome a PATCH.
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3-4-5  +   510d ago
I'm buying GTA5.

If I wasn't, I've always wanted to play Mafia 2 and godfather 1&2.

Playing multiple types of these games all at once makes one always seem "less than" so I'll wait and just play GTA5.
SolidGear3  +   510d ago
Mafia II is really good. Godfather not as much.
ftwrthtx  +   510d ago
Saints Row IV is very similar to the GTA series and is a great game. Vita owners should check out Killzone: Mercenary as it is one of the best handheld shooters to date.
MightyNo9  +   510d ago
Mercanaries isn't that great. It gets it's hype because it had decent controls.
jony_dols  +   510d ago
'It gets it's hype because it had decent controls.'

Well considering that Sony Cambridge are the first dev to make a FPS on a handheld that controls like a home console, I think it's pretty praise-worthy. And it's graphics are slick.
ftwrthtx  +   510d ago
It gets hype because it looks great, plays great, and is worthy.
MightyNo9  +   510d ago
I'm playing it now and it's crap. And if you want proof I have it I'd be happy to tell you my PSN name so you can see.
dcj0524  +   510d ago
Hey Taro how about me and you a......account share eh? I can't take that Killzone off your hands if ya know what i meanhehehehehe. hit me up PSN:dcj0524
Lord_Sloth  +   510d ago
You mention freaking DIVEKICK but not Kingdom Hearts HD? Not even Dynasty Warriors 8? Lame list.
andrewsqual  +   510d ago
That's me I won't be getting it. .............Annnnnd Kingdom Hears 1.5 HD Remix isn't even on that list which is the only game I will be playing the next few weeks.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   510d ago
i wont be playing any of those games. i do however, have a large list of backlog games to catch up on
modesign  +   510d ago
i dont know why anyone would get FFXIV instead of GTAV
Snookies12  +   510d ago
ARR is a great game, there's a perfectly good reason to get it. Though I plan on buying both.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   510d ago
im not getting either, but different people have different tastes
DasTier  +   510d ago
What a ridiculos list of games, I'd rather sink my time into the glitch fest of Total War Rome 2 than any of those. Hell I'd rather play Madden 25 or AOE 2 HD.
JonnyBigBoss  +   510d ago
Make an article of your own.
Slysi  +   510d ago
Should say if your not picking gta v up then get another hobbie
Mr-SellJack  +   510d ago
I though all were going to be open world games...but great games nonetheless
Indo  +   510d ago
Waited to long for a GTA game to not buy GTA V. GTA IV wasn't all that great and China Town Wars was alright.
erick21093  +   510d ago
7 Games to Play if not GTA V:

1. The Kill yourself game
2. The torture yourself game
3. The Meds Game
4. The Fire Game
5. The Drowning Game
6. The Cool Explosions game
7. and finally, The Sell your console game :)

They all get to the point, albeit, some in a rather gruesome way. ;)
DanielForth  +   510d ago
lemme guess, before reading the article the other 7 gta's lulz
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SolidGear3  +   510d ago
Beyond: Two Souls <3
Shreddi  +   510d ago
Appreciate the recommendations since no PC ver for GTA5. Sucks they don't program for pc versions anymore. Hell with Rockstar.
BigKev45  +   510d ago
Just buy GTA V and be done with this stupid article.

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