InFamous is often compared to Microsoft's Crackdown, a similar game about a superpowered enforcer in a GTA-style open city. The similarities go beyond the superhero trappings. What makes both games great is the carrot-and-stick design that keeps you playing "just one more mission," until it's way past your bedtime.
WIRED Addictive action, clever characters, enjoyable open world
TIRED Ho-hum boss fights, jarring storytelling, uneven graphics