While the GTA games remain some of the greatest crime games ever, they are well known. Here are eight great crime video games that aren't GTA.
Condemned criminal origins
That was such a cool game. I didn't like Bloodshot nearly as much though.
Yeah. It lost the grounded soul of the original and became a kind of corny take on horror. The sequel was by no means a bad game, but it's like they didn't understand what made the first so good. Not much different than FEAR 2. I still would have liked to see what they would do with the third, but WB turned them into a license developer for years now. I doubt they'll ever be given a chance to work on old IP unless they get from under WB.
I hate they ended the 2nd on a cliffhanger
I’d love a remaster of the first game: same with fear.
I agree about that the FEAR comparison. First was amazing. 2nd was meh.
I loved that game. My first 360 game. Loved the concept
Surprised The Getaway didn't make the list.
I am too. Loved The Getaway, such a fun time I had with that game. Shame it never came out on PS3 back in the day😢
They did showed tech demo of the third game until it stuck in development hell for years and cancelled it for some unclear reasons. Same with Eight Days very impressive looking crime game but got cancelled for unclear reasons.
It was 8 days, and I was so hyped wish they didn't cancel it.
Good-Smurf Yeah, I remember that PS3 tech demo for The Getaway, it was really stunning at the time, and the density in traffic (for the small section on display) had me really impressed. I guess I wouldn’t say traffic, just the amount of vehicles on display in general in that area. And I remember that Eight Days, that first trailer (where it looked like gameplay) with animations that still today blow me away, specifically the guy jumping throw that diner window and landing onto that table, that was a 🤯wtf moment! I remember hearing it was cancelled and was so bummed. I wish Rockstar would’ve done something with that Sony exclusive they never delivered on (for various reasons we don’t know) shame on that too.
Kane and Lynch series was awesome. Still waiting on a sequel to Dog Days.
Scarface needs a remaster True crime series was a lot of fun. Hopefully MS will reboot the series Saints row 1-2 needs a remaster Sleeping dogs is great but I feel like it's on all lists now a days
Scarface, I put so much time into that game! LOVED IT! Would love a True Crime again, loved NY. And Sleeping Dogs, great it is!
Probably my favourite PS2 game ever, Scarface.
With Xbox buying Activision I would love to see them reacquire the license and remaster the game. Then resurrect the cancelled sequel in Las Vegas. Scarface could have been a huge franchise but Activision bought Sierra, and COD4 had just exploded the shooter market. We know where their focus went after that.
Urban Chaos Riot Response is also deserves a mention one of many hidden gem of PS2 era. Getaway is simply a darker more realisitc GTA in London crime world the second game pushed PS2 to its breaking point alongside SoC.
Saints Row series and RDR1. Shame the sequel to Scarface was cancelled.
Of course the real original saints row 1-3, Scarface, true crime series, sleeping dogs
Mafia 3 is on ps extra, tried it out and I gotta say I enjoyed it just as much if not more than GTA5
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