Top 8 Open-World Games to Play While Awaiting Grand Theft Auto 6 Launch

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Grand Theft Auto 6 is being waited for eagerly by its fans. Rockstar Games released GTA 5 in 2013 and ever since its ultimate success, it the second best-selling video game of all time. After GTA 5, there was absolute silence from the company’s end until a major leak in 2022 revealed 90% of the early development footage of GTA 6. Rockstar Games then confirmed that the game is in development and teaser might come out soon. Reports also claim that the pre-orders for GTA 6 might begin from December 12 for select Xboxes and PlayStation series.

GTA 6 will feature a male and a female protagonist supposedly Jason and Lucia as they embark on various criminal adventures and heists together. The game’s map is based on the fictional world of Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA 3 combined which has sparked excitement among fans

While you wait for GTA 6 to get released, you can play these earlier GTA titles and 8 other exciting Open-World Games till then.

GTA Franchise

  1. GTA Vice City Stories
  2. GTA Vice City GTA San Andreas
  3. GTA Liberty City Stories
  4. GTA III
  5. GTA 4
  6. GTA 5

Also, try out these exciting Open World Games while waiting for Grand Theft Auto 6.

1. Watch Dogs 2

The 2nd installment of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2 was released in 2016 and the game features the iconic city of San Francisco. In the game, a group of young hackers take a stand against massive corporations. The story was not as linear or complex as Watch Dogs One, but the gameplay feels way more fluid than before. The hacking mechanics are significantly better than the first version and are very intuitive to use. If you are a gamer whose main emphasis is on gameplay, you will love playing Watch Dogs 2 or Watch Dogs Legion.

2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an open-world game from the Assassin’s Creed Series that has excellent combat gameplay allowing you to wield axes like a berserk Viking warrior, among many other weapon combinations. The protagonist is a badass Viking named Eivor, who seeks glory in battles against the native Saxons currently ruling over England. The game has new stuff like rap battles, drinking contests, and more, and gamers can participate in raids, ransacking villages for plunder, and exploring the wilds of Dark Age England and Norway.

3. Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs was released in 2012 and it is a third person action-adventure game that lets players juggle between the roles of a cop and a thug as they explore the vivid streets of Hong Kong, China. This game has almost every element found in GTA games like an active wanted level system and a proper mission progression system. It is a good 3rd person game with hand-to-hand combat and although it has been a decade since it launched, the mechanics still hold up. Graphics have started getting slower with age but it is still playable.

4. Cyberpunk 77

Cyberpunk 77 was released in December 2020 and it has come a long way since then. The game faced various controversies until Developer CD Projekt Red finally delivered on the promise of fixing the game which was filled with bugs and glitches. Recently, it received its 2.0 patch which brought many improvements. Gamers can opt for Phantom Library expansion featuring Idris Elba which brings brand new campaigns, vehicles, etc.

5. Far Cry 5

Ubisoft’s Far Cry franchise is arguably one of the biggest running series in gaming. It was released in 2018, and it features a vast open world inspired by Montana, where one has to fight against members of the Seed family, who are the leaders of an infamous cult. Far Cry 5 is one of the most popular entries in the series, selling a whopping 30 million copies since its release. The gameplay is spontaneous and rewarding which the gamers will love.

6. Read Dead Redemption 2

The magnum opus of Rockstar Games, Read Dead Redemption 2 brings to life an immersive open world with a rich and compelling storyline. RDR 2 is the best game by Rockstar Games as of now, both in terms of plot and graphical prowess. The gamers take on the role of Arthur Morgan as he and his gang members struggle to make ends meet in this new world where everything is bound by laws.

7. Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact can be played on PCs, laptops, Tablets, PlayStation, and smartphones. Genshin Impact launched in 2020 and has gained immense popularity since then. The character models and environment are beautiful in this game. Players can enjoy the game to their heart’s content without spending any money, though there are some additional purchases also available. It is one of the best GTA-like games that has a big open world and a great plot to back it up. There is an expansive story for you to complete in this game which involves loot to obtain, food to cook, weapons to craft, and an expansive cast of characters to unlock through its gacha mechanics.

8. Tower of Fantasy

Tower of Fantasy is an MMO action RPG that borrows a lot from Genshin Impact. If you like Genshin Impact, you will like Tower of Fantasy too. This is a classic example of how Genshin Impact’s formula was so good that someone else also took a crack at it. Its setting and storyline are very different from Genshin Impact, with more of a sci-fi focus, rather than being purely fantasy-based. It features a giant open world where you will find barren deserts, tropical beaches, open fields, bustling futuristic cities, and more. Gamers have plenty of things to do like resource gathering, fighting monsters, and much more. You can do all this with your friends and can even obtain codes for in-game freebies.

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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