It will be a long time until Rockstar Games releases the next GTA game. The GTA franchise has undoubtedly played an important role in boosting the popularity of the open-world genre as well as laying the foundations for many games.

However, over the last few years, in the genre, there are many great games that have outshined the GTA franchise. Gamers today have plenty of great games to choose from. If you are one of those gamers that are waiting for GTA 6 to be released, here are 5 game titles that you can check out.

1. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

There are many things that the GTA franchise has done right: from the characters, the cinematic plot to the satire. However, there is one thing that the franchise can’t seem to get right, the combat.

Yakuza Like A Dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

On the other hand, the Yakuza franchise has managed not only able to offer a great, thrilling crime drama but also an engaging action game that focuses on combat.

It will be a challenging task for players to find games that can do combat better than this franchise. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, by all means, is a great game.

This is the franchise’s latest entry and brings to gamers an exhilarating experience right from the beginning.

2. Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping dogs was developed as a sequel to the True Crime franchise. Since it wasn’t as successful as expected, the franchise was put on ice. The name was switched to “Sleeping Dogs” after promotional material as “True Crime: Hong Kong” had already been released.

Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs.

Although the characters of the game aren’t the most well-written or well-developed, the story and the combat manage to make up for it.

3. Mafia: The Definitive Edition

The original Mafia game was released around the same time as GTA III. However, the game chose to focus more on telling a great story rather than offering an expansive open-world game.

Mafia The Definitive Edition
Mafia: The Definitive Edition.

And with this move, the game was praised for its wonderful world-building and narrative. Therefore, the game’s remake was long overdue. Gamers were surprised by Hangar 13 and 2K.

Mafia: The Definitive Edition still keeps the charm of the original game while managing to offer gamers a fresh and exciting experience.

4. Watch Dogs 2

With what the game has managed to do, there isn’t enough praise for Watch Dogs 2. The game is responsible for a franchise’s revival as well as the publisher’s image makeover.

Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2.

Watch Dogs got rid of the original’s self-serious tone and went for a funnier and more light-hearted approach.

And fans highly appreciated this move as the game became more likable and accessible.

5. Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost Of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima.

Ghost of Tsushima’s map isn’t that large compared to today’s standards. But it manages to leave players awestruck every time they play the game. There are so many icons on the map. And instead of being a distraction, all of them are great tools to help the player in the game.

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