Whether offering fast cars or loaded guns, these are our favorite games like the Grand Theft Auto series
An instantly memorable open-world reinvention of one of the most iconic RPG formulas. The game's far from perfect, but the important changes are so refreshing.
A historical narrative-driven game focused on choice-driven storytelling, wrapped in a gorgeous painterly art style. We can't get enough of its drop-dead gorgeous watercolor art style.
This sequel expands its XCOM-esque strategy concept, delivering a fresh take on the formula by ditching the grid and loosening the turn-based elements to create battles with more freedom.
Perhaps the most ambitious JRPG ever made. More than any entry before it, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 truly earns its daunting runtime, and fully leverages its gargantuan world.
The pixel graphics and easy-to-digest premise of this bullet hell hide behind them a complexly layered system of weapon upgrades, pathing decisions, and other choices.
Sam Barlow's latest, and suitably his greatest, take on the FMV genre. A brilliant headf**k that'll have you scrubbing through footage thinking you've lost your mind.
This supreme sequel builds on the baseline open world that Guerrilla created and imbues it with much more personality and soul. Combat also gets a welcome upgrade.
The way Stray captures the movements and behaviors of your average cat is a joy, with elements like scratching rugs and knocking objects off tables seamlessly entwined with a lovely narrative.
Thanks to upgrades to its satisfying combat, smart puzzle solving, and some lovely side quests, it can be argued that Ragnarok actually betters its predecessor in many ways.
FromSoftware builds masterfully on the foundations it established for Bloodborne, Dark Souls, and Sekiro – expanding them into a sprawling, ambitiously-structured open world.