5 games to keep you busy while you wait for Grand Theft Auto 6 to arrive

The gaming world continues to patiently wait for the latest installment of Grand Theft Auto series to launch. The franchise’s video game publisher Rockstar Games has remained tight-lipped regarding the potential sixth game in the (numerical) series.

GTA 5 still continues to be the latest game in the series since it was launched almost a decade ago in 2013 and in order to keep gamers somewhat satisfied, they’ve added an online extension to prolong the original storyline. As one would expect for a game of this magnitude, the rumours are rife regarding the potential launch date that many predict is in 2023.

Thankfully, there are many other titles launched on a daily basis and Gumtree suggests five open world titles on PlayStation or Xbox that will keep your busy for a while:

Red Dead Redemption 2 – 172 hours playing time

Here you play as outlaw Arthur Morgan and the end of the Wild West era has begun, as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. The game, as a whole, is graphically brilliant in addition to an immersive storyline that also features numerous challenging missions. Rockstar Games just know how to make a game that people want and for those who want to continue the story, there is an online story as well.

Mafia: Trilogy – 55 hours playing time

Each storyline takes roughly 15 hours to complete where players to get to play as Tommie, Vito or Lincoln, respectively. Many consider the games to be more sandbox than an out and out open world game.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 140 hours playing time

You can either play as Alexios or Kassandra (the story doesn’t change no matter who you choose) as you learn about your legendary Spartan lineage and the people attempting to kill you and your family. Whether on ship, foot or instant travel, you travel across the mesmeric Greek world to complete various quests and make choices that can impact the future of your character.

WatchDogs Legion – 25 hours playing time

All WatchDog games focus on a protagonist that uses hacking skills to complete missions. Legion is the third entry in the series and instead of following a linear storyline with a single character, the player can recruit members from all over – effectively making it a never ending story. The game takes place in a fictionalised representation of a futuristic, dystopian London.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – 125 hours playing time

Rockstar Games recently released optimised versions of three older classics in the series: Grand Theft Auto 3, San Andreas and Vice City where you can play as Claude, CJ or Tommy, respectively. Graphics and gameplay was improved after numerous bugs were detected since it launched. It remains to be seen whether this will be the last GTA installment before GTA 6 arrives.

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