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Driver is NOT a GTA Clone

Sorry to tell you guys, but Driver was the first 3D Action Driving game (Driver) and the first 3D Action On-Foot Driving game (Driver 2). People who say Driver is a GTA Clone are just jealous that Driver was the first one to get you out of the car. And Driv3r wasn't a GTA Clone either, sure they made fun of Tommy Vercetti, but damn, of course they did! They mocked a PS1 on-foot action game! What else would you expect? /rant

-CarLuver69 21:15, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

Everyone already knew that. But Driv3r began focusing more on the (terrible) out of car action after GTA III hit the big time. Parallel Lines reinforced that, moreso than 3.

Saints Row 2 Commercial

Can anyone provide a link to that Saints Row 2 commercial that mocks GTA? I can't seem to find it on Youtube. --Jspyster1 22:50, August 6, 2011 (UTC)

Body Harvest release year

actually body harvest released in 98 was like GTA and driver was released in 99

wachdogs is a GTA clone

its free roam you can steal cars and hack. --Owen 23:11, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

@Owen How is hacking related to GTA ? Do you compare Watch Dogs' hacking physics with the poor button-clicking (called "hacking") sequence we have in The Bureau Raid ? Rain (Talk) (Stalk) 12:12, November 12, 2014 (UTC)
Can't compare those two. Hacking in GTA V is a side minigame that plays barely any role in the plot. While Watch_Dog's hacking is an integral part of the gameplay. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 21:13, November 12, 2014 (UTC)


I'm suggesting to rename this page. To me, the term "GTA Clone" sounds more like a propaganda attempt to make our contributors think that GTA is the best game ever and every single game that shares common details with GTA should be considered as a copy and sucks.
The word "Clone" has a too negative connotation. "GTA-like" sounds more appropriate to me. Rain (Talk) (Stalk) 12:12, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Yes! Finally someone agrees to this. I always felt that some people worship the GTA and any game that resembles it is a "copycat" or "Clone" and sucks. I support both GTA and Saints Row (before it got too cartoony), along with Driv3r. Also, I don't get why people talk about games being GTA Clones but never said Donkey Kong is a clone of Mario, Super Smash Bros. is a clone of the fighting games, and Battlefield is a clone of Call of Duty. "Clone" seems to bring down the other games and that's not right. All games should be accepted for what they are and not what they resemble. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 17:42, November 12, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8

GTA like seems more appropriate. Clone seems a liitle to be an insult to other games. Games other than gta can also be good.Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 18:38, November 12, 2014 (UTC)


{gametitle}-like and {gametitle}-clone have been interchangeable since the dawn of gaming. Rogue-like, Doom-clone, Diablo-clone. It's not always an insult, can just as often be an homage to the title that popularised the genre.

wp:Video game clone wp:Roguelike wp:Grand Theft Auto clone

Smurfynz (talk) 20:28, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

I got your point smurfynz. I have read an article on wikipedia about it. But i still think gta like will be more appropriate because some people may think it as a negative word for other games. It should be stated on the page that clone is not used as a negative word or to insult a game.Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 20:48, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Actually a lot of people use GTA Clone to insult sandbox games and games with GTA's tactics, which is why I don't think the name of this page is respectful furthermore the entire article. All games are cool in their own way and GTA is not a god of games. There are some things in Saints Row 2 I prefer over GTA. All games should be appreciated for what they are. I agree with you Myth Hunter. Smashbro8-Sig-pt1 (Smashbro8-Sig-pt2) 20:52, November 12, 2014 (UTC)Smashbro8

My point is: This is what they are known as in the public domain. Whether we agree with it or not, and whatever interpretation we may have of the reason for the term being used (homage or disparaging), they are NOT called GTA-like by any gaming community, they ARE called clones. That's the fact. Therefore that's what the wiki should be reflecting. Smurfynz (talk) 20:57, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

I see no problem with the name. The term "clone" usually carries a negative connotation. It is still a more convenient name to use and easier to recognise. Wikipedia uses it. Carl Johnson Jr. (talk) 21:11, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

If page is not renamed then in the introduction a line should be added that "clone is used to describe a game having similar features of gameplay as in gta series and it is not used as an insult."

It will make it clear that gta clone is not used like an insult on the page. And yes gta is not a god of games.Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 21:18, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Smurfunz is spot on. The word "clone" is not an insult and, like it or not, it is an accepted term in gaming (and it is used with other types of games as well, not only with GTA-type sandboxes). However, I think modifying the introduction a bit like Myth hunter says is a good idea.

Oh, and of course GTA IS a god of games :P DocVinewood (talk) 21:25, November 12, 2014 (UTC)


I'm opening a poll for votes. Please vote below if you think the page has to be renamed or not. Rain (Talk) (Stalk) 22:24, November 13, 2014 (UTC)

Should we rename the page "GTA Clone" ?

The poll was created at 22:24 on 13 November 2014, and so far 10 people voted.

What should we call the new page?

I suggest "Sandbox Game Cross-references". We are not attacking anyone, but observing history. --Teslashark (talk) 15:28, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

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