Want GTA 5 on mobile? Try these games, you won't regret

GTA 5 is among the most popular PC games but despite its absence from mobile platforms, you can still enjoy the same experience with these alternatives.
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on Dec 04 2021, 10:25 AM IST
GTA 5 experience on mobile: There are some paid and free games on Android and iOS that deliver a very GTA 5-like gameplay experience. Check them out.
GTA 5 experience on mobile: There are some paid and free games on Android and iOS that deliver a very GTA 5-like gameplay experience. Check them out. (GTA)

GTA 5 on mobile! That would be a dream come true for mobile gamers. Even after seven years of its release, GTA 5 has remained within the confines of PC and consoles. Developer Rockstar Games hasn't considered the possibility of bringing these titles to mobile any time soon. However, that does not mean mobile gamers cannot have the old-school GTA fun.

Because when you look around on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, there are several GTA-like games that deliver an experience very close to the real deal. Shooting around aimlessly, evading cops, doing missions, racing cars – you can do it all. While the paid options are still the best ones, there are some free to download and play titles that do not compromise massively.

GTA 5-like games on mobile

Note that some of these games require you to pay.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

GTA San Andreas
GTA San Andreas

Price: 182

Platform: iOS, Android

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, or GTA SA is the closest you can get to having the GTA 5 experience. GTA SA was a PC and console game a decade ago and laid foundations for GTA 5. The map is identical while you get to play as the iconic “CJ” to roam around the world and do GTA things, i.e., steal cars, shoot at gangsters, do missions, and more. For a mobile platform, this is a great looking game. However, note that the GTA SA The Definitive Edition is coming in early 2022.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City (Rockstar Games via Steam)

Price: 121

Platform: Android, iOS

Tommy Vercetti comes to the smartphone screen from your computer in this mobile port. You get to play as the gangster in a fictional 80's replica of Miami, complete with neon lights and and pretty scenes. You get hundreds of story missions to play, cars to steal, and places to explore. In fact, rumours have it that GTA VC could be the base for the upcoming GTA 6.

Gangstar New Orleans OpenWorld

Gangstar New Orleans
Gangstar New Orleans

Price: Free

Platform: iOS, Android

The GTA clone from Gameloft studios in its latest avatar is another way to get your GTA frills without spending any money. The game has a open world to explore wherein your character gets to drive fancy cars, live in mansions, wear new clothes, do story missions, make money and the gangster stuff. The game is well optimised for mobile devices and is usually fun to play.

Payback 2

Payback 2
Payback 2

Price: Free

Platform: Android, iOS

Payback 2 is more reminiscent of GTA 5 than the GTA titles listed here. The graphics is easily top notch and the gameplay isn't far behind. You get to drive muscle cars, shoot at gangsters, race helicopters, roam around the streets and more. The game also hosts special events with weekly challenges to keep players engaged.

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First Published Date: 04 Dec, 10:25 AM IST
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