17 Games Like Bully

Games Like Bully This assembled list of games like Bully has other sandbox adventure games were you can free roam an impressive open world.

Bully is a Rockstar classic predominately set in a school environment within the town of Bullworth. Stepping into the school uniform of James Hopkins players develop their stats and skills to rise the school ranks while managing their class schedule.

Similar to other successful games from Rockstar the game takes place in an open world with players able to roam the game world completing side objectives along with the main scenarios to progress the story. Melee combat forms an important part of gameplay along with the training of important stats by attending class (such as English improving your ability to apologise and get out of trouble with authority)

With multiple locations to explore in Bullworth and a lengthy main storyline in a setting that had rarely been seen before in video games Bully stood apart from other games of its day and still does to this day.

The list of games like Bully that has been put together below focuses on other free roaming games where you can explore an impressive world completing side missions in addition to the main story.
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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is the first game of the Mafia series. It features third person shooter gameplay with some free roam elements similar to that of the GTA series. The game was originally released in 2002 for Windows and eventually made its way to Xbox and PlayStation 2 with console game ports. As the name suggests the game puts players inside the Mafia as they attempt to rise through the ranks and become the head boss of the Salieri family. The game is set in a fictional city in the...[Read Review]

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The Saboteur

The Saboteur mixes up the standard setting that most open world action adventures flock to by using a World War II theme instead. It’s a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before and for the most part it pulls off an impressive and unique experience. The game is available on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Searn Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within (as part of the French Resistance...[Read Review]

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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV pushes the series into new insane heights and is packed full of strange, comedic and simply wacky moments. The game again follows the story of the Third Street Saints and was released in 2013. The fourth game in the series takes place half a decade after the third Saintrs Row game and has players manning The White House as president of the United States. Running an entire country isn’t easy, especially when there is an alien invasion on the way. Soon after the alien attack players ...[Read Review]

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that lets you play as a vampire from a number of different clans. Since its release in 2004 and re-release on Steam in 2009 the game has gained an almost cult like following. It is important to note that the game version for this review was using the Unofficial Patch as recommended by fans. Before playing I strongly recommend installing the current Unofficial Patch version to remove a lot of the bugs and issues of the o...[Read Review]

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The Godfather II

The Godfather II continues with the Godfather series of video games with another Mafia based open world experience for players. In this sequel you’ll have to make more strategic decisions about how to undermine the other Mafia families. The second game in the series takes place between the 1950-1960s and doesn’t just focus on a single city. Players can except to travel to Cuba, New York City and Miami as Dominic while he attempts to claim control over several crime families and their busin...[Read Review]

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Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV is the 2008 release in Rockstar’s popular series of open world adventures that let players experience a life of crime. Like many of the games before it Grand Theft Auto IV launched for consoles first with a Windows release a few months later. This time around players will get to explore a version of LibertyCity that is split into four districts resembling the real world. In this city you’ll take control of Niko Bellic who arrives to chase the American Dream in this strange ne...[Read Review]

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is a Japanese RPG that has you taking on the role of a high school student. The game originally launched on PlayStation 2 in 2008 and received an enhanced Golden edition in 2012 for the PlayStation Vita. The game is set in a rural town with emphasis on the high school and its students. Players take control of one of these high school students who has recently moved from a large city. During this time a string of extremely odd murders take place that involve the unli...[Read Review]

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Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third offers a massive open world and a similar game experience to the Grand Theft Auto series. The game was released in November 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Just like in previous games from the Saints Row series players take control of the Third Street Saints in a fictional world. The game offers a huge open world environment along with a mixture of action and adventure, a genre that was made popular by the GTA series. Players are free explore the city of Steel...[Read Review]

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Saints Row

Saints Row offers a similar setting to the Grand Theft Auto series and has plenty of open world action gameplay for fans of GTA to enjoy. The game is the first in the successful Saints Row series and was released in 2006 for Xbox 360 only and eventually brought to Xbox One with backwards compatibility. The game takes place in a fictional city known as Stilwater which has elements of cities like Chicago. In the game players can heavily customise their character’s visual appearance and use a huge ...[Read Review]

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Mafia II

Mafia II offers a third person action packed experience that puts players inside the mob. The game was released for multiple platforms in 2010, with a Mac release in 2011. Mafia II takes place in the 1940s within a fictional game world that is based on a number of US locations including Boston, Chicago and New York. Players can use (or steal) over 40 different vehicles to explore this world and use a variety of weapons that are based on the era. The game has many improvements over the original M...[Read Review]

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Lego City: Undercover

Everybody remembers playing with Lego as a child but did you ever wonder what would happen if you crossed Lego with GTA style gameplay? Well this is where Lego City: Undercover comes in, a sandbox action adventure experience for the Wii U. In Lego City: Undercover players take control of a cop named Chase McCain as he goes undercover in Lego City. The game world doesn’t take itself overly seriously and is mostly a tongue and cheek experience catered towards younger gamers or those wanting a casu...[Read Review]

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Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins

Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is an adventure that takes place in the Lego universe. The game is intended to be a prequel to the Nintendo Wii U version of the game known as Lego City Undercover. Just like in the Wii U version players step into the shoes of Chase McCain, a crime fighter in Lego City. Chase has had his fair share of success and is well known on the force for his ability to capture criminals but he still has a long way to go before he isn’t considered a rookie anymore. In ...[Read Review]

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V continues the popular open world series and takes it into the next level with plenty of innovation. The game is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and feels like an actual living game world. On top of the single player gameplay a vast world of GTA V Online also exists expanding potential gameplay even further. Online game modes even include a Battle Royale inspired Motor Wars. One of the most notable innovations is the introduction of three main characters that p...[Read Review]

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Mafia III

Mafia III builds on the fundamentals of the previous games with a story of a darker time in history. Explore the fictional New Bordeaux as you play Vietnam War veteran Lincoln Clay across both console and PC. Set in 1968 the story revolves around the biracial orphan and veteran Lincoln. With a history of working for mobsters and special forces training you’ve got a deadly mix. When you return to your home town based on New Orleans and caught up with the wrong crowd you’re left for de...[Read Review]

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Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2 is the second game in the popular (and often wacky) Saints Row series of open world crime adventures. The game released in 2008 for consoles with a Windows release in 2009 and again follows the story of the Third Street Saints gang. In Saints Row 2 you’ll wake up several years after the incidents in the first game in the Stilwater prison. With the help of a fellow prisoner you are able to escape and return home only to find that your territory has now been claimed by three new gangs...[Read Review]

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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting to create an adventure that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013 after the game attracted a cult following online creating demand for the game to be delivered on alternative platforms. This same following was likely the reason behind the games port to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Part of th...[Read Review]

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The Godfather: The Game

The Godfather: The Game is based in the Godfather universe and is available across a several platforms making it the perfect Mafia based action adventure game to meet your needs. Fans of the movies will instantly recognise many of the characters from the movie and the game even includes voice acting from a number of the cast to create an authentic Godfather experience. The game is essentially split into two separate storylines for the player to follow; one closely mimics the main plot events fro...[Read Review]

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