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 and fight with brawling based combat

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 and brawling with the occasional classmate. Similar to other successful games from Rockstar Bully takes place in an open world with players able to roam while completing side objectives along with the main scenarios to progress the story.

Melee brawling combat forms an important part of gameplay along with the training of important stats by attending class. This attendance to class also has practical benefits 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 or since in video games Bully stands out as a unique video game experience.

The list of games like Bully focuses on other games with free roaming elements, brawling combat or centred around a school setting where you'll complete various side missions in addition to the main storyline.
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Yakuza 0

Taking you back in time to a Tokyo of 1988 Yakuza 0 is as an action adventure title that serves as a prequel to the various other Yazuka titles. Focusing on fictionalised recreations of areas such as Shinjuku Golden Gai and Kabukicho there is plenty of Tokyo to explore in this sixth adventure into the world of Yakuza. Originally launched in Japan in 2015 it took two years for the game to come to North America and Europe although the PS3 release remained a Japan exclusive. Starting the story deep...[Read Review]

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Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs puts you in the driving seat with a rich open world adventure where you decide on the direction that the story, your character and the world around through your actions and interactions. Set in a modern day era this futuristic title uses a fictional Chicago as the foundation of an adventure of technology hacking to achieve your objectives alongside plenty of side activities. Playing as a hacker named Aiden Pearce you’ll enter into a story of revenge after an electronic bank heis...[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 across a familiar open world structure of the past adventures in the franchise. First released in 2013 the game follows the story of the third Saints Row title and has subsequently seen a number of ports from original release platforms. Your single player story in Saints Row IV is set half a decade after the third game and features the same player created character from your pa...[Read Review]

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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs has players taking on the role of Wei Shen an undercover cop and martial artist specialist that decides to tackle the Triad organisation across Hong Kong. Released in August 2012 by Square Enix Sleeping Dogs joins the ranks of other high profile open world action adventures with a crime theme. With a large Hong Kong setting as your backdrop players are free to design their own story as you freely roam the city taking part in fights, driving, crime and anti-criminal activities. Spli...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (53 votes)
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The Godfather II

The Godfather II continues with the Godfather series of video games with another crime based open world experience for players to dive into. Retaining the core blend of action, adventure, story, combat and crime players will also find an enhanced array of strategic pathways to help you undermine the other crime families that you compete against for control. The second game in the Godfather video game series and starts in 1958 with some loose ties to the Godfather film franchise. Once again you&#...[Read Review]

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The Saboteur

The Saboteur explores a different setting to most open world action adventure titles with a World War II theme that has players trying to sabotage everything within reach to help the war effort. With a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before you’re guaranteed a unique adventure as you play on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Sean Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within as...[Read Review]

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Watch Dogs 2

Building on the elements of the original Watch Dogs 2 serves as the sequel as it continues the Ubisoft action-adventure franchise across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Featuring a familiar third person perspective players explore a fictional imagining of the San Francisco Bay Area with multiple approaches to the various missions and side activities available. Exploring this fictionalised Bay Area through the eyes of Marcus Holloway you step into the role of a hacker who joins the ranks of the g...[Read Review]

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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire delivers a detective themed open world action title with fantastic realism and world design which gives players the sense of being a real detective throughout the story. Inspired by historical films the game also features an era appropriate soundtrack and the option to play in black and white to simulate a film noir adventure. Originally released on 2011 for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 L.A. Noire was revived with an enhanced edition for modern platforms in 2017. Set in the cit...[Read Review]

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Mafia II

Mafia II offers a third person action packed experience that puts players inside the mob and builds on the original Mafia experience to once again challenge players to rise the criminal ranks. Originally released in 2010 a Definitive Edition remastered the experience with HD graphics for modern platforms (PS4 and Xbox One) and combined all of the downloadable content to date in 2020. Serving as an action adventure sequel to Mafia players will return to the fictional Empire Bay between the era 19...[Read Review]

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that explores the rarely touched vampire fantasy for a video game setting. Offering deep role playing mechanics players customise their recently converted human to design their own playstyle through the vampire filled world full of story, choice and challenges. Set in a modern day Los Angeles players explore four unique game areas that include downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood and Chinatown that each have their own myst...[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 while adding elements of over the top fiction that the series is known for. Originally released for Windows, Nintendo Switch Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 a remastered edition expanded the availability to the next generation of platforms. With familiar game elements from the past Saints Row series titles players take control of a member within the Third Street Saints in the fictional world...[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 to expand on the strong and familiar foundation of open world adventures to date. As a result this fifth main title in the GTA series is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and once again pushes towards feeling 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 with...[Read Review]

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is the first in a series of games that focus on the Mafia while placing players into a third person shooter free roam setting that is 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 a few years later. Playing as Tommy Angelo who finds himself in the middle of a crime family war and forced to join one side to protect himself you’ll make your ow...[Read Review]

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Mad Max

Mad Max drives the familiar franchise into the video game arena with a 2015 release that has players explore the deadly post-apocalyptic wasteland on your quest for revenge in this battered environment. Available for both console and computer gamers you’ll find an action adventure experience that blends melee combat, firearms, stealth and a range of abilities to help your survive and progress. Your character in this Mad Max video game adventure is the patrol officer Max Rockatansky who doe...[Read Review]

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Mafia III

Mafia III builds on the fundamentals of the previous games in the Mafia franchise and once again offers players the opportunity to rise through the criminal ranks in a fictional but realistic setting. Released in 2016 Mafia III explores a darker storyline than the franchise to date with players embarking on various quests across 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 orphan and veteran of the V...[Read Review]

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The Godfather: The Game

The Godfather: The Game is a 2006 release based in the Godfather universe that allows players to live out a life of crime in an open world environment. Leading the Mafia in this action based adventure game players will find a number of references to the Godfather films as they build and maintain their profitable crime empire. This means that fans of the respective Godfather films will instantly recognise many of the characters from the movie and the game even includes voice acting from a number ...[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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