Fans of Grand Theft Auto have been eagerly awaiting any bit of news for the release of GTA 5, but there has been nothing but a brewing sense of rage after the promise of a spring release became another bout of waiting for September.
According to iDigital Times, it seems that gamers won't be experiencing any racing, shooting, action-adventures, or light violence until September 17-the latest confirmed date.
Other rumors that have been leaked by fans also bring up the possibility that GTA 5 might enjoy exclusivity for Xbox 360 and PS3, with a potential version for the next-gen consoles to come out later.
For the meantime, if you are not one of those who are busy scouting the online world for a tidbit of here are five alternatives that you can practice on and just kill time, whether waiting for the GTA 5 release or the next speculation to surface.
Red Dead Redemption
A much-loved game from the same developer, Red Dead Redemption features open-world adventure where you take on outlaw John Marston and go on a mission to save his family.
GameSpot even hails it as one of the most engaging games of 2010, with its highly detailed and striking set of characters, challenging missions and activities, and multiplayer option to make the quest a co-op experience.
Car Jack Streets
Take your practice to the apps with Car Jack Streets, a free app in the Apple App Store, which will give you the feel of the first Grand Theft Auto experience.
Just don't expect too much with sometimes faulty controls, reports AppSpy. But you do get to enjoy retina graphics, increased frame, and leaderboard support, and the basic notion that it marked the entrance of open-world crime gamin into the app world.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run
On the lighter side, take on any of the Simpson family and explore Springfield through a new story line where you'll be going on missions while driving. For any Simpsons fan, you'll also have the fun of trivia material scattered all over the place for a nice surprise, reports Metacritic.
Gangstar: West Coast Hustle
Get an HD glimpse at L.A. gangster life with 50 different missions that immerse you in action and driving-all in a $4.99app game.
According to GameLoft, you're also looking at the experience of nihilism to the highest level, with violence, crime, stealing, and shooting all in the mix as you indulge in the feeling of being the bad guy for once.
True Crime: Streets of LA
This game has been compared time and again to GTA, but it holds its own, especially when you consider the actual recreation of Los Angeles, training for policing skills, and challenges to the idea of being a good cop, reports EuroGamer.
The bonus round? You won't be repeating missions twice, given the different storylines that you can take on.
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