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Sounds like maybe you're looking for a Fallout-esque game, or maybe as said previously, Far Cry 2 or Just Cause 2. Borderlands is pretty Action-RPG-ish. A more fast-paced version of the Fallout series, in my eyes.
 
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Definitely Just Cause 2.. not the best story but hours and hours and hours of mindless FUN! One of my favorite games.
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Sounds like maybe you're looking for a Fallout-esque game, or maybe as said previously, Far Cry 2 or Just Cause 2. Borderlands is pretty Action-RPG-ish. A more fast-paced version of the Fallout series, in my eyes.
Yeah, Fallout was always a fun series, beat the last couple ones.. (new vegas, 3, 2) and I LOVED Borderlands, not as sandbox or big as I would have liked it, but one of my favorite games of all time probably.

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Definitely Just Cause 2.. not the best story but hours and hours and hours of mindless FUN! One of my favorite games.
I'll probably try JC2 out then. I do enjoy mindless fun ^^ are there any RPG aspects to it?
Edited by Bridden - 5/22/11 at 6:23pm
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A key word in GMod is physics (right after sandbox in importance). Its replay value wildly varies from person to person (I've only logged 73 hours, but a friend on mine has 565). Mods keep the game going much longer. If you read about it a bit, you'll see just how large the game's scope is.

For a sandbox-ish RPG, look at Borderlands GOTY (DLC makes it much larger of a game).
Edit: Ninja'd on Borderlands...oh well.
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A key word in GMod is physics (right after sandbox in importance). Its replay value wildly varies from person to person (I've only logged 73 hours, but a friend on mine has 565). Mods keep the game going much longer. If you read about it a bit, you'll see just how large the game's scope is.

For a sandbox-ish RPG, look at Borderlands GOTY (DLC makes it much larger of a game).
Edit: Ninja'd on Borderlands...oh well.
lol, yeah, Borderlands is great, thank you tho ^^
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Played them all. Didn't like them as much as most did. The graphics, yeah, amazing, but just didn't wow me like most said they would.
Played Farcry, not 2, but I've heard 2 isn't as good anyways.
Actually Far Cry 2 was pretty cool in my opinion. Travelling around got a bit annoying at times but it was very much a nice sandbox game. Give it a go!
If you're killing time, though, I think X3 Terran Conflict would kill perhaps more time than you want (if you get into it)...
    
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Have you tried Mafia II ?

Just played it. Compared to GTA IV, it has an optimized engine, which runs smoothly at all times, and the lighting is much better (in the daylight and rain it almost looks real). You can wander around town in between missions. Sometimes there is a lot of driving between places, but if you're creative you can make that fun too. It's not an earth shattering game, but it's pretty good.

Here's a screenshot I took of it:


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Have you tired Mafia II ?

Just played it. Compared to GTA IV, it has an optimized engine, which runs smoothly at all times, and the lighting is much better (in the daylight and rain it almost looks real). You can wander around town in between missions. Sometimes there is a lot of driving between places, but if you're creative you can make that fun too. It's not an earth shattering game, but it's pretty good.

Here's a screenshot I took of it:

I had actually planned on trying Mafia II out. Just for the sake of it being newer, and the story is probably be better than the GTA series.

I'll try out a number of these and buy the ones I think are good imo. What is X3 Terran Conflict about? I haven't even heard of it.
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+1 for JC2. You can really see the gta influence in the game, but the whole island landscape is spectacular. There is lots of stuff to do just to goof off.
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I'll probably try JC2 out then. I do enjoy mindless fun ^^ are there any RPG aspects to it?
Not really any RPG aspects.. Pretty much drive or fly around, do a couple short objectives and blow up as much as you can
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