TOP 19 CRIME PAYS GAMES

Are you a law-abiding citizen with a secret craving to live the life of a notorious criminal? Then "crime pays" is the genre for you! Players love this genre for the thrill of being the bad guy without any real-world consequences. It's like being able to rob a bank without getting thrown in jail (although I wouldn't recommend trying that in real life). And if you're looking for the best "crime pays" games out there, look no further! Our site has curated a list of the top games in this genre, so you can be sure that you're playing only the crème de la crème of criminal games. From heists to car chases, these games have got it all. So go ahead, indulge your dark side with the best "crime pays" games around. Just don't let it go to your head!

#01
Games like Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Mac, Console, iPhone / iPad, PS4, Switch, Android, PS3
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: 8.8/10

#02
Games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, iPhone / iPad, Android, Mac, PS4, Switch, PS2, PS3
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 8.8/10

#03
Games like Mafia

Mafia

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360
  • Release: 2002
  • Rating: 8.7/10

#04
Games like Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Console, PS3
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 8.7/10

#05
Games like Mafia II

Mafia II

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Mac, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2011
  • Rating: 8.5/10

#06
Games like Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, PS5, XSX, Xbox One
  • Release: 2013
  • Rating: 8.4/10

#07
Games like Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, PS3
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: 8.2/10

#08
Games like Hitman 2

Hitman 2

  • License: Commercial
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2018
  • Rating: 8/10

#09
Games like Yakuza 4

Yakuza 4

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Console, PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One, XSX
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 7.5/10

#10
Games like Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Console, PS3, Xbox One
  • Release: 2009
  • Rating: 7.3/10

#11
Games like Saints Row

Saints Row

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS5, XSX, PS4, Xbox One
  • Release: 2023
  • Rating: 6.8/10

#12
Games like The Godfather

The Godfather

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Console, Wii, PS3
  • Release: 1991
  • Rating: 6.7/10

#13
Games like Thief

Thief

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One
  • Release: 2014
  • Rating: 6/10

#14
Games like Sly 3

Sly 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console
  • Release: 2005
  • Rating: n/a

#15
Games like Sly 2

Sly 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS3
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: n/a

#16
Games like Smugglers Run 2

Smugglers Run 2

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console
  • Release: 2001
  • Rating: n/a

#17
Games like Thief II

Thief II

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2000
  • Rating: n/a

#18
Games like City Story

City Story

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: n/a

#19
Games like Payday

Payday

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Console, PS3
  • Release: 1990
  • Rating: n/a