Open world racer with shooting elements
Quarantine is a precursor to the more complex world of later Grand Theft Auto games, as most of the action will take place behind the wheel of a vehicle which is also heavily armed. You are tasked with all sort of missions but you can choose to roam free trying to do as much mayhem as you deem fun. However, when you've had enough of that, you can return to the mission at hand which will require you to drive to a certain location, or pick up a certain character or chase and destroy another vehicle. The interaction with other NPCs in the game, is done via a separate screen, so you never actually leave the driver's seat per se, but you get to choose lines of dialogue and manage to direct the game in different narrative directions. The game looks very nice with graphics that will remind you of older dungeon based RPGs, with the inconvenience that the drawing distance is not that great. Thus you can find yourself bumping into pedestrians and other cars quite constantly, as you don't really see them before it's a bit too late to avoid. But the game is built for mayhem and destruction and the film interludes will show that very well. Definitely worth a try for those that love the modern GTA titles.