The 10 best robbery games you absolutely must try

The 10 best robbery games you absolutely must try

Crime doesn't pay, but in video games it can be a lot of fun. As cinema has taught us with "heist movies", robberies are an extremely intriguing topic to deal with, both from a purely action point of view (how many fake robberies end up without a bit of action?) And from a strategic point of view ( organization is as important as implementation). Video games have therefore had the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned from other mediums and have proposed it over the years with many interesting games.

Here are the best robbery games, taking into consideration both the games completely dedicated to them, both those that simply have included them in specific missions.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Grand Theft Auto series is the mother of all modern video games in criminal background, and within the Rockstar Games saga there has certainly never been a lack of bank robberies among the many shady activities to be carried out. In Grand Theft Auto IV in particular, there is one located within one of the most beautiful missions and probably loved by fans of robbery games, namely the robbery of the Bank of Liberty branch in Southern Algonquin. The mission, entitled Three Leaf Clover, is activated between 06.00 and 19.00 and sees the legendary Niko alongside the members of the McReary family and Michael the Saint. The sequence is highly spectacular and is very reminiscent of the great cinematic classics of the genre, from the face-covered raid on the bank to the arrival of the police, the first escape outside and then into the underground subway, interspersed with the encounter with a helicopter. law enforcement.

GTA 4 is available on PS3, PC and Xbox 360, here is our review.

GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto Online GTA 5 is one of the most successful games of the last decade and all fans will know that it is possible to face a variety of robberies throughout the game. The campaign offers us three main characters and, during the robberies, we will have to decide which "helpers" will accompany us in the mission, creating the perfect team for the situation. The truth, however, is that among the best robbery games we must include not the main campaign, but the online mode included in GTA 5: we are obviously talking about the beloved GTA Online. In the latter, a team of players must work together on a series of preparatory missions in order to ultimately break into a bank. As is often the case, it's the ability to play side-by-side with your friends that makes the whole experience so much more fun.

GTA 5 and GTA Online are available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S.

Payday 2

Payday 2 In a special dedicated to the best rapids games, obviously, a game belonging to a series that makes robberies the fulcrum of its own could not be missing adventures. Payday by Overkill Software is in fact a first person shooter in which they take on the role of villains and where players have to cooperate with three other members of a gang managed by the CPU or by other users, to plan and implement shots. However, the team of burglars, formed by Dallas, Wolf, Chains and Hoxton, must first study the operation by indicating the "hot spots" of the map, the things to pay particular attention to and any procedures to be adopted in case of problems. And then take action. One of the most complex and ambitious robberies of the franchise, which lends itself to various approaches and strategies, is the one contained in the DLC for Payday 2 entitled The Big Bank Heist. On behalf of a contractor who calls himself "The Dentist", it is in fact necessary to loot the very rich Benevolent Bank, which in the course of its history has never been robbed. So that's easier said than done.

Payday 2 is available on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch. Here is our review.

Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Another round, another bank robbery, this time by a group to say the least crazy, namely the Saints dressed of viola of Saints Row by Volition. In the third episode of the series, the Saints attempt to break into a bank in the mission called When Good Heists Go Bad, right at the beginning of the game. But they do it their way, and so the heist fails and the gang ends up temporarily in jail. We chose this robbery almost in contrast to the classic style of other robbery games: that of Saints Row: The Third is caciarona, quotationist and full of even vulgar jokes, including crazy shootings against swarms of cashiers and guards armed to the teeth , helicopters and so on and so forth, with the usual crazy ideas to try to eliminate the opponents and escape with the loot after being surrounded by the police. Specifically, hook the huge safe still partially stuck in pieces of the vault, after having detonated it, to a helicopter and take it away with the members of the gang on it, and then try to open it comfortably in a safe place.

Saints Row: The Third is available on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. Our review of Saints Row: The Third.

Persona 5

Persona 5 Among the banks that star in the best rapids games, there is no shortage of fantasy banks. In Persona 5, for example, there is a mission that sees the user engaged in the maze of the Kaneshiro Palace, which is a distorted version, in form but not in substance, of a bank. This is found in the Metaverse, a parallel dimension that in the game is essentially the "collective unconscious" of all humanity, where people's most distorted desires and corrupted emotions manifest themselves in the form of buildings called Palaces. That of Kaneshiro, a Yakuza boss who considers people "machines" from which to make money, until exhaustion, represents the greed and lust for money of its owner. It is no coincidence that the structure floats in the air and sucks banknotes from the ground, as well as from living ATMs, a symbol of the exploitation of ordinary people. Infiltrate this structure together with the other Phantom Thieves to defeat its rulers, that is a shadow alter-ego of the real counterpart whose negativity it embodies, to steal his deepest and darkest desire (in the form of a treasure) and "purify" place and soul, it's an experience we found particularly enjoyable.

Persona 5, here's the review, is available on PS3 and PS4.

Bank Panic

Bank Panic Obviously, banks do not only see the robbers as protagonists, but also those who defend them by the safes. So we could not exclude from our article dedicated to the best games of rapids a great classic like Bank Panic, in which the player's goal is to stop the bandits from grabbing all the loot. We are talking about an arcade with a "first person" view developed by Sanritsu and produced by SEGA in 1984 for cabinets, then converted on various home platforms, including the MSX and the SEGA Master System. In Bank Panic the user plays the role of a Far West sheriff who, as written, must protect a bank and its customers from masked bandits. These appear from time to time from behind one of the twelve numbered doors and as many doors of the building, to be kept alternately under control. Criminals sometimes hide behind poor patrons or prisoners, just as they can plant bombs in front of an entrance. Similarly, not all doors, which open without a specific order, conceal a danger: it is up to the player to keep their nerve and not accidentally hit an innocent, especially when the pace gets faster and the doors open more speed and frequency.

Bank Panic was published on Sega Master System, SG-1000, Commodore 64, MSX, Amstrad CPC.

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 All inside Borderlands 2, players are tasked with robbing a bank within a city in the "Wild West" style. Too bad, however, that the vault is made of an extremely resistant material. How to solve? With the typical madness of the Gearbox game. The only substance capable of dissolving metal is alien bile, so you will have to eliminate the boss of a gang to get some dynamite, dip it in a laxative and then feed it to a quadrupedal alien who will vomit it up, thus creating a bomb of bile. After defeating waves of deputy sheriffs, we can leave with the coveted loot.

Borderlands 2 is available on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.

Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

Monaco: What's Yours is Mine Assemble a team of thieves and immerse yourself in one of the funniest co-op heist games ever. Monk: What's Yours Is Mine offers multiple classes, each of which is equipped with unique abilities that allow you to deal with each situation differently. It is a game that can also be tackled alone but it is in cooperative that it manages to express its potential. It is a game with a view from the other in which we will only be able to see the parts of the map directly in the view of our professional thieves. You have to follow a precise strategy, but always be prepared for the unexpected.

Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is available on PC, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion It might seem strange that a medieval fantasy work such as The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion appears among the robbery games, but we assure you that it is almost a must. In TES 4 we are commissioned by the head of the Thieves Guild to steal none other than an Ancient Scroll (the one that gives the game its name, so to speak) inside the Imperial Palace. In order to do this, we are given a pair of enchanted boots and a magic arrow. We will have to find an old path used by the emperors of the past to escape the Palace in case of danger. In the mission you have to fight various monstrosities, activate secret passages and use the magic arrow to activate a passage. Inside the Palace you must avoid the guards, find the library and get the Scroll. The boots then allow you to jump from a secret passage and survive the fall. This is one of the most interesting missions in the game if not in the entire series.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is available on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.


Teardown Are the best robberies the ones where everything is torn apart? It's up to you to decide, but that's certainly what the creators of Teardown thought. This robbery game gives the possibility to destroy every single element present in the levels (using explosives, hammers, various means ...) to allow us to create the perfect path. The most interesting part is that Teardown gives us all the time necessary to devise a strategy, but when we appropriate the first loot, a countdown starts: before the security arrives we will have to complete the robbery, jumping, running, driving and dashing around the map. Will we have created the right path, or will there be a flaw in our plan? We will be able to have fun with the Campaign, a Sandbox mode and a Challenge mode; there is no lack of mod support.

Teardown is available on PC.

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