PSBeyond has compiled an interesting history of Grand Theft Auto, from its humble roots on the original PlayStation, to practically the most important series in gaming.
A game that thought IN-side the box....that is the sandbox.
I remember when I first played the original one for the PSX. I didn't like it that much compared to when I first held my hands on the PS2 GTA3 but it was quite unique in its time.
The Grand Theft Auto series is what brought videogames to the mainstream. It’s a bold claim, albeit one that’s undeniably true. Uhh... and here I thought it was Pac-Man. He was on the cover of Time, a much bigger magazine than The Face.
"The Grand Theft Auto series is what brought videogames to the mainstream. It’s a bold claim, albeit one that’s undeniably true." How bout Mario...everyone knows Mario. Doesnt everyone knowing Mario make the series mainstream? Maybe you're looking at it in a diffrent light than i am.
gta didn't put gaming in the mainstream.. it brought controversy to gaming to the mainstream... mario would be the first one to bring it to the mainstream.
I can still remember playing GTA, GTA2 and London edition on PS1. I loved those games! Funny thing is, that my brother saw potential but wasn't interested in them. He said "They should make them in 3-D." This was way before GTA 3 was even announced. Enter 2001. GTA3 was announced at E3...but mostly everyone was anticipating Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Final Fantasy 10. I was one of those people that were waiting for those 3 AAA games. My brother on the other hand, couldn't wait for GTA 3. He knew it was going to be big and after playing it for the first time the Friday it came out...I knew that it would be one of the biggest and best games of all time. Truly a classic game. I love the GTA series and will continue to support it. Why? Because Rockstar ALWAYS deliver! I've never been disappointed with any GTA game so far.
GTA started on the PC not the Playstation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The first title in the GTA series was released for DOS, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation in 1997/1998, but you have to pick Playstation first because it's our GOD. Deal with it!!! Please don't try to reveal something not important to PS Fans on this site. Playstation is only worth of conversation. PERIOD.
yes but Playstation helped make it into what it is today. It took off on the Playstation.
GTA is going to continue only on Playstation 3. PLAY B3YOND
@ tordavis - I think you will find that the type of GTA that everyone loves and admires today is the 3-D open world kind of game that first appeared as GTA III which started life on the PS2 as we all know. So you need to read things more clearly.
When I first saw about GTA on the PS1 I thought the idea was very cool and exciting, but I did'nt like the idea playing the game in simple-looking 2-D graphics. For that reason, I did'nt take too much interest in the PS1 GTA titles.
When I first saw and played GTA III on the PS2 thats when it struck me and blew me away. I had never played a crime simulator/action game like this of it's kind before and what made GTA III so enjoyable and revolutionary was the fact that it was in 3-D and in an open-world style. It really felt like I was exploring a virtual real-life modern city. The Mafia/gangster element added to it aswell.
GTA Vice City personally for me was the best out of the PS2-era GTA games. It had the best and most immersive storyline, and probably had the most cinematic feel to it. The whole Miami 1980's scene (cocaine, drug wars, shootings, nightlife, beaches, flashy clothes, fast cars, 80s music) was excellently and perfectly replictated in Vice City. It also had the most charismatic character in Tommy Vercetti. I really liked the fact that I was actually playing a Mafioso character this time around.
I loved GTA San Andreas and I thought it was an excellent game, especially with they way they replicated the early 1990s Los Angeles street gang scenario. It was also nice to see an African-American main character in a GTA game too, it felt very appropriate for this game. GTA San Andreas had everything else that Vice City should have had - however I dont believe it was the best one, although it comes very close.
GTA 4 looks like the sort of GTA that will not be missing anything this time and I'm sure it will go down in history as one the greats in video gaming just like it's legendary predecessors.
Future: Grand Theft Auto w/Hovercar
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