Well, OK, yes. As a series, Grand Theft Auto has always been heaped with accolades from critics and fans - and for the most part, it's deserved them. But take a step back from the open-world approach and rampant criminality for a second, and ask yourself: deep down, is the series really as smart as it's given credit for? Or has the freedom to get into firefights with Florida retirees blinded us to the series' shortcomings?
With Grand Theft Auto IV set to redefine the series' tone and sense of smartness in under a week's time, Games Radar decided it was time to take a look back and re-appraise whether GTA has really been as clever as it's always made out to be.