Evolution of Grand Theft Auto series
- Oct 09, 2021
Since the release of the first Grand Theft Auto back in 1997, the series has become an instant hit with gamers. The latest edition has been released to the public, and is on track to be one of the most popular games of all time.
Grand Theft Auto
The first game of the series was released in 1997. The player takes on the role of a criminal in a fictional city. The player can do anything they want in the game, and can commit any crime, including murder. The game has since spawned multiple sequels, and has taken the world by storm. The game tells the story of a criminal in the city of Liberty City. The player can do anything but will be punished for crimes.
Grand Theft Auto 2
This game was released in 1999, and is considered by many to be the best of the early series. It has the same basic gameplay as the first game, but with a few changes. The player takes on the role of a gang member in the city of Anywhere, United States. The player can again do anything they want, but the game is more story-driven and gives the player missions to complete.
Grand Theft Auto III
Released in 2001, this game was a huge success. It is the first one in the series to take place in a 3D environment. The player takes on the role of a criminal in a fictional city called Liberty City. The story is a little more focused on the criminal, and the player is rewarded for their crimes.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Released in 2002, this installment of the series takes place in Vice City. It has similar gameplay to the previous editions, but with a few new features. The player takes on the role of a gangster named Tommy Vercetti in a fictional city in 1986. The player does not need to complete missions to progress, and the game is more focused on the player's character.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
This game was released in 2004 and is widely considered the best in the series. It tells the story of Carl Johnson, a man living in Los Santos, a fictional city in the US. The player can once again do anything they want, but is rewarded for completing missions. It has been said that this is the most detailed and complex of the games in the middle series.
Grand Theft Auto IV
This game was released in 2008 to much acclaim. The player takes on the role of Niko Bellic, an immigrant to Liberty City. The player can do anything they want, but can only attain success through completing missions. It is the first game in the series to tell its story mainly through cutscenes.
Grand Theft Auto V
This game was released in 2013 to both critical acclaim and record-breaking sales. The player takes on the role of three characters-- Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. The player can do anything they want to, but must complete missions to progress. It is the first game in the series to feature multiple protagonists.
Grand Theft Auto games have been hugely successful since the first installment was released. The latest edition, Grand Theft Auto V, is the fastest-selling game in history. The games are varied, but most follow the same general gameplay and freedom of actions.