What do you think of when you hear Grand Theft Auto? Perhaps you may think it is a pointless violent game, perhaps you may think it is the greatest game of all time. I won’t disagree with any of these 2 points, but I will go in detail about Grand Theft Auto, the series that revolutionized the course of gaming.
The Grand Theft Auto gaming series started in 1997, featuring Grand Theft Auto 1, an over-head camera angle was used. Rockstar Games created sequels until the game that changed it all had come along: Grand Theft Auto 3. The third installment of this gaming series brought a new view to Third Person view. Featuring great sidequests, missions, and many more. What made the game so successful in the Gaming Industry was the free-roam ability. Your user could freely walk around wherever they went, with a unique 3D environment.
The next major installment in the series: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, was a major success in the gaming industry. Featuring updated graphics, and such. This was the first GTA game I played in the series, and it was quick to become my favorite game. The action, the storyline, and immense violence played a big role in this classic. 2 years later, a new game hit the market, and was not surprisingly, a huge success in the gaming community, Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas.
In GTA:SA, you play the role of Carl Johnson, aka CJ. Your mom has just been killed, and you have to return to the city of San Andreas to find out who did it. Along the way, you meet up with your old friends, which are very likeable, and well thought out characters. The voice acting was perfect, featuring The Game as one of the characters. The missions are thrilling, exciting, and feature a whole array of possible weapons. I don’t like the environment in this game as much as Vice City, but it’s still one hell of a world.
To wrap up my review, if you could only get 1 game this year, I think this should be your pick. Not only does it feature great gameplay, it has the whole package: Gameplay, Storyline, Characters/Voice Acting, Replay Value, Environment, etc.. I think everyone would agree with me on this. Have fun playing San Andreas, which you can get free of charge by winning our contest. And that wraps up my review of arguably the greatest game and series of all time.