Five Best GTA Games of All Time
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is one of the most popular and successful video game franchises and it boasts some of the most replayed games in the community. The franchise has been around for nearly two decades now and over the course of time, a dozen of GTA titles have been released. If you have played at least a couple of GTA games, you would know that the gameplay focuses on an open world where players can complete missions to progress an overall story. Apart from that you also engage in occasional firearm showdowns, complete side missions, drive around the city, and get into role-playing.
In this article, let us look at the five best GTA games of all time.
Best GTA Games Released
You should understand that this list is very subjective and people might have different opinions and preferences when it comes down to playing games. Here are the five best GTA games of all time starting with number five.
5. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
GTA Vice City is set in the 1980s and Vice City is a huge urban sprawl that boasts beaches, swamps and has everything from the glitz to the ghetto. This game was released in 2002 and its single-player story follows mobster Tommy Vercetti's rise to power. You play this game from a third-person perspective and its world is navigated on foot or by vehicle.
4. Grand Theft Auto III
2001’s Grand Theft Auto III is regarded as the pioneer of the open world and the 3-dimensional games era. It is one of the most known GTA games of all time and it brought in players who were used to the over-the-top view of Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2 to this exciting, new real-life perspective. GTA III is set in the dark underworld of Liberty City and it has a massive and diverse open world with an expansive cast of characters from every walk of life.
3. Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV was released in 2008 and is set within Liberty City which is modeled after New York City. The story follows Eastern European war veteran Niko Bellic and his attempts to escape his past as he comes under fire from big criminals. Before the release of GTA Online, this was the most developed online multiplayer experience in GTA allowing up to 32 players to engage in both cooperative and competitive gameplay.
2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is one of the favorites of the community and the city is based on Los Angeles. Its main character is Carl Johnson who is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets. It was released in 2004 and is regarded as one of the GTA titles with the highest replayability factor. Interestingly, the game still actively gets modded by the community, even after 19 years of its release.
1. Grand Theft Auto V (GTA Online)
Grand Theft Auto V is unmistakable on top of the list and most people consider it the pinnacle of the GTA franchise. Released in 2013, the game has remained insanely popular, partly thanks to its GTA Online mode. GTA V’s single-player mode is also a masterpiece and has three protagonists — Franklin, Michael, and Trevor — and each tell their own stories, all of which fall right into place in the main storyline.