Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is the first title to the grand legacy that has spawned so many successful titles one after the other. It all started with this 2D top-down action game that featured a vast open word in which you could do a lot of illegal stuff and feel good about it.
A classic you have to try out at least once
Grand Theft Auto is one of the titles that has made a name for itself right from the start when it allowed players to do whatever they wanted in the game and not just follow the main plot until they finished it. Players could explore and cause mayhem in the three iconic cities which were later used in the more recent titles, Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas.
Its graphics can be regarded as being old’school at best because even when the game first came out in ‘97, they didn’t cause any kind of favorable chanting. However, the gameplay remains solid and enjoyable, if you’re playing Grand Theft Auto after having fun with the recent ones, you might find it to be a whole lot tougher.
Either way, playing the first Grand Theft Auto will be an experience on all levels. It’s the same kind of game, but it feels entirely different.
Steal a police car and run down people for extra points
That’s what a lot of us did in GTA. That 2D thrill of being chased by the police was something. The missions themselves came with variety and the rivalry between the gangs, and officials was a good touch and well acted, text-wise that is, but more fun came out of creating tiny pockets of chaos.
Grand Theft Auto now feels like an arcade game but a fun one nonetheless. The radio stations then were just as awesome as they are now, shooting guns and throwing molotovs will still give you a bit of a rush.
It’s a tiny game now, but it’s a little giant
All in all, you can’t call yourself a GTA fan until you’ve played the first and tasted all that it has to offer. It might not be much, but it’s a significant landmark in gaming history, and getting to know your origins is important.