A lot of people think Grand Theft Auto III is actually the first GTA.
That's not really a surprise, though, considering the drastic difference between the first two titles and GTAIII. The first two were top-down cops 'n robbers-type adventures, while the third was full-on 3D open-world.
If you never had the pleasure of those retro experiences, you're missing out. Perhaps you'll get a chance to play 'em next week: According to The Games Cabin , both Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 have been recently rated by PEGI, the European game rating board. There's also a PlayStation 3 release date of May 5 for both titles. Sweet, huh?
There was just something about those old games…I almost wish they'd make another GTA with the top-down perspective. With modern tech, I think it could be really cool!
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto 2