Grand Theft Auto (1998)

Grand Theft Auto is the grand-pappy to one of the biggest game series of all time.

Grand Theft Auto is the one that started it all, no bloody 2, 3, 4, 5, Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City Stories, Ballad of Gay Tony, Chinatown Wars, etc. etc. etc.

Unlike more modern outings in the series, Grand Theft Auto features a top down view that zooms out when you get in a car, but still has all of the craziness of its sequels. The game box promises “murder, road rage, pimping, bank raids, hijackings, armed robbery, extortion, adultery, smuggling, petty thievery, drug busts, police bribes, unlawful carnal knowledge, and double parking!”

It’s a really fun game that was very popular upon release, and it still holds up. It gets fairly difficult, what with random phones ringing and giving you missions to kill 50 people in a minute while avoiding death by police and other crazy things like that, but it’s fun. I never got farther than the second city back in the day, so I need to go back and try it again.

Grand Theft Auto came in a large style box with nice fold-out maps of the three cities (San Andreas, Liberty City, and Vice City, if you were wondering).

Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto came in a big box for PC.

Random Games posts are rounded up by Stuart Feldhamer – admin in the Big Box PC Game Collectors Group.

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