Grand Theft Auto Games Ranked From Worst to Best

Let's dive into the rankings of the GTA games from the worst to the best.

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By Naman Alok | Aug 6, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after game franchises in the history of gaming. With each installment, Rockstar has pushed the boundaries of the action-adventure open-world genre, introducing revolutionary features that set new standards for gaming. Let’s dive into the rankings of the GTA games from the worst to the best. Grand Theft Auto Games Ranked From Worst to Best

10. Grand Theft Auto

The very first GTA game, initially named Race’n’Chase, hit the market in 1997 under the development of DMA Design (Rockstar North). Despite mixed reviews, it became a commercial success, leading to two expansions – Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961. Nostalgia seekers should give this game a try.

9. Grand Theft Auto 2

Building upon the top-down gameplay of its predecessor, GTA 2 introduced vibrant colors, refined mechanics, and improved driving and shooting experiences. It was a smashing hit, selling over 2 million copies.

8. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

This expansion of GTA 3 was initially developed for Sony’s PSP and later ported to the PS2. Following the life of Antonio “Toni” Cipriani in Liberty City, it featured repetitive missions but achieved financial success, following the pattern of every GTA game.

7. Grand Theft Auto 3

GTA 3 marked Rockstar’s entrance into the 3D universe, revolutionizing the gaming industry. Players were immersed in a 3D world as Claude, a silent protagonist caught in a life of crime after betrayal by his girlfriend. The game’s graphical prowess set new standards, making it the best-selling game of 2001.

6. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Released in 2002, GTA Vice City is set in 80s Miami and follows the life of Tommy Vercetti, voiced by Ray Liotta. It introduced motorcycles and various weapon loadouts, along with more cutscenes than GTA 3.

5. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

A game that needs no introduction, GTA series continued to make advancements with Chinatown Wars, bringing a fresh experience for players.

4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Set in the 80s, Vice City Stories allowed players to step into the shoes of Victor Vance, a soldier in the US Army forced into a life of crime by his corrupt sergeant, Jerry Martinez. It brought swimming mechanics from GTA San Andreas and was initially made for the PSP.

3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Reaching the pinnacle of Rockstar’s 3D universe games, GTA San Andreas utilized the RenderWare game engine to the fullest. It allowed players to customize cars and outfits, enhanced interactions with NPCs, and introduced underwater diving mechanics. The game still holds up well today.

2. Grand Theft Auto 4

Grand Theft Auto 4 marked Rockstar’s entry into the HD universe with the RAGE engine. It featured advanced physics, realistic driving mechanics, and enhanced gunplay. Its revolutionary graphics and complex storyline revolving around Niko Bellic’s pursuit of the American Dream make it a must-play for series fans.

1. Grand Theft Auto 5 / GTA Online

GTA 5, the best installment in the franchise to date, tops the list. The game established gaming by featuring three protagonists and real-time character change. Since its release in 2013, GTA 5 has sold over 180 million copies, generating over $5 billion USD in sales. The regularly updated online mode ensures that gamers are never bored.

Grand Theft Auto series has come a long way since its inception in 1997. With each game, Rockstar has pushed the boundaries of gaming, cementing GTA’s position as one of the most iconic and beloved franchises in the gaming world. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to the series, each game offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

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