Top 10 Best Grand Theft Auto Games

Grand Theft Auto, or GTA as it's commonly known, is a video game series that has been entertaining gamers for over two decades. The franchise has come a long way since its inception in 1997, with each installment pushing the boundaries of open-world gameplay and storytelling. The games have gained a massive following over the years, with their unique blend of action, adventure, and humor, making them a favorite among gamers worldwide.
The Top Ten
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas This game is set in a fictional state inspired by California and features a vast open world for players to explore. It follows the story of a former gang member who returns home to uncover the truth behind his mother's murder.

I played Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Grand Theft Auto 4 and this one is by far the best in the series. It has the best gameplay, best story, best soundtrack. Only thing that is not the best is the graphics but who cares gameplay is where it is at!

I used to used to drive to the beach in this game, crash into a crowd of people with my van, then get out and fire my AK at people running away. It is the ultimate adrenaline rush. Firing my guns straight down the boardwalk. I also used to run around the strip and just stab random people. When they hear the chainsaw dive into the first persons splattered head and brains, they start running and then is the perfect time to get out your AK 47 and just start taking headshots, shots to the stomach, whatever. The real fun happens when the cops arrive and you get into a shootout though. I have shot into many cop cars before.

This is easily the best of the GTA series. It is INSANE how much content they squeezed into this game. After playing the game for hundreds of hours, I had thought that I was aware of most of the content in this game. Then, I picked up a strategy guide and was blown away by how much MORE the game had that I hadn't even seen before. The story is amazing and spans 4 different cities. The variety of vehicles also blows away any other GTA game. You can steal a freight train and a 737 airplane. I still go back to this game from time to time. It's probably my favorite game ever !

I have played EVERY Grand Theft Auto game including mobile ones and this is by far the best. The story actually draws you in, unlike a lot of the newer games. The amount you can do in the game is incredible, from learning martial arts for hand to hand combat and even making your guy built like Donald Trump's ego! (Or as fat as Rosie O'Donnel) car customizations in this game were superior until they brought out some of the dlc for Grand Theft Auto v but this game is still the big daddy of them all. This game NEEDS to be remade for ps4 and Xbox one, it would be, by far, the most profitable game rockstar have ever released.

2 Grand Theft Auto V This game is set in a fictional city based on Los Angeles and features three playable characters who are involved in a series of heists. It includes a large open world with various missions and activities to complete.

The story and characters alone make this my favorite Grand Theft Auto game. However the gameplay, open world, and graphics add something greater that I've never experienced in a Grand Theft Auto game. Even the writing for this game is hilarious and entertaining. The pacing was great and I was rarely bored.

Most incredibly for me though was the fact that the game made me CARE about the characters. What would happen to them, how all of their stories would play out, and whether they would stay true to their "friendship" or whether they would follow down the path of betrayal and murder (like most Grand Theft Auto plots have). Happily that wasn't the case.

Clearly the BEST Grand Theft Auto ever created! San Andreas is better than Grand Theft Auto 5 what a MORON can say such words? Grand Theft Auto V has things San Andreas can dream of! Awesome 3 protagonists! Trevor is exactly who a Grand Theft Auto protagonist should be! A Psycho-maniac! I put my money on that Trevor would kick CJ's ass in a minute.

So much customization and it's incredibly fun. It also has an open world online full of things to do. On the other hands the other Grand Theft Auto games did not have this; except Grand Theft Auto IV. However Grand Theft Auto IV did not have as much things and customizations as Grand Theft Auto V did.

Best Grand Theft Auto Game. The Missions in this game are more enjoyable. There is a lot more weapons / customization. The graphics are better of course, along with the gameplay. Access to special vehicles is easier. The online mode is amazing. The endings were great, and the story was great.

3 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City This game is set in a fictional city inspired by Miami and takes place in the 1980s. Players control a character who rises through the ranks of the criminal underworld, completing various missions and tasks.

Yes some of the missions were too easy, and yes the AI were dumb at times and sure it lacks the massive scope of the successors (hell the map was smaller than Grand Theft Auto III's and there were less gangs). Despite these things, Vice City is my favourite. I love the setting (80's Miami-vice inspired city), it has a complex but cool story with a badass voiced protagonist, an awesome art style that's colourful and distinctive, the gameplay is very classic-Grand Theft Auto and the graphics have necessary improvements where vital. Also, this hands down has the best soundtrack in the series for me (made me a fan of 80s music).

I hope they remaster PS2 classics I love the Grand Theft Auto series especially the PS2 era. I was honored to grow up with these games and Vice City is nostalgic I look back at this game and it felt like I lived in the 80s even though I wasn't alive in the 80s it captured every single thing about that decade from the music, the atmosphere, the style and perfect the Miami setting. They don't make games like this anymore the time before micro transactions were a thing, now priorities are different these days that's all developers mostly care about is online games and micro transactions.

This one is the best of all grand theft auto games. I like this very much I like the cars in and the missions everything is best in it. San andreas is also fine..

I love the originals.
Vice City was definitely the BEST.
I miss running over blonde chicks...

4 Grand Theft Auto IV This game is set in a fictional city based on New York and follows the story of an Eastern European immigrant who becomes involved in the criminal underworld. It features a large open world with various missions and activities to complete.

This game was amazing. It pleased gamers and people who aren't even into video games. The characters are outstanding! However, some where a little weird like Little Jacob, but still had much better alternatives. This game actually has my favorite Grand Theft Auto protagonist, Niko Bellic. His character kills me! He's able to be a total badass with a sad backstory, yet still be very humorous. The story is one of the best, it keeps you hooked like most Grand Theft Auto games do. The only thing bad I could find with this was the soundtrack. It had some good songs like Run to the Hills. It's a shame I've only heard it like, once. Liberty Rock Radio was sorta a let down, but if that's the only flaw I'm perfectly satisfied! This game is a masterpiece and deserves its spot as number 1 on the list.

Grand Theft Auto 4 sucks. Niko was a stupid emo and his stupid fat cousin Roman who always runs his mouth and is so annoying. Dimitri sucks and was not even menacing. Story was so boring, too talky and less interesting. Realism sucks. Lacks features, content and the charm which made Grand Theft Auto great. Atmosphere was dull and no fun. Unlike other Grand Theft Auto games which were amazing, Grand Theft Auto 4 made me stop playing Grand Theft Auto series for a long time. And what pisses me off is that how fanboys called the story dark. Grand Theft Auto 4 was just trying to be dark with colour variants, the actual story is predictable with a few unexpected dumb twists. The best part of this game was when I finished the game.

No no this actually the worst Grand Theft Auto ever. Theme song sucked it sounded more like a gay ass porno music. Story is overrated, boring, predictable and is least likeable in the series and atmosphere was dull and uninteresting. Controls are even worse than the first Mario game. It is impossible to turn the car without tripping over. I hated the game's boring, gray atmosphere and realism sucks. Niko is a moron. And the fanboys are the worst. They call this is the best because it is realistic which is the stupidest reason ever heard. Realism doesn't make a game better. Infact it wasn't even realistic. Such a dumb game. It is the most overrated trash ever made. This game is just a complete failure.

Instead of sunny Los Angeles, Rockstar decided to go a different way - they created a dark themed New York with an amazing story for an open world game. Grand Theft Auto IV also introduced many new features, great graphics and physics. The city looked like a real New York, radio stations were awesome and I really enjoyed the game overall, it felt good. Also, what is Grand Theft Auto V doing in top 3? I understand that this is subjective, but this game doesn't deserve such a high spot. It's a "improved" version of Grand Theft Auto IV. I agree with San Andreas and Vice City, these games were awesome, Grand Theft Auto IV will most likely stay as my favorite one though.

5 Grand Theft Auto III This game is set in a fictional city based on New York and follows the story of a criminal who works his way up the ranks of the city's underworld. It features a large open world with various missions and activities to complete.

This Grand Theft Auto brings back so many memories. It's straight to the point meaning no boring side missions and other stuff like that, that the newer Grand Theft Auto games have. It's easy to memorize the whole layout of the city and the missions require some thinking and have many many different strategies at beating them. In my opinion it's not the best Grand Theft Auto but, definitely needs to be raised up in the rankings.

To a lot of people this is where the Grand Theft Auto series really started, the transition to a 3D world really made you feel like you were finally part of the world and it's surroundings. The protagonist didn't talk but I believe that added to the whole atmosphere of the game, which was grey and gloomy, the characters all had personalities and connected well within the story. The gameplay mechanics may have not aged well, but this game revolutionised open world gaming.

Grand Theft Auto has a reputation of bad influence and drugs, violence etc. When ever some kid gets in trouble people always think Grand Theft Auto, well this is where that reputation started. GTA and GTA 2 were just car games, but this is where it all began right here, a legend in its own name and king and father of all violent games.

Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto:II are what started the franchise, and this is the game that solidified it. For me, this is the simplest, most memorable Grand Theft Auto game. It has a very simplistic style and plot that works really well. As for what I mean by simplistic, I mean that it isn't bogged down by clunky attempts at realism or phenomenal graphics; it's just straightforward and to the point.

6 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories This game is a prequel to Grand Theft Auto III and follows the story of a small-time criminal in Liberty City. It features a smaller open world than other games in the series but includes a variety of missions and activities.

This game I believe is even better than Grand Theft Auto 5 and even San andreas but before you start tapping that dislike button just because I said this so I just want to point out a couple things. It introduced so many new features such as parachutes, mission replay, cage fighting, new weapons and a new story with fun characters such as Luis Lopez, Tony Prince, Yusuf and a new antagonist Ray Bulgarin. If you have Grand Theft Auto 4 and are considering downloading it as aDLC or thinking of buing Grand Theft Auto episodes of liberty city do it because it will be something you won't regret.

Awesome game! I am shocked to see that this game is in the 8th position. It should be at top place instead of San Andreas. Yes this game is short but the graphics, the weapons, the missions and the characters are too best and cool so I think that it is more better than Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

Best part about TBOGT is the nightclubs because you can do more fun stuff including champagne drink-off, dance with people and earning money while managing the club! Another part is they got great action including attacking a yacht and chasing Ray Bulgarin's jet while on bike!

Grand Theft Auto lcs is so fun toni cipriani is so awesome and cool. I love the city liberty city and the missions are freakeing awesome I think it deserves more than 6 it should be in top 5. I personally think Grand Theft Auto lcs is better than gta3

7 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories This game is a prequel to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and follows the story of a soldier who returns home to find his family's fortune stolen. It includes a smaller open world than other games in the series but features various missions and activities.

This was way better than Vice City. This game has better controls, more features and activities, more stuffs, cool story and you can swim.

This game is so underrated, great story, great characters the only bad thing in the game was literally the loading lag.

If the town w/ touches of breaking bad and sons of anarchy are the basis for Grand Theft Auto 5, and scarface for vice city, I think bad boys 1 and 2 are the basis for this one, I rank this as the third best and third most fun Grand Theft Auto, and I hope they release this bad boy on iOS pretty soon

Best Grand Theft Auto ever #1 better than Grand Theft Auto san andreas

8 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars This game is set in a fictional city based on New York and follows the story of a young gang member who becomes involved in a power struggle between different criminal organizations. It features a unique gameplay style that incorporates touch screen controls.

I like this game because of many reasons but my number one is because of the way it looks. It has the same look as the first Grand Theft Auto and the game boy advance version but this one has better controls and I love that you can get a lite version of the game for iOS. The only problem is that you have to read all the dialogue.

Insanely underrated. Very, very easily the best game on iPhone for hardcore gamers. Everybody hates this game only because it's top down after a half dozen 3D games. How this is below Grand Theft Auto 1 & 2 is beyond me.

Simply the best Grand Theft Auto experience. Beautiful integration with the DS touchscreen capability coupled with a back-to-roots gameplay style makes this the top Grand Theft Auto title.

WHAT? Come on people this game is awesome and so is the music in it plus haung lee is awesome he's one my favorite characters

9 Grand Theft Auto 2 This game is set in a fictional city and follows the story of a criminal who works his way up the ranks of the city's underworld. It features a top-down perspective and includes various missions and activities.

Graphics and music in this game is great! When I was 3 I played with my cousin Grand Theft Auto 2 in PS1. I was played Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV but that legendary game is a classic and my favorite game. :)

My first Grand Theft Auto game... Always loved it.

Bad for children under 6

Better than 4th one

10 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned This game is an expansion pack for Grand Theft Auto IV and follows the story of a biker gang member who becomes involved in a war between different biker groups. It includes new missions, weapons, and vehicles.

Best game of All time. Playing as Johnny Klebitz, a badass biker who is a member of The Lost MC. It features bike race, gang wars and probably the best and deepest story of All Grand Theft Auto games

Best story ever! Only game to feature gang wars and bikers. I have Grand Theft Auto 1,2,3,4 but I definitely believe this is by far the best!

Great driving controls, a bunch of new guns, and an overall great story. To me, it feels like a completely different game than Grand Theft Auto 4.

Best Story in these Series. The Overall Mood and Atmospher is awesome too.
Its kinda Different with other ones

The Contenders
11 Grand Theft Auto The original game that started it all, set in a fictional city and allowing players to take on the role of a criminal, completing various missions and causing chaos.

This is the one that started all. Should be no1

This one had the best soundtrack.

12 Grand Theft Auto: Online An online multiplayer version of Grand Theft Auto V that allows players to explore the game's vast open world together and engage in various activities, such as heists and races.

Set a bar on what can be done with a multiplayer game on a previous-gen console.

Its not actually a game

Great game, has some glitches, and hackers, but overall it's pretty good

Certainly the best.

13 Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony An expansion pack for Grand Theft Auto IV, following the story of a nightclub owner and featuring new missions, weapons, and vehicles.
14 Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 A mission pack expansion for the original Grand Theft Auto game, set in London during the 1960s and featuring new missions and vehicles.
15 Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 A mission pack expansion for the original Grand Theft Auto game, set in London during the 1960s and featuring new missions and vehicles.

Rockstar made this... Garbage

Not good I hate it

Love this game

16 Grand Theft Auto Advance A top-down action game for Game Boy Advance, set in Liberty City and following the story of a small-time criminal who rises through the ranks of the criminal underworld.

This game sucks and should never have existed.

Grand Theft Auto GBA is obviously the worst... Go play it for yourself

The less said, the better.

The game of my childhood

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