What is your favorite Grand Theft Auto?

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Posted by rigbybot127 (149 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: What is your favorite Grand Theft Auto? (91 votes)

Grand Theft Auto III 9%
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 27%
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 30%
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 0%
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2%
Grand Theft Auto IV 8%
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned 0%
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony 0%
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 3%
Grand Theft Auto V 22%

What is your favorite game in the Grand Theft Auto series? Objectively, V is by the best in the series, as well as the best open-world game ever made. For me, however, I'd say that IV is my favorite. IV has a top-notch narrative, set in a highly atmospheric gamespace, with some of the best acting, writing, direction, and mission structure ever put into a game. And despite what people say, the driving is phenomenally fun. Hell, the physics alone are fun to play around with, and rampage.

#1 Edited by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -

San Andreas was my vote.

#2 Edited by Lalucar (296 posts) -

As far as features go, San Andreas blew me away with all the new things you could partake in as well as the sheer size. Still my vote has to go to Vice City, the Miami 80's setting is what sells it and I can't wait to go back.

#3 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6421 posts) -

The one and only... San Andreas.

#4 Posted by TAMKFan (32812 posts) -

I'm going to have to say that GTA V is my favorite one yet.

#5 Posted by sukraj (23204 posts) -


#6 Posted by WR_Platinum (4667 posts) -

I love GTAV, but I honestly gotta say San Andreas really is the classic that brought GTA to such hights unimaginable.

#7 Edited by huerito323 (1378 posts) -

Having a blast with GTA V, but my vote would be GTA 3. It made the biggest impact on gaming. Everything else was just a copy and paste with added features here and there.

#8 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -

I was going to say San Andreas for nostalgia sake, since I spent SO many good hours on it. But imo GTAV is a better game and I'll be putting just as much hours into it. So I voted GTAV

#9 Edited by Lucianu (9489 posts) -

Vice City has my favorite story, San Andreas has my favorite atmosphere (that early 90s vibe is so nostalgic).

GTA V is my favorite game. My favorite characters aswell.

#10 Edited by anab0lic (273 posts) -

1. Vice city 2. San Andreas 3. Chinatown wars..... GTA V my biggest disappointment all year... looks great in trailers plays like SHIT.

#11 Edited by ShepardCommandr (2902 posts) -

V easily

#12 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

iV at the moment but I have not played V yet so that could change.

#13 Edited by sukraj (23204 posts) -

@mattykovax said:

iV at the moment but I have not played V yet so that could change.

Play it wot r u waiting for.

#14 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16975 posts) -

Vice City, GTA 2, Chinatown Wars and The Ballad of Gay Tony are still my favourites

#15 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

@sukraj: have to get another PS3, getting one in december.

#16 Posted by MR_HITMAN22 (406 posts) -


#17 Edited by El_Zo1212o (6029 posts) -

Why is GTA Advance omitted from the list? It was my favorite GTA of all time until this month. GTA Online is now the best online experience of all time. It has everything from deathmatches and other vs mp modes to co op missions, all the way down to nonviolent pasttimes like parachuting and car/plane/boat races.

#18 Edited by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

gta 3

#19 Posted by Zombiekiller360 (374 posts) -

San Andreas...

#20 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

San Andreas and GTA III are my favorites, in that order

#21 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

San Andreas, hands down. No debate or thoughts to consider. It's my favorite GTA game, it's probably my favorite open world game (tied with Saints Row 2) and it sits proudly in my top 10 of all time. JETPACK!

#22 Posted by bigt503 (37 posts) -

gta 3. I liked the characters you worked for the best and it was the first open world sandbox I played. it blew my mind

#23 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

I have yet to play Vice City, Vice City Stories, or GTAV. But of those I have played, I was most impressed with San Andreas.

#24 Posted by Archangel3371 (15832 posts) -

GTAIV is my favourite although I haven't played V yet because I'm trying to holdout for the next gen versions.

#25 Edited by ARKphoenix2k (321 posts) -

Vice City is easily my favorite, I don't think it will ever change. The cast were terrific, the story was awesome and the soundtrack is the best in out of all GTA games. So much to do even after you beat the game, I must have 100% it over a dozen times.

#26 Posted by Revixe06 (1021 posts) -

As much as I liked Vice City and San Andreas, I'm going with GTA V as my favorite.

#27 Posted by dvader654 (44751 posts) -

Its San Andreas for me.

#28 Posted by Jacanuk (4990 posts) -

Why have you divided GTA IV and its DLC?

But those 3 are my favorites and i know GTA IV have received some critic but imo its the best GTA game so far , even better than cartoon GTA V.

#29 Posted by CTR360 (7168 posts) -


#30 Posted by sukraj (23204 posts) -

@GodModeEnabled said:

San Andreas was my vote.

no love for GTA V.

#31 Edited by msulcs (43 posts) -

GTA V is the greatest and probably the best. But every GTA game was awesome for it's time. It's not fair to compare them as far as graphics or the possibilities, but I really liked Vice City, so my vote goes to Vice City. Also San Andreas was awesome. Now playing GTA V and loving it.

#32 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25805 posts) -

San Andreas for the size, setting, variety and crazy things to do. Only started GTA 5 today so it's too early to tell how it stacks up.

#33 Edited by T3MPLESMITH (17 posts) -

San Andreas = Last Gen

GTA V = This Gen

#34 Edited by dipdish (873 posts) -

GTA: San Andreas.

#35 Edited by MirkoS77 (7782 posts) -

Chinatown Wars still is my favorite. Can't get enough of that drug dealing.

#36 Edited by chicknfeet (15629 posts) -

So many opinions. I enjoyed Vice City over all of the other games. The series seemed to have climbed further and further up its own ass as things progressed. Can't speak for GTA5, but GTA4 felt tedious and pretentious to me. It was a chore trying to finish it.

#37 Posted by dannyodwyer (1943 posts) -

I adore V, I think it's my new favourite.

#38 Edited by DanishSnow (88 posts) -

San Andreas.

#39 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

San Andreas, the epitome of the series. I'm still surprised they were able to fit all of that on the PS2.

#40 Edited by GAJY_FILTH (112 posts) -

SA because MTA is great

#41 Posted by Tqricardinho (341 posts) -

San Andreas. I don't understand how can people prefer Vice City to San Andreas. The only good thing was that Tommy Vercetti was like a pixelated Al Pacino, but San Andreas had them planes, gangsters, casinos and a lot of stuff to do.

#42 Posted by mjf249 (2861 posts) -

Vice City. Going back to the 80s, the music, story, and characters just blew me away than any other GTA game.

#43 Posted by Ballroompirate (23279 posts) -

Have to go with

1. GTA V


3. GTA Vice City

#44 Posted by WinsteadVolve (391 posts) -

V just brought everything that was needed into the game, all past discrepencies are resolved with this installment. However if San Andreas wasn't around, we wouldn't have childhood memories to return to.

#45 Edited by bob_toeback (11267 posts) -

I'd like to play GTAV, but to be honest, I have never played GTA... Well, San Andreas briefly at a buddies house, but that was about it xD

#46 Posted by _Judas_ (750 posts) -

Man! This is a tough one. I "gots mad love" for the first top-down view GTA1. I always felt that GTA2 wasn't as fun a game as the first one. I remember when GTA3 was released. It was like the game I always wanted! GTA4 was, for me, a huge letdown. I didn't enjoy it and felt the multiplayer portion was lame and cheap. GTA5 is close up there. The Online component of the game is like the GTA-experience I always wanted: running around in a big city creating havoc and lifting cars with my sweet chopper. It is a great game, no doubt about that, but it fails me on some very important issues. One of them being the music... It's a close race, but I have to say "GTA3: Vice City" :)

#47 Edited by CoquiNegro (173 posts) -

Without a doubt, Grand theft auto III. It is the only game in the franchise that has not only innovative, but created such a quantum leap in the industry that other games are trying to emulate to this day. Is it dated by today's standards? Of course, yet it remains the only gta that has completely changed the way we play video games. I still imagine buying gta 3 and being astonished and amazed at how lively the city was, at the next evolution in gaming. Since then the franchise has remained near flawless, but no game has stunned me. GTA 4 is the only disappointment, because I expecting more of a next generation gta game, and got a smaller version of Gta:Sa.

#48 Edited by Bigboi500 (30316 posts) -

1. GTA V

2. GTA: SA

3. GTA: VC

4. GTA: CW


#49 Posted by drekula2 (1949 posts) -

GTA V is the best GTA, but if you have huge nostalgia from Vice City or San Andreas, that's moreso your issue than Rockstar's fault.

#50 Edited by Xuix (230 posts) -

@drekula2: what you said makes no sense, how is nostalgia a bad thing?