Which GTA is the best ever

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#1 Posted by Monster597 (92 posts) -

I dont think anyone has ever really answered this question. My personal opinion after having played all GTA's the best of them all has to be San Andreas. Post your opinions on this thread

#2 Posted by Treflis (11367 posts) -
The majority will most likely say Vice City. As for me, San Andreas.
#3 Posted by Mtngranek (403 posts) -

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say GTA 2. Sure the game had that horrible birds eye view, but it was awesome for the time. GTA 3 was a defining moment in GTA history that really made the franchise take off, but if you played the first and second ones before GTA 3 was even thought of, you know that GTA 2 was the best. The new ones have vastly better graphics and are way more immersive, but the second one really solidified my love for the franchise.

#4 Posted by bigboss1203 (1885 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto III

#5 Posted by BradHummr (1096 posts) -
My personal favorite (Out of playing GTAIII, Vice City, San Andreas and GTAIV) is GTA San Andreas. It was just so much fun to run around and cause chaos. Now if only there could've been a multiplayer mode without sharing the same screen....
#6 Posted by sniper_99 (2820 posts) -

I'd say San Andreas for the gameplay. But for the music, I'd definitely pick Vice City, so many good songs on there

#7 Posted by mickey09 (777 posts) -

I'd say San Andreas for the gameplay. But for the music, I'd definitely pick Vice City, so many good songs on there

sniper_99

for both gta san andreas it had some awesome songslike snoop dog and slick rick

#8 Posted by LiftedHeadshot (2460 posts) -

As of now, GTA IV. For it's designated time, GTA 3. It's what took the series out of it's Dark Age by transition from birds eye to 3D Third Person.

#9 Posted by zmbi_gmr (3566 posts) -

GTA 3 was the most memorable GTA for me, and thus i would say it was the best. next would be GTA4. yes i liked GTA 4 a lot.

#10 Posted by x8VXU6 (3411 posts) -

GTA IV I know GTA 3 made GTA wat it is today but GTA IV was perfect

#11 Posted by ColdfireTrilogy (4911 posts) -
Vice city has an awesome story, San Andreas there was just a TON to do.
#12 Posted by aryoshi (1728 posts) -
Loved Vice City, mostly for the 80s theme.
#13 Posted by BanjoMumbo (512 posts) -

This has become a cliche' topic now, so I'm going to post my top three favorites. My favorite so far is "Grand Theft Auto IV", second is "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", and third is "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City."

#14 Posted by PSfanboy101 (1733 posts) -

GTAIV >>> GTA: Vice City > GTA: San Andrea >> GTAIII

I still love all of them though but IMO GTAIV was almost perfect!

#15 Posted by Delphanius (1176 posts) -

I have to say GTA IV.It might be poorly optimized but that doesn't stop it for being one of the greatest of the GTA series.

#16 Posted by nilzg (753 posts) -

Vice City or San Andreas can't rly choose

#17 Posted by bigM10231 (11240 posts) -

GTA San Andreas>>>>>>CW>Vice city>gtaIV >LCS>3>VCS>all the rest

#18 Posted by PetJel (3722 posts) -

GTA 3; it was far more than anyone could possibly have expected. It was an absolutely incredible milestone for it's time.

It had everything; interesting city design, great music, humour, missions, broad choice of (public) transport, and IMO the best character to play as.

I still find myself roaming around Liberty City every now and then.

#19 Posted by Rocky32189 (8996 posts) -
I vote for San Andreas, although it's really a toss-up between the three PS2 games.
#20 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25410 posts) -
San Andreas, it had the best setting and by far the most to do.
#21 Posted by DiabeticDood (4331 posts) -
Vice City was hands down the best IMO. The story, the gameplay, the music, the city, the characters, everything was perfect to me. 2nd would probably be San Andreas. While I didn't really enjoy the story in that one the gameplay was bumped up with planes, more cars, and the city was just HUGE!
#22 Posted by Monster597 (92 posts) -

The jetpack missions in San Andreas were awsome, I mean you could fly by really low target a car or an anything and just blow it up. It will be awsome if they did a remake of san andreas in HD

#23 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

San Andreas by far. It has the best missions, the best gameplay, the most fun stuff to do outside of the main story, it's the biggest, the most varied, has the best story and the best soundtrack. GTA IV has a few things over San Andreas such as combat controls, the gps system, the replay mission option and the awesome multiplayer, but thats about it. Vice City and all the other GTA games have pretty much nothing on San Andreas. The soundtrack of Vice City is pretty sweet though. I could certainly see why someone would prefer Vice Citys soundtrack but I prefer the one in San Andreas.

Best GTAs in order:

  1. San Andreas
  2. GTA IV
  3. Vice City
  4. Chinatown Wars
  5. Vice City Stories
  6. Liberty City Stories
  7. GTA 3
#24 Posted by GoreObsessed (8883 posts) -

GTA III

#25 Posted by wildcat2000 (4512 posts) -

San Andreas. It had the most stuff to do. Second would be GTA4 because how realistic it is...sometimes too realistic, thats why its my number 2 pick.

#26 Posted by misterbossman (478 posts) -

GTA IV...

HAHAHAHAHA JUST KIDDING!!!

San Andreas by far

#27 Posted by amsfm6 (2777 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto III. San Andreas was good but I didn't like the character as much and a lot of the new features were just annoying (having to eat all of the time, having to keep working out to stay buff, defending your turf, etc)

1 and 2 were incredibly fun back in the day though. The first time playing the original was one of the most fun gaming experiences ever.

#28 Posted by sheepradish (2242 posts) -

San Andreas.

#29 Posted by Mister__Awesome (2437 posts) -

San Andreas.

sheepradish
I 2nd that. The customization was superb.
#30 Posted by Darkman2007 (17895 posts) -

Vice city or San andreas are both my favourites

Vice city - has tons of style and a great atmosphere

San andreas - one of the funniest games I ever played (the truth is just..... brilliant)

GTA3- pretty good game but not as good

GTA4- a good game but I kinda expected more from it following VC and San Andreas

#31 Posted by KhanhAgE (1345 posts) -
Vice City. Love that 80's theme.
#32 Posted by tidan (368 posts) -

Vice city was my favourite, san andreas had alot to do but the world was too big and at times i felt detached from it. Also if you crahed your car in the middle of the forrest someplace you could walk forever before you could find another car. it was just a pain at times.

#33 Posted by Silverpeel (1607 posts) -
Vice city was my favorite because I just liked the 80s atmosphere
#34 Posted by --Thomas-- (920 posts) -

San Andreas was definitely a good game. Lots of things to do and the customization features were great. My personal favourite is probably GTA 2. Although not the most advanced game technically, it still brings back great memories. The multiplayer in that game is spectacular, so much fun. It's a hard choice, but I think I'll have to go with GTA 2.

GTA: London however, will get no love form me. What a piece of garbage.

#35 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

I enjoyed San Andreas the most.

#36 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23807 posts) -
I like San Andreas the best, since it has features like swimming, tuning cars, climbing fences, etc.
#37 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say GTA 2. Sure the game had that horrible birds eye view, but it was awesome for the time. GTA 3 was a defining moment in GTA history that really made the franchise take off, but if you played the first and second ones before GTA 3 was even thought of, you know that GTA 2 was the best. The new ones have vastly better graphics and are way more immersive, but the second one really solidified my love for the franchise.

Mtngranek

When I played GTA (the original) on the PC, even then, I thought the graphics were outdated. I wanted to know a way to get the view behind the vehicle. On the PC around that time you had games like Carmageddon/Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now, Midtown Madness/MM 2, Motocross Madness/MM 2, Need For Speed (4 of them), Viper Racing, Forsaken, Interstate '82, Driver - games that let you be behind the vehicle, and sometimes behind the character. I viewed GTA 2 as just an addon/rehash of GTA - I felt like I had already played it.

For me, GTA III was what I wanted GTA to be, however my favorite was Vice City - I really enjoyed the music, the atmosphere, the voice acting, the variety of missions and vehicles.

San Andreas was playable, but I didn't find the "Gangsta" style as enjoyable - probably because the 80's had more of an impact.

I don't mind GTA IV, I'd call it a close 2nd behind VC. After IV, I'd put San Andreas, then GTA III, then GTA/GTA2/GTA London: 1969.

#38 Posted by tom95b (4997 posts) -

I think GTA IV is the best.

#39 Posted by maxx1458 (1275 posts) -

Gameplay and content definitely San Andreas. For setting I would go with Vice City. If they could take the content from San Andreas, the grahics and polish of GTA4 with a tight 80's setting in a city like Miami like Vice and I would be one happy camper.

#40 Posted by mastacheef789 (22 posts) -
gta4 cos da grafx was da best lol look at san andreas and compare it to gta4 lol i meen can u onestly tell me that san andres is better????? lol u guyz must be jokin
#41 Posted by maxx1458 (1275 posts) -

gta4 cos da grafx was da best lol look at san andreas and compare it to gta4 lol i meen can u onestly tell me that san andres is better????? lol u guyz must be jokinmastacheef789

Dat isum rght, grphx is all dat mattrs, LAWL!!!!!!

#42 Posted by bigM10231 (11240 posts) -
gta4 cos da grafx was da best lol look at san andreas and compare it to gta4 lol i meen can u onestly tell me that san andres is better????? lol u guyz must be jokinmastacheef789
Dude GRAPHICS dont make the game GAMEPLAY does thats why more people choose gta sa over 4
#43 Posted by mastacheef789 (22 posts) -
[QUOTE="mastacheef789"]gta4 cos da grafx was da best lol look at san andreas and compare it to gta4 lol i meen can u onestly tell me that san andres is better????? lol u guyz must be jokinbigM10231
Dude GRAPHICS dont make the game GAMEPLAY does thats why more people choose gta sa over 4

da gamplay iz betta 2 i meen its got xbox live duz san adreas hav that i dont think so and u can take cover
#44 Posted by bigM10231 (11240 posts) -
[QUOTE="bigM10231"][QUOTE="mastacheef789"]gta4 cos da grafx was da best lol look at san andreas and compare it to gta4 lol i meen can u onestly tell me that san andres is better????? lol u guyz must be jokinmastacheef789
Dude GRAPHICS dont make the game GAMEPLAY does thats why more people choose gta sa over 4

da gamplay iz betta 2 i meen its got xbox live duz san adreas hav that i dont think so and u can take cover

yes you can take cover and san andreas has more stuff you can do and missions dont become repeatetive
#45 Posted by cmpepper23 (3256 posts) -

Easily San Andreas for me.

#46 Posted by Monster597 (92 posts) -

San Andreas by far. It has the best missions, the best gameplay, the most fun stuff to do outside of the main story, it's the biggest, the most varied, has the best story and the best soundtrack. GTA IV has a few things over San Andreas such as combat controls, the gps system, the replay mission option and the awesome multiplayer, but thats about it. Vice City and all the other GTA games have pretty much nothing on San Andreas. The soundtrack of Vice City is pretty sweet though. I could certainly see why someone would prefer Vice Citys soundtrack but I prefer the one in San Andreas.

Best GTAs in order:

  1. San Andreas
  2. GTA IV
  3. Vice City
  4. Chinatown Wars
  5. Vice City Stories
  6. Liberty City Stories
  7. GTA 3

burgeg

Yep I pretty much agree

#47 Posted by Raiko101 (3339 posts) -

GTA IV has too many problems for me. The car control sucks. The radio stations in that game are the pretty poor at best. The city has few memorable locations. The sex and girlfriends business just screams lonely nerd. The only thing that game has going for me is the online multiplayer, but even that is pretty disapointing.

My favourite remains GTA III because I loved the city, the story was pretty good. I loved the fact that the first island became a death trap part way through the game. I loved unlocking the tank after completing the game. Even though it had few official tracks, the music was great. I just loved that game through and through.

Vice City's city was just too small and San Andreas had too many pointless features like going to the gym to build your characters stats and having girlfriends.

#48 Posted by wwefanforlife (3247 posts) -

San Andreas the map was just better and the story was good my favorite part about it was Las Venturas plenty of stuff to put over that side of the island. GTAIV I just didn't enjoy it the story and missions for me just got boring and dull the graphics were great but that's not what a game is all about it me it's gameplay and Niko wasn't that great of a character not forgeting your phone ringing all the time was annoying. I actually hope that Rockstar put Huang Lee from Chinatown Wars in a 3D game he was actually one of the best characters in the GTA series my opinion.

#49 Posted by groundgamer (2122 posts) -
Sanandreas for sure. Vice City comes close too.
#50 Posted by groundgamer (2122 posts) -
GTA Games from best to worse. Sanandreas Grand Theft Auto 4 Vice City Liberty City Stories Grand Theft Auto 3 Chinatown Wars Vice City Stories GTA1 GTA 2 GTA London