Grand Theft Auto – set a mode

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If you want to free your brain from worries and you want to throw, your frustration out you should try GRAND THEFT AUTO series. GTA games are legend in the gaming world; every body knows and mostly likes the name GTA. First game of this series was launched in the year 1997, under the banner of gaming giants Rockstars. Originally, the game was titled as “race n chase”. Dave Jones created the game. The game featured fictional cities as liberty city, san andreas and vice city. It also allowed players to listen to their favorite music from their own audio CDs.

The gameplay consist of a mixture of action, adventure, and occasional role playing, stealth and racing elements. It also gained controversy for its adult and violent themes. The series focuses around many different protagonists who attempt to rise through the criminal underworld, although their motives for doing so vary in each game. The assailant in each game is commonly a character who has betrayed them or their organization or someone who has most impact on their progress. Until date, it has nine stand-alone games. Many film veterans like Peter Fonda, Danny Dyer, Burt Reynolds, James Woods, and many more have voiced for major characters in many installments in the series. Grand theft auto term used all of the games of the series refers to motor vehicle theft. As of the march 2008, the franchise has sold over 70 million copies worldwide. Taking it to sixth on the list of all time most sold gaming franchises.

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What was so special about GTA that make it so popular? The games allowed people to play as a criminal in big city, mostly as an individual who rises the ranks of organized crimes over the course of the game. Various missions are set for completion by major figure of the underworld. Mainly missions are assassinations, drug dealings and other criminal activities. As alternate adventures taxi driving, firefighting, street racing, pimping or learning to fly an airplane are involved, which can be done any time of the game, with the exception of the period’s performing main mission. It was proved its main advantage.

Leaving the first two titles, most of the time the player is given a strong storyline, in which they are forced to over come the event where they are betrayed and left for dead or experience an unfortunate event. It serves as a motivation for the character to advance in the criminal world, and eventually leads to the triumph and ending the storyline.

GTA belongs to the genre of sandbox games, which include free roaming video games. It grants independence to the player in deciding what to do and how to do it through mans of transport and weapons. What was GTA‘s advantage over other action games with linear gameplay was that a player can determine the mission to undertake and their relationships with various characters are changed based on these choices. Cities of the games can be roamed freely at any time any point of the game. It also offers access to many buildings and mansions with minor missions. Though it got some exceptions as many missions follow a linear plan and some city areas are only unlocked on advancement of the game.

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GTA games proved massive hit and  along with that they also lead to many  controversies too. Biggest of them are violence and nudity in the game. Due to these elements many cases were registered against GTA fans committing crime after inspiring from GTA games.  Crimes also includes killing people even policemen.

Even after these contraversies there was no competitor of GTA in this genre of game. GTA’s success has resulted in Guinness world records awarding the series 10 world records in the Guinness world records: Gamer’s edition of 2008.  GTA IV is now hold the records of highest sales for any media release in first 24 hors. Sales of GTA IV for the first week reads about $ 500 USD. In less than year it has sold around 11 million copies. So waht are you waiting for get your hands on latest GTA installment and live the world of your imagination without rules, drive your favorite vehicle and buy your favorite house.

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