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All Grand Theft Auto Games, Ranked

Grand Theft Auto series has shaped many childhoods knowingly and unknowingly. It is a classic video game that allows users to explore a completely different world defined by their thoughts and ideas, yes, talking about the abundance of cheat codes. So, in light of the incredible trilogy (GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas) getting remastered, here are all the Grand Theft Installments ranked from worst to best. Here we have included the main games as well as their extensions.

15. GTA: London 1961 (1999). It was an expansion of “GTA London 1969.” And right away, the game did bring some improvements to it with power-ups and cheats.

15. GTA: London 1961 (1999). It was an expansion of "GTA London 1969", which was in itself an extension of the original game, and right away, the game did bring some improvements to it with power-ups and cheats.
A driving game

Available On: PC

14. GTA Advance (2004). The game was developed and sold as a portable spin-off of the original game of 1999. The Game Boy Advance game transported itself to a 2D mission structure and served as a prequel to “GTA III.”

14. GTA Advance (2004). The game was developed and sold as a portable spin-off of the original game of 1999. The Game Boy Advance game transported itself to a 2D mission structure and served as a prequel to "GTA III."
GTA touches

Available On: Game Boy Advance

13. GTA London 1969 (1999). London 1969 preceded 1961, and the time-bound missions were excluded from the game. It served as an expansion to the original GTA.

13. GTA London 1969 (1999). London 1969 preceded 1961, and the time-bound missions were excluded from the game and served as an expansion to the original GTA.
Harold Cartwright

Available On: PC, PlayStation

12. Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999). This game marked the ending of the 2D game structure for the GTA series. The most standout thing about it was the open-ended approach given to the ending.

12. Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999). This game marked the ending of the 2D game structure for the GTA series. The most standout thing about it was the open-ended approach given to the ending.
End of an era

Available On: PC, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color

11. Grand Theft Auto (1997). The first game in this series will always be considered a breakthrough no matter how far down the list it is.

11. Grand Theft Auto (1997). The first game in this series will always be considered a breakthrough no matter how far down the list it is.
Beginning of an era

Available On: PC, PlayStation, Game Boy Color

10. Grand Theft Auto (2005): Liberty City Stories. This prequel to GTA 3 made good use of the handheld platform.

10. Grand Theft Auto (2005): Liberty City Stories. This prequel to GTA 3 made good use of the handheld platform.
Prequel to GTA3

Available On: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
Metacritic: 88 (PSP), 78 (PS2)

9. GTA Chinatown Wars (2009). This addition surprisingly worked well, despite its dated specs and optimization.

9. GTA Chinatown Wars (2009). This addition surprisingly worked well, despite its dated specs and optimization.
Huang Lee

Available On: PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Mobile
Metacritic: 93 (DS), 90 (PSP), 91 (iOS)

8. GTA Vice city stories (2006). Released in 2006, it focused on the fictional city that fans loved in 2002 and wanted more. But, the surroundings were not as detailed as some fans wanted them to be.

8. Gta Vice city stories (2006). Released in 2006, it focused on the fictional city that fans loved in 2002 and wanted more. But, the surroundings were not as detailed as some fans wanted them to be.
City stories

Available On: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
Metacritic: 86 (PSP), 75 (PS2)

7. GTA 4: The lost and the damned (2009). It explored the world of GTA 4 through an expansion pack. However, it feels like a stand-alone game more than a spin-off.

7. GTA 4: The lost and the damned (2009). It explored the world of GTA 4 through an expansion pack. However, it feels like a stand-alone game more than a spin-off.
GTA 4 expansion

Available On: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Metacritic: 88 (PS3), 90 (Xbox 360)

6. GTA 4: Ballad of Gay Tony (2009): It achieved greatness by showing whole another side of Liberty City

6. GTA 4: Ballad of Gay Tony (2009) is the second expansion pack for "GTA 4," and it achieved greatness by showing whole another side of Liberty City
GTA 4

Available On: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Metacritic: 87 (PS3), 89 (Xbox 360)

5. GTA 3 (2001). It was a groundbreaking attempt that laid down the framework of the newer additions to the series.

5. GTA 3 (2001). It was a groundbreaking attempt that laid down the framework of the later addition to the series that turned out to be more widely accepted.
New era of GTA

Available On: PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Metacritic: 97 (PS2), 93 (PC)

4. GTA Vice City (2002): Vice City just took all the good elements of GTA 3, cranked it up to the maximum, and dumped all of that in a 1980s Miami setting. It still bangs!

4. GTA Vice City (2002). Vice City just took all the good elements of GTA 3, cranked it up to the maximum, and dumped all of that in a 1980s Miami setting. It still bangs!
Vice City

Available On: PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Metacritic: 95 (PS2), 94 (PC)

3. GTA 5 (2013) is the most successful addition to the series, with over 140M+ copies sold, enough said.

3. GTA 5 (2013) is the most successful addition to the series, with over 140M+ copies sold, enough said.
Memorable characters

Available On: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Metacritic: 96 (PC) 97 (PS4), 97 (PS3), 97 (Xbox One), 97 (Xbox 360)

2. GTA San Andreas (2004) is the second most successful addition, with over 28M copies sold.

2. GTA San Andreas (2004) is the second most successful addition, with over 28M copies sold. Not to forget, it holds the highest nostalgia element for any GTA lover.
San Andreas

Available On: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360
Metacritic: 93 (PC), 95 (PS2)

1. GTA 4 (2008) is all around the most solid “GTA” game ever. It’s also the third most successful GTA game.

1. GTA 4 (2008) is all around the most solid "GTA" game ever. From the protagonist to the storyline, everything blended incredibly well. It's also the third most successful GTA game.
Most respected GTA game

Available On: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Metacritic: 90 (PC), 98 (PS3), 98 (Xbox 360)

This list can be highly subjective, based on the amount of nostalgia you have associated with each one of them.

Written by FandomWire Staff