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The Grand Theft Auto series of action/adventure video games is one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed series of video games ever released, but it is also one of the most controversial. The GTA series has drawn the ire of many special interest groups, parents and government officials who have called for changes to the content, rating and even outright bans on the sale of the games due to the depiction of violent crimes, racial stereotypes, and sexually explicit content to name a few. In Grand Theft Auto games, players assume the role of a criminal who performs a wide variety of missions that involve criminal behavior and violent crimes that can include auto theft, robbery, extortion and much more.

The list of games in the Grand Theft Auto series includes an overview of each of the 11 games that have been released for the PC from the

About Grand Theft Auto

Release Date: Oct 1997
Developer: DMA Design
Publisher: BMG Interactive
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theme: Crime
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: London 69, London 61


was the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series of games which was originally released for MS-DOS and Windows-based PCs back in October 1997. In the game, players take control of a criminal who travels freely through the three main cities of the Grand Theft Auto series that have been the subject and settings of subsequent games. These include Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. The missions of Grand Theft Auto are all crime based missions which will have the player take part in criminal activities such as grand theft auto, bank robbery, assault, theft, and more. Players learn of new missions by answering public telephones where crime bosses will detail specific tasks or “jobs” that need to be performed.

The original Grand Theft Auto, and Grand Theft Auto 2 features two-dimensional graphics with the camera looking down on the action from a bird’s eye view of the streets from a few stories above. Like other titles in the series, the game offers freedom to complete missions at the player’s leisure, however, the original Grand Theft Auto is somewhat limited and not full sandbox/open style freedom seen in later titles. The primary objective for players is to reach a certain number of points in order to complete a level and move onto the next one. Points are earned by accepting missions from Buddey Seragliano’s gang and completing them, the points are also used as money to purchase various items but this takes away from your score and goal for completing levels. Missions also become increasingly difficult as the game progresses, in which case the Grand Theft Auto 1 Cheats and Codes will come in handy for those who are stuck.

Grand Theft Auto 1, as it is most commonly referred to now, was released as registered freeware by Rockstar Games in 2004. At the time of this writing, the Rockstar Classics free download series is unavailable, but the game can still be downloaded from various 3rd party sites

ather than a full blown release since it did require the original game in order to install and play. Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 was released in 1999 for MS-DOS and Windows-based PCs and then released for the original PlayStation console a month later that same year. The game utilizes the same basic game mechanics and graphics as the original Grand Theft Auto with the two-dimensional top-down view and overall gameplay is virtually unchanged between the two.

Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 includes 30 new vehicles and a total of 39 missions. As the title suggests, the game is set in 1969 London where players perform all sorts of criminal activities for an organized crime gang run by the Crisp Twins. The Crips Twins in the game are based on the famous real-life Kray Twins who ran organized crime gang in London during the 1950s and 60s. Players can also name their character and choose a picture but neither then the name or appearance has any impact on gameplay.

Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 is not currently available for digital download through any of t and it was not a title that was released as registered freeware by Rockstar games so it can be harder to come by than the other games in the series. It was included in the Grand Theft Auto Classics Collection pack released in 2004, but that has since gone out of print. The best bet for finding a copy for the PC or even PlayStation is through Ebay or Amazon

expansion. Unlike the previous GTA London ’69 game, however, GTA London ’61 was only available for the PC and requires both GTA1 and GTA London ’69 in order to install and play.

Like both of its predecessors, it was developed with the same game engine with the identical top-down two-dimensional graphics and game mechanics. As the title indicates the story for this expansion is a prequel to the first GTA London game set eight years prior to the events of that game. Grand Theft Auto London 1961 includes approximately six missions, 22 new vehicles, new cut scene and a deathmatch multiplayer map. This title remains one of the lesser known titles in the Grand Theft Auto series as it primarily relied on fans word of mouth and online forums posts rather than traditional marketing for its release. While the overall gameplay and graphics remain unchanged GTA London 1961 did introduce a number of new features and power-ups to the series including the first Drive-By Shooting, the Armor Shop, and power up to increase car speed. The multiplayer component of GTA London ’61 also expanded the multiplayer gameplay beyond was was available in Grand Theft Auto 1.

Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961 is still available for free download


districts or sectors each of which contains three organized crime gangs that can hire players to perform missions. There are a total of seven organized crime gangs, one of which is present in all three districts and then two of the remaining six gangs are found in each district.

Missions in Grand Theft Auto 2 use the same format used in Grand Theft Auto, players will receive phone calls on public pay phones from crime bosses who want them to perform certain jobs. Grand Theft Auto 2 expands upon a number of gameplay aspects of the original, one is the aspect of multiple crime gangs. Players have the ability to perform missions for different gangs which can cause a certain level of distrust from the competing gangs of the sector a mission may take place in. Another new feature to GTA 2 is the types of law enforcement that can pursue the main character. The original game only had local police, but in addition to local police GTA also features SWAT teams, special agents, and even the army. These more advanced types of law enforcement begin to pursue players as they attain higher levels and proceed to through the three districts of the city. Grand Theft Auto 2 also features four multiplayer game modes, Deathmatch, Race, Tag and Team Deathmatch.

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 2 allows for single player gameplay to be played in two different modes simply know as noon or dusk. Noon was set during daytime and used lower graphics settings while dusk was set during the early evening where more advanced graphics were required to account for various light sources and shadows. In addition to the PC, the game was also released for the Sega Dreamcast and

and the Game Boy Color handheld system. The game was released as registered freeware from Rockstar Games but like Grand Theft Auto 1, it is currently not offered for download from Rockstar. Third party sites however still do host the game and make it available for free download.


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