There was GTA 1. It's hard to imagine the jump the Grand Theft Auto series has made throughout its span. Going from an overhead, 2d Micro-Machines clone w/ violence - to a 3d Blood fest that scared senators & concerned parents - and now making an odd transition back to 2d with the mobile versions such as GTA: Chinatown Wars. GTA 1 is, by my humble opinion - the definitive GTA. A goofy, wholly politically incorrect sense of humor (running down Hare Krishnas for bonus points?) and having fun, addictive missions - this game has it all.