I guess IV. It's the only one I've actually played.
" @K0rN said:Plus running over a line of Elvises. Awesome stuff." @PureRok said:I do! 1 is my favorite. So many wonderful hours spend making a traffic jam and start an explosion chain reaction ""I think you left off GTA I and II. "No one gives a damn about I and II. "
I would say San Andreas in this case though Vice City was almost as fun to me.
I am surprised by the VC love. I liked it but it was kind of off putting for me and didn't seem quite right.
III for me. I really really like IV but III just set the bar so high. Plus the talkback radio in III is the best of all the series. Lazlow needs to keep hosting the talkback show. Killer Bees...
Vice City strikes a perfect chord with map, atmosphere/tone, and story.
The map is large enough that it has great diversity, but is so memorable you know exactly where you are at all times.
It was grand, though darkly (and often just out-and-out) funny. To me, its the best reflection of the GTA franchise, before it became a little too wrapped up in itself.
It still really pisses me off how little chance some people give gta4 - there's so much awesomeness in that game and the expansions but you have to use your brain at times to see and do things and that turns alot of new age gamers off I guess.
Someone in the thread mentioned setting off a chain reactions of explosives in GTA1 - why don't you try it in GTA4 and come back and tell me of the awesomeness you encountered.
actually, IV. Despite fans of the series saying that San andreas/Vice City was better, I think that the focused storyline was better than the shit ton of stuff to do, as well as the ridiculously long stories that just dragged out too long. I also think that IV had the best feel- the cars, the radios, the way the environments felt made Liberty City more convincing than any of the previous settings in the games.
Main GTA? What do you mean by "main"? Are you referring to mainstream? Do you even know which GTA-game your "main" ones are based on?
Some gamers these days, I tell ya.
My favorite 3D/new-generation Grand Theft Auto game is the one that takes place in the beautiful and wild Vice City.