Evolution of GTA Games from Past to Present

Grand Theft Auto is among the first games that come to mind when it comes to open world games. The GTA game, which some play for their story and some play just to walk around the map, is among the legendary games. GTA series, which is among the most successful games of Rockstar Games, is among the favorite games of millions of people. So much so that GTA games would start with a bird’s eye view and enter our mobile devices.

The game whose first game was released in 1997 at the end of the 20th century, the latest game GTA 5 will come until 2013, and when GTA 6, which is spoken among millions of players, will be released, it has started to be talked about for a short time. So what are the GTA series? Let’s see together.

All GTA Games in Order

  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Grand Theft Auto: London 1969
  • Grand Theft Auto II
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto Advance
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto

The legendary GTA series was first published in 1997. Contrary to popular belief, the first GTA game had a bird’s eye view. As in all GTA series, you could get involved in crimes and earn a lot of money. The game, where you can use the tool you want, was published for computer and PlayStation. In fact, the game was originally going to be released for the legendary Amigas , but there were some glitches and it was replaced by PC and PlayStation .

Grand Theft Auto: London 1969

Like every game, the GTA series also had an additional package. He was telling the story that takes place in the city of London. Like many game series, this add-on package was not very successful. The most admired parts were that it presented beautiful music and gave 3 hours of gameplay. 

Grand Theft Auto II

GTA, the game series liked by millions, released its last game at the end of the 20th century. Among the most prominent features of this game, criminal organizations could be hostile to the character, and the system criticism in almost all GTA series stood out.

Grand Theft Auto III

GTA III, which came out with its first game in the 21st century, was no longer a bird’s eye view, but a 3rd person view. GTA III, where you can walk around the map and have fun or do the tasks in the game, entered our lives in 2001.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, one of the most acclaimed games of this series, would steal the hearts of millions of players. You could buy places, play the radio in the car, and travel by many vehicles, such as boats. However, our main character, Tommy Vercetti , could not swim and drowned when he entered the sea.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

San Andreas , one of the most popular GTA games , stole the hearts of millions of players and was liked by many with its story and circulation in the map. The helicopter mission, one of the most difficult parts of the game, both amused and angered many players. The game, which has many events such as gang conflicts, entered our lives in 2004.

Grand Theft Auto Advance

The game, which is the continuation of the bird’s eye games of the GTA series, entered our lives in 2004. However, it did not replace games such as Vice City and San Andreas, which came with a 3D camera angle, and the players did not find it very useful.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Another game of GTA, which is a story and open world game, entered our lives in 2005 . Unlike the GTA III game, a motorcycle could be driven. However, this game was not talked about much among GTA lovers, games such as GTA Vice City and San Andreas were more talked about in the list .

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, which came out before GTA IV, entered our lives in 2006 and was released with many features such as buying places like Vice City and gang wars. However, this game was not talked about as much as the others.

Grand Theft Auto IV


It was a game with the best graphics ever among GTA graphics , it was much more advanced than the GTA games so far, and many features were added to the game. However, there was one problem that many players experienced: the game was consuming too much performance against computer hardware.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, another GTA expansion pack, was about 20 hours of gameplay and the adventures of motorcycle gangs. This fun and fantastic series was first released on Xbox 360 .

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

This game, unlike other GTA games, was released for portable handheld consoles . It was possible to play Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars with portable handheld consoles, which were one of the most popular devices of a period.

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

The game, which entered our lives in 2009, gave a playing time of close to 6 hours . He managed to entertain many players with his story. There were many fun features in the game; like new weapons, parachute and nitro.

Grand Theft Auto V

The last game on our list, Grand Theft Auto V, also known as GTA 5, has attracted millions of players and is still played today with its story and open world . You can play with your friends in online mode, and you can have a good time with many fun GTA modes . GTA V, which entered our lives in 2013, was loved by many players and GTA VI was expected to be released, today it is a matter of debate whether GTA 6 is still released.