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Grand Theft Auto

Average Rating: 6.64/10
Video Game Rank: 1170
Game Boy Color Rank: 27
PlayStation Rank: 149
DOS Rank: 273
Windows Rank: 744
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Primary Name
Grand Theft Auto
Alternate Names
Race'n'Chase
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Genre
Theme
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Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
3
Release Date
1997-00-00
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Grand Theft Auto
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North American Game Boy Color edition
Rel Date: 1999-11-00
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Game Boy Color
Developer: Tarantula Studios
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: T
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Grand Theft Auto
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North American PlayStation edition
Rel Date: 1998-06-30
Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
PlayStation
Developer: Rockstar North, Visual Sciences Ltd.
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: M
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Grand Theft Auto
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North American DOS/Windows edition
Rel Date: 1997-10-00
Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
DOS, Windows
Developer: Rockstar North
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Grand Theft Auto
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UK PlayStation (Limited Edition) edition
Rel Date: 1997-00-00
Publisher: BMG Interactive
PlayStation
Developer: Rockstar North, Visual Sciences Ltd.
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: BBFC: 18
English
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Grand Theft Auto
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UK PlayStation edition
Rel Date: 1997-00-00
Publisher: BMG Interactive
PlayStation
Developer: Rockstar North, Visual Sciences Ltd.
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: BBFC: 18
English, German
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User Summary:

"Grand Theft Auto", developed by DMA Design & published by BMG, arguably spawned the modern genre of sandbox games with its "living breathing city". The player, a petty criminal at the beginning of the game, is presented with immense freedom & a toybox of tools to complete a series of missions given to him by local mafia gangs. Played from a top down perspective, the player can steal cars, mug pedestrians and generally cause chaos throughout a city. The city reacts to the player's actions; fires cause fire engines to reacts, ambulances come out to pick up the dead & injured, committing crimes causes the police to chase after the player.

Broken into three chapters, each inspired by American cities, the player has a score-based challenge to reach to complete each level. Players can earn points by committing crimes, completing the story missions, or by completing various side-missions (e.g. stealing different types of cars, completing rampage missions etc).

GTA was notably a critical & commercial success in Europe but a flop in North America. In North America, its top down perspective & sprite-based graphics were viewed as old-fashioned.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 1170
Game Boy Color Rank: 27
PlayStation Rank: 149
DOS Rank: 273
Windows Rank: 744
Num Ratings: 132
Average Rating: 6.64
Standard Deviation: 1.64
Num Views: 1068
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.8
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 17
Users Owning: 166
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 10
Plays This Month: 0
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Num Ratings 21
Average Rating 5.57
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 38
Prev. Owned 9
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 5
Release Date 1999-03-00
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
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Release Date 1999-06-01
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