Steal cars, rob people blind or just randomly beat people on the street. No, you're not a nice guy.
The Grand Theft Auto series began in 1997 and has courted controversy ever since. Infamously violent in subject matter, Grand Theft Auto has led consistently lead the field in 'sandbox' gaming, with the player free to completely ignore the game storyline and instead set about taking on side-quests or just causing mayhem.
In 2001 the series made the revolutionary jump to a fully 3D environment.