Darkstation Presents: Our Favorite GTA
Like it or not, Grand Theft Auto III changed the world. Rockstar’s 2001 opus spearheaded the evolution of open world game design, incorporating mechanics that many didn’t think to use. Since then, Rockstar has continued to churn out hit after hit, taking players into caricatures of the country’s most famous cities. They also proved that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, as dozens of developers began making games set within open world environments in order to reap the benefits of a new genre. With the release of the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, we here at Darkstation thought this would be the perfect opportunity to discuss our favorite games in the franchise. After going through our list, tell us what your favorite game is in the comments!
The Backlog: Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare
Even though it kind of earned the “Grand Theft Horse” stigma due to the numerous similarities between it and Grand Theft Auto IV, I was drawn deeply into the world of John Marston and his quest to round up his former crew in the name of the Federal government. Rockstar has proven time and again to be wonderful storytellers and Red Dead Redemption is one of many notches on their belt.