History Videogame / GrandTheftAuto

12th Nov '16 11:11:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* FastFoodNation: In the series, most of the places you can get food are fast food places, hot dog vendors, or food trucks. (This makes sense as most players probably don't want to take a break from unfettered chaos for a fancy meal at a fancy restaurant.) The only exceptions to this are when the player is on a date or out with friends, then a diner or fancy restaurant is an option.
29th Oct '16 12:22:00 PM nombretomado
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'''Note: If a trope only applies to a single game in the series, and that game has its own page (see above), then place it on that page. If the trope applies to the many [[ShowWithinAShow radio stations, TV stations, internet websites, et cetera]] in the GTA universe, put it under GTARadio.'''

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'''Note: If a trope only applies to a single game in the series, and that game has its own page (see above), then place it on that page. If the trope applies to the many [[ShowWithinAShow radio stations, TV stations, internet websites, et cetera]] in the GTA universe, put it under GTARadio.Radio/GTARadio.'''
25th Oct '16 4:22:29 PM dlchen145
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* BadAss: Too many to list. Every main character, for starters, as well as plenty of side characters.
17th Oct '16 6:23:05 PM nombretomado
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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Starting with the third game, each installment mocks the sad state of society, the sad state of people who refuse to take part of society, minorities, white people, gay people, straight people, transpeople, feminists, misogynists, you, game developers, religion, atheists, cults, the military, the government, those against the government, foreign art, and old people. About the only thing not mocked is Britain. It's like Creator/BretEastonEllis and Creator/ToddSolondz teamed up with MADMagazine and Creator/CharlieBrooker to make gangster flicks.

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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Starting with the third game, each installment mocks the sad state of society, the sad state of people who refuse to take part of society, minorities, white people, gay people, straight people, transpeople, feminists, misogynists, you, game developers, religion, atheists, cults, the military, the government, those against the government, foreign art, and old people. About the only thing not mocked is Britain. It's like Creator/BretEastonEllis and Creator/ToddSolondz teamed up with MADMagazine ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' and Creator/CharlieBrooker to make gangster flicks.
4th Oct '16 10:02:08 PM Josef5678
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* DenserAndWackier: Zig-zagged throughout the series. It began as a rather subdued criminal to-power story in the 2D games and ''III'', with an 80's soundtrack and more complex plots in ''Vice City''; but really took off in ''San Andreas'' with crazy conspiracy theories all over, raiding an {{Area 51}} {{expy}} [[spoiler:with a ''freaking jetpack'' to boot]], RC planes being used (albeit [[ScrappyMechanic quite poorly]]), a heist on a full-blown casino; and even more. ''IV'' on the other hand [[DarkerAndEdgier went for a more realistic and darker path]], but ''V'' takes things to back to a wackier state with more conspiracy theories [[spoiler:with Bigfoot and aliens becoming realized]], complex plots of heists; among more madness!
17th Sep '16 11:27:34 PM ImSpidey2
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15th Sep '16 1:19:23 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Also, an actual ''story'' was implemented, about a thug who escapes from a prison van, and plots revenge against his traitorous partner in crime/ex-girlfriend while establishing himself in the underworld of [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]. Voice actors were brought in for the first time -- not just any actors, but respected character actors such as Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, and Creator/MichaelRapaport. The number, variety, and complexity of the missions were raised. The radio stations started using licensed material and send-ups of radio commercials and DJ chatter.

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Also, an actual ''story'' was implemented, about a thug who escapes from a prison van, and plots revenge against his traitorous partner in crime/ex-girlfriend while establishing himself in the underworld of [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]. Voice actors were brought in for the first time time[[note]]but ironically, [[TheVoiceless not for the main character]][[/note]] -- not just any actors, but respected character actors such as Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, and Creator/MichaelRapaport. The number, variety, and complexity of the missions were raised. The radio stations started using licensed material and send-ups of radio commercials and DJ chatter.
11th Aug '16 12:43:07 PM Morgenthaler
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The game's success paved the way for a series of games which [[MissionPackSequel blurred the line between expansion pack and sequel]]. DMA, now wholly incorporated into Rockstar as "Rockstar North", came up with two more titles. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' moved the action to a cheery mockery of [[TheEighties '80s]] {{Miami}}, introduced motorcycles, and was the first entry where the lead character spoke (with the voice of Ray Liotta, no less). After that came ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', set in [[TheNineties early '90s]] UsefulNotes/{{California}} with a flavor that was less ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' and more ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. It allowed the player jet aircraft and more than enough airspace to get the use out of them, as well as three cities (expies of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, and UsefulNotes/LasVegas) with [[SceneryPorn vast, open countryside]] in between. It also cast [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Muthafukkin Jackson]] as the BigBad. Meanwhile, Rockstar's other studios crafted ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' (a prequel to ''[=GTA3=]'') and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' (a prequel to ''Vice City'') for the [=PlayStation=] Portable, and ''Grand Theft Auto Advance'' (another ''[=GTA3=]'' prequel in the original overhead style) for the GameBoyAdvance.

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The game's success paved the way for a series of games which [[MissionPackSequel blurred the line between expansion pack and sequel]]. DMA, now wholly incorporated into Rockstar as "Rockstar North", came up with two more titles. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' moved the action to a cheery mockery of [[TheEighties '80s]] {{Miami}}, UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, introduced motorcycles, and was the first entry where the lead character spoke (with the voice of Ray Liotta, no less). After that came ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', set in [[TheNineties early '90s]] UsefulNotes/{{California}} with a flavor that was less ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' and more ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''. It allowed the player jet aircraft and more than enough airspace to get the use out of them, as well as three cities (expies of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, and UsefulNotes/LasVegas) with [[SceneryPorn vast, open countryside]] in between. It also cast [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Muthafukkin Jackson]] as the BigBad. Meanwhile, Rockstar's other studios crafted ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' (a prequel to ''[=GTA3=]'') and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' (a prequel to ''Vice City'') for the [=PlayStation=] Portable, and ''Grand Theft Auto Advance'' (another ''[=GTA3=]'' prequel in the original overhead style) for the GameBoyAdvance.



* EarthDrift: Occurred over the course of the ''III'' era. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' had a reference to the city of {{Miami}} and to the then-newly elected president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush; later installments had almost no real life persons (barring figures like UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan that are intrinsically tied to the setting, and Music/PhilCollins' cameo in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]''), and Miami was replaced with Vice City in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity the next game]]. Then ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' comes out, which does away with even more real-life stuff -- the {{FBI}} is replaced with the [[FunWithAcronyms FIB]], SWAT is replaced with NOOSE (which is also based on the Department of Homeland Security), all guns are AKA47 now, and the president in 2008 was Joe Lawton, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush who is stated to be a buffoon]] and c[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush whose father was also president]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed several decades prior]].

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* EarthDrift: Occurred over the course of the ''III'' era. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' had a reference to the city of {{Miami}} UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} and to the then-newly elected president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush; later installments had almost no real life persons (barring figures like UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan that are intrinsically tied to the setting, and Music/PhilCollins' cameo in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]''), and Miami was replaced with Vice City in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity the next game]]. Then ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' comes out, which does away with even more real-life stuff -- the {{FBI}} is replaced with the [[FunWithAcronyms FIB]], SWAT is replaced with NOOSE (which is also based on the Department of Homeland Security), all guns are AKA47 now, and the president in 2008 was Joe Lawton, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush who is stated to be a buffoon]] and c[[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush whose father was also president]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed several decades prior]].
23rd Jul '16 2:24:12 PM nombretomado
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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Starting with the third game, each installment mocks the sad state of society, the sad state of people who refuse to take part of society, minorities, white people, gay people, straight people, transpeople, feminists, misogynists, you, game developers, religion, atheists, cults, the military, the government, those against the government, foreign art, and old people. About the only thing not mocked is Britain. It's like BretEastonEllis and ToddSolondz teamed up with MADMagazine and CharlieBrooker to make gangster flicks.

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* EqualOpportunityOffender: Starting with the third game, each installment mocks the sad state of society, the sad state of people who refuse to take part of society, minorities, white people, gay people, straight people, transpeople, feminists, misogynists, you, game developers, religion, atheists, cults, the military, the government, those against the government, foreign art, and old people. About the only thing not mocked is Britain. It's like BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis and ToddSolondz Creator/ToddSolondz teamed up with MADMagazine and CharlieBrooker Creator/CharlieBrooker to make gangster flicks.
11th Jul '16 8:59:51 AM Berrenta
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* CopKiller: Depending on your wanted level, you could have a legion of cops (with SWAT and even the military) chasing you down. Of course, you have the option to fight them all with no restraints.
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