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Grand Theft Auto (or GTA) is a series of adult sand-box video games published and developed by Rockstar Games. It is most known for its controversial story-lines and missions, violent game-play, and adult humor.
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto  (Sometimes abbreviated to GTA 1) is a top down sandbox game that was released in 1997 for DOS and eventually ported to PlayStation One, Gameboy Color, Windows and Steam. The player is free to do whatever he / she wants to but can do levels for rewards and points.
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto 2  (Also known as GTA 2) is a sequel to Grand Theft Auto that shared most elements from GTA 1 such as top down game-play and car-stealing and was released October 25, for Windows and PlayStation One and eventually ported to the Sega Dreamcast and Gameboy Color.
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III  (Otherwise known as Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA III or GTA 3) is a 3rd person sandbox game and the first 3D Grand Theft Auto title. It was released in October 2001 for PlayStation 2, May 2002 for Windows, November 2003 for the Xbox, January 4, 2008 for Steam and August 18, 2011 for Mac.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a 3rd person sandbox game and 4th main game in the series. It was released October 1, 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows in 2003, Steam on October 4, 2008 and the Mac App Store on August 25, 2011.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the 5th main game in the series. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in October, 2004, Xbox and Windows in June, 2005 and Steam on January 4, 2008. San Andreas introduced advanced simulation elements to the series such as driving and fitness meters. It was the first game where you could swim and climb the environment.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV  (Otherwise called Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA 4 or GTA IV) is the 6th main game in the series. It was released 29 April 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Windows on 2 December 2008 and Steam on 4 January, 2009. In the game you play as Niko Bellic, an eastern-European immigrant in search for “the American dream”. It removed some of the hardcore elements introduced in San Andreas such as a hunger meter. It cost around $100 million US dollars and 3 and a half years to create making it the most expensive game ever made.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V (Also called Grand Theft Auto 5, GTA V or GTA 5) is a upcoming game in the Grand Theft Auto series and sequel to Grand Theft Auto IV. The game’s setting returns to the fictional state of San Andreas. The game was first announced via a tweet from Rockstar’s Twitter account with a hashtag #GTAV that linked to Rockstar’s main website that had a GTA V logo (with the V’s texture as a bank note) with a 2/11/11 trailer date.
On 2 November, 2011 Rockstar uploaded the first Grand Theft Auto V trailer via their Youtube account. The trailer shows the game takes place in a reworked version of San Andreas and has a new male protagonist who wanted to be a “family man”.
Let’s Go Bowling!
In GTA IV, the main character (Niko Bellic) can receive calls from NPC friends. These calls usually invite the player on a date with the NPC to do extracurricular side missions (such as getting drunk). After a while, Niko is constantly being harassed with phone calls from his cousin, Roman, sometimes during actual missions. The phrase “Let’s Go Bowling!” has been used in several GTA parodies, most notably being Grand Theft Awesome.
When Niko is drunk, he can call out to a cab as an alternative to driving. Instead of calling the taxi by name, Niko shouts, “YELLOW CAR!”, which the Gmod community parodied. Soon after, several YTMNDs were created as well.
Grand Theft Auto Cover Parodies
Grand Theft Auto Cover Parodies are fan-made parodies of the box art of Grand Theft Auto games. Grand Theft Auto III was the first GTA game to use a collage of guns, characters and locations with the game title in the center. This style of box art has been used with all major GTA games since.