Microsoft’s first console welcomed Rockstar’s holy trinity for the first time with the first three GTAs.
There are few franchises Whether they had the huge success that the Grand Theft Auto series had, whether in terms of sales, reviews or just the incredible reach it has had around the world. In this strange world of video games ask someone GTA and that you know absolutely nothing about the subject. Of course, this surge has not been without controversy, with many citing it as an example of how video games contribute to violence in real life. As you can imagine, I firmly believe that this is a lot of nonsense.
To roughly sum up the Grand Theft Auto saga, there are open world titles, usually located in town, where you have to make your way to the top of the mountain. criminal stratum. Of course, we’re dealing with games aimed at adult audiences (which has sparked a lot of controversy over the years).
So imagine the players of Xbox in 2005 receiving a pack including the three first titles in the series. As if that wasn’t enough, the first two have been improved, making them the final versions (at the time), with much better graphics and sound than on PlayStation 2. Three for the price of one? Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy It was a full-fledged chollazo.
The first of three titles was Grand Theft Auto III, released in 2001 for PlayStation 2. It takes place in a classic location in the series, city of freedom, a kind of New York full of gangs that wanted to kill us. It was the franchise’s first open-world 3D game and makes a big difference with the previous ones, which were much simpler 2D games. It was certainly a huge leap forward and it really showed what would be possible with video games in the new millennium.
The second game of the trilogy, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, is without a doubt my favorite. Released in 2002, a year after the third, for many it’s still the best game in Grand Theft Auto. It takes place in the 80s in the city of Vice City, clearly influenced by Miami. We will control the mythical Tommy Vercetti
The multiple available radio stationsWhile they’re only a small part of the game, they get the same amount of love and attention as everything else, which means they’re more than just a last-minute add-on. The title script is fantastic and is inspired by classic movies like Scarface or series like Miami Vice. There have been rumors of a possible official remake for a long time, and while it has never been confirmed, it is still high on my wishlist. Please, Rockstar makes it happen.
The final title included is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which we talked about last year. The game had a huge open world to explore, being much bigger than the previous two games
Currently this pack is a kind of collector’s item, although not of very significant value. At that time, he represented a pack that featured incredible price / quality ratio and, rare in a trilogy, three games of a superlative level. Sadly the title did not reach Europe, many of us had to import from UK. There are still copies on Ebay, in case anyone is interested.
If we look at the present, Grand Theft Auto V will become the first game to be released in three different generations. It’s an incredible achievement and shows how awesome the show is now. However, it is worth looking and playing to each game released in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy. Unfortunately, currently only Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is backwards compatible with the Xbox One, so we’ll have to dust off our old Xbox to be able to enjoy the first two in the saga.