I personally don't like the top-down GTA games, mostly because I get a headache whenever the camera keeps zooming in & out in accordance to your speed and you've got a poor sense as to what's ahead of you as far as other traffic or obstacles go.
blood-is-in-diamond: Yeah but GTA 2D games created the genre in 1997 and then with GTA 2 (1999). Damn man that great, GTA began with 2D top down and then turned 3D with GTA3 (2001) which was groundbreaking and sold millions of copies. GTA is truely a God of OWG and the GTA series is truely a classic and amazing franchise. GTA 1 and 2 are cult classics
Fun fact: GTA 1 came out in 1997