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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:53 AM Edited by Journey_95, 20 July 2017 - 01:54 AM.

After playing it again, I think for me its at Nr.3. GTA IV is still obviously the best because of the great story and characters, well done setting and atmosphere. Then Vice City because I love the Scarface/80's vibe and Tommy is a great lead, not to mention it was my first GTA game.

 

And third its V, it has a lot of flaws (sh*t antagonists, dumbed down physics etc.)  but the world Rockstar created is filled with detail and its still a lot of fun. After LC, LS is certainly the best open world city in gaming. The story while messy was also entertaining.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:57 AM

1) GTA IV

2) Vice City

3) TLAD

4) GTA III

5) TBOGT

6) CTW

6) San Andreas

7) GTA V

8) VCS

9) LCS

 

Pretty much..


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:00 AM Edited by Journey_95, 20 July 2017 - 02:01 AM.

1) GTA IV

2) Vice City

3) TLAD

4) GTA III

5) TBOGT

6) CTW

6) San Andreas

7) GTA V

8) VCS

9) LCS

 

Pretty much..

I wasn't counting TLAD as its own game, otherwise its definitely at Nr.3 for me too, probably the best DLC ever.  Still replay it with IV but I don't like to replay TBOGT..

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:55 AM Edited by Wiseguy94, 20 July 2017 - 03:08 AM.

1. GTA Vice City (The 80s vibe rules.)
2. GTA III (The true classic of the bunch.)
3. GTA V (What GTA IV should have been in every area except the story.)
4. GTA San Andreas (Overrated but marginally fun up to a point.)
5. GTA IV (Been liking it less and less every time someone thinks it's the best GTA. The physics are terrible, the character models are creepy and low-res and the city is boring. The only area it gets points is in the story. Maybe the theme song, but does that even count?)
6. GTA Liberty City Stories (What a rip off.)
 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:51 AM

My personal order:

 

1. GTA III

2. GTA V

3. GTA San Andreas

4. GTA IV

5. GTA Vice City

6. GTA Vice City Stories

7. GTA Liberty City Stories

8. GTA Chinatown Wars


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:00 AM

1. III

2. IV

3. San Andreas

4. V

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:48 AM

5. GTA IV (Been liking it less and less every time someone thinks it's the best GTA. The physics are terrible, the character models are creepy and low-res and the city is boring. The only area it gets points is in the story. Maybe the theme song, but does that even count?)

 

 

I guess whenever you see one of my posts it must drive you insane. :p

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:01 AM

 

5. GTA IV (Been liking it less and less every time someone thinks it's the best GTA. The physics are terrible, the character models are creepy and low-res and the city is boring. The only area it gets points is in the story. Maybe the theme song, but does that even count?)

 

 

I guess whenever you see one of my posts it must drive you insane. :p

 

Lol, everyone's entitled to their own opinion. I just don't share it about GTA IV. 

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#9

Posted 4 weeks ago

V
IV
SA
TBOGT
 


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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by ACM-Jan, 4 weeks ago.

#1. GTA 5 (only gta i played to 100% 2 times and story even more because it was good and made sense, best physics and graphics so far in series, nicely balanced vehicles choice)

#2. GTA San Andreas (great story even greater variety of things to do, game engine restricts somewhat)

#3. GTA Vice City (miami is nice and story is good-ish but some mechanics are annoying)

#4. GTA 3 (story was not too interesting but LC was nice and game over all had oldschool vibe)

#5 . GTA 4 (story was unplayable and boring and graphics weren't that good for HD era, physics are too realistic, also lack of planes makes it even worse)

Those are all im familiar with but im sure if i try VCS and LCS they will push gta 4 even further in the list.

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by D T, 4 weeks ago.

When it comes to storyline, I honestly think GTA Advance ranks higher than V.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

IV
VCS
CTW
V/SA
LCS/VC
III
GTA 2
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Posted 4 weeks ago

V
Vice City
IV
San Andreas

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by JKenny615, 4 weeks ago.

1. SA (the variety of things to do and replayability is a high point despite it's age really showing. also my favorite map.)

2. V (mechanically a better game than SA for sure and most polished of the series, however it just doesn't have "it" like SA did. still a very close 2nd)

T-3. VC/IV (slight edge to Vice City. could never really get into IV as much as I did the others.)


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Posted 4 weeks ago

GTA SA

GTA III

GTAIV

GTA VC

GTAV

GTAVCS

GTACTW

GTALCS

GTA1/London

GTA2

GTA Advanced


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Posted 4 weeks ago

ITS THE GREATEST GAME IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!  they did such a great job on v that I will gladly let rockstar take my money when red dead redemption 2 is released. :evilgrin:


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Posted 4 weeks ago

 GTA IV is still obviously the best because of the great story and characters, well done setting and atmosphere.

 

And third its V, it has a lot of flaws (sh*t antagonists, dumbed down physics etc.)  but the world Rockstar created is filled with detail and its still a lot of fun. After LC, LS is certainly the best open world city in gaming. The story while messy was also entertaining.

Well, IV was boring, had boring characters, a basic plot (honestly, people are still trying to make out that it had any sort of story) As for the setting. I ws very pretty, but nothing but more and more city got old very quickly.

 

V Has the two best antagonists around. Mike and Trevor were complicated characters who weren't just cookie cutter bad guys like basic model Niko was. As for the physics? Who wants realistic driving in a gta game? f*ck that. Remember the days of your car accidentally flipping over in the middle of nowhere and you knew it was a long run back to civilisation because it was just about to go on fire? V solved that by allowing us control in the air. A vast gaming improvement.

 

For me?
 

V

SA

III

IV

Vice City

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Agree with all of that except for the Vice City part. I'd gladly play VC any day over IV despite it being badly dated and featuring some cringeworthy voice work. The setting, vibe, weaponry and soundtrack feel like a playable 80s action movie. Which is a great idea for a game in the 2010s, actually....

 

 

 

Vice City's a great game. It was my favourite GTA before GTA IV however it still has a lot of redeeming value. I wouldn't mind a modern Vice City theme. It doesn't just have to be the 80s. :)

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Posted 4 weeks ago

1) IV
2) Vice City
3) TBOGT
4) tLaD
5) V
6) San Andreas
7) III

GTA V is a bad game somehow, but still better than dumb "Gangbanging" III or San Andreas. It's a bad choice overall.
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Posted 4 weeks ago

GTA V is a bad game somehow, but still better than dumb "Gangbanging" III or San Andreas. It's a bad choice overall.

...................................III is a gangbanging game? Didn't know that....


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Posted 4 weeks ago

GTA V is a bad game.


But it's your favourite GTA according to your profile.;)

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by B Dawg, 4 weeks ago.

1) GTA IV

2) Vice City

3) TLAD

4) GTA III

5) TBOGT

6) CTW

6) San Andreas

7) GTA V

8) VCS

9) LCS

 

Pretty much..

Wtf man? Why is GTA V above VCS and LCS, and why are GTA 3 and TBOGT above VCS, LCS and San Andreas? Your list is f*cked up lol

 

1) IV + TLAD

2) San Andreas

3) Vice City Stories

4) Liberty City Stories

5) Vice City

6) III

7) TBOGT

8) V


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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Edward Nashton, 4 weeks ago.

I'm going to try to be fair.

 

Gauging from the personal enjoyment I got from the core GTA games (3D and HD universes), my list goes thus:

1. GTA IV + EFLC 

2. GTA San Andreas

3. GTA Vice City

4. GTA V

5. GTA III

 

Based my recognition and appreciation for the amount of effort put into the technical and artistic work of the game:

1. GTA IV + EFLC

2. GTA V

3. GTA San Andreas

4. GTA Vice City

5. GTA III

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Posted 4 weeks ago

 

 GTA IV is still obviously the best because of the great story and characters, well done setting and atmosphere.

 

And third its V, it has a lot of flaws (sh*t antagonists, dumbed down physics etc.)  but the world Rockstar created is filled with detail and its still a lot of fun. After LC, LS is certainly the best open world city in gaming. The story while messy was also entertaining.

Well, IV was boring, had boring characters, a basic plot (honestly, people are still trying to make out that it had any sort of story) As for the setting. I ws very pretty, but nothing but more and more city got old very quickly.

 

V Has the two best antagonists around. Mike and Trevor were complicated characters who weren't just cookie cutter bad guys like basic model Niko was. As for the physics? Who wants realistic driving in a gta game? f*ck that. Remember the days of your car accidentally flipping over in the middle of nowhere and you knew it was a long run back to civilisation because it was just about to go on fire? V solved that by allowing us control in the air. A vast gaming improvement.

 

For me?
 

V

SA

III

IV

Vice City

 

lol. All those points are skewed to put GTA4 in a bad light. Lots of people like the driving in GTA4. Some would say the flipping over cars sh*t is stupid and when a car would flip over, just walk a few feet and steal another one. Also lol at that antagonist line. The GTAV antagonists were unmemorable sh*ts. And M and T could have been great characters if the whole "government tool" subplot didnt overshadow it and make it seem like whiny bullsh*t.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

1)  GTA IV

2)  GTA: VC

3)  GTA: VCS

4)  GTA: TLaD (if we can count it as separate title)

5)  GTA III

6)  GTA: CTW

7)  GTA: SA

8)  GTA: TBoGT (again if we can count it as separate title)

9)  GTA: LCS

10)GTA

11)GTA London 1969

12)GTA 2

13)GTA: London 1961

14) GTA V

15) GTA:A

 

Here's my list and I believe I included all the games I've played.


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Posted 4 weeks ago

Remember folks, this is the GTA V section and this discussion is about how GTA V ranks, not about which game in the series is the best.

We have a topic for that here--> http://gtaforums.com...heft-auto-game/
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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Jabalous, 4 weeks ago.

For me, and for anyone else as I believe, many factors will play in ranking GTA V, one of which is the age during which one experienced the game compared to other Grand Theft Auto entries. Since we're getting older and our tastes and preferences change with time, it's fairly hard for a player to make a totally objective ranking unless we can control these factors. In any case, my relative ranking is as follows:

 

1. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

2. Grand Theft Auto IV + EFLC 

3. Grand Theft Auto Vice City

4. Grand Theft Auto V

5. Grand Theft Auto III

 

Side entries like Vice City Stories are excluded from the list because I didn't experience them, and the top-down entries aren't worth mentioning as I believe. Grand Theft Auto brand didn't kick off until it entered the 3D realm.  

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Official General, 4 weeks ago.

1. Vice City - the best all-around GTA for its time, it was good in nearly every department, it had a simple and straightforward story that amazingly was very interesting and engrossing, constant action-packed sequence of events, memorable characters, soundtrack, and atmosphere, a stunning re-recreation of 1980s Miami, and revolutionary, groundbreaking gameplay features like empire building, interactive and enterable interiors, changing outfits, seen for the first time in GTA. Quite simply put, it was the complete GTA game. 

2. San Andreas - still technically the best GTA in terms of gameplay features. Didn't have great graphics, but it brought more innovative features like gang recruitment, gang wars, respect system, gym, bodybuilding, gambling etc, and it still has the best map GTA map ever (3 different cities, each with a unique character, numerous small towns, varied natural environments - still no GTA map topped it to this day), it offered tons of action, activities, interesting and fun places to explore, which cemented it's huge replayablilty value. Not the best story or set of characters in the series, but still good enough for a very memorable single player experience.

3. GTA IV&EFLC - IV alone was initially a bit of a disappointment for me, until more playthroughs finally made realise what a gem of a game it really is. Despite a significant number of flaws and shortcomings (some of them important), it still managed to really shine in its own unique way - the best NYC re-creation in gaming ever, the best story in the GTA series, probably the best protagonist in the series, and it successfully took GTA into the HD era. It was stunning showcase of a very realistic and darker take on GTA's trademark open-world crime drama and action. I prefer TBOGT over TLAD but overall, EFLC made up for many of IV's cons, enough for the whole IV saga to be ranked above the technically superior V.

4. GTA III - the game that started it all for me. The game that made me the hardcore GTA fan that I am today. The first ever game of it's kind, 3D, free-roaming, open-world crime action game revolving around gangsters - a game had always dreamed of long before GTA even came out ! The only reason it comes 4th is simply because it was lacking many later features that made the GTA in-game world feel more complete, but as the first game of it's of kind, you can never be harsh on it for that, and that reason alone guarantees it's legendary status in gaming. Still has the best graphics in the III-era too.

5. GTA V - a most stunning looking game with the most spectacularly detailed graphics ever seen in the GTA series, a map of an impressive size and variety of environments, and it did very well to bring back some popular features missing in predecessor IV. A lot of explosive, action-packed moments in the gameplay too, but despite all these very good points, it was quite a disappointing, experience based on the huge pre-release hype it had generated for many reasons - poorly structured and largely boring story, weak characters, huge map that went to waste, still lacked many important and popular features, and in the end failed to live up to its great potential. I still enjoyed playing it nevertheless, but it remains the my least favourite of all the main GTA titles.

 

Note for V : Thankfully the many great mods available for V are what keep me playing it, and they certainly improve the experience multiple times over.  

* I will not discuss LCS or VCS as I did not play any of them, weren't really too interested in them either. I've only ever played the main GTA titles and their DLCs. I will also not include the top-down GTAs or Advance because I have never any of played them and had no desire to, and my interest in GTA started with III.

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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Journey_95, 4 weeks ago.

 

 GTA IV is still obviously the best because of the great story and characters, well done setting and atmosphere.

 

And third its V, it has a lot of flaws (sh*t antagonists, dumbed down physics etc.)  but the world Rockstar created is filled with detail and its still a lot of fun. After LC, LS is certainly the best open world city in gaming. The story while messy was also entertaining.

Well, IV was boring, had boring characters, a basic plot (honestly, people are still trying to make out that it had any sort of story) As for the setting. I ws very pretty, but nothing but more and more city got old very quickly.

 

V Has the two best antagonists around. Mike and Trevor were complicated characters who weren't just cookie cutter bad guys like basic model Niko was. As for the physics? Who wants realistic driving in a gta game? f*ck that. Remember the days of your car accidentally flipping over in the middle of nowhere and you knew it was a long run back to civilisation because it was just about to go on fire? V solved that by allowing us control in the air. A vast gaming improvement.

 

For me?
 

V

SA

III

IV

Vice City

 

 

Thats your opinion, don't think you are speaking for everyone. I loved the more realistic driving in GTA IV, it wasn't even that difficult after a few minutes. People just love to have everything dumbed down from them these days.

 

IV's story had a pretty basic premise but the greatness comes from the standalone mission arcs with very human characters and issues. Very much like RDR in that case. 

 

Mike and Trevor aren't the bad guys (and neither is Niko), wtf? Haines and Weston are the two main one's and they are complete garbage. Tenpenny is still my favourite villian of the series.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

 

1) GTA IV

2) Vice City

3) TLAD

4) GTA III

5) TBOGT

6) CTW

6) San Andreas

7) GTA V

8) VCS

9) LCS

 

Pretty much..

Wtf man? Why is GTA V above VCS and LCS, and why are GTA 3 and TBOGT above VCS, LCS and San Andreas? Your list is f*cked up lol

 

1) IV + TLAD

2) San Andreas

3) Vice City Stories

4) Liberty City Stories

5) Vice City

6) III

7) TBOGT

8) V

 

 

I didn't play VCS and LCS enough to have a stronger opinion of them. That's really the only reason they're below GTA V.;)

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