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SpaceJelloYT

What GTA is the most nostalgic to you?

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TheSantader25
1 minute ago, Utopianthumbs said:

Yeah Rockstars attention to detail is something else which makes all their games worth replaying again and again. I'm partial to VC and SA but even 3 feels really atmospheric, it gives a very spooky and gritty atmosphere which manages to stand out even from the newer games. You really can't  go wrong with any of them which is why I wish I could replay them for the first time again 

 

To clarify I don't mean that the games are bad at all, they are all great, it's just that I wish I could experience that sense of wonder playing them again for the first time, there's nothing like the first time, know what I mean?

 

Yes i do. I wish someone invents sth so you can erase a part of your memory. Nevertheless I still sometimes get amused by previous R* titles. I keep asking myself how the hell did they make sth like this at that time. 

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Utopianthumbs

^ They should invent that neuralyser from Men in Black already

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iiCriminnaaL 49
Posted (edited)

Bump.

 

Had I been asked like a year or two earlier, I would've said San Andreas. For some reason, it's now IV. (even though I still play it the most)

Edited by iiCriminnaaL 49

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SonOfLiberty

Yeah. Even though I still play GTA IV I get nostalgic feelings from it. Don't know what it is. Maybe it's because a lot has changed in the last 10 years and I joined this forum right amidst all the hype. For as long as I've been a GTA fan it was the first GTA where I experienced internet buzz and it was glorious.

 

I still remember the day I picked up the special edition box, the new game smell and the shivers I got when I heard the opening theme song for the very first time. 

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Syrens

For me it's gonna be Vice City.  Just for those 80's vibes, plot, protagonist etc.

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perennial
Posted (edited)

GTA III since it was the first one I completed. Then the following main games in the chronological release order.

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billiejoearmstrong8

It would have to be Vice City since it was the first GTA I fell in love with (I'd briefly played III but didn't really get into it). Just so fantastic to have this open world to explore and do whatever you want in, and the 80s atmosphere is great. Being a "period piece" with that 80s vibe captured so well makes it feel even more nostalgic. Lots of memorable lines that me and my brother laughed about and still quote now too.

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Thejeffster

I gotta say Vice City, I remember a older cousin having it on ps2 when my family went over their house for christmas or something along those lines. "Video killed the radio star" and "I Ran by flock of seagulls" are ingrained into my brain because of that game. GTA IV I was a little bit older when that came out, but I remember hearing about it at school around the older kids other than that I didn't really think much about.  A friend's older brother got 5 about a week after it came out and I remember being super hyped up about playing it due to the ads and stuff like that being EVERYWHERE, it was hyped up to the max. As soon as I went on my first police chase/shootout in that game, I fell in love with the series again.

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Wolff

Vice City, it introduced me to GTA and I could play that for hours. It is the GTA I re-visited the most too. Also GTA IV holds a special place since it the game just blew my mind so hard, the graphics and physics were jaw dropping when I first started playing that after being used to VC/SA.

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Keano

GTA III for me. Probably put thousands of hours into both Vice City and San Andreas but GTA III just holds a special place for me. The Original soundtrack (for the most part), Claude, opening cutscene, theme, dark Manhunt like atmosphere, etc. 

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Lioshenka
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GTA 3.

 

It has two nostalgic aspects to it. First is to back when i was playing it for the first time on my classmate's computer, driving a Stretch for Joey. I was amazed at the graphics and the realism of the game world, but then I drove under the Callahan bridge at the sunset and a huge sun glare appeared, and I was completely blown away. Since then I've been hooked on Liberty City survivor.

 

The second aspect is how similar the game map is similar to my home city. Driving through Portland immediately makes you feel like you're driving through a safer, cleaner Omsk. It just has that incredible nostalgic atmosphere of being back in your hometown, especially in the evening when you're heading back home through the cold streets for a hot cup of tea and some telly. Can't believe it was 20 years ago!

 

GTA SA also brings back nostalgia, but a of a different kind.

It's the time when I was a young carefree teenager, experiencing this exciting enormous breathing world, exploring the myths, engaging with the game. I actually had spare time that could be spent doing what I loved, playing the game for hours to just play it, building a quality map mods months after months. What am I now? A depressed middle-aged middle level office worker, digested and spat our by the corporate world fighting to survive with no bright prospects for the future.

 

I mean, who doesn't love these?

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The Time Ranger

I used to love myth hunting in San Andreas. My answer is also San Andreas, it was one of the last games I got for my PS2 and it's the one I played the most too.

 

I don't know how to put it into words but that game just has it, that sense of wonder and fun, so many late nights doing missions, flinging cars off the top of Mt Chiliad, randomly exploring, experimenting with cheats, some of which I still remember, the muscle memory hasn't forgotten. 

 

Just a great game and I will always have a soft spot for it as it's the game that got me into the Gta franchise. I must buy it for the PS4 next.

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killdrivetheftvehicle

Vice City, because even if I had played gta III before, it was the game that got me into being a fan of GTA and the work of Ray Liotta and got into loving rock music enough to buy old records of other rock acts than Metallica.

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Kumieee

San Andreas, I played it religiously on my 360 when I was 12-13.
Also III as it was the first GTA game I ever owned, specifically on my iPhone 4.
I remember pretty much every Portland and Los Santos pedestrian and their quotes. My favorites are the perverted old man in the trench coat and the thug with the gold chain and blue shirt.

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iamrejil

GTA San Andreas 

 

It was literally my childhood

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Rafae S

San Andreas. I might cry just talking about it 😢😪😢😪

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hogei

VCS the first GTA game i played. when i was 14, my friend told me this game is really awesome, letting me play this.

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iiCriminnaaL 49
On 4/1/2019 at 4:05 PM, iiCriminnaaL 49 said:

Bump.

 

Had I been asked like a year or two earlier, I would've said San Andreas. For some reason, it's now IV. (even though I still play it the most)

Now that I've started to feel somewhat burnt out of playing GTA IV too much (and yet can't stop playing it nonetheless 😜), it's gotta be Vice City. It was the first GTA title I've ever played, so it officially introduced me to the franchise. What helped making it even more nostalgic to me is that it's one of the most atmospheric titles, so more than GTA San Andreas, Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories IMO. Hell, even the pause menu's sound effects get me into the mood of the game.

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lowpolygangster

GTA VC and SA my dudes

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Rajaraja

Vice City. 

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perennial
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GTA III was the first one I played of the series and still holds the most nostalgic memories. I love the unique atmosphere of 3D Liberty City that no other GTA game could recapture. Scrolling the game manual added even more to the dark feeling of the game.
GTATrilogy_GTAIII_PS2_Manual_M01_0004.jp

 

My highlight is the description of the Liberty City subway:

"Always take weapons with you when traveling alone. Especially after dark."

 

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LCLegend

GTA Liberty City Stories was the game that first introduced me to the world of GTA. I just remember booting up the game for the first time, listening to that great theme song, and then watching Toni getting into the cab. When I started playing, I immediately messed around with the vehicles and just drove around the city, also I really wanted to swim around in the LC waters but I couldn't.

III was the game that brought me back into GTA so I have the most memories with that one. I completed the first mission and then opened up another tab and looked up cheats and started killing people, I loved the sense of freedom. Fell in love with GTA right there and I don't mean to be sappy!

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Domand
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Gta IV has to be the most nostalgic as it was the first one I ever played. I remember back when I first got on it. How cool it looked and how much fun it was. Thinking back to those first days of playing it always brings back great memories. Especially how different my life was back then

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tranceking26

Grand Theft Auto III is mine, I remember going round a friends house, instead of going to school, and playing it for the first time.

 

Mind blown. A 3D GTA!  We just took turns in messing around, not even starting the story. 

 

One day I got my own copy, the disc was scratched so much but it worked fine, in fact better than a non scratched one I later had. 

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ldani7492

Has to be Vice City. I still remember coming home from schol as a kid, speeding down on Ocean Beach, blasting V-Rock, entering some weapons cheat, then starting a rampage.

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UndeadPotat0

4 on the 3d universe side probably gta 3 even though San Andreas is my favorite 3d universe game but I only started playing it 2 years ago on the ps4.

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Emmi

For some odd reason (because it's actually one of the younger entries), GTA IV feels the most nostalgic to me.

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Tacymist

Old pre-release screenshots of Vice City, such as this one.

 

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I was 14 back in autumn 2002 and I was so hyped for Vice City. I remember spamming a GTA subforum all day speculating about the game. Seeing these old screenshots brings me back to the good times where I'd sh*tpost care free.

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Mr. Galloway

San Andreas since it introduced me to the series.

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Billy Russo

Vice City.

 

San Andreas is my favourite GTA, but Vice City is by far the most nostalgic. I credit it to the music. Something about music gets me very nostalgic, and Vice City has the best soundtrack of any video game ever. Any songs I hear from any of the stations instantly remind me of the game.

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