The title Grand Theft Auto, also known as GTA, was originally developed in DOS, but was later ported to Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation and Game Boy Color versions.
Grand Theft Auto was also to be released on Sega Saturn, but due to problems due to the rapid decline to which the console was destined, the project was cancelled.
|Game title||Grand Theft Auto|
|Publication Year||October 1997|
|Produced by||ASC Games|
|Developed by||DMA Design (now Rockstar North), Tarantula Studios|
|Published by||BMG Interactive, ASC Games, Take-Two Interactive|
|Players||1 or Multiplayer|
|PEGI system||18+, Violence|
After the success of the PlayStation version, the developers decided to start a new porting for the Nintendo 64 version, Grand Theft Auto 64, whose graphic improvements and new missions included were noisy, but was deleted without any appearance in public.
Covers and Editions
The cover of the first Grand Theft Auto is a photograph of an 80s Plymouth Gran Fury from the New York Police Department chasing down Fifth Avenue and 56th Street, with the Trump Tower skyscraper in the background.
Below you will find the various editions published to date, in chronological order, of the first Grand Theft Auto.
The special edition “Grand Theft Auto: The Director’s Cut” for Playstation and “Grand Theft Auto: Director’s Cut” for PC include a pack with the first GTA and the two “expansions” Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1969.
The special edition “Grand Theft Auto: Collectors Edition” for Playstation and “Grand Theft Auto: The Classics Collection” for PC, include the first Grand Theft Auto, the two “expansions” Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: 2.
The series of Grand Theft Auto was born from this first chapter: an original game without a doubt, but that immediately sparked some controversy for the “violence” found in it.
The game would have been suitable for an adult audience, but the impact Grand Theft Auto was really remarkable even among the lower age groups.
The 2D graphics were good at the time (we’re talking 1997), but the strong point was the gameplay. Nowadays you can call it a real classic.
The Grand Theft Auto Soundtrack was another highlight of the game, with the alternation of different genres including Techno Dance, Funk, Hip-Hop, Industrial, Heavy Metal and Country and Western.
Over 6000 miles of streets, roads and highways in three huge cities, Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas (which in later years gave names to other Grand Theft Auto titles).
You will have to overcome several missions (more than 200 missions and submissions), with different levels of difficulty that will accompany you during the climb to success in crime.
You will be catapulted into a world in which you will be masters of yourself, you can do what you want and try to eliminate those who want to stop you: cops, criminals, gangs until you become the real bosses.
“It seems that today the policemen will have a bad day …”Grand Theft Auto