Top 5 Storylines in The GTA Franchise


Top 5 Storylines in The GTA Franchise

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The GTA franchise, developed by Rockstar North, is filled with action packed storylines, guns and thrill. This idea of multifaceted gaming brought up by Rockstar via Grand Theft Auto Series was copied by multiple other production houses. However, the originality of the GTA games remain constant because of their amazing storylines. Some storylines left fans teary-eyed for how relatable and heart wrenching the events of the story were, whereas some left many players crying on the floor laughing because of the unmatched humor of the Grand Theft Auto characters.

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In this article, we have listed down the top picks for the best storylines in the GTA franchise.

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5 Best GTA Storylines

1. Grand Theft Auto IV

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GTA 4 is referred by many as the best Grand Theft Auto game in respect of storylines. GTA 4 has a very serious tone and conveys a rather serious and grounded tale of trauma, revenge and the immigrant mentality. Niko Bellic, the protagonist is an Eastern European war veteran who migrates to Liberty City to forget the horrific and graphic memories of his past for a better life. However, things do not come out as planned as he has to wipe out mobsters and loan sharks that are preventing his cousin, Roman, from making money freely.

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This storyline delivers absolute seriousness, relatable and real life content with a generous touch of humor.

2. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

This GTA title released in 2004, has the most passionate and ambitious touch to its storyline. The game starts with a sad tone where the protagonist’s (Carl Johnson) mother passes away due to an open firing, for which he has to travel back to Los Santos from Liberty City. Along his journey to avenge his mother, he has to kill officer Tenpenny who is a corrupt police officer. This story shows sorrow, betrayal, moments of happiness and the best humor in the entire Grand Theft Auto franchise.

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3. Grand Theft Auto V

GTA 5 probably has the most well-paced plot in the series. It has the most straight to the point storyline with a genius opening sequence that sets up one of the main conflicts of the title. GTA 5 gradually introduces the player to 3 very dynamic protagonists, Franklin, Michael and Trevor, which makes the story and gameplay even more interesting. The idea of having multiple protagonists and their separate lives and their own missions in order to reach a common goal is very perfectly framed in the storyline of this game.

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4. Grand Theft Auto Vice City

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Probably the most played GTA game of all time, this game is the most action packed and well framed storyline in the Grand Theft Auto series. GTA Vice City portrays revenge, anger, macho behavior and betrayal. Tommy Vercetti returns to Vice City and is involved in a drug trade, when some goons try to hunt him down with guns. Fortunately, Tommy manages to escape the area safely but the main question remains; Who stole Tommy’s coke?

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5. Grand Theft Auto III

The first GTA game to have a Three Dimensional display, also the first game to be complemented for its storyline. Released in 2001, this game saw its protagonist rise up the ranks of the mob and get even with the person who wronged him.

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The story starts with Claude, the protagonist and his girlfriend Catalina robbing a bank where suddenly Catalina betrays him and shoots him in his head. This sets up the intentions of the game clear and the story graduates with Claude finding a way to seek revenge.

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These are some of the best storylines in the Grand Theft Auto series. However, all these games have massive production team behind it and every game is equally loved by the gamers.

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