Controversy of Grand Theft Auto

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  • Grand Theft Auto

    Grand Theft Auto
    The first in the series started all the controversy. The game was known for being overly violent and featured crime as a mojor gameplay element. It was condemned in several countries and even banned in others. The game played out in a top down view, and despite the controversy helped pioneer the openworld sandbox genre.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2

    Grand Theft Auto 2
    The car stealing, violence, and top-down view return in the sequel to the acclaimed GTA.
  • Grand Theft Auto III

    Grand Theft Auto III
    A major landmark in the series, the third edition brought the game into 3D graphics. The graphic violence was even more real now, and the player's library of criminal activity increased. This was the game that sparked particular opposition from politicians like lawyers like Hilary Clinton and Jack Thomson.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    In addition to the general violence, drug trafficking, and sexual contnet, Vice city came under fire for alleged ethnic discrimination, particularly against Haitians, sparking even more lawsuits.
  • Grand Theft Auto Advance

    Grand Theft Auto Advance
    A handheld version with all the heart of the console games.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Hot Coffee is all you need to say were summing up the controversy of this game. After its release, the unused code for an interactive sex mini game, where your girlfriend invites you in for "hot coffee," was discovered by savy modders, and while the game was already criticized for the usual range of dubious content, this set the opposers of mature videogames on fire,
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
    A prequel to GTA III.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
    A prequel to Vice City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    GTA IV managed to add one more complaint to the list of mothers--drunk driving. After much hubbub from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who claimed that despite the M17+ rating gamers of that age were still too young to be exposed to the content, developer Rockstar made some changes to the game play but did not remove the action.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
    GTA: Chinatown Wars was released for the touchscreen enabled Nintendo DS. Most likely due to Nintendo's family friendly nature and squeaky clean image some proposed the game was an attempt to market GTA to children. With all the drug dealing and typical GTA violence it would be quite a shocking claim. Rockstar explicitly stated otherwise, and noted the game still has an M for Mature rating.