2 Decades of Breaking All the Rules: Grand Theft Auto Turns 20

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto, one of the most successful and controversial video game franchises ever, hits 20-year mark. Even though video games are the most popular form of entertainment in the world, there’s perhaps only a handful of video game franchises that have become household names. Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, perhaps Sonic the Hedgehog — and the outlier of the bunch — Grand Theft Auto. Whether you know Grand Theft Auto — commonly known as GTA — as one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time, or merely as the ultraviolent, anything-goes simulator that has spent much of its existence engulfed in controversy, you’ve heard of it. Like the more wholesome games listed above, Grand Theft Auto has had a profound effect on entertainment and culture. This October Grand Theft Auto turns 20. Let’s take a look back at how and why the franchise everyone seems to        …read more