Grand Theft Auto is a British game created by the developers Rockstar North which was then published by Rockstar Games. Surprisingly, and showing the interest the game has generated over the years, Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most searched title on the internet of games coming out in 2012.
Halo 4, Half Life 3, Max Payne 3, and Mass Effect 3
There are many big titles that are to be released next year, Halo 4, Half Life 3, Max Payne 3, and Mass Effect 3. But even the popularity of these games could not stop the latest version of Grand Theft Auto from becoming the most searched game, the game has no official release date yet but it can be assumed that if it has not been launched in time for this Christmas, then it will be out later next year.
The interest has to be down to Rockstar’s strategy for launching games, a tactic that is totally different to other titles and production companies, and even though some of the titles mentioned have had more information released about them they don’t hold anything to the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series.
The strategy used by Rockstar is to reveal little snippets of information about the new game, a tactic which builds the interest in fanboys the world over. The GTA series has been one of the most successful series of game ever, who can forget the hype that surrounded Grand Theft Auto III.
For those not familiar with the game, the series is set in models of American cities, and the gameplay allows for free roaming adventure. There is no need to stay on the linear path of story and mission, players are able to separate themselves from the story in the game and roam the world creating their own personal and very individual adventure.
All missions and possible activities include action, adventure, driving, role-playing, stealth, and even racing. It was this freedom that got many playing the game and created such a buzz, since this was the first game of its kind that allowed for such play.
Dust off old games titles
The game is however intended for adults, as part of the freedom in the game allows players to commit unspeakable crime, which at times can be violent in its nature. Originally the game was a top down adventure using a camera angle that was akin to a flying bird, but GTA III was the first to employ a 3D setting and a much more realistic and immersive experience.
With the newest game about to be released, it may not be a bad time to pull out and dust of some of the older titles and get the GTA juices flowing in time for the newest launch.