Grand Theft Auto and Its Vision of America
Ever since its inception, the open-world Grand Theft Auto video game series has had a love affair with America's biggest cities.
As Rockstar Games' most enduring franchise, the cinematic, crime spree-laden titles have seen entries in fictionalized versions of cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, and Las Vegas. Each city has been lovingly crafted to faithfully resemble its real-world counterpart while giving developers the freedom to create new landmarks and locations, making these cityscapes an essential part of GTA's addictive gameplay.
While we wait for a release date for the presumed Grand Theft Auto VI, lets take a look back at the unique architecture, traditions, and exciting communities found throughout GTA and speculate on wherever the series decides to take us next.