侠盗猎车手系列（英语：Grand Theft Auto，简称GTA，也有“偷车大盗”、“横行霸道”、“侠盗飞车”、“侠盗飞车手”、“侠盗猎车”等非官方译名）是一个动作冒险游戏系列，最早由大卫·琼斯和迈克·戴利创造，之后由丹·浩瑟和山姆·浩瑟兄弟以及游戏设计师柴克瑞·克拉克（Zachary Clarke）接手制作。本系列主要由位于苏格兰爱丁堡的Rockstar North（前身为DMA Design）制作，并由Rockstar Games发行。
|侠盗猎车手||2D||1997年||1997年||玩家的选择||PC、PlayStation、Game Boy Color|
|侠盗猎车手2||2D||1999年||2013年||克劳德·斯皮德||PC、PlayStation、Dreamcast、Game Boy Color|
|侠盗猎车手III||3D||2001年||2001年||克劳德||PC、PlayStation 2、Xbox、iOS设备, Android设备|
|侠盗猎车手：圣安地列斯||3D||2004年||1992年||卡尔·强生||PC、PlayStation 2、Xbox、Xbox 360、PlayStation 3、iOS设备、Android设备|
|侠盗猎车手IV||HD||2008年||2008年||尼可·贝里奇||PC、PlayStation 3、Xbox 360|
|PlayStation 3、Xbox 360、PlayStation 4、PC、Xbox One|
|Grand Theft Auto: London 1969||2D||1999||1969||Player's choice||PC, PlayStation|
|Grand Theft Auto: London 1961||2D||1999||1961||Player's choice||PC|
|Grand Theft Auto Advance||3D||2004||2000||Mike||Game Boy Advance|
|Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||3D||2005||1998||Toni Cipriani||PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||3D||2006||1984||Victor Vance||PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable|
|Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned||HD||2009||2008||Johnny Klebitz||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony||HD||2009||2008||Luis Fernando Lopez||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars||HD||2009||2009||Huang Lee||Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, iOS devices, Android, Kindle Fire|
|Grand Theft Auto Online||HD||2013||2013||GTA Online Protagonist||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC|
Individual games in the series can be categorized into different "universes", which mostly depend on the storyline and the graphics engine used. The start of a new "universe" is indicated by the graphics used in the game.
In the 2D Universe there is the original game, the subsequent two expansion packs featuring missions in 1960's London and GTA 2, which featured an improved graphics engine and a different style of gameplay. Whilst originally just called '"Grand Theft Auto", the first game and era have become known as "GTA 1" for clarity.
- 1. Grand Theft Auto (1997) - Available for the PlayStation, PC and Game Boy Color. Features the cities of Liberty City, San Andreas, and Vice City.
- 2. Grand Theft Auto (Mission Pack #1): London 1969 (1999) - An expansion pack, available for the PlayStation and PC, set in London. London is the only playable city in the series with a real name.
- 3. Grand Theft Auto (Mission Pack #2): London 1961 (1999) - A further expansion to London 1969, available only as a free download for the PC.
- 4. Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) - Available for the PlayStation, PC, Dreamcast, and Game Boy Color. The game is set in completely fictional Anywhere City. GTA 2 is the only GTA game to have a digit in the title instead of a Roman Numeral. It is the only game to have a T rating.
The 3D Universe featured the first blockbuster GTA title, Grand Theft Auto III, and introduced a 3D game world and a third person perspective. The entire era contains interlocking storylines, and many characters appear across multiple games. Notably, games in this era were not released in chronological order, with first game released being the last chronologically, and the last game released being the first chronologically.
- 5. Grand Theft Auto III (2001) - Set in fictional Liberty City, based upon the real life New York City. Multiplayer game mode was lost, but other areas were much improved, namely the graphics, voice acting, storyline with non-linear gameplay.
- 6. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) - Set in Vice City, a city based on real life Miami. This sequel to GTA III is technically a prequel (set in 1986) to the game, and to GTA San Andreas, which was released after GTA Vice City.
- 7. Grand Theft Auto Advance (2004) - What was originally supposed to be a cut-down port of GTA III for the Game Boy Advance, turned out to be a completely original game, set a year before GTA III, in a slightly changed Liberty City.
- 8. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) - Set in the state of San Andreas, featured three cities, Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas, based on Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas respectively. The game is set in 1992, making it a sequel to GTA Vice City, and prequel to GTA III. The game featured a lot more customization options, for both players and vehicles.
- See also: The Introduction
- 9. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) - A prequel set in Liberty City, 1998. Originally for the PlayStation Portable, a PS2 port was released in June 2006 without multiplayer.
- 10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) - Announced on May 10th during E3, is based in Vice City, 1984, two years before the original GTA Vice City, featuring Lance Vance's brother Victor Vance as the protagonist. It was released in October 2006 for the PSP. A PS2 port was released later without multiplayer in March 2007.
It is generally believed that the 3D Universe has been completed, and there will be no more official expansions on the characters, storylines or engine. However modifications and fan fiction continue to build on these.
The HD Universe features Rockstar's new RAGE engine, also used in Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis. This era features
- 11. Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) - Set in 2008 in a redesigned Liberty City, with new game mechanics, a multiplayer mode, and with protagonist Niko Bellic trying to start a new life. GTA IV was released for Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on April 28th, 2008, with a PC release on December 2nd, 2008.
- 12. The Lost and Damned (2009) - A downloadable episode released in February 2009 for the Xbox 360. TLAD is set in the same Liberty City as GTA IV, with events and characters overlapping with GTA IV. The protagonist is a biker, Johnny Klebitz, of The Lost Brotherhood biker gang. It is also available on a disc Episodes From Liberty City which includes The Ballad of Gay Tony also. It was released on PC (Games for Windows - LIVE) and PlayStation 3 in April 2010.
- 13. The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009) - A second episode for GTA IV released in October 2009, the last DLC for GTA IV. The protagonist is Luis Lopez, a part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Gay Tony. It was released on the same day as Episodes From Liberty City disc. It was released on PC (Games for Windows - LIVE) and PlayStation 3 in April 2010.
- 14. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (2009) - Set in 2009 and focusing on the Liberty City triads. The protagonist, Huang Lee is the son of a murdered Triad boss who comes to Liberty City. It is set in the same Liberty City as GTA IV (excluding Alderney, but scaled down for the Nintendo DS). PSP, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire ports were released later, the PSP version including new missions and characters, and all new versions including new radio stations and improved graphics.
- 15. Grand Theft Auto V (2013) - Set in 2013 in a recreated Los Santos. According to Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto V is their biggest open world game to date. The game concentrates on "the pursuit of the almighty dollar". In a break with recent tradition, the game features three playable protagonists, Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton, and Trevor Phillips. The multiplayer mode has been expanded into its own game, dubbed Grand Theft Auto Online.
- 16. Grand Theft Auto Online (2013) - Set shortly before the events of Grand Theft Auto V in 2013, is considered by Rockstar to the series' first multiplayer title. The player assumes the role of an online protagonist, with the focus of the game being heavily centered on money. Grand Theft Auto Online was released on October 1, 2013, 14 days after the actual game and is played from within GTA V.
The Fan Base
Grand Theft Auto has one of the largest fan bases of any game franchise. There are many unofficial Fansites about GTA games, providing the latest news, download databases, and often an online forum for the GTA community. Thousands of GTA fansites exist, ranging from small one-person news blogs to community-edited wikis (like this one) to massive downloads databases to forums with hundreds of thousands of members.
An activity popular with fans is modding - creating new vehicle models, skins, re-texturing of objects, and tweaking settings in the games' configuration files. These modifications are made freely available on fansites for anyone to download and install into their game. Another popular pastime (since GTA III) is stunting - the act of performing wild stunts with vehicles, which are produced into compilation videos.
Another activity popular with members of the community is writing Fan Fiction - stories based on events which follow on from, or are based around events which happen in the games, but these are not to be considered canon.
The List of GTA Forums attempts to list all of the large communities, and by demonstrating just how big the community as a whole is.
These are a list of some of the most popular fan sites:
- GTA Legende.com
- The GTA Place
- GTA Net
- Planet GTA
- GTA Warehouse
- GTA Gaming
- GTA V.Net
- Every GTA features an entry screen showing different artworks from the game, while the game loads.
- Every GTA cover since GTA III (except for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and Grand Theft Auto: Advance) features a helicopter on the top left corner of the cover art.
- Grand Theft Auto is the best selling Sandbox/Open World game series of all time.
- The GTA series has sold over 150 million copies on all platforms.
- GTA V was the fastest selling and most profitable entertainment product in history, making over $1 billion in just 3 days after its release.
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