On October 22nd, 2001 Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto 3 for the Playstation 2. It launched the series into the mainstream consciousness. Of course, we generally remember that it caused a ruckus with its violence and hooker killing, which later led to “Hot Coffee” in GTA: San Andreas, but that’s another story.
The game shifted the series from top-down play to a third-person perspective and introduce gamers to the concept of “sand-box” play.
Check out this commemoration trailer from Rockstar thanking fans of the series and reminding us of some fun moments from the game.