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Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a video game series which debuted in 1997. The series is based in fictional universes that act as counterparts to real American states (San Andreas), cities (San Fierro and Vice City) and neighbourhoods (Hashburry). It has courted a great deal of controversy in its time, the contention revolves around the game play's focus on illegal activities, in comparison to the "hero" role found in most games. Grand Theft Auto III and subsequent games have more prevalent voice acting, and fictional radio stations such as SF-UR, Paradise FM and Master Sounds 98.3.


The games allow the player to take on the role of a criminal in a city, typically a lowly individual who rises in the ranks of organised crime over the course of the game. Various missions are set for completion by the figureheads of the city underworld, generally criminal, which must be completed to progress in the game's plot. Bank robberies, assassinations, and other crimes, but occasionally taxi driving, firefighting, pimping, street racing, or learning to fly are also involved.


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