From 2D to 3D
With 2001’s Grand Theft Auto III, GTA made the jump into 3D – and the GTA franchise suddenly sprang into life. No longer a faceless blob seen from on high, you were a living, breathing character. And so was Liberty City – walking the streets, you could see Rockstar’s attention to detail from up close. Each neighbourhood was different, from the grit and grime of Portland’s red light district to the high rises of Staunton Island.