5 of the best Xbox games
Grand Theft Auto III (2003)
Jealous Xbox owners had to wait two years to get their eager mitts on GTA III after its initial PlayStation 2 release, but it was worth the wait – and not just because the Xbox release featured graphical improvements over its PS2 counterpart. The first 3D title of the Grand Theft Auto series gave players a sandbox in which they could cause untold pandemonium and chaos, from blowing up a mountain of stolen cars to wreaking havoc with heavy weapons in epic shoot outs with the law.
When you weren’t too busy having fun with the business end of a baseball bat, you could work your way up through the ranks of the criminal underworld in the main storyline. Despite its silent protagonist, GTA III's plot was gripping enough to keep you coming back for more, as you attempted to get your own back at your girlfriend Catalina – who shot you and left you for dead after a bank robbery. Ouch.
GTA III recently celebrated its 10th birthday – check out our GTA flashback.