Developer: DMA Design/Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Released: 2001, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows
Grand Theft Auto III moved on from the top-down action for a 3D-based view, which was well-received by critics and eventually revolutionized the genre of open-world games to a whole new standard.
It has also undergone a wealth of stylistic changes during its development, as evidenced by some leftovers and prerelease media. Many features also got the cut, such as a first-person shooter mode, code for flyable aircraft and even a scrapped multiplayer mode!