Grand Theft Auto Video Game
Even though it had to compete against numerous free online racing games, the Grand Theft Auto video game was an immediate hit due to the thrilling adventures involved when playing the game. This was the very first game in what was to become the legendary Grand Theft Auto game series, later developed for PC, PS2 and the Internet as well.
When you are playing the Grand Theft Auto video game you get to be the villain. You are a criminal roaming the streets of the city and you get missions befitting your job description: assassinations, bank robberies and many other smaller crimes. You have various weapons more or less at your disposal, meaning that any successful act of violence grants you access to a weapon more powerful than the one you are using at the moment. The list of weapons in the Grand Theft Auto video game includes pistols, machine guns, flamethrowers and rocket launchers.
If you play the game right you can even get a body armor that can protect you from as much as three consecutive shots. However, you must remember at all times that you are a criminal and the police are always on the lookout in the Grand Theft Auto video game. The policemen’s goal is to arrest the criminal but at certain levels of the game they will show no hesitation in shooting you down. The higher you get in the game levels the more dangerous and trigger happy the policemen are. The free online racing games at the time could not compete with this kind of action.
There are several different levels in the Grand Theft Auto video game, and the action in each level happens in a different city. Every mission received provides the player with a certain number of points and he has five lives to complete it. If the player gets killed five consecutive times the game is immediately over. If the player can complete the mission successfully he advances to the next level and gets another five lives as well as the targeted number of points. After the mission is completed the player can simply take the car around for a spin like in the free online racing games you can find on the net.