They really don't make 'em like this any more. But it may be some time before we see its like again. Once Rockstar had finally spun up enough servers to let us out of the car park and into Los Santos, we found a sparse set of repetitive activities and an endlessly respawning gank squad on every corner. In , on and PS3, it was a staggering achievement. You can subscribe to Edge magazine and view the latest issue right here.
Hayley. Age: 26.
But as a snapshot of city life in the modern-day US, and as a video game world that evokes a believable sense of place, it is unmatched.
Milana. Age: 32.
Games that defined the Decade: GTA 5 is a staggering simulation of modern-day USA
You can subscribe to Edge magazine and view the latest issue right here. But it may be some time before we see its like again. We're celebrating the end of an incredible decade for games, movies, and TV shows. The genre Grand Theft Auto invented is more popular than ever, but these days most video game open worlds take us to far-flung, fantastical places; abandoning the inner city for the sprawling sticks, taking us back in time or dragging us into the far future.