The Grand Theft Auto franchise was born in 1997, but really hit its stride with Grand Theft Auto III, its first 3-D iteration, in 2001. Along with the meticulous design, GTA has became famous for its seedier elements. In past versions of the game, players have been able to patronize and abuse prostitutes, for instance. Grand Theft Auto IV won widespread critical acclaim and broke a multitude of sales records upon its release in 2008; it has now sold a reported 22 million copies.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.