The Rockstar Games logo needs no introductions at this point. From the Grand Theft Auto series to Red Dead Redemption, this is a video game company that knows what it does, and it does so with passion and skill.
Here’s a list of the best Rockstar Games for every occasion because they are not only dedicated to GTA-likes but also various other genres!
The Good Old Grand Theft Auto Experience
It wouldn’t be a Rockstar’s list without its flagship open-world games. Some even say those are the best games with the best stories. Period.
Grand Theft Auto V
Heist simulator extraordinaire. Yes, it’s an immeasurable oversimplification, but I would be astonished if there were gamers out there who didn’t hear about Grand Theft Auto V. It’s a title in the top 10 best-selling games for years.
It’s like watching a hilariously over-the-top TV show about bank robbers that got access to some heavy weaponry that should be waaay above their pay grade, along with Luis Lopez and his yee-yee ass haircut.
It’s also one of the most popular games on Twitch, thanks to its expanded multiplayer and RPG servers. Absolutely worth it, and you can get the Grand Theft Auto V CD key on our site. Moving on!
Grand Theft Auto IV and the American Dream
Welcome to the grit and grime of New York City Liberty City! Here, dreams that you work hard on will come crashing down on your head!
Well… Rockstar is well-known for the satirical social commentary in their titles, and it’s prominent in Grand Theft Auto IV, with its gritty and disillusioning narrative. Here, among all the criminal activities of GTA games, you will see the beauty and brutality of the American Dream.
All of it with an astonishing level of attention to detail in recreating the famous city. From little bits, like taxi passengers rolling down the windows to litter the streets, to the environment itself reacting, like storefronts shattering under hails of bullets.
So go on, learn the tragic and compelling story of Niko Bellic and witness his climb to the criminal top.
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — Gang Warfare Simulator
Cult classic if I’ve ever seen one. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has it all. Great and engaging story of tragedy and helplessness against corruption; characters to love and hate; wacky, situational humor helped by the meek and self-deprecating gangster protagonist.
And territorial takeover mechanic. Rockstar gave us gang warfare, praise be!
Our main character, Carl Johnson, or CJ, is someone who just can’t catch a break in this world of 90s gang warfare. He only wanted to come back home for his mother's funeral, who died in a drive-by shooting.
Instead of that, from the get-go, he gets caught up in the business of morally depraved cops, a decline of his gang, a fight against drugs… and it only gets more wacky from there while still finding time for dramatic and serious moments or commentaries on 90s society.
And all of that is happening in spoofs of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and other locations, such as rural, stereotypically redneck counties of the USA, deserts, and even Area 51.
This was unquestionably the best game of the whole series for many years. That only changed from unquestionably to a matter of perspective with GTA V and GTA Online.
Go on ahead. Join CJ and see for yourself why this title became a cult classic. Grab your crew, grab your guns, grab your own
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Welcome to the neon paradise! It’s the world of sunny beaches, nightclubs, mafia, and drug empires in the aggressively glamorous 80s. Even through aged graphics, the style of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City spills out of the screen.
Frankly speaking, no other setting fits the theme of GTA like tropical Miami, with its countless hotels and tourist attractions that hide action-packed criminal activities. This show's star, which takes generous inspiration from Miami Vice and Scarface, is Tommy Vercetti. He just spent 15 years in prison, so of course, he decides that he’s taking over the drug empire the moment he’s free. Talk about big cojones.
To help Tommy with his ambitions, you’ll meet an eclectic cast of characters. There’s a hilariously cowardly lawyer, a porn director(?!), and a psychotic pyromaniac! Some of them make it feel like a buddy-cop movie; others are so unhinged that you will struggle to keep a straight face.
All of it set in a map that feels like your playground, with multiple activities, like selling cocaine from an ice-cream van or a destruction derby!
There’s also a video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, that tells the story of other characters before the arrival of Tony Vercetti.
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GTA: Online — Quality Online Fun
It’s more and more of the same open-world-game goodness as Grand Theft Auto V. Only… it gets more creative. And insane. And off the hooks. And creatively insane again. It might’ve started as a mere multiplayer component of the fifth installment, but at this point, it’s its own game.
There’s really not much to say. GTA Online is one of the most successful games ever for a reason. It gets constant updates with countless events, items and activities. And that’s without mentioning the players and their spin on the gameplay with construction tools.
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Hilarious Wedgie Dispenser — Bully
In a wonderful shift of tone, with its original release in 2006, Rockstar gave us Bully — a video game that wasn’t about bloody combat, crime, and outrageous controversy.
So what is Bully? It is one of the most creative games from everybody’s favorite publisher. It’s about not-so-little James “Jimmy” Hopkins, who got in enough trouble to get kicked out of every regular school. His parents had enough, so off to the worst boarding school ever he goes, where nobody respects him.
One moment, you’re told by the principal to go to your bedroom and change into school clothes. Next, you find out you can perform wedgies on teachers. You walk through the halls and schoolyard and see other students sharing a kiss in the corner or being thrown in trash cans.
It’s all just so relatable compared to constant explosions and high-speed chases. The biggest high-speed chase you’ll get into in the early game is just running after an annoying little brat that peppers you with marbles from his slingshot.
Do yourself a favor and try it out. Between bonus-giving classes that play as mini-games, hosing down students and prefects with a fire extinguisher, throwing a police officer into a trash can, or any of the other activities, you’ll have a lot of fun.
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Red Dead Redemption
Ever wanted a Netflix-exclusive western series in the Old West about a cowboy with a troubled past? Now you have it, and it’s interactive.
Let’s get one thing out of the way — this is a post-Grand Theft Auto IV title, so the gameplay is amazing because Rockstar’s games after that point have exceptional mechanics and attention to detail that make you go “WOW.”
With that in mind, is the story any good? Yes, it is, but you’ll have to take my word for it to avoid spoilers.
All I can say is that John Marston is one troubled man and those troubles involve government, his family, and local warlords. The task ahead of him is arduous at best, not helped by the numerous backstabbings he will experience.
On his way, he will have to get help from characters that are exaggerated just enough to still stay somewhere in the ballpark of normality. It helps to make them memorable, relatable, and a bit unhinged for some dry humor.
Oh, and the ending is devastating in more than one way, so steel yourself for a twist of the decade.
Red Dead Redemption 2
What was said for Red Dead Redemption can be also said for its sequel. It’s like an interactive Netflix western show. And Red Dead Redemption 2 is also better in a few ways, from minuscule mechanics improvements to massive upgrades in graphics.
About that storyline: it serves as a chronological prequel to the first title, focusing on our gunslinger extraordinaire, Arthur Morgan. Only this time, we’re not a troubled-past, government-sent John Marston.
Our dear Morgan is a bandit through and through, belonging to a hardcore clique of rascals and ruffians going through a rough patch. That means you need to prepare for heists, pillaging, mugging, and obligatory Wild West train robbery!
The above-mentioned illicit activities serve as a springboard for the rest of the narrative. You will be taken for a ride with betrayals, trust issues, bounty hunters, broken families, and reevaluating one’s life choices. Even damn tuberculosis plays an important role.
And yes, the ending here is also quite devastating, especially for those who played the first Red Dead Redemption.
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BRRRUTAL Stealth game — Manhunt
Yes, Rockstar Games made a stealth title back in 2004, and it’s every bit as controversial as all their games of that era. Ok, it’s much more hysterical.
You take on the role of James Earl Cash — a death row convict who got spirited away after his “execution” to unwillingly partake in a brutal murder-snuff-show. Your job as this illustrious paragon of virtues? Survive the utterly psychopathic gangs that roam the streets of a deserted city.
You will have to use stealth and everything you can grab. It turns out that compared to the murderers stalking around, the player character is no angel either, as the way he remorselessly executes enemies with everyday items proves that he earned that death row.
This game also serves as an interesting, if over-the-top brutal, satirical commentary on our society’s curiosity and need for entertainment. If you want to read into that, that is.
Cinematic Shooter — Max Payne 3
Ever wanted to recreate those shooting exchanges from the Matrix? Here’s a game for you that not only combines acrobatics and shooting but also throws in bullet time and noir-style comic-like narration that made the first two games such fan favorites.
Max Payne 3’s story is engaging, and the gameplay is exceptional. The series was always about flying through the room in slow-motion and perforating everything that moved with sublime levels of precision and an excessive amount of bullets.
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Just a few short words about games that demand some respect and attention.
Midnight Club Series
A sad, sad state of affairs, as Rockstar Games removed every Midnight Club game from sales everywhere.
It was a driving series made to give you as much pure FUN as was physically possible. You had insane customization options, a reckless driving system, special abilities to use during driving, a lot of cars to choose from. What’s more, Los Angeles installment allowed you to cruise around the titular city.
Only Midnight Club II was available in the last few years, thanks to a slip-up by Steam. It’s an earlier title but still as engaging and enjoyable as ever.
We still have Midnight Club II CD keys for Steam, if you crave a fun racing game for yourself.
Grand Theft Auto III
This might be one of the most influential titles ever created. The first game of the series that went full 3D and the game that codified a 3D open-world sandbox.
Yeah, others also did open worlds, but none were as famous, influential, or innovative.
Is the revolutionary GTA III still good? Hell no. It’s a boring, buggy, and uncreative mess by modern standards. It’s still an important game, and we should honor the fallen and forgotten, as they paved the way for the greatness of today.
GTA: Liberty City Stories
This is an impressive title. Not because of its graphics, storyline, or gameplay but because of how amazing of an achievement it is.
For starters: it’s the first Grand Theft Auto in 3D for portable consoles. Not only that. Rockstar somehow managed to cram the entire map of Grand Theft Auto III into PSP, with enough room to spare for 80 songs, a whole campaign, and radio stations. One of them even has a talk show! And all of that from scratch because they had to remake this GTA game in a new engine.
Talk about resourceful!
GTA: Ballad of Gay Tony
Here’s something for all those who missed the satirical and wacky humor of regular Rockstar Games in GTA IV.
Grand Theft Auto: Ballad of Gay Tony is the remedy for all your crazy, open-world shenanigan needs while fitting snugly into the story of the fourth Grand Theft Auto, even though it happens at the same time as the misadventures of Niko.
As you can see, every Rockstar game is exceptional in its way. Regardless of your choice, you should have lots of fun. It all comes down to personal preference, whether you want to be a modern gangster or explore the Wild West. Most of their games offer exceptional gameplay and engaging storyline.