The GTA franchise has produced some of the most memorable video game characters, some of whom have achieved cult status among fans.
Good supporting characters can add much-needed appeal to a game’s main story, and this is where the GTA series has always thrived. There have been several characters in GTA games that have captured the interest of players due to their distinct personalities and eccentricities.
These characters have memorable dialogues, and some of the missions they provide have also contributed to their fame. Therefore, this article will rank all GTA games (except 2D universe) based on the quality of the characters that appear in the games.
GTA games ranked according to the quality of their characters
5) GTA 3
GTA 3 was the first game in the series to have a cohesive storyline, supporting characters playing major roles. However, since Claude is a silent protagonist, the plot is mostly driven by the other characters.
Deep down, GTA 3 is still all about revenge, and the gritty underworld serves as the backdrop. Characters like Donald Love and the Kasen siblings are noteworthy, but they don’t have the impact that the characters in later games provided.
4) GTA 5
GTA 5 sought to lighten the tone of GTA 4’s dark narrative, but the result was a somewhat lackluster storyline. The secondary characters in the game are barely noticeable, the majority of them being either overdone or just superfluous.
However, some of them, like Lamar Davis, are unquestionably more intriguing than others.
3) GTA Vice City
The colorful cast of personalities in GTA Vice City has been one of the main reasons for the game’s success. The game has been influenced by Miami Vice and Scarface, as evidenced by the plot and the characters inspired by the TV show and of the movie.
Characters such as Lance Vance and Ken Rosenberg contributed to the game’s success, and they have since appeared in subsequent titles.
The characters in GTA 4 are much more fleshed out than in any other GTA game. They all felt like real people, whether it was the irritating but ubiquitous novel, comedic relief Brucie, or partner in crime Patrick.
All of these characters had real hopes and motivations, and it worked perfectly in the dark and realistic atmosphere of GTA 4.
1) GTA San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas, the storyline and the number of characters participating in it are significantly higher. Big Smoke and Officer Tenpenny are some of the most popular video game characters ever.
It was because the characters in this game were much more sophisticated than before and had a big impact on the storyline.
Disclaimer: This article reflects the opinions of the writer.