Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)
Story and the setting
The second part of the well-known series of games in the genre of hit and run. Rockstar games have always had a well-developed world and history, but this trend did not affect the first two parts of the GTA. The plot in them is just a cosmetic and reason to cause mayhem on the streets - a set of missions from different gangs. Also in the first two parts of the game, the developers used a top-down perspective. The game was remembered by the intro video. It is referred to simply as GTA 2: The Movie. In an eight-minute masterpiece, a chase rushes after an unnamed man. As a result, a bag full of drugs belonging to one of the gangs ends up in his hands. The Mafia sends the killer to chase him.
The player has to fulfill the missions that he receives in payphones and earn the location of gambling gangs. The game takes place in a retro-futuristic megapolis, which is called on the game's website and in the manual nothing else but “Anywhere, USA.” The city is divided into three levels: Downtown, the Residential District and the Industrial District. Each is dominated by a certain gang. They are all rivals, but have something in common: they oppose the Zaibatsu corporation. The game improved the saving mechanics: now you need to save $ 50,000 and find a church. The last task is still complicated: there is no map in the game.