By EW Staff
Updated December 27, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Why Grand Theft Auto III is one of the 100 greatest videogames

Vice City’s 100-plus-song soundtrack alone merits an entry. But it’s the sprawling griminess of GTA III’s Liberty City that makes the franchise which has sold upwards of 20 million units worldwide the ”Pulp Fiction” of videogames. The story line turns prostitution, drug dealing, and murder into gameplay (carjacking becomes something of a chore it’s done so often).
IN NAME ONLY Although there is a Luigi in GTA III, he bears no resemblance to Mario’s kindly brother — no matter what the underage kids lusting after this game tell you. (PS2, 2001)