Top 5 Rockstar Video Games Ranked

Video games have always been powered by the hearts and minds of the development teams behind them. However, people who play the games may not know all of the developers or studios. However, there is one development studio that almost everyone is familiar with, and that is Rockstar Games. Rockstar has been one of the biggest and best-known developers ever since it exploded into the mainstream with the release of Grand Theft Auto III in 2001. Over the past twenty years, Rockstar has released some of the biggest and best games of all time. Today we are going to look at a few of them.

bully

Starting the List is one of Rockstar’s most unique games. Instead of gangs of cityscapes like the Grand Theft Auto series, Rockstar decided to explore school cliques and a small town and a school. bully was a hit when it launched in 2007. Rockstar managed to bring their style and design to a game and setting that isn’t as adult-oriented as their other games.

The game itself puts you in the shoes of student Jimmy Hopkins as he and his friends try to become the most dominant clique in school by eliminating all other cliques, which is such a fitting school narrative. Also, you still need to do regular school things like going to class along with other typical school activities. The story is full of Rockstar humor and takes you on Jimmy’s journey. A sequel to the game was in the works at one point, but unfortunately it didn’t materialize. Bully for his self-contained and special nature deserves a spot on this list.

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grand theft auto san andreas

San Andreas

grand theft auto san andreas is the culmination of everything Rockstar was at that time. The final entry in the PlayStation 2 trilogy of Grand Theft Auto games have taken everything to the next level. The sandbox map exploded into massive proportions, allowing for a great amount of exploration and new things for players to find and do across the world of San Andreas that was rare for games at the time. Players also had a sense of agency over protagonist CJ by being able to customize many of his attributes such as styling his haircuts, clothing, and keeping him in shape. The story isn’t the strongest in the series, but it’s enhanced by superb performances from the voice cast.

The game recently got a new release as part of the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition. However, the collection didn’t come out in the best of conditions, so if you’re looking to experience grand theft auto san andreas in all its glory, try to find a copy of the PlayStation 2 version or you can wait for the VR version which should be heading to Oculus Quest 2 at some point in the future.

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Red Dead Redemption

red dead redemption

After years of using somewhat modern settings for most of their biggest games, Rockstar decided to turn the dial back the farthest in time they’ve ever explored. Rockstar has decided to dive into the end of the Wild West era with its western epic Red Dead Redemption. The game was the first to really show off Rockstar’s storytelling chops with an incredible story about John Marston trying to break free from his outlaw past. Speaking of Marston, he was Rockstar’s best protagonist at the time.

Exploring the southern United States, as well as part of Mexico, felt like something completely different, beautiful, and exceptional compared to the games released at the time. The game would also get amazing DLC ​​that would bring zombies and horror to the game. A remake of the game is rumored to be in development, but nothing has been confirmed or announced by Rockstar. Even if we never come, Red Dead Redemption is one of Rockstar’s best games.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

What to really say about Grand Theft Auto V? It’s the biggest game Rockstar has ever made. The game became one of the best-selling games of all time. GTA Online is still going strong and still getting new content almost a decade later. Even the game’s massive success took the longest time between releases in the franchise as there’s still no indication as to when the inevitable Grand Theft Auto VI will be announced.

Which makes Grand Theft Auto V so special? The game has a unique three-player system and allows players to switch between them at any time. The city of Los Santos is beautiful and full of things to do, making gamers want to live in the gaming world. The classic Rockstar gameplay formula shines through and it’s even more intense when playing in the first person mode was included with the next-gen version in 2014. Additionally, GTA Online was released when online gaming was at its peak, bringing fans together in the most enjoyable way possible. Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best games of all time, but still falls short of the top of Rockstar.

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Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption 2 to scale

There is no doubt Red Dead Redemption II deserves to be at the top of the list. Red Dead Redemption II is Rockstar’s latest and most ambitious game to date. Rockstar completely blew the doors off open-world design with Red Dead Redemption II. Every inch of the game feels like a living, breathing world like no other. Characters converse with each other and live their own lives, and the world keeps moving without player interference. There are times when you can explore your camp and just watch in awe all the characters interact without you having to provoke those interactions.

Red Dead Redemption II also masters open-world storytelling. The game serves as a prequel to the first game, but completely stands on its own. The story beats are incredibly well paced throughout the game’s 60-hour campaign. The story has some amazing character moments, and Arthur Morgan is easily one of, if not the best, protagonist Rockstar has ever seen. has ever created. The game had the biggest launch in entertainment history and sold incredibly well in the years since its release. Red Dead Redemption II is easily the best Rockstar game.

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