The Games that Defined the Decade: Grand Theft Auto V

December 02, 2019 1 min read

A single game with staying power is a difficult achievement to obtain in this industry. With dozens of titles launching each week, most of them in the Switch eShop, the spotlight tends to move quickly as new hits surpass the current crop of favorites. It's a process that repeats itself on a yearly, monthly, or even weekly basis. A game will trend on Twitter one day, then it'll be as if it never existed the next.

Few games can buck that trend, can break the wheel. With more than 115 million copies sold worldwide since it launched, Grand Theft Auto V has done just that. Since it debuted on the PS3 and Xbox 360, it's been one of the top 20 selling games every year. And with good reason. Grand Theft Auto V is not only one of the best, classic-styled open-world games ever created, but its companion game, Grand Theft Auto: Online, has evolved into the persistent, crime-ridden world fans of the series have wanted.

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