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Top 10 Rockstar Games

VO: Dan Paradis
Even if you don't know their name, you'll certainly know their games from Grand Theft Auto, to Red Dead Redemption. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our list for the Top 10 Rockstar games. Special Thanks to our users "Jack Morris" "Marlon Jacques" "madre1997" "derfboy00" "Allan Trinidad" "Reece Mendicino" "itsgamingtime100" for submitting the idea for this video at our WatchMojo.comsuggest page!
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Top 10 Rockstar Games


I don’t know about feeling like a Rockstar, but you sure feel like a badass when you play these. Welcome to Watchmojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Rockstar Games.

Like all our other major developer lists, the games herein have to be both published by Rockstar, as well as developed by a studio owned or would eventually be owned by the company. This does sadly rule out L.A. Noire as the project originally started under a different publisher.

Also while our universal criteria is to limit the entries to one per franchise to prevent one series completely filling a list, since Rockstar doesn’t have enough franchises to cover 10 slot’s we’re loosening that rule to 2 per franchise. We’re only doing it this once, since this topic was highly requested.

#10: “Midnight Club: Los Angeles” (2009)


We’re staring off this list with what some like to call “GTA Racing”. That’s because Midnight club: LA uses the same game engine as Grand Theft Auto 4, resulting in an open world free roam driving game set in the streets of LA, complete with a large variety of customization options for your car. There’s also a PSP version, which doesn’t have a map of LA as big as its console counterparts but does come with another city: Tokyo.

#9: “The Warriors” (2005)


One of few examples of a licensed game done right, this 3D beat-em up serves as a prequel and eventual revisit to 1979 cult classic film of the same name. As you progess you’ll be covering rival gangs graffiti with your own tags, and the added bonus of drop in Co-op Multiplayer makes the game a whole lot of fun with friends.

#8: “Smugglers Run” (2000)


The game series that eventually would give Angel Studio’s its title of Rockstar San Diego, Smugglers Run was on of the PS2’s earliest titles, so the graphics haven’t aged very well. But never the less, playing as a smuggler in border towns and desert ridges is a hell of a lot of fun. Whether you’re a fan of this game or its sequel Hostile Territory, you’re gonna have a blast.

#7: “Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition” (2005)


The 2nd Midnight club game on this list is a true thrill of nightlife urban racing, DUB Edition comes with a nice variety of licensed cars that you can full customize to suit your driving style. Set in 3 different open world cities, this racing game came with the ability to build up your aggression by ramming everyone off the road, and the ability to go bullet time to squeeze through tight gaps like a pro.

#6: “Manhunt” (2003)


Rockstar’s most controversial game to date, being banned in multiple countries due to its graphically violent content, the game is based around having to execute people in the most brutal ways possible. That being said, if you’ve got the stomach for it, the tense stealth experience is a really exhilarating from start to finish, and if this game leaves you wanting more, you can also try its sequel.

#5: “Bully” (2006)


Bullworth Academy is quite simply; a school you do NOT want to send your kids to. Like other Rockstar games this too was subject to much controversy, though most of the complains were pretty baseless. Still if you’re up for revisiting your high school tormentors and taking them head on with a slingshot and spitballs this might be the game for you.

#4: “Max Payne 3” (2012)


The first 2 Max Payne games weren’t developed by Rockstar, but the 3rd Game was helmed by Rockstar Vancouver, and it’s the best one in the series. Set in the a sundrenched backdrop of Sao Paulo Brazil, The gameplay consists of Max’s Trademark bullettime leaps as he attempts to save a politican’s daughter from a streetgang leads him into the underbelly of Brazil with multiple twists and turns.

#3: “Grand Theft Auto V” (2013)


Here we go, we’re finally getting to the game series you’ve all been waiting for. The fifth game gets the first of the 2 allowable slots thanks to the immense size of its open world, combined with a whole series of events to take part in, both online and offline. All set through the eyes of 3 different protagonists. So why isn’t it #1? Simple; Because of what’s at 2 and 1.

#2: “Red Dead Redemption” (2010)


The spiritual successor from the decent but forgettable “Red Dead Revolver” Redemption takes Rockstar’s Trademark open world setting to the Old West, in a style that beautifully captures the Spaghetti Western genre. As former outlaw John Marston, If you need to take a break from the game’s addictive storyline, there are certainly a plethora of extras to do from hunting, classic gun dueling, or Texas Hold ‘em Poker.

Before we get to the top spot, lets take a look at some honorable mentions. The franchise limit rule won’t apply here.

"Grand Theft Auto IV" (2009)
"Grand Theft Auto Vice City" (2002)
"Grand Theft Auto III" (2004)

#1: “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” (2004)


Topping off Rockstar’s iconic franchise is the inner city drama of CJ from Grove Street, Los Santos. Offering a huge variety of events from Gang Wars to Home Invasions, and customization options for the main character thanks to an RPG like progression system, San Adreas dwarfed the previous entries in the series. Topping off the complete package is an array of Celebrity appearances with its most notable being Samuel L. Jackson.

Agree with our list? Which one of their games made you feel like a Rockstar? Check out our Top 10 Grand Theft Auto games if you want to see how the rest of the GTA series ranks up, and for more rebellious top 10’s published daily, be sure to Subscribe to Watchmojo.com.
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