Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game created by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by ASC Games in 1997/1998. It is the first in the Grand Theft Auto series that has thus far spanned eight standalone games, and one expansion pack for the original. See Grand Theft Auto (series) for more on the series and other games in it.
The game allows the player to take on the role of a criminal who can roam around the city freely. Various missions are set for completion, such as bank robberies, assassinations, and other crimes.