Three words that spark visions of rich open worlds, a million ways to wreak havoc on the digital masses and a blacker-than-night sense of humour.
These three staples have made the controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise one of the most well-known in the gaming medium. However, bubbling under the surface of this series is another component that is key to GTA's success: good old fashioned satire.
Grand Theft Auto is a series built on the back of pastiche and homage. Every game in the series thus far is overflowing with tongue-in-cheek comedy that pokes fun at the often-morbid reality of the modern day. Be it technology, the stock market or social media, nothing is safe from the scathing crosshairs of GTA.
It is in this modern 'HD' era of GTA where Rockstar's trademark comedy feels to have truly blossomed. However, we're yet to see an instalment explore any era besides those between 2008-2013.
As beloved as GTA is, nothing can stay fresh forever. For a series like GTA where the only way is up, you can't help but imagine all the ways that Rockstar could lampoon a different era. Hopefully one where they can't fall back on the same tired reality TV gags.