Ugly polygon "babes" of yesteryear

39 terrifying monsters we used to think were sexy

How they’re remembered:

OK, to be fair, this is one very specific hooker – Misty – but since she’s such a minor non-entity of a character, we feel perfectly justified in holding her up as the template by which expectations of GTA’s hookers were shaped. And while she’s just a bit dumpy, her face implies wicked street-smarts that we find intriguing. At any rate, she’s a hell of a lot less creepy than this thing:

How they actually looked:

For many people, the fact that you could have implied simulated sex with this eerily sharp, angular woman in GTA III was a major selling point. Think about that for a moment. When you’ve stopped crying, we can move on to the next entry.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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