The Top 7... Precursor Games

Body Harvest begat Grand Theft Auto III

What jumpstarted Grand Theft Auto III? Before Body Harvest, DMA Design (now known as Rockstar North) kept the ultra-violent world of Grand Theft Auto locked in two dimensions. Released for the N64 in 1998, Body Harvest introduced free-roaming sandbox gameplay and over 60 vehicles to tool around with as you traveled through time to fend off an alien invasion.

Combine Body Harvest's free-roaming 3D gameplay with the car-on-car chaos of the first two GTA's and you've got all the key ingredients needed to create GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas.

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Useless Facts:
- DMA Design's Body Harvest contains a ton of Biblical references with many boss names that come straight from the good book, such as Leviathan, Cerberus, Moloch, Beelzebub.
- Body Harvest features an ice cream truck much like the one in GTA III.
- GTA: San Andreas features a mission involving a combine harvester titled "Body Harvest."