Grand Theft Auto 4
Actual car jacking was the least interesting thing to do in this explosive installment of the GTA series. As precipitation graced the fine streets of Liberty City, gamers playing as the eastern European immigrant, Niko, stared in awe around this seemingly alive urban ecosystem they inhabited.
For the first time, we could actually immerse ourselves in this open world sandbox doing a library of activities the way the gamer saw fit. The rain and other elements of the weather only highlighted the grand sense of the game's feel.