Been playing GTA: Vice City and have realized that these guys at Rockstar almost created the perfect game. Gameplay, storyline, graphics, and overall it's just plain fun - over and over and over. The radio stations are unbelievable and you can add more music as well. But the commercials and public radio stations are just about insane - very well done.
Now if only other companies can capture some of this goodness and stick it in other games we will have a lot to look forward to.
Mafia was sort of the same thing as GTA series except set in the 1920's era and it's a bit diff but still an accomplishment as well.
I know not everyone likes GTA and it caused a lot of controversy, but seriously the GTA 3 and Vice City games are just amazing leaps in gaming goodness - and I'm not just talking about graphics because there are lots of games with better graphics.