Grand Theft Auto Creator Compares Pac-Man to GTA
The man who created Lemmings and the first Grand Theft Auto, has been told by more than one person that GTA was a lot like Pac-Man. As far out as that sounds, he somewhat tries to makes sense out of it.
“People said to me that GTA was just like Pac-Man — he eats the dots, while you drive over the dots in GTA. The police chase you like the ghosts in Pac-Man.”
I can kinda see what he’s talking about, especially if you only count the original Grand Theft Auto and the second one. Those games didn’t have the glorious 3D graphics the series has been known for now, but a 2D overhead point of view. Although I’m pretty sure being that vague, you could easily find quite a few games that are ‘similar.