In Grand Theft Auto, players are able to select one of 8 characters to play as in-game. This is the only game in the series which features this ability, however the character choice effects very little in game, as the in-game player looks exactly the same, always wearing a yellow jacket.
Players are able to choose from the following characters on all formats of the game:
However the PC version of the game offers 4 additional female characters to choose from:
Give It A Name
Gamers are given the ability to name their character in Grand Theft Auto, should they desire. This only really effects the high score boards in-game, although entering certain words or character combinations for a name can be used to unlock cheat modes in the game.