But you can download for free, and legitimately at that, Grand Theft Auto 2 (and GTA 1 as well) from Rockstar's website.
I remember back when the GTA games were on the PC and not being terribly impressed by them. I also remember not being at all interested in the third GTA game. Then it came out and the rest is history.
I think I'm going to download GTA2 and try it out again and see if it's actually good or if I was right to shun it way back when.