Gears of Wars series, Halo series, and motherfuckin Red Dead Redemption.
I think RDR had a great story and other shit I don't know. I liked it, I think people gave it that amount of praise it got because it was the only really good game out at that time.
GTA series is lame to me
I...don't even know what to say.
For me the story is what sets GTA so far from other games. But I don't know if it's me but when I start playing a GTA I get half way into it and start wishing I could just watch the cutscenes instead of doing the missions.