A Third-Person View (3rd Person) is a camera angle which shows the player's body from behind, instead of looking as if through their eyes. This is in contrast to a First-Person View where the camera only sees the players arms and weapon. Both views usually contain a HUD.
A 3rd-person view is available in all 3D GTA games - the GTA III Era and GTA IV Era. This excludes the top-down games in the GTA 1 Era, Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. GTA Chinatown Wars may have a more early style of game play, but it has a fully rotatable camera which is not present in any other Grand Theft Auto game.