101 Facts About Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto is one of the most successful franchises of all time, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide. In this episode, we go through 101 facts about the franchise that changed gaming. We’re going to be stealing stuff and cooking fools and creating general mayhem throughout the decade.

  • Grand theft auto or gta is a video game franchise that started its bloody existence all the way back in 1995. number two it began as a pc game called race and chase developed by dma design who would like a pokemon evolve into rockstar north race. number three while testing a bug was discovered that caused police to start ramming players off the road.
  • Rockstar Games has revealed that the logo for Grand Theft Auto V bears a significant resemblance to the original gta logo. The game was originally released in 1997 on pc and was released on playstation a few months later. The female playable characters were removed and gta still get to have another female lead playable character unless you specifically make one on gta online.
  • gta 5’s molly schultz is the main antagonist in the series two catalina in gta 3. molly is also the main villain ingta 5 but she’s pretty minor come on rockstar women are evil 2. David Jones, one of the producers of the first game, said that gta had influences of its own and one of them was pac-man.
  • Ingta 1 there are only five types of weapon available in this game fist pistol machine gun rocket launcher and flamethrower number 13. actually that’s a lie there’s technically seven because you can also burp or fart too though this had absolutely no effect on enemies whatsoever. The gameplay ingta 1 was a little different to how we know gta today.
  • gta 1’s grand theft auto theme song was created by in-house musician craig connor as back in the origin days the developers didn’t have the resource money or support to feature well-known hits like we’re used to today number 16. The song was credited to dashutas in the game and called joyride kind of fitting really please in the main menu and on the radio of the game.
  • Theft Auto: London is a parody of lancashire or something in both 1969 and 1961 variants these expansions are the only time that the gta games have not taken place in fictional locations. It’s the only non-American location throughout the franchise number 20 more with it being a different place there are slight differences for instance you have to drive around on the left hand side.
  • Rockstar Games, the makers of the video game ‘Rockstar: Grand Theft Auto 2’, has been fined eight grand by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after it was found that the game was being sold on the internet. The SFO said that it had received a complaint about the game being sold online.
  • The opening sequence of ‘gta 2’ is made up of excerpts from a live action movie shot by rockstar to promote the game. It involves the main character ‘claude speed’ getting involved in all sorts of legally shady business. The soundtrack was made by drum bass label moving shadow number 28 this movie not only features some iconic gta features like hiding in a pay and spray.
  • gta 2 is the first game to feature being pulled out of cars you’ve stolen by their owners and police brawls with gangs as well as the well-known wanted system. It’s right if claude speed dies after being attacked with a flamethrower or an electro gun you’ll be burnt to a crisp and only your skeleton will be left with the message toasted on screen number 33.
  • gta 3’s front cover, which was released in 2001, was changed to be less realistic after the 9/11 attacks, the game’s developer Rockstar Games said. “The team felt it was too raw post 911,” it added.gta 3 was released to critical acclaim in 2001 and many have called it one of the best games of all time.
  • gta series number 37 featured explosions this was then replaced with the tiled effect which was inspired by movie posters from the 1960s and this has since become a standard for the game. This was a location for an earlier bank heist that was never supposed to be found by players oh rockstar of course the players will find it number 38 listen carefully to the radio in gta 3.
  • gta 3’s easter egg has a sign that reads, “Hello again oh my god you’re so cute holy sh number 41.” The easter egg is located at the liberty city fire department’s motto, “Look carefully at liberty city Fire Department’s slogan it’s putting out since 1872 a truly lovely slogan that has absolutely no meaning.”
  • gta vice city is the next century in the series and where is white city based on that’s right bermuda oh no wait I mean number 45 speaking of the next steely wheelie automobile was released in 2002 with gta Vice City. The game had an all-star cast including rayleigh otter and reynolds andy dyer now we’ve done a whole video on this game.
  • There are outfits based on vice it’s sort of namesake and you can stumble upon a bloody aftermath in a bathroom very similar to that of scarface number 48 in fact the whole character of ken rosenberg looks and is basically identical to dave kleinfeld in carlito’s way number 49. It’s hard to overstate just how popular vice city was on its first day of release.
  • Rockstar Games has released a new version of ‘Grand Theft Auto 2’, which has been renamed as ‘gta advanced’. The new version has the same top-down style of the first two ‘gta’ games. It also has the game’s main characters including cj jacking cars in liberty city number 52 tommy vercetti, the protagonist of vice city and san andreas.
  • gta games is a prequel to the third gta game set in 1998 three years before gta 3. It was primarily released on the psp also known as the console that’s a way ahead of its time and later was released on ps2 with ios and android versions following in 2015 and 16.
  • Vincenzo chile, who played the role of vincenzo chile in the video game series ‘gta 4’, is not the only nine-nine alumnus to feature in the series. He’s also played laurie in gta 4 and fred armstrong playedhugh harrison in ‘gta 5’. number 10 vice city stories followed the next year or to prequel to yes that’s right vice city it was set in 1984 or two years before the events of fight city.
  • gta 4 became the fastest selling entertainment product in history at the time of its release earning 500 million dollars in its first week alone. It also won a number of awards including game of the year from a variety of publications.gta 4 was released less than a year after ‘gta 4’ was released and gay tony followed just nine months after that.
  • gta chinatown wars was the only gta game to be made for the Nintendo DS number 67 it was later released on psp and like liberty city invited stories, it made it onto ios and android platforms later down the line similar to gta advance. It was a return to the top-down style of gameplay which you know not many people were missing.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 has become the world’s second-highest-selling video game of all time with over 70 million copies sold. The game was released in 2013 and cost around 265 million dollars to make, making it the most expensive game ever made. It was nominated and won several game of the year and other gaming awards.
  • gta 5 has made gta 5 the most profitable media title of all time according to a study by market watch at a revenue of 6 billion dollars. It beats out avatar and avengers end game at 2.8 billion dollars and even gone with the wind which turns around four billion dollars with inflation.
  • gta 3’s driver 3 includes a character called timmy vermicelli a little not to tommy versetti the protagonist of vice city number 78 gta also loves to reference their previous protagonists in san andreas claude speed from gta 3 appears and much like his original character remains silent causing cj to mock him.
  • Video game developer Valve has released a new trailer for its upcoming video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’. The trailer shows the game’s multiplayer mode, where players can compete against each other for the title of the highest score in the game. The game is scheduled to be released on November 30.
  • Singer Chris Stapleton has threatened to sue take two over the character he played in ‘Take 2’ if they weren’t removed from the game before its release. Stapleton also threatened to take legal action over her likeness being used as an inspiration for lacy jonas and mob wives karen gravano’s storyline neither were successful number 85.
  • guinness world record for the most controversial video game series in history with over 4 000 articles published about it number 88 decapitation was introduced in gta 3 and continued in vice city san andreas liberty city stories and vice city stories vice city also introduced the katana a weapon that allowed players to behead their enemies.
  • The grand theft auto series is the 13th highest grossing video game franchise of all time and the 7th highest selling video game series in history. The series has sold over 270 million copies of its games, half of which are gta 5. It holds a number of other world records including most guest stars in a video game at the time for gta san andreas largest in-game.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most successful entertainment launch of all time, according to the wealth record of video game developer Rockstar Games. The company’s net worth is over 3.5 billion dollars, which is the highest in the video game industry. The game’s soundtrack is also the highest-grossing soundtrack in the history of video games.
  • gta 6 to 63 would have been a port for the playstation version of gta 1 to the Nintendo 64 with enhanced graphics and added levels it was cancelled before public previews were released. gta 64 would have featured enhanced graphics, added levels and levels would’ve been added to the game’s main missions and not just radio appearances.
  • Five was both delayed by six months in order to polish and debunk their games shame other publishers didn’t take note of that isn’t it so those aren’t one facts about grand theft auto the franchise. The franchise was originally scheduled to be released in November last year, however, it was delayed to March this year.
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