Grand Theft Auto V 20131 minute read

Inducted 2020

Leslie Benzies, Imran Sarwar, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto V broke industry sale records upon release and also became the fastest selling entertainment product in world history. The game earnt $800 million in its first day and $1 billion in the first three days. It is the second best-selling video game of all time with over 135 million copies sold worldwide and has received several Game of the Year accolades as well as being considered one of the most significant games in the seventh and eighth video game console generations.

Modelled on Southern California and Los Angeles, the game’s map is actually bigger than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Bully and Red Dead Redemption combined. This entry into the Grand Theft Auto franchise was also the first to allow the player control of three main protagonists. The idea was first conceptualized for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas but massive hardware restrictions made it infeasible. The game has since been remastered for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X and there will be additional upgrades for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 also.

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Nearly every evening just before sunset on the ridges of Mount Chilliad, there are two women and a police squadron chasing after them off of the cliff. This is a reference to the film Thelma & Louise (1991).