'Grand Theft Auto V' map size compared to 'GTA IV' and 'GTA: San Andreas'

While GTA 5' map is considerable in size, one may not be able to recognize or understand its scope until compared to previous Grand Theft Auto titles.

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-Gespenst-1774d ago

Someone should see how it sizes up to Just Cause 2.

Blacktric1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

The map size of Just Cause 2 is 250 square km (of mostly emptiness) right? If the calculations are correct, the size of GTA V's map is 216 square km. And we all know it's packed with content.

abzdine1774d ago

many will disagree but i seriously don't understand how people can be so excited about a game when almost NO gameplay has been shown.. Is it just because of the name??

If someone could explain to me that would be great!!

bub161774d ago

Damn you. this can't be unseen lol!

koh1774d ago

@abzdine... pedigree.

maximus19851774d ago

wow lol i hate you sooo much now i cant UNSEE this when i look at the map. warning to all dont look

iR_phantasm1774d ago

HAHA Im never looking at the GTAV map the same again.

Salooh1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

You joking right ? o.o
I would buy GTA 6 without even watching one screen shot. Rockstar always deliver great stuff. There is no reason not to trust them.

History is the answer to trust someone . Look at what they did then you will see why people love it.

Killjoy30001774d ago

That can never be un-seen. Ever. GTA V's map will forever be a ninja turtle.

omi25p1774d ago

God damn you. I saw this comment 5 hours ago. Now every single time i see the map i see a Ninja Turtle.

abzdine1773d ago


Thank you, i just got my answer. You just buy blindly.

I have a box written GTA VI on it, it's 60$.

Rynocirator1773d ago

@abzdine I do the same thing, let's look back at this track record...gta 3, hands down the best game on ps2 the year it released, gta vice city sold phenomenally well because of how many people loved 3, san andreas is still the best selling gta for a reason, then they came out with max payne and max payne 2 which were both phenomenal, then gta 4 which comes in close second of best selling gta game for a reason, red dead redemption which is one of my personal favorites, max payne 3 which might BE my favorite rockstar game...lets all not forget that rockstar has NEVER gotten a score lower than 80 on any game, and those were not bought out scores. Those are also their off games too, like midnight club and manhunt. So if you ask me whether or not I would drop down on my knees and suck off rockstar, the answer would be, and forever be, yes.

Dfooster1773d ago

@abzeene what you do is you play the previous games and you like previous games a lot. Then company says making new game but we've improved it here here and here. And in your mind you imagine what you played before but better and you go and buy. That's how it works.

abzdine1773d ago

@ Rynocirator and Dfooster:
First let me give you one example ==> Final Fantasy..
Do i have to remind you how great that serie was before and how shitty it became? I blindly bought all FF before 13 and i have never been disappointed.

And since we're talking GTA let me remind you that GTA4 is considered by many as the most overrated game of this gen. Don't you think it means something?
No game is a must buy before no gameplay has been shown.. that's at least my vivion of things.

KazHiraiFTW1773d ago

@ abzdine

Don't bother trying to convince the multitude of morons on n4g, you're wasting your time. What you're saying does make sense, blindly pre-ordering a game without seeing any gameplay is kinda dumb. However R* has never let me down so I'm pretty pumped for GTA5. I will most likely wait for the PC version though. Should be out by April at the latest.

Dfooster1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

@abzdine gta4 was slightly overrated but it was still one of the best games this gen. Just walking about the city and seeing the world go by elevates gta4 above 95% of other games and rockstars reputation is one of consistently churning out quality games for years.

Square enix hit the jackpot with FF7 but they have done nothing since in nearly fifteen years, so they have never been a developer where you can buy a game without reading reviews first, not for me anyway.

filipakos1773d ago

@abzdine There is gameplay trailer that shows some elements of the game and the activities you can do,also some combat.Its enough to see the amazingness of the game

RE_L_MAYER1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago ) all im going to see is a giant ninja turtle-thanks man

mistertwoturbo1773d ago

Damn it, once you see it you can't unsee it.

Just like this, tortured me for years

mikeslemonade1773d ago

Well it's pretty much the same size when you compare the city side to the GTA4 city.

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YNWA961774d ago

A game like this comes out just before next gen! How will I play Next gen???!!!

MestreRothN4G1774d ago

The same way we have been playing for the last three years, with better graphics and a few more fps.

Sadly this is all the next-gen is about this far.

GTA seems to miles ahead anything else announced.

fattyuk1774d ago

Inbetween toilet breaks of playing GTA .....nah actually sod it, not gonna happen!

Although I'm glad I do have a full 6 weeks to annihilate this game, get ps4, play with that for a day like a school kid and his new toy...

then back to GTA GTA:Online and hopefully ridiculous amounts of dlc!

Tony-A1774d ago

If there was ever a game that could hold people back from preordering a console just yet, this would be it.

I still have money down for a PS4, but I'm praying that GTA V will be playable on the system through GaiKai in the very near future. Praying....

cvflyboy1773d ago

I sold my ps3 like a dumbass before this game came out just wanted to share that with you fine folks :(
I thought last.of us was the last game I needed to play before I traded it in, although it was the best game I played this gen, I still want me some gta5. Accepting ps3 donations thank you and have nice day

RE_L_MAYER1773d ago

Yeah I think they were running late with making the game and they sidnt know when ps4 gonna be released-it at least gives me month and a half ro enjoy it and after im gonna switch between this and watch dogs

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Halochampian1774d ago

GTA5: ~49 Square miles

Just Cause 2: ~400 Square miles

maximus19851774d ago

just cause 2 was fast and EMPTY see the difference

Halochampian1774d ago

He asked about the size of the map.. so I provided the the size. That's all.

No need to get defensive about it. Also, it looks as though a good amount of GTA5's world is woodland and rural.

if we really want to compare some game worlds, Burnout Paradise was 200 Square miles. LoTR Online was 30,000 square miles. Daggerfall was 62,000 square miles (though mostly procedurally generated)

-Gespenst-1774d ago

Just Cause 2 was easily the most fun open world game I've ever played. I loved how knowingly shlocky the plot and the characters were as well. Generally I'm against open world games HAVING to be super violent like they ALL are, but JC2 was a blast. In fact the killing part was easily the least interesting part about the game, so I didn't even do it that often.

Whatever about it being empty, the grapple made everything feel so interactive, and it was cool to just parachute into some dense jungle and hike back to civilization. I don't know, I know there was probably a lot of procedurally generated stuff and copy pasted stuff, but it didn't feel empty to me, and there was a lot of diversity in the locations, jungles, cities, desert, snowy mountains, fishing villages, small towns, desert towns, and then of course all the military installments that were so damn fun to raze. Also, all of that stuff was kind of pretty detailed too- probably not hand-crafted every inch like GTAV is supposed to be, but constantly interesting nonetheless.

One of my personal favourite things to do was to grapple the top of a tree, release the parachute just at the top and then launch out of the jungle way up into the air, before grappling trees while parachuting to sort of swing through the jungle. Just exhilarating.

Has yet to be topped for me tbh.

Dasteru1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Elder Scrolls Daggerfall: ~63,125 Square miles

15,000 towns
750,000 NPCs

waltercross1773d ago

Minecraft - Unlimited practically! :P
But c'mon Guys, this is GTA!, 1 Mile in GTA is worth 20 in any other game.

clouds51773d ago

Just Cause 2 is simply awesome :) Best open world game to date for me. Yeah it has some abandoned places but that is ok i think. Its such an amazing feeling to drive to the next airport hop into a plane and take off into the sunset. Never had so much fun just flying around and blowing up stuff.
I think GTA V will be very different but also fun. I don't care atm though. Only if they bring it to PC or Next Gen.

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H0TSHELLZ1774d ago

I know we haven't played GTA V yet but damn i cant even begin to imagine a Next-Gen Red Dead Scene and landscape and MAP would look like...

Zancruz1774d ago

And don't forget to Add all the underwater exploring that can be done... Good Luck finding me online, Underwater base! Lol

Steffan1773d ago

Wonder how GTA 5's map compares to Fuel's map..

DxTrixterz1773d ago

I wonder how Fuel's map compares to TES Daggerfall map?

3-4-51773d ago

Am I the only one who thinks there should be like 20-30% more city.

They could have added it to the bottom left of map and still left all the country side open.

Or maybe it looks small simply because of how much open land is next to it.

-Gespenst-1773d ago

Yeah, there's a worrying amount of green. Hope it's not San Andreas syndrome all over again.

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FogLight1774d ago

Just Cause 2 and Skyrim are next ;)

modesign1774d ago

their site has a crapload of ad spam

steve30x1774d ago

Not if you use adblock plus. I use it all the time and I dont see any adverts on any websites

BattleTorn1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Links aren't working. Only the San Andreas one worked for me.

Also, I think they did a terrible job at sqauring the sizes to each other. They leave the SA map awfully shrunk. Doesn't size up the roads to roads.

They should've used the airports for scale