Submitted by MattyF 562d ago | news

'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. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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-Gespenst-  +   562d ago
Someone should see how it sizes up to Just Cause 2.
Audiggity  +   562d ago
HAHAHA... epic find.
Blacktric  +   562d 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.

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BattleTorn  +   562d ago
Never unsee that
abzdine  +   562d 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!!
bub16  +   562d ago
Damn you. this can't be unseen lol!
koh  +   562d ago
@abzdine... pedigree.
maximus1985  +   562d 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_phantasm  +   562d ago
HAHA Im never looking at the GTAV map the same again.
Salooh  +   562d 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.
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Plagasx  +   562d ago
3-4-5  +   562d ago
That is awesome.
Killjoy3000  +   562d ago
That can never be un-seen. Ever. GTA V's map will forever be a ninja turtle.
omi25p  +   562d ago
God damn you. I saw this comment 5 hours ago. Now every single time i see the map i see a Ninja Turtle.
abzdine  +   561d ago

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

I have a box written GTA VI on it, it's 60$.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   561d ago
Aaahhh dawn! TMNT
Rynocirator  +   561d 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.
Dfooster  +   561d 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.
abzdine  +   561d 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.
KazHiraiFTW  +   561d 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.
Dfooster  +   561d 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.
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filipakos  +   561d 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_MAYER  +   561d ago
Well....now all im going to see is a giant ninja turtle-thanks man
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mistertwoturbo  +   561d ago
Damn it, once you see it you can't unsee it.

Just like this, tortured me for years

aCasualGamer  +   561d ago
Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

RandomGamer  +   561d ago
Turtle Power
mikeslemonade  +   561d ago
Well it's pretty much the same size when you compare the city side to the GTA4 city.
YNWA96  +   562d ago
A game like this comes out just before next gen! How will I play Next gen???!!!
MestreRothN4G  +   562d 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.
fattyuk  +   562d 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-A  +   562d 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....
cvflyboy  +   561d 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_MAYER  +   561d 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
Halochampian  +   562d ago
GTA5: ~49 Square miles

Just Cause 2: ~400 Square miles
maximus1985  +   562d ago
just cause 2 was fast and EMPTY see the difference
Halochampian  +   562d 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-  +   562d 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.
Dasteru  +   562d ago
Elder Scrolls Daggerfall: ~63,125 Square miles

15,000 towns
750,000 NPCs
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waltercross  +   561d ago
Minecraft - Unlimited practically! :P
But c'mon Guys, this is GTA!, 1 Mile in GTA is worth 20 in any other game.
clouds5  +   561d 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.
H0TSHELLZ  +   562d 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...
Zancruz  +   561d ago
And don't forget to Add all the underwater exploring that can be done... Good Luck finding me online, Underwater base! Lol
waltercross  +   561d ago
Same here LOL
Steffan  +   561d ago
Or Fuel ...
Steffan  +   561d ago
Wonder how GTA 5's map compares to Fuel's map..
DxTrixterz  +   561d ago
I wonder how Fuel's map compares to TES Daggerfall map?
3-4-5  +   561d 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-  +   561d ago
Yeah, there's a worrying amount of green. Hope it's not San Andreas syndrome all over again.
luisvideogames  +   562d ago
XB1_PS4  +   561d ago
Good point!
FogLight  +   562d ago
Just Cause 2 and Skyrim are next ;)
modesign  +   562d ago
their site has a crapload of ad spam
KwietStorm  +   562d ago
You are not lying.
steve30x  +   562d ago
Not if you use adblock plus. I use it all the time and I dont see any adverts on any websites
BattleTorn  +   562d 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
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Aleithian  +   562d ago
Oh. My. God.
evilhasitsway  +   562d ago
I just clicked the one with gta sa and guess what not a far to compare those two maps because clearly the gta5 is zoomed out its icons on the map can easly be seen but the sa on isn't. so fuck off with that shit
BattleTorn  +   562d ago
imXify  +   562d ago

mother of god...
brianunfried  +   562d ago
The GTA V map is 49 square miles in size, that includes the explorable ocean floor.
Red Dead Redemption is 28 square miles.
San Andreas is 13.6 square miles.
GTA IV is 6.8 square miles.
BattleTorn  +   562d ago
On paper that makes sense. What I'm left wondering is how many "sqaure miles" was a road, or city block in each of those games.

Cause part of me feels like the scaling of the in-game assets to their appropriate to-the-mile sizing probably varied by quite a bit.
KwietStorm  +   562d ago
It's bigger. That's all you need to know. Your comments seem to want it to be false or misrepresented for some reason. It's just the map.
RE_L_MAYER  +   561d ago
Scale is wrong compare to sa or liberty city I know it cant be that big but we can still enjoy playing it-not too big of a map-no big deal
I just dont understand why rockstar were screaming ooh wel its bogger than san andreas and liberty city combined
stage88  +   562d ago
Doesn't seem like its to scale.
The roads on the san andreas map are tiny so the map should be larger.
fattyuk  +   562d ago
7 more sleeps aaaahhhhh.
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RE_L_MAYER  +   561d ago
6....or more like even 5
CarnageXB  +   562d ago
This gif shows the scale of the map better in my opinion.

BattleTorn  +   562d ago
Bravo! I was waiting for one of these!
fattyuk  +   562d ago
No frickin way!!

I'm staring at that

- confused
- Suprised
- gobsmacked.
- hoping its real.
- wondering its real
- really hope it's real.
-OMFG if that is real.
Khajiit86  +   562d ago
maximus1985  +   562d ago
wow wow just wow goodnight everyone see you on october 1st
Plagasx  +   562d ago
maximus1985  +   562d ago
rockstar just take my WALLET i wont be needing it anymore
Khajiit86  +   562d ago
I got mon-fri next week for this game. Monday to prepare, tuesday-thurs to play the shi+ out of it and friday to recover.
waltercross  +   561d ago
Can't recover from this in a day :P
DonnieDarko  +   562d ago
I hope they kept cops n crooks for online play and I know it's dated but system link play is always a nice option for lan play
Mr_Danski  +   562d ago
TenBensons  +   562d ago
*man tears*
isarai  +   562d ago
Wait, ionno, i think GTA SA is WAY bigger than GTA IV
BlindMango  +   562d ago
These definitely aren't scaled correctly, you can tell by the width of the streets and city blocks that SA and IV are impossibly small in comparison!
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SaturdayNightBeaver  +   562d ago
Oh i like how there will be 1 big city
JunioRS101  +   562d ago
Am I the only one that remembers hearing something along the lines of "GTA V is twice the map size of RDR"

I could've swore they said that at one point?
KJSOA  +   561d ago
It's allegedly 5 times the size of Red Dead Redemption. 3.5 of that is for land mass. The other 1.5 accounts for underwater area. Skyrim's world was massive and they say that game was 16 sq. miles. GTA 4 was only like 6.9 sq. miles. They're saying GTA 5 is 49 sq. miles.
waltercross  +   561d ago
They said bigger then RDR, San A and GTA IV Combined.
and With It's underwater area and high mountains, I'd say it is.
Hazmat13  +   562d ago
*me on every bank job* one last jobber, then im out. for good.
kingPoS  +   561d ago
Kame hame ha!!!

Yeah... don't look! I'm just glad i only glanced at it while the page was still loading before I hit CTRL W.

Crisis averted... whew!
ksamj  +   561d ago
in game footage leak

Spore_777  +   561d ago
I'm just going to drive around until I find myself in Hyrule.
dripsavvy2  +   561d ago
I can't wait to see what's in that shack
dangerroth  +   561d ago
Going by airports - not that big... https://exm8lg.bay.livefile...
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DirtyBollix  +   561d ago
Giggidy giggidy !!
RVanner_  +   561d ago
Gunna wrestle some great whites

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