Speeding Coast To Coast Through GTA V Takes About Six Minutes

Grand Theft Auto V is very large. But after the game's map leaked last week, Kotaku noticed some people speculating that, no, it's not that big. How about if we hop in a car and drive from end to end?

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GarrusVakarian1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

Quality over quantity. Still, 6 minutes of non stop speeding? Still quite impressive imo.

xPhearR3dx1620d ago

There's also a single highway that loops around the map. It's not like other GTA's where you had to get off the highway and back on.

Anon19741620d ago

What the hell's a "Saint's Row"? ;)

Hydrolex1619d ago

Saints Row is a synonym for direheae

GameSpawn1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

1) Saint's Row is not that bad. I'll admit I never took ANY interest in it until I got SR3 with PS+, but SR3 and SR4 have that "fun" factor that GTA used to have with GTA3 and GTAVC. GTA4 would have been nice if the damn "friends" would have stopped calling to do crap every 10 minutes. Saint's Row you play at your own pace; do what you want when you want.

2) This game looks to have scale on par with (maybe exceeding) Just Cause 2. As far as things to do -- definitely exceeding (JC2's map was pretty barren in between areas). As far as map size I have yet to see some "to scale" side by side comparisons.

If someone could find it (or make it) it'd be interesting to see GTA5's map, next to Just Cause 2, FarCry3, and GTA4's maps.

ThanatosDMC1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

I actually thought it was the three cities of San Andreas and not just Los Santos and the Blaine County. A bit disappointed but I bought two copies all ready and waiting for this ridiculous install time to finish.

Btw, first thing to do for PS3 owners is to pause the game (even during cinematics) and got to Settings, and change Controls to Alternate.

Oh, and max Aim Sensitivity.

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HammadTheBeast1620d ago

6 minutes straight through. Going around in a circle takes about 15-20 minutes driving in a sports car from what I've played.

GarrusVakarian1620d ago

"from what I've played"

Lucky ******* XD

acedoh1619d ago

I am very familiar with the environments. I have taken the I-5 from Nor Cal through So. Cal and they have done a phoenemonal job of recreating California. It's not a perfect recreation but it looks amazing.

Ghoul1619d ago

i played 6 hours now and all i can say is


this game is HUUUGE, and every corner looks so unique im totally stunned....

and its not only huge its packed with stuff, every corner every yard is beatifully staged.

the micro details are astonishing

Mystogan1620d ago

That is nothing compared to the witcher 3. Which is 40 minutes.

Jneal71620d ago

I didn't know the Witcher 3 had cars.

HammadTheBeast1619d ago


You just got WRECKED.


okmrman1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )


last time i checked, a horse runs faster than a sports car


TIER1xWOLFPACKx1619d ago

the witcher is nothing compared to the crew then which takes 2hours plus to get from one side of the map to the other

KumquatGOATBEEF1619d ago

You can't compare 1 horsepower to 450 horsepower.

Mystogan1618d ago (Edited 1618d ago )

The horse vs car argument is idiotic. The witcher 3 has different physics compared to GTA.

So a horse in the Witcher 3 might be just as fast as a Car in GTA 5.

Remember these are videogames. they don't have the same physics as in real-life.

I underestimated this community's level of stupidity, I assumed you would understand these facts. I was wrong.

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pacifista3D2Y1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

That's still quite a big map considering that running from one end to another in Skyrim took 30 minutes, he also had to go around mountains and forests. So 6 minutes while going 60+ on a highway is pretty good.

GarrusVakarian1619d ago

Lol, ive played Skyrim for around 500 hours and never fast travelled and i can tell you for definite that it doesn't take 30 minutes to run from one end of the map to the other.

Software_Lover1619d ago

Wouldn't it be great if the next GTA game implemented the maps/concepts of The Crew? That would be a huge open world GTA game to play.

3-4-51619d ago

I played 4 hours last night.

Only in the city, am saving the country side for in a little bit. Can't wait !

The city is big a more diverse than GTA4.

GTA4's city was similar in a lot of spots, where as in GTA5 Los Santos , each block has it's own "feel" to it and it's own unique vibe.

Loving the city so far, and the driving isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

It's not as good as gta 4, but sometimes it is. IT's weird to explain but some cars handle much better than others and that is kind of realistic.

So far I'd give it AT LEAST an 8.7

I'm only 3 missions in though, this could end up being like a 9.7 or so if it gets even better, which it will because I've only experienced 3% of this game so far.

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Stsonic1620d ago

I'm kind of wishing I just took a day of N4G today. So far I have watched 2 video reviews and completely regret it! I should have gone in with a totally fresh start.

Shadonic1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

I feel you bro, once I got a sliver of news about whats in the game I couldn't stop.

Dee_911619d ago

I am so happy I waited.Only screen shot I seen were the ones R* released.
A couple of article titles spoiled a few thing like dog mating, the map looks like a ninja turtle and uncensored sex, but other than that, i'm clueless :D

Megaton1620d ago

I think Just Cause 2 still probably has the biggest sandbox map. It's almost big to a fault. I haven't tried it myself, but I wouldn't be surprised if it took longer than 6 minutes to fly from one corner to the other in a jet, let alone trying to drive it.

Kingdom Come1620d ago

But Just Cause 2's map didn't feel alive. It's AI was ridiculously dumb and the NPC's lifeless.

Megaton1620d ago

Yep. Just saying, big ass map.


I had something like 98% of that game completed. I believe it takes some good 10 minutes to cross the whole map by plane (although I never clocked it).

And although the map is mostly made of vastly empty forests, it's far from boring IMO. There's all funny ways to go through (you can make some huge scale "police" chases, destroy stuff, make stunts, find plenty of easter eggs, etc).

If anything, I would say JC's big empty map incentives what most of us already do in GTA... I found myself simply having fun doing nothing meaningful or setting my own minute goal, plenty of times I would completelly loose track of whatever mission I was doing and start fooling around. And even when I would go for the mission I could still have plenty of "out of the script" fun.

The only real problem is that when you're done fooling around, you may find yourself on a 20 minutes walk to the objective (if you don't have the money for vehicle drop), that eventually get annoying.

xPhearR3dx1620d ago

Yeah but JC2 map is also very lifeless and uninspiring.

sorane1620d ago

I think that would probably belong to Minecraft.

porkChop1620d ago

"I think Just Cause 2 still probably has the biggest sandbox map. It's almost big to a fault."

It is to a fault. Avalanche focus too much on making massive worlds, and not enough on populating those worlds with life, personality, and things to do. The world is so static and dead in JC 1 and 2. They're fun games, sure, but I think they'd be a lot better and more fun with smaller, more focused and well-designed worlds. The vast majority of the maps in JC are never even used for anything. It's just empty space.

And for the record:

Part 1:

Part 2:

ZBlacktt1619d ago

Wait for the update of AC4 BF.

Megaton1619d ago

Yeesh. If those are all completely explorable and open sandboxes, that doesn't seem like it would be very fun.

WeAreLegion1620d ago

Just Cause 2 is pure, stupid fun. That's why the map is so massive. I can't imagine getting bored by Just Cause 2...even if most of the map is uninhabited.

dj3boud1619d ago

huge empty map.. nothing like rockstar's attention to detail

-Gespenst-1619d ago

I don't think Just Cause 2's map is big to a fault, I think it's great. Great variety in locations, great sounds and ambience, lots to see, and the grapple just makes it all like ten times better, there's nowhere you can't go with it.

I'll admit it's probably not as full of life as GTA, but I think it makes up for that in the fun factor. It has a lot of emergent gameplay stuff going on. Plus, with online, it becomes full of life in a real way.

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creeping judas1620d ago

Didn't True Crime's map take like 20 some odd minutes to travel across it? And that was on the old gen gaming consoles.

Eyeco1620d ago

But True Crime was a borderline wasteland, absolutely lifeless, GTA 4 for example wasn't entirely big but it generally felt like a real city, this is something that allot of open world action games regardless of size have all failed at what GTA has always done so well, the city and vibe you get in GTA games is incredibly life like (for their time anyways), the worlds are really immersive.

True Crime was an accurate depiction of L.A in terms of scale, but the world was so boring and lifeless, driving to missions and objectives from what i remember was so long and boring it just became tedious after a while because it just felt most of the gameplay was spent driving down an endless lifeless road, there was hardly anything to do in that game outside of that, games like Far Cry 2, Just Cause, True Crime 1-2 and among others to a lesser extent all have this problem.

Psychotica1620d ago

How long does it take to walk across it? It takes about 20 minutes from corner to corner in Liberty City

Minato-Namikaze1620d ago

Woo does that? and why? I get upset if i have to walk a whole block in the game without seeing a car to jack.