Fascinating Grand Theft Auto Facts

What started as a simple game called Race and Chase has turned into the iconic video game Grand Theft Auto. Did you know that the developers wanted to cover a much wider range of locations for gameplay? However, due to being under a time crunch, they focused only on Liberty City.

Also, look closely: the font used for the game is the same used in the daytime game show The Price is Right. Hah! We’ll never look at that the same way again. Ready for more tidbits about this fast-paced game?

Facts about Grand Theft Auto

1 Record-Breaking Game

GTA V has also shattered 7 Guinness World Records.

2 Best-Seller

GTA V has ranked on the list of best-selling video games of all time.

3 GTA III Changes

Released in 2001, developers decided to change some game aspects due to the events of 9/11.

4 Double the Fun

GTA II, from the 1990s, was released alongside a short film based on the game.

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5 In-Game Improv

Some of the voice actors ad-libbed without a script to achieve a more real-life vibe.

6 Dedication to Authenticity

Wanting a real-life experience, the developers of GTA V had real criminals voice some characters.

7 More Fact to Fiction

GTA V features 3 main characters based off of (and voiced by) real-life people.

8 Russian Inspiration

GTA protagonist Nico is based off of real-life figure Vladimir Mashkov.

9 Predictions Powers

Superfans of the game were able to predict the map layout of GTA V before it was even released.

10 Where Worlds Collide

The Grand Theft Auto universe is said to belong to other games by the Rockstar company.

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A new and improved edition of GTA V was released for other consoles, such as the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and PC. Also, the game features 3 different endings.

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