Grand Theft Auto V

2013 open world action-adventure video game

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V for short) is an action-adventure video game that was made and released by Rockstar Games. It is the fifteenth game in the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Grand Theft Auto V
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Developer(s)Rockstar North[a]
Publisher(s)Rockstar Games
Producer(s)Leslie Benzies
Sam Houser Edit this on Wikidata
Designer(s)Imran Sarwar
Leslie Benzies Edit this on Wikidata
Composer(s)Oh No
The Alchemist
Woody Jackson
Tangerine Dream Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesGrand Theft Auto Edit this on Wikidata
EngineRockstar Advanced Game Engine Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Xbox One
PlayStation 4
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X and Series S
ReleasePS3, Xbox 360
17 September 2013[2]
PS4, Xbox One
18 November 2014[3]
14 April 2015
PS5, Xbox Series
11 March 2022
Mode(s)Single player
online multiplayer

The game was released worldwide on 17 September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.[2] In October 2013, an online multiplayer was released for the game, called Grand Theft Auto Online. In 2014, Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In 2015, the game was released for Microsoft Windows. In 2022, versions were released for the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

The game has sold close to 170 million copies,[5] making it the second best-selling video game of all time, behind Minecraft.[6]

Development of Grand Theft Auto VI was confirmed in 2022.[7]


The game plays in the fictional city of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles) in the fictional state of San Andreas (based on Southern California). Players can freely explore the open world.

The story is about three protagonists: retired bank robber Michael De Santa, street gangster Franklin Clinton, and drug dealer and gunrunner Trevor Philips. They attempts to commit robberies while under pressure from a corrupt government agency and powerful criminals.


Grand Theft Auto V has the same basic gameplay from the earlier games in the series. The player can walk, run, swim, climb, jump and use weapons and basic hand-to-hand combat. Players can steal and drive many types of cars, boats, helicopters and motorcycles. Players can explore and choose how they want to play the game. Players can complete missions, but these are not needed to get farther into the game to open content. When the player does a crime and the police see it, they will start to follow the player and try to catch him.


Grand Theft Auto V has many characters in game. Rockstar Games was able to give their characters the right feelings and effects, especially the bad guys, who have just the right personalities to make the player feel for or against them.[8][9]


  • Michael De Santa
  • Franklin Clinton
  • Trevor Philips

Family & friendsEdit

  • Amanda De Santa
  • Jimmy De Santa
  • Tracey De Santa
  • Dave Norton
  • Lester Crest
  • Lamar Davis
  • Denise Cinton
  • Tanisha
  • Wade Herbert
  • Dr. Friedlander
  • Ron Jakowski


  • Devin Weston
  • Steve Haines
  • Wei Cheng
  • Stretch
  • Tao Cheng
  • Molly Schultz


Grand Theft Auto V got very positive reviews. IGN wrote that it is one of the best games ever made.[10]



  1. Rockstar North (17 September 2013). Grand Theft Auto V. Vol. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Rockstar Games. Level/area: Credits.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Grand Theft Auto V: Release Data". GameFAQS. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  3. "GTA V is Now Out for the PS4 and Xbox One". GTA 5 Cheats. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
  4. "ESRB: Grand Theft Auto V". ESRB. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  5. Valentine, Rebekah (2022-08-08). "Take-Two Expects Almost Half its Sales This Year to Come From Zynga's Mobile Games". IGN. Retrieved 2022-08-13.
  6. Makuch, Eddie. "GTA 5 Ships 54 Million Copies, as Take-Two Revenue Rises 142 Percent". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  7. Skrebels, Joe (2022-02-04). "GTA 6 Confirmed: Rockstar Finally Says It's in Development". IGN. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
  8. "All Characters in GTA5". 2023-02-18. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  9. "GTA 5 Characters". Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  10. MacDonald, Keza (2013-09-16). "Grand Theft Auto V Review". IGN. Retrieved 2022-08-17.

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