Grand Theft Auto 5

The location is king in this staggeringly evocative crime caper.


Key events

17th September 2013

Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5

18th November 2014

Grand Theft Auto 5 review

6th January 2012

Interesting Sequels of 2012

Grand Theft Auto veteran DJ Lazlow Jones has left Rockstar

Played by writer and producer of the same name.

GTA 5 will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021

Standalone GTA Online free on PS5 for three months.

Rockstar responds to report it claimed £37.6m in UK tax relief

Accounting for 37% of all UK games industry tax relief claims.

Of course the Cybertruck's been modded into GTA 5

And Minecraft. And Rocket League. And GoldenEye 007.

FeatureThe six-year story of GTA Online's long-vacant casino

The most-requested, most-rumoured location in GTA5 finally opens its doors today. What took so long?

GTA Online's casino has an opening date

Rockstar has finally shown its hand.

PUBG scoops Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards

Other winners include CD Projekt Red, GTA V, and Rainbow Six Siege.

FeatureRockstar's history of America

What do Rockstar games tell us about American history?

FeatureA brief history of drug use in video games

Tripping meatballs from Mario to Cyberpunk.

Someone hacked GTA Online to tease a fake GTA6 release date

Rockstar confirms it is a “hoax”.

Los Santos is having a Black Friday sale in Grand Theft Auto Online

Big savings on "essentials" like hangars and underground bunkers.

FeatureThe cops and roleplayers of GTA Online

Law and disorder in the virtual world.

GTA Online is getting multi-vehicle racing and dogfighting soon

Boats! Cars! Planes! All in the same race.

FeatureThe video game pacifists

Why people play without killing.

GTA Online adds customisable aircrafts next week

UPDATE: Includes Battlegrounds-like sandbox survival mode Motor Wars.

Ambitious GTA5 mod launches players into space

I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.

GTA 5 tops UK physical game sales chart for first half of 2017

The top six best-selling games revealed - sales figures and all.

Liberty City in GTA5 mod shut down

But OpenIV modding tool allowed to live.

GTA modding tool OpenIV resurfaces following Take-Two's cease and desist

Popular mod software "will be continued soon", says developer.

Rockstar relaxes GTA single-player mod stance

"[We] believe in reasonable fan creativity."

GTA5's recent Steam reviews are "overwhelmingly negative" amidst mod controversy

The last 41,343 user reviews are largely unhappy with Take-Two.

Popular GTA mod OpenIV receives cease and desist from Take-Two

UPDATE: Rockstar says it still supports single-player mods, is working on a solution.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is being used to teach driverless cars

It's "the richest virtual environment that we could extract data from."

Modder adds Rick and Morty's Rick to GTA5

And that's the waaaaay the news goes!

FeatureAll work and no play

In praise of video game rest.

FeatureGTA 5's endless tapestry

Shall I project a world?

Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

Trevor's back for GTA VR film

Now you're the Rockstar.

Switch off your Galaxy Note 7 immediately, Samsung says

UPDATE: Production now permanently ceased.

GTA 5 mod makers go to war over "stolen" files

Redux creator, accused of "ripping off" the work of others, declares: "It's not going anywhere!"

GTA Online Bikers update lets you form a motorbike crew

UPDATE: Out 4th October. Here are some new screenshots.

Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar's favour

Court considers GTA5 "a work of fiction and satire".

GTA5 takes on Trackmania in new GTA Online DLC

UPDATE: Cunning Stunts out now.

VideoWatch: Five gaming mysteries that keep us up at night

It's this week's Eurogamer Show. Or is it...?

LA hotel can't tell the difference between GTA 5 screenshot and actual LA

UPDATE: Hotel replaces GTA 5 screenshot with picture of actual LA.

GTA Online gets a huge update next month

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony.

Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

But you can still buy them through third-party sellers.

Former Rockstar North boss is suing Take-Two for $150m

UPDATE: Rockstar hits back, calls claims "downright bizarre".

Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit gets ugly

As legal case gets go-ahead, Michael voice actor responds with picture of cow.

This GTA 5 hand-tracking mod sure is unsettling

"You actually feel remorse, it's crazy!"

Modders recreate The Last of Us in GTA5

Some say the end is near.

GTA5 modder adds Mad Max's Doof Wagon

Along with Santa's Sleigh and Jackass' shopping cart.

Rockstar North boss leaves Grand Theft Auto developer

Leslie Benzies not returning from lengthy sabbatical.

Take-Two sends private investigators to GTA5 modder's home - report

Didn't want to "get the lawyers involved".

Steam told off by ASA for Grand Theft Auto 5 Summer Sale kerfuffle

Discount that wasn't really a discount was "misleading", unsurprisingly.

UK tabloids point the finger at Call of Duty, GTA in coverage of 15-year-old TalkTalk hacker

Papers zero in on "violent video game addict" who wanted to be a pro COD player.

Grand Theft Auto 5's playable Bigfoot Easter egg discovered

Finally, you can remake Harry and the Hendersons in Director Mode.

Don't hold your breath for GTA5 story DLC

GTA Online "has exceeded our expectations".

Grand Theft Auto series has shipped over 220m copies

While Red Dead Redemption has shifted more than 14m.

GTA5 modders who made their own multiplayer banned by Rockstar

UPDATE: Dev claims the mod "contains code designed to facilitate piracy".

New GTA 5 PC patch fixes frame-rate issue

Updates may affect mods, Rockstar reminds players.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City remade in GTA5 engine

Time for the Lance Vance Dance.

Rockstar launches BBC lawsuit over Grand Theft Auto drama

"It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property."

Where is GTA5's single-player story DLC?

More than a year on, Rockstar still "exploring" ideas.

Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold nearly 52m units to retail

While Evolve has shifted roughly 2.5m.

GTA 5 physical sales pass 5m mark in UK

Rockstar's astonishing success continues.

Rockstar addresses GTA5's mod policy

"No one has been banned for using single-player modifications."

Digital FoundryThe best PC hardware for Grand Theft Auto 5

Graphics card, CPU and settings recommendations to get the most from every budget.

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

The final comparison. PC brings 4K support, 60fps and plenty more - but how does console hold up?

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC's first patch is out

Resolves conflict with certain Windows usernames.

Digital FoundryWhat does it take to run GTA 5 at 1080p60?

Digital Foundry on the cost of entry to the best PC experience.

Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson in BBC GTA drama

UPDATE: BBC confirms plot, Daniel Radcliffe to star.

How to add your music to GTA 5 PC's radio stations

Vinewood Hills are alive with the sound of music.

Windows usernames causing GTA 5 PC installation issues

Special characters fudging it up.

FeatureGTA 5's weird endgame

More money, more problems.

GTA 5's PC version gets a movie editor tomorrow

Finally lets you go all Vinewood.

Daniel Radcliffe in talks to play GTA producer Sam Houser

In BBC drama helmed by Black Mirror and Misfits director.

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC 60fps gameplay footage

Crime worth being framed for.

Digital FoundryHas Rockstar really downgraded GTA 5?

UPDATE: Patch 1.10 out now: "fixes graphical issues on PS4 and Xbox One introduced after Title Update 1.08".

Grand Theft Auto 5's latest PC screenshots sure are a looker

15 stunning new images from Los Santos.

Rockstar battles GTA Online Heists server issues

UPDATE: title update released, includes fixes for GTA Online and Story Mode.

FeatureHave GTA's Heists been worth the wait?

First impressions of Grand Theft Auto Online's biggest scores.

GTA Online Heists update is 4.2GB on Xbox One

UPDATE: Officially launched.

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed yet again

Online Heists coming to console on 10th March.

GTA 5 PC pre-orders include a free Rockstar game

And in-game cash to make up for the delay.

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

System specs detailed, online heists coming.

GTA5 PC in "final stages" and how about a new Red Dead?

UPDATE: The Christmas surprise is revealed!

FeatureRich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

The tone problem in Rockstar's classic series.

Take-Two president criticises Target and Kmart over removing GTA5 in Australia

Says it "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on."

Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

UPDATE: Now Kmart is pulling it too.

Digital FoundryGrand Theft Auto 5: deconstructing the remaster

Digital Foundry's forensic breakdown reveals radical improvements from one console generation to the next.

Feature"The reality is we're not really interesting"

As GTA 5 launches on PS4 and Xbox One, we talk with two former veteran Rockstar North developers about their time at the secretive super studio.

Grand Theft Auto 5 now UK's best-selling game ever

Far Cry 4 is series' biggest launch, Sonic Boom flops.

FeatureGrand Theft Auto 5, one year on

Los Santos mirrors the world as you want to see it, writes Simon Parkin

VideoVideo: Six things first person mode brings to GTA 5

Dead cats, awkward sex and drive-by swearing.

Digital FoundryGTA 5's next-gen grass compared

Foliage is more abundant on PS4, but how much of an impact does it really make?

FeatureThe joys of GTA Online

How GTA5's multiplayer mode is the game at its very best.

Rockstar "urgently" looking into GTA 5 PS4 and Xbox One transfer issue

UPDATE: Rockstar issues emergency patch, resolves issue.

Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

UPDATE: PS4 and Xbox One compared in new frame-rate stress test.

Grand Theft Auto 5 first-person mode confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One

UPDATE: 1080p, 30fps on PS4 and Xbox One. 4K compatible on PC.

Grand Theft Auto 5 gets 55-track CD and vinyl soundtrack

Extra audio on all radio stations for PC, PS4, Xbox One.

VideoVideo: What's new in GTA 5 next gen?

Plus more from Outside Xbox.

Existing Grand Theft Auto 5 owners who upgrade get bonus content

Extra missions and more if you transfer to PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

Claims that image based on her used on T-shirts, posters, coffee mugs.

GTA Online adds Last Team Standing update

Multiplayer mode no longer available on 12GB PS3s.

Watch the Boardwalk Empire intro recreated using Grand Theft Auto 5

Gets the detail down to every Nucky cranny.

Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

But PC version delayed to January 2015. PS4 trailer released.

Grand Theft Auto 5 radio stations being updated for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Autumn release date "remains unchanged", Rockstar reiterates.

Rockstar warns GTA Online will soon be inaccessible for 12GB PS3 owners

Hard drive upgrade required to keep up with growing number of updates.

FeatureThe best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

Why the flood of remasters and remakes should be embraced.

Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over allegedly using her likeness

Claims Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to her.

Modder makes console GTA 5 a first-person game

Should be a doddle to do on PC, then.

Rockstar "very sorry" for Grand Theft Auto Online heists delay

"They are taking more time to create than originally anticipated."

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4

Digital Foundry compares the reveal trailer with PS3 footage, making some remarkable discoveries.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One this autumn

UPDATE: Upgraded visuals, new wildlife and a video editor on PC.

If Grand Theft Auto 5 were a Commodore 64 game

UPDATE: Creator tells us Blood Dragon and Assassin's Creed are next.

Rockstar has something next-gen coming by Q1 2015

Could it be a GTA5 port? Maybe a new Red Dead game?

GTA Online's High Life expansion arrives next week

Own multiple properties, check player's mental states.

Rockstar looks set to add Grand Theft Auto 5 jetpacks

Could they really land in the game?

Chinese government reveals censorship rules for console games

Nothing that promotes violence, swearing, gambling or cults.

Rockstar lays out Grand Theft Auto Online spring update roadmap

Capture creator! Multiple houses! And, at some point, heists!

Reclusive Rockstar accepts BAFTA Fellowship with speech

"We always try to bite off more than we can chew."

Another update for GTA Online is coming next week

New weapons, cars, costumes and a plane.

GTA Online getting free Valentine's Day Massacre DLC

With gangster outfits, weapons, jobs and a limousine.

Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped over 32.5 million copies

But still no word on a next-gen or PC version.

Amazon goes and lists Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

Is there a flood not far behind the leak?

Rockstar threatens to ban "game-breaking" GTA Online money cheats

Removing illegal cash, disciplining perps.

FeatureDevelopers' Games of 2013

CD Projekt! Blow! Bithell! Molyneux! More!

GTA Online's stimulus package is live

May take up to two days to process.

Grand Theft Auto 5 patch 1.05 finally released

GTA$ stimulus due "in the next couple of days".

GTA Online car conkers vs. Outside Xbox

Plus AC4 reviewed and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

GTA 5: Rockstar expects update 1.05 to release early next week

GTA$ Stimulus Package before end of next week.

GTA 5 has exceeded GTA 4's lifetime sales to retail in six weeks

Borderlands 2 has shifted 7.5 million copies to retail.

Digital FoundryGrand Theft Auto 5 time-lapse: world in motion

Digital Foundry's video showcase on the culmination of Rockstar's current-gen world simulation.

Rockstar explains GTA Online cash stimulus delay

UPDATE: Payouts due next week, Beach Bum Pack next month.

UK chart: Skylanders not as strong as last year

Sonic: Lost World has a weak first week.

Rockstar confirms it has halved GTA Online repeat mission payouts

A controversial change left out of patch notes.

Grand Theft Auto 5 sales top three million in UK

And it's the fastest-selling title to do so.

Rockstar: lost GTA Online characters are gone forever

UPDATE: New patch resolves disappearing vehicles.

UK chart: Pokémon, Beyond fail to dislodge GTA 5

X and Y sales double that of Black and White 2.

Rockstar makes up for GTA Online launch by showering players with GTA$

"We hope this helps to facilitate a fresh start."

Two Daz Dillinger tracks are in GTA 5 - and he's not happy

Rapper claims he turned down Rockstar's "offensively low offer".

Sources: Grand Theft Auto 5 out on PC early 2014

Rockstar prepares open world epic for PC.

Grand Theft Auto 5 title update should fix lost progress issues

Out on PS3 today and Xbox 360 "tomorrow at the latest."

FeatureGTA Online: Rockstar ate my gangster

Is the troubled multiplayer mode worth persevering with?

Rockstar working on a fix for GTA Online lost progress issues

UPDATE: Rockstar issues warning on character creation.

GTA 5 title update addresses missing vehicles

Could garages finally be safe again?

GTA Online release confirms micro-transaction amounts

Two tiny tweaks to real cash prices Eurogamer revealed last week.

Rockstar hopes new GTA Online patch out today

UPDATE: Update released for PS3.

FeatureMapping Los Santos

The story of the fans who cracked Grand Theft Auto 5's secrets, and how they did it.

UK chart: FIFA 14 sales down on last year's FIFA 13 by 24%

Possibly due to GTA5. Possibly due to next-gen transition.

Sony vows to improve PSN for PS4 following GTA 5 issues

"The network will perform better on multiple levels."

Rockstar adding more servers to prepare for GTA Online's launch

But still expects "temperamental" early days.

Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transaction pack prices revealed

UPDATE: Rockstar confirms money packs but promises game is "balanced".

Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transactions spotted

Buy lumps of in-game cash with real-world money.

Rockstar advises GTA 5 players avoid garages until a bug is fixed

So this is what it feels like to have your auto grand thefted.

GTA5 sells more in first week than launch weeks of all other GTAs combined

Beats previous UK best Call of Duty: Black Ops by almost 250k units.

Grand Theft Auto 5 was the UK's biggest video game launch ever

UPDATE: Makes more than $1 billion in three days.

Digital FoundryStreaming issues hit PSN digital version of Grand Theft Auto 5

Video demonstrates why the disc release is better.

Sony investigates GTA 5 PSN installation issues

Suggests deleting and redownloading the game.

Rockstar warns: don't install GTA 5 Xbox 360 "play" disc

UPDATE: Digital Foundry video reveals solution.

How the first Grand Theft Auto was almost cancelled

"Anarchic makes it sound sexier than it ought to be. It was messy."

New Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots

Released to accompany reviews.

Grand Theft Auto 5 takes aim at Call of Duty

See how "Righteous Slaughter 7" is advertised in-game.

Gamers rage at Sony over GTA 5 PS3 pre-release download delay

UPDATE: Europe can download Sunday, US Monday.

GTA 5's Los Santos then and now: Outside Xbox takes a tour

Plus F1 2013 Classic Edition, Child of Light.

VideoLet's Play Grand Theft Auto 5

Spoiler-free tours of Los Santos by ground and air.

Train your dog and customise cars in GTA 5 companion app

Learn new tricks and trick things out.

FeatureIs the most disturbing scene in GTA 5 justified?

Video and analysis of the scene everyone will talk about.

RecommendedGrand Theft Auto 5 review

Friends reunited. Our original review of Rockstar's open world opus.

“You want to find Kurtz every time”: Sam Houser speaks out on GTA 5

Rare interview reveals the toil behind Rockstar's most ambitious game yet.

Grand Theft Auto 5 launch trailer lands

Car chases! Planes! A submersible! Head butting!

Grand Theft Auto 5's music and songs detailed

Red Dead composer Woody Jackson back for Los Santos' countryside.

Sony apologises for Grand Theft Auto 5 leaks

Rockstar battling to limit spoilers as game cracked open.

Grand Theft Auto 5 will let you smoke weed

ESRB rating lists the game's violence, sex acts and swears.

Grand Theft Auto 5 achievements leak

Over a third devoted to Grand Theft Auto Online.

More Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots

At a Los for anything to write.

GTA5 "absolutely not a massive, empty world"

Rockstar questions if any game has this much content.

Nvidia says GTA5 on PC this autumn

UPDATE: "Nvidia does not have information on any possible PC version release of Grand Theft Auto..."

A dozen new Grand Theft Auto pics surface

Military choppers, a strip joint and a dog.

VideoHere are a few things you may have missed in the GTA 5 trailer

Weapon wheels, returning favourites and nob gags, of course.

FeatureWhy Grand Theft Auto 5 has to be a comedy

It's the only genre left standing.

Grand Theft Auto 5's first gameplay footage revealed

UPDATE: Footage captured from PS3 version.

Rockstar confirms Grand Theft Auto 5 comes on two Xbox 360 discs, has mandatory install, more

Grand Theft Auto 5's multiplayer named Grand Theft Auto Online.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Collector's Edition includes a real-life money bag and cap

Pre-order to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto 5 shown off in three new trailers

Rockstar reveals new gameplay footage.

Grand Theft Auto 5 shown off in new screenshots

Storms! Sunsets! Scuba diving!

Scam alert: Do not fall for the Grand Theft Auto 5 beta bait

Rockstar hasn't announced anything of the sort.

Rockstar slams Grand Theft Auto 5 delay "conspiracies" as "nonsense"

"We understand many of you guys are disappointed with this news..."

FeatureWhy a world in crisis needs GTA now more than ever

GTA holds a mirror up to the world. We need that mirror.

Grand Theft Auto 5 release date is 17th September

Delayed from spring. Still no PC version.

FeatureTrends of 2013: The golden tail

New hardware won't detract from the joys the old machines will give us this year.

FeatureDevelopers' Most Anticipated Games of 2013

BioShock! GTA5! The Last of Us! Beyond!

As Grand Theft Auto game sales increase, Take-Two boss says annualised IP "eventually hits the wall"

Compares GTA to the James Bond series. Will avoid Call of Duty model.

This week on Outside Xbox

The Black Ops 2 launch, GTA5 taken apart and more.

New Grand Theft Auto 5 screens show off world "five times bigger" than Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar boss argued against setting new game outside USA.

Grand Theft Auto 5 to feature three protagonists

And at least one gas mask, apparently.

Grand Theft Auto 5 protagonist is a retired East Coast gangster - report

San Andreas character Mark "B-Dup" Wayne to return.

Grand Theft Auto 5 images reveal in-game locations

Second trailer delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Grand Theft Auto 5 release date spring 2013, publisher confirms

UPDATE: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 named as launch platforms.

FeatureLost Humanity 12: Zero Contribution

It would be too easy to believe incorrect reports that the Scottish games industry has no value, argues Rab Florence.

Yet more Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots get down to "business"

That means flying planes, stealing cars, shooting at police helicopters.

Grand Theft Auto 5: new screenshots may show protagonist

Suited man from trailer spotted flying plane.

GTA 5 trailer recreated in Battlefield 3

In a world where everyone wears camo fatigues...

Grand Theft Auto 5 viral site live

Epsilon Program renounces semen.

Grand Theft Auto 5: new screenshots surface

"We just have not been in a position to show more of the game."

Gamescom rubbishes Grand Theft Auto 5, Valve rumours

Rockstar Table Tennis Tournament 2?

Take-Two boss "sceptical" about core games on Wii U

Don't expect much at launch from GTA publisher.

Max Payne 3 crew sign-up gets underway

Your squad will be Grand Theft Auto 5-compatible.

Grand Theft Auto 5 launches in October, says dev CV

Animator's résumé quickly taken offline.

Max Payne 3 multiplayer "crews" carry over to Grand Theft Auto 5

Play with the same people in both games.

Rockstar boss buys Truman Capote's New York mansion

Houser sets real estate record for crime legend's pad.

Mafia 2 dev helping Rockstar with Grand Theft Auto 5 - report

Plus: Mafia 3 development in full swing.

Take-Two trademarks GTA TV

Multimedia blitzkrieg on the way for Grand Theft Auto 5?

Rockstar mulling LA Noire 2 development

"Considering what the future may hold" for series.

GTA5, COD to account for quarter of all year's game sales - report

Gaming's biggest franchises to dominate coming financial year.

Rockstar hiring for "next-gen console" project

UPDATE: Rockstar removes "next-gen" reference.

Rockstar controls information so games feel "magical"

Plus, Houser on 3D and nostalgia for Max Payne.

VideoGrand Theft Auto 5, San Andreas comparison video

GTA5 trailer painstakingly recreated.

FeatureBowling for Liberty

From the archive: Why GTA4's Roman Bellic is one of the greatest video game characters of all time.

Rockstar confirms GTA5 Los Santos setting

Present day timeframe, online multiplayer.

VideoGrand Theft Auto 5 trailer talkthrough

Tom Bramwell and Martin Robinson analyse the new video.

Not Ray Liotta in Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer

His people settle the Scorsese.

THQ not worried by Grand Theft Auto 5

Saints Row is a "very different experience".

The first Grand Theft Auto 5 details revealed

Was that Tommy Vercetti, Niko Bellic, Carl Johnson?

VideoFirst Grand Theft Auto 5 footage

Straight out of Vinewood.

Grand Theft Auto 5 set in Los Angeles - report

Plus, source claims multiple playable characters.

Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto 5

First trailer coming next week.

GTA riots link an "expected moral panic"

Media reports shift blame, say experts.

Where's Grand Theft Auto 5?

We'll hear about unannounced titles soon.

Take-Two registers Rockstar Films

For GTA, Red Dead Redemption movies?

Are these Grand Theft Auto V domains?

"Boobstop", "pregnantandalone", etc.

Grand Theft Auto V cast leaked?

Hollywood casting for Take-Two's Rush.

Grand Theft Auto V leak a "typo"

Is stuntman telling the truth?

Grand Theft Auto V set in Hollywood?

Report ignites the rumour bomb.

GTA V to be announced before E3?

Analyst reckons suspension is building.

Take-Two retains Housers, coy on GTA V

Also thinking about M-rated Wii content.