GTA Map Size Comparison


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Being about halfway done with GTA: San Andreas now, I'm amazed at how huge the game is. Talk is made about how much more vast the map is than the previous games, but I was curious to get a real look at the difference.

When I played GTAIII I was all, "this game is huge!". When I played Vice City I was all, "this game is huge!", and so on and so forth, so I couldn't really see how the map could be so much bigger.

I found three maps (all original maps by Rockstar) and scaled them to compare the sizes.

I only made two assumptions:

- Each map is to scale.

- One traffic lane is the same width in each of the three games.

Here's the result:

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Damn. I spent so much time wandering around Liberty City, and to think that the whole of Liberty City could pretty much fit inside Los Santos is just crazy.

Vice City is twice as big as Liberty City but still only about a third of San Andreas. Crazy.

Anyways, just wanted to share.

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you probably thought that because vice city was on like two islands and liberty city took place on like three islands, I didnt really play vice city that much, but I noticed vice city seemed smaller because it was just two island things

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I think San Andreas feels smaller. I'm not sure why..

When I played the game in Los Santos, I had the same feeling too because it looks like the typical ghetto environment... Small streets, small alleys and small houses with small backyards...

Anyway, thanks for the map comparison, d00d! (Y)

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woooot

i new it was big.... but never that big..

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It's almost as big as my...

... facination with the Half-Life 2 hype :p

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whoa i dont really play console because i dont own any, but this game has made me think about getting ps2....

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This plus MGS3 would be enough for me to grab one..:yes:s:

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This plus MGS3 would be enough for me to grab one..  :yes:

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I sold my busted PS2 almost a year ago. GTA:SA made me buy a new slim PS2, and I'll be picking up MGS3 on Saturday.

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[halfontopic]anyone with idea's on the XBOX release date?[/halfontopic]

that is HUGE. i loved vice city and how insanly giagantic it was. Is this new one like the first one? with three different area's and gangs and the like?

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Thanks man, I was waiting for someone to actually do that. (Y) I'll pick up San Andreas some time later though, I'm obsessed with Halo2 :|

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Hrmm well thanks for the comparison, ive finished all the GTA's, SA included, and I was getting the feeling it wasnt as big as it looked, but heres the proof. I guess because I pretty much fly wherever I go in the game now so it seems so short.

Cheers man.

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[halfontopic]anyone with idea's on the XBOX release date?[/halfontopic]

that is HUGE. i loved vice city and how insanly giagantic it was. Is this new one like the first one? with three different area's and gangs and the like?

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GTA:SA has three full cities...Los Santos (LA), San Fierro (San Fransisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas). Yeah, Vegas ain't in California, but a city based on Oakland ain't too exciting.

Los Santos has a number of gangs, and SF has the Triads and some Vietnamese gangs. Don't know about LV, but I imagine it's more mob territory with the casinos and whatnot.

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