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How long is GTA V?

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In just a week, quite possibly the most anticipated game this generation is hitting retail; Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. It’s a game that most of you will be happy to spend a lot of money on – and something that you know you’ll be getting your money’s worth from. but just how long can you expect to play GTA V?

According to Rockstar’s Dan Houser, your money will be well spent, as GTA V is "a big open-world experience that’s 100 hours long".

Speaking to The Guardian about the possibility of GTA being adapted to film, Houser said that GTA wouldn’t work as a film

"There’s still plenty of kudos in doing a film, but you shouldn’t ever do anything in your life for kudos," said Houser. "It’s much easier to imagine GTA as a TV series, as the form is closer, but I still think we’d be losing too much to ever actually do it.

"We’ve got this big open-world experience that’s 100 hours long, and that gives players control over what they do, what they see, and how they see it. A world where you can do everything from rob a bank to take a yoga lesson to watch TV, all in your own time. How do you condense that into a two-hour or 12-hour experience where you take away the main things: player agency and freedom?"

I doubt that 100 hour experience will be for the single player alone, and probably includes some of the time you’ll spend in Grand Theft Auto Online – but it’s still a lot of bang for your buck.

Read the full, pretty expansive interview here.

Last Updated: September 10, 2013

90 Comments

  1. Beaker Brain

    September 10, 2013 at 10:48

    Skyrim in the Jungle.

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 10, 2013 at 10:48

    Bang for buck indeed.

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  3. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 10, 2013 at 10:49

    OI

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    • Airborne

      September 10, 2013 at 10:59

      Dude, thats not How Long, thats Sum-Tin Wong!!!

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 10, 2013 at 11:18

        It’s Fu-kin Funnay

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  4. RinceTheSwineStains

    September 10, 2013 at 10:52

    So… Much… WIN! I have tears in my one good eye. Man I am excited! Going to have to be on Edgars account though…

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 10, 2013 at 10:56

      better preorder man! save you some moola

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      • RinceTheSwineStains

        September 10, 2013 at 11:01

        I think CNA don’t have special editions, and they cost R1000 regardless of whether you pre-order, which sucks!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 10, 2013 at 11:02

          Im just happy to get the game man, and for R656 its a steal, might be more expensive now though

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          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 11:19

            Ya, at CNA it’s R749 though…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:20

            and if you preorder? Then perhaps I got lucky and chick messed it up.

  5. hairyknees

    September 10, 2013 at 11:00

    Thats quite the selfie of Geoff in the header 😀

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 10, 2013 at 11:02

      XD

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  6. SaintsRowLee

    September 10, 2013 at 11:02

    Hmmmm. Yes. I play games so I can watch TV in the game…
    And oooh. Nothing says tough guy like a yoga class.
    I am convinced this will be a technical marvel. But surely if they cut crap like watching TV and yoga, this game could be made with a far less budget involved?

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    • Mike

      September 10, 2013 at 11:26

      The crap is part of GTA. It’s what makes it different from all the other open world style games. All those extra useless little things you can do.
      Also the in game tv shows are usually well worth watching.

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  7. Tarisma

    September 10, 2013 at 11:02

    may as well ask how long is a piece of string?

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  8. FSR

    September 10, 2013 at 11:08

    I think i spent ±80 hours on the SP of Red Dead Redemption to 100% it, so i wouldn’t be surprised if the 100 hours is for the SP only.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 10, 2013 at 11:19

      I loved Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.. Rockstar has yet to make a crap game in my eyes.

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      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        September 10, 2013 at 11:21

        THEY MAKE GAMES IN YOUR EYES?

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 10, 2013 at 11:24

          That must hurt

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:33

            only on weekends when they work overtime..

        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 10, 2013 at 11:33

          They elite like that yeah!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 10, 2013 at 11:34

          Tell us Geoff is one of you guys at the office secretly playing the game for a review?

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 10, 2013 at 11:25

        I knew it, Tanya’s eyes are a developer’s studio! Quick, harvest them!

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        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          September 10, 2013 at 11:30

          I missed the memo, why is Tanya being called Tanya?

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:33

            I won Comment of the week and now Im being attacked by Adirmal and Rince joined the band wagon… I cant be my normal happy self as i fear the adirmal and his comments.

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 10, 2013 at 11:37

            Ohh okay, Thanx for clearing that up Tanya 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:37

            not you too Flippin hell!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            September 10, 2013 at 11:39

            LOL! Nice one Admiral and Rince… too bad Tanya… I’ve had a lot of flack from them in the past, but they’re awesome people.

            Be glad OVG hasn’t jumped on the band wagon yet… Rince and OVG together are a scary experience, but fun as hell.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:40

            I misss OVG perhaps he would of stood by my side….

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 11:46

            Please… Olivia isn’t the same, after she went on the pill….

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:46

            okay then!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 11:47

            I miss OVG too 🙁

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:50

            I believe he has had surgery and become a jason

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 11:53

            I suspect he was always Jason…. you can never trust the internet… one member could actually be 5 different sock puppet accounts… All waiting in the dark, ready to pounce on those who venture to closely to the truth!

            Dum Dum DEE!!!!! We’re going X-files buddy, and you’re Scully!

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 11:54

            You shut up Foxhound! OVG will be back… He’s just busy. He warned me after his temporary madness that a new, more nuclear crazy OVG would return. I fear Gavin doesn’t have enough pipeline to deal with what’s to come…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:56

            Well i hope he is on my side!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 11:58

            Foxhound? Dear heavens man… You think I’m that lump of brain death? I mean if you said, Trebzz, Rincethis, or Aussious or even TiMster1033, I wouldn’t feel so slighted…. I mean those guys have solid brains in their heads. They post funny and intellectually stimulating fodder, although Tanya is a little scary but we love the guy for it…

            Foxhound? Dude… you cut me deep! 🙁 I feel like getting a beer now. Wow… FOXHOUND?? Damn……

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:00

            *hands you bandages*

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:01

            Tissues man. I think I need tissues. I’ve never been so insulted in my life. I think I’m going to crawl under my desk and hope that the day ends… 🙁

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:03

            atleast will then be 6 days till Gta v!

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:01

            Tanya is going through the trials of MAN but yes, sometimes scary. As for Foxhound, I’, onto you buddy… Like a rash 0-O

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:01

            EWWWWW!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:04

            what if its Brenda?

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:05

            Brenda IS a rash…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:05

            But that rash may be playing Gta 5 as we speak!!!! AS WE SPEAK RINCE!! CAN YOU HANDLE THAT!!! I CANT!!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:06

            Quick, let’s all fly down to PE and demand that he let us play it, if only for a few seconds!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:06

            I doubt it, Brenda’s too smart. He can string coherent sentences together, whereas Foxhound struggles to make any sort of logical sense :/

            It’ll take a real genius to fake that level of stupidity. No offence to Foxhound… uh..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:57

            Why am I always Scully! not again!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:04

            Never stop being SCULLY!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:04

            But but *mumbles* I like Mulder

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:07

            Mulder is a little naive girl. Scully was a force of reason – a sceptic supreme!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:07

            but she is a redhead…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:10

            True… gingers have no souls, but let’s not hold it against her.

  9. Trebzz

    September 10, 2013 at 11:16

    7 more days for us normal guys and the reviewers are probably enjoying this game as we speak…

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 10, 2013 at 11:17

      Im sure man, I mean they gotta get a review out by the 17th or 18th latest!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 10, 2013 at 11:26

        My money is on Brenda, he’s been very quiet of late. Probably, drooling all over the floor and living out his fantasy as a criminal mastermind… :/

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  10. Albertus van Rensburg

    September 10, 2013 at 11:17

    Skyrim is 100+ hours for SP if you take your time so I can believe that the game might take that long “if” they manage to weave a great story and keep you engaged.

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    • RinceTheSwineStains

      September 10, 2013 at 11:38

      Agreed. I just really hope they don’t have loads of random side quests, like ‘collect 55 lizard tails’ etc…

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 10, 2013 at 11:39

        id prefer “shoot 100 hookers while drunk”… Or do what I have dreamed of “fill bus with hookers and drive off a 100 ft cliff”

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        • Vampyre Squirrel

          September 10, 2013 at 11:40

          Those are probably achievements 😛

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:42

            Those are dreams!!! I really hope they add one thing but doubtful, Take random people and force them into a car as a hostage!

        • RinceTheSwineStains

          September 10, 2013 at 11:43

          And once again Tanya crosses that ever so fragile line between funny and ‘Admiral, call 10111’ 0-O

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:45

            whats wrong with what I said?

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 11:53

            lol Driving 100 hookers to their death off a cliff MAY be seen as slightly, batshit mental! 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 11:55

            EXACTLY!! thats why as me as your muscle in GTA online Ill get the jobs done! even the dirty jobs!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:01

            Hahaha I hope you’re getting this game on PS3 because I’m joining your crew lol! I have a feeling you’re going to be the curb-stomping, head-cracking ENFORCER!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:01

            NOOOOOO!!! getting on xbox 360!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:02

            🙁 Ah dude… why? WHYYY??

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:02

            coz I donts have the money for ps3!! its saved for ps4!! MAN!!!! this blows!

          • Martin du preez

            September 10, 2013 at 12:35

            Got it for Xbox you SOB! We can start a lazygamer troll crew!

          • Albertus van Rensburg

            September 10, 2013 at 11:58

            lol. GTA bring out the “best” in us all. I remember doing stuff in GTA 3 that I would have never even considered doing… ever. I questioned my morality and sanity. I r dark when given the right motivation.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:01

            I am sorry to say I have done things in Gta games that are Illegal in the state of alabama

          • Albertus van Rensburg

            September 10, 2013 at 12:05

            Ha ha. Alabama… where your mom’s your dad and your dad’s your brother… If your did stuff that was illegal there then you did some major crazy stuff. RESPECT. 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:07

            hahaha if your getting the game on 360 ill be a great assit to your crew..

          • Albertus van Rensburg

            September 10, 2013 at 12:11

            lol. Blue Ray on PS3 for me thanks. Imagine how much fun it’ll be to change discs mid way through a game if it is a multi-disc release on 360. Shame, my heart goes out to the poor 360 owners… (p.s. – it is a 2 disc release but you only need to install 8 gigs and run the rest off of the 2nd disc.)

  11. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 10, 2013 at 11:23

    I doubt the main game is anywhere near that long. Most RPGs clock in between 40 – 60 hours main. But as with all Open World games, this is obviously to be expected. You will have 100 of hours of gameplay, including main and side. Multiplayer will probably add on top of the 100 + hours

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  12. Tortoise

    September 10, 2013 at 11:30

    GTA V is going to be to GTA IV what San Andreas was to GTA III. And considering the number of hours I spent on IV, this game is going to be ridiculous – amazingly ridiculous.
    Your free time will die, in 7 days.

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  13. ElNicko

    September 10, 2013 at 11:35

    100 hours divided by R650 seems like a fair ratio to me……

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  14. Ryanza

    September 10, 2013 at 12:05

    Can’t wait to get a low rider and pimp it out and just drive around slowly with Gin n Juice playing. Is that included in the 100 hours? If not then I might be missing the point of GTA, just like Saints Row did.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 10, 2013 at 12:06

      Then while cruising pop caps in some hooker ass!!!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 10, 2013 at 12:09

        Only 6 more days… 😀 I really wish that I had pre-ordered. But I guess, it’s ok, I’ll head to the shops on the day, and fight others for the prize… in glorious mortal combat.. MANO a MANO!!

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      • Ryanza

        September 10, 2013 at 12:10

        1st use the services of the hooker then beat her ass with a baseball bat, GTA 3 style. ‘Give my money back, bitch’

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 10, 2013 at 12:20

          hehehe

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  15. InsanityFlea

    September 10, 2013 at 12:26

    100 hours yeah, but that’s before mods 😀 bring PC version fools.

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  16. Brian Murphy

    September 10, 2013 at 17:52

    “I doubt that 100 hour experience will be for the single player alone”

    Why would you doubt it? It wouldn’t be the first game with over 100 hours in the SP portion. And if you’re trying to inflate the gametime, why wouldn’t you add in all the multiplayer? Why would you just add ‘some’ of it? Weird.

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