GTA 5 Map Size – Is GTA V Smaller Than Previous GTAs?


San Andreas is actually 13.9 square miles big, not 12.8 square miles.

Just by taking a look at the official statements regarding the map size of GTA V, it is clear that Red Dead Redemption can not be bigger than San Andreas; it’s more the size of Liberty City in GTA IV, perhaps slightly smaller/bigger.

Is GTA V Bigger Than GTA: San Andreas?

Red Dead Redemption (6.5 square miles; it might be a bit off), San Andreas (13.9 square miles) and GTA IV (6.25 square miles) combined would be 26.65 square miles if we would take it word-by-word, which we shouldn’t do. If we go by the statement that the land area of GTA V is 3.5 times bigger than Red Dead Redemption, then the result would be 22.75 square miles.

If we include the underwater area, then the result would be 32.5 square miles and to be honest, that already sounds a bit too big.

Let’s go by Choco Taco’s statement that Red Dead Redemption is around 5.5 square miles big: 3.5 times of it would 19.25 square miles, and the underwater environment would be around 8.25 square miles big; that are 27.5 square miles in total of underwater and land area.

Just by reading all that, it should be more than clear that there is absolutely no way that Red Dead Redemption is bigger than San Andreas, not even close. Not everything that Rockstar and Dan Houser says is necessarily true.

Written by Carl CJ Johnsons Brother Brian

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  • Niklas Griffiths

    Sorry but can you give me a link of when Rockstars say that RDR is bigger than Sanandreas? Never heard of that statement before

  • Your_a_Massive_Bellend

    Dan Houser has never said that Red Dead was bigger than San Andreas!

  • Kyle Diez

    What the fuck is point of this article? What a fucking waste.

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  • ThisArticleSucks

    This article is complete shit, “that sounds a bit too big”. This is going to be one of the biggest open world games ever released, it better sound a bit too big

  • Arschwitz

    Does it take effort to write such crap or were you bored?


  • McStrangerthanfiction

    the draw distance…..smh….it will feel twice as big as san andreas.

  • JD

    The clown who wrote this article deserves to taste my urine. I piss on your face, you freak.

  • Bob

    what a waste of internet

  • Rationale

    Every single one of your articles are pointless, horribly written, and make absolutely no sense.

    • Hamed Samadi

      FUCK OFF !

      • Rationale

        So you’re saying you can actually read this without getting a headache?

        • Hamed Samadi

          Its Written Very Well And its about my Most Anticipated Game of this year

          • Rui

            Lol well written? I’ve seen better news writing on a high school newspaper.

          • Hamed Samadi

            source ?

            and is it about GTA V right ?

          • asd

            ok fan boy calm your tits

          • Wyatt

            Dude this article made no sense whatsoever

  • gtav

    Grrrrr im gonna shit in your fucking mouth nigg er

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  • gtav

    I printed this and came on it, then i shit on it

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  • WELL

    This article wreaks of fail.

  • Vince McMahon

    Written by Carl CJ Johnsons Brother Brian…… seems legit

  • Grealla

    Your title makes no sense whatsofuckingever. Your article is doesn’t either, CJ’s brother would have probably been able to write a better article.

  • Grealla

    It’s Carl Johnson’s brother
    not Carl Johnsons

  • MekNes

    These are a bunch of fake website set up to get page views with Google and advertisement. If you look you can see dozens of poor articles written on random websites nobody heard of with same format at each website. Home, news Opinions, etc.

  • King Chism74/ ReallyDarkTho

    Idiot RDR Is Alot Bigger Than GTA SA In My Opinion. This Article Is A Shame Of Its Owner ” Why The Fuck Did You Write Me You Piece Of Shit!!!!!?”

  • romezarelli

    I need to start being a journalist. you guys are making grand theft money while not saying anything at all.

  • Walter White

    red dead redemption didn’t have any underwater area’s; it’s not like they coded it all in only to have your drown on the surface. The second half of the previous sentence was not even necessary, are trolls finding careers as writers? what is happening