It'd be interesting to see scaled comparions of the maps from the various GTA games in real world units. Has anyone ever attemped to do this? It'd be possible. The newer versions track how many miles you've driven. It'd be a bit trickier for the 2d ones though.
There is no way in hell that GTA San Andreas was smaller than RDR. Id say the entire RDR map is about the size of the South West San Andreas Island. Also that GTA IV map is probably alot bigger than what is made out in that comparison picture.
I get the impression that the scale is way off in both of those posted images.
Just Cause 2's map was just ridiculous. I'd say I left about half of it untouched.
I like big maps. The bigger the better IMO. Somepeople don't like all the traveling between places and thats understandable too.
The best thing to do would be to have a big map but all urban areas close together. Best of both worlds.
The problem with big maps is that they are usually less detailed. Just Cause 2 had a massive map and good graphics but it got boring after a while because it was just the same old looking forest and the same old small village time and time again. Yeah it had its cool areas but they were few and far between.
They need to find the balance between size and quality. GTA 4 was pretty big and very detailed, I was really impressed by it. Some countryside thrown in will give V a nice mix of areas and hey if they can make it huge and really detailed, then great.
Heres on i found...
The only problem I have with this one is i think that gta IV is way bigger than it is depicted here...
I think the rest are spot on though
No I'd say that could be right. GTAIV looks like the size of the 3 cities of SA put together but with no countryside or desert
But GTA IV was wayyyyyy longer than the Vice City map.
GTA one's map looks a little small, but otherwise I'd say it's about right. What's the map to the right of it?
Yeah, what map is in the top-right hand corner?
An actual map of Manhattan
yeah, the top right is downtown manhattan
the one to the immediate right of gta 1's liberty city (above las venturas), I initially thought was gta2, but now im not so sure.
It looks like a more blocky version of liberty city in gta 3