Whether you're a big gamer or you hate everything to do with video games and virtual reality, you've undoubtedly heard of action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto. Originally created by British developer DMA Design in 1997, Grand Theft Auto now has over 10 different versions and it's the fourth most popular game franchise ever after Mario, Pokemon, and Tetris. In spite of countless technology innovation awards, multiple GTA fan theories, and character voiceovers done by such silver screen legends as Samuel L. Jackson, Burt Reynolds, and Phil Collins, GTA has been criticized incessantly.
In fact, the game's extremely mature content tends to make social rights advocates and parents quake in their boots. Violence is more prevalent in GTA than in almost any other game series. Many players enjoy losing themselves in the simulated world where they can solicit and then murder sex workers, rob unsuspecting pedestrians, and blow up enemies with the click of a button. It is many concerned mothers' worst fear to see young children playing the mature game because law is completely relative in the GTA universe. In fact, it seems that the more aggressive users are more heavily rewarded.
Grand Theft Auto players are usually aware of the game's critics but they play anyway. Perhaps the abandonment of law and order is wholly appealing to them or perhaps they just like the more mundane aspects of the game: doing yoga, attending therapy, smoking pot on the couch. Perhaps the occasional mundanity of the Vice City world makes gamers forget about their own normal existences, giving them something to look forward to. GTA players have attempted to explain their fondness for the virtual world but it's actually the revelation of their most messed up game escapades that made a huge splash on Reddit.
Below is a selection of the craziest things Auto players have done in the fictional realm. Maybe you'll be put off by them, maybe you'll use them as inspiration during your next Xbox login.
Ruin Others' Trust And Kill Yourself In The Process
From Reddit user timrbradyPatchesMcGee88:
"As far as just straight random evil, nothing beats getting into a stranger's car [after they've offered] you a ride and holding an active grenade until it explodes. You both die, but you've murdered his trust."424223Is this messed up?
Befriend A Stranger Then Abandon That Stranger In A Far Away Tunnel
From Reddit user crocodial:
"I like to drive strangers around. We have some fun for a little bit in order to cement the new relationship and build trust. When the time is right, I take them on a tour of the tunnels underneath the city. I take them deep to where it is a long walk to any exit to the surface and then I kick them out of my car and take off."509282Is this messed up?
Blow Up Innocent Shopkeepers
From Reddit user bazookajoe730:
"Wait for innocent players to hold up a convenience store, sniper the shopkeeper mid hold up, and watch the panicked expressions of the players mindlessly trying to find you for a minute or two, before putting them out of their misery."321179Is this messed up?
Bomb An Unsuspecting Victim And Watch From The Comfort Of Your Home
From Reddit user Spastic_pinkie:
"Better to grab a Buzzard, load it with sticky bombs then park it in view of your apartment windows in the road. Then hang out inside your apartment, watching the Buzzard. When an excited victim takes off in the chopper, detonate the sticky bombs. Watch your phone load up with entertaining text messages."312173Is this messed up?