30 Things We Can’t Wait to Do in GTA V

By on September 13, 2013
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If you’ve been locked in a shed for and are just getting around to checking out the Internet tubes as of late, you will be delighted to watch Rockstar’s GTA V gameplay trailer that’s nearly five minutes long. Before you venture down below, be sure to watch the full trailer and marvel in the glorious return of the Grand Theft Auto universe.

It’s especially cool for anyone who’s spent time living or visiting Los Angeles, as much of the game’s landscape is based off that area and Southern California in general. If you haven’t preordered yet, be sure to hit up Amazon for the Xbox 360 version or PlayStation 3 version prior to the September 17 launch date.

After watching the trailer far too many times to count, we’ve come up with the top 30 activities we can’t wait to do when we get our hands on GTA V. Enjoy!

Taking Hostages Dark Knight-style while saying “I’m Batman!” in a Raspy Voice

Taking hostages

 Robbing the Chicken Festival With Hillbilly Karl Rove

Chicken Festival heist

Chatting on the Phone using Bluetooth During a Firefight

Reloading while talking over Bluetooth

Spending Obscene Amounts of Money at Ponsonbys, Then Robbing the Store

GTA V Ponsonbys clothing store

Figuring Out How To Steal This Blimp

Stealing this Blimp

Beating This Guy With His Own Inflammatory Sign

Guy holding Sign GTA V

Seeing If Incredibly Sharp Turns Will Eject Jet-Ski Passengers

Riding a Jet Ski

Taking Homeless People Hostage and Relocating Them to Ponsonbys

Homeless GTA V

Reenacting Scenes from The Sopranos


Seeing If This Dog Wants to Be My Partner in Crime

Dog Following

Going on Long Bike Rides around fake Southern California

Riding a bike

Becoming a Huge Success or Failure at Day Trading

Stock Market

Spending Time Planning Intricate Heists

Planning Heists

Getting in a Few Sets of Tennis In After a Long Day of Crime


Figuring Out What the Heck Could Possibly Be In That Shed!

What's that shed?

Firing Shots at the Cars Below Rather Than Backing Up My Partner

Sniper backup

Cliff Diving Like a Boss off the Top of That Shed

Cliff Diving

Watching Television for Hours, Just Because I Can

Watching Television

Shooting the Guy Who’s About to Shoot Bambi

Bambi Deer Hunting

Getting That Smiley Face Tattoo on Every Part of My Body

Smiley Tattoo

Figuring Out If This Tanker Is Carrying Explosive Fuel, Perhaps Using an RPG

Train Fuel Tankers

No Caption Needed…

Medical Venice Beach

Instigating Fights Between These Ridiculous Characters

Graumans theater

Becoming Fake Southern California’s Next Real Estate Mogul

Real Estate

Getting My Scuba On

GTA V Scuba Diving

Seeing if I can Find the Skate Park at Fake Venice Beach

Venice Beach

Taking a Lovely Drive Through the Countryside with Five Stars

Driving in the country

Avoiding Situations that Require Gross Body Disposals


Always Taking the Smart Route When Pulling off a Heist

Gassing Jewelry Stores


GTA V Online

What are you most looking forward to when GTA V comes out?

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!


  1. gta

    July 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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  2. Vic 2.0

    January 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

    What these mediocre activities/moments costed us:

    a. No emergency vehicle missions (police, fire fighter, ambulance)
    b. No pizza boy or ice cream truck missions
    c. No buyable safehouses (that’s right!)
    d. You can’t crouch, without being stuck to something, in cover.
    e. You have to start shooting your gun before you can aim while driving (I couldn’t possibly make this stuff up!)
    f. No gambling. In fact, no view of a brilliant casino even from the outside. Just a mundane stock market option.
    g. Cops are psychic. You’re liable to get a wanted level for killing someone even if you’re miles away from the nearest would-be witness.
    h. You get a one star wanted level for the dumbest things, like accidentally bumping into someone on the sidewalk or just honking your horn! And that one star is not very easy to lose.
    i. Cops are noticeably more aggressive and harder to shake than in previous installments.
    j. Helicopter controls suck.
    k. Very few enterable buildings, and of course most of the ones you can enter are recycled models. You can’t even enter businesses you buy.
    l. No interactions available with restaurants, fast food, or food at all.
    m. No dating. I suppose this is Rockstar’s way of admitting they give up on figuring out how to do it RIGHT.
    n. No jetpack.
    o. Protagonists are miserable, pathetic losers, not badasses like Tommy Vercetti and C.J.
    p. No gang wars or acquisition of territory of any kind.
    q. You get practically nothing in return for finding all the collectibles.
    r. No way of shaping your body (or letting it go).
    s. No hydraulics.
    t. No nitrous.
    u. No default radio station options.
    v. Once you complete the storyline missions, there is practically nothing fun to do. In addition to the fact that most of the mini-games and activities are boring and pointless, keep in mind what I said about the cops. It even takes the fun out of going on rampages, trying to cause a little mayhem.

    Gameplay clearly took a back seat to graphics and map size; you can’t deny that.

  3. subir

    October 1, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Things you need to know about GTA 5 http://bit.ly/1dO7MTv

  4. Steve

    September 17, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Probably beat off with my own tears of joy

  5. Mikey

    September 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I really want to fly a plane into a single person. Just one random person walking down the street, then suddenly he is hit with a bi-plane.

    Then, when I get home, play some GTA V.

  6. Eric Spudic

    September 15, 2013 at 7:14 am

    First thing I’m gonna do is lift my leg and cut the cheese.

  7. KnightRid

    September 15, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I would burn down all the marijuana stores and watch the losers cry MUAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHHHA

    I may possibly then shoot eat one of them in the head and dispose of the body parts down a toilet (really? wow, strong toilet)

  8. Hans

    September 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Save, see how big of a mess I can get into and out of with the biggest guns/vehicles, quit, reload save, play like I’m not Tony Montana.

  9. jwtemp

    September 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    For my first GTA V activity I’m most likely going to get frustrated.

  10. Bryant G.

    September 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Personally, I’m going to be on the lookout for dog couples in GTA V. There’s an odd pleasure one gets from seeing what ensues when two dogs get together.

  11. Junho Yang

    September 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Snipe people and cause a ruckus

  12. Nafster

    September 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Should be a smash hit

  13. NC

    September 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I’ll post a FB pic and tweet a pic of the game to show that people do win these contests

  14. balrod

    September 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    and later make the history missions :3

  15. bandt

    September 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’ll get motorists to leave their cars and fight one another, like in San Andreas.

  16. Nman

    September 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    First thing I’ll do is rewatch the GTAV trailers while waiting for the obligatory game install.

  17. Joseph Menard

    September 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Play It

  18. Tom

    September 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Walk the streets to listen to the crazy dialogue then, steal a car and run people over until I get a 4 star wanted level and die. Restart, and play the game like a normal person.

  19. Carrie Conley

    September 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm


  20. Chris

    September 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm


  21. George Lee

    September 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Play the game.

  22. Shelly Leatham

    September 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I want to skydive!

  23. Tina Harris

    September 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm


  24. Gayle Watkins

    September 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Start exploring all the new stuff

  25. brandon

    September 14, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Stare at the game

  26. Gabriel

    September 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Im gonna find all the strip clubs and buy them.

  27. Oliver Le

    September 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I can’t wait to get in a plane and skydive out of it!

  28. Rob

    September 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Remove the packaging.

  29. Donna

    September 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Play the game for hours on end.

  30. Antoine Brooks

    September 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Play itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay itPlay it

    You get the idea!

  31. JC

    September 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Best driving lessons are from GTA

  32. Rob Hestar

    September 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Play the story for a bit,then go all out and start mass killing everyone in the city 😛

  33. Jared Z (@Darklurkr23)

    September 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Blow up some Cars!

  34. Christopher

    September 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Watching tv!

  35. William

    September 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I want to steal some cars

  36. Mike S

    September 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Take it for a spin!

  37. dan

    September 14, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Drive around the city an see the sights

  38. Leon

    September 14, 2013 at 7:20 am

    drive around and look at how Los Santos has changed since GTA: San Andreas

  39. Steve Scott

    September 14, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Beat my boys scores

  40. Jodi Boulier

    September 14, 2013 at 5:49 am

    I want to go Hot Air Ballooning and figure out how to land safely and have the Bragging Rights!

  41. Kathy Scott

    September 14, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Give it to my boys to make them so happy.

  42. David Phok

    September 14, 2013 at 5:32 am

    steal the nicest car then drive on the side walk

  43. Wade Arenberg

    September 14, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Blasting the FUZZ and getting away with it… It’s always fun to find a military base too and steal a tank.

  44. Matt

    September 14, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Go out Hunting with Trevor

  45. Shane Dickson (Oregon Slacker)

    September 14, 2013 at 3:41 am

    I’m going to go on rampage, steal a few cars while getting the max notoriety from the fuzz!

  46. B.J.

    September 14, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Surf on the radio, obviously. Only right answer.

  47. Gram

    September 14, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I want explore the environment. From the city streets to the wilderness, I want to drink it all in and see what I can find.

  48. Erwin

    September 14, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I cant wait to massacre as many peaple as possible with my spotscar before i die 🙂
    Wish i got the game right now!

  49. Zanite

    September 14, 2013 at 12:38 am


  50. Ben

    September 14, 2013 at 12:10 am

    “test drive” all kinds of cars!

  51. Shanna Bailes

    September 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Steal cars

  52. Joaquin Jimenez

    September 13, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Finding a fine young honey and cruisin’ like there is no tomorrow!

  53. Chris Martin

    September 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I want to play online with all my friends nonstop, I think I’ll go days and days before succumbing to sleep lol.

  54. Austin Baroudi

    September 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Check out all the cars!

  55. James N

    September 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I’d spend hours just running around and stealing some money

  56. Dave G

    September 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Steal a car and cruise the city

  57. Jake Skye

    September 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I’m looking forward to just messing around and exploring the entire map the most.

  58. Jesse

    September 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Cant wait to check out skydiving off mountains! Will def bring back San Andreas memories lol (Hopefully can pull off the old jump off a mountain on a mountain bike then jump off the bike and pull the chute!)

  59. Mohammed Quaizar

    September 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Fly fighter jet

  60. Bobby Tarumi

    September 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Off a pimp 🙂

  61. Tony

    September 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm


  62. scott

    September 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    destroy the city as much as possible without being stop by the PoPO. lmao!

  63. Randy Liu

    September 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm


  64. JD B

    September 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Get max police attention and see how long I can last.

  65. Kathy H

    September 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I would give it right to my husband so he could play it!

  66. James

    September 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Jack a car and jump it off a bridge

  67. Sg. Grant

    September 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    kill people

  68. Rebecca

    September 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Play on the jetski!

  69. alva gonzalez

    September 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Sky Dive!

  70. Christina M. Landino

    September 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    First thing I would do in the game is check out the campaign! The graphics are SICK!! <3

  71. Mike

    September 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Can’t wait to play this rite now.

  72. ron

    September 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    kill pedestrians

  73. Steven

    September 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    The first thing I’m going to do is what I’ve always done: Start wasting random people on the sidewalk with my bare fists and stealing a car to avoid the fuzz.

  74. dwb6

    September 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    i really dont know what i want to do first. theres so much to do i could play this for a month straight and still find new things to do

    • Max Wiederkehr

      September 21, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Not really dude there is nothing to do im serious i got bored after 3 days. You can’t even do half of this shit gta V is a scam im not trolling

  75. Shelbie Johnston

    September 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    This will be for my son!

  76. garrett

    September 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    base jump

  77. N Hunsaker

    September 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I’m just looking forward to a new game!

  78. Michael (@makl15)

    September 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    sky dive

  79. Rabid_Iguana

    September 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Fly EVERY Plane and BLIMP in the game!

  80. Jannet Kwan

    September 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I want to play it on my Playstation.

    • mrcaca

      September 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Wow.. you’re so badass…

  81. Cassie

    September 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Driving around like a madman and seeing how high I can get my car to jump is usually my favorite thing to do.

  82. Shea Adams

    September 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Get a Few Sets of Tennis In After a Long Day of Crime

  83. Mary Cloud

    September 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Instigating Fights between ridiculous characters looks funny
    annabella @ centurytel dot net


    September 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    give it to my husband, he love gta!!!

  85. Victoria

    September 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I would play it!

  86. Robbie

    September 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    First thing being done like any of the other gta’s, finding me a woman of the night, then collect money ontop of what I spent.

  87. Lily Kwan

    September 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I want to play with the dog. =)

  88. Jenny S

    September 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Abide by the law of course! No way. I can’t wait to check out this campaign. GTA IV I couldn’t get into at all, I feel this one is going to be overwhelming with awesome.

  89. Syllinx

    September 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Will keep me happy till Carmageddon is released!

  90. Kimberly Snyder

    September 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I would look for a plane.

  91. Ron Miller

    September 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    First thing I’ll be doing after getting GTAV, for my son, midnight Monday, is sleep

  92. shannon springs

    September 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I want to take it out & play it! I’m so excited to even get the chance to see it! LOVE LOVE

  93. Dustin

    September 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    steal a helicopter, go as fast as i can over the city and jump out seeing how many buildings i bounce off of and repeat over and over again

  94. Art

    September 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I would love to take a cruise around the city and explore, and after relax by taking a scuba dive to see what treasures can be found.

  95. Kirsten

    September 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Relocate the homeless!

  96. Aaron

    September 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    beating sign guy with his own sign!

  97. Seth W. (Double O Slevin)

    September 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Screw originality! After reading your list, I’m most looking forward to trying everything on it. :o)

  98. Matt

    September 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Steal all the animals I can find and horde them into a central location

  99. Sol

    September 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I want to fly the fighter jet and dog fight flying authorities!

  100. Mike D.

    September 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm


  101. James

    September 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I just want to start playing!

  102. Horace Reid

    September 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I want to find out what’s in the shed

    • Exhibit A

      September 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

      I think the shed is not the actually a shed but is part of the sky tram.. I might be mistaken tho

      • Mike Flacy

        September 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

        You are correct, sir. Takes you to the top of the mountain.

  103. Bryan

    September 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm


  104. Horace C Reid

    September 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I want to shoot the guy shooting at bambi!

    • Mikey

      September 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

      I want Bambi to shoot the guy shooting at you.

  105. Lu.Mac

    September 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I want to go back home to Grove Street! That would be awesome 😀

    • Rosemary

      December 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      too bad it’s owned by the ballas now…

  106. gta v

    September 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Definitely try to eject people on the jet ski and long bike rides.

  107. kelvin clement

    September 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Skydive baby!!!!

  108. Mike M

    September 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Play it online!

  109. Lyman

    September 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I just want to play the single player.

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