GTA 5 was one of the most anticipated video game when it came out. Because it took about 5 years to develop this game.
And, everybody wanted to play a new game from the famous GTA series. Still, to this day, this breathtaking game is a top favorite for almost every gamer.
Now, if you are one of them who is a hardcore GTA fan and want to play it on your android phone. Then you have come to the right place. Because, in today’s post, we will be answering whether it is available on the mobile platform or not. Also, we will share some of the few alternatives to GTA 5 mobile with you.
So, without wasting more words, let’s dive right in…
Some backstory of GTA 5:
GTA stands for ‘Grand Theft Auto’. The ‘Grand Theft Auto’ is actually a video game series by ‘Rockstar Games’. This series is based on the action-adventure genre. And, GTA V or GTA 5 is the latest addition to the series. Simply put, it is an open world action-adventure video game. In September 2013, the game was primarily released for Xbox 360 and PS3.
After almost 1 year of the official release, the game was released for PS4 and Xbox One in November 2014. Till April 2015, the game was not available for PC/Windows. However, all of these delays haven’t impacted the sales of GTA 5.
It was exactly the opposite. Upon the release of the game, it earned about $800 million in the first day alone. That is not all. After the first 3 days, GTA V has earned over $1 billion in sales. And, since then it has earned over $6 billion, which makes it one of the highest-grossing video games ever in history. Staggering, isn’t it?
On top all these, the game also earned myriad of awards. Also, most of the critics said it is the best video game ever made. After the release, the developers have been adding DLC contents on a regular basis as well. That keeps the game fresh. Also, if you want you can add your own modifications to the game’s characters, environments and so on.
So, there you have it. We hope now you are familiar with the Grand Theft Auto 5. That brings us to the next big question, which is…
Is GTA 5 officially available for Android?
The straightforward answer to this question is ‘NO’. Unfortunately, there’s no official GTA 5 Android version available yet. This may seem odd to you. But there are a number of reasons behind this. First and foremost, GTA 5 is a resource hungry game. It is not a normal game like Clash of Clans or the likes of it.
Even if ‘Rockstar Games’ (GTA’s official publisher) would develop GTA V for mobile, then it would need a high-end smartphone to run. That means, not everybody could enjoy GTA 5 on their Android phone.
However, the developers could also release a highly optimized GTA V Android version. But, that would diminish the real fun of the game. Thus, ‘Rockstar Games’ has not gone down that road.
Now, if you have the game on your PC/PS4/Xbox, then there is a very good companion app available in the Google Play store to download. I know that is not what you are looking for here. Still, that is a very great app for the owners of GTA 5.
It will work as a manual for the game. In fact, the name of the app is Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual. Even after all of this, if you want to play GTA 5 Mobile then there might be a few ways for you. Let’s get to know them down below…
GTA 5 Android alternatives:
So, you are a huge GTA fan and want to try GTA 5 on your Android smartphone. But, it is not officially available yet. So, what can you do at this moment? Fear not! We have got your back. There are a few ways to deal with this.
First off, there are several unofficial GTA 5 games available all over the internet. They are not exactly like GTA 5. But, those will at least give you the feeling of playing GTA type games on your smartphone. As those are not officially released, you won’t find them in the play store.
You have to search for them using Google. Then you can download the GTA 5 APK directly from their website and install it on your smartphone. Now, here we won’t provide any links to those unofficial games.
Why? Simply put, as those are not official, they might contain viruses. And, we don’t want it to happen to our beloved readers. So, if you insist on installing them on your phone then do it at your own risk. We do not recommend it. Then, now what?
Wait, there’s another way. ‘Rockstar Games’ has officially released several GTA games for Android. Some of the most popular ones are — Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto III etc. Other than these, there are few more official games are available at Play store from ‘Rockstar Games’. You can take a look and install the ones you like. Plus, most importantly, those games can run even in mid-range Android phones.
I know that these games are not exactly GTA V. But at least, you are getting official games from the developers. That means you won’t have to be worried about viruses. Also, you can help Rockstar games in the process. And, we definitely recommend this to you.
Summing things up:
As of yet, GTA 5 has been released for 3 platforms which are PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. It has been about 5 years since the initial release. Thus, we actually think that there will not be a mobile version of this awesome game anytime in the future.
This is really sad for mobile gamers. Nevertheless, you still have few options left. And, we have shared them with you in this post. We hope it will be of your help. Don’t forget to let us know, if you are going to play the games we have mentioned here or not.