Let’s face it, there is so much stuff and things you can do in GTA 5 that it can sometimes be overwhelming! Where’s the best place to buy vehicles in the game? Where is a good list of vehicles? Which online missions or jobs reward with the most money? What songs do each radio station play? The list can go on and on and on. I have provided some of my experiences in GTA 5 such as the ways I like to generate money online by doing a specific type of job or challenge that I like the most, or may own favorite garage to store some of my vehicles in, but I don’t have a huge list of all the things that are in GTA 5. So where do you go to find the information you’re looking for in the game? How about what is called a GTA 5 Wiki?
For those of you who don’t know, you might be asking yourself what exactly is a wiki? Are you familiar with Wikipedia? If so, then you know that it is a website where there can be large modification of its content such as facts of many different things. For example I’ve looked up a lot of info there about many of the major cities in the United States. Things such as population, economy, density, geography, and skyscrapers. People can always add new information to it at anytime as well. That’s pretty much what keeps it fresh and has lots of people always coming back. Wikipedia is the big example here, but believe it or not there are also a lot of other separate Wikis that are out there especially in video games these days. Let’s take a look at one for GTA 5.
One thing I want tell you before I delve into this wiki is that the GTA 5 wiki is part of an overall wiki of the GTA series in general so you if want to know any information about some of the past GTA games, you can definitely click on the links or tabs available at the top of the page and go to them.
The layout is pretty straight forward and at the top of the page it tells you how many pages are available on this wiki which is over 11,000 pages! Now I’m not entirely sure if that is just for GTA 5 itself or for the series as a whole, but regardless it is very impressive. That should tell you right there that you should be able to find almost anything you want to know about what is in the game.
A few other things that are around the top of the page is that you’ll notice on the right side there is a box titled “Recent Wiki Activity” and in the box it shows the 4 most recent wiki pages or editing done, who it was done by, and how long ago it was done or added. You can click on any of those if you want. It is kind of similar to my 5 most recent comments or posts depending on where you navigate to on my site.
Now as you scroll down and start reading, you’ll notice it will tell you a lot of general information such as who the game was developed by, the first edition of the game (PS3 and Xbox 360), when the game takes place, the setting, the major characters, etc. You’ll also notice in the box to the right of all that information, it has more generalized info of when it was released, what countries it was released in and for what platforms. It is nice to have if you don’t want to read all the information to the left it.
Once you scroll down further, it’ll tell you more about the gameplay of Grand Theft Auto 5. I won’t get into all of that, but it has some cool information such as where the game gets a lot of inspirations from. Definitely worth a read if you ever get a chance.
Now you as you read through a lot of that information, you’ll notice a lot of different colored words or phrases. Those are links to other parts of the GTA 5 Wiki. An example of that is under the gameplay portion of the page, you’ll come across the words “game swapping feature” which is a link you can click on. Once you click on it, it’ll immediately bring you to another page tell you all about the specific feature in the game. It’s an awesome page because it gives you an overview of what that feature is, the characters in that feature, tips, video, and more. It even has a spoilers warning at the top of the page which is nice for those who do not want to be spoiled if they haven’t played the game yet.
Now if you scroll way down the page, primarily after “Synopsis” and “Timeframe”, you’ll notice a section called “Media”. Now I really like this part of it because as you know in the actual game, there are radio stations in there that all together contain well over 100 different songs, a lot of them that I don’t know who they are by. Plus there are actual television stations in the game as well as different internet sites. All 3 of them have links in the media section that you can click on to find out more information about them.
I’ve clicked on the Radio Stations link and they list every single radio station in the game, all the songs that are played on each station and more importantly, who they are by. It also tells you the exclusive songs that were released for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game in each station section.
You can also click on the artist’ name if you want to find out more information about them, but once you click it, a box pops up telling you that you are leaving the wiki page if you want know further info about the artist and it give you a chance to go back if you change your mind.
If you decide to click on the “Television in GTA V” link, you’ll be taken to another page that gives you a list of the different TV channels in the game, what programs are on them as well as the different commercials that can be views on those channels. There are also different screenshots once you scroll down showing some of the different stuff that is available to watch on the televisions in the game at whatever apartment or house you may have bought online or in single player.
There’s just so much more information to see and view on the GTA 5 Wiki that I just can’t possibly cover it all here. I definitely encourage you to check it out yourself. You’ll find so much stuff on there. If you want to know about the all the different weapons available in the game and how much ammunition they can carry, it’s there.
If you want to know all the different animals that are in the game such as on the PS4 version, you can find that out too. There are also all kinds of videos and screenshots of the game on that wiki site so you’ll be able to see examples of a lot the things they are talking about in regards to the stuff that’s in Grand Theft Auto 5.
Believe me, I’ve used that wiki quite a bit especially in regards to the online multiplayer part of the game. An example is when I started playing the online heists and found out that you can buy the Hydra jet in the game, but only once you do a specific heist mission so that it then becomes available to buy. It even told me the price of it when it becomes available as well as the specific info such as weaponry of the Hydra Jet.
So there you have it folks, some information about the GTA 5 wiki. As I said earlier, definitely go by there and check it out. The people that update the wiki do a pretty good job and the information there is really good should you ever need it.