Grand Theft Auto V is set in the fictional city of Las Santos however it was partly modelled on the real city of Los Angeles, but just how much so will blow you away.
GTA fan Dave Michalczul decided to demonstrate just how much the city resembles Los Angeles by capturing snapshots of Los Santos in GTA V and then going out in the real world and trying to capture exactly the same photos in the real world. The results are incredible.
With some of these photos you might find it hard to distinguish between the game and reality. Grand Theft Auto V is pretty much real life!
Building based on the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles
Tunnels in Downtown Los Angeles
US Bank Building
Santa Monica and Del Perro at sunset.
The Santa Monica Pier and the Del Perro Pier.
Santa Monica Ferris Wheel
Pleasure Pier sign vs Pacific Park Sign
Third Street Promenade
Whiskey A-go-go and Tequi-la-la in West Hollywood/West Vinewood
Store fronts seen in the first trailer.
Hotel on Sunset Blvd
Artists Agency on Sunset Blvd
The Richman/Beverly Hills Hotel
Church near Michael De Santa’s house
Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Bishop’s WTF?!
Famous Chinese Theater in Vinewood/Hollywood
Griffith Observatory and the Galileo Observatory
The Malibu Pier and Chumash Pier