Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas's open countryside and fictional city of Los Santos, based on Los Angeles.
The game is played from either a first-person or third-person view and its world is navigated on foot or by vehicle. Players control the three lead protagonists throughout single-player and switch between them both during and outside of missions. The story is centred on the heist sequences, and many missions involve shooting and driving gameplay. A "wanted" system governs the aggression of law enforcement response to players who commit crimes. Grand Theft Auto Online, the online multiplayer mode, lets up to 30 players explore the open world and engage in cooperative or competitive game matches.
Jack has played a long series of the game ranging from the time of its release in fall 2013 to 2015 when the PC version finally came out. He originally played the game on the PlayStation 3, and made 55 episodes that were uploaded so frequently Jack admits to have suffered "burnout" from playing the game so much. After a nine-month hiatus, the series returned when the next-gen version came out for six more episodes, two of them being videos based around the GTA Online feature. An additional four months passed until the series was kicked back into gear when the PC version came out; this new series saw an emphasis on experimentation with mods.