Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) has been played pacifistically for the more significant part of three years, but to finish the story, the player still had to kill close to 100 people. Even though it was released almost ten years ago, Rockstar’s fifth entry in its wildly popular genre remains one of the highest-grossing video games and a mainstay for many in the community. But given the number of things players can see and do in the game, coupled with Grand Theft Auto Online, it is apparent that it has endured.
Of course, scandal is one issue that has garnered attention over the years. Many fans maintain that Grand Theft Auto offers more than just mindless shooting and murder, despite the series’ detractors’ persistent claims to the contrary. It took one YouTuber a lot of time to experiment with the game and see if it was even feasible to finish GTA 5 without killing a single NPC. Many gamers have asked whether it is possible to complete GTA 5 without killing a single NPC.
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An online gamer known as DarkViperAU on YouTube has finally finished their three-year project in which they attempted to play Grand Theft Auto 5 in pacifist mode. They eventually reached the game’s conclusion after lots of trial and error. However, they still had to kill 96 NPCs to complete the plot, which is the minimum. This most recent video demonstrates how challenging it is to complete missions without needing to kill a target or engage the police without using force. The player was not allowed to kill anyone during the run, and if an NPC had to be killed, they had to do so either with melee or their “weakest weapon,” such as a pistol.
One such mission involves getting the AI to drive into water enough times to result in drowning as part of DarkViperAU’s attempt to kill Mr Cheng. The YouTuber was forced to use violence when he murdered Steve Haines, one of GTA’s most despised antagonists. Unfortunately, DarkViperAU had to use a pistol to dispatch Haines because he was moving about on a Ferris wheel, and the player could not board in any way.
The YouTuber is well-known for their speed runs and challenges of Grand Theft Auto games, and they even attempted to finish GTA 5 without suffering any damage. Sadly, they failed to succeed in doing this, albeit a user by the name of UnNameD did. But it highlights how much more gamers can still accomplish in this game’s expansive environment.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is playable on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.