Real mobile game or fake?
Modified 12 Feb 2023 02:16 IST
One of the most popular searches for Grand Theft Auto V is usually something related to GTA 5 APK and OBB Download Links for Android. Many mobile owners want to play the game, especially for free. However, it should be noted that most of these links are usually fake. Here are some reasons why:
Rockstar Games has never officially ported this game to Android.
This news may be disappointing for some players, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry.
Most GTA 5 APK + OBB download links for Android are fake This game is not officially available on Android or iOS (Image via Rockstar Games)
Rockstar Games has never made an official APK and OBB download for Android. The following apps are the only ones they ever released in the Playstore:
RDR2: CompanionGrand Theft Auto V: The ManualBully: Anniversary EditionGTA: Liberty City StoriesGTA: Chinatown WarsGrand Theft Auto: San AndreasGrand Theft Auto: Vice CityMax Payne MobileGrand Theft Auto III
The only thing that comes close is Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual. However, it’s literally just over a hundred pages of controls and tours regarding the game. One cannot play the game through this app.
GTA 5 is one of the most malware hit searches on the internet. Its popularity is largely to blame for this issue (Image via Rockstar Games, Inc. Magazine)
In 2022, Surfshark VPN conducted a study where GTA 5 was the third most popular game associated with malware. Many players look for torrents and free downloads, which contributes to receiving unwanted viruses and the like.
Of course, one is not going to get the full game for free on mobile from the average website that advertises it. Always do your due diligence regarding suspicious downloads. If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is fake.
At the time of writing, Rockstar Games has not made any announcement about any official port of the game for 2023 or beyond.
There are fan-made GTA 5 Android ports
While you’re unlikely to find a legitimate copy of Rockstar’s most popular single-player game for free, there are fan-made alternatives. The example above compares the PC version of the game with a project made by RegenStudio™ on Android.
The most obvious detail that players should expect from the fan-made port is that its graphical quality is significantly poorer in comparison. Unofficial projects also have a tendency to be taken down when they gain too much traction, so there’s no guarantee that something like this will be available years from now.
Players should also know that some fan-made mobile games add new features not found in the original Grand Theft Auto V.
The video above is an example of this unofficial port for mobile players that differs from the original source material, even though it still uses the GTA 5 name. It’s not quite the APK + OBB files that some players want, but it’s the closest thing available.
Even so, these types of projects can still be unreliable to download, which means one needs to do some research beforehand.
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