Grand Theft Auto V is very large. But after the game's map leaked last week, I noticed some people speculating that, no, it's not that big. How about if we hop in a car and drive from end to end?

Up top, you can see a drive from the southern tip of the game's massive island map to the north.

Here's a west-east drive (bonus, it features a great radio commercial for a fake video game):

Or maybe you'd prefer a helicopter flyover?

We also did a driving comparison between GTA V and GTA IV. We chose the longest axis in each game. For IV, that meant a drive from west to east, from the game's version of New Jersey to its eastern airport. For GTA V, we went south to north, from the bottom of that game's take on Los Angeles to the top of Blaine County (plus a swim and a boat ride!) Not quite apples-to-oranges, since IV was a bit more clogged with traffic, but you'll still be able to get a sense of how far the games stretch out. V does seem to be a bit longer:

Need more? Really? OK, well here's my review of GTA V. And here's 28 minutes of us playing it and talking about it, spoiler-free.

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