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Tommy Vercetti holding a chainsaw. It should be noted that the bathroom where it's found is an homage to a scene in the film Scarface, where a chainsaw is used in a bloody bathtub.

The Chainsaw is a portable mechanized saw commonly used as a tool for cutting down trees. It is however, more famous as a murder tool and a popular cliché in survival horror games horror movies. The origins of this can be found in movies and games such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, resident evil 4, resident evil 5 which is parodied in the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories mission The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories the player can use the chainsaw as a weapon. The reason for this popularity of the chainsaw as a murder tool is on the one hand due to the intensive loss of blood since a saw tears instead of cutting cleanly and its noise can even be heard walls away from the origin. Furthermore, the noises at the start of the saw by wire rope hoist are often used for producing a dangerous atmosphere. The player won't be able to run faster to catch up with the others, most likely because the chainsaw is really heavy. Also in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the player cannot jump with the chainsaw. Use of a chainsaw in public will cause pedestrians to panic, and if an officer is nearby, the player will gain a wanted level of one star, regardless of whether the player harms anyone in the process. In GTA Vice City, drops of blood can be seen spattered at the screen.

A chainsaw wielding player can swipe with the chainsaw while standing still, or begin running and attacking for increased mobility.

The chainsaw can easily remove parts from vehicles (such as doors, hoods, bumpers, etc) without severely damaging them since it is basically impossible to destroy vehicles with it.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories


In Vice City Stories, when you press "X" while holding the chainsaw, Vic will swing the chainsaw, and when you hit the opponent with the swing attack, you'll hear a katana sound. The animation is similar to the Katana swing.