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[[Image:Chainsaw-GTAVC-icon.png|thumb|64px|The HUD icon for the Chainsaw in GTA Vice City.]]
 
[[Image:Chainsaw-GTAVC-icon.png|thumb|64px|The HUD icon for the Chainsaw in GTA Vice City.]]
[[Image:Tommy Vercetti chainsaw.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Tommy Vercetti]] holding a chainsaw. [[Apartment 3C|The bathroom where this chainsaw is found]] is an homage to a scene in the film ''Scarface''.]]
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[[Image:Tommy Vercetti chainsaw.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Tommy Vercetti]] holding a chainsaw. [[Apartment 3C|The bathroom where this chainsaw is been found]] is homage to a scene in the film ''Scarface''.]]
  
 
The '''Chainsaw''' is a portable mechanized saw commonly used as a tool for cutting down trees.  Due to its intimidating noise and potential for mutilation, it is frequently employed as a weapon in pop culture, including in horror movies such as ''[[wp:The Texas Chainsaw Massacre|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'', violent crime films such as ''[[wp:Scarface|Scarface]]'', and videogames such as ''[[wp:Doom|Doom]]'' and the ''[[wp:Resident Evil|Resident Evil]]'' game series.
 
The '''Chainsaw''' is a portable mechanized saw commonly used as a tool for cutting down trees.  Due to its intimidating noise and potential for mutilation, it is frequently employed as a weapon in pop culture, including in horror movies such as ''[[wp:The Texas Chainsaw Massacre|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'', violent crime films such as ''[[wp:Scarface|Scarface]]'', and videogames such as ''[[wp:Doom|Doom]]'' and the ''[[wp:Resident Evil|Resident Evil]]'' game series.
  
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] the player can acquire a chainsaw to use as a weapon.  Standing still while pressing the attack button will allow the player to swipe with the chainsaw; pressing the button while moving does not allow swiping, but allows the player full mobility.  The chainsaw is the only melee weapon which slows the player to a walking pace; in GTA San Andreas, the player also cannot jump with the chainsaw equipped.  As such, it is unsuitable for attacking fleeing targets.  In GTA Vice City, drops of blood can be seen spattered at the screen when the player successfully attacks a target.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] the player can acquire a chainsaw to use as a weapon.  Standing still while pressing the attack button will allow the player to swipe with the chainsaw; pressing the button while moving does not allow swiping, but allows the player full mobility.  The chainsaw is the only melee weapon, which slows the player to a walking pace; in GTA San Andreas, the player also cannot jump with the chainsaw equipped.  As such, it is unsuitable for attacking fleeing targets.  In GTA Vice City, drops of blood can be seen spattered at the screen when the player successfully attacks a target.
  
 
Use of a chainsaw in public will cause pedestrians to panic, and, if a [[police|police officer]] is nearby, the player will gain a one-star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|Wanted]] level, regardless of whether the player harms anyone in the process.
 
Use of a chainsaw in public will cause pedestrians to panic, and, if a [[police|police officer]] is nearby, the player will gain a one-star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|Wanted]] level, regardless of whether the player harms anyone in the process.
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], by pressing "X" while aiming to someone, will make [[CJ]] to raise it up like a maniac, causing people to flee.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], by pressing "X" while aiming to someone, will make [[CJ]] to raise it up like a maniac, causing people to flee.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] it is possible to open locked car doors using the '''chainsaw''', although it is difficult.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] it is possible to open locked car doors using the '''chainsaw''', although it is difficult.
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], tapping the attack button will make Tommy rev the '''chainsaw''', and frighten nearby pedestrians. This can be done both while moving and standing. It can only be done while moving in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], tapping the attack button will make Tommy rev the '''chainsaw''', and frighten nearby pedestrians. This can be done both while moving and standing. It can only done while moving in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].  
  
 
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Revision as of 20:59, 15 April 2010

The HUD icon for the Chainsaw in GTA Vice City.
File:Tommy Vercetti chainsaw.jpg
Tommy Vercetti holding a chainsaw. The bathroom where this chainsaw is been found is homage to a scene in the film Scarface.

The Chainsaw is a portable mechanized saw commonly used as a tool for cutting down trees. Due to its intimidating noise and potential for mutilation, it is frequently employed as a weapon in pop culture, including in horror movies such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, violent crime films such as Scarface, and videogames such as Doom and the Resident Evil game series.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars the player can acquire a chainsaw to use as a weapon. Standing still while pressing the attack button will allow the player to swipe with the chainsaw; pressing the button while moving does not allow swiping, but allows the player full mobility. The chainsaw is the only melee weapon, which slows the player to a walking pace; in GTA San Andreas, the player also cannot jump with the chainsaw equipped. As such, it is unsuitable for attacking fleeing targets. In GTA Vice City, drops of blood can be seen spattered at the screen when the player successfully attacks a target.

Use of a chainsaw in public will cause pedestrians to panic, and, if a police officer is nearby, the player will gain a one-star Wanted level, regardless of whether the player harms anyone in the process.

The chainsaw can easily remove parts such as hoods, bumpers and even doors from vehicles, however its blows glance off vehicles' main chassis, thus doing only superficial damage.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Trivia