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 horror movies. The origins of this can be found in movies such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 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. Even a single miss and the noise is audible by pedestrians, causing panic. In GTA Vice City, drops of blood can be seen spattered at the screen.
A chainsaw weilding player can swipe with the chainsaw while standing still, or begin running and attacking for increased mobility.
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
- In the construction site next to CJ's garage. On top of a collapsed building.
- At the farm where Leatherface is meant to be.
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Can be obtained during or after completing The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade.
GTA Vice City Stories
- Can be obtained by killing a shark in the ship in the mission Leap and Bound.
If you are on the PlayStation 2 version you can hold circle and run to point it forward to slice people, or hold square and run to hold it up like a mad man with a chainsaw.