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:''This mission is about introductory sequences in the GTA series. For the GTA San Andreas machinima, see [[The Introduction]].''
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:''This article is about introductory sequences in the GTA series. For the GTA San Andreas machinima, see [[The Introduction]].''
  
'''Introductions''' refer to the first missions or cutscenes the players see as soon as a new [[Grand Theft Auto]] game is started.
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'''Introductions''' refer to the first missions or cutscenes the players see as a new [[Grand Theft Auto]] game is started.
  
The feature first entered prominence in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]; as soon as a new game is started - a [[cutscene]] introduces the main characters, and may set up the game's storyline. After the cutscene, the player takes control of the [[protagonist]], and is introduced to gameplay with tutorial consisting of a very basic set of targets, such as entering a vehicle and heading to the first [[safehouse]].
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The feature first entered prominence in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]; as soon as a new game is started - a [[cutscene]] introduces the main characters, and may set up the game's storyline. After the cutscene, the player takes control of the [[protagonist]], and is introduced to gameplay with a tutorial consisting of a very basic set of targets, such as entering a vehicle and heading to the first [[safehouse]].
  
 
In contrast, the player has immediate control in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] and [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], and is free to explore the city. They can then activate any available mission or sub-mission in the normal way - by entering a marked location.
 
In contrast, the player has immediate control in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]] and [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], and is free to explore the city. They can then activate any available mission or sub-mission in the normal way - by entering a marked location.
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Introductory missions are not always titled. The appearance of mission names can occur partway through the compulsory introductory mission, which can lead to confusion and inaccurate naming of the missions.
 
Introductory missions are not always titled. The appearance of mission names can occur partway through the compulsory introductory mission, which can lead to confusion and inaccurate naming of the missions.
  
* [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]: '''[[Introduction (GTA III)|Untitled cutscenes]]''', covering the bank robbery that Claude and Catalina committed, Catalina's double crossing, Claude's arrest, Claude's and 8-Ball's escape from a police convoy, and the destruction of Callahan Bridge. The cutscenes are followed by "[[Give Me Liberty]]", although the code reveals the title of "In The Beginning...".
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* [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]: '''[[Introduction (GTA III)|Untitled cutscenes]]''', covering the bank robbery that [[Claude]] and [[Catalina]] committed, Catalina's double crossing, Claude's arrest, Claude's and [[8-Ball]]'s escape from a police convoy, and the destruction of Callahan Bridge. The cutscenes are followed by "[[Give Me Liberty]]", although the code reveals the title of "In The Beginning...".
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]: "'''[[Introduction (GTA VC)|Introduction]]'''", covering an informal meeting at Saint Mark's Bistro where Sonny Forelli discusses dispatching Tommy Vercetti to Vice City, as well as the botched deal that followed by [[An Old Friend]].
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]: "'''[[Introduction (GTA VC)|Introduction]]'''", covering an informal meeting at [[Saint Mark's Bistro]] where [[Sonny Forelli]] discusses dispatching [[Tommy Vercetti]] to Vice City, as well as the botched drug deal. These cutscenes are followed by [[An Old Friend]].
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]: '''[[First Mission (GTA SA)|Untitled cutscenes]]''', depicting Carl Johnson's departure from Liberty City, arrival in Los Santos, detention by C.R.A.S.H., abandonment in Ballas territory and Carl's eventual return to his old home. The cutscenes and mission are followed by "[[Big Smoke (mission)|Big Smoke]]".
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]: '''[[First Mission (GTA SA)|Untitled cutscenes]]''', depicting [[Carl Johnson]]'s departure from Liberty City, arrival in Los Santos, detention by [[C.R.A.S.H.]], abandonment in Ballas territory and Carl's eventual return to his old home. The cutscenes and mission are followed by "[[Big Smoke (mission)|Big Smoke]]".
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]: "'''[[Jump Start]]'''", depicting Mike's and Vinnie's intentions to complete one more job before they have enough money to leave Liberty City. The mission has Mike driving Vinnie to a meeting and returning to their hideout to await further instructions.
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]: "'''[[Jump Start]]'''", depicting Mike's and Vinnie's intentions to complete one more job before they have enough money to leave Liberty City. The mission has Mike driving Vinnie to a meeting and returning to their hideout to await further instructions.
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]: '''[[Introduction (GTA LCS)|Untitled cutscenes]]''', depicting Toni Cipriani's arrival in Chinatown, his meeting with Salvatore Leone, and revelation that his position in the ranks has been given away to Vincenzo Cilli. The cutscenes are followed by "[[Home Sweet Home]]".
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]: '''[[Introduction (GTA LCS)|Untitled cutscenes]]''', depicting [[Toni Cipriani]]'s arrival in Chinatown, his meeting with [[Salvatore Leone]], and revelation that his position in the ranks has been given away to [[Vincenzo Cilli]]. The cutscenes are followed by "[[Home Sweet Home]]".
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]: "'''[[Soldier]]'''", covering Victor Vance's first order from Sgt. Jerry Martinez upon arriving at Fort Baxter to obtain and stash some drugs from a local drug dealer.
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]: "'''[[Soldier]]'''", covering Victor Vance's first order from Sgt. [[Jerry Martinez]] upon arriving at Fort Baxter to obtain and stash some drugs from a local drug dealer.
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]: "'''[[The Cousins Bellic]]'''", depicting Niko Bellic's arrival to Liberty City in a ship, Niko's reunion with Roman Bellic, and their arrival at Roman's apartment.
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* [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]: "'''[[The Cousins Bellic]]'''", depicting [[Niko Bellic]]'s arrival to Liberty City in a ship, Niko's reunion with [[Roman Bellic]], and their arrival at Roman's apartment.
** [[The Lost and Damned]]: "'''[[Clean and Serene]]'''", depicting The Lost biker gang riding to a hospital in north Alderney to pick up Billy Grey, as well as the retrieval of Billy's bike.
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** [[The Lost and Damned]]: "'''[[Clean and Serene]]'''", depicting [[The Lost Biker Gang]] riding to a hospital in north Alderney to pick up [[Billy Grey]], as well as the retrieval of Billy's bike.
 
** [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]: "'''[[I luv LC]]'''", depicting [[Luis Fernando Lopez]] being held hostage in the [[Bank of Liberty]], then walking the streets of [[Algonquin]] to [[Gay Tony]]'s home. Followed by an altercation with [[Rocco Pelosi]] and [[Uncle Vince]]. Luis then takes Tony to [[Hercules]], and [[Maisonette 9]] where he ends up taking his friends [[Armando Torres]] and [[Henrique Bardas]] home, only to finally reach his apartment later that night.
 
** [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]: "'''[[I luv LC]]'''", depicting [[Luis Fernando Lopez]] being held hostage in the [[Bank of Liberty]], then walking the streets of [[Algonquin]] to [[Gay Tony]]'s home. Followed by an altercation with [[Rocco Pelosi]] and [[Uncle Vince]]. Luis then takes Tony to [[Hercules]], and [[Maisonette 9]] where he ends up taking his friends [[Armando Torres]] and [[Henrique Bardas]] home, only to finally reach his apartment later that night.
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]: "'''[[Yu Jian]]'''", showing Huang Lee's arrival in Liberty City, the ambush which see him trapped in a car trunk that is dumped into a river, and his escape and meeting with Wu Lee. This mission also includes basic training for the use of the dual screen.
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]: "'''[[Yu Jian]]'''", showing Huang Lee's arrival in Liberty City, the ambush which sees him trapped in a car that is dumped into a river, his escape and meeting with Wu Lee. This mission also includes basic training for the use of the dual screen.
  
 
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[[Category:Introductions]]

Revision as of 12:24, 27 April 2012

This article is about introductory sequences in the GTA series. For the GTA San Andreas machinima, see The Introduction.

Introductions refer to the first missions or cutscenes the players see as a new Grand Theft Auto game is started.

The feature first entered prominence in Grand Theft Auto III; as soon as a new game is started - a cutscene introduces the main characters, and may set up the game's storyline. After the cutscene, the player takes control of the protagonist, and is introduced to gameplay with a tutorial consisting of a very basic set of targets, such as entering a vehicle and heading to the first safehouse.

In contrast, the player has immediate control in Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2, and is free to explore the city. They can then activate any available mission or sub-mission in the normal way - by entering a marked location.

Introductory missions and cutscenes

These are the compulsory first missions which begin at the start of the game since GTA III.

Introductory missions are not always titled. The appearance of mission names can occur partway through the compulsory introductory mission, which can lead to confusion and inaccurate naming of the missions.