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[[File:HUD-GTASA.jpg|thumb|250px|Illustrated example of a HUD as seen in GTA San Andreas.]]  
 
[[File:HUD-GTASA.jpg|thumb|250px|Illustrated example of a HUD as seen in GTA San Andreas.]]  
 
 
A '''heads-up display''', often abbreviated as '''HUD''', is a set of indicators used in most games to show the player's current status in a game, such as the score, health and the like.
 
A '''heads-up display''', often abbreviated as '''HUD''', is a set of indicators used in most games to show the player's current status in a game, such as the score, health and the like.
  
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=== GTA 1 — GTA 2 ===
 
=== GTA 1 — GTA 2 ===
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left;" widths="160">
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left;" widths="160">
Image:HUD-GTA1.png|GTA 1.
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File:HUD-GTA1.png|GTA 1.
Image:HUD-GTAL.png|GTA London 1969 and London 1961.
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File:HUD-GTAL.png|GTA London 1969 and London 1961.
Image:HUD-GTA2.png|GTA 2.
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File:HUD-GTA2.png|GTA 2.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left;" widths="160">
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left;" widths="160">
Image:HUD-GTAIII.jpg|GTA III (PC/Xbox version) (<small>[[:Image:HUD-GTAIII-PS2.png|PS2 version]]</small>).
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File:HUD-GTAIII.jpg|GTA III (PC/Xbox version) (<small>[[:File:HUD-GTAIII-PS2.png|PS2 version]]</small>).
Image:HUD-GTAVC.jpg|GTA Vice City.
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File:HUD-GTAVC.jpg|GTA Vice City.
Image:HUD-GTASA.png|GTA San Andreas. The bottom money counter shows the player is in debt as a result of [[gambling]].
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File:HUD-GTASA.png|GTA San Andreas. The bottom money counter shows the player is in debt as a result of [[gambling]].
Image:HUD-GTAA.jpg|GTA Advance.
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File:HUD-GTAA.jpg|GTA Advance.
Image:HUD-GTALCS-PS2.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (PS2 version) (<small>[[:Image:HUD-GTALCS-PSP.jpg|PSP version]]</small>).
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File:HUD-GTALCS-PS2.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (PS2 version) (<small>[[:File:HUD-GTALCS-PSP.jpg|PSP version]]</small>).
Image:HUD-GTAVCS-PS2.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (PS2 version).
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File:HUD-GTAVCS-PS2.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (PS2 version).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
=== GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
 
=== GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left;" widths="160">
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0; text-align:left;" widths="160">
Image:HUD-GTA4.png|GTA IV (upper right HUD) (<small>[[:Image:Radar-GTA4.png|Radar, with additional HUD elements]]</small>).
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File:HUD-GTAIV.png|GTA IV (upper right HUD) (<small>[[:File:Radar-GTAIV.png|Radar, with additional HUD elements]]</small>).
Image:HUD-TLAD.png|The Lost and Damned. In the theme of the biker gang image, the HUD is faded and grittier (<small>[[:Image:Radar-GTA4.png|Radar]]</small>)
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File:HUD-TLAD.png|The Lost and Damned. In the theme of the biker gang image, the HUD is faded and grittier (<small>[[:File:Radar-GTAIV.png|Radar]]</small>)
Image:HUD-TBOGT.png|The Ballad of Gay Tony. In the theme of the colorful nightclub image, the HUD is now both white and purple (<small>[[:Image:Radar-GTA4.png|Radar]]</small>).
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File:HUD-TBOGT.png|The Ballad of Gay Tony. In the theme of the colorful nightclub image, the HUD is now both white and purple (<small>[[:File:Radar-GTAIV.png|Radar]]</small>).
Image:HUD-GTACW.png|In the [[Nintendo DS|DS]] version of GTA Chinatown Wars, the information that would have been on the HUD in earlier games (except for the [[Wanted Level in GTA Chinatown Wars|Wanted Level]] and place/car names) are moved to the bottom screen as part of the [[PDA]].
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File:HUD-GTACW.png|In the [[Nintendo DS|DS]] version of GTA Chinatown Wars, the information that would have been on the HUD in earlier games (except for the [[Wanted Level in GTA Chinatown Wars|Wanted Level]] and place/car names) are moved to the bottom screen as part of the [[PDA]].
 
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[[Category:Gameplay]]
 
[[Category:Gameplay]]
 
[[Category:Features]]
 
[[Category:Features]]
 
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Latest revision as of 22:35, 28 January 2013

Illustrated example of a HUD as seen in GTA San Andreas.

A heads-up display, often abbreviated as HUD, is a set of indicators used in most games to show the player's current status in a game, such as the score, health and the like.

Description

A HUD can be used to convey many different types of information, such as time, score, money, health, armor, weaponry, ammunition, warnings (eg "wrong way" in a race) maps with blips and subtitles of conversations.

The HUD GTA games may display the following information:

Other elements appear on the HUD in other situations, such as a dialogue subtitles, help messages, and a "Busted" or "Wasted" sign if the player gets arrested or killed respectively.

Gallery

GTA 1 — GTA 2

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars