Though the involved, sprawling nature of GTA might not suggest it, there's a large community of gamers committed to speed-running these games, intent on finishing them in the quickest time possible. While the world records for GTA IV and GTA V are 5 hours, 37 minutes and 7 hours, 25 minutes respectively, the 3D Universe games have been clocked at some mind-bogglingly fast paces. GTA III, for instance, has been beaten in just 71 minutes, but the most impressive record is held by player Fil_maj_rasz, who managed to beat Vice City in just 57 minutes and 29 seconds. Watching the run is like observing any master of their craft at the top of their game: the player exploits glitches to finish missions quicker, and appears to know pretty much every nook and cranny which could possibly get them through the game as fast as possible. It's stunning to watch, and certainly one of the most impressive speed runs of any major video game out there.
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