Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an ape-like creature that some people believe inhabits the forests of San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto V. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. It is very likely that it was introduced due to the popular myth in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which Rockstar Games confirmed to be fake.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Rumors of Bigfoot being found in Back O' Beyond surfaced within a week of the game's release. Although no definitive proof of Bigfoot's existence was ever produced and Rockstar Games eventually confirmed that Bigfoot did not exist in the game. However, they hinted something was there, which fueled many gamers to continue the search. However, the release of modifications made the search near-impossible, as anything considered "evidence" of his existence was most likely taken out of a modified version of the game. Bigfoot remains arguably the most popular myth of the GTA franchise. Possibly for this reason, Bigfoot was introduced in the next game taking place in San Andreas, GTA V.
Grand Theft Auto V
The mission's objective is to hunt the O'Neil brothers in the woods of Cassidy Creek using a rifle with thermal scope. At the lower right corner you can see Bigfoot standing still. He will immediately disappear after he has been spotted. If Michael tries to shoot at it nothing happens. This serves as an easter egg.
The mission is dedicated entirely to Bigfoot. Franklin meets a hunter who says that he has been on a sasquatch's tail for nine years (GTA San Andreas had been released 9 years prior to GTA V). After searching the woods, the creature can be seen running. After a long chase, he will reach a dead end and will start cowering in fear. Upon shooting him, he will repeat the phrases "shoot me human" and "I'm the last of my kind" (This is a throw back to the sasquatch mission in Red Dead Redemption). Franklin concludes that the so-called Bigfoot is nothing more than a crazed man in a suit.
- At the end of the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game manual, the name "Big Foot" is listed in the special thanks section.
- He appears on city seal of Los Santos.
- In Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, one can get an achievement for killing a sasquatch called Six Years in the Making. This is a reference to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Red Dead Redemption was made six years after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.