Binoculars are an item appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Their only use is to zoom in and view far away places. They are superior to the Sniper Rifle for simple viewing, as their view is uncluttered by cross hairs. This item is first used during the mission "Leap and Bound".
Due to a glitch, if the player presses the attack button while equipped with the binoculars, Victor Vance start punching the air and if that is done in front of a pedestrian, his hands will just go through the pedestrian's body and not actually do any damage. Binoculars can only be found on top of the ship in Viceport.
- In Grand Theft Auto IV, Playboy X uses binoculars in Deconstruction For Beginners to look for the union leaders who have taken over Yusuf Amir's constrution site. They also appear in Buoys Ahoy, used by Niko Bellic and Bernie Crane to spot Dimitri Rascalov's hitmen.
- In Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned, the binoculars can be seen in Terry's gun van, but cannot be used or acquired.
- Binoculars and telescopes are seen in GTA V, but only the latter can be used by the player. Franklin uses binoculars in the mission Lamar Down, but only during a cutscene.