Wikia

GTA Wiki

Changes: Health

Edit

Back to page

(Trivia)
(Little Haiti:)
 
(33 intermediate revisions by 17 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Health''' is the measurement of the physical condition of the game's [[protagonist]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series.
+
'''Health''', also known as '''life''', '''lung capacity''',''' heart power''' or '''hit points''' ('''HP''') is the measurement of the physical condition of the game's [[protagonist]] or other characters in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series.
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
Line 5: Line 5:
 
Measurement of health on [[Heads-Up Display|HUDs]] was not prominent in [[Grand Theft Auto 1|the original Grand Theft Auto]], as the game has no indication of the player's health - players will simply die after an unspecified amount of minimal damage. [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], however, gave players indication of the health for the first time, measuring it using a 5-heart gauge, with each heart denoted as full, half-sized and depleted, thus giving the health a 10-level scale.
 
Measurement of health on [[Heads-Up Display|HUDs]] was not prominent in [[Grand Theft Auto 1|the original Grand Theft Auto]], as the game has no indication of the player's health - players will simply die after an unspecified amount of minimal damage. [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], however, gave players indication of the health for the first time, measuring it using a 5-heart gauge, with each heart denoted as full, half-sized and depleted, thus giving the health a 10-level scale.
   
From [[Grand Theft Auto III]] onwards, the 5-heart system is replaced by a numbered counter, with its default maximum as 100%; in most of these games, the player's health can be extended, usually as a reward for completing one or more side missions.
+
In [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the 5-heart system is replaced by a numbered counter, with its default maximum as 100%; in most of these games, the player's health can be extended, usually as a reward for completing one or more side missions.
   
  +
From [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] onwards, the numbered counter is changed into a health bar, but it functions just as GTA III's. When the player receives an extra health, the bar will be marked with a "+" symbol on it.
 
=== Health pickups ===
 
=== Health pickups ===
 
Health [[pickups]] scattered around the map can restore the player's health to the maximum level. Between [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], health pickups are generally shaped as rotating health icon with the symbol of a heart. In GTA IV, health pickups are shaped as medical kits. Health can be also replenished by up to 20% when entering [[Ambulance]]s.
 
Health [[pickups]] scattered around the map can restore the player's health to the maximum level. Between [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], health pickups are generally shaped as rotating health icon with the symbol of a heart. In GTA IV, health pickups are shaped as medical kits. Health can be also replenished by up to 20% when entering [[Ambulance]]s.
   
Many things can damage the player's health: being shot, stabbed, or beaten, fire, explosives, being struck by a vehicle, drowning, being thrown from a [[Vehicles|vehicle]], and falling from heights. When the player's health is completely depleted, the protagonist is considered "[[wasted]]", and is then transported to the nearest [[Hospitals|hospital]], after which a fee for healthcare will be assessed, and all weapons confiscated. Any mission that may have been in progress at the time is considered as failed.
+
Many things can damage the player's health: being shot, stabbed, or beaten, fire, explosives, being struck by a vehicle, drowning, being thrown from a [[vehicle]], falling from heights, consuming [[drugs]] or smoking,tumbling, and several other methods not included in this list. When the player's health is completely depleted, the protagonist is considered "[[wasted]]", and is then transported to the nearest [[hospital]], after which a fee for healthcare will be assessed, and all weapons confiscated in the 2D and 3D Universes. Any mission that may have been in progress at the time is considered as failed.
   
Health can be replenished by picking up a health pickup, employing the services of a prostitute, or - in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] and GTA IV - by [[Eating|eating food]] or visiting a [[Save Point|save point]] to save the game.
+
Health can be replenished by picking up a health pickup, employing the services of a prostitute, or - in [[GTA San Andreas]] and GTA IV - by [[eating]] food or visiting a [[Save Point|save point]] to save the game.
   
 
Accessibility of health pickups varies between games:
 
Accessibility of health pickups varies between games:
Line 18: Line 19:
 
* In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], health pickups can be found in front of all hospitals and scattered throughout [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], often in recreational areas such as rest stops, parks, and shopping centers. Employing the services of a prostitute also replenishes health to a possible total of 125%.
 
* In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], health pickups can be found in front of all hospitals and scattered throughout [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], often in recreational areas such as rest stops, parks, and shopping centers. Employing the services of a prostitute also replenishes health to a possible total of 125%.
   
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], health pickups appear in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] primarily in front of [[hospitals]] and replenish the player's health to maximum for [[Money|$]]100 (default 100%, which can be extended to 200%). [[Eating|Food stores]] only help you replenish up to 100% health. The player's maximum health can be increased to 150% by performing [[Pizza Boy (mission)|Pizza Boy]] side missions. The player's maximum health will be 200% after the [[100% Completion in GTA Vice City|100% Completion]].
+
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], health pickups appear in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] primarily in front of [[hospitals]] and replenish the player's health to maximum for [[$]]100 (default 100%, which can be extended to 200%). [[Eating|Food stores]] only help you replenish up to 100% health. The player's maximum health can be increased to 150% by performing [[Pizza Boy (mission)|Pizza Boy]] side missions. The player's maximum health will be 200% after the [[100% Completion in GTA Vice City|100% Completion]].
   
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], health pickups appear in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] during [[Gang Warfare in GTA San Andreas|gang warfare]] and in most missions involving a lot of gun fights. Health is replenished to maximum, which is a variable scale that can be increased by performing [[paramedic]] side missions and exercising (sprinting, swimming, or visiting a [[Gyms|gym]]).
+
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], health pickups appear in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] during [[Gang Warfare in GTA San Andreas|gang warfare]] and in most missions involving a lot of gun fights. Health is replenished to maximum, which is a variable scale that can be increased by performing [[paramedic]] side missions and exercising (sprinting, swimming, or visiting a [[gym]]).
   
 
[[Image:Map healthpickups.png|right|thumb|200px|The map found on a [[Whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com|website]] showing health locations in GTA IV.]]
 
[[Image:Map healthpickups.png|right|thumb|200px|The map found on a [[Whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com|website]] showing health locations in GTA IV.]]
Line 29: Line 30:
   
 
* In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], health packs are found all over [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]], generally in out-of-the-way locales, [[Hospitals]], and in subway stations. The player can use their [[Phone]]s to call [[Paramedic]]s to their location to heal them for a fee. Food stands and stores are dotted around the city, and are great for replenishing health. A map of health pickups is shown in the game's [[Websites in GTA IV|website]] [[Whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com#Health|www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com]].The functionality of health packs in GTA IV is also extended in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]] modes, when it can also be used to repair a vehicle the player is in by simply driving onto a health pickup.
 
* In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], health packs are found all over [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]], generally in out-of-the-way locales, [[Hospitals]], and in subway stations. The player can use their [[Phone]]s to call [[Paramedic]]s to their location to heal them for a fee. Food stands and stores are dotted around the city, and are great for replenishing health. A map of health pickups is shown in the game's [[Websites in GTA IV|website]] [[Whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com#Health|www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com]].The functionality of health packs in GTA IV is also extended in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|multiplayer]] modes, when it can also be used to repair a vehicle the player is in by simply driving onto a health pickup.
  +
  +
* In [[Grand Theft Auto V]] and [[Grand Theft Auto Online]], health is provided in the form of drinks ([[Sprunk]] or [[E-Cola]]) purchased at vending machines spread throughout [[Los Santos]] and [[Blaine County]], as well as snacks (such as [[P’s & Q’s]], [[Meteorite Bar (GTA V)|Meteorite]], [[Egochaser Energy Bar|Egochaser]], and E-Cola) which can be be purchased at convenience stores, or dropped by dead enemies/pedestrians. Each snack replenishes health in different amounts. In Grand Theft Auto Online only, snacks can be purchased and kept in the inventory for future use, allowing the player to replenish their health at almost any time.
  +
  +
== Locations==
  +
{{Under Construction}}
  +
===GTA III:===
  +
===='''[[Portland]]:'''====
  +
*[[Red Light District]] - In a smal alley beside [[XXXMags]]
  +
*[[Hepburn Heights]] - At east, inside the park, near [[El Burro]]'s contact point
  +
*[[Harwood]] - In the northwest corner of [[AMCo. Petroleum Company|AMCo.]] gas station
  +
*[[Saint Mark's]]:
  +
**At southeast beside a bulding and near some bushes;
  +
**On a ledge around the buiding behind [[Momma's Restaurante]], near a parked [[Mafia Sentinel]].
  +
*[[Portland View]] - 2 located at [[Sweeney General Hospital]] doorway
  +
*[[Chinatown]] - in a L-shaped alley beside [[Hong Hung Inc.]], central part of the district
  +
*[[Trenton]]:
  +
**On the alcove across from [[Bitch'n' Dog Food]] Factory;
  +
**On roof of [[Liberty Pharmaceuticals]], along with a [[Hidden Package]], an [[AK-47]], an [[Adrenaline|Adrenaline ]]Pill and a [[Body Armor]]. You must jump from the [[Train (vehicle)|train]] [[Subway in GTA III|tracks]] to the roof beside [[Mean Street Taxis]] and follow it to the end to get there.
  +
*[[Portland Harbor]] - At south, behind some truck trailers and near the [[Linerunner]]
  +
*[[Callahan Point]] - At southwest, in the end of a dirt road just south of [[Greasy Joe's]]
  +
  +
===='''[[Staunton Island]]:'''====
  +
*[[Belleville Park]]:
  +
**In the grassy area beside [[Shoreside Lift Bridge]];
  +
**Under the green canopy of a building facing west the center of the park;
  +
**In front of the mall entrance, just east of the north side of the park.
  +
*[[Rockford]] - 2 located at [[Carson General Hospital]]
  +
*[[Fort Staunton]] - on second floor of the unfinished building inside [[Panlantic Construction Site]], next to the Body Armor (take the ramp at the west side, follow it to the end then turn right on the stairs)
  +
*[[Bedford Point]]:
  +
**Among some bushes and trees near a building at south of Liberty Church;
  +
**In front of the south doorway of Liberty Church;
  +
**At southwest, in a dead end between two buildings located in the triangular alcove facing south the street the leads to the lower avenue. One of these buildings has a transparent window.
  +
*[[Torrington]]:
  +
**In the east corner of [[AMCo. Headquarters]];
  +
**At south, in front of a large building facing east the stairs to the subway.
  +
*[[Newport]]:
  +
**in the pool yard opposite [[Asuka's Condo]];
  +
**South of Callahan Bridge, in the end of the grassy ledge at the left of the museum.
  +
  +
===='''[[Shoreside Vale]]''':====
  +
*[[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] - At north of the west part of the small runway, between two yellow-striped ramps, along with an Adrenaline Pill
  +
*[[Pike Creek]]:
  +
**2 located just left of [[Hope Medical College]] entrance;
  +
**Inside the opened garage behind the [[Liberty City Police Department (3D Universe)|Police Station]], near a Body Armor.
  +
*[[Wichita Gardens]] - At northeast, in the corner between two buildings (not far from [[D-Ice]]'s contact point)
  +
*[[Cochrane Dam]]:
  +
**Behind a ramp and some conteiners near the east lower entrance of the dam. You can also find a [[Sniper Rifle]] nearby;
  +
**At north, in front of the east dam dome;
  +
**At south, base of the dam, on the walkway in front of the red and white building. It is also a [[Pump Action Shotgun|Shotgun]] location.
  +
  +
===GTA Vice City===
  +
'''[[Washington Beach]]:'''
  +
*On the roof of [[Wook & Roll]], just northeast of the [[Washington Beach Police Station]].
  +
  +
===='''[[Ocean Beach]]:'''====
  +
*In the curved walkway at the north side of [[Ocean Bay Marina]] building
  +
*At [[Ocean View Hospital]]
  +
  +
===='''[[Leaf Links]]:'''====
  +
*On the bridge in the golf course
  +
  +
===='''[[Vice Point]]:'''====
  +
*Inside the [[Dispensary]], near an Adrenaline Pill
  +
*At [[Shady Palms Hospital]]
  +
*Between a dumpster and Vice City [[Inside Track]] building, just northeast of [[Pay 'n' Spray]]
  +
  +
===='''[[North Point Mall]]:'''====
  +
*At the north side, inside a giant cup next to the parked [[Infernus]]
  +
  +
===='''[[Prawn Island]]:'''====
  +
  +
*Behind the fountain in front of the north mansion
  +
  +
===='''[[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]]: '''====
  +
*Inside the Dispensary, along with an Adrenaline Pill
  +
*At [[Schuman Health Care Center]]:
  +
**At the entrance;
  +
**On the roof above the other Health icon.
  +
*On roof of [[Ammu-Nation]]
  +
*On the test tracks at northeast
  +
  +
===='''[[Little Haiti]]:'''====
  +
*Inside [[Ryton Aide]], beside Pay 'n' Spray
  +
*Inside the [[Vice City Junkyard]], on top of the central conveyor belt of the southernmost processor
  +
*By the stairs on the left of [[Haitian Drug Factory]] entrance
  +
  +
===='''[[Viceport]]:'''====
  +
*Under stairs of the ship near the entrance of the port
  +
*At southeast, in the [[Boatyard]]
  +
  +
===='''[[Escobar International Airport]]:'''====
  +
*On top level inside the terminal
  +
  +
===='''[[Little Havana]]:'''====
  +
*On roof of a white building just west of Calleyy Delicatessen Restaurant
  +
*At [[West Haven Community Healthcare Centre]]
  +
  +
===='''[[Starfish Island]]:'''====
  +
*[[Vercetti Estate]] (after "[[Rub Out]] ")
  +
**In the small room at bottom of the stairs, along with several weapons
  +
**In a waiting room beside the large central stairs of the main hall
  +
**At the west side, in a basement hall near the hedge maze
  +
*On the sidewalk at the west side entrance
  +
  +
===GTA V:===
  +
===='''[[Paleto Bay]]:'''====
  +
*At north, under a horizontal ladder. This place is not so far from where the [[Strangers and Freaks]] mission [[Exercising Demons]] - [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]] ends
  +
*At south, behind [[Paleto Bay Sheriff's Office|Sheriff's Office]]
  +
  +
===='''[[Dignity Village]]:'''====
  +
*Inside a smal tent at right of the entrance
  +
===='''[[Mount Gordo]]:'''====
  +
*In front of [[Ursula]]'s House, next to the bench
  +
===='''[[O'Neil Ranch]], [[Grapeseed]]:'''====
  +
*In the covered area just southeast of the main house
  +
*Between the main house and a red barn at north
  +
===='''[[Altruist Cult|Altruist Cult Camp]], [[Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness]]:'''====
  +
*In the front guard tower
  +
  +
===='''[[Sandy Shores]]:'''====
  +
*Near some telescpes on top a hill, just north of [[You Tool]]. This is the same place where the [[GTA Online]] mission [[Chopper Tail]] usually begins.
  +
*Inside [[Sandy Shores Airfield]] hangar
  +
*At [[Sandy Shores Medical Center]]
  +
*Inside [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]]'s house (Trevor only)
  +
*Inside [[Liquor Ace]], on the counter
  +
===='''[[Cape Catfish]]:'''====
  +
*In front of the yellow house, at north of a [[Spaceship Parts|spaceship part]]
  +
===='''[[Great Chaparral]]:'''====
  +
*Behind a blue house near Baytree Canyon Road, where the GTA Online mission [[Method in the Madness]] usually begins
  +
===='''[[Richman Glen]]:'''====
  +
*On the west side of [[Parsons Rehabilitation Center]]. You can also find a spaceship part nearby
  +
'''[[Vinewood Hills]]:'''
  +
*On the wall at the sightseeing site of the [[Galileo Observatory]]
  +
*Inside a fenced construction area near Madrazzo's House in GTA Online
  +
*Inside [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]]'s [[3671 Whispymound Drive|Mansion]] (Franklin only)
  +
===='''[[Chumash Plaza]], [[Chumash]]:'''====
  +
*Behind O'deas Pharmacy building
  +
===='''[[Pacific Bluffs]]:'''====
  +
*In [[Kortz Center]], on the second floor, near the border of Low Rotunda and Bell Building
  +
*Between [[Pacific Bluffs Country Club]] building and the Tennis courts
  +
'''[[Rockford Hills]]:'''
  +
*2 inside [[Michael's mansion]]: one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen (Michael only)
  +
*At [[Mount Zonah Medical Center]]
  +
*Behind a white building beside [[Weazel Dorset]]
  +
===='''[[Downtown Vinewood]]:'''====
  +
*Beside [[Pitchers]], near an alley
  +
===='''[[East Vinewood]]:'''====
  +
*Inside [[The Lost MC]] clubhouse, just north of [[Downtown Cab Co.]]
  +
===='''[[Pillbox Hill]]:'''====
  +
*Underground of [[Union Depository]], attached to a small cabin near the stairs. You can also find a Body Armor and an [[Assault Shotgun]] nearby
  +
*At[[ Pillbox Hill Medical Center]]
  +
===='''[[Alta]]:'''====
  +
*In the center of a patio between two buildings and just west of the Tennis courts
  +
===='''[[Backlot City]]:'''====
  +
*Between a trailer and a snacks stall next to the central east entrance
  +
===='''[[Vespucci Beach]]:'''====
  +
*Under a small building northwest of [[Smoke on the Water]] and beside the basketball court.
  +
===='''[[La Puerta]]:'''====
  +
*On porch of the building just east of Puerto del Sol Marina (use stairs)
  +
===='''[[Strawberry]]:'''====
  +
*In the homeless camp under [[Olympic Freeway]]
  +
*In the small office inside [[Vanilla Unicorn]] (Trevor only)
  +
*At [[Central Los Santos Medical Center]]
  +
===='''[[Davis]]:'''====
  +
*On the white building just south of [[Davis Mega Mall]], under the stairs
  +
===='''[[El Burro Heights]]:'''====
  +
*At [[St. Fiacre Hospital]]
  +
*In the construction site in front of [[Lester Crest|Lester]]'s house
  +
===='''[[Banning]]:'''====
  +
*Underwater, between some rocks at the east side of the train bridge. You can also find a [[Sticky Bomb]], a [[MP5]], a [[Crowbar]] and a [[Hidden Packages|Hidden Briefcase]] nearby.
  +
===='''[[Elysian Island]]:'''====
  +
*In the northeast corner of [[Bugstars]] building on Signal Street
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Health pickups in[[ GTA IV]] were originally yellow, not orange.
+
*In [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Vice City]] you can increase your health above 100 by having sex with a [[Prostitute]] and it will slowly increase to 125 (GTA III) or 150 (GTA VC)
*If there is someone in your car on GTA IV, TBOGT and TLAD multiplayer and there hanging out of the car window or got there arm out and you get a health pack the window appears back and they are still out of the window they have it stuck but if the stop holding LT or L2 they put themselves back into the car and hold it again they smash the window.
+
*[[GTA San Andreas]] is the first [[3D Universe]]  game to feature a health bar, rather than the number counter.
*In [[GTA III|GTA lIl]] and [[GTA Vice City]] you can increase your health above 100 by Having sex with a [[Prostitute]] and it will slowly increase to 125(GTA III) or 150(GTA VC)
+
*In GTA LCS and GTA VCS, health pickups in safehouses is always located in the kitchen. This is an obvious reference and an odd "replacement" to [[eating]], which is absent in both games.
*[[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] is the first [[GTA III Era |GTA III era game]] to feature a health bar, rather than number counter.
+
*ln [[GTA IV]], its [[Episodes from Liberty City|episodes]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] the health/[[armor]] bars come in the form of a semi-circles, rather than bars.
*ln [[GTA IV|GTA lV]], it's [[Episodes from Liberty City|episodes]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA CW]] the health/[[armor]] bars come in the form of a semi-circles, rather than bars.
+
*GTA IV is the first game in the whole series that shows physical damage on the protagonist, since as they get shot bullet holes and blood will appear on their bodies. Also, when burnt to death, their textures will change to one where their clothing and skin is burnt to ashes and when they kill a person near themselves, blood splatters on their faces.
*Gta IV is the first game in the whole series that shows physical damage on the protagonist, since as they get shot bullet holes and blood will appear on their bodies. Also, when burnt to death, their textures will change to one where their clothing and skin is burnt to ashes and when they kill a person near themselves, blood splatters on their faces.
+
*In [[GTA V]], the protagonists' health can regenerate up to 50% after taking damage. Every regeneration takes longer to take place each time the bar flashes red, however.
  +
*In [[GTA Online]], max health increases every 20 ranks, up to 100. There is no visible indicator though in regards to the health bar, assuming it has the same damage-reducing effect that increasing Strength provides. 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
Line 48: Line 221:
 
Healthpickup-GTA4.jpg|A health pickup as a first aid kit in GTA IV.
 
Healthpickup-GTA4.jpg|A health pickup as a first aid kit in GTA IV.
 
Healthpickup-GTACW.png|A health pickup in GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
Healthpickup-GTACW.png|A health pickup in GTA Chinatown Wars.
  +
HelathPack-GTAV.png|The health pickup in GTA V.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Body Armor|Body armor]]
+
* [[Body Armor]]
 
* [[Ambulance]]
 
* [[Ambulance]]
 
   
 
[[es:Salud]]
 
[[es:Salud]]
 
[[Category:Pickups]]
 
[[Category:Pickups]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA 2]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA III]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA: Vice City]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA: San Andreas]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA: Advance]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA: Liberty City Stories]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA: Vice City Stories]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA IV]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in GTA: Chinatown Wars]]
  +
[[Category:Pickups in Grand Theft Auto V]]

Latest revision as of 22:22, April 17, 2014

Health, also known as life, lung capacity, heart power or hit points (HP) is the measurement of the physical condition of the game's protagonist or other characters in the Grand Theft Auto series.

Description Edit

Health as a statistic Edit

Measurement of health on HUDs was not prominent in the original Grand Theft Auto, as the game has no indication of the player's health - players will simply die after an unspecified amount of minimal damage. Grand Theft Auto 2, however, gave players indication of the health for the first time, measuring it using a 5-heart gauge, with each heart denoted as full, half-sized and depleted, thus giving the health a 10-level scale.

In Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the 5-heart system is replaced by a numbered counter, with its default maximum as 100%; in most of these games, the player's health can be extended, usually as a reward for completing one or more side missions.

From Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas onwards, the numbered counter is changed into a health bar, but it functions just as GTA III's. When the player receives an extra health, the bar will be marked with a "+" symbol on it.

Health pickups Edit

Health pickups scattered around the map can restore the player's health to the maximum level. Between Grand Theft Auto 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV, health pickups are generally shaped as rotating health icon with the symbol of a heart. In GTA IV, health pickups are shaped as medical kits. Health can be also replenished by up to 20% when entering Ambulances.

Many things can damage the player's health: being shot, stabbed, or beaten, fire, explosives, being struck by a vehicle, drowning, being thrown from a vehicle, falling from heights, consuming drugs or smoking,tumbling, and several other methods not included in this list. When the player's health is completely depleted, the protagonist is considered "wasted", and is then transported to the nearest hospital, after which a fee for healthcare will be assessed, and all weapons confiscated in the 2D and 3D Universes. Any mission that may have been in progress at the time is considered as failed.

Health can be replenished by picking up a health pickup, employing the services of a prostitute, or - in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV - by eating food or visiting a save point to save the game.

Accessibility of health pickups varies between games:

  • In Grand Theft Auto III, health pickups can be found in front of all hospitals and scattered throughout Liberty City, often in recreational areas such as rest stops, parks, and shopping centers. Employing the services of a prostitute also replenishes health to a possible total of 125%.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, health pickups appear in Vice City primarily in front of hospitals and replenish the player's health to maximum for $100 (default 100%, which can be extended to 200%). Food stores only help you replenish up to 100% health. The player's maximum health can be increased to 150% by performing Pizza Boy side missions. The player's maximum health will be 200% after the 100% Completion.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, health pickups appear in San Andreas during gang warfare and in most missions involving a lot of gun fights. Health is replenished to maximum, which is a variable scale that can be increased by performing paramedic side missions and exercising (sprinting, swimming, or visiting a gym).
Map healthpickups
The map found on a website showing health locations in GTA IV.
SpaceeinsteinAdded by Spaceeinstein
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, health pickups like in the previous games appear randomly around the city and always inside safehouses and by hospitals. Maximum health can be increased by finishing the Pizza Boy and Noodle Boy side-missions, with each of them increasing 25% health, when completed.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, health pickups here appear in the same form as in Liberty City Stories and are always inside safehouses and by hospitals. Increasing the maximum health requires completing the odd job, Air Rescue.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, health packs are found all over Liberty City, generally in out-of-the-way locales, Hospitals, and in subway stations. The player can use their Phones to call Paramedics to their location to heal them for a fee. Food stands and stores are dotted around the city, and are great for replenishing health. A map of health pickups is shown in the game's website www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com.The functionality of health packs in GTA IV is also extended in multiplayer modes, when it can also be used to repair a vehicle the player is in by simply driving onto a health pickup.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, health is provided in the form of drinks (Sprunk or E-Cola) purchased at vending machines spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County, as well as snacks (such as P’s & Q’s, Meteorite, Egochaser, and E-Cola) which can be be purchased at convenience stores, or dropped by dead enemies/pedestrians. Each snack replenishes health in different amounts. In Grand Theft Auto Online only, snacks can be purchased and kept in the inventory for future use, allowing the player to replenish their health at almost any time.

LocationsEdit

GTA III:Edit

Portland:Edit

Staunton Island:Edit

  • Belleville Park:
    • In the grassy area beside Shoreside Lift Bridge;
    • Under the green canopy of a building facing west the center of the park;
    • In front of the mall entrance, just east of the north side of the park.
  • Rockford - 2 located at Carson General Hospital
  • Fort Staunton - on second floor of the unfinished building inside Panlantic Construction Site, next to the Body Armor (take the ramp at the west side, follow it to the end then turn right on the stairs)
  • Bedford Point:
    • Among some bushes and trees near a building at south of Liberty Church;
    • In front of the south doorway of Liberty Church;
    • At southwest, in a dead end between two buildings located in the triangular alcove facing south the street the leads to the lower avenue. One of these buildings has a transparent window.
  • Torrington:
    • In the east corner of AMCo. Headquarters;
    • At south, in front of a large building facing east the stairs to the subway.
  • Newport:
    • in the pool yard opposite Asuka's Condo;
    • South of Callahan Bridge, in the end of the grassy ledge at the left of the museum.

Shoreside Vale:Edit

  • Francis International Airport - At north of the west part of the small runway, between two yellow-striped ramps, along with an Adrenaline Pill
  • Pike Creek:
  • Wichita Gardens - At northeast, in the corner between two buildings (not far from D-Ice's contact point)
  • Cochrane Dam:
    • Behind a ramp and some conteiners near the east lower entrance of the dam. You can also find a Sniper Rifle nearby;
    • At north, in front of the east dam dome;
    • At south, base of the dam, on the walkway in front of the red and white building. It is also a Shotgun location.

GTA Vice CityEdit

Washington Beach:

Ocean Beach:Edit

Leaf Links:Edit

  • On the bridge in the golf course

Vice Point:Edit

North Point Mall:Edit

  • At the north side, inside a giant cup next to the parked Infernus

Prawn Island:Edit

  • Behind the fountain in front of the north mansion

DowntownEdit

  • Inside the Dispensary, along with an Adrenaline Pill
  • At Schuman Health Care Center:
    • At the entrance;
    • On the roof above the other Health icon.
  • On roof of Ammu-Nation
  • On the test tracks at northeast

Little Haiti:Edit

Viceport:Edit

  • Under stairs of the ship near the entrance of the port
  • At southeast, in the Boatyard

Escobar International Airport:Edit

  • On top level inside the terminal

Little Havana:Edit

Starfish Island:Edit

  • Vercetti Estate (after "Rub Out ")
    • In the small room at bottom of the stairs, along with several weapons
    • In a waiting room beside the large central stairs of the main hall
    • At the west side, in a basement hall near the hedge maze
  • On the sidewalk at the west side entrance

GTA V:Edit

Paleto Bay:Edit

Dignity Village:Edit

  • Inside a smal tent at right of the entrance

Mount Gordo:Edit

  • In front of Ursula's House, next to the bench

O'Neil Ranch, Grapeseed:Edit

  • In the covered area just southeast of the main house
  • Between the main house and a red barn at north

Altruist Cult Camp, Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness:Edit

  • In the front guard tower

Sandy Shores:Edit

Cape Catfish:Edit

Great Chaparral:Edit

  • Behind a blue house near Baytree Canyon Road, where the GTA Online mission Method in the Madness usually begins

Richman Glen:Edit

Vinewood Hills:

  • On the wall at the sightseeing site of the Galileo Observatory
  • Inside a fenced construction area near Madrazzo's House in GTA Online
  • Inside Franklin's Mansion (Franklin only)

Chumash Plaza, Chumash:Edit

  • Behind O'deas Pharmacy building

Pacific Bluffs:Edit

Rockford Hills:

Downtown Vinewood:Edit

East Vinewood:Edit

Pillbox Hill:Edit

Alta:Edit

  • In the center of a patio between two buildings and just west of the Tennis courts

Backlot City:Edit

  • Between a trailer and a snacks stall next to the central east entrance

Vespucci Beach:Edit

La Puerta:Edit

  • On porch of the building just east of Puerto del Sol Marina (use stairs)

Strawberry:Edit

Davis:Edit

El Burro Heights:Edit

Banning:Edit

Elysian Island:Edit

  • In the northeast corner of Bugstars building on Signal Street

TriviaEdit

  • In GTA III and GTA Vice City you can increase your health above 100 by having sex with a Prostitute and it will slowly increase to 125 (GTA III) or 150 (GTA VC)
  • GTA San Andreas is the first 3D Universe  game to feature a health bar, rather than the number counter.
  • In GTA LCS and GTA VCS, health pickups in safehouses is always located in the kitchen. This is an obvious reference and an odd "replacement" to eating, which is absent in both games.
  • ln GTA IV, its episodes, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars the health/armor bars come in the form of a semi-circles, rather than bars.
  • GTA IV is the first game in the whole series that shows physical damage on the protagonist, since as they get shot bullet holes and blood will appear on their bodies. Also, when burnt to death, their textures will change to one where their clothing and skin is burnt to ashes and when they kill a person near themselves, blood splatters on their faces.
  • In GTA V, the protagonists' health can regenerate up to 50% after taking damage. Every regeneration takes longer to take place each time the bar flashes red, however.
  • In GTA Online, max health increases every 20 ranks, up to 100. There is no visible indicator though in regards to the health bar, assuming it has the same damage-reducing effect that increasing Strength provides. 

GalleryEdit

See also Edit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki