GTA III Era
GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City introduced a more comprehensive way of threatening. These were store robberies, where the protagonist, Tommy Vercetti can point his gun to a store owner, threatening him to steal money whilst the wanted level increases. Robberies in this process also increase your Wanted Level.
GTA San Andreas
While GTA San Andreas did not use the store robbery feature from Vice City, threatening had some minor upgrades in the game. The player may "threaten" a gang member to recruit him. This can also be used to command your gang members to target a selected enemy by means of threatening. Different as in Vice City, the protagonist speaks often when aiming at someone.
- When your back is turned on a store robbery in Vice City, the robbery process will be incomplete, and the owner will be more likely sound the alarm to call the Cops.