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GTA 5 community servers are being flooded with Squid Game clones

Grand Theft Auto 5
(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Squid Game is popping up in another unexpected place: GTA 5. 

The runaway success of Netflix hit Squid Game saw the streaming service launch a dedicated line of clothing for the show this week, and it now seems the Korean drama has breached the shores of GTA 5

That’s in an unofficial capacity, to be clear, but a swathe of player-made maps inspired by Squid Game’s, let’s say, less savoury pursuits have begun popping up in FiveM, the open-source community modification on PC that’s now synonymous with Grand Theft Auto roleplay. 

As you might expect, the logistics of recreating Squid Game’s most enticing scenes inside San Andreas means there’s less in the way of the show’s honeycomb challenge, and more of a focus on its opening Red Light/Green Light endeavor – and even then, the degree of sophistication with which they’re implemented varies pretty widely. 

Some servers simply have folk lining up across random freeways, for example, with one designated player barking orders into their headset mic, while a row of goons take aim with sub-machine guns across the way. 

Grand Theft Auto 5

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Others, on the other hand, have modded in everything from the giant, motion-sensor-equipped – and, let’s be honest, downright terrifying – doll as it features in the show, while others have managed to employ the god awful sleeping quarters-meets-prison where Seong Gi-hun et al rest between each death run. 

The most interesting server I stumbled upon had me accessing the Game from beneath Legion Square, and had me running the gauntlet across a bridge with invisible missing panels. One missed-step and, well, you can guess where this story is going.  

I’m not sure how it’d work, but I’d love to see the Tug-O-War set-piece replicated in-game, or maybe even a wee game of marbles, who knows what the ever-creative FiveM GTA 5 community has in mind next.  

In good news for GTA players, the GTA remastered collection has (finally) been revealed.

Joe Donnelly

Joe is a Features Writer at GamesRadar+. With over five years of experience working in specialist print and online journalism, Joe has written for a number of gaming, sport and entertainment publications including PC Gamer, Edge, Play and FourFourTwo. He is well-versed in all things Grand Theft Auto and spends much of his spare time swapping real-world Glasgow for GTA Online’s Los Santos. Joe is also a mental health advocate and has written a book about video games, mental health and their complex intersections. He is a regular expert contributor on both subjects for BBC radio. Many moons ago, he was a fully-qualified plumber which basically makes him Super Mario.