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Grand Theft Auto: London 1961
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Name: Grand Theft Auto: London 1961
Developer(s): DMA Design
Publisher(s): BMG Interactive
Release date: 1 June 1999 (London, 1961)
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
Series: Grand Theft Auto
Protagonist: Unknown
Date takes place: 1961
Location: London

Gock series
chronology of events

2D Universe

1961London 1961
1969London 1969
1997Grand Theft Auto
2013Grand Theft Auto 2

3D Universe

1984Vice City Stories
1986Vice City
1992San Andreas
1998Liberty City Stories
2001Grand Theft Auto III

HD Universe

2008Grand Theft Auto IV
         – The Lost and Damned
         – The Ballad of Gay Tony
2009Chinatown Wars
2013Grand Theft Auto Online
2013Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 is a freely distributed mission pack, also known as an expansion pack, to the original Grand Theft Auto 1 and London, 1969 - requiring both to play.

Just as the first mission pack did, London 1961 uses the same game engine as the original Grand Theft Auto 1 did. The game takes place in London eight years before the events of London 1969. The mission pack as implied includes new missions, 22 new vehicles, one new cutscene, and a new multiplayer deathmatch map based upon the UK city of Manchester.

While London 1969, is available for multiple systems, London 1961 is only available for PC, as downloadable freeware (a 7MB executable file). However, it requires the user to have both Grand Theft Auto 1, and GTA London 1969 (which itself requires GTA 1).

London 1961 is the least known game in the series, simply because the game was not heavily promoted by Rockstar, is only available as a download, and does not feature prominently on the Rockstar Games website. The game relies upon word of mouth and internet discussion forums to become known to fans of the series.


  • GTA London 1961, along with GTA London 1969, are the only games in the GTA series to have the same protagonists.
  • GTA London 1961, along with GTA London 1969, are the only games in the GTA series to be set outside the United States. It is also the only game to be set in a real location; the rest of the games in the series are set in fictitious cities based on real-life US cities, such as New York (Liberty City) and Miami (Vice City).
  • GTA London 1961 is also the GTA Game to be set as the earliest.


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