Top Ten Hardest Missions in the Grand Theft Auto Series

Missions from GTA are fun to do when you steal jets, doing heists or even help a player's friend out. The other missions... not so great for other gamers.

The Top Ten

1 Supply Lines (GTA San Andreas)

Only on PS2,on PC is fun,easy and I always did at first try.

RC vehicles are terribly controlled toys you have to use, but this mission's difficult for gamers to do if they try to find a way to beat it. You have to take out some rival delivery boys using the RC plane to shoot them down till you run out of fuel. Flying the plane is much harder when you try to avoid hitting buildings, lights or vehicles. Took 7 tries for me to finish it unless you try to focus and concentrate on the targets. - TechnicallyIDoComics

This mission is the worse because the controls is PS2, PS4, XBOX ONE, or any controller you use for T.V. is difficult for this mission.

I raged and mowed down everyone with my AK after I tried it. I shot up the windows of the first cop cars that started rolling toward me and they ended up crashing into a crowd of people. I then got into that car and made my way to a bar, jumped out, fired some shots at random people on the street then went into the bar, this is where my real massacre started. I first shot dead the two people at the bar, then started executing people at extreme speed before throwing a cocktail into the back of the bar as I exited the building, getting outside I shot one cop and jumped into my car again, this time I would commit drivebys until I got onto the highway, then I would escape the police.

V 4 Comments
2 The Driver (GTA Vice City)

Yes, this one can be really annoying and hard. You have to drive almost perfectly to win.

For those who play Grand Theft Auto Vice City, not all missions you can pass ain't that easy, especially this one. In this mission, you have to win a street race to beat a fat shack of turd named Hilary (who has a fast car better than the crappy car you're driving), but problem here is that he can ram you off the road and 2 stars wanted level appears when cops shows up. I had hell of a time passing this and it took 13 tries to solve this situations. This is far the most frustrated mission Grand Theft Auto Vice City has given us. - TechnicallyIDoComics

It’s like the Nameless King of the Grand Theft Auto series

Who thought it's a good idea to start a race with a slow car?!? Hilary has Sabre Turbo, which is pretty fast and quite exotic, and you get the cheap and slow car, Sentinel. - Delgia2k

V 3 Comments
3 Bomb Da Base: Act 2 (GTA III)

One of the hardest missions I have ever seen in a Grand Theft Auto game.

One time I failed this mission, because 8-Ball committed suicide by jumping into the water...

This part of act ain't much easy as the other act, you have to protect 8-Ball when he tries to trigger a bomb in a rival gang's boat. Thing is 8-Ball has injured hands and he can't shoot them but rush himself to a suicide mission. It frustrated for gamers to take out all goons with a sniper where so much action is going on. Took 4 tries, but shoot them in order where they try to shoot 8-Ball is one way to go if you hurry up. - TechnicallyIDoComics

4 Dildo Dodo (GTA Vice City)

For this mission, you drops some leaflets for a director while using the seaplane. Bad thing about it is that the plane's controls are terrible when you try to nose up and down and you must reach hard to reach checkpoints to get it done. - TechnicallyIDoComics

5 High Wire (GTA Vice City Stories)

Everyone who voted for above didn't play VCS

You must use the chopper with a magnet to pick up containers before time runs out. Hardest part is you must rescue a cartel from bikers and this ain't easy grabbing his car with the chopper's magnet while he's driving around getting shot especially around street lights and palm trees. - TechnicallyIDoComics

Man,out of all missions,his one gave me the hardest time,especially when I have to save the cartel from bikers - DejanKalinic

6 Espresso-2-Go! (GTA III)

If you use the bulletproof Patriot you got as a reward for getting that dude to the airport, you can literally just run over the stands without worrying about blowing up your car

Doing this mission as intended can be tough and frustrating, I found out when I played this game blind. However, I came up with a tedious but safer way to complete the mission: Drive all over the city until all nine kiosks are highlighted on the map, as you go kill the cartel goons in them. The timer doesn't start until you destroy the first one so you can simply identify where they are and take them down one by one with the rocket launcher.

If you're gonna do this awful rush hour mission, you're gonna need a fast car to take out some drug stands before time runs out. Cops will be roaring all over you so make it quick and concentrate on the road. - TechnicallyIDoComics

The cops, the mafias armed with shotguns, and the fact that cars get destroyed easily... This is the worst mission in Grand Theft Auto 3, without doubt. - Delgia2k

7 Keep Your Friends Close (GTA Vice City)

I would have use a cheat on this mission, but I didn't. It only took me 7 tries unless you find armor or health packs around the mansion.

Enemies are here to rob you and you must defend your cash from them. Bad thing is they're heavily armed and it's impossible to survive this hellacious mission if you have a strong weapon or no exact choice but to use a cheat code. You also have to kill a guy who betrayed you and you have to run back to your office to take out a hard boss with everything you can to end it. There's no checkpoints on this finale mission in Grand Theft Auto Vice City, so good hell of a luck you're gonna need. - TechnicallyIDoComics

Screw that! I'm stuck on Ricardo Diaz's and Cubans boat race missions! D:< - Gehenna

This one wasn't THAT hard, sure I might've died the first time but I passed the second time

8 Robbing Uncle Sam (GTA San Andreas)

It was pretty hard to complete, for me it took like 15 tries on the first time. the second time I passed it on the first try when I just shot the weekend soldiers myself - suphoes

Ryder keeps dying when I get in and when I ge track out to cover him he dies

Its hard to protect a homie when you must put crates in the back of a moving truck from soldiers using a forklift. Another bad thing is you must outrun them and Ryder here is getting shot behind the truck when he's covering up the crates. Why use the truck's door to close it and sit in a passenger seat, you smoking idiot? - TechnicallyIDoComics

Too many damn weekend soldiers!

V 2 Comments
9 Wrong Side of the Tracks (GTA San Andreas)

" All We Had To Do Was Follow the Damn Train CJ! "

I don't know why everybody says this level was hard. I Beated it on my first try.

The hardest mission for all platforms it’s very hard to jump on the train and I kept on falling down

The best way to beat this is to jump on the train and kill the easy targets

V 8 Comments
10 Learning to Fly (GTA San Andreas)

Impossible. Stopped playing after this, never returned to Grand Theft Auto because Saints Row 2 was so much better.

It's a toss up between this mission and Vertical Bird.

This is the toughest mission of the game. I have completed all the missions without cheats easily but this made me cringe.

This is the most frustrating mission.

V 6 Comments

The Newcomers

? Big 'N' Veiny (GTA 3)

The Contenders

11 Demolition Man (GTA Vice City)

Hard as hell.. try doing it on Android

Completed it in 2 tries

This mission is frustrating mission in vice city

Never did end up completing this. The RC helicopter controls are TERRIBLE and it doesn't help that all the construction workers are trying to knock it down.

V 4 Comments
12 Freefall (GTA San Andreas)

Very easy 1st try - Matas

OH MY GOD this mission is insane...first u have to drive all the way from the casino to the airport and then do a 180 mid air and follow a plane that is faster than yours...this took only god knows how many tries

I've done it 100 times...but then also it is the most difficult mission ever...i can't even tell how many tries it takes to do this mission

13 Exchange (GTA III)

You have to waste your own money to give it to an annoying cow named Catalina and you must chase her while outrunning the spawning Cartels trying to kill you. If you have a rocket launcher you better shoot Catalina in a chopper till time runs out. - TechnicallyIDoComics

Unneccesary thing 4 claude to do

14 The Snow Storm (GTA IV)

It was hard considering heavy controls of Grand Theft Auto IV. And you get 4 star wanted level. And, hardest part is to lose wanted level. They even follow you inside respray shop

Gangsters Everywhere SWAT, FBI, Police to Kill Helicopters to Shoot Down Took me Five attempts to do it not only that The Hospital has very little Cover and if you move to get Health you might GT Blown up by an Enemy shooting a Gas Bottle. Couldn't Find the Bag so always got Killed and The Boat Was Difficult. Eventually Completed it by Shooting Gas Bottles, RPG's and Cheats.

15 Cesar Vialpando (GTA San Andreas)

This was pretty hard because I didn't understood the timing at first. I got almost all the moves wrong, but after a few tries I managed to get every single move correct.

It easy on android...
Just learn to press keys on keyboard and you'll get it

You are a noob

I hate that mission and it was kinda hard to complete - suphoes

V 4 Comments
16 N.O.E (GTA San Andreas)

Toreno told you to fly the canyon route to angel but the canyon IS HARD AS HELL, even harder for those mobile player, the trees around angel pine is ridiculously high and some of them are solid and some are not, also the steep, bumpy relief make low flight way harder, also its difficult to not alert the hydras and your plane have no anti-missile system which is messed up, you are forcing to do loops to avoid the missile swarm which might result to crash to things, I tried dis mission 21 times in order to complete.

17 Boomshine Blowout (GTA Vice City Stories)

The harvest mission ever

It takes me like 3 months to finish it but when you know the trick it will be easy

18 Big Smoke (GTA San Andreas)

This so hard I had to use cheats to beat it, also probably disabled my ps4 trophies now - trains45

Easiest mission ever

It is impossible without cheat

It is impossible

19 Just Business (GTA San Andreas)

I actually thought it was easy. I passed it on the first try. - suphoes

20 Sexy Time (GTA IV)

2 years and I still can't do the mission

21 Vertical Bird (GTA San Andreas)

One of the hardest missions in the game

22 Did Somebody Say Yoga? (GTA V)
23 Publicity Tour (GTA Vice City)
24 Payday For Ray (GTA III)
25 The Big Score (GTA V)

Choose "Obvious" route and you'll fight through SWAT teams and cops. Worst of all flying the chopper through windmills while taking out Merryweather and carrying gold at the same time.

HOW DO PEOPLE THINK THIS IS HARD - venomouskillingmachine

26 Back to School (GTA San Andreas)

It is a stupid and idotic school

Hate it, and still can't complete city slicking. tried like 100 times - suphoes

Alley loop is the worst part

27 Death Row (Vice City)
28 Bombs Away (GTA Vice City)
29 Turismo (Grand Theft Auto III)
30 S.A.M (Grand Theft Auto III)

Hardest mission in the entire Grand Theft Auto franchise!

31 End of the Line (Gta San Andreas)

So hard big smoke is op

Stealing a APC from MP5 armed SWAT;
Blasting your way up throught 4 floors filled with guys armed with mid and heavy weaponds;
Killing a guy that is imperviuos to torso damage while facing his buddies and with the lights off;
Blasting your way out back to the outside, even thought with way less guards, but with a time limit and sometimes you got to stop to put out the fire in your way;
Chasing Tentpenny and not losing it, while keeping Sweet safe;
When you get Sweet on your car, he will drive, and you have to fend off Police and Vagos;

Do this without dying/losing once (or you will have to reset the mission).

32 Marked Man (GTA III)

The 3rd easiest mission in the game

33 Amphibious Assault (GTA San Andreas)

This was one of the hardest missions, because swimming underwater is so weird with a PS2 controller and it takes long before you reach the boat.

I thought it was easy when I didn't use any weird ways to complete it, just did it like I had to. it was between easy and hard, but it kinda boring though. - suphoes

34 The Green Sabre (GTA San Andreas)

Lol back then I was really good at this mission but now I suck at it, I really want to unlock San Fierro

I didn't find it so hard, but it wasn't easy either. it was something in between, but maybe leaning more towards it was easy. - suphoes

35 Gun Runner (GTA Vice City)

Such the worst mission I've ever played

36 Blitz Play (Gta V)

Long preparation time, extremely hard,long and this don't give you 1$ at the end.
Extremely violent.

37 Three Leaf Clover (Grand Theft Auto IV)
38 Hit the Pipe (GTA Episodes from Liberty City)
39 Sayonara Salvatore (GTA III)

In my oipinion it's the most hard mission

Its they're was no need to kill salvatore in the first place

40 Tanker Commander (GTA San Andreas)

Kill everyone.

I thought it was frustrating but not hard. just took me a couple of tries to complete, but it wasn't hard - suphoes

41 The Exchange (GTA Vice City Stories)

This mission is so frustrating... You have to shoot thise snipers with limited time and you have to outrun those vicious drug dealers

42 Reuniting the Familes (GTA San Andreas)

This one was really hard, cause I kept dying when I went to save sweet and the car kept exploding in the end of the mission.. it was hard to complete. - suphoes

This one took me forever to beat.

43 Up,Up and Away! (GTA San Andreas)

Hard took me about two days

Too many damn soldiers

44 Minor Turbulence (GTA V)
45 Life's A Beach (GTA San Andreas)

I thought it was really easy but kinda annoying - suphoes

46 Riot (GTA San Andreas)

Man it's hard

It’s easy - Matas

47 OG Loc (GTA San Andreas)

The part where you need to catch and kill Freddy is very hard, but when you beat it a couple of times it’s easy. At first it really sucks.

48 Jive Drive (GTA Vice City Stories)
BAdd New Item