GTA 5 Missions List: All Story Missions Guide & Walkthrough


Grand Theft Auto V Missions Guide - GTA 5: All Story Missions List & Walkthrough

Here you find the full list of all the GTA 5 Missions, along with the complete story mission guide for Grand Theft Auto V. This includes all the Heists branching approaches, the optional Lester's Assassination Missions, and a walkthrough for all the missions in the single player campaign.

You can access up to 74 missions in a single playthrough of GTA V, depending on your choices. Playing from the "Prologue" all the way to one of the three possible endings is required for 100% completion.

It is strongly advised to leave the 4 optional Assassination missions for last, until after the main storyline is completed, so that you can make the most money by the end of the game.

As GTA V introduces the ability to switch between three playable characters, for each GTA 5 mission below we show which of the three protagonists are involved, as well as the respective icon that appears on the map to start it.

GTA 5 Story Missions List:

The GTA 5 missions below are listed in chronological order - although some missions from different characters become available at the same time, so they can be played in a slightly different order.

Clicking on each GTA 5 mission brings you to its full details, with the mission guide, rewards, Gold Medal Objectives, Video Walkthrough, and more information.

Prologue
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

1. Prologue

Franklin and Lamar
Simeon
Franklin Clinton

2. Franklin and Lamar

Repossession
Simeon
Franklin Clinton

3. Repossession

Complications
Simeon
Michael De SantaFranklin Clinton

4. Complications

Father/Son
Michael
Michael De SantaFranklin Clinton

5. Father/Son

Note: To continue the storyline missions, you must now complete "Pulling Favors" (given to Franklin by Tonya), which is the first and only Strangers & Freaks mission required for story progression.

Chop
Franklin
Franklin ClintonChop

6. Chop

Marriage Counseling
Michael
Michael De SantaFranklin Clinton

7. Marriage Counseling

Daddy's Little Girl
Michael
Michael De Santa

8. Daddy's Little Girl

Friend Request
Lester Blue
Michael De Santa

9. Friend Request

The Long Stretch
Franklin
Franklin Clinton

10. The Long Stretch

The Good Husband (Family Mission)
Michael De Santa

11. The Good Husband (Family Mission)

Casing the Jewel Store
Lester Blue
Michael De Santa

12. Casing the Jewel Store

Mr. Philips
Michael
Trevor Philips

16. Mr. Philips

Trevor Philips Industries
Cheng
Trevor Philips

17. Trevor Philips Industries

Nervous Ron
Trevor
Trevor Philips

18. Nervous Ron

Crystal Maze
Cheng
Trevor Philips

19. Crystal Maze

Friends Reunited
Trevor
Trevor Philips

20. Friends Reunited

Fame Or Shame
Michael
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

21. Fame Or Shame

Dead Man Walking
Bureau Fib
Michael De Santa

22. Dead Man Walking

Three's Company
Bureau Fib
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

23. Three's Company

By the Book
Bureau Fib
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

24. By the Book

Hood Safari
Franklin
Franklin ClintonTrevor Philips

25. Hood Safari

Did Somebody Say Yoga?
Michael
Michael De Santa

26. Did Somebody Say Yoga?

Scouting the Port
Trevor
Trevor Philips

27. Scouting the Port

Minisub
Hs Orange
Trevor Philips

28. Minisub

The Hotel Assassination
Lester Green
Franklin Clinton

31. The Hotel Assassination

Boiler Suits
Hs Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

32. Boiler Suits

Masks
Hs Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

33. Masks

Trash Truck
Hs Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

34. Trash Truck

Tow Truck
Hs Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

35. Tow Truck

Blitz Play
Heist Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

36. Blitz Play

I Fought the Law...
Devin
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

37. I Fought the Law...

Eye in the Sky
Devin
Franklin ClintonTrevor Philips

38. Eye in the Sky

Mr. Richards
Solomon
Michael De Santa

39. Mr. Richards

Caida Libre
Madrazo
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

40. Caida Libre

Deep Inside
Devin
Franklin Clinton

41. Deep Inside

Minor Turbulence
Michael
Trevor Philips

42. Minor Turbulence

Paleto Score Setup
Bureau Fib
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

43. Paleto Score Setup

Predator
Trevor
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor PhilipsChop

44. Predator

Military Hardware
Hs Orange
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

45. Military Hardware

The Paleto Score
Heist Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

46. The Paleto Score

Derailed
Trevor
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

47. Derailed

Monkey Business
Bureau Fib
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

48. Monkey Business

Hang Ten
Trevor
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

49. Hang Ten

Surveying the Score
Lester Blue
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

50. Surveying the Score

Bury the Hatchet
Michael
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

51. Bury the Hatchet

Pack Man
Devin
Franklin ClintonTrevor Philips

52. Pack Man

Fresh Meat
Franklin
Michael De SantaFranklin Clinton

53. Fresh Meat

The Ballad of Rocco
Solomon
Michael De Santa

54. The Ballad of Rocco

Cleaning out the Bureau
Lester Blue
Michael De Santa

55. Cleaning out the Bureau

Architect's Plans
Hs Green
Franklin Clinton

56. Architect's Plans

The Wrap Up
Bureau Fib
Michael De SantaTrevor Philips

59. The Wrap Up

Reuniting the Family
Michael
Michael De Santa

60. Reuniting the Family

Doting Dad (Family Mission)
Michael De Santa

61. Doting Dad (Family Mission)

Legal Trouble
Solomon
Michael De Santa

62. Legal Trouble

Lamar Down
Franklin
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

63. Lamar Down

Meltdown
Michael
Michael De Santa

64. Meltdown

Parenting 101 (Family Mission)
Michael De Santa

65. Parenting 101 (Family Mission)

Planning The Big Score
Heist Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

66. Planning The Big Score

GTA V Endings

GTA 5 has three possible endings that you can choose from, each with significantly different outcomes.

It has been confirmed that Ending C (Deathwish) is the canon ending of GTA V, and it's recommended to choose it if you don't want to lose access to one of the main characters.

Something Sensible (Ending A)
Trevor
Franklin Clinton

70. Something Sensible (Ending A)

The Time's Come (Ending B)
Michael
Franklin Clinton

70. The Time's Come (Ending B)

The Third Way (Ending C)
Lester Green
Michael De SantaFranklin ClintonTrevor Philips

70. The Third Way (Ending C)

Note: Even though Lester's Assassination Missions are optional (not required for story progression), they're still counted under the main "Missions" checklist, and they're still needed for 100% completion of the game.

How many missions are in GTA 5?

Despite the GTA V in-game statistics stating that the game has 69 missions, there are actually many more missions available, with branching paths and three possible endings. 

There are actually 83 available story missions in total in GTA 5, which you can find all listed on this page. However, due to the branching nature of Heist approaches, only 74 missions are played in a single playthrough, while the others can be accessed by selecting different paths.

So why does the game's checklist show "only" 69 missions instead of 74? Well, Rockstar has decided to not include the "Fire Truck" and "BZ Gas Grenades" heist setups in their listing, and they also don't count the 3 optional "Family Missions" that Micheal can do. This is probably so they could make a reference to the "69" number on purpose, in typical Rockstar fashion.

What do Mission Icon Colors mean in GTA 5?

Since GTA V features three playable protagonists, the game indicates with unique colors on the map the missions that can be started by the different characters:

  • A blue icon on the map shows missions that can be started by Michael
  • A green icon on the map shows missions that can be started by Franklin
  • An orange icon on the map icon shows missions that can be started by Trevor
  • If you see a question mark on the map, it's a Strangers & Freaks side mission.

You can also see the number of missions currently available for each protagonist when switching between them via the Character Wheel.

How to Replay Missions in GTA 5

Grand Theft Auto V features mission scoring, with specific objectives (such as time, damage, accuracy, etc.) required to achieve the Gold Medal in a mission.

Just completing a mission will give you a Bronze Medal by default. You earn a Silver Medal by meeting at least one objective, but you must complete 100% of the objectives to earn a Gold Medal.

To improve your score, you can replay the missions you already completed, by accessing the Pause Menu and going to the "Game" tab.

It's important to note that you can complete each Gold Medal requirement in multiple playthroughs of the mission - you don't need to obtain them all in one single playthrough.

Earning at least 70 Gold Medals between Missions and Strangers & Freaks is required for the "Solid Gold, Baby!" Achievement / Trophy.

How to Play All Endings in GTA 5

If you would like to play all three endings in Grand Theft Auto V in a single playthrough, and experience what each ending has to offer, the game allows you to do so.

After completing one of the endings, you will find the ability to play the two other endings by accessing the Pause Menu, going to "Game" > Replay Mission", and scrolling all the way to the bottom.

However, this won't change the original choice you made during the course of the playthrough.

If you're unsure on what ending to choose, it's advised to first make a save in a separate slot after completing "The Big Score" mission. At this point, you are free to experiment with choosing and playing any of the three endings, knowing that you always have a previously saved game that you can return to choose a different ending.

Unless you want to lose access to Michael or Trevor after the end of the story, we strongly recommend choosing Ending C (Deathwish), as that's also been confirmed to be the canon ending of the game.

More GTA 5 Side Missions

In addition to the main GTA 5 Story Mode, GTA V also features other optional side missions and activities that can be played.

These include Strangers & Freaks missions, which involve interesting characters that Michael, Franklin, or Trevor can encounter outside the main story.

There are also many Hobbies & Pastimes and Random Events that you can take part in if you want to fully complete the game.

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