Real-life GTA? YouTuber Recreates Game on Streets of Tokyo in Amazing Video

A YouTube channel has recreated moments from Grand Theft Auto and other video games on the streets of Tokyo. The group, called KMZW Isolation, took to the district of Shibuya to act out a sequence that looks just like a video game brought to life.

The video, titled "Video game moments in real life Shibuya chronicles," features moments from GTA, Yakuza, and Metal Gear Solid. The video starts with shots of the city before the lead character wakes up confused on the street.

KMZW Isolation sets up the lead player's adventure and says: "In a night in Shibuya, 'HAYAKEN' sees a suspicious man in black and starts looking for clues..."

When looking for a clue, Hayaken walks and runs just like a character from a video game—complete with sound effects and bumping into items—as if there is someone using a controller to guide him around the city.

A map and a health bar appear on the screen and the camera rotates just as in GTA, which adds to eerily the video looks like a real-life version of the game.

On his mission, the lead player Hayaken must hide from another character, and humorously crouches behind a short pole, and places a cardboard box over his head while continuing to walk down the street. The character he is following turns around and sees the box but remains oblivious to Hayaken's whereabouts.

An expertly choreographed fight scene featuring sound effects and video game graphics is a highlight. Cut scenes, failed missions, found items, and loading screens all add to the realism as the YouTubers bring the games to life.

The YouTube group, KMZW Isolation, is also popular on TikTok, with more than 2.4 million likes across 75 videos. On TikTok, the group has posted multiple videos of video games in real life, with one reaching 2.8 million views.

While there are multiple videos on TikTok, there is only one full-length video on YouTube so far. But KMZW Isolation said in the description of the video: "New series of live-action video games. First episode 'GTA/Yakuza/MGS original'," and in a comment they revealed that the second half of chapter two will be available soon.

Check out the video of GTA brought to life on the streets of Tokyo, and catch up on Hayaken's adventure before the next chapter is released.

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A young man plays Grand Theft Auto IV on the game's day of release on April 29, 2008, in London. A YouTube channel has brought GTA to life by recreating moments from the video game on the streets of Tokyo. Cate Gillon/Getty