Rockstar Games/Logo Variations

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

These are the logo variations used throughout the years by Rockstar Games, with more to be added over time.

Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999): The orange Rockstar banner slides and stops in the center of the screen, then breaks off. At the same time, the background also breaks and reveals a gradient gray space. The remains of the logo vanish and the name "ROCKSTAR GAMES" appears in white. Police lights flash below, while the name experiences several distortions and color flips to black.

Trasher Presents Skate and Destroy (1999): Several small searchlights move on the screen, occasionally revealing the orange banner hanging on a gray background. The banner appears in the circle of light. Then it vanishes and the gradient space appears, with the name "ROCKSTAR GAMES" wiped on the screen. But on the trailer, a gray background is a close-up of the left reel of a rolling tape player, with a black and white version of the Rockstar logo in small print. It cuts to a full view of the tape player, which sits on a table and is lighted by three lamps from above. It then cuts again to a close-up of the oscillator on the bottom of the tape player, from which the opening frame of the trailer zooms in.

Oni (2001): There is the game's protagonist Konoko performing battle tricks on the camera, standing on the lighted olive-colored Rockstar banner. Then the silver banner comes into the screen, with the name written directly on it. The black and white picture looks relief.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): There is a white background, with a white, textureless Rockstar logo. Some colors gradually fade in, filling the logo with an orange color (the R goes black, but the star is still white) Then, the words "Rockstar Games" write themselves below in stylish handwriting. The background then turns black, and the text goes white.

  • This intro was animated by Blur Studio, who also worked on the GTA III logo cinematic.
  • An enhanced version can be seen on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The Definitive Edition.

Midnight Club 2 (2003): Against a black background, some bolts of fire form the Rockstar logo. The words "ROCKSTAR GAMES" are formed below in the same manner afterwards. This intro was also animated at Blur Studio.

Manhunt (2003): Superimposed over the opening of the game is the Rockstar logo with white magnets below reading "ROCKSTAR GAMES PRESENTS". The logo "flickers" a few times, then fades out.

Red Dead Revolver (2004): On a wooden surface, a burned Rockstar logo fades in with the words "ROCKSTAR GAMES" below in a western-style font.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): Over a black background is the Rockstar Games logo being spray-painted onto the screen, along with the words "rockstar games" (in the font for "San Andreas" in the game's logo) and a registered trademark appearing below. Just like Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, an enhanced version can be seen on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Definitive Edition.

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (2005): There is a white rolling rim, with the logo seen through it, then it drives away, leaving the orange Rockstar logo behind. The name is written in stencil style.

The Warriors (2005): A baseball bat flashes through the screen, wiping in the orange Rockstar logo and the words "ROCKSTAR GAMES". Then another bat swirls from the other side and changes it to the Rockstar Toronto logo.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): A couple of orange taxis come right roaring in, seen through the logo-shaped hole. They leave the Rockstar logo behind with the words "ROCKSTAR GAMES" below.

Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (2006): A white table tennis ball falls and bounces on the floor, with the black logo carved on it. Then the white banner logo zooms to the screen without any name.

Bully (2006): On a black background, a baby blue colored sign with a red skull pops up on the left side of the screen, and is knocked over by a baseball. An orange sign with a navy blue snake pops up on the right side, and is also knocked over by a baseball. Then, a green version of the Rockstar logo pops up in the center, and two baseballs hit it, but nothing happens. Three more baseballs are thrown at the logo, which only makes the text "ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER" pop up. A brick is then thrown at the logo, making it flip over, turn into the familiar orange color, and changing the text to "ROCKSTAR GAMES".

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): The Rockstar Leeds logo is shown. Several orange stripes appear over it, eventually wiping it fully colored orange. The words "Rockstar Games" appear in the Vice City font below.

Manhunt 2 (2007): The Rockstar logo in black-and-white flashes in, then glitches to the Rockstar London, North, and Toronto logos. It then returns to the normal logo with the company name in a typewriter font below it.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles (2008): White stars move through the screen choppily, each followed with the normal Rockstar logo and the Rockstar San Diego logo. It then immediately fades to the title screen.

Beaterator (2009): The Rockstar logo is formed through a music equalizer, and "ROCKSTAR GAMES" fades in below. Then the equalizer goes down and clears the logo.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (2009, PSP): The glowing nameless banner appears against a black background and a moving subway train within the logo goes by to reveal the Rockstar North logo.

Red Dead Redemption (2010): A spinning coil of a bar machine appears and presents an orange Rockstar logo without any name. The logo is shot and vanished in a small cloud of smoke.

L.A. Noire (2011): The Rockstar logo appears in grayscale with an old grainy film effect, then becomes orange, but the grainy movie effects remain.

Max Payne 3 (2012): The white Rockstar banner appears. Then shooting is heard and the banner fills almost fully with blood. After it, the blood level comes down. The logo flickers and vanishes in a white noise.

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): A sound of a car broken into and driven away is heard as police sirens and gunfire follow, accompanied by blurry flashing siren lights and a series of wanted stars in the upper right corner (like the wanted system HUD in the Grand Theft Auto series) that fill up. Once the fifth star is full, it flashes into the middle forming the orange Rockstar logo on-screen, with the Rockstar North logo sliding in afterwards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018): Smoke rises up, and two red-colored cylinders, first left then right, fall from the top of the screen as the smoke fades away. A double-barreled gun is pointed at the screen, and it becomes evident that the cylinders are bronze bullets with red smearing. The bullet shells read:

  • "ROCKSTAR GAMES" on the top
  • "20" on the left and right of the bullets, referring to Rockstar Games' 20th anniversary.
  • "EST. MCMXCVII" on the bottom. The Roman numeral MCMXCVIII is equivalent to the Arabic numeral 1998, the founding year of Rockstar Games.

The bullets fire, and the Rockstar logo appears, colored in blood red.