[[http://wolfzword.deviantart.com/gallery/1683594 Grand Theft Auto: City 17]] is a fan-{{webcomic}} by Tropers/{{Kadorhal}} (also known as [=WolfZword=]), based on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2-era ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series. However, rather than characters and locations taken from those games, its cast and set are from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', created with GarrysMod.

Set in and around the eponymous City 17, it follows the adventures of a man named Othias Matthew, who has just moved in with an older friend of his. Within [[ComicBookTime a short period of time]], he meets a number of other characters ranging from serious to quirky, before heading out to the city proper and beginning the story.

[[ScheduleSlip As per usual for the author, it entered indefinite hiatus shortly after getting past the first mission]].

!!This work contains examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and its prequels, if mocking the hell out of things like [[ArtificialStupidity the stupidity of the cops]] is "affectionate".
* ArtificialStupidity: As befitting a ''[=GTA3=]'' parody, the Metro Cops are ''really'' bad at their job.
** Referenced and deliberately invoked in [[http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs30/f/2008/144/3/4/GTA__City_17_22_by_WolfZword.png this strip]].
--> This is more or less based on my favorite bout of police stupidity in [=GTA3=], the one where you board the ship in Portland Harbor and police officers will ''[[LemmingCops throw themselves into the water and drown.]]''
* ContinuityLockout: The descriptions for the strips talk about a ''lot'' of things that only close friends of his or people who know of his other projects would be aware of.
** "I regret ever putting VideoGame/DukeNukem into my YoutubePoop"
** "So if you've ever played ''Half-Life 2'' (and, chances are if you're reading [[http://wolfzword.deviantart.com/art/Grenades-80269035 this]] you either haven't or aren't able to)..."
* CriticalExistenceFailure: [[http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs27/f/2008/151/e/c/GTA__City_17_23_by_WolfZword.png Done in the style of GTA]], specifically the hunger mechanic from ''San Andreas''.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: [[http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs25/f/2008/165/3/f/GTA__City_17_25_by_WolfZword.png Also in the style of GTA]], complete with LampshadeHanging that they respawned at what is very clearly ''not'' a hospital due to not having visited one yet.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Also befitting a ''[=GTA3=]'' parody, the Metro Cops are ''way'' too eager to shoot Othias.
* {{Expy}}: Characters tend to be [[XMeetsY a famous character or person portrayed as a Half-Life character]], such as a Gordon Freeman ragdoll who couldn't face-pose [[ThrowItIn as Steven Hawking]].
* {{Filler}}: One constant of the series - frequent non-sequiturs that vary on how attached they are to the actual plot.
* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]] The idea behind the above "Grenades" strip.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Occasionally, such as in [[http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj23/WolfZword/Steam/5-29-09Extra.png this filler panel]].
* {{Irony}}: Abel is repeatedly referred to as a hard worker while Othias and Hawking are searching for apartments, but he's just playing games like VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the whole time.
* NoFourthWall: Played around with: the characters know they're in a ''Grand Theft Auto''-style game (to the point that people converse with the hint dialogue on multiple occasions), but they don't know that [[ShowWithinAShow the game is actually a comic]].
* ScheduleSlip: The other constant of the series (and everything the author in question makes, for that matter), though mostly caused by computer issues that went away after the first dozen or so strips - after that point, with [[GameBreakingBug one exception]], the author kept on a once-every-Friday schedule for seven months.
* SelfDeprecation: The other other constant of the series (and everything [[RunningGag etc.]]):
-->''[[http://wolfzword.deviantart.com/art/GTA-City-17-20-85226432 I wonder if anyone's noticed nearly all of my punchlines since last April sucked.]]''[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The joke being that the comic had started on April Fool's Day the year before.]][[/note]]
* ShoutOut: On occasion.
** "[[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs26/f/2008/067/0/d/GTA__City_17_11_by_WolfZword.png Ow]]. [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater My brittle old-man spine]]."
** "[[http://th02.deviantart.net/fs31/PRE/f/2008/193/9/b/GTA__City_17_29_by_WolfZword.png But can he see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?]]"
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Two]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} for]] [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs31/f/2008/221/5/a/GTA__City_17_33_by_WolfZword.png one]].
* TakeThat: "Comics made with screenshots from [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]] are a bad idea." Also, [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs32/f/2008/207/c/2/GTA__City_17_31_by_WolfZword.png this]] strip, towards how often [[TheWikiRule Wikia wikis]] tend to be literal trainwrecks.