Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
Liberty City Stories
Vice City Stories
A shotgun is a gun with a short but wide range. The weapon fires a large number of small bullets or 'slugs'. A direct hit can knock an opponent backwards, making him vulnerable until he is back on his feet. Shotguns are also very powerful against vehicles. However, a shotgun has to be reloaded after every shot, decreasing its firing rate.
GTA Vice City introduced various kinds of shotguns, some of which could fire multiple shots without reloading.
You reach the 'gangster level' at 20% weapon skill, and 'hitman level' at 100%.