Conclusion: Concept: Take the lessons learned making Midnight Club: LA, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne 3 to craft the most well-rounded Grand Theft Auto game to date
Graphics: From sun-drenched beaches to breathtaking mountain ranges, Rockstar meticulously captures the essence of Southern California
Sound: Competent voice acting is buttressed by a mood-setting score and another fantastic array of radio stations to entertain you while driving
Playability: The action stays frantic...
Conclusion: Grand Theft Auto 5 was years in the making, I was pretty much ready to play this game as soon as I was done with GTAIV and when Rockstar unveiled the first trailer I knew I had to have it. This game is a masterpiece and truly displays the talent of the folks over at Rockstar Games. The voice acting is amazing and I guarantee that you will laugh your butt off plenty of times while playing the game.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto IV was a disappointment in my view. True, I felt it was a very good game, although it wasn’t the strongest entry in the series. Released over 5 years after that game, Grand Theft Auto V has certainly been a long time coming, and it’s bigger and better than GTA IV in every conceivable way.
Grand Theft Auto V Review – Xbox 360 (Also on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC)
15 October 2013
Conclusion: What was touted as a game where you could do anything, really didn’t let you do anything. If you view it for what it really is, an open world RPG, it’s a great game, and has a lot of cool things to keep everyone playing for a long time. Just don’t let the kids play it, come on, it’s an M rated game for a reason.
Summary: Grand Theft Auto V is a giant undertaking. There’s so much to do in Los Santos it’s almost intimidating. That's not a bad thing, especially since everything offered is a blast. If ever there were a proper sendoff to a magnificent seventh console generation, it's Grand Theft Auto V.
Pros: Huge world bursting with life and activities, Three-character dynamic works incredibly well
Cons: Texture popping throughout the game, sometimes in crucial spots, Repetitive dynamic events sometimes break immersion
Conclusion: The franchise returns with even more gratuitous violence and grimy perversions of the American dream. All this adds up to the best GTA yet, in every way possible. Smash, steal, and shoot your way through what could be the biggest open-world game ever. The gripping narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat or feel free to spend countless hours doing whatever the hell you want to—to whoever the hell you want.
Pros: Gorgeous graphics. Fun to play. Engaging storyline. Open-world mayhem. Lets you switch between the three major characters on the fly. Fantastic music.
Cons: iFruit app not available on Android at launch. Online servers slow or inaccessible during test period.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto V appropriately opens with a heist. Somewhere in a version of the Midwest that looks a lot like Canada, four thieves brave a police shootout amidst a snowfall. The moment is both chaotic and beautiful, a chance for the game’s developers to showcase competent cover mechanics and intelligent AI while promising great things to come.
Excerpt: It might not seem like it's been five and a half years since Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto IV , but yep, that's how long it's been. So much has changed in gaming since then, but when you think back, even more has stayed the same. Developers like Rockstar North are targeting the same platforms (PS3 and 360) for their big games, no one has really properly challenged GTA for the open-world game crown, and if the selection of livestreams to watch on Twitch are any kind...