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 V deserves accolades for its innovative triumvirate of antiheroes, its many and varied missions, and the sprawling depiction of Los Santos and the hillbilly outbacks. But to rip off what an erudite author once said about Oakland, there is no "there" there. I can't imagine any scenario in which a literary icon like Gertrude Stein would be critiquing a video game, but that legendary putdown can also apply to the Greater Los Santos Area.
Pros: Great script and most fully structured game in the history of the GTA franchise, Los Santos has been brought to life with its incredible size, scope, and realism, Brings back the gleeful comic-book nihilism of earlier GTA games
Cons: The overwhelming Los Santos lacks a strong sense of place, Open-world play lacks the unfettered thrills of earlier games
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.