Excerpt: Last year when Grand Theft Auto V came out for the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3, it was a masterpiece for the then-current generation console. May people thought that developer Rockstar would simply wait until the next generation consoles came out before letting GTAV out of the garage.
Excerpt: Back when Grand Theft Auto V was originally released, it seemed as if it was milking the very last drops of power out of the PS3 and Xbox 360. Los Santos made the dingy, depressing world of Grand Theft Auto IV feel obsolete by comparison; it was a return to the overstuffed and uninhibited game...
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.
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...
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.
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
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...
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.
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.