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...
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: 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.
Excerpt: , 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
Excerpt: For all the controversy surrounding its violence, sexuality, and vindictive portrayal of American culture, it’s ironic that the Grand Theft Auto series is one of the most mature and thought provoking in gaming.
Conclusion: But really, Grand Theft Auto isn’t just another video game. It’s the rare game that can make the leap from niche product to mainstream cultural event, similar to major film, album or book releases, and it should be judged by those same standards.
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.
Excerpt: The question as to whether Grand Theft Auto V is the best game ever made is open to discussion, though at the very least it ranks well into the top ten. That said, it's likely the best open-world title ever made, and I'm lumping that in there against Skyrim.