Summary: No matter if you're new to Grand Theft Auto V or a returning player, there's more than enough in this next-generation port to keep you satisfied. The first-person perspective manages to make a year-old game feel new again, and the changes made to the graphics, gameplay and online mode are...
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: Single Player It's a Cynical World The world of Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) is a busy place. Developer, Rockstar North, has crafted a world so heavily populated with things to do and events to experience, that its world becomes a game in itself.
The fractured brilliance of Grand Theft Auto V and its four main characters
Quarter to Three
14 October 2013
Excerpt: I can think of a handful of what I consider perfect movies. These aren’t literally perfect movies, of course. I don’t believe in some Platonic ideal movie made manifest. Instead, these are movies where a uniquely talented writer, director, and actors understand each other completely, and they have...
Excerpt: After three solid weeks of exploring Los Santos and Blaine County, after more than a thousand driven miles, after more than 50 hours of story-based gameplay, 20 hours of random sandboxing and goofing off, and after more than 12 hours playing online I am finally ready to offer my review for Grand...
Excerpt: Let’s face it… this title needs no review. The GTA series has always sold itself on the merits of previous offerings, and has always managed to up the ante as to what players should expect from their open world titles.
Summary: Grand Theft Auto V is fast, vast, and vile—but it’s also a lot of fun. It might be my inner Terrible Person talking, but I had a great time causing mayhem in Los Santos and the surrounding area. I also found myself doing something I have yet to in any GTA to date: role-playing the characters.
Excerpt: An opening line in Grand Theft Auto V ( GTA5 ) encapsulates the cynical tale that follows it. "Well, a sense of overriding futility is a vital part of the process," says a psychiatrist to one of the game's three main characters, Michael De Santa. "Embrace it.
Pros: The drive from Blaine County back to Los Santos, and seeing the skyline for the first time. It was only then that I began to grasp just how much larger the map was compared to any other game.
Cons: Trevor and Michael fighting over the same thing for the fifteenth time.
Summary: You already know that Grand Theft Auto V is a big sequel with dozens (if not hundreds) of hours of gameplay, but it turns out that the game's best assets isn't its size at all. Instead it's the focused story about friendship, loyalty and what to do when the past comes back to haunt you.