This game is incredible fun. The single player game is deep, has an immersive story and the open world is truly impressive without being overbearing.
If you’re buying the game at this stage, you’re probably thinking that it’s been around for a while and so might not have stood the test of time. Believe me, it has! For two reasons: firstly, it was years ahead of its time when it was released, and secondly, GTA Online.
The online portion of this game is hilarious fun. You make your own custom character who you throw directly into the open world and build their life with friends and foes alike. The thing that really stands out about this online game is Rockstar’s continuous development and dedication to enhancement. All DLCs that enhance and build on the game are free - no expensive expansions and season passes. Of course, this means that to generate revenue, they rely on mocrotransactions. There’s been a lot of controversy around micro transactions in AAA games at the moment, but Rockstar seems to have struck a good balance where the micro transactions aren’t at all essential for having fun and progressing, but they can be bought to add a bit more flair and extra laughs. Given that the DLC is all free, I will certainly forgive this!
The only note to make is the ‘adult’ content. It’s certainly not suitable for children. As a father of one, I wouldn’t let my child play this, or even watch me play it. 18 as an age might be a little high, but I certainly wouldn’t let anyone less than 15 pick this up in my family.
“Grand Theft Auto V” is an action-adventure videogame about urban criminal gangsters, and can be played from either a first-person or third-person perspective. It’s set within a fictional state in the USA – known as San Andreas (based on Southern California). This is an open world environment, and you can roam freely throughout San Andreas – on foot, in cars and trucks, even in planes. The single-player campaign concerns three criminals, and the various missions they are assigned – often involving heists, shoot-outs, and get-away driving. There is also an online multi-player mode – where up to 30 players at a time can engage in either cooperative or competitive game matches.
This is a big game – with a superbly designed open world environment. The overall presentation is excellent, and the gameplay is great. The game is rather controversial (especially concerning its depiction of women, and its use of torture). If you’ve played and enjoyed the previous games in the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ saga, you’ll probably really like this instalment.
The graphics are superb - especially on the PS4. And the online gameplay is highly entertaining. This is one of the biggest open-world games I’ve played, and the attention to detail by the game designers is amazing. While there is a lot of fun to be had playing the various missions, it’s equally good fun just exploring the world and causing trouble – resulting in law enforcement agencies trying to catch you. This is a adult-themed game, and is not suitable for children.
Takes a while to load at start up but for good reason - a massive map with a great story and enough to keep oyou interested when just roaming around. Great soundtrack too with different 'radio stations' - if you've ever played a GTA game before - you know what to expect. Also, parents - definitely not 'suitable' for your kids. (Though I did play it a few times as a kid and I turned out fine so do what you want with that info!).
GTA5 is a great game. There's so much to do and explore outside of the main game. The map is amazing, the sea bed is worth exploring - wait until you're in the submersible and a shark swims up to take a look at you. The driving and flying are worth spending hours just pottering about. Highly recommended by me!
Great game, for me it's an upgrade from the Xbox 360 version I've had for a couple of years. Online is where the party starts though. Packaging was fine, amazons usual cardboard envelope, also the game disc comes in a generic slim cd case, no literature or big box. Which is fine as all you really need is the game.