Grand Theft Auto V - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • SKU: 4056679
  • Release Date: 09/17/2013
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Mature humor, Nudity, Strong language, Strong sexual content, Use of drugs and alcohol
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    • Grand Theft Auto V

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3141 out of 3199)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Rockstar North
    • Publisher: Rockstar Games
    • Platform: PlayStation 3
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 09/17/2013

    Synopsis


    Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

    Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar Games has yet created and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles. In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on the PlayStation 3 system. Grand Theft Auto V ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game. The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.

    Features


    Grand Theft Auto

    Newest installment in the popular franchise

    Venture to the city of Los Santos, set in present-day Southern California

    Explore the sprawling urban setting as well as the surrounding hills, countryside and beaches

    Accumulate more and more money — by any means possible — in Rockstar's most ambitious game to date

    Enjoy a new take on open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer action

    Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar Games has yet created and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles

    In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on the PlayStation 3 system

    Grand Theft Auto V ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game

    The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete



    Customer rating

    4.8
    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rockstar Creates the Ultimate "Life" Simulator

      Posted
      R4z3r

      Having played a few previous GTA 3 and GTA Vice City, I can say that I had never been impressed with Grand Theft Auto. Often, the open world would leave me bored as I would not be drawn into the story enough to keep moving forward. Combined with the time necessary to travel, repetitiveness of the missions, I felt as though I would never play open world games again. After much time though, I saw the trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. The trailer looked stunning featuring planes, scuba diving, and multiple playable characters. After reading about the improvements Rockstar, the developer, has made in other games (Red Dead Redemption, Midnight Club, and LA Noir) I knew that it would be unfair to write this off as "just another GTA". Upon putting in the disc (PS3), you are greeted with an 8GB installation. This took about 15 minutes on my PS3 Slim, your mileage may vary though. The game immediately begins with the characters in a fantastic tutorial that not only introduces some characters, but also gets you intrigued by the plot early. The tutorial is interesting and fun, though the tutorial text in the upper left of the screen was hard to read on my screen (1080i on a 42" Plasma TV). This was easily supplemented / fixed by the print manual or the iOS "GTA Manual" application but did lead to an unnecessary death rather early in the game. Upon playing this, you immediately will notice that many of the controls have been refined in comparison to previous GTA games. The shooting feels much tighter (it's easier to aim clearly and quickly, switching weapons is simple and doesn't get in the way), the driving is better (cars and trucks feel as though they drive like the type of car they are. Sports car handle amazingly while a tow truck is much slower and harder to maneuver). This makes for a much more enjoyable experience and thus far in my travels have fixed the issues I have had. Unlike previous games, this also features one huge update, a quick save/autosave which fixes the need to drive for 15 minutes each time you fail a mission. Now, you can pick it back up and keep trying making the game more involved and less repetitious. The graphics in Los Santos, the city in which GTA V occurs, are fantastic. Explosions feature depth and clarity, the characters are well detailed and thus far I have not seen any technical issues where textures appear randomly. The views from the different parts of the city are amazing as well, with nice sunsets and sunrise, beautiful villas, and more. The audio is fantastic as well, featuring Dolby Digital surround sound, which uses all the speakers to create a wonderful and involving soundtrack. Whether providing off-screen directional cues, subtle background noise, or enveloping you in your favorite radio station, Grand Theft Auto V provides a wonderful soundstage. Overall Grand Theft Auto V feels like a new game. With the revised controls, improved graphics, and new mechanics, I feel like this game address most if not all of the biggest issues I have with open world video games. The story thus far is captivating and enticing and is keeping me coming back for more. I would highly recommend this game even if you do not consider yourself a huge fan of previous entries into the series. I hope you enjoy this game as much as I am.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simply the BEST GAME OF THE GENERATION.

      Posted
      SmartOne94

      GTA V is an amazing game. It includes SO MANY FEATURES, that even Rockstar had trouble explaining the extraordinary amounts of Information to previewers. The GTA V world is extremely detailed, and you can befriend so many characters within the game. There are hundreds of missions to do, and side missions like all different types of heists and such. There are many minigames including tennis, parachuting, basejumping, motorcross, jetskiing, swimming, bowling, shooting range, hunting.. It is just incredible. The previewers I have heard of had a hard time believing that this game is being released in 2013, because the technology this game uses is mind-blowing. You are able to use your microphone to talk to NPCs in the game while doing a heist(robbery), and depending on your voice urgency, the person will put the money in the bag for you quicker. The AI are so smart they are almost like humans.There over 350 vehicles, including planes, all cars, trucks, karts, police cars, ice cream trucks, ambulances, ships, yachts, snowmobiles, motorbikes, and the list goes on and on. The graphics are the best of this generation. THEN there is GTA Online, which no one has the willpower to explain how great it is. Just watch the video yourself. You can take part in hundreds of missions with any of your friends in the massive GTA online world. You can do anything you can think of, from flying planes on the beach with your friends, or parachuting off the tallest mountain. You can also buy property in game, and bring your friends in. There is also an in-game TV in your apartment, and you can watch what is going on in the world through the TV, for example if they have a wanted level and are being chased by the police, a live feed-news like channel will show it in your in-game house/property. Then there is a content creator to make your own missions online. There is too much stuff to even write, just get the game and you will easily understand why this game is going to get the highest rating of all time, it deserves an 11/10 platinum.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A solid improvement over GTAIV

      Posted
      7Tenths
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      I've gotten about 50% off the way through GTA V, I'm not sure the total time played because I'll pause and do something else for an hour or so and come back. Maybe around 15 hours or so of playtime. It's already in this early stage a complete improvement over GTAIV for me personally. I don't believe I even got through 50% of that game. The combination of the "friends" wanting to hang out and the annoying driving physics being such a change from the overly arcade style of San Andres just turned me off. While thus far in GTAV I've yet to resort to calling a taxi to try to bypass the need to drive. One thing that is a bit annoying is cars on the road and some objects on the side of the road seem to have unreasonably high resistance. Where they act like multiple ton boulders instead of cars. For example if you want to push a car out of the way at a red light, you'll find you'll just smoke your tires and the car will barely budge. I've had a few times where driving through, I'll get in a wreck, end up sandwiched between two cars and despite flooring it can't budge the cars I'm stuck between. I'll get out, steal one, back them up and get back into my car. A minor annoyance, but it is not something that's detracted me from joyriding yet. At this point in the game I've only done one heist, a robbery on a jewelry store. The first one you do you only have two characters unlocked and works out quite well between the two. Each had their own defined role and it made logical sense when you'd switch between them. The heist itself was pretty simple and straightforward but had a very fun escape sequence that involved riding a motorcycle through tunnels. The story of the game is beginning to ramp up, but at this point, it hasn't been overly engaging. Perhaps this is the fault of the multiple protagonist, perhaps it's just because it's early in the game. There is enough to suggest a grander storyline that I'm not willing to write it off yet, but as it stands effectively everyone is a stereotype, especially the side-characters. It's difficult to truly care about anyone at this point. The side activities are there, but as expected didn't quite match the hype. Tennis doesn't have the fluidity or control of say, Virtua tennis. It feels slowed down and smaller comparatively. You still have your assortment of shot types and you can control where they go, but it's just not as engaging. While the 9 holes of golf is no comparison to a tiger woods game. It doesn't account for splice when taking your shot making it much easier to get to the green. While early on, I'm finding it harder to read the green than in a tiger woods game. Both sports are fun, but after doing them once I've felt no compelling reason to go back to them. The physical activities, like biking/races largely revolve around mashing the x button. I haven't yet gotten to exploring the sea or trying to hike the mountains. While flying a plane is quite fun if landing is quite difficult. Flying a helicopter is significantly less fun. All in all the game is very enjoyable despite the flaws listed. The missions have variety. It doesn't feel like it's all drive to point A across the map and return to point B on the other side of the map as GTAIV often felt like.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best game ever made

      Posted
      JkOCnnr
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      GTAV is overall the greatest game ever made. The story is very engaging and leaves you wanting more. There are countless things to do when not in a mission. There are endless views of the LS and San Andreas skylines which don't disappoint no matter what time of day it is in the game. The cars drive much nicer than in previous GTAs. Also I like that if you die during a mission, you have the option of restarting from a checkpoint so if you're very deep into it you don't have to start completely over. There are three playable main characters, Franklin Clinton, Michael Townley, and Trevor Phillips, which are very all compelling and bring their own special skills such as driving, shooting, and flying. Dogs are in the game, but are not playable. Most notably is Lamar's dog Chop who you can play fetch with whilst controlling Franklin. Also he will protect Franklin by attacking his enemies. You can shoot (or run over) wildlife if you desire, but I don't recommend hitting them whilst on a bike. The only thing I would say could be better about the game in general, is there are occasional glitches such as subtle graphics pop in and I had an issue where Michael's wife got stuck in the front door of the safe house and and the screen started flickering. As a result, Michael temporarily couldn't use that door to go out. Fortunately, there are several other means of going outside, such as the patio doors in back, the garage access, or through the upstairs bathroom window. You cannot go in or out through the chimney like Santa. So in all honesty, you can't do EVERYTHING in GTAV, but it doesn't take away from the fun factor. Also, some of the on screen text is very hard to read because of obscure fonts and generally just very small size type. The phone content is especially hard to read which I found to be annoying. Other than that, the game is still great and the best I've ever played in all my years of gaming. I would give GTAV 97 out 100 Chop treats.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good just not as great as people say.

      Posted
      TrueHalo
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      Look people who are touting this as perfect are riding the wave of hype. Yes it is a good game but it is far from perfect, there is hardly anything new here just a 3 character gimmick that is not as fresh as you'd think. Two of them are kind of boring, probably should have just stuck to the crazy guy honestly. In an age of games like Fallout that are truly open world where you can meaningfully impact the plot with your choices with linear storylines can be lack luster (unless they are really over the top) since non of your choices impact anything on the game, it's still go steal this, go kill that person stuff. Watch when people get over the hype they'll realize it wasn't that great. It introduces pointless things like the random in counters from Red Dead Redemption but not as well done or interesting. They introduce car modifications but if you think you are going to use the car you spent all your money on in the game you are mistaken, you will more often then not abandon the car for a mission that has to be done in some slow lemon to make it more challenging. You are then forced to leave your car which is at that point gone forever! Unless you leave in your garage and use it for no missions you can keep the car, and that's not fun. Games that don't get as much credit or hype like Saints row let you customize your vehicle and save it giving you access to your best car whenever. Without the ability to save your car, what point is there to make an enhanced vehicle if the game won't let you actually use it 75% or so of the time. Since there is no warning the only way to keep your car is to go over the mission brief, quit the mission, store your car in an often distant garage and then drive all the way back in a stolen car. Another nit pic is in the clothes store I have to go to all the different shelves to try something on, in gta san andreas you just walked to the dressing room and tried on all the stuff in the store saving time. Another small nit is the radio tuner only goes one way so if you miss the station you want you have to cycle again from the beginning since they made the right dpad button a secondary action button which it should have just be Right trigger+ X or whatever. Why don't they let you just make a custom station with stuff you want to hear or an mp3 player so you can walk and listen to music? Saints Row lets you make a customer station and shows you the entire cataloge to pick what you want and edit it on the fly. I hope in the future gta will make the stories more complex and actually have choices that impact the game. It is a good game but it shouldn't honestly be a contender for game of the year with pointless mechanics. If you don't play a lot of games then sure this game will be amazing to you probably. If you've played a lot of well made games and previous GTAs you know it's all hype. GTA san andreas and vice city are still my favorites in the series. There's a good game here but not a perfect one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must own game for all gamers

      Posted
      Anonymous
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      Grand Theft Auto has always been a step above all other open world games; however, GTA V has leaped ahead of the pack. If you are reading this then you have probably already read all of the reviews and maybe even made a decision to purchase it. This is most likely the final step before actually going out and picking up a copy. This will definitely be one of the best video game investments that you have ever made. GTA V is one of those games that I did not mind paying full price for because it is a game that will keep me busy during my free time for at least 3 months. Whether you are looking for a game that will satiate your gaming hunger until the release of the next generation consoles or simply a game that will reinvigorate your admiration of the current generation consoles GTA V is the game for you. It begins with an interesting sequence that immediately throws you into the action. It gives you an early feel for the controls before the main story; this prelude serves as a brief but welcomed introduction to the seemingly main protagonist. In any case be aware that the game begins at full throttle as far as the violence and profanity is concerned. Once the main story begins you will be securely holding on to your controller with a partial smile that will evolve into a giggle or two. As you are probably already aware the map is fully open to players with a type of shroud of darkness or "fog-of-war" covering it so that there is still a sense of curiosity to try and see as much as you can as early as you can. I found myself wanting to uncover as much of the map as early as possible but the missions kept me coming back. I did not want to leave the area where all of the initial missions are located so I stayed in the vicinity. This has held true to the present and in my case I believe that this is one of the things that is keeping me glued to my screen. The game is realistic enough to be impressive but it also revisits some of the insanity that was GTA: San Andreas on PS2. This strikes a nice balance and keeps the player returning for more. Even if you are a non-gamer I believe you will like the experimentation that GTA V allows for because you never have to complete any mission since the map is open from the beginning. I realized this when I returned from walking my dogs and my wife had picked up the controller, that I left on the living room table, to play the game. She does not enjoy most video games in the least but she was loudly laughing by herself while she ran around punching and kicking people and objects in order to get reactions from Los Santos' inhabitants. The fact that my wife liked the game is the number one reason I love this video game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best Gameplay around. Mediocre story.

      Posted
      AerintheGUY
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      Grand Theft Auto V is both the best 'GTA' game so far, as well as the most disappointing. This game finally realizes the promise of all the past GTA games' breadth of gameplay. The previous entries always fell short in depth of individual systems (lots of stuff to do, but none of them implemented perfectly), but this time around the level of quality is pretty great across the board. Whether you're shooting from car to car in a high speed chase, scrambling over fences and buildings in an on-foot pursuit, playing a friendly game of tennis, or diving to explore a coral reef, the controls and playability will be excellent. Ideally, this would be the game everyone would turn to for fantastic free-form fun. Which brings me to the disappointment. GTA V allows players to switch between 3 separate protagonists at any time, and this is a great system that also has a lot of potential for a really interesting storyline. The game design and mission structures leverage this feature very well, but the writing doesn't do a whole lot different than what past GTA games have done. Each character is unique, but each is also ultimately just a different stereotype that we've seen already. Their dialog is equally uninteresting as well as so absurdly laced with racial slurs that trying to play the game in the company of mature adults, or even just within earshot of a spouse, can be downright embarrassing. It sounds as though some lines, and even some entire characters, were written by a middle-school kid awkwardly trying to relate to urban culture. At no point should this game be played by a child, and that is to be expected... but just because the box says "Mature" on the front, don't expect that term to accurately describe the content. The characters and storyline are juvenile at best, and I think that the average player deserves better than that. In Summary: The Best Playing GTA game yet, but if you're going to play with someone else in the room you might find yourself playing with headphones or just muting the dialog altogether. Also, I shouldn't really have to say this but this game is in no way appropriate for children. I would hesitate to get this game for even older teens. Ratings exist for a reason. I really dread hearing the dialog in this game being mimicked back at me by elementary-aged children once the online portion of the game goes live...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great game, but it has its flaws.

      Posted
      savigabi
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      To start off with, this is really good game. It is not perfect, no game is; every game has its flaws. Immediately upon playing, you will see that the driving mechanics have changed drastically. If you are a GTA IV fan, you will be disappointed with the "new, improved driving mechanics". No longer does it take skill to drive, Rockstar has really dumped it down for the casual gamer. You are greeted with what seems like unlimited grip, extremely high sensitivity, and insanely short braking distances. It is clear Rockstar took the mechanics from Midnight Club and tweaked them. The motorcycles are the worst, they are almost undriveable. One of complaint is the car deformation takes entirely too long to develop, whereas in GTA IV is was perfect. It will take many hits to even develop dents. This is disappointing departure from the previous game. However, this could be fixed. There are a couple of small bugs as well, such as cars disappearing from your garage and weird glitching through walls, but they can patch these as well. Aside from those things, the game is great. The story is engaging and keeps your interest in working up to heist missions. There are also multiple random events that will keep you playing for awhile. Being able to change between three characters was a great concept and is implemented extremely well. The game play is still fun despite the driving complaints, you just learn to live with it. The shooting mechanics have gone through a much needed overhaul as well, they took the inspiration form Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3 and executed it very well. The world is massive and very detailed, so pay attention to the small things. I could sit here and write a small novel on the game, but I won't because no one is going to read that. In closing, if you want a game that will keep you entertained for hours, days, weeks, months, and possibly years, this is the game for you especially when GTA Online comes out Oct. 1. GTA O is simply GTA V, except with your friends or even strangers and a whole lot more to do. Hopefully Rockstar will release some patches and fix some bugs and maybe even implement an option to switch driving mechanics and vehicle deformation back to the same levels as GTA IV...then it would be a perfect game. Buy it, you are NOT wasting your money!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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