Grand Theft Auto V - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • SKU: 7358056
  • Release Date: 11/18/2014
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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What's Included


  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Grand Theft Auto V

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7891 out of 8078)

Product Details


  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 11/18/2014

Synopsis


Experience Rockstar Games' critically acclaimed open world game, Grand Theft Auto V.
When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience, featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for new and returning players. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:
  • New weapons, vehicles and activities
  • Additional wildlife
  • Denser traffic
  • New foliage system
  • Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more

  • Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe with online play for up to 30 players, including all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online. Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of a criminal empire by trading contraband or form a motorcycle club and rule the streets; pull off complex co-operative Heists or enter radical, adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races; compete in unique Adversary modes; or create your own content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto Community.

    Features


    LAST CHANCE TO TRANSFER FROM PS3 & XBOX 360

    Now is your last chance to transfer your existing GTA Online characters and progression from PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. This will no longer be possible after March 6, 2017.

    Experience the definitive version of GTAV, which features across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail, a video editor designed for advanced movie-making inside the game.

    The massively upgraded GTA Online, with access to all the latest vehicles and gameplay from our continuing series of free updates including the recent Import/Export update.

    A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series

    Classic vehicles such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp, plus activities, including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more

    Step into the shoes of three criminals in the bleak metropolis of Los Santos and return to the heart-pounding driving action of Grand Theft Auto V, now rendered in high-resolution with enhanced graphical detail for PlayStation 4

    Explore the once glittering streets of Los Santos, a fallen city populated by self-help gurus, hopeful starlets and forgotten celebrities, in an expansive and captivating open world

    Enter the worlds of three criminals from vastly different walks of life as they execute a series of heists that could make them rich or cost them everything

    Jump between characters to experience every side of the complex, interwoven tale

    Complete Jobs for cash with other players, buy properties, vehicles and character upgrades, cruise through an open world, compete in traditional competitive modes and create and share new content with Grand Theft Auto Online

    Access new Jobs, weapons, a host of vehicles, brand-new properties and player customizations with all new content and gameplay created and released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online

    Features the all-new First Person Mode, giving players the chance to explore the incredibly detailed world of Los Santos and Blaine County in an entirely new way across both Story Mode and Grand Theft Auto Online

    Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic universe with online play for up to 30 players, including all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online.

    Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of a criminal empire by trading contraband or form a motorcycle club and rule the streets; pull off complex co-operative Heists or enter radical, adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races;

    Compete in unique Adversary modes; or create your own content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto Community.

    For 1 player



    Overall customer rating

    4.8
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Open World Game!

      Posted
      Eddy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      GTA is perhaps one of the only games on the market that's able to sell itself twice, and this is the top performing version of one of the finest games to date. If you never played the GTA epic, it's a no brainer that this belongs in your game library. However, is it worth buying again? At first glance, you're reintroduced to the same game, but now with an all new first person perspective! This subtle, yet finely detailed change is what really sells this game again. In fact, it's worth redoing the story mode just to play in this new enlightened perspective. It's one thing to control a character, but to have an entire world in the perspective of a character's eyes, truly redefines the gaming experience. Each action suddenly feels like it affects you more, it feels more real, interactive, and interesting. When you played the story mode the first time, there's a lot of this scenario, you pick up your allies in a car, drive to your next location while the characters in your car chat. With this first person mode, you're now right there in the action, feeling like you're actually driving the car. You can even turn your characters head to see the players in your passenger seat and/or back animated while they talk. When I noticed this, it was no wonder it took rockstar another year to polish this game up, they clearly went through the whole story mode to make sure that each mission works with first person. Granted, story mode isn't a must do for those who've already played it, so what's new for you? GTA Online! Carrying this epic online, somehow made the game even better! This is nothing like the online you may have played on GTA IV, not even for a second. You are able to create your own character from almost a similar fashion to The Sims. Being able to customize the finest details from your heritage, to body shape, and clothes, you create your own character that truly feels unique to you. The whole concept of this new online play is to make the user's experience feel more controlled and custom to their desires. What truly divides this online experience from any other, is that you're able to progress your character any way you want. Whether you're playing by yourself, with friends/family, or of course strangers online. The key features of the online experience are between the freemode, and the different jobs and opportunities your player can choose from. The concept is simple, you create your own character, and build their skills as you raise in the ranks of criminal activity. I will start off with freemode, and then quickly introduce some of the other jobs you can do. In free mode, your player has their own bank account, and wallet. You quickly learn that your bank account is very essential, as players can take your cash by killing you. (With the exception of Passive Mode, a mode used to protect this from happening by restricting players, including yourself from being able to kill). Your bank account can is safe from other players and can be used "for most legitimate purchases" which includes, apartments, clothes, hairstyles, cars, you name it. Basically anything legal Spending your money is fun and easy, you can walk to physical locations in the game or use their own fully immersive internet that includes sites from anime cartoons, to the stock market of GTA businesses, to car dealerships and everything in between. I'm sure there is a finite number of sites that's easy to reach, but the tie-ins with between the radio, internet, TV, and game world are so phenomenal, it really adds this dimension to the game that is unmatched to any other title. Making money is going to be your primary objective of online, which can be done in many different creative ways. You can rob from stores, npc's, other players, and for those who have already put two and two together, accept jobs and opportunities. There is actually somewhat of a story mode to online, as you progress your character, you meet more and more contacts, some who are even featured in the offline storymode, and they each give you opportunities for some quick cash. Other jobs you can choose between are familiar game modes like Racing, Team Deathmatch, and all the works. My personal favorite part of this GTA, is how you are sometimes allowed to take jobs for yourself, instead of playing with other players, which is of course also an option. But this is the first online experience I've seen, that can feel fluid like an offline game, and be played by only yourself. But when you are eager to play with fellow gamers, the players can be numerous ranging anywhere from 1 to 30 players in one game, depending on the game mode. The game is constantly rewarding good gaming behavior and punishing the bad. So the game lobbies are usually very fun. For people who quit whenever they're behind in a race, or go afk during games, they get they're repped lowered, and repeat offenders will only be able to play with other players that have low rep. So when you're racing against 12 other players, they'll stick through to the end, and be rewarded for doing so. There are countless features of GTA that I haven't even mentioned, but last thing I want to cover is the differences between this game, and the old gen versions. Again, biggest key difference for me, was the first person perspective. I think it improves the game significantly by increasing how large your field of vision is so dramatically. Graphics were never something I mentioned, because I think new gen has already proven itself to be so much better anyways, but truly the graphics are pristine. You can see gum stains on the sidewalks, rainbows on the edge of a flashlight, the draw distances are huge as well. The weather patterns were huge too, I have never in my life seen a rain storm that looks more real than what GTA can pull off, puddles build up in lower elevations, and the rain drops are so detailed. It's kind of a funny detail for Cali to rain, but never the less is really cool. The touch pad is utilized for this game, you can swipe up or down to change the radio stations while driving, left or right to change your weapon. The light is used quite a bit too on the controller, it'll flash red and blue when the cops are at you for instance! When there's an in game phone call, your player's voice will come from the TV, but the character your talking to will come from the dual shock controller. There's a couple of easter eggs in this version too (look up GTA V peyote) In the end, what you get with your money here, isn't a brand new game, but you will get a very finely polished masterpiece. Many games suffer through bugs and glitches at their launch, but that was taken care of last year :) I can personally say, I love having the ps4 version even though I had already owned a Xbox360 copy of the game. When the new gen consoles came out, this is the game that could have defined them, this is the game that gives you an online open world, now the rest is up to you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Gamer must have

      Posted
      Oscar85Cedeno
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      GTA is perhaps one of the only games on the market that's able to sell itself twice, and this is the top performing version of one of the finest games to date. If you never played the GTA epic, it's a no brainer that this belongs in your game library. However, is it worth buying again? At first glance, you're reintroduced to the same game, but now with an all new first person perspective! This subtle, yet finely detailed change is what really sells this game again. In fact, it's worth redoing the story mode just to play in this new enlightened perspective. It's one thing to control a character, but to have an entire world in the perspective of a character's eyes, truly redefines the gaming experience. Each action suddenly feels like it affects you more, it feels more real, interactive, and interesting. When you played the story mode the first time, there's a lot of this scenario, you pick up your allies in a car, drive to your next location while the characters in your car chat. With this first person mode, you're now right there in the action, feeling like you're actually driving the car. You can even turn your characters head to see the players in your passenger seat and/or back animated while they talk. When I noticed this, it was no wonder it took rockstar another year to polish this game up, they clearly went through the whole story mode to make sure that each mission works with first person. Granted, story mode isn't a must do for those who've already played it, so what's new for you? GTA Online! Carrying this epic online, somehow made the game even better! This is nothing like the online you may have played on GTA IV, not even for a second. You are able to create your own character from almost a similar fashion to The Sims. Being able to customize the finest details from your heritage, to body shape, and clothes, you create your own character that truly feels unique to you. The whole concept of this new online play is to make the user's experience feel more controlled and custom to their desires. What truly divides this online experience from any other, is that you're able to progress your character any way you want. Whether you're playing by yourself, with friends/family, or of course strangers online. The key features of the online experience are between the freemode, and the different jobs and opportunities your player can choose from. The concept is simple, you create your own character, and build their skills as you raise in the ranks of criminal activity. I will start off with freemode, and then quickly introduce some of the other jobs you can do. In free mode, your player has their own bank account, and wallet. You quickly learn that your bank account is very essential, as players can take your cash by killing you. (With the exception of Passive Mode, a mode used to protect this from happening by restricting players, including yourself from being able to kill). Your bank account can is safe from other players and can be used "for most legitimate purchases" which includes, apartments, clothes, hairstyles, cars, you name it. Basically anything legal Spending your money is fun and easy, you can walk to physical locations in the game or use their own fully immersive internet that includes sites from anime cartoons, to the stock market of GTA businesses, to car dealerships and everything in between. I'm sure there is a finite number of sites that's easy to reach, but the tie-ins with between the radio, internet, TV, and game world are so phenomenal, it really adds this dimension to the game that is unmatched to any other title. Making money is going to be your primary objective of online, which can be done in many different creative ways. You can rob from stores, npc's, other players, and for those who have already put two and two together, accept jobs and opportunities. There is actually somewhat of a story mode to online, as you progress your character, you meet more and more contacts, some who are even featured in the offline storymode, and they each give you opportunities for some quick cash. Other jobs you can choose between are familiar game modes like Racing, Team Deathmatch, and all the works. My personal favorite part of this GTA, is how you are sometimes allowed to take jobs for yourself, instead of playing with other players, which is of course also an option. But this is the first online experience I've seen, that can feel fluid like an offline game, and be played by only yourself. But when you are eager to play with fellow gamers, the players can be numerous ranging anywhere from 1 to 30 players in one game, depending on the game mode. The game is constantly rewarding good gaming behavior and punishing the bad. So the game lobbies are usually very fun. For people who quit whenever they're behind in a race, or go afk during games, they get they're repped lowered, and repeat offenders will only be able to play with other players that have low rep. So when you're racing against 12 other players, they'll stick through to the end, and be rewarded for doing so. There are countless features of GTA that I haven't even mentioned, but last thing I want to cover is the differences between this game, and the old gen versions. Again, biggest key difference for me, was the first person perspective. I think it improves the game significantly by increasing how large your field of vision is so dramatically. Graphics were never something I mentioned, because I think new gen has already proven itself to be so much better anyways, but truly the graphics are pristine. You can see gum stains on the sidewalks, rainbows on the edge of a flashlight, the draw distances are huge as well. The weather patterns were huge too, I have never in my life seen a rain storm that looks more real than what GTA can pull off, puddles build up in lower elevations, and the rain drops are so detailed. It's kind of a funny detail for Cali to rain, but never the less is really cool. The touch pad is utilized for this game, you can swipe up or down to change the radio stations while driving, left or right to change your weapon. The light is used quite a bit too on the controller, it'll flash red and blue when the cops are at you for instance! When there's an in game phone call, your player's voice will come from the TV, but the character your talking to will come from the dual shock controller. There's a couple of easter eggs in this version too (look up GTA V peyote) In the end, what you get with your money here, isn't a brand new game, but you will get a very finely polished masterpiece. Many games suffer through bugs and glitches at their launch, but that was taken care of last year :) I can personally say, I love having the ps4 version even though I had already owned a Xbox360 copy of the game. When the new gen consoles came out, this is the game that could have defined them, this is the game that gives you an online open world, now the rest is up to you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loads of Fun!

      Posted
      NOTW116NOTW
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      If you have played Grand Theft Auto V or own it on the previous generation than this is pretty much the same game, only now you get better visuals, First-Person mode, and new cars and guns! So if that interests you it might be worth upgrading to the PS4 version. Now if you haven't play GTA V before, read on! Grand Theft Auto V is loads of fun! You have a huge open world that is alive with people, animals, and a few events to explore. The story mode rotates around the lives of 3 characters in mostly connected events. Each character has their own special abilities that you can use both in and out of missions. You have a lot of clothes to pick from to dress up your characters how you like. One that is frustrating is when you switch to another character for awhile then switch back to who you were previously playing as, they will change their clothes because their life continues while you are not playing as them. This is a cool feature that brings more life to the game but like I said is also frustrating to have to change them back into my favorite outfit for them each time. The RPG elements are back from GTA: San Andreas! They are just a little different this time around. None of your stats decrease over time now and kept it to the elements that affect gameplay so you have fewer stats to manage. If you want to get your stats up quick, there are a few ways to exploit some of them. When it comes to money in the story mode don't expect a lot until the end of the game. If you are short on cash though you can rob a few convenience stores around the map or if you are lucky you might come across a random armored truck to rob. There is a stock market you can invest your money in if you want to try your luck to earn extra cash. Some quick things are that vehicles and weapons are modifiable, you can get haircuts and tattoos, and you can purchase properties and vehicles too. One thing I want to mention is that this game is much more grounded in realism than previous GTAs. You are no longer a bullet sponge so take cover when in firefights! A few smaller things to talk about are that the people in the world act more like real people. When you do something wrong someone will often take out their phone and call the cops on you, such as stealing a car or killing someone. They will also take out their phones and take photos/videos of what crazy thing is happening around them. One of my favorite random things that happened is when I was running by a cafe and some hipster said something to me that I didn't appreciate. I confronted them and we exchanged some words. They didn't approve of what I was saying and took out their phone and called the cops on me which angered me and I knocked them out before attempting to evade the police. Another one is where the same thing happened but it was a woman and a man standing together. I insulted the woman and the man standing next to her took offense and tried to attack me. These small things in the game make the game feel real and make exploring so much more fun! One thing I enjoy doing when I don't want to be surrounded by chaos in the game is to enter First-Person mode and go bicycling in the hills. It is beautiful and relaxing but watch out for cougars lurking in the bushes. Also cycling down Mount Chiliad in FP mode is a fun and intense experience. To sum it up, the world is huge, fun, and full of many activities to do! Also the online mode is great! Causing chaos or completing heist is lots of crazy fun with your friends. There are also many exclusive things only available to the online mode so I suggest checking it out!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Improvement, Worth Experiencing Again

      Posted
      AdamT1000
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      To start, I am a Rockstar games fan, especially the Grand Theft Auto franchise. I own GTA V for PS3 and I’ve played my moneys worth and more. In the past 6 months, GTA online has started to go downhill, less people, less DLC, the fading promise of heists online. Even I, as an avid GTA player, has gotten bored with it. When the Next gen announcements came, I wasn't to excited, I figured a few more shiny objects to please the masses. Then I looked deeper. I purchased the game for PS4, and i purchased a PS4 to play this game. There are so many improvements and changes, it is worth $60 more. The Aesthetics, Rockstar is known for detail. The previous gen was very detailed, but the new gen blows it out of the water! The way the grass moves and The rain falls. The graphics are not quite as great as the trailers, but impressive to say the least. The way vehicles respond to impacts is more realistic. The draw distance Is amazing, You can pick A car's headlight in the distance, zoom in with your rifle and see it the car. There are more people, more traffic, a variety of weather, all making for a more immersive experience. New modes and Items, I couldn't possibly cover everything, so I will just cover my favorites. The first person mode Is awesome! Fully functional gauges in a cockpit view is something i've always liked in games, GTA V does it great. Flying is my absolute favorite activity in GTA, I am an aircraft mechanic and though the gauges aren't perfect, I really enjoy this new mode. If you've already beaten the single player, I suggest playing it again in first person mode, it's well worth the time. Now I did own the previous gen, so I recieved a few extra things for upgrading, the rail gun and the modified Duke. All insignificant extras, but it was nice to have some extras thrown in for the players that upgrade. The online: I was concerned that upgrading and transferring from my ps3 to ps4 would have issues. The transfer was smooth and easy. All vehicles, weapons and items transferred just fine for me. The limit is still two properties, there was a rumor a player could own 3. Unfortunately not. The collectors edition items such as the carbon RS, Hot Knife, and Bullpup shotgun are now unlocked for everyone. That's somthing I've been waiting a long time for. Unfortunately, I was hoping for animals in gta online, but that isn't a feature, maybe in future updates. Rockstar has also promised heists to be the first update, but that promise comes with allot of warented skepticism. My verdict: If you couldn't already tell, I liked it. Its not just the common re-release, It improves and adds to the already great experience. Its well worth another $60 if you've owned it before, and if you haven't played it yet, You're missing out!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Still good past the expiration date

      Posted
      roswel108
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      Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the few games that I have purchased long after its release date that still has an active community. Many games either have a solid single player mode or become useless after the first year or two. While the single player mode is solid, it is the multiplayer that makes this game truly entertaining. There are more than enough different modes and activities to make this game fun for players of almost any genre. The one pitfall is how significant microtransactions are to the game. You will receive a small in-game cash bonus with the game purchase and have the chance to obtain funds through various activities, but the cost to reward ratio is noticeable. You can easily spot long-time and paid players by their cars. For a new player, obtaining similar items seems like an impossible task. To promote purchases, only certain vehicles can be obtained by finding them. Many require that you purchase them with in-game currency only. Apartments and most weapons must also be purchased. This can make the game appear overly pay-to-win, as the cost is often absurd. Unlike other PvP games that provide the possibility of trolling, such as The Division, this game offers a rather creative method to disable being attacked by online players. By entering passive mode, you sacrifice access to weapons in exchange for other players being unable to harm you. To avoid the possibility of exploiting this option, there is also a timer for toggling this feature on or off. The game has a companion mobile app that is rather poorly designed, but provides a few added options for handling vehicles. This would have been a much bigger feature if the app did not look like a webpage that forces you to use an otherwise unnecessary app. The game itself offers lots to do and the story is immersive. It was well worth the purchase at the current price, since I have no plans to make further investment. I am skeptical about how long the game will remain relevant, but the community seems to keep it alive.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth the experience!

      Posted
      hollowfenix
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      To start, I am a Rockstar games fan, especially the Grand Theft Auto franchise. I own GTA V for PS3 and I’ve played my moneys worth and more. In the past 6 months, GTA online has started to go downhill, less people, less DLC, the fading promise of heists online. Even I, as an avid GTA player, has gotten bored with it. When the Next gen announcements came, I wasn't to excited, I figured a few more shiny objects to please the masses. Then I looked deeper. I purchased the game for PS4, and i purchased a PS4 to play this game. There are so many improvements and changes, it is worth $60 more. The Aesthetics, Rockstar is known for detail. The previous gen was very detailed, but the new gen blows it out of the water! The way the grass moves and The rain falls. The graphics are not quite as great as the trailers, but impressive to say the least. The way vehicles respond to impacts is more realistic. The draw distance Is amazing, You can pick A car's headlight in the distance, zoom in with your rifle and see it the car. There are more people, more traffic, a variety of weather, all making for a more immersive experience. New modes and Items, I couldn't possibly cover everything, so I will just cover my favorites. The first person mode Is awesome! Fully functional gauges in a cockpit view is something i've always liked in games, GTA V does it great. Flying is my absolute favorite activity in GTA, I am an aircraft mechanic and though the gauges aren't perfect, I really enjoy this new mode. If you've already beaten the single player, I suggest playing it again in first person mode, it's well worth the time. Now I did own the previous gen, so I recieved a few extra things for upgrading, the rail gun and the modified Duke. All insignificant extras, but it was nice to have some extras thrown in for the players that upgrade. The online: I was concerned that upgrading and transferring from my ps3 to ps4 would have issues. The transfer was smooth and easy. All vehicles, weapons and items transferred just fine for me. The limit is still two properties, there was a rumor a player could own 3. Unfortunately not. The collectors edition items such as the carbon RS, Hot Knife, and Bullpup shotgun are now unlocked for everyone. That's somthing I've been waiting a long time for. Unfortunately, I was hoping for animals in gta online, but that isn't a feature, maybe in future updates. Rockstar has also promised heists to be the first update, but that promise comes with allot of warented skepticism. My verdict: If you couldn't already tell, I liked it. Its not just the common re-release, It improves and adds to the already great experience. Its well worth another $60 if you've owned it before, and if you haven't played it yet, You're missing out!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Is it any good?

      Posted
      Priandrea
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      From a technical and design perspective, Grand Theft Auto V sets new bars. The world it presents is unrivalled in authenticity and vibrancy. It feels fluid and alive. Time passes organically, characters' lives progress, and there is a simply astounding quantity of side activities in which to engage. It's quite possible to explore the state of San Andreas for hours without moving the main story forward a stitch. In fact, that's part of the fun. And it's all been polished to a glossy sheen. The controls feel great, the visuals are lush, and a brilliant graphical interface empowers players, giving them all the information they need -- and only the information they need -- exactly when they need it. However, the writing isn't quite as sharp as it has been in previous installments; the humor is a bit broader and less sophisticated, and the main characters aren't as well developed (probably because there are now three), but this only impacts the overall experience a little. It remains a very impressive game. Keep in mind, though, that much of the content is unequivocally geared for adult audiences. And even then it will not be for all tastes. Grand Theft Auto V puts players in the roles of criminals who show little remorse for their evil actions, and often even take pleasure in them. It's a dark fantasy with the potential to prove immense fun for those who are mature enough to properly appreciate its adult humor and able to clearly distinguish between right and wrong. It is not a game for younger players with developing psychologies. And adults who don't have a taste for role-playing a life of crime should probably give this game a wide berth.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As great as expected - Well done, Rockstar!

      Posted
      AudibleSilence
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      I'll start this review by saying my PS3 went down 02/2014 - no games seemed worth getting the PS4 yet. Ended up getting White PS4 Destiny Bundle - love it. As for GTA5 - I was due for the game because A. I like it and B. I no longer had the PS3 version to play. It's amazing. $60 amazing? Probably not. But because I traded the useless PS3 version it only cost me $40. Worth closer to the $40. You wouldn't think adding a few bushes, animals, and a 1st person would be, but here we are... But it's beyond that! The visual upgrade from the PS3 is stunning - yes stunning. The rain is my favorite change. It's beautiful - thanks Rockstar! Now I wish there would have been an option for us PS3 version owners to do some sort of swap (even for a small sum) but, meh... Last two things though... 1st person play - don't like it. It just doesn't feel like a GTA game, imo. I've attempted the switch a few times, but it's just... not the right feel - maybe I'm wrong? And the other thing - I noticed a lot of people saying they preordered the game and wondered where their upgrades were... mine came in two forms - both email AND directly on my receipt when I picked up my game. You might check those two items - just a thought - if your codes aren't there, of course, I can't help you, unfortunately. Finally, if you're looking to re-buy this game - wait - last year it went on sale for $35 within two months of release date. Bought the game at release for myself and was back at BB two months later getting it for $35 for my dad. Frustrating, to say the least. If you're a parent thinking of getting the "new edition" for your kid - don't do it - for two reasons - it's rated M17 for a reason and I'm tired of hearing you complain after you didn't do your research and secondly, you've already spent your hard earned money once on the PS3 version - how many times did little Billy take out the trash to burn you for another $60 for the same game? Think about it...

      I would recommend this to a friend


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