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Grand Theft Auto V - PlayStation 3

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rockstar Creates the Ultimate "Life" Simulator

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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply the BEST GAME OF THE GENERATION.

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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A solid improvement over GTAIV

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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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.

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    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.

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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multiple designer style games rolled into one.

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    Grand Theft Auto was a pioneer in gaming since the emergence of the PC. I remember playing the 2D, overhead view GTA on our family PC when I was around 10-12 years old. As a very young child I was quite amazed by the concept. It gave you the freedom to live a reckless life without consequence in a sense. GTA evolved into a 3D, RPG, New York based MOB concept. Just like all of the great American MOB movies we loved as kids... Then there was Vice City... Vice City, Cocain Cowboys, Scarface... Growing up as a Scarface fan in the Great State of Florida, Vice City was their first Master Piece. You can purchase property, there are helicopters, and the story line's foundation mirrored that of the Al Pacino film character - Scarface. It was perfection. San Andreas brought in a new aspect of real life into the reality of gaming. Street Gangs, pimped out street cars, mountains, desert, and the beach. You could go to the horse races and win millions just like that. You could go to the airfield in the desert, chase down the vatos with your grove street homies, and get swoll at the gym. GTA went from New York MOB based, to Miami Vice Cocaine Wars, to the streets of L.A. I mean "San Andreas". Although San Andreas was not a complete replication of LA, it was at the time. Then you have Niko Bellic. The preliminary taste to Los Santos./ Driving features, shooting features, and graphic features all greatly increased with the release of GTA IV. The activity within GTA IV was limited to the masterful story line of Niko Bellics search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of revenge. The game was limited to the greatness of the storyline, but understandably so. As the true and absolute recreation of Los Angeles was in the works. GTA V. The masterpiece of complexity within gaming. Gameception. First person Shooter, Need for Speed, RPG, freelance game, stock markets, parachuting, hiding from the cops in plain sight. Whatever you want you pretty much got it. GTA V is the picaso of gaming creation. Every detail down to the spray painted walls was carefully and correctly considered. Now enjoy yourself as you experience the true power of game creation at its best. --- Don't forget this was all done on the PS3 with downloadable content. Imagine the future of the PS4 and GTA.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Massive game with lots to do, but NOT for kids

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    This is not a game for kids. Do I need to repeat that? This is not a game for kids. Swearing, violence, and even torture are part of this game. Do not buy this game for kids, okay? This game has three storylines that merge into one: a street gang member who wants to be better than what he is, an ex-thief who just wants to settle down with his family, and a psychopath who ... just wants to be a psychopath. All three of their stories combine to form an overall arc that makes up the heart of GTA V. This game is the largest GTA to date. The city/island of Los Santos is absolutely immense but it's very richly defined: a gorgeous city, towering mountains, sandy deserts, coastal beaches, and industrial zones are all shown in brilliant detail. Rockstar tweaked the graphics engine so well that there is very little of the blurry-to-sharp snap graphics that were a part of previous GTAs, the detail levels even from a distance are glorious to behold, and the day/night and dynamic weather are the most realistic of any game I've every played. There are almost 70 missions available to the three characters will a huge number of side missions and "to do" activities, such as skydiving, tennis, golf, and water racing. Combine that with just wanting to drive or fly around to take in the environment, and there is an easy potential for over 40 hours of gameplay. Because the game is meant to be somewhat realistic, it's loaded with swearing and the "n" word. There are some areas where the violence level feels like it goes beyond necessary, including a torture scene that even made me cringe. The violence is balanced, however, by the strong storyline, lots of humor scattered about, and the fact that you feel empathy for the characters. Interestingly, the psychotic is without question the funniest and most intriguing character in the game. Again, this game is NOT for kids. There's a reason why it's an M-rated game. However, the huge amount of things to do, the complex storyline, and the incredible graphics engine make this a game that any fan on open-world games should play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GTA I've played

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    First off, DO NOT let children younger than 17 play or even watch gameplay of this game. There are very mature themes and sequences that kids shouldn't see or hear. Be a responsible parent and say no. Now that doesn't mean this game is bad. It's an excellent parody of American middle class. But there are a few moments where even adults may find themselves uncomfortable, so it really is a game for a mature audience. My only real complaints about the game are with the vehicles. Cars still have butter-slick wheels, but the potential for crazy and funny incidents make it okay. Planes aren't too bad, but the inability to change the controls means dealing with unintentional movements sometimes. Helicopters are awful, especially compared to the previous game. Even with maxed out flight skill, they will still wobble and sway making flying straight virtually impossible. Flying helis was my favorite thing on GTA IV, so Rockstar disappointed me with this. Literally everything else in the game is great. I'm surprised at how well the game looks and runs on current gen consoles. The story is much, much better than GTA IV. Every character feels dynamic and necessary rather than just there. Fighting and shooting mechanics are a nice improvement. There's so much to do from tennis to diving, and they all contribute to improving your character skills. Missions are also very dynamic, and you never feel like you are doing the same thing over and over. You are guaranteed to be busy with the story mode for tens of hours, and you'll easily enjoy it. This game is already worth every penny, and the online isn't even out yet. The online will easily add even more fun into the equation - playing with friends and doing everything from robbing a bank to coordinating a parachute drop, and even conventional game modes like death matches and races. This game is a must buy, hands down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent way to close out current-gen

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    GTA V was worth the wait. It takes all of the best from GTA IV and previous installments and then refines or improves what didn't work in earlier games. GTA V leaves everything we have come to enjoy about Rockstar's unique approach to open-world games, while adding a much more polished and refined overall product. What we are left with is a game of incredible detail and scope, and most of it works well. This is credit to an approach of taking the time to truly create an experience to define a generation of gaming, instead of rushing a product to launch every holiday season. GTA V really pushes the limits to what is possible with the current generation of hardware, and with the upcoming GTA Online, truly feels like an ideal segway into the next generation of consoles. From minimal load times to graphichs vastly improved from 2008's GTA IV, I can hope that this is a sign of things to come when my PS4 arrives in November. Until then, GTA V will be the perfect way to wait. Positives: + Exceptional graphics and sound - the best you will find on this generation of systems + Re-worked mechanics - better driving, gunplay, menus - everything + An open world that creates an atmosphere like nothing else in games -- few details are missed. + Introduction of multiple characters means a unique gaming experience and incredible variety every time you play. Negatives: - While mostly entertaining, the social commentary can get a little too over the top at times. - This is still GTA V, and for better or worse, at times the missions are a bit too silly/scripted.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent open world game with minor flaws

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    GTAV is an impressive conclusion to this generation's video game cycle as it takes full advantage of the console hardware on PS3/Xbox 360 to deliver an expansive and detailed return to Los Santos, CA. You play as three characters--Michael, Franklin and Trevor--in their attempt to inflict maximum violence on the residents of Blaine County through a story progression system similar to previous efforts in the GTA series. In addition, you get to partake in more elaborate heist missions that take a coordinated effort between all three characters and some additional NPCs you recruit into your crew. Rockstar, the game's developer, packs plenty of activities to do and sights to see in this updated version of Los Santos, first seen back in GTA San Andreas. You can play golf, tennis, go basejumping, hunt animals and do much more when not on active missions. The world runs the gamut from downtown city life to secluded rural backwater to spectacular mountaintop views. If you have played GTA before the controls are similar, but the shooting can be a bit awkward to get used to as it is not as refined as other recent games like Tomb Raider or The Last of Us. GTAV is rated M for Mature for a reason as the story missions are extremely violent and laced with profanity. The protagonists have few qualms about killing people in cold-blood though if you cause to much mayhem the police will come after you and they are no pushovers. In summary, GTAV is one of the best open world games ever and is a satisfactory conclusion to this console generation just as the new consoles are coming this fall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GTA yet!

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    Grand Theft Auto 5 is the best game in the series yet. Good story, amazing variety of things to do with virtually endless replayability, and the ability to switch between characters on the fly is genius. Vehicles are incredible and there is a wide variety, everything from beaters to sports cars to offroad vehicles to boats and planes. What's great is the damage they take on in real time affects the performance of the vehicle, making driving/flying feel much more realistic. NPC interactions are much improved from earlier entries in the series, you can interact with strangers on the street and there are a lot of random, exciting things going on around your character even if you're not on a mission and just exploring. AMAZING graphics and believable characters. Voice acting is spot on and the music licensing is great. Huge and beautifully designed open world, but it doesn't seem as large as Rockstar had claimed it was going to be. Online play is inventive and cool, although the PS3 version has had a number of issues with glitching and connection problems...I am sure these bugs will get sorted out as the developer makes improvements through updates and downloadable content. A must have for any die hard modern gamer with a great balance of action, adventure, driving, and RPG all in one game. Warning! Definitely NOT RECOMMENDED FOR KIDS under 14-15 yrs, though it's hard to keep kids from gaming what they want anyway. Though it is often comedic in it's lack of censorship, there are heavy and explicit adult themes in this game. Pay attention to what your kids are playing.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Map! But still limited....

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    ZJ15
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    Overall the game is outstanding! By far the best GTA to date 5 stars all the way! But I feel Rockstar could've done more with the little things with the game because, whether you agree with me or not, the little things in GTA are what make the game different from other sandbox adventures. First off, why are not all planes flyable? You go to LS International and you can fly the private jet and the 747. How come you can't fly the 737?? Ok sure, how many times are you going to pick that plane but the option would be nice for whatever your reasons are (fun, getaway, etc.) It's another plane to fly in a series that BROUGHT BACK FLYING and you can only look at it! Same thing goes for TRAINS and TRAMS! Sure you can only control speed but it was always fun to hijack to get away or just hijack for fun and derail! It's a way to travel in a game where there's a lot of traveling!! You can drive a freight train for maybe 20 seconds in a mission with the view inside the cabin. I think train driving would be a great componont to add to free roam. Lastly, in a game where it's plot centers around robbery, the map should allow more access to buisnesses and buildings to rob! THAT"S THE POINT OF THE GAME ISN'T IT!? Ok you can rob the convience stores and a few other places but I'm talking about walking your character down the street and being able to walk into several building/buisnesses and being able to interact!! That being said, the game is awesome I'll recomment it to anyone! It is a HUGE improvment from GTA IV! Please rockstar send out updates to fix little things!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Large world to explore

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    Typhoeuszombie
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    A great game that comes close to the quality of San Andres which was the best game. The RPG element could have gone further and leveling was a little difficult but the game has probably the best story line yet and Trevor is by far the most interesting character out of the series. The story line seemed a lot better balanced and opened up slowly over time as a budding flower to unveil the personalities and histories of the characters. The weapon selection and improvement is awesome and allows for diverse play style. Gorgeous graphics and an underwater world that is worth taking time to explore. I would have liked to see more heists and the ability to continue them after beating the game as well as more payouts. A couple huge payouts were the biggest cash gains in the game and I think more opportunities to make cash would have helped as well as better payouts for properties owned and more unique benefits for owning the properties could have helped. The 3 protagonists do a great job of balancing out three different personalities that compliment each other. Some very unique approaches with the 3 protagonists could possibly open up to a whole new level of gaming. This approach is bold and works. All in all a well balanced and well made game that will keep you entertained as well as give you a great story with a beautiful world to explore and lots of fun activities when not gang banging, stealing cars or hunting your fellow man. Definitely a game to that will go down as legend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily one of the best sandbox games I've played

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    Vigilante91
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    Full disclosure: I've never played a game in the GTA series before this one. Now I see what all the fuss was about. Since I chose not to play previous entries in the series, I probably am getting much more enjoyment out of GTA V than those who have been following the series since its inception. The story is very engaging and interesting, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the diverse, complex characters. I've read people's complaints about the updated driving controls, and while I can't say if they're better or worse compared to GTA IV, I really like how cars handle (I've played many 3rd-person driving games in my gaming over the years, particularly arcade racers, and the GTA V controls feel natural to me). The controls outside of driving are also very responsive and feel very comfortable on the PS3 controller. Overall, I highly recommend this game to any who are interested in it. I've yet to find a more enjoyable sandbox game experience (I loved Sleeping Dogs, and GTA V has a chance of surpassing it in terms of quality). One final note: Do not--I repeat, DO NOT--purchase GTA V if you are (or the person for whom you are considering purchasing it for is) under 17 years of age, as the game's Mature rating is definitely earned here; the characters use strong language in practically every sentence, the violence is very intense, and the suggestive content is pervasive and noticeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Story, excellent characters and gameplay

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    captainzombi
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    I have to admit, I was pretty excited to start this game after reading the discription from the game. I was not disappointed. From the very beginning of the game you're captivated by the screenplay and the story line. The graphics are fantastic and the movement of the characters, cars, planes, etc. are on point. I always love playing games that are open world. I especially like games like Fallout and Skyrim and this game delivers in that aspect. It's almost overwhelming with the amount of detail they put in this game and the amount of activities that are available to partake in. If you get bored from the main missions you can look for side missions. If those get boring or if you get stuck on a part of the game, you can train your character to better himself to be more successful in the missions. Meaning, you can go to the gun range and improve your shooting skill. Or you can go running in a race or swimming to improve your stamina. The only complaint I have about the game is the amount of loading time. But that is to be expected with the amount of content the game has to offer. Even though it took about 15-20 min to download the first disc, it was worth it in saving future load time in the game. I'm assuming if the game was played on the new consoles coming out that the download and loading time would drastically be reduced with the hardware power they are boasting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the best GTA that rockstar has come out with

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    Lucas2210
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    im not much of a console gamer- reason being most games are either overpriced, a waste of time, or just plain bad. after using some of the profits from ebay and my apps on amazon i bought gta v. ive played just about all of the gta games rockstar has come out with and this is by far the greatest one. the story mode is very fun, full of humor, and pretty long. the graphics are also beautiful and the texturing is unbelievably real. but the online mode is even better. the only problem is that a lot of people on it are complete jerks. maybe your just driving around looking at the sights and someone will chuck a brick of c4 at you and destroy you and your car. and repetitively do it. or maybe someone purchases a tank and starts blowing everything up in sight. and not to mention the tons of hacks and exploits as well. normally the maximum amount you can place a bounty on someone is 9k (lester takes 1k cut). ive seen bountys in the millions and negatives. ive seen flying cars. and even myself was given a ridiculous amount of money that while my bank balence is around 240 bil it stopped at 1 and wont move. and im not the only one. but its still a wonderfull game but youll have to deal with all the trolls if you play online

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    pleasantly surprised

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    BigSloppy
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    All I have to say is that I was really skeptical about this game. After thoroughly enjoying GTA san andreas, GTA IV had some major shoes to fill. but I disliked everything about it, just like most other people. It had horrible driving physics, forgettable characters, repetitive main missions, not enough side quests, poor music selection and it just felt like a major blunder. It made me doubt rockstars next entry in the GTA series. Rockstar is one of the few developers whose games seem to improve with each release so I really couldn't help but wonder what happened with GTA IV. I didn't feel very hyped about V, but I bought it since rockstar earned some of my trust again with games like RDR and LA Noire. I'm not going to write a lengthy and descriptive review. This game is by far the best action/sandbox game ever. Trust me! Like most of you, my first sandbox game was gta 3, it sparked a fire and I've played every single sandbox game since Gta 3; from GTA vice city to the saboteur and sleeping dogs. This is as good as it will get. The best thing about V is not the setting or the plot or the three protagonists... it's the humor and the satirical views of America. Give this game a chance, watch playthrough videos if you're skeptical like I was. It will be a purchase well made. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend