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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Open World Game!

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    Eddy
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    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
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    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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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the experience!

    Posted
    hollowfenix
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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

    Solid story and fun with some minor sacrifices

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    Daved
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    I own all the GTA games released, and while this was not my favorite, it's still great fun. The various environment and ways to get there are well done and fun in typical GTA fashion. The story line is pretty solid as well, with the switching of perspectives between the 3 characters being an interesting change. I wish there was more individual character development, and customization in the game. The environments look great, and there is activity all around, but the game still feels a bit lacking. I wish they would have taken the strides they made with GTA IV in terms of the environment around you, and coupled it with the features, and character personalization and development that existed in GTA: San Andreas. Instead, they focused more on the multiplayer elements for GTA Online, and while that is a different and fun experience where you can interact in the GTA world with other, real people - wait till you get car jacked by another real person!) - it's still not my preferred focus for a game like this, because I want deeper and more immersive gameplay. I also own this game for the XBox 360, and I bought the PS4 version specifically to play through the entire game again with the improved graphics and environments. There is a very noticeable difference in improvement of detail all around you. Overall, if you don't have GTA V yet, it's worth owning, and is still fun. And if you want GTA online, this is the only way to go. It's a good game that could be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still good past the expiration date

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    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: 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!

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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    R* is the master of remastered video games

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    gdub33
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    I thought I was addicted to this game when it was released on the PS3. For the first time in any game I have played on my ps4 the motion pad is actually used!! Not just the kind of calling a time out in madden by pressing on the big pad kind of used, but actually useful as well (I call waay to many accidental T.O.s in madden). Scrolling through weapons and radio stations with the flick of a thumb work seamlessly. The in game internet is fun to use with the "mouse pad" as well. Also a new feature I have not witnessed on any other ps4 game is the use of the controller speaker. When you get a wanted level you can clearly hear what details have been obtained about you and helps guide your escape. The amount of effort that went into designing and perfecting the use of the impressive ps4 controller hardware is spectacular. Speaking of hardware, the limitations of the ps3 era are gone. First person mode gives the user a completely new experience to the game. I honestly do not enjoy 1st person perspectives, however driving with this view has made the games Title relevant again. I have stolen and modded more cars than any other GTA game. The new activities are fun, after logging a few real days played I just found out about the peyote. Want to turn into an orca and attack humans? Go dive off of the Pier and swim down to injest the substance. The graphical upgrades are pretty astounding, most notably the lighting and foliage effects. The only gripe I have about this game is that you can't pet the kitty cats or become an owner of one of the several new breeds of dogs in GTA Online (maybe in a future update). In closing, before ps4 release of gta v the best game in the series was San Andreas, post release V can proudly take that honor. It's just THAT level of perfection that r* recreated to make their GTA 5 remaster the best in history!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good story, good gameplay,lots of fun.

    Posted
    steve
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    I write this review with having the experience of playing the playstation 3 version for about a year. The things that i noticed that are good and different from the ps3 version to the ps4 is that there is more variety of cars, weapons, and points of view during story mode. First person view which was the selling point for a lot of people. First person mode is good when you are not driving or flying a vehicle because the A pillar blocks your peripheral vision and looks like you are driving with your right eye closed. You'll be driving a car 80 percent of the time since you need to get to point A to point B during missions im not saying its impossible its just not worth the hassle. Now the visuals of the game i didnt really think i would notice such a huge difference from ps3 to ps4 maybe i was keeping expectations low but there is a difference and a good difference to the point where i dont feel like going back to the ps3 and playing with my own nephew haha. Which brings to the next topic i'll touch a little on, online gameplay in GTA 5 your experience will vary with what you like to do, you can play team death match,free for all,capture the flag style using a briefcase, Jobs, race planes,cars,bikes,fighet jets,suvs,offroad vehicles,jetskis,parachuting,do heist starting at level 12,and many other user made gametypes, free roam with up to 30 players i believe. buy apartments your own vehicles. car garages,you can own up to three properties and 30 cars all at once. It is a very good game just to hop on and pass time playing with friends, older family members and just do whatever you feel like doing. Now the question is, Should you buy it? Yes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The freedom to explore the mind of Michael Mann

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    GTA5 is not only a step up from previous releases, but also a great culmination of the previous games. GTA5 is flat out spectacular in every aspect, drawing inspiration for the story and setting from the very best of heist films - most notably those of Michael Mann. There aspects of Heat, Thief and of course Miami Vice. If there's one man whose created some of the finest coastal crime films it is indeed Michael Mann. So, its comes as no surprise when one of the three main characters is named Michael. Somehow, with all the technology and current day setting, this game still glows with 80s flavor. As far as gameplay goes, you play (and can switch at almost any time) as three main characters, these characters all play a part in the story and in the elements of gameplay - each character has their own traits and specialties that they bring to the table when its time to pull a score. Without giving too much away about the game as whole, all I can say is PLAY THIS GAME! There is absolute freedom to roam and commit acts of chaos, just as you can follow the story and still experience the same great amount of chaos. This is a game for casual and hardcore gamers, though casual gamers may find the game to be somewhat long, but I will go ahead say that's to their own fault, as they're probably mindless screwing around - which to me is a testament to the games fun, though I've seen people wear themselves out playing around and fault the game for not feeding them more story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Game (not for the kids)

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    I traded in my PS3 version of this game at Best Buy (what a value that was being a Gamers Club member!) and bought the PS4 version at a nicely discounted price. This game was meant to be on the next generation of consoles. It's been optimized so that the consoles can actually keep up with what's showing on the screen (framerate drop is very minimal if not nonexistent). The graphics are very clean and detailed. As far as the game's content... Well, it's a Grand Theft Auto game. It's definitely NOT FOR THE KIDS. There's an abundance of graphic violence, profanity, and suggestive themes (after all, the story's about the lives of 3 criminals). Despite the game's content having a very mature tone, the game's just flat out fun. Being able to play in a "sandbox" and going through the story at your own pace is great. Sometimes, just driving around listening to the awesome soundtrack through the radio or just going to the firing range is entertaining. For how many hours you'll invest into this game, the game essentially pays for itself. I liked GTA IV, but I think GTA V is just way more entertaining and fun. The combat is more fluid, the controls feel very solid, and I feel that the story element is more entertaining. This might be my favorite Grand Theft Auto game other than Vice City or San Andreas. If you're a fan of this series or open-world-style games and aren't easily offended, you won't regret getting this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Huge

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    This is an awesome addition to the GTA franchise. Huge world, decent graphics, tons of things to do, etc. I would definitely suggest to play this game before playing Uncharted for PS4. Uncharted is on a totally different level. Compared to past GTAs, I would say R* hasn't strayed from what they've done in the past. This is not necessarily a good or bad thing. It's just primarily the same. They do a good job of mixing up gameplay. From racing to fetch quests, assassinations, theft, rampages and more, it is varied. Having played the PS4 Uncharted, GTA's graphics are disappointing. Not so much the scenery and cars but the characters, especially in the cut scenes. I feel they could've done a better job graphics wise. It takes away from the emersion when I'm wondering why the characters look like they're from the PS2 era. The scenery, even though it looks good, gets pop-ups constantly because of the limits of the GPU. This is forgivable considering it's a console. PC MASTER RACE!!! jk/LOL Overall, I would highly recommend this game mainly because of the vastness and there being so much to do. You definitely get your money's worth with GTA games and 5 is no exception.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must buy

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    Much better then Xbox 360 version. I had the 360 version and I couldn't stand the load times. I quit playing the 360 version shortly after picking it up. It took forever to do anything, even the simplest things like entering stores or changing clothes took a long time to load. The graphics and load times are much improved on this PS4 version. The only delay I experienced when the game had to install for the first time. Fantastic game. The gameplay is completely revamped and is more fluid than anything I've ever played. The ps4 version graphics blow away the ps3 version graphics. In general a fantastic game. The characters were pretty solid, the main characters anyway. Trevor is by far the most entertaining of the three with his general wackiness and psychopathic tendencies. Depending on your tastes, the events and dialogue centered around him are incredibly humorous and never fail to make me laugh. The graphics and driving are so much smoother than on the PS3, making the driving sometimes sensitive if you're used to the rough turns on its predecessor. This game is a blast and a must buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not amazing, but offers a lot of open-world fun

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    The main game disappointed me a lot. Between the plot and the charas, it felt pretty underwhelming and didn't do a lot to get me invested in it, but the world is awesome. I also loved that it started out entirely open from the beginning of the game. The online mode is where I really started to love the game. I didn't suspect that all along, THAT would be what I wanted from a GTA game. It has a creatable character function, the entire world available, and more options of things to buy, as well as carrying over all the best mission types from the main game. Except you can play with and against friends while saving up for new investments that feel WAY more worthwhile than the single player ones. If you're looking for something fun along those lines, I REALLY recommend it, even if it ended up making me feel like the main game was pretty skippable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good update to the PS3 version

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    Most everything about this next gen version is good, its the little things that make this game feel more real. First, both online and story mode got a brand new look. The graphics are so much better than the original versions. Added things like signs on walls, foliage, shine on cars etc. Also added features like upgrading your car with Neon lights under the car. Most of the upgrades make the game more fun to play. Also the first person mode is a lot of fun even though it takes a bit of getting used to. Now the bad stuff. There is still a "Timing out" problem playing online. I figured Rockstar would have fixed this by now. What this means is while playing online you will sometimes be kicked out of the session you are in, OR it will say your session has been Timed Out. This problem is a layover from the ps3 version. The driving physics has also been changed a bit and Im not sure if i just do not like it or if i just need to get used to it. The car is harder to control in my opinion. All in all its a great game! A must own for any gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game BUT BESTBUY needs to do better

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    I pre-ordered my game in store. When doing so the player is suppose to receive and bonus code for $1,000,000 in the game. Game release that was midnight 11/18/14.. Besybuy mobile website stated the game was available for pick up on 11/17/14. When i went to the store to pick up the game on that date, i was not allowed, thats not a big deal.. My biggest concern is the $1,000,0000 in game code that i have not received. The employees did not know what to do. They were about to charge me $20.00 extra for the code. They did not know if i would receive my code email in no more than 48 hours or on my receipt. Which i have yet to receive my code at all. I have never had a problem with Bestbuy before but this is simply easily something that could have went much better

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The King of Sandbox Reigns Again

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    In the time between GTAIV and GTAV, video games have changed a lot. We've seen dozens of great open world games taking inspiration from GTA and going in new directions. I thought that unless GTAV was extremely impressive then it'd be rendered irrelevant and old hat compared to other games. Fortunately, GTAV is incredible and finds ways to seamlessly add game changing new features like its predecessors did. You effectively have 3 campaigns each with their own protagonist and some missions where you control all 3 at once. The game world is the finest looking real world inspired map ever even outdoing GTAIV's. The driving and shooting have been improved for fun's sake. The story and characterization is as funny and clever as any game. All in all, there's so much to do in this game and it's so fun that it feels like booting up magic. Ever wondered what $200 million feels like? Play this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    like GTAV on PS3, but better -not a kids game

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    THIS IS NOT A GAME FOR KIDS for the people who were not aware.... From the franchise that popularized open world gaming comes the biggest installment of the series on the next generation of hardware. Graphics are cleaner, traffic is more accurately random- not like on the PS3 or 360 where you would usually only see three or four models of vehicles at any given time. Foliage looks better than ever and draw distance is incredible. The main story line feels shorter than previous games, but there are so many side quests and activities to do, it's hard to not get distracted and stay focused on the story. The online play is seamless and with plenty of missions to take part in, it's hard to get bored. Really, the only complaint I have is that I pre ordered it and didn't get the million game credits I was supposed to receive. Thanks best buy. Oh yeah, this is not a game for little kids or even most teenagers. VERY ADULT THEMED.

    I would recommend this to a friend