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Grand Theft Auto V - Xbox 360

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the hype

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    WryWriter
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    It's no different than any other GTA I've ever played, and though I gave GTA Vice City and GTA IV a shot (wanted nothing to do with GTA San Andres) the problem with EVERY GTA game so far is that in order to progress in the story mode you have to complete certain missions and your options become limited at that point. I reached a point in both GTA Vice City and GTA IV where the only missions available to me to continue the story mode were things I just couldn't seem to get past. I like a challenge, but I don't like it when the game designers make it IMPOSSIBLE to get past a certain part of the game...open world sandbox is cool but I enjoy a good story that includes cinematic cut scenes, so if I reach a point where open world sandbox play with no story progression is where I find myself I get really bored pretty quickly and stop playing the game. Which turns out to be a situation where I am upset at the money I spend. What I REALLY want is a story driven, mission based, multiplayer co-operative experience through the ACTUAL games campaign, if I can switch between 3 characters in single player mode and eventually a fourth character to go into the online mode why can't there be 4 playable characters in the story mode that can be controlled by 4 individual players who play together through the actual story as well as explore the open sandbox world on their own or together at their leisure? The trailers and pre-release reviews led me to believe there would be some of that even if it wasn't completely what I wanted, and that is the ONLY reason I bought the game, and two copies of it, one for me and one for my brother. Now I find it will be TWO WEEKS before online play is available and it will only be street racing and deathmatch...what a rip off!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    By far the best GTA so far

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    TheTXI
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    First off, this is by far the most adult-oriented and explicit (both visually and audibly) game of the franchise. Perhaps that is be design seeing as how those of us who have literally grown up playing these games are now well into adulthood and can stomach the content. But if you are a parent and your kid is asking you for this game, you would be well advised to take into consideration the sheer level of violence and adult themes (nudity, drugs, etc.) that are prevalent in this game before making a buying decision. With that said, this game is amazing. An in-game world bigger than just about anything ever put out and there is always something going on or something to do. For the person who is mission and storyline-driven, this game has one of the best collection of missions and storylines and dialog of any GTA game ever. And if you are the type of person who just enjoys stealing a car and cruising while listening to the in-game radio stations, you won't be disappointed either. Not only can you play the main storyline missions and the side missions that are presented by the numerous side characters throughout Los Santos, but there are a surprising number of mini games available. Street and off-road racing, darts, tennis, and golf to name a few. And these aren't just barely-there games but actual quality ways to lose several more hours of your time in this world. The characters in GTA V (for the first time ever you have three main characters who you will take control of throughout the game and be able to switch freely between them) are extremely well crafted and have rich history and personalities that set them apart and make them unique not only among their fellow primary protagonists but among the rest of the characters littered throughout the Los Santos landscape. The interactions between the main characters and also the dialog between them and their own friends, lieutenants, and acquaintances will often times leave you in stitches. It will be natural to gravitate towards a favored character, but all of them do bring something fun and different to the table. As a past hardcore gamer now turned part-timer due to time, work, and family constraints, GTA V was one of perhaps only 2-3 games that were absolutely "must buys" for me. If you have ever played or enjoyed a GTA game in the past, this should be an absolute no-brainer for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game

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    scott7187
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    GTA 5’s great innovation is the use of three protagonists rather than one. After a brief prologue sequence you start the game as Franklin, a young, ambitious former gang banger working for a suspect car dealer. GTA 5 uses this initial period to get you used to the fundamentals of the gameplay before throwing in Michael, a retired master thief supposedly living in a rich, domestic dream, but actually in the grip of a disastrous mid-life crisis. Franklin becomes the catalyst for Michael’s return to crime, and this in turn introduces Trevor. Unhinged, ultra-violent and psychotic, Trevor is the most extreme anti-hero GTA has ever produced. It would be doing you a disservice to tell you more of how this all pans out, but we can talk about how it works in the game. Some of the time you’re restricted to the one protagonist, but generally you can switch between the three, doing a mission or two as one to move the plot forward or waste a little time, then switching to another when you want to move their storyline onwards. At specific points the plotlines intersect, and you have missions involving two or three of the protagonists. Here you can switch from character to character when it makes sense to do so, and sometimes the game makes the switch for you. Each has his own set of talents, not to mention his own special capability – involving slow motion, increased damage, added resilience and faster reflexes in motion – making switching a crucial part of the action. There’s more to this choice than gameplay. Having three protagonists enables GTA 5 to explore different stories, different themes and different styles of GTA. Michael has the smarts and the experience, but is trapped by the choices he’s made. His missions focus on setting up jobs and protecting what’s his. Franklin wants what Michael has, but might not know the real costs of getting it. He’s looking for the money, but also the respect. Trevor, meanwhile, is the rogue factor. In some respects his tale plays out like a redneck Scarface, and he’s a natural focus for the mayhem that GTA 4 was missing. Yet there’s also more to Trevor than at first appears. He might be a monster, but he still has principles, maybe even feelings. Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/gta-5_Games_review#3H5LzCx5dj8pXMLp.99

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much fun!

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    I picked up GTA 5 at the midnight release. Prior to this one, I have never owned a GTA game before but I am familiar with the style of game play through Red Dead Redemption and playing different GTA's with my friends. Simply put, this game is so much fun! The storyline has been very engaging, I especially like the aspect of playing with 3 different characters. The voice acting is wonderful and character fitting. Graphics are flat out AMAZING. There is a high level of detail on everything. I am quite impressed. Best graphics on an Xbox 360 game. They stack up well with graphics from The Last of Us. They might even be better. It makes me think how much better developers will do with the Xbox One. The assortment of vehicles and guns is plentiful. There is so much to do in this open world, your options seem unlimited. Go to the pier and you can ride the Ferris Whale, and you can look through the telescopes on the boardwalk. Next, you could go to the strip club and get a "private dance," then steal any vehicle you want, even the public bus transportation. One thing I did not like was the soundtrack for the different radio stations. I may be only scratching the surface here but there seems to be a lot of obscure artists in their corresponding genre. There are a few "hits," but I wish more of the music was broadly recognized. I also wish that the game were more challenging. Missions, though fun and intriguing, are easily passable. Maybe there is a difficulty option I am not aware of? This game is appropriately rated Mature as there is a lot of violence, promiscuous behavior (couldn't have "s3x" in the review lol), foul language, etc. If you are easily offended by this I would not recommend you pick up this game. For me, this is one of my favorite games. Never ending fun, I just wish Microsoft would find a way to have 360 games playable on the new Xbox One, so I can continue on playing without retaining an obsolete device! Thanks Best Buy! I love my store in Chicago on N. Clark St. Those guys are awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in the series

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    Archangel169
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    When GTA IV came out, with all of it's beauty and detailed cityscapes, it was not the best overall. It made some major progress in gameplay mechanics, but in regards to relatable characters, size of the game world, and enjoyable storyline, it fell short of GTA: San Andreas. Where GTA: SA bit off more than it could chew, and GTA IV focused on some aspects and feel short of others, GTA V feels like the happy medium, with some major innovations. Regarding the pros, the protagonists are very compelling, although their antagonists are bland, random, and feel like third-string villains. Naturally, this being a GTA game, there are no "good" or "bad" guys, just folks that wander all over the grey spectrum of morality. San Andreas has been pared down from the overly massive local in GTA: SA to a more manageable map, yet it is still incredibly vast and fun to explore. Swimming has been wonderfully upgraded to full-on diving, the special abilities add a good deal of functionality, and customizing weapons and cars has been added. The cons are actually typical of a GTA game. The storyline is all over the place; I'm about halfway through and I can't pick up on a unified story or purpose, although it had a strong beginning. There aren't too many antagonists (who somehow become employers) to keep track of, but it feels like too many chefs in the kitchen. The biggest frustration is how much easier it is to get dead. Whereas Niko, CJ, and the other protagonists felt able to withstand some serious punishment, Franklin, Michael, and even Trevor, with his ability to take less damage and deal more, feel like paper tigers when it hits the fan. However, this does add more challenge to the game, so many will prefer this and consider it a pro. I won't go over the rare bugs or missing GTA Online functionality, since those will get patched and added in shortly after the release. This game is an absolute blast. I have it for the 360 since there is no PC version (yet), and I was majorly surprised by how well it ran and how good it looked. I'm sure the PS3 version has better LOD, with similar performance. Pick it up for either, or if you feel like holding out until a PC version is released, do that, but get it one way or another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall a terrific game worthy of the GTA series!

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    Al1977
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    Instead of focusing on a single protagonist character as in the previous GTA titles, in GTA V you can choose to play the missions from the perspective of 3 different characters. Michael, Franklin, and Trevor come from 3 very different backgrounds, and while each have their own personal agendas... you (playing the role of one of these characters) must work together with the others to successfully complete each heist. You can also switch characters at the press of a button, thereby letting you play from each one's perspective, and these characters also have their own set of skills as well as a special ability! All of this greately adds to the variety and replayability of the game. From a graphical and technical standpoint, the game is absolutely gorgeous and plays very well, with a the excepion of a couple of minor bugs or glitches here and there that can result in clumsy or awkward movement in a tight space. But other than that, you have one of the largest, varied, most interesting, and best looking gaming environments of all time. And you have the freedom to do a lot of "freeplay" causing all sorts of havoc and getting into all kinds of situations in the superbly created virtual world that is Los Santos! And multi-play also returns to the series in GTA V, giving online co-op players as well as competitors a little extra fun to be had here as well. All in all, this is undoubtedly the best GTA title to date, and it's a superb technical achievement in the video game industry as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but Parents...Please be responsible.

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    jshgambit
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    Lets start of with my concerns for the parents out there. I knew full well what I was getting myself into with a GTA title; Drugs, Language, etc. So it's no surprise that it's in here. However...Some of it seemed a little excessive. I've noticed it mostly with the language so far. The F-word is used CONSTANTLY, as well as the N-word. I'm not a prude, but as I play through the game, I did find myself wondering..."Could I have the same experience if the language was scaled back a bit?" Answer: I honestly don't know. I'm an adult, so I really don't care. That said, I mention this concern only for those parents out there who actually bother to do their homework and research the game they plan to buy for their teenager. Also...While I haven't reached certain story lines, based on what I've read about and what I've played, some of the missions are really "heavy" in their content. I bring this up again for the parents researching the game. If you're not comfortable talking to your kiddos about torture, murder, etc. I wouldn't encourage that you let a video game do that. Cool? Now...Moving on from the concerns I have for the younger audience...If you're mature enough...This game is just 100% fun and entertaining. I haven't played a GTA game since Vice City, but I thought it was time to give the series a go again and I have not been left disappointed! You have so much content to work with here, and for someone who gets a handful of hours a week to game, I'll certainly be getting my money worth out of this title. I can complete missions towards the story line, head off into a mini game and go golfing, or even just hop in a car and drive around. It's quite lovely. Oh...and I can do it with very limited load times. Something I would've traded my left arm for when I played through Skyrim! (Good grief.) As a whole...GTA V definitely deserves the great reviews it's been receiving. But again...Parents, please understand what you're getting with GTA V and know your kid well enough before handing it over to 'em. Cool?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the best game of this generation; GOTY!

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    Everything about this game is amazing. If anyone says this game is overrated, it's probably because they've never played it. My only complaint is that GTA Online isn't shipped with the package and is released on October 1st, but it will definitely be worth the wait. I have about 10 or so hours in the game, and I'm not even close to getting that 100% game completion achievement. Every mission, side mission, and mini game is replayable, and that's awesome because you can shoot for a higher score. This game is MASSIVE. The world is big, the characters are down right hilarious and the story is great. Everything about this game is good. The gun play is so smooth and fluent, driving is great, graphics and world are both beautiful and alive. One of the best features is that there is no loading screens in-game(besides the beginning load up screen, which is traditional for GTA). Pretty much GTA 5 is the everything simulator, and it does everything beautifully and amazingly. I recommend in all day, everyday. I don't know why you're still here reading this. Go and get it and enjoy this generations greatest gift; GTA 5!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful & challenging in many ways

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    Cavedragon
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    I had been looking forward to GTA V for most of the year. I preordered it, and picked it up at midnight on release day. I've played every other GTA console game, and some of the mobile versions. This version is huge, and the variety of non-story missions and activities is amazing. I've got about 40 hours into the game, and am about 45% complete as I write this. Playing as 3 different characters is unique at first, but can be a little jarring when you're forced to change characters in the middle of a mission- it breaks the immersion. The variety of scripted missions is good, but it still boils down to 'watch cut scene, go to blip on map, wait for instructions' I'm still learning new things, though, so you may re-use them later in the game. Driving around is cool, but for all that they tout a huge number of radio stations, it seems like there are less songs or shorter playlists on each station. I do like the news stories that relate to character events in the game, but for example, would a real station similar to the punk station, Channel X, actually carry 'Weazel News'? And, without spoiling anything, there is a story mission that seems so repugnant and heavy-handed that it really gave me second thoughts about continuing. I finally justified it by reminding myself it was only a game, but there wasn't anything fun about that mission, and there wasn't anything satirical or funny, either. It was just, well, torture. If you can get by that, though, the fun does return- BB's preorder bonus was the Atomic Blimp, and I laughed SO hard when I took it out for a spin, only to have a 747 fly into it just past the airport- it was so random & unexpected. Later, I got to drive an SUV out of a midair cargo plane and parachute to safety- not gonna do THAT in real life!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super fun, super polished, super awesome.

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    I don't have much to say about this game that I'm sure hasn't already been said in all the other reviews and websites. But Grand Theft Auto V really is a crowning achievement for videogaming. Grand Theft Auto IV took the GTA formula too seriously. It brought us a very cinematic tale with a little emotion but failed with character development. It also forgot about the "fun" that made the past GTA games so darn memorable. Gone were airplanes and being able to jetpack around and parachute in the sea... now we were stuck on the ground unless you grabbed a helicopter, but even that wasn't fun at all. Grand Theft Auto V continues the cinematic storyline, but improves upon it greatly. The writing is much sharper, the voice acting less grating, and the character development is insanely strong. In addition to improving on the cinematic nature, it also improves in the fun department. Planes are back, off-roading is back, looking for Bigfoot is back... and the game has an amazing sense of humor again. GTA IV rarely made me crack a smile. GTA V has gotten me to laugh more than once, and I have only played for a fraction of the time I spent in GTA IV (I played that one mostly online. That was about as fun as it got). Definitely pick it up if you're a fan of sandbox games or even lost interest in the series after the uber-serious Grand Theft Auto IV. This installment will reinstate your love of the series, even if there aren't so many buildings you can explore unfortunately. Also somewhat unfortunately, the online mode is not activated yet. I'm not sure when that is supposed to be happening. I will put "Multiplayer capable" but that's only because it IS capable of it, but it is not yet available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Breaking Bad of Video Games.

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    If there is one lasting memory from my teenage years, it’s staying up late at night playing the latest iteration of Grand Theft Auto. I could spend hours on end on the game trying to complete missions or simply driving around killing hookers among the many other pedestrians in the game. My favorite was always San Andreas because of the sheer size. GTAV too is based in San Andreas and it has a huge map, very huge! In fact the game has mimicked the Pacific Ocean floors as well. Sure there’s a lot to do, but what really makes GTA for me is the stories. If you’ve ever watched a great scene from a TV/Movie drama and wished you could relive that scene, GTAV is about the closest thing available that lets you do that. I loved this game. It was so well written. The script on this game rivals some of the best from Hollywood. In fact, there are parts in this game that will remind you of the show Breaking Bad. Some parts will remind you of The Wire. But do not discount the original story line either. You take on the role of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor. I’d tell you the background of the characters, but I might ruin the story. The controls have been updated and refreshed as well. It feels like GTA’s of old, but they’ve improved a lot! What would a GTA game be without a great soundtrack? This game has it all. About the only issue I had with the game is that the graphics shutters sometimes. This was observed both on the PS3 and Xbox versions. The cops are a little ruthless as well, but that’s about it. Get the game. Don’t read this review, just buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The most amazing GTA installment ever.

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    GamerGuy13
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    This game has what everyone expects in a single-player Grand Theft Auto game and some. The map is bigger than any other map in the previous games. The characters are relatable and the storyline is easy to follow. the missions are endless and they are fun and well thought out. The game offers many activities and odd missions to do in Los Santos. New features like the ability to choose your team for a heist is epic since you decide the amount of pay that each team member receives based on their skill level. There is a ton of freedom in the game so it doesn't really feel like you are forced to follow a plain storyline. There are many options and decisions that you will have to make in the game resulting in different outcomes.The game never gets dull. Each mission becomes more interesting and there is plenty to do after the story has been completing. This game was well worth my money. I would NOT recommend this game for children. Other games are overrated but for this game should only be for those over 16.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very high quality game

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    It's amazing how the next generation of gaming consoles are right around the corner and already being demonstrated, but the most mind-blowing, amazing game has just been released for the near obsolete consoles we already have. This shows that game design will always trump hardware capabilities. It's better to have both, obviously, but great game design with ok hardware is much better than great hardware with an ok game. I'm a casual gamer with limited time. I've played all GTAs going back to the beginning, but never finished one. GTA V is the absolute best yet, and I'm eager to try to finish this game. The storyline is much more compelling, and when I drop in to just play a mission or two, the missions never feel like every other mission. There's always something cinematic, surprising, and challenging to do. When I'm done and I do a little free roaming, it's amazing the variety of locations it's possible to get lost in. Just get on the highway and race full speed weaving in and out of traffic, stop somewhere and look around and realize that everything to the horizon in every direction can be explored. If it's time to turn off the XBox and you're too far from any safe house, just use the new quick save feature and turn it off. When you come back to it, your progress is saved but the character you were playing might have gone off and done his own thing, so you start from somewhere else altogether. It's possible to lose a lot of hours on this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great GTA Game

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    This game is a really unique experience. The sheer scale of the game is massive. In just one day I played a round of tennis, a round of golf, participated in a triathlon, bought stock, and took in several story missions. Going into this game I was a little worried about the mechanic that would be used to run a 3 character system. But it works well and is a nice way to switch between rolls. The story is interesting and pulls you in. I even enjoy the references to the last game. They brought in what worked for them from the last few games and combined it with what worked in 4. Tweaking the features to make them better. The car damage in this game is high quality as well. You can even break the axels on the car making it fun. Cop AI also seemed to be much better then in past games, but it's still not infallible. I was able to escape them twice in a stolen bus! It's also impressive to see how you can customize everything in this game. You can change your clothes, hairstyle, weapon colors and accessories, not to mention the items you can put on your car. I'm even working on a special project car that I am putting money into to make the best possible car. Only major drawback to this game would be the song listing. To me it just doesn't seem to be as strong as the past games. Don't get me wrong it's not horrible. But it just doesn't seem to be as filled out as the last few games have been. But overall this is a fantastic product from rockstar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Positive Review from the jaded non-gamer gamer

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    crete
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    Yeah, yeah. So there's a new GTA. Yet another iteration of another heavy-hitter. It seems that the mainstream gaming market is parched and all but the most hardcore gamer seems to have stopped caring. Gaming needs to look to motion picture as an omen, not a business model. Perhaps if developers risked fiscal certainty for creativity, or abandoned the 'familiar franchise + massive open world = good enough' formula... Or Maybe we should just play Skyrim until revisiting Ironman sounds like a good idea again. I planned on entertaining myself on that very soapbox while NOT buying GTA V. Somehow, though, my boyfriend presented a compelling case and convinced me to order it for him the day it came out. After hearing tale of Call of Duty: Black Friday, I didn't think there was any way I would get my hands on a copy. Wrong! Ok, so this game must not be that good, then, right? Wrong-er! The soundtrack is pretty awesome. That's quite a feat, in my book, given that people seem to be more likely to share a thumbprint than taste in music. The story is engaging pretty much from the start. The voice acting is good to great. The characters are likable. The graphics/design were obviously given a lot of consideration. I guess the only thing I can think of that is even remotely deserving of criticism is the iFruit app. I will leave it at that, since I'm happy that efforts weren't wasted on an afterthought--at least it was a novel idea..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good game

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    After a lackluster GTA IV, my faith has been restored in the series with GTA V. The characters are wonderful, and they have to be, as you get to play three of them, rather than one. And unlike some of the more conflicted characters from earlier in the series, at least two of them are wholly in the life. The craziest, is of course Trevor, a psychotic meth dealer who is easily channeling early Jack Nicholson. Then there is Franklin, a gangster wannabe, who is finding that the gangster life is a bit too small-time for him. Then there is the ex jewelry thief Michael, who is forced to make a big score, which draws a lot of unwanted attention from Trevor and from the feds, who soon use him to achieve their own aims. The graphics on this game are about as good as I've ever seen, and the landscape is ambitions. Los Santos alone would be enough, but then you can go north to the badlands and the desert, to enjoy yourself. The gameplay is ambitious, with a major story, along with a lot of familiar and new activities, including racing, rampaging, towing, tennis, golf, movie-watching, TV-watching and many many others. The only (minor) flaw the game has is that the volume on the radio stations is often far too quiet compared to the sounds going around in the city. Perhaps there is a way to higher the volume in the game itself, but I haven't been able to find it. But aside from that, the game is flawless thus far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the game I was expecting

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    I'll start off by saying the game is great as a whole. But in less than a week I have already beat the main story line and most of the side missions (78%). For GTA 5 to have 3 separate characters with different lifestyles, the game is a bit short for my liking. The cops are easier to evade than in previous GTAs which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I like the fact your weapons don't get stripped from you for going to the hospital making you look up cheats for weapons. I truly thought there was going to be more heist missions. There was about 3 or 4 heist missions where only about 2 of which you actually get paid for. The rest of the main story line is all about Michael hiding the truth from Trevor and doing missions for the FIB to keep Michael out of jail. I was expecting more based on the hype. Before the release date, everything should be worked out. There is an option for online gameplay but can't access it because it's not available yet and the iFruit app is non-existent for android. There are a few knockoff apps that are called iFruit but are not the actual app which means you can't train Chop. Issues that should have been fixed before the game was released. All in all I have enjoyed the game and will finish it soon (unfortunately). Kids should definitely not play this game. There should be a higher rating because even a 17 year old might be a little young to play this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game of the Year!

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    LH47NYC
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    Rockstar has released another Game of the Year quality title with GTA V. This is a huge game, folks. There is a story to follow, but the amount of side activities and events can leave a player overwhelmed in the beginning. There are 3 main characters with different special abilities that you can switch between on-the-fly, and once you get the hang of things in this massive open world, you find yourself amazed by the amount of detail Rockstar has put into this game. Be ready to spend at least 100 hours in this game, because once you are done with the story mode, you can move into multiplayer. GTA V will definitely give your money's worth. The controls have been refined. Gunplay is tight and similar to Max Payne 3. The driving physics have been refined, ala Midnight Club LA. Everything has been tweaked by using knowledge from Rockstar's previous experiences. The only downside is you SHOULD NOT install the Play Disc to your HDD. The reason is the game was designed to read off the HDD and Play Disc at the same time. You can read more info on this online. Also, do not play with kids around. There is a tremendous amount of R-rated content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NOT FOR CHILDREN, but Awesome game for ADULTS!

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    This is by far the best Grand Theft Auto game ever! I love how huge they made the map in this one and love the incredible attention to detail. I also love being able to interact with more of the characters, including many who have nothing to do with the campaign or story. I love being able to customize my vehicles with armor, bullet-proof tires, custom paint and wheels, and performance mods. And I love being able to buy planes, a hanger at the airport, helicopters, a helipad, boats, a boat slip at the marina, cars, garages to store more cars in, and businesses. I love the inclusion of forest covered mountains, deserts, an ocean, an inland sea, a river, wild animals, small towns, and a sprawling city based on L.A. I also love that it has a very intricate story, but allows players to ignore the story and do their own thing for as long as they like. The only things that would of made it better is if they made the real estate website functional for browsing and purchasing homes and businesses, allowed the player to buy furniture, pool tables, and dart boards for the homes, and offered downloadable content to turn the implied scenes into graphic interactive scenes. Overall, it's the best Grand Theft Auto game ever, and at least one of the best games ever, if not THE best. But, it is really a game that is only suitable for adults. This is NOT a game for minors!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid game

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    lightning51
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    Overall this game is fantastic. You spend hours doing the same kinds of things that you have always done in GTA but don't feel cheated. There are some options involved with some of the main missions which makes you feel in more control, the ability to move around as three different interacting characters keeps things fresh as well. I would like to see more openness to the world; most of the buildings are props and offer no interaction ability. There should be more ability to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, shopping, etc. (think the mall in Vice City) to really explore than simply blasting a hundred miles per hour through town between tasks. The cops are non-existent until you break a law and then even a one star wanted level can draw half a dozen cops shooting you down the minute you start to flee; also very difficult to get into pay n spray successfully, prepare to find a dark alley or shadowy spot and put your controller down and wait for the cops to give up which feels like forever. The characters seem to move around the world better and I have only touched the surface and my critiques are minor, this game as it is will still entertain for hours and hours until a new one comes along. The graphics have improved but still have that GTA feel to them, sound is pretty good and seemingly endless new content when interacting with the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend