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Grand Theft Auto V - Xbox One

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GTA V returns with a vengeance!

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    projoker
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    GTA V is back and this time on next-gen hardware. I have to say, and I've never done this in my 30+ years as a gamer, when I installed t he game and fired it up and played the opening prologue, I started to smile and grin ear to ear with excitement. Make no mistake, this is not just GTA V with better graphics, this is GTA V at it's full imagined potential. If you were pulled into the game last year on the old consoles, this one pulls you in deeper. It's the most immersive and cinematic experience I've ever had playing a video game. This next-gen version goes far beyond just eye-candy, the entire single player campaign has so much life to it now that it's almost overwhelming. When I finished the first mission with Franklin and was allowed to do what I wanted for the first time while playing, I simply started walking around Los Santos to take everything in. Buildings and billboards that were blurry and fade off into the background on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are now razor sharp and highly detailed... for miles! I was looking around at things I had never noticed before because the hi-resolution graphics command you to pay attention. And speaking of looking around, I switched to the new first person perspective and immediately noticed how as I walked past people on the streets of Los Santos, they would make eye contact with me, making the world even more immersive. There are new pedestrians too, with all new things to say and funny conversations to listen in on, which was a welcome surprise. The physics of the game have been rebalanced as well. It's difficult for me to express this in writing, but everything feels like it has a more realistic gravity to it. For example, run into a street post in your car and instead of it feeling like it's made out of paper mache, it actually has some weight now (and can severely damage your vehicle). Some people have complained that the cars are slower in GTA V, I disagree, it feels like everything has a more realistic weight to it, that's all. You can still fly down the street in your ride if that's what you choose to do, but now it actually feels like your in a car and not a toy. I'm barely a few missions in with Franklin, but I'm amazed. Add in the new songs (which are better than the original selections for the game), first person mode and not just enhanced graphics but also enhanced particles, character models and gore effects and you have what feels and looks like a whole new game. I feel like the last year I've been playing GTA V Beta and this game is actually the true finished version of the game Rockstar envisioned. A word about GTA Online: I was able to smoothly transfer my old character into GTA V for the Xbox One with no problems. The new character creator is amazing and offers and large amount of customization options for your character. I spent over an hour tweaking mine, it's a great feature! While the servers have had several issues at launch (I was expecting them to, this is the most popular game series of all-time by the way) I have been able to play a lot today and wanted to say some things about it. To the people that say this game is just a port-over with better graphics, read this carefully: my favorite activity in the GTA Online are Survivals, so I joined a game and played with 3 other people. Within the first minute of playing I knew I had spent my money wisely on this game. The enemies came at us quickly and aggressively. One guy died almost immediately from behind a popular hiding spot on the map because he probably wasn't ready for it. The Survival was intense, fast paced and very realistic. Did we have to wait in hiding spots for several minutes for the enemies to come to us like on the 360 and PS3? No.... oh no we did not. The enemies were coming at us heavy and hard to kill us! Plus, when the helicopters appeared, I took out my minigun to take it down and Rockstar has added new lens flare effects to the gun, new particle effects to the helicopter as it was being shot... it was tremendous, visceral, fast paced and intense! Plus, little things like after winning a race your shown posing in your garage are nice touches that weren't possible on the old consoles. I have yet to experience a 30 player lobby, but as server issues get fixed they'll happen and when they do it will add a whole new dimension to freemode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game - NOT for kids - Boo Microtransactions

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    XxButch2000xX
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    As a male in the 21-35 age range, I am the target demographic for the Grand Theft Auto series. And like previous GTA titles, GTA5 is a quality game with an interesting story, great gameplay, and plenty of replay value. If you are someone who isn't easily offended or shocked and enjoy games where you get to do things you're not allowed to do in real life, then you may very well enjoy this game. It is a fun escape from reality and one of those games that can really help you relieve stress and have fun. Like the title of this review states, the game is not at all intended for kids, due to the at-times excessive violence and profanity as well as nudity and adult themes to the story. As required by the ESRB, the association that ensures games are given age-appropriate ratings, the game's packaging clearly states why it is not for kids in a very similar fashion to how I just did. It is amazing to me that, despite how clearly it is stated that the game is not for kids, when you play GTA5's online mode, you find an overwhelming majority of kids playing the game. Luckily, I find the single-player mode to be much more enjoyable, plus the online mode has been designed and modified in such a way that the game developers "strongly encourage" you to utilize their micro transaction system in order to acquire new cars, weapons, or other items. I say strongly encourage because while you can sit there and play missions to earn money literally for hours in order to buy that cool car you've got your eye on, it is so much easier to just spend $60 on in-game money in order to buy that cool car and a new apartment, etc. The micro transaction system in online games is a growing trend, and an unfortunate one as well, since it applies a "pay-to-win" dynamic to games, where casual players with more money to spend can buy rewards that other more dedicated gamers spend time and effort working towards. But you can completely avoid that whole system as I do, and still enjoy the game. Plus those cool cars are much easier and cheaper to buy in the single-player mode, where game money is much more easily attainable. All in all, it's a good game. With hindsight, I could have easily convinced myself it was not worth $60, but as a $30 game, I think it's a good purchase. But not for kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitive Edition of Game of Decade

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    TGhost
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    GTA V was already a masterpiece. The new gen version (Xbox One, PS4 and PC) is simply the definitive edition of the game of the decade. I'm not one to replay games, but since announced, I refrained playing GTA V on Xbox 360, saving it for this next gen version. Improvements Incredibly better graphics, first person mode, some extra content. How is first person mode? It took me a little while to get used as it is not FPS-COD-HALO like. Driving is also little less arcadey but not even close to something like Forza Horizon. Once you realize that all you have to do is control the accelerator and get the timing of the steering you will be zooming in glorious dashboard view throughout Los Santos. Once I got the hang off driving FP mode, I don't want to drive in 3rd person at all. About the shooting in FP, I still use auto-aim but feels like that with some training and tweaking on cursor speed free aim can be fun as well. Problem is the huge dead zone on the aiming analog. Hope RS patches it soon. Should I buy it? If you never played GTA V, its a no-brainer: GET IT NOW! If you played before but never finished the story, PLEASE get this version and do finish the story. It is really an awesome story mode and this version is the perfect way to experience it. If you already finished the story mode before, you may wait a little bit if you have a backlog now (and you should, with so many great games release last 30 days only!). What about online mode? I can't tell about online mode as I grew out of online competitive play. I started online gaming back circa 2002 and played a LOT online. Around 2010 I could not stomach online play at all. All I play now is offline modes and some mega rare co-op with friends and family. So I'll be owing a quick review of online mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Opportunity Lost; Spoiler alert: it's not going...

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    SupermanCorps
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    The game feels like an opportunity lost. The missions are just strange, the intuitiveness of the camera in 3rd person mode and the artificial feeling of the player characters walk and the inability to efficiently switch from walk to run to back again. It often time feels robotic and just all in all unnatural. It feels less like you're playing AS the player character and more like you're playing WITH a puppet the unnatural way your character moves in 3rd person mode. Target acquisition in FPS mode is horrifying, and makes COD:AW look good. Which it's not. When compared to the gold standard velvety butter-rich smoothness of Destiny it just feels terrible and again decidedly last gen. Your guns don't progress in the story mode, you can be sniped by any rogue player at any time in online mode (or ran over by a pickup truck while posing with co-op friends on the beach in beach wear as I was), there are an infinite number of cheeses, so there in absolutely no competitive balance In the online game. Literally a person of the highest skill who has played several hours each day since launch and doesn't cheese anything can have hundreds of times less loot and cars and condos than some 12 year old kid who bought the game 3 days ago who did all the cheats. Spoiler alert... If you're already playing Destiny...and you're wondering if this game would provide a little comic relief or just spice it up a bit with some variety in your life, You have attempted to cross the wrong bridge. It will gather dust wherever you last set it down after you play it MAYBE 5 hours total. If you haven't played Destiny yet, and you want a real game, buy Destiny. Treat yourself don't cheat yourself. #gameofthecentury

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still the Best

    Posted
    MichaelGTDriver
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    Experience Rockstar Games' critically acclaimed open world game, Grand Theft Auto V. When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience, featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for new and returning players. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including: - New weapons, vehicles and activities - Additional wildlife - Denser traffic - New foliage system - Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more Special content for returning players* Players returning from the PS3™ and Xbox 360 versions get special access to a host of content on PS4™ and Xbox One including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more. *Special access content requires Rockstar Games Social Club account. Visit rockstargames.com/v/bonuscontent for details.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GTA Is Not Bad!!!

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    AmateurReviews

    While many people are quick to argue that this game ranks among the worst in recent memory in terms of content for young children, this is not entirely true. As far as the potential worst fear that parents have for their children, the bad impressions that the content this of game has to offer, this can be entirely bypassed, and never come into contact with throughout the entire duration of the game, whether in the story portion, or the amazing online service Rockstar offers, GTA Online. Another potential fear that parents have of this game, is the drug content, and this can also be entirely avoided. The potential for violence, can be found throughout the game, and is hard to avoid, although can be done. However, if you do slip up with avoiding the violence, it is not bad in the least, and in fact is very similar to that of Call of Duty or Battlefield, and isn't any worse than can be found in either of those games. If you trust your children with this game, and the responsibility that comes with it, then this game can be one of the most entertaining and enjoyable games out there, which can be the most fun when played with friends. If you found this review helpful, then let me know down below. Thank You!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very entertaining!

    Posted
    EuLoGy
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    I haven't been "into" a GTA game since GTA3. There was something about the disconnect of characters and player that I couldn't submerse myself into the game. With GTA5 I decided to give it another shot. It being on next gen and with not a lot new out I thought why not? Needless to say, I'm glad I did! This game is HUGE, with so much to do around the city it is easy to get caught up causing chaos for no good reason instead of playing the actual campaign. The character development is a bit slow but once you start playing you get to know them and actually like a couple of them (or at least I did). Even though they are nothing but criminals! I would recommend this game to anyone who is prepared to play tons of hours on a single game and feel like you have barely scratched the surface. In a way it can be overwhelming but for the money this game is a must try as long as you're ok with adult language, humor, etc. (Definitely not for children to play or to even be in the same room while playing). One feature I was really looking forward to was the First Person mode that they introduced. Unfortunately, I feel like it is impossible to aim at anyone with a gun from a distance in this view and driving a car is very hard because you can't see the environment around you very well. It was a nice attempt but I keep it in third person view.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GTA awesome

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    Edgrr
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    Haven't played a grand theft auto game since San Andreas and those who know... That was PS2. A looonnggg time ago but I scooped this game up since lots of ppl were talking about it and man it's just a blast from the past. Going on missions, doing simple side jobs, killing people, buying property man!! This takes me back!! Killer graphics on the Xbox One and definitely fun to play. Controls are easy to learn but I never had 1st person shooting in a grand theft auto game so that was new to me. Definitely feels different than a dedicated 1st person shooter. I'm black ops savvy so it does feel a bit different when aiming and considering you have all attachments available to customize a gun in call of duty games, it gives it a bit of a different feeling. GTA Vice City & San Andreas(again old times) had automatic targeting with guns so all u had to do was hold the aim button and shoot. Now it's 1st person so you really have to aim and shoot!! however, I'm addicted again so let's go!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Game for Mature Audience

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    HumbleBumble
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    GTA V for the Xbox One is a terrific game for older, more mature audiences. I purchased the game at launch for Xbox 360 but moved on to other games before I finished the GTA V single-player campaign. When I decided to restart the game, the price for the Xbox One version had decreased enough that I wanted to experience the improved graphics, first-person viewpoint, etc. If you still haven't played GTA V and are considering which version to buy, pick up the Xbox One version. There are so many details that aren't available in the Xbox 360 version, it's overwhelming. I find myself repeatedly wandering around the game world, taking in everything. Buildings and billboards that were hazy on the 360 version are razor sharp and more highly detailed with longer draw distances. In-game physics feel more realistic, too. From fist fights or driving your favorite vehicle, everything feels like its has better "weight," , e.g., throwing punches to trading paint with police cruisers in hot pursuit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A fun and much-loved game in a frustrating format

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    SilverEagle23
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    I think enough has been said about GTAV by reviewers that it doesn't bear repeating. What's important to point out about this particular delivery format (physical disc on XB1) is that the moment you insert the disc into your console, it proceeds to install the *full game* onto your internal HD, along with subsequent updates. This would be fine, of course, if you could then run the game from the internal HD without needing the disc. No such luck! Despite occupying an enormous swath of your console's internal HD, you *still* need the disc in to launch the game. It's kludgy DRM like this that makes the game just frustrating enough to not play a lot of. This is especially painful if you're using the XB1's streaming and playing from another room, where the idea of switching discs on the console is such a huge pain as to frankly not be worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I actually bought this game twice!

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    Hitechhate78
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    I played GTA5 and completed the story on the Xbox 360, along with leveling an online multiplayer character to level 67. When I heard that the game was re-releasing on the Xbox One, my 1st thought was that I wasn't going to buy this game again, until I saw the 1st person gameplay footage. It really makes the game fun for a second play through. Graphic are good but hard to compare, as your eyes get used to the upgrade so quickly, that you really need a side by side to see the difference, I thought the graphics were good on the Xbox 360. Gameplay is smooth. It takes a couple missions to get used to the 1st person view, but becomes second hand quickly. Very happy with purchase. GTA 5 on the Xbox One also lets you carry over your character from the 360, so there is no starting over and for you achievement wh0res, it carries over all your achievements too, so be ready to pop up a lot of achievements in a row depending on your character level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely entertaining

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    TheGiops
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    This game is a world by itself. Completely on another level, compared with any other games I know. By itself, it should be the reason to purchase an XBOX (360 or One, I have both versions of the console - And of the game). It's incredibly detailed, You can do whatever you please, go wherever you please, and do it in a car, bike, bycicle, helicopter, airplane... Every single vehicle in the game is "Stealable" (Yes, even the train) and drivable. Yes, there is some violence and quite a lot of foul language. No big deal, it's liife! The main story is really good, and the characters are extremely funny (I love Trevor's lack of empathy while being extremely loyal) All in all, this is a game that keeps growing on you, it's engaging, fun to explore (Go to Vespucci Beach at sunset!!!) andit's also evolving, thanks to all the -FREE- downloadable content that keeps making it better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GTA of its Generation

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    AzPhx
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    I have been playing GTA since 2000 starting with GTA 2, and it just keeps getting better. GTA 5 shows how the game just gets better. The graphics are clear, sharp, less fake and more real world. Aiming to shoot as well as driving the vehicles is definitely an improvement over the other GTA games. GTA 5 world is huge and provides hours upon hours of game play – online and off online. Although I am playing as a criminal, I like the random events of helping out various shops or civilians. I love the fact that I can play either of three characters – Michael, Trevor, Franklin. I like playing nice but I really enjoy Trevor’s rage missions. While the game is entertaining, the only downside is that you cannot ditch Michael’s family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Still not perfect

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    AnotherBotDown
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    I have played this game on PC and it now that I got a xbox one x gave it a try for it. I am already seeing a ton of issues with it starting with the connection failure to the gta online. I bought this game to play the online version but out of the last 10 times I have tried connecting it I have failed 8 times. That's how bad the online is. So what I do, I cannot return an open copy of the game so I play the story mode all over again. Guess what I end up in a well known issue of not being able to complete one of the early mission to discover the car garage. The fix for this is apparently to reinstall the game or keep failing the mission until it allows to skip. Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than I expected.

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    Dominic
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    I'll keep this brief: I am a huge GTA fan, so even though I had GTAV for the Xbox 360, I of course would have to get it again for the Xbox One. Just when Rockstar has pushed the 360 to its limits in size, quality, and graphics, the version for the One is updated enough to make your mouth water even more. Longer draw distances, more cars on the road, and all-around better graphics are just a few things the production team focused on for this version. The game looks great, plays well, and of course has a great online community that keeps you wanting to play more even after the campaign mode is over. Yes, it would have been great if there was a deal for upgrading to the Xbox One version from the 360, but I still think it was worth it. Have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game on the market.

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    Tigger100
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    I have been with gta 5 for a long time. i will stick with rockstar games for along time because to me, they are the best game producers. the only thing i would change would be the being kicked for inactivity and badsport lobbies. if you are idle for 15 minutes you get get and if you are idle on your dashboard for 2 minutes you get kicked. now do i have alot to say about badsport lobbies. i cant tell you how many of those ive been in. and the thing that sucks is everytime you get bput in one your time doubles. it goes 1 day, 2 days, 4 days, 8 days, 16 days, and so forth. and i dont understand it because the object of the game is to kill and blow up peoples car and make them rage, but rockstar will punish you for that, so just make sure you watch yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epic

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    SickFreak99
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    I'm a 45yr old casual gamer who was hesitant about buying this game and have never bought the previous versions but couldn't help overhearing the overwhelming support for the game so I bought it cheap/on sale and I've gotta say this is by far the best title I own. Constantly discovering new this or that's and the AI is amazing. On the surface the language is offensive but once you get into the root of what the game is all about it's really quite thrilling and over all a fun experience. At this point I'm fairly addicted and catch myself losing track of time easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it again

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    jasonw754
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    I already had this game on XBox 360. Upgrading to the XBox One version meant starting all over on story mode, since as far as I could figure out you can only migrate your online character. It's totally worth it, however. Rockstar has refined every existing detail of this massive game and added even more. If you played this game around the clock on the XBox 360, chances are you play mostly online and your upgrade will be smooth. If you're like me and you don't have as much time to spend gaming, chances are you never finished story mode and forgot most of the plot, so it's fun to take it from the beginning with much better graphics and better performance. As I take on each mission, I immediately recall the general outcome, but the experience is so enhanced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GTA at it's best.

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    JayTHM
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    The story mode is exquisite, the characters are relatable, the satire of American culture is top of the notch comedy. It's very sad that the only element of the game that has kept it going strong for so long is GTA Online. I would have loved some story mode DLC, but that doesn't seem likely to happen. Needless to say, this is one of the best games ever created and it's constant updating and always increasing content you get for playing GTA Online makes it the best value for money you'll likely see until another game like this comes along. I've played this game since it's release way back 3 years ago and i still play it almost daily. If you haven't gotten it already, please do that

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Posted
    Chan
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    For me, Grand Theft Auto V’s extraordinary scope is summed up in two favourite moments. One is from a mid-game mission in which I flew a plane into another plane, fought the crew, hijacked the thing, and then parachuted out and watched it crash into the sea to escape death at the hands of incoming military fighter jets. Another time, whilst driving around in an off-road buggy, I got distracted by something that looked like a path up one of the San Andreas mountains. Turns out it was a path, and I spent 15 minutes following to the summit, where I nearly ran over a group of hikers. “Typical!” one of them yelled at me, as if he nearly gets run over by a rogue ATV on top of a mountain every time he goes on a hike.

    I would recommend this to a friend