- Summary: Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for SIXTEEN players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but continues to expand and evolve with new content created by Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto community. Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental Grand Theft Auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in a detailed and responsive online world. In GTA Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, come together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the larger community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V. Players can invest in their character through customizing their appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchasing personal property, and taking part in missions, jobs and activities to earn reputation and cash to open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks. The world of Grand Theft Auto Online will constantly grow and change as new content is added, creating the first ever persistent and dynamic Grand Theft Auto game world. Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V. [Rockstar Games]… Expand
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Nov 12, 2013GTA Online has had a very rocky start. With entire servers being down the first day and characters being deleted it's easy to see how the fanbase could be upset,but GTA Online is now up and running and it is a absolute blast to play....if you are a social gamer.
GTA Online is just as Massive and exciting as the campaign is,no longer must you have to deal with a sub-par world. You have the freedom to do whatever you want, be it buy a house,customize your car,be a gangster and rob stores,attend movies,or even become a Hitman. The multiplayer freedom of this game is stunning. If you don't feel like exploring the streets with others you can always play a mission,participate in a Race, a deathmatch, a Survival mode and more,all accessible in an almost seamless transition.
Another feature which deserves mention is the Good/Bad Sport system. Being a Good sport means being you are a player who doesn't quit,who doesn't break other players possessions, and so on. Being a bad sport means you often leave game's before they are over,break other players property and just generally troll.Good sports receive occasional rewards and are allowed to play with other good sports Basically everyone while Bad sports are permitted from playing with GS and must play with other Bad sports.
Make no mistake, this game is an MMO,and it shares the problems that most MMO's do. For one the PvP Player vs. Player environment is very competitive,most players are extremely experienced in these games and have a "way with words" if you catch my drift.This is not a problem if you are also competitive,if you are you may even have fun proving your superiority against others but for those of you who learn slowly or just want to have fun will find it difficult to enjoy their gaming session when they've been called a for the 18th time for making a mistake. Friends like to play in tight sessions so when you join co-op lobbies with friends and begin talking,you'll either be muted,threatened,or straight up kicked. it prefers that you have either a Clan, a Group of friends,or a Mic to fully enjoy. The game pushes you to be social and interact with other players and if you don't have any way of communicating with others you are gonna have a hard time getting by. It is also not recommended to play with anything but top quality internet connection as those with slightly laggy connections will find themselves often joining lobbies with very small amounts of people, signing out mid-mission which is a very bad thing,and i'll explain why soon ),or negating kills and XP altogether. Leaving mid-mission is a particularly bad thing because you are in risk of becoming a Bad sport due to no fault of your own. Character creation is very shallow and dissapointing as you will not be allowed to create the exact person you want,and odds are you will have to settle with whatever is closest to what you desired.Like an MMO,you need money to do,or get anything worthwhile from good guns and fast cars, to nice clothes and to pay for that team of mercenaries you secretly hired to hunt down your friend. Without money you'll often find yourself bored and grinding on throwaway missions and races to get a decent amount and resume having fun. This also doesn't help when you are murdered be it car bomb,sniper round to the heart,or just punched in the face and robbed for your hard earned money. You could turn on Passive mode to become invincible to other players weapons but you are no longer allowed to fight yourself,and other players can still kill you via explosions or running into you with there car.
All in all, GTAO is a great game and great addition to an already fantastic game. GTAO is worth the price tag for GTA V alone and should not be missed by social/competitive gamers.… Expand
Nov 11, 2013Grand Theft Auto Online is a fun game to start, but gets seriously repetitive and boring over time.
Character Creation in GTA Online is very weak. You are asked to pick two grand-parents, which will then create the look of your character, based on their look. Not really any customization involved, which lets it down. However, I did manage to make a character that I could stick with, but it did take some time after the awful issues at launch.
When I finally got into the game, after a few days of trying, I have to admit, it was pretty fun. Crashing into stores taking money, playing cool missions with your friends, maybe stealing cars or drugs, and of course, travelling around the huge map. You can also do races, death-matches or team based games, buy all sorts of things like cars and guns then customize them to your liking, and many other activities and even sports that you can do in the single-player.
Now, I barely play GTA Online. All that great sounding stuff introduced at the start quickly becomes dreadful. You start to realise the stores are all the same, and the money you get from them is almost useless. Missions become awfully repetitive. I must have collected a huge amount of cars for Simeon, and a ton of drugs for Gerald, it just gets boring doing almost the same thing in every mission! Of course, there are different missions, but again, they become painful after some time. I think you'll get the picture now. Everything available to you in GTA Online isn't fun to play again and again and again.
The most disappointing thing of all in GTA Online, is the absence of Heists. I few weeks before it launched, I asked a few people online, 'Will there be heists available to play, similar to the single player, where you can jump in a bank, use tactics like stealth or loud and dumb, and take all its money? Maybe something similar to Payday, but, with A GTA twist.' People laughed, thought I was being stupid, they even thought I was trolling. They said 'Of course, why wouldn't they include it?'. Well to this day, there are no heists in GTA Online. Who's laughing now? However, I won't lower the score because of this, as I have heard they are coming, but just later on. I still would like to play them now to be honest.
This game can be fun, at times. Hopefully you find the right thing for you which makes it enjoyable. For me, like said before, it's simply travelling around the huge world, interacting with other players, and being on the run. But overall, I am shocked by the lack of creativity from Rockstar, the makers of awesome games like Red Dead Redemption, how did they come to this? So much could have made this amazing, and it's quite funny how poor this is compared to GTA V.… Expand
Oct 20, 2013Grand Theft Auto Online is the single-player activities of Grand Theft Auto V transplanted into the multiplayer format of Red Dead Redemption.
It seems to be reasonably well-conceived but very poorly implemented as it's loaded with both bugs and oversights. What remains to be seen is whether it's also poorly executed if and when it finally does work as intended. For now, it's plagued by underwhelming (and at times incompetent) performance, incomplete content, and player abuse of game mechanics.
It's a shame that this comes in the same packaging as GTA V.… Expand
Oct 3, 2013Sorry Rockstar even Cod and Activision games servers work on day one and you don't lose your character details and progression after a few hours with those games.
Also the character creations a joke as well, what did you research for inspiration when you made that? The Sims?… Collapse
Oct 3, 2013Disgusting, the complete opposite of single player, a fancy lobby for minigames interwoven with a grind for money farm fest. Not to mention the minigames are so bad. You replay missions to grind for money, races and deathmatches, 16 players in a map so big, the free roam is pathetic. This is not even mentioning the servers were a disgrace, even though they release it 2 weeks after launch to avoid the bad reviews. Billion dollar game huh? Can't even get the concept for a good online game right, but you nailed single player which i loved. Shame really. The people who came up with the online design should not be considered for the next GTA. Good job on milking those stupid enough to buy money with real money.… Expand