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  • Summary: Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay alive in a time of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very unique criminals plot their ownLos Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay alive in a time of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very unique criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for tangible opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is less rosy than he figured it would be; and Trevor, a violent dude driven by the opportunity for a cheap high and his next big score. With options at a premium, the crew risks it all in a myriad of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. Expand
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Apr 20, 2015
    100
    After the long wait, PC-gamers get what they have been hoping for. We cannot deny it; the PC is the best way to experience GTA V. Rockstar optimised the game perfectly, and we are happy to start our third and forth play-throughs.
  2. Apr 24, 2015
    100
    Sure, the Rockstar Social Club is an annoying hoop to jump through, and hardware fragmentation poses problems for some. But for those with the hardware to run it, GTA V serves as a testament to the PC platform's superiority, and a reminder that good things come to those that wait.
  3. Jul 2, 2015
    100
    If you hadn’t had a chance to play it yet at all though, and your computer can handle it, the PC version does definitely feel like the definitive version.
  4. Apr 24, 2015
    98
    GTA V PC is the ultimate version of one of the greatest games in history and the best open-world game that you will play until the advent of GTA VI or RDR 2.
  5. Apr 27, 2015
    95
    GTA V on the PC is graphically beautiful and runs like half-melted butter.
  6. Apr 16, 2015
    95
    Rockstar told us the PC-version would be the ultimate version and they were right. GTA 5 on PC looks incredible and it works almost perfectly. Sadly you might still encounter some bugs and glitches in GTA Online that you already saw on the consoles.
  7. May 1, 2015
    70
    If GTAV was more fully devoted to being either a comedy or a drama, its narrative may have been more successful. As it is, the most fun to be had in the game comes almost entirely from the moments when the player breaks away from the mission structure and enjoys the world without worrying about the context of its plot.

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  1. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Gameplay:GTAV has a gameplay that delivers everything it promises well enough.Fluent enough, action sequences are just as they should be in an action game.The variety of weapons is really great and all of them have special mechanics and none seem to be missing.Game has an unrivaled gameplay in terms of walking and running animations, driving mechanics of cars, engines and marine vehicles.The originality of the aircraft is a detail that should not be overlooked.Playing with more than one pratogonist is a risky move, but the game handled this situation very well and created a revolution in its field.(But gunfights are not as good as GTA IV)

    Story:There is a scenario that is far from serious and has not been studied very much, but the producers have paid more attention to the other parts of the game than the story, which you can feel very clearly while playing the game.Among the three characters, Michael was the only person whose story I was interested in. There were places where I had fun while doing the tasks of the Trevor, but the character of Franklin did not attract my attention. A little more emphasis could be placed on the story of the Franklin character.

    Mission Design:Rockstar has designed and presented exciting, unique and fun missions. One of the strong points of the game is undoubtedly the design of the missions.

    Dialogues: The game contains many funny and absurd dialogues that do not contain cliche.In this case, it enables the game to increase its quality even more.

    Graphics:In terms of graphics, Rockstar has again done a good job, as GTAV is still a comparable game to the games released after it. Lighting, mountain and city design, design of vehicles and characters are really above average. The shortcomings I saw in the charts were the tasks that take place in snowy regions and I expected the interaction with the snow to be more realistic (footprint for example). But considering the year it was launched, we can say that this deficiency is not so important.

    Sound effect:The sound effects are well above the average. You can clearly distinguish the footsteps when you step on the lawn and the footsteps when walking in a stony area. This detail shows the importance given to sound effects. Another example is that they reflect the sound pollution in the city very well.But I can also say that the sound effects during the gunfight (gunfire sounds) are not as good as the previous game of the series, GTA IV. It could be more realistic.

    Activities:There are many activities in the game, but mainly sporting activities are included. As someone who has done all sports activities, I can say that they are all very good. It was a nice detail that they took care of vehicle modified.
    Optimization:Really good for PC Port.Even low average system can play game comfortly.

    There are some shortcomings in the living world of the game.

    -Franklin could be looked at in a little more detail for us to understand better.
    -NPC dialogues could be a little more varied.
    -The number of side missions could be increased.
    -Character customization could have been more diverse.
    -The interactions of the NPCs in the 911 service should have been made more realistic.

    In short, GTA V is a game with few downsides compared to the time it was released and is one of the best examples of the open world genre.
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  2. Apr 21, 2015
    10
    It's GTA 5 what's not to like about it? Its a ten out of ten enough said! And most negative reviews on here are
    people who had problem's
    It's GTA 5 what's not to like about it? Its a ten out of ten enough said! And most negative reviews on here are
    people who had problem's installing it for what ever reason. I have not had one problem running it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope they sell a ton on pc so maybe i want have to wait so long for GTA 6 lol! Oh and i'm loving the online play!
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  3. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    What can I say? The game was definitely worth the wait. In terms of performance the game looks absolutely incredible at max settings and fiveWhat can I say? The game was definitely worth the wait. In terms of performance the game looks absolutely incredible at max settings and five hours in I have yet to experience any kind of glitches or crashes.

    This is a refreshing PC release in that there are no major glaring issues right out of the gate at launch. Rockstsar definitely took the extra time to polish this game nicely as it has completely blown me away.

    Finally a pre-order I didn;t regret.
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  4. May 7, 2020
    8
    By GTA standards, the fifth entry has by far the WORST plotline. R* tried to incorporate 3 protagonists into the game keeping the same amountBy GTA standards, the fifth entry has by far the WORST plotline. R* tried to incorporate 3 protagonists into the game keeping the same amount of gameplay time as in previous GTA games, due to which the characters barely got the time to develop. Franklin's story started out in a great way that reminded me of GTA San Andreas but all fell apart when he met Michael. Rather than creating his unique personality, he became a more submissive character serving Michael. R* reserved all the over the top moments with Trevor , who itself is a psychopath and is the most annoying character. The bank heists were fun but again it didnt provide enough options to plan. Lamar was the most interesting character besides the protagonists, and his missions with Franklin was very well designed. Unfortunately, after a few missions he is thrown out of the story. And most importantly, there is NO proper antagonist in the game! The Stangers and Freaks missions were good but they werent great either. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2021
    7
    I mean, if you're reading these you haven't played which baffles me. The game is great... for 2013. The multiplayer has its moments but alsoI mean, if you're reading these you haven't played which baffles me. The game is great... for 2013. The multiplayer has its moments but also can be very, very annoying. GTA V is such a slog to play multiplayer in if you want to get anywhere, or do anything. I have too many hours and am only level 120. The campaign is really good, Rockstar has some of the best open worlds in gaming and it's clear from the start. The missions are super Fischer-Price trash but everything surrounding it is a blast.

    Plus the RP Servers are very fun if you're into that sort of stuff
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  6. May 6, 2015
    3
    The game was released with serious bugs and memory leak problems and Rockstar seems that they are doing nothing to repair it. If you want anThe game was released with serious bugs and memory leak problems and Rockstar seems that they are doing nothing to repair it. If you want an advice, dont buy this game.. at least not for now. Expand
  7. May 21, 2020
    0
    Due to free distribution of game i have about half time failed connection. Also into the game came more much "garbage people" (moders).

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