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  • Summary: The sprawling sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos is chock full of self-help coaches, starlets and C-List celebrities, once on top of the media world, now struggling to stay relevant in time of economic malaise and lowest-common-denominator reality TV. Amidst this madness, three uniqueThe sprawling sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos is chock full of self-help coaches, starlets and C-List celebrities, once on top of the media world, now struggling to stay relevant in time of economic malaise and lowest-common-denominator reality TV. Amidst this madness, three unique criminals plan their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street-level hustler in search of opportunities for serious money; Michael, an ex-con whose "retirement" is a less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent dude driven by the chance for a quick high and the next big score. Nearly out of options, the crew risks it all in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life - one way or the other. Expand
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  1. Nov 20, 2014
    100
    Grand Theft Auto V for new-gen is without a doubt the best way to experience one of the biggest releases of the last half decade.
  2. Nov 27, 2014
    100
    A beautiful, expertly realised world.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2015
    100
    The best game on PS3 is now the best thing on PS4. A loving, comprehensive remaster of such quality, it's damn near as essential as oxygen. But it. Yesterday. [Jan 2015, p.91]
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    98
    I can’t stress just how much fun it is to experience Grand Theft Auto V again from a new perspective. The impact it has on the series is huge, but is somewhat muted from it debuting in a re-release and not a new entry in the series. I went into this review expecting to play the same game again, and I did, but Rockstar made it feel new.
  5. If you didn't play GTA V on PS3/Xbox 360, don't think, just play it. If you have played GTA V on PS3/Xbox 360, again don't think, just play it. Because San Andreas calls all of us once again.
  6. Nov 17, 2014
    90
    Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is still a better game than most of the other games released on the new consoles so far. A must play for newcomers, and a great reason to return to Los Santos for veterans.
  7. Dec 17, 2014
    90
    It’s funny, well written, good looking, has great music and will keep you busy for months. It is an essential purchase for those who haven’t played it before and a huge recommendation for those who have.

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  1. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    One of the greatest of all time. Open world masterpiece with so much replay value unlike alot of singeplayer games that the gaming snobs loveOne of the greatest of all time. Open world masterpiece with so much replay value unlike alot of singeplayer games that the gaming snobs love to cling to like naughty dog or sony games, and not bugged/broken like bugthesda. Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2021
    10
    I enjoyed GTA V it was a great game with a great story and the graphics are great and there is so much stuff to do after you finish the storyI enjoyed GTA V it was a great game with a great story and the graphics are great and there is so much stuff to do after you finish the story mode a thing about story mode is that the characters are only guys and it will be cooler if you could be a female but other then that this is a great game. But on online you could change your gender so that is cool and you could stay busy playing for hours. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Small things are important. GTA V has a lot of fine details graphics good, pop response good also best gaming experience. If you haveSmall things are important. GTA V has a lot of fine details graphics good, pop response good also best gaming experience. If you have PlayStation 4 you must have this classic! Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2020
    9
    Great game overall. The driving is awesome and the story is hilarious. Its more of a comedy game and it does that really good. The shooting isGreat game overall. The driving is awesome and the story is hilarious. Its more of a comedy game and it does that really good. The shooting is fine too, but sometimes controls can be chunky and weird but it's not that of a problem. The characters are unique and it's like they really exist. Although it feels kinda old and aged, I recommend it. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2014
    8
    If you've put tons of hours into GTA V already, this version doesn't really offer enough to keep you playing like the original version did.If you've put tons of hours into GTA V already, this version doesn't really offer enough to keep you playing like the original version did.

    First person is a really cool addition, but you'll still be experiencing the same missions and locations just from a different perspective. There a few small reasons to pick it up though, new animals roam the wilderness and oceans, a few new missions and sidequests are available, along with new weapons and vehicles that you can use.

    Multiplayer is very much the same, with the only improvement being the player count. 16 people was trouble enough but now you'll have to deal with 30 other sticky bomb throwing a**holes, which should create some interesting scenarios, especially because the same player count is available in races and deathmatches.

    Overall it's very much the same as the original, with a few new cool gimmicks and additions, although i still feel there a obvious things missing that would make GTA V the complete package. None the less a great game and a good purchase to make if you've ran out of things to play on your new system.

    But if you were going to buy this re-release for the long forgotten heist's....... you'll be disappointed.
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  6. Nov 10, 2018
    7
    This game definitely doesn't deserve a 10.

    This is a last-gen port. And sometimes it shows. Sometimes the graphics are great, sometimes
    This game definitely doesn't deserve a 10.

    This is a last-gen port. And sometimes it shows. Sometimes the graphics are great, sometimes it's clear that they could definitely be better, especially the geometry.

    The game handles much better than previous titles. Voice acting is top notch, some scenes are hilarious. The story is just OK, though. Some missions did feel a bit disjointed. And I didn't really like the characters that much. They're all nuts. I guess Michael is supposed to be the straight(est) man, but even he's a bit much. Characters rant and yell at each other often, it got annoying at times. On the other hand, I loved the story in Chinatown wars. It was hilarious without being nauseatingly psychotic. It was great. I wish a full-fledged console GTA had a story that was in the same style as Chinatown wars.

    The biggest problem with the single player is the lack of variety in missions. After San Andreas the series started taking mission types away, which I hated. GTA5 changes things up but the missions still feel a bit underdeveloped. In fact, the entire single player campaign feels kind of underdeveloped. Unique mission types seem a bit too rare and are over with fairly quick. What about buying and selling drugs? I loved that in Chinatown wars. My main complain then is that Rockstar should've brought more elements from previous GTA games and elaborated on them. There're too many standard fare driving missions. Also, money never seemed to be an issue. By the time I got a plane to do money missions it didn't matter, the game was almost over anyways. Add or add more missions in which you use all three characters, fly a jet, jetpack, gathering a posse, buy/sell drugs. And early in the game when money is actually tight. And THEN you work the story in. Story revolves around gameplay, not the other way around!

    Of course, their focus now is on multiplayer which is total b.s. I'm not crazy about multiplayer and I sure as hell don't want to play with moronic teenagers. After you pass the game there's little to care about other than multiplayer if you're a teenager. There isn't much hope that GTA or any rockstar game's single player experience will be very evolutionary. It's to be seen if Red Dead Redemption 2's single player will actually be as good or better than the first. Rockstar seems content on being a company that just makes MMO's. But that's where all the kids practically give them a license to print money, so what do we expect?
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  7. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    Have you ever asked yourself, "What exactly is a polished turd?" Well look no further than GTA Online - the biggest disgrace to ever showHave you ever asked yourself, "What exactly is a polished turd?" Well look no further than GTA Online - the biggest disgrace to ever show it's repulsive face in the history of video games! I thought GAMES were suppose to be fun, so why does feel like I'm punching the clock and doing grunt work for R* every time I play this one? You know what the most disgusting part is about it all??? I LITERALLY HAVE A BETTER TIME AT MY ACTUAL JOB THAN I DO PLAYING THIS TRASH!!!

    R* drew a line in the sand with this crap, look to their CEO Strauss Zelnick to keep doing it in the future too. All of Take-Two Interactive's games are bursting at their seams with microtransactions.
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