Universal acclaim - based on 66 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 66
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 66
  3. Negative: 0 out of 66
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  1. Nov 17, 2014
    Rockstar demonstrates one more time that they don't make things like the others. GTA V for next-gen is another big example, the best way to experience the fantastic story of Michael, Franklin and Trevor.
  2. Dec 17, 2014
    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.
  3. Nov 17, 2014
    It’s more than just a great game, it’s damn near perfect, and I don’t say that about many games. The attention to detail Rockstar has put into this new version is above and beyond what we are used to getting and set a new bar for all other developers out there wanting to re-release a great title on next-gen platforms.
  4. Nov 19, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto V isn’t exactly a next gen masterpiece but it is undeniably the undisputed king of open world games.
  5. Nov 28, 2014
    New modes, new ideas and a sleeker multiplayer side that makes GTA V one of the games out there that is worth replaying. Welcome back to Los Santos, the city of opportunity.
  6. Nov 26, 2014
    If you held out this long to play Grand Theft Auto V, wait no longer. I wouldn’t call this a “definitive” version, but it is damn near close.
  7. Nov 18, 2014
    The visual upgrade to Grand Theft Auto V on the current generation systems would be enough to warrant a re-purchase. It’s absolutely stunning and by far one of the best looking games on current gen. The additional online content, modes, cars, people and the inclusion first-person is just icing on the cake.
  8. Nov 19, 2014
    This is the definitive version of one of the finest games of the last few years, and one that better lives up to Rockstar's lofty ambitions.
  9. 100
    Grand Theft Auto V really surprised me. For a series I have had very little interest in the past outside an appreciate for technical proficiency, I found myself drawn into a world where lots of bad things happen to a good number of people - and I was often the one perpetrating these crimes. Call it self-aware social criticism or a guilty pleasure, Grand Theft Auto V proves to be a great deal of fun.
  10. Nov 17, 2014
    Not only does GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One set a new benchmark for HD remakes, it's also a challenge to the games originally made for this new generation.
  11. Nov 17, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto 5 has never been so nice to see and smooth to play: this new version is a further proof of the fine work that Rockstar infuses in every game.
  12. Dec 15, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto 5 is not perfect, but it is so advanced and so impressive that is easily confused with a game developed from scratch for the new generation.
  13. Nov 17, 2014
    It's more of the same? Yes. But it's also better, much better. GTA5 is as great as it was last year, and this version has lots of small changes - or big ones, like the first person camera - that make the experience even more enjoyable.
  14. Nov 17, 2014
    An incredible remaster. Graphics gain more quality and polish, and the first person view is a good enough reason to play it all over again.
  15. Nov 21, 2014
    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.
  16. Nov 18, 2014
    For most, Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online will continue to present the same frustrations in place of freedom. There’s no getting around the fact that this open-world game aims to deliver variety, largely does, and yet still steps on a few toes and the sensibilities of responsibly minded Americans. I can’t help but love the parody and the ensuing outcry.
  17. Nov 17, 2014
    Rockstar did it again. Not only is this new version of Grand Theft Auto V much prettier than the original version, it is also offers a new and convincing first person mode. Truly unmissable.
  18. Nov 28, 2014
    One of the best games of all time became even better. You should try this new-gen edition of GTA V even if by now you know Los Santos like the back of your hand.
  19. Nov 20, 2014
    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.
  20. Nov 17, 2014
    The best game of 2013 is fine tuned and improved with more content on the next gen consoles. The first person mode is a fun and awesome experience, but in action moments it sometimes chokes a bit.
  21. Nov 19, 2014
    The renovation of Grand Theft Auto V is a success. The game looks great on the new consoles and from the new first person viewpoint it also feels different.
  22. Games Master UK
    Jan 29, 2015
    The definitive version of what is quite possibly the greatest game ever made. It's worth reliving. [Feb 2015, p.58]
  23. Nov 17, 2014
    Aside from a few mild frame rate issues that sometimes take the edge off its more dramatic moments, this is the definitive version of GTA V, and the bar by which all other open-world games, or indeed any game that aims for a cinematic feel, should be judged. It is beautiful, and thought-provoking, and thrilling throughout.
  24. Nov 29, 2014
    This is how you do a next-gen remaster. Rockstar has pulled out all the stops to bring GTA V up to speed on PS4 and Xbox One. Beautiful, immersive, essential - it begs to be played all over again.
  25. Nov 25, 2014
    The bar has been raised...Good luck reaching it, let alone clearing it.
  26. Nov 24, 2014
    The single player GTAV experience is so fulfilling that I didn’t expect to ever really get involved much with GTA Online. It didn’t take much to suck me in though, and it can be an addictive and fun time waster depending on who you roll with. I’ve spent a fair share of time online, and although it’s been slightly shaky here and there, nearly everything that Rockstar Games has promised is more or less working.
  27. Nov 17, 2014
    The first-person perspective manages to make a year-old game feel new again, and the changes made to the graphics, gameplay and online mode are substantial. One of 2013's best games is made even better on the PlayStation 4.
  28. Nov 17, 2014
    While the narrative leaves a bit to be desired, Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 is a technical marvel, a masterclass in world building, and absolutely worth exploring again.
  29. Nov 17, 2014
    Anyone concerned that this was just another money-spinning “definitive edition” can rest easy. As ever, Rockstar don’t do things by halves, and Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 feels truly next-gen. It’s not just a remake, it’s a testament to the quality of the original that GTA V can effortlessly stand among the best titles so far available on the new consoles and, in many cases, surpass them.
  30. Nov 27, 2014
    After only a few hours of playing I knew everything I needed to write this review and I kept playing. GTA V is a master class of gaming, an explosion of ideas and details that will amaze everyone. You could have travelled across the entire game world and I'm sure, you haven't seen everything this game has to offer. Rockstar keeps surprising but right now does it in Full HD and with lots of cool new features.
  31. Nov 17, 2014
    More than just a gimmick, the first-person mode really does change how it’s experienced by adding a new layer of gameplay. It won’t be for everybody, but the sheer fact that the option is there is commendable. More still, multiple new vehicles, weapons and animals have been introduced. If none of that were enough, over a hundred new songs have been added to the already robust radio stations.
  32. Nov 22, 2014
    Its world is a truly astonishing achievement in so many ways, and these two versions are currently the best way to experience it, aside from the hobbled multiplayer matchmaking.
  33. Nov 17, 2014
    The best version of one of the best games of the past generation. With lots of added details, new content, updated graphics and an interesting (albeit not perfect) first-person view, this is hands down the GTA V we'll give to the history books.
  34. Dec 1, 2014
    GTA 5 is still one of the best games money can buy and with the added features of the latest edition, it is worth upgrading your last gen copy.
  35. Nov 17, 2014
    The impressive GTA V has extra impact now that it has landed on next gen consoles. The locations in the game have always been eye candy and the visual upgrade offers even more depth. The first person mode is a spectacular addition.
  36. Nov 17, 2014
    A masterpiece among the best of them, GTA 5 is out on next gen consoles in an improved version, and it is hardly believable. Vastly improved graphics, a good use of the Dualshock 4's features and the FPS viewpoint make this version a contender for the hall of fame.
  37. Nov 17, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto V jumps into the next gen to also become the best current game. It is inevitable to see technical aspects belonging to the old gen, but it doesn't burden the work Rockstar made in this remaster, which is outstanding. There are reasons to go back to Los Santos, this time with PS4.
  38. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 5, 2015
    An excellent remake of an outstanding game that doesn't merely come with cosmetic improvements. What does it mean? You certainly need to have this piece at home, even if you have the original version. [Issue#248]
  39. Dec 4, 2014
    Rockstar manages to make a massive game even more massive and likeable. The new first person mode offers a completely unique way of experiencing the game, which together with 1080p and other graphical upgrades makes this recommendable to both new and returning customers alike.
  40. Nov 17, 2014
    GTA V represents the videogame at its finest. Tense and dramatic when it wants, joyful and surprising when the player wants it. Rockstar has managed to harmonize the different trends in the saga, managing to create an unforgettable experience that will be enjoyed for a long time to come. This new version comes with some interesting additions: FPS mode, new events and challenges and big GTA online seasons.
  41. 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.
  42. Nov 17, 2014
    An incredibly ambitious upgrade that not only improves the visuals and gameplay but, through the new first person view, offers a new way to play the best GTA ever.
    Nov 17, 2014
    Everything’s better and bigger in this next-gen version of GTA V. And the first person view is something extremely fun to experience in multiplayer.
  44. Nov 27, 2014
    A beautiful, expertly realised world.
  45. Pelit (Finland)
    Dec 15, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto V for the next generation consoles is the best Grand Theft Auto game ever released. [Dec 2014]
  46. Play UK
    Dec 18, 2014
    Truly spectacular, and certainly worth buying and playing again. [Issue#251, p.64]
  47. 90
    If you’re like me and spent an exorbitant amount of time with the game already, you may find that the new content will keep you busy for a some time, but ultimately it will be a trip down memory lane more than a new lease on life.
  48. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Dec 16, 2014
    GTA V on PS4 does exactly what gamers everywhere have begged for since the PS3 iteration broke the industry. It provides you with an unprecedented level of freedom, then makes your eyes weep at how pretty it looks when you make the most of it . If you haven’t been introduced to Michael, Trevor and Franklin, then frankly we don’t know what on earth you were doing last year, but now is the perfect time to jump on board. It makes one of the medium’s best games even better. [January 2015, p70]
  49. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2015
    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]
  50. 100
    The first-person camera mode does more than change the flow and feeling of play. In Grand Theft Auto V on PS4, every movement and action carries more excitement and meaning. Alongside visual upgrades and content additions, this version of Rockstar's masterpiece is can't-miss gaming.
  51. With all the tweaks and additions, the current generation edition is unquestionably the best. It may not include quite enough fresh content to warrant a second purchase, but it’s certainly the edition that ought to be sought out by those yet to play...Most importantly, perhaps, it provides us with a small peephole into the future of the series.
  52. Nov 17, 2014
    Rockstar came, saw and conquered in 2013 and does exactly the same in 2014. So our grade for GTA V stands.
  53. Nov 19, 2014
    This is one of the best games ever constructed and yeah, it just got better.
  54. Nov 17, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto V shows how to bring a PS3 title to the PS4 the right way. With a vastly improved open-world containing more traffic density, pedestrians and better graphics. GTA V is among the most beautiful games available on the PS4. Innovation is key with GTA V, with not only the three protagonists, but now also the addition of a very well done first-person mode.
  55. Nov 25, 2014
    Los Santos feels more alive than ever, and whether you're a frequent visitor or not, we'd recommend booking a seat on the next-gen flight if you haven't already.
  56. Dec 19, 2014
    With this latest version, Rockstar’s latest game is no longer just a masterpiece. It’s now a state-of-the-art technical marvel. On many levels, you haven’t seen what videogames can accomplish until you’ve played this version Grand Theft Auto V.
  57. Nov 19, 2014
    GTA V is Rockstar's midlife crisis: hostile, extravagant, but ultimately revealing a fascinating depth of self-loathing.
  58. Nov 24, 2014
    A first person view, 1080p, a new weather and lighting system and a ton of additional content will add up to one of the most complete gaming experiences of the last years.
  59. Nov 18, 2014
    I loved it back then, and I love it now. Its attempts at clever humor can be embarrassingly misjudged, its content is often alarming, and I think those who point out the game’s problematic elements are perfectly within their right to do so, and they’re very rarely wrong. Still, I can accept that the game is troubling while still enjoying it, and the extensive augmentations found within the PS4/Xbox One version makes it all the more pleasant.
  60. Nov 19, 2014
    A spit-shined re-release of one of the most ambitious games of last generation is nothing to be flip about, especially with just how polished this version feels.
  61. Dec 2, 2014
    Another rampage through Los Santos in the eyes of your character, rather than looking over his shoulder, is both a surprising and surprisingly impressive feature that adds a lot of value.
  62. Nov 17, 2014
    With the new power, the developer has added more depth and life to the world of Los Santos. It's the same game, but the new visual effects and first-person mode provides a strong experience. It's not completely worth a double-dip if you tore through the original GTA V, but it's definitely worth a second look.
  63. Nov 17, 2014
    Rockstar's masterpiece is better than ever. It's up to you to decide whether it's worth your time and money if you've already played it, but if you haven't, we can tell you it is.
  64. Nov 20, 2014
    The best version (so far) of one of last-gen's finest games, GTA 5's remaster is testament to how much difference a graphical overhaul can make, even just a year after release.
  65. Nov 24, 2014
    Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 is easily the best version of the game available at the moment. At the end of the day, it is still functionally the same game as before, with most of the same flaws and strengths.
  66. Nov 17, 2014
    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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4253 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    First of all, if this were the release of last year for the PC I would say applause and rate it 7. As this is the re-release and R* decided toFirst of all, if this were the release of last year for the PC I would say applause and rate it 7. As this is the re-release and R* decided to take the $ milking route there is no reason to up-rate this game. When before did a company managed to sell a game 3 times in different resolutions which obviously existed from day one? I cannot remember.
    So the game is a bit overrated, cannot grasp the uber-valued scores of all the so-called professionals.
    The graphics are good but don't make GTA V a new game. The first person view is quite nice feature which they adopted from the modding community. Still the game lacks the fantastic ideas of the series.

    Most annoying are the very few assets one can enter. So one gets the feeling being excluded from the game and restricted to the role of the audience.
    Los Santos is very small compared to it's predecessor. And the streets are limited by heaps of signs and barriers. While driving one gets the sensation of staying in a cage, like in a hamster wheel.
    Unfortunately there is only this one small city and some negligible estates. The whole map is encircled within less than a quarter of an hour. The countryside doesn't offer much.
    So all in all GTA V lacks the possibility to merge with the game. There is no way to develop your character.
    These 3 shallow guys have nothing like-able, the family of Michael is disgusting, Franklin boring, Trevor a psychopath.
    There are no restaurants like before, no gyms, no girlfriends, nearly no secrets to discover. Golf and Yoga is a bad joke. To value a game just by it's graphics would be too narrowly considered. The Grand Theft Auto series was already unbeatable though the graphics were low.
    Hopefully GTA VI will re-introduce a lot of walkable assets and the role play elements of the predecessors. Maybe a future DLC can give back GTA V some of the old spirit which made the series world-celebrated. The actual release should be called: GTA V - Remastered
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  2. Nov 18, 2014
    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! Full Review »
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    Im sorry but i cant get over how bad the controls are, the car and gun controls are just sooo bad it makes the game unplayable for factIm sorry but i cant get over how bad the controls are, the car and gun controls are just sooo bad it makes the game unplayable for fact ive sold it already, the controls have always been bad, dont they know this????
    Also when driving there is a blur effect close up and this makes me feel sick, silly mistakes have ruined for me what may have been a good game
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