Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 17, 2022
    GTA 5 is still a masterpiece. The open world is fantastic, the presentation is brilliant, the characters are well-written and the varied gameplay is still a lot of fun. Thanks to the technical improvements of the remastered version for PS5 the game still feels fresh and the gameplay is even better because of up to 60 fps in the two performance modes.
  2. Mar 29, 2022
    GTA 5 on PS5 and Xbox Series X, you might think it's a remastered version or a complete remake, but Rockstar Games has bet on the upgrade with performance of the new consoles. Native 4K, 60fps, Ray-Tracing, these tweaks make this version of GTA V the best looking and the best as well.
  3. Mar 25, 2022
    GTA V is the high-water mark for the developer as a whole. Playing it feels almost as new and refreshing on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as it did when playing it on the console’s grandparents. The upgrades are gorgeous, the city is alive, and this game is still fantastic.
  4. Mar 21, 2022
    Grand Theft Auto V is one the best games released in the last decade and holds up surprising well nine years later. Like any remaster, the HD makeover can’t hide all the signs of aging from a game that launched two console generations ago, but beyond that impresses. The PlayStation 5 iteration is every bit of the hilarious thrill ride it was back in 2013. Everything played through during the review was familiar territory, but it was just as captivating and entertaining as it was the first time. But by the same token, outside of technical improvements made possible by the more-powerful hardware, there isn’t much of anything new being brought to the party. This is the best way to experience Grand Theft Auto V, but faster loading times and high resolution and framerate might not be enough to necessitate upgrading to modern-gen consoles. It’s still a great port of one of the best games of all time, but it doesn’t drastically improve much over the PC and last-gen version.
  5. Mar 18, 2022
    With this third release on PS5 and Xbox Series, Grand Theft Auto V has never looked so good on consoles. 4K resolution, framerate at 60 frames per second, Ray-Tracing... This port effectively uses the technical capacities of next-gen consoles to offer the most pleasant rendering possible, in particular with greatly reduced loading times. Beyond that, GTA V remains what is, namely an incredible open-world filled with activities, but which dates from 2013 and which therefore shows the number of years on certain points such as facial animations. But more than the single-player mode, it's above all GTA Online that stands out as a winner from this arrival on PS5 and Xbox Series with the addition of a tutorial for new players, exclusive content and all the game's graphic and technical improvements. based. A port which is therefore intended for players of the online mode rather than those who finished the adventure of Michael, Franklin and Trevor years ago, for lack of major novelties.
  6. May 7, 2022
    Without any content additions for those who have already explored every alley in Los Santos, this version of GTA V may not be enough for veterans, but it remains a true masterpiece in the new generation. It also supports 60 fps or the ultra-high definition in 4k, making it the best possible way to enjoy this great criminal journey.
  7. Mar 31, 2022
    Grand Theft Auto 5 for Playstation 5 remains a game to consider, especially with the graphics enhancements implemented and the new options. However, with visual enhancements and new multiplayer content, we're still waiting on GTA 6.
  8. Mar 22, 2022
    Into its 3rd generation and GTA V is still printing money for Rockstar. The new generation version is not as jaw-dropping as it was almost a decade ago, but it is the best way to play it if you are one of the very few who hasn’t already; And even if you did, the current discounted price might tempt you to give it another try anyway.
  9. Mar 16, 2022
    We cannot deny Rockstar could and should have done more with its most successful game ever, but the experience is still fantastic and better than many other open world games that came after.
  10. Mar 21, 2022
    After almost ten years, Grand Theft Auto V begins to show its age. It’s a remarkable video game though, but three new visual modes can’t hide the fact that some of its game systems are beginning to feel antiquated. Still, this next-gen version is obviously the best way to play GTA 5 and GTA Online.
  11. Aug 11, 2022
    GTA V is at its best when leaning into the cinematic blockbusters that it takes inspiration from, while at its worst when trying to be controversial for the sake of it. Thankfully, its striking open world and variety of missions – most notably, Heists – help the Rockstar game hold up remarkably well in 2022.
  12. Apr 14, 2022
    GTA V aged really well and it was a pleasure to return to Los Santos. Almost a decade later the attention to details is still amazing, literally beyond reach of most modern games. If you’ve never played this classic, you really need to catch up. However, if you’ve already finished it on PS4 or Xbox One, you will lose nothing if you ignore the next-gen edition, as it does little beyond adding new rendering modes.
  13. Apr 8, 2022
    The faster loading times and graphical bumps still make this a good-looking game, despite the age of the assets. The solo campaign still has some allure, and the online component has proven its staying power. If you've already played the campaign to death, then you might be tempted to grab this because of the ridiculously low, temporary intro price. If you're an avid GTA Online player, then you may be on the fence given the segregation of online populations. This version means that the wait for GTA6 is going to be painfully long, but what's here is solid enough to tide one over until that finally arrives.
  14. PLAY
    Apr 1, 2022
    The standard remaster features are here, but not much revelatory. Best recommended for newcomers, or those already locked into GTA V’s online ecosystem. [Issue#13, p.76]
  15. Mar 29, 2022
    With the next-gen version Rockstar has brought us the ultimate version of Grand Theft Auto 5. The graphics have been improved a lot, the loading times are much faster and the PS5-version even has a couple of features for the DualSense controller. The question, however, is whether you want to replay the same adventure again, as there is no new content, nor any improvements or additions to the gameplay. A version purely made for newcomers or true fans of GTA 5.
  16. Mar 23, 2022
    GTA V on PS5 is the best version of the game. The 60fps make it feel smoother to play, with faster load times being a welcomed improvement.
  17. Mar 22, 2022
    Picking up this latest installment of GTA 5 can only mean you either haven’t played the game yet or want to start it over on a faster, more powerful console. Either choice is fine and means you will be in for a real treat as this is the definitive way to experience its 30-some hour story by far. GTA 5’s graphical improvements and even current gen features like haptic controls somewhat update the game to today’s standards, but it does show its age and makes the case that this should be the last time it gets released again.
  18. 80
    Even though it’s not the ‘Expanded and Enhanced’ version we were hoping for, Grand Theft Auto V on current-gen is the best way to play the game on console. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles showcase their finest traits, improving load times drastically while adding minor technical improvements that make the experience that much better.
  19. Mar 21, 2022
    Grand Theft Auto 5's new-gen upgrade is solid and effective, but much too conservative, especially for a game that's long overstayed its welcome.
  20. Mar 16, 2022
    GTA 5 is beginning to show its age, but it’s a testament to Rockstar’s original vision that Los Santos still stacks up. The improvements to image quality and framerate give this sunny sandbox a new lease of life, and while some of the single player gags may not hit as hard as they did in 2013, there are still plenty of memorable missions across the release’s 30 or so hour running-time. Meanwhile, GTA Online’s freeroaming multiplayer lobbies remain unmatched, and while newcomers may find the learning curve borderline impenetrable, if you can overcome its idiosyncrasies there’s nothing quite like the crime caper on offer here.
  21. Mar 28, 2022
    The next-gen upgrades alone have added depth to much of the gigantic world of Los Santos, and it's...beautiful. Just beautiful. I can't figure out if it's because I'm a nostalgic ex-Los Angelino or because of Rockstar's success in continuously refining and polishing the environments. Either way, there are multiple reasons to praise the next-gen version of GTA V and GTA Online, but be warned that the new player experience is still much to be desired compared to other MMOs. If you own a PS5, you should definitely take advantage of trying out GTA Online before it becomes a premium game in a few months.
  22. Mar 18, 2022
    Enough (online) open world games have appeared in recent years, but none like Grand Theft Auto 5. Thanks to this next-gen upgrade we can enjoy them again, at least until GTA 6 is released. Enough reason to rate this upgrade with a more than satisfactory.
  23. Apr 15, 2022
    GTA V is a milestone in gaming -there's no doubt about that. If you are one of the few who haven't played it yet this is the best edition you could possibly get, but for everyone else there's really nothing here to justify even the low price point Rockstar is asking for.
  24. Mar 16, 2022
    GTA 5's enhanced next-gen port is definitely the best way to experience the game, and it's still every bit the enjoyable experience it was in 2013. However, with almost a decade having passed since then, Los Santos has started to show its age. GTA 5 lacks the detail or cinematic presentation of Rockstar's own Red Dead Redemption 2. Animations look less fluid, melee combat feels antiquated, and gunplay - even with the addition of haptic feedback on the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller - lacks weight. RDR2 is still without its own next-gen upgrade, while Red Dead Online continues to languish without new content. Together with the official confirmation that GTA 6 is in development, this new port feels like a step backward when Rockstar should be looking to the future. It's still a great way to play Grand Theft Auto 5, but even with the visual improvements and new multiplayer content, it feels less like a necessary return, and more like an aimless jaunt.
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  1. Mar 15, 2022
    The 60fps option improves the gameplay to a small degree but, almost a decade later, it’s not the graphics or the story that impresses the most in GTA 5, but the open world design. It’s the one element that is beyond criticism and while it is beginning to seem a little old-fashioned compared to newer titles like Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Elden Ring it’s still lightyears ahead of any of its would-be rivals.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 663 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 26, 2022
    Okay this review bombing is just pathetic at this point. Yeah they didn't add insane amount of new features. Sure they could have done more.Okay this review bombing is just pathetic at this point. Yeah they didn't add insane amount of new features. Sure they could have done more. BUT. This is still GTA 5. One of the best, most innovative open world games of all time. It's still this same amazing game and for consoles 60fps patch is great.

    Overall, reading these comments it has become very clear that lost of people here claiming that this release isn't as good as it should be, are actually GTA haters in general. They never liked this game. So i think this kind of review bombing is actually very bad, because it attracts lots of people who want to hate this game no matter what.

    It's still more fun, more polished, more innovative and just overall more professionally made than some new open world games like Cyberpunk2077 or Elden Ring.

    If you have never played GTA 5, i'm highly recommending it, it's phenomenal, even in 2022.
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  2. Mar 21, 2022
    There are probably only a handful of people that haven't played this game yet and if they haven't, on console, this is the best version toThere are probably only a handful of people that haven't played this game yet and if they haven't, on console, this is the best version to play. It looks great considering it's age and it does play better on performance RT mode than the previous generations. Also for £9 I would hardly call it the cash grab that the remasters were. People scoring this as a 0 are frankly infantile and it is far from that. Full Review »
  3. Mar 21, 2022
    There are solid visual and performance upgrades compared to the PS4. The ray tracing implementation is decent but not great. The
    There are solid visual and performance upgrades compared to the PS4. The ray tracing implementation is decent but not great. The changes to GTA Online for newcomers is also welcome. The DualSense implementation is done relatively well.

    Like the GTA trilogy remaster it feels to reserved. Kind of like it is held back and not trying to actually improve and this definetly should have been a free upgrade for PS4 users. The game has been out for coming up on 9-10 years and you can tell. The game is really starting to show its age.

    There isn’t much else that’s new in this version of GTA 5. That shouldn’t be surprising, of course- you wouldn’t really expect a remaster for a nine year-old game to be brimming with new content. At the same time though, given how light GTA 5 is on meaningful upgrades on new consoles, one could easily make the argument that it’s overpriced. Heck, something like this would make far more sense as a free upgrade, but anything above $10 just feels undeservedly steep. Of course, what we circle back to is the fact that the next mainline GTA game is still probably has at least a couple of years to go, and GTA 5 still clearly has more than enough life left in it to keep Rockstar flush with cash until its sequel is ready to release. Until then, if you’ve somehow never played GTA 5 before or are willing to spend money to play it again, its new-gen version is certainly the best way to do that. If, however, you already have the game on previous-gen consoles, or especially on a PC, my advice would be to save your money.
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