Release Date: September 17, 2013
Developers: Rockstar North
Publishers: Rockstar Games
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Players: Single/ Multiplayer
When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.
Welcome to Los Santos, the city of opportunities. You play as three different characters throughout Grand Theft Auto V and all three of these characters are completely different from each other. First we have Franklin Clinton, a young man from the projects who is being pressured into gang life and is trying to do something with his life at the same time. Franklin is someone who will do anything to get a shot of leaving the projects and potentially becoming rich. Then we have Micheal De Santa, a mid aged man who would rather live in his crime style past rather then be happy with his family he currently has. Micheal is looking to get back into the crime life just one last time. Then we have Trevor Philips, a complete psychopath Trevor is someone you would never want to make mad. Trevor is trying to develop and grow his own illegal business but as he gets started he learns about Micheal and goes and investigates to find out what really happened after their last heist. As these guys come together and eventually begin their own new chapter of crime lifestyle there will be many obstacles along the way to finally reach that last big job to become millionaires and live a life of luxuries and wealth.
Grand Theft Auto V is in my opinion the best game from the series to date. This game has just so much to offer that you will lose countless hours playing through this massive campaign or even the very intense multiplayer. This game has it all. I personally really enjoy the campaign and think it is beyond amazing. Even after beating the game there is just still so much to do. The multiplayer has a ton to offer as well that really is a first for Rockstar when it comes to a interactive multiplayer sandbox. The Grand Theft Auto series as always been something a lot of gamers around the world look forward to when a new one is released. They have never been a disappointment overall and are a very unique game series. With the ability to be able to play through a story line like it is someones own personal life and at the same time be able to do what ever you want between missions in these big sandbox games is beyond amazing. The detail and effort put into these games are far beyond amazing and will impress any first time player and Grand Theft Auto V is no exception. Overall this game is stunning and if it is your first time playing it will blow you away. This game has just so much to offer gamers of every play style that it makes this game unique from others. If you are ready to jump into the rich and dangerous life of bank robbers and thieves then this is the game you need to get and check out. I recommend this game to anyone.
Grand Theft Auto V has just so much in it that it can be hard exactly to decide what should be talked about and what shouldn't be. But the thing that impressed me the most is for sure the campaign. This storyline is something we have never seen in the series with having three different playable characters with each having their own personal problems and all three coming from different backgrounds. But I think Rockstar took a chance on this and nailed it perfectly. Being able to see how these three characters work together and live is just amazing and I think the hardest thing with having so many different characters is being able to make sure that one is not like another. I think this was especially done well sense you can tell the difference in lifestyles of each character and how they are all different in many ways. The storyline is really fun and I think done extremely well. Even after beating the campaign I find myself still playing the game, but I think a big reason why is this game is a big free roaming sandbox style game that allows you to really let your mind go and pretend. This is why I think this game is as popular as it is. As you progress through the game and start earning money you will be able to customize your different characters with clothes and tattoos or even buy or steal a car and completely customize it anyway you like. Los Santos is your play ground with every decision that you make has a impact on the city and others around you. You decide if Los Santos is a tourist attraction and a well rounded place or perhaps you would rather drive a tank through town and destroy everything in your path the choice is all yours. The single player gives you a really good idea of what life could possibly be like if you were a successful robber and what fortunes you would be able to have after the job was done. Or what happens if you are not able to get away with a heist and what happens to robbers who get caught by the law. This game is a really good example of life in a big city and you get to do anything you want without any consequences. Overall the single player is amazing and really makes this game unique and worth playing. With having a city in your hands anything is possible and anything can happen. The game play is really fun and addicting once you start playing.
The Campaign is not the only thing Grand Theft Auto V has to offer though. This also has a really awesome new multiplayer that is new to the Grand Theft Auto series. You can now play with your friends online and cause chaos in Los Santos! You have access to the entire map online and it is really just like the single player except you have a ton of actual players on the same map as you. So this can make things difficult when you are trying to get around the city especially if you are playing by yourself. I recommend playing with friends or if you can meet people online and team up this will help you do things that need to get done in Los Santos. When starting online you get to actually create your own character that fits your style and once done get to take them into Los Santos. Once you have arrived you get to explore the world with all the neat things in multiplayer to do. The online is updated quite frequently and all DLC so far has been free. Which is really neat sense each DLC brings in new missions, cars, guns, clothes, and sometimes a few other things. This online game play is something to really check out if you have not played it yet. You do missions to get money to either buy clothes guns or cars and can customize everything just like in single player. Overall the multiplayer is really fun and addicting to play. Especially if you play with a group you will always find new things to do. Rockstar has done really well with the multiplayer so far and I can only see it getting better as time goes on.
Grand Theft Auto V is over the top when it comes to the graphics. This game is so detailed I have yet to actually see a game that can compete with the attention to detail. Everything from the sun setting over Los Santos to the explosions you cause this game is extremely detailed no matter what is going on. This game moves so nicely and everything flows together almost perfectly. The AI look real and so does your surroundings. When I first played this game I was blown back by the graphics and the true potential this game really had when it comes to graphics. Rockstar did a amazing job making sure everything was as realistic as possible and they did it extremely well. Because of the attention to detail it really helps you feel like you are actually in Los Santos creating these crimes or maybe even just walking the beach on a nice day. This game is packed with detail small and big no matter what you are doing there is always something going on around you. Overall the graphics for this game are outstanding and will continue to get only better as time goes on. Paying attention to the detail in this game will really help you feel like it is a real city and you are really there. Rockstar did a amazing job on the graphics and the effort shows.
The controls for Grand Theft Auto V are really simple to learn and easy to use for the most part. I found learning the controls extremely easy and retaining them just as easy. I think the controls for this game do fit pretty well and make it so you are interacting with the game and characters a lot. I never had a problem learning the controls but if you do then there are tutorials out there that can help you. Overall though I think the controls fit the game nicely and think they really help you interact with the game well. The controls are easy to learn and adapt to.
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB