Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is the kind of game that I can never get tired of talking about. I originally played this back on the PlayStation 3 and played it to death! Then the PC version came out and I put even more time into that! This for me, is one of the greatest video games ever made and today rather than just doing a “review” I am breaking down GTA V into three parts, the story, the mayhem and the online!
What makes a good story is always a matter of opinion, but I think the story that Grand Theft Auto V tells is fantastic. It starts off with a prelude where a gang of crooks end up on the wrong end of the law. This at first seems rather pointless, but it really sets the tone for what is to come.
We have three playable characters in GTA V. Franklin the up and coming criminal who needs guidance. Michael the career criminal who is under the thumb of the authorities and decides to take Franklin under his wing and Trevor a nut case who has a complicated past with Michaels. Their fates are all connected when they are pulled into doing jobs for the government, but there is far more to the story than that. With many twists, turns, visits to the strip club and more. The story is one that you will really want to get to the end of. Which takes a while as the side missions are a ton of fun too!
A huge part of the fun of any GTA game is being able to do what you want and Grand Theft Auto V is the largest playground the series has ever had! You can play a round of golf, go on a killing spree, get a fleet of cars, go to the lap dancing club and just cause as much mayhem as you would like. It is crazy the amount of stuff there is to do in this game and the map which is supposed to be the west coast of the USA is very diverse and a lot of fun to traverse. If you like games where you can just screw around and do what you want, GTA V is just perfect for you.
Who wants online in their GTA game? Was a question I actually asked myself and I was sure it was just a quick cash grab and would be lame. GTA Online though is a great deal of fun and something I have spent many hours with. You can be a real career criminal here. Getting properties, vehicles, weapons, ammo and making your own gang. For me, GTA Online is at its very best when you are playing with friends and you are all working together to be the ultimate gang.
The Final Word On GTA V
Many games can be overrated, but I really do not think you can oversell Grand Theft Auto V! This is a truly epic game in every sense of the word. There is so much to do here in the single-player, but then you have the online which is really going to take over your life. If for some reason you still have not played GTA V…… What are you doing??? Go and play it now, trust me you will not be disappointed.
GTA V Best Features
- A truly amazing story that grabs you from the start
- Three playable characters
- Lots of side content to enjoy
- The city is huge and very diverse
- The online mode is a lot of fun
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What else at this point can be said about Grand Theft Auto V? This is truly one of the best video games to be released over the last decade… maybe of all time! It is an absolute masterpiece, a masterpiece that was made even better when Rockstar made improvements to the original PS3/Xbox 360 version of the game.
Meet The Gang
The story in Grand Theft Auto V is truly amazing stuff. What Rockstar did is nothing short of amazing. Rather than just having one main character who interreacts with a bunch of other characters. GTA V switches things up but allowing you to play as three different characters and boy are these three characters different. Franklin, Michael, and Trevor are three very likable and different characters that you get to experience. The whole story is amazing and the back story of Michael and Trevor is really the “main event” and Michael taking Franklin under his wing is also pretty great. Like other GTA and Rockstar games, the story is massive in its scale and it will have you laughing and wincing as you watch it all unfold.
On The Fly
Eventually, you get to a point where you can switch between the characters on the fly. Some characters are required for certain missions so keep that in mind. What I like about switching characters is the way that the characters go about their daily lives when you are not playing as them. This is a lot of fun and when you switch back to, let’s say Michael and he is chilling in his pool it is kind of cool.
GTA Your Way!
There is more content in Grand Theft Auto V than any other game in the series. The world that they give you to play in is massive and very diverse in its design. This take on LA is fantastic and just exploring is something I have spent countless hours doing. Seriously this is a game where you can play it for three hours and not actually do anything!
There are tons of side missions for you to do and trouble that you can cause. You can just screw around, play a round of golf or go on a rampage so epic that SWAT is called in to take you down. While just messing around is fun, Rockstar has made sure that the main missions are also awesome. One thing in particular that I really liked was the heists. You have to pull off these epic heists and this starts by hiring a crew and then pulling off the actual heist. It is awesome stuff when you are able to pull a heist off perfectly. If you are like me, more often than not all hell will break loose and you end up in a gunfight.
A big part of this Grand Theft Auto is, of course, GTA Online. This is a lot of fun to be part of and you can just play this on your own if you like. For me, the real fun is playing with a friend and starting up your own gang to go to war with other gangs! Even if you are not a hardcore online gamer, I do feel that GTA Online is worth checking out as it is very close to what the main game offers.
It has been talked about to death, but Grand Theft Auto V really is an amazing game. It is the kind of game that I am legit struggling to find anything negative to say about it at all! It looks great, the city is massive and the three characters you play as are each great in their own way. Then we, of course, have GTA Online which is also excellent.
- One of the greatest GTA games ever made
- So much for you to do
- Three playable characters
- The heists are awesome
- GTA Online is a lot of fun
- GTA Online might not be for you
- Nothing at all!!!!