Monday 7 October 2013

Grand Theft Auto V

“Grand Theft Auto V has a sense of grandeur that many modern games can only dream of. A vast and wonderful city filled with life as you play out the story of three chaotic characters all living out their dream of making it big. This is the best GTA game that has ever been conceived and arguably the best open-world adventure ever made.“

Grand Theft Auto V takes the principles of GTA IV and enhances pretty much every area of the game. Playing as three distinctly unique characters (Franklin, Michael and Trevor) Rockstar has put together an excellent third-person adventure that intertwines excellent gunplay, driving and exploration.

Los Santos is full of things to do, more than enough in fact to keep you lost in its streets for a very long time. It’s up to you whether you want to follow the story missions that cleverly intertwine the three characters together or go find your own mischief. With so much to do and so much to see, you’ll still be discovering new areas well into your time with GTA V.

Significant improvements have been made to GTA V’s gunplay and driving, which were the main issues in GTA IV. Getting stuck into the action feels a lot more fluid and the game’s auto-aim function is a lot easier to use too. Cars drive in a more realistic fashion, providing a more arcade-like feel as opposed to the dreadful handling of its predecessor. 

GTA V takes current consoles and pushes them to their absolute limit. An 8GB mandatory install disc comes with the Xbox 360 version and an identical install is required on the PlayStation 3 before you even get near the game. The result however are staggering – beautiful character models fill Los Santos’s streets and to call the city absolutely stunning is an understatement.

Rockstar’s incredible ability to make their games feel real is clearly demonstrated here thanks to the amazing soundtrack available on the game’s radio. Alongside this characters use their mobile phones just like we do, all the time. Emails, text messages, selfie-photos, outrageous adverts for TV shows and even a play on FaceBook all make Grand Theft Auto V a genius game that plays on our modern society’s fads and issues.

Last but not least, an incredible narrative has been created that brings out one of the most entertaining and outrageous stories I have seen from a modern game. 

Grand Theft Auto V is pretty much a perfect game. There’s really nothing you can pick out to complain about. It’s absolutely awesome and so entertaining. I can’t say anything else apart from go get yourself a copy right now. 

Gameplay: 9
Presentation: 10
Replay Value: 10
Verdict: 10

Igor Kharin.

Grand Theft Auto V at CeX

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