Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V review
Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) is the fifth main entry in the GTA game series. It was released on September 2013 by Rockstar Games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. There was one of the most anticipated releases in the gaming industry. Therefore, from the first days of sales, it showed a great success. On its first day, the game earned $800 million. This number increased to $1 billion in the next three days. GTA 5 was recognized as the fast-selling entertainment product in history.
The game is played from both perspectives: a third-person and a first-person. Unlike previous games, in GTA 5 players control three main protagonists: Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton. All three are the criminals with their own stories, skills, and enemies. However, in an amazing way, their paths intertwine in the game. As we mentioned above, each character has a set of skills (eight) and a unique ability. For example, Michael can enter bullet time in combat, Trevor can do twice as much damage to the enemy, and Franklin is the excellent driver whose time slow down during the driving. The set of special skills means how effective the protagonists can perform their unique abilities. In order to improve this, you need to develop a character’s skill.
All events in the game occur in the fictional state of San Andreas. Its landscapes and surroundings were made based on Southern California. GTA 5 has an open-world design. Therefore, players can explore the state and the fictional city — Los Santos (similar to Los Angeles) anytime. The game features the linear gameplay with the non-linear elements. There are linear missions that you need to pass to progress the game. At the same time, you can freely roam the open world. During the missions, you can change the character you wish to control.
- A large community of players;
- Incredible graphics;
- The game is available to play on five different platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4;
- Non-linear gameplay elements.
- There are no versions for the mobile platforms;
- A lot of violence.