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GF Rating
8.7

3168 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

I Disagree

posted by TeddyTerrific (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jan 5, 2014

Member since Jan 2014

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This is my first review. I am an avid gamer but do not like co-op or multi-player, so this review is confined to the solo story mode.

Unlike most of the rest of the world, this game just didn't add up for me. I know this intuitively when I can't wait to finish a game. This is what I felt almost from the start with GTA V. Following is a list of my problems with this game:
1. Poor shooting reticule, particularly hard to steer a car and shoot at the same time.
2. Too much driving to get to or finish some missions
3. Did not have enough $$$$'s to buy numerous properties until after the last big heist, i.e. until the game was almost over
4. Character development was shallow and often unrealistic.
5. While there was a story/plot, it was convoluted and not remotely in the same vein as The Last of Us, Uncharted series, Two Souls, etc.

Overall just a big disappointment for a game I waited eagerly to play. I like the first 4 GTA's quite a bit, but this one just fell flat for me. I was very happy to return it.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

fun to play but...

posted by nastymacaa (GAINESVILLE, FL) Jan 3, 2014

Member since Apr 2009

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

fun to play but rockstar makes online life such a drag. low payouts on missions...and hackers galore roaming with god modes and tanks. lame some sessions are ok but trust me you will end up in a lobby with god modders and they will give you money and then u get sent to the cheaterpool. wow.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Glorified Depravity.

posted by Nemy009 (HOUSTON, TX) Sep 20, 2013

Member since Mar 2006

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Make no mistake, GTA 5 is a crime simulation first and foremost, which means care must to be taken to keep the kiddies out of the room while playing a game like this. The profanity flows as freely as the animation of the characters and the exaggerated gang banger antics of Franklin's friend Lamar can at times produce a roll of the eyes. This could of course garner the attention of a politician or two looking to reignite the debate on violence in video games, and one could hardly argue with them on the "violence" part since GTA 5 is indeed a violent video game that should be kept from those with impressible minds.

That being said, the game is an impressive technological feat, and it's sometimes hard to believe that it could been done on 6+ year old hardware. Physics and lighting have improved substantially over GTA 4.

However, since Rockstar has decided to return to its San Andreas roots with RPG style character leveling, the movement and controls of your character can feel a little sluggish at first until you level them up and increase their endurance, running speed, strength, etc. This will of course make those that still have GTA 4 fresh in their minds feel that GTA 5 is a slower paced game, but as stated early this is only temporary.

All in all, GTA 5 is a great "swan song" for current gen systems, and I'm pretty sure people will still be playing it even after the next gen systems hit the market.

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