Grand Theft Auto V Review
- Developer: Rockstar North
Grand Theft Auto V, or GTA V, is the legendary video game developed by Rockstar North and released by Rockstar Games. The game’s plot follows the stories of three criminals that were just released from prison. GTA V is available to play in both modes: multiplayer and single-player. The game is available on seven platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5.
The game describes the story of three criminals, Franklin, Michael, and Trevor. They have to commit the heists because they are under the pressure of other powerful criminals and government agencies. You can play the game from both perspectives: first-person and third-person. In this release, the developers made the heist cockier and dangerous.
The unique feature of GTA V is that each protagonist has a set of eight skills that you can improve over time. Although the GTA V gameplay is linear, there are a number of side missions during which you can explore an open world and improve your skills. In addition to a skill set, each protagonist also has one unique ability:
- Franklin has a time dilation while riding in transport, which gives an advantage in maneuverability. To replenish the Franklin skill scale, you need to pick up the maximum speed on transport, avoid accidents or drive along the oncoming lane;
- Michael has time dilation during shooting, which makes aiming easier. To fill Michael’s skill scale, you need to ride at high speed, eliminate the enemy in close combat, or kill with a headshot;
- Trevor has rabies, thanks to which he inflicts twice as much damage to enemies, and he receives half as much. Trevor’s skill bar is filled when he kills opponents, makes headshots, drives at high speed, and takes damage.
The events described in the game happen in the fictional state San Andreas, which is based on Southern California, in the Los Santos city. As such, the landscapes are very realistic to the natural landscapes of California. By the way, Los Santos features a lot of urban areas and districts that are typical for Los Angeles. Rockstart North aimed to create the game with realistic visuals and graphics. Also, the animations and audio effects are high-quality. The characters have many details and textures.
As the practice shows, GTA V is one of the most popular games of all time. Despite the fact that it was released in 2013, a lot of people continue to play this game again and again. It is because of the multiplayer mode, high-quality graphics, and deep storyline. The open-world and side missions also add more attractiveness to GTA V.
The controls depend on the platform you choose for playing. For example, if you play on a PC, you have to use a keyboard and mouse. If you decided to play on a console platform, then use a joystick. Overall, the commands are intuitive. The game also contains detailed instructions on how to play.