Geek Review: Grand Theft Auto V

Just in case you didn’t know, the world’s most expensive video game was released today. And if you need to exact figure, Grand Theft Auto V cost Rockstar a cool $175 million to make, depending on which news outlet you follow.

Let’s get right down to business, the V in the title is not the letter V, it’s supposed to be pronounced as five meaning the latest release is the fifth in the series of you playing as a dude who can commit pretty much any crime in the city and get away with it.

No one buys cars in Grand Theft Auto, the city has a buffet line of vehicles for you to claim as your own. I was about to say cars but when you are able to pretty much fly, ride or drive almost anything that has a semblance of a steering wheel in Grand Theft Auto V. If vehicular mayhem is not quite your style, you would be able to base jump, shoot, run, swim. And I’m only scratching the surface here.

Honestly, my favorite part of Grand Theft Auto V would be its in game radio. That is writing at its finest. Okay back to the game!

Fifth times a charm eh? This time round the world is bigger and better and all sorts of superlatives that you can think of. Players are no longer control only one single character for the entire game but three! Yes, three times the reign of terror – isn’t that the tagline from some other video game?

The only unrevolutionary aspect of this game is that you do not ever play as a teenager. Why do adults get to have all the fun, all the time!? Are all adults so broken? Makes you wish that you will never grow up.

So why the hell should you buy this GTA over all the other older ones that you can get for a bargain presently? Or even Red Dead Redemption (finest title I’ve ever played) Well if you’ve ever heard of GTA but never played a GTA before, why not just start right from the top. This is by and as far, the most ambitious GTA ever created. Think about it, GTA presents anyone the unique opportunity to live a life of crime and murderous rampage without any consequences. I mean, sure, it’s not easy right from the get go but it is pretty damn close to real life but it’s just…better.

Like Metal Gear Solid and Halo or Gears of War, I’m pretty sure if you have a current gen console, you would have put GTA into that disc tray. Why not let GTA 5 be the final one to enter but never leave your console?

(I’ve yet to complete the game proper but I’m sure you got that from the “Review” right from the start right? I pity the fool who is pulling an all nighter trying to)

My full proper review of GTA V will be forth coming. Sometime in the future. Somewhere down a few months later. If I ever complete the game and not get distracted somehow. And after my family sleeps to avoid them seeing me grin as I mow down pedestrians. Heh.



Let’s just start with 100% and see if we can add any more points once I complete it proper. Once again, guys, I’ve not humanly or possibly completed this game yet and I bet no ‘professional’ reviewer has done so as well.

  • Gameplay - 10/10
  • Story - 10/10
  • Presentation - 10/10
  • Value - 10/10
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