5 out 5
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is one of the most well-known video games ever made for its open world, stellar storytelling, and the usual controversy over the violence in the game. Personally, I have only played GTA IV in the past and I didn’t like the game at all. For that reason I was not very excited about the new installment in the series, then I finally got my hands on it. The first thing I noticed was the graphics, and seriously the game could just be me walking around the city doing nothing and I would be satisfied, the game looks absolutely amazing. The map of Los Santos is huge, and a bit of depth is added to it with the additions of scuba diving and sky diving. The story is great as it follows three different protagonist; a former robber adjusting to family life, a young man trying to stay out of a life of crime, and my personal favorite a meth dealer who is a bit insane. The only fault I can find in the game is the boring and repetitive side missions (seriously how many times do I have to drive a tow truck and tow a car from Location A to Location B), though the heists that they lead to are definitely worth it. There is a multiplayer feature that they have not as of yet implemented, but if it’s anything like the single-player it will be fantastic. Overall the game is definitely worth picking up.