Grand Theft Auto V

aka: GTA 5, GTA V, Grand Theft Auto 5, Grand Theft Auto Five
Moby ID: 62275
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Grand Theft Auto V takes place five years after Grand Theft Auto IV and is now set in Los Santos. It centers around three protagonists: Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. New to the series is that the player can switch between the three characters on the fly. They each have different missions, lives, and personalities. They also often come together, especially for heists, a complex type of mission where a large operation needs to be planned and executed by determining a strategy and hiring additional henchmen. As with previous games in the series, the gameplay involves gunfights and takes place in a sprawling, open-world city where players get around by acquiring transport (cars, boats, helicopters, etc) through less than legal means. Players can roam the game world, complete story missions, and partake in various illegal activities, including shooting civilians, robbing people, destruction of cars, and the titular act of car theft. These lead to a wanted rating of up to five stars, sending in a police force in pursuit. Continuing to resist the police will also increase it. The wanted status is lost by getting out of sight or by spraying the car.

Michael, whilst hiding in the witness protection program as a result of a botched robbery nine years earlier, encounters Franklin who, in his capacity as a repo man, is sent to get a car from Michael's son Jimmy. Michael however realizes Franklin is being set up, so tells Franklin to crash his son's car into the dealership that sent him. After that, they become friends. One day, Michael discovers his wife in bed with another man, and with Franklin's help, chases him to a mansion, which they promptly burn to the ground. The mansion, unfortunately, belongs to Mexican drug lord Martin Madrazo, who demands they compensate him for what they did. They successfully rob a jewelry store, and one of Michael's old partners Trevor hears of this and asks to team up with the other two, who agree. From here their lives begin to spiral out of control.

The game's multiplayer component is called GTA Online. It is set two months before the start of the single-player story. It allows up to 16 players (PS3 / Xbox 360) or 30 players (Xbox One / PS4 / PC) to travel around a world identical to the single-player world to complete story-driven activities, both competitive and co-operative.

The later released PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions have various enhancements and additional features. Technical upgrades include an increased draw distance and support for higher resolutions. New content includes new weapons, vehicles and activities, additional wildlife, denser traffic, a new foliage system, enhanced damage, and weather effects. The Dodo is a classic GTA seaplane, there are stock car races with additional liveries, a new Imponte Duke O'Death vehicle, the Marshall Monster Truck, and the Xero Blimp. There are new shooting challenges and new weapons such as the rail gun and hatchet. New wildlife photo challenges let players unlock the Kraken submarine. A new murder mystery can be solved to unlock film noir game filters. Monkey Mosaics are a new collectible to unlock monkey outfits and Monkey Blista. There are also 100 additional songs divided over the 17 existing radio stations. The most distinct new feature is a full first-person view for the entire game, allowing the player to shoot, walk and drive from that perspective. This comes with entirely new animations for the view, showing the hands when entering cars or in melee fights, and vehicles have fully functional interiors, HUDs, and interfaces.

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  • 俠盜獵車手 5 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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Average score: 93% (based on 114 ratings)

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Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 168 ratings with 1 reviews)

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The Good
+ When you die, you do not lose any of your weapons and ammunition. You only lose some cash. If you invest most of your money in the stock market, the amount of money lost is minimal.

  • Police wanted levels can be easily cleared. I once got four stars, and I simply hid in an alley for two minutes, and the four stars immediately vanished.

  • Police doesn't scare you ONE BIT. The only thing they can do is kill you, but then you will just respawn in a hospital, and you will still have all of your weapons and ammunition.

  • You will never be stuck on a mission. Every mission can be skipped.

  • Vehicles are MUCH easier to drive than in previous GTA games. For the first time ever you have COMPLETE control over your cars. Driving is just effortless.

  • Helicopters and planes are moderately difficult to fly, but still fun.

  • Swimming underwater is atmospheric, and increases your lung capacity. I like doing this a lot.

  • The LT button (auto-aim) is amazing. You can kill 95% of the enemies just by auto-aiming.

  • Parachuting missions are tremendously fun. You get to see the city from a godlike perspective. It's just huge and beautiful.

  • The sniper rifle is a lot of fun to use. You can kill targets and pop tires from miles away. (The bullets travel extremely fast.)

  • For the price of $34 USD, I purchased a strategy guide called Grand Theft Auto V Signature Series Strategy Guide. The book is fun to read and greatly helps in my quest towards 90% completion. (I don't have the patience to get 100%, so my goal is 90%.)

    The Bad
    - Melee combat is lame. When you punch somebody, you lose control of your character for about two seconds.

  • Jumping is extremely cumbersome. The game designer who designed this "jumping" move should be arrested. When you press "X", you will perform a move that looks like jumping, but not quite. This move is completely useless. If you try to climb over an obstacle (wall, stair, slope, etc.), you will frequently perform the "jumping" move instead, and crash into this obstacle and fall to the ground, and you actually take damage for this. It's amazing that an action game in 2013 still doesn't know how to execute a simple "jumping" move.

  • The licensed music is TERRIBLE. The game was released in 2013, the story takes place in 2013, but you keep hearing hits from the 90s and early 2000s. You will hear many of these songs over and over again. It's like there are only 20 songs.

  • There is a screen that shows your progress. For example, it says you have completed "1/42 of Hobbies and Pasttimes". But it doesn't tell you which ones you have or have not completed. The only way I can think of is to find a notebook. Everytime you completed one of the 42 hobbies, you have to write it down. That's just ridiculous.

  • The cellphone is tedious to use. You have to press about 10 buttons to call a taxi. In a video game, if you have to press 10 buttons to perform a common task, it's almost certainly bad game design.

    The Bottom Line
    You have to know what you're playing for here.

As mentioned above, dying incurs very little penalty. You almost never worry about dying, getting arrested, or failing a mission. If you find a mission too hard or boring, you can just skip it, and never need to play it again.

There is no difficulty setting in GTAV. Everyone is playing on the same difficulty. If your goal is to "beat the game", like in other shooters, you will not find GTAV satisfying at all. You will certainly beat it without any kind of skills.

The missions are fun only when they are replayed.

In 70% of the missions, you don't even know what you're supposed to do. When you're in a mission, the gameplay becomes EXTREMELY linear. You have to do EXACTLY what the designers expected you to. Any small mistake can cause your mission to fail. It gets really annoying.

But, here comes the fun part. When you REPLAY a mission, you can try to get a gold or silver medal. This is where the missions really become interesting, and the gameplay starts to shine. Since you're replaying them, you already know what you're supposed to do. Everytime you replay a mission, you have a clear goal in mind: fulfill one of the gold medal requirements. This time, you'll need to employ real skill and strategic planning. You will be rewarded for your use of skill and strategy. Getting a silver or gold medal is the most satisfying thing to do in GTAV.

Xbox 360 · by Pagen HD (146) · 2016

Trivia

Real-world replica of Bravado Banshee

The Bravado Banshee, the in-game unlicensed imitation of a Dodge Viper, was built as a real car from a Dodge Viper by West Coast Customs. Both the interior and the exterior were modelled on the in-game vehicle, the new custom body assembled by hands, a powerful multi-channel audio system was also added. The total value of customizations reached about $200.000. The car was awarded by GameStop in 2013, as part of their PowerUp Rewards giveaway. As late as March 2015, it's been sold by its owners 3 times, due to the hardly affordable upkeep.

Awards

  • EGM
    • 2013 - ranked 2 (Top 25 of 2013)
    • 2013 - ranked 2 (Reader’s Choice Top 5 of 2013)
  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2013 – Best Xbox Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2013 – #2 Best PlayStation Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2013 – Best Action-Adventure of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • The Game Awards
    • 2014 — Best Remaster — Won
    • 2017 – Best Ongoing Game – Nominated (for Grand Theft Auto Online)
  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!' Award — Won
    • 2016 — The 'Game Within A Game' Award — Won

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Game added January 16, 2014. Last modified May 21, 2024.