Grand Theft Auto V Review Round-Up
Reviews are coming in for the latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, and it looks like developer Rockstar Games has done it again. With most outlets giving Grand Theft Auto V perfect, or near-perfect, scores, it looks like it was forth the five year wait since GTA IV.
Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game are amongst the highest-scored titles on Metacritic, with reviewers praising the story, presentation, and open world gameplay. Too bad we PC gamers get the shaft.
Game Front’s resident GTA expert, Ross Lincoln, is working on his review as we speak — you can’t rush genius — but in the meantime, here’s what some review outlets are saying about Grand Theft Auto V.
“Rockstar North’s Grand Theft Auto update is a freewheeling, nihilistic satire on western society – as well as ridiculous fun.”
“I’ve been with GTA since the beginning way back in ‘97, and it feels like GTA V is the culmination of everything we love about the series: It’s big, it’s pretty, and most importantly it’s just nonstop fun.”
“The biggest (and possibly best) Grand Theft Auto yet.”
“Grand Theft Auto V is not only a preposterously enjoyable video game, but also an intelligent and sharp-tongued satire of contemporary America.”
“It’s a remarkable achievement, a peerless marriage of world design, storytelling and mechanics that pushes these ageing consoles to the limit and makes it all look easy.”
“Rockstar Games deserves credit for pushing the boundaries of its flagship franchise yet again with improved controls, great mission variety, and the most jam-packed open world I’ve ever visited.”
“With Grand Theft Auto 5, developer Rockstar North aspires to re-establish GTA as the most important video game franchise in the world, to further raise the bar, the budget, the breadth of experience of the big games.”
“GTA5 may not be the Hollywood-beating crime story it wants to be, then, but it’s the best video game it’s ever been, and I’ll take that.”
“Grand Theft Auto V is an outrageous, exhilarating, sometimes troubling crime epic that pushes open-world game design forward in amazing ways.”
“All three characters, in their respective ways, feel representative of the Grand Theft Auto series as a whole, and contribute to making GTA V what it is — the ultimate culmination of Rockstar’s beloved and despised series.”