When Can You Read Game Front’s Grand Theft Auto V Review?

There’s this little game series you may have heard of called Grand Theft Auto. People like it I hear. The last one came out five years ago, and now GTA V is out next Tuesday September 17–but the official review embargo lifts one day prior, Monday September 16 at 7:00 AM PST.

Game Front will be playing the game through the weekend, but given the scope of the game we’re going to let that embargo breeze right on by, so we can take all the time we need to explore Los Santos in all its glory.

Ross Lincoln (follow him on Twitter) will be writing our review. Ross told me the first thing he’s going to do in the game is make a B-line for Grapeseed and see if it’s “wine country” (eye roll…). Seriously though, Ross is what I’d call a Grand Theft Auto expert. He knows the series extremely well, and furthermore he’s a Los Angeles resident, the inspiration for GTA V’s Los Santos. All this to say, Game Front’s GTA V review will be one you’ll want to check out. Expect it to hit late next week.

But wait, there’s more…GTA V videos
Also, right when the embargo lifts, you can expect to see some GTA V gameplay videos from James “TheHean” Heaney (follow him on Twitter). James will be playing through the story, completing missions, providing his James-like commentary, all that good stuff. Subscribe to the Game Front Walkthrough channel on YouTube and stay tuned.

Wait, there’s still more?
Yeah, there is. So, given that we’re not going to post our official review until later next week, during the week we’re going to do a daily post called “GTA V Moments with Game Front.” It’ll just be a daily post where different Game Front writers share something cool/unique/notable they experienced in the game–and we’ll open it up to you guys, and we can chat about it.

Here’s James playing the “San Andreas” mod for GTA IV to get you in the mood.

Anyway, seriously, it’s been five years. Who’s ready?

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8 Comments on When Can You Read Game Front’s Grand Theft Auto V Review?

Phil Owen

On September 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Psshh, Ross told me the first place he’s going is Mirror Park. I’ll observe and report back.


On September 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Prepare for the leaks..imminently


On September 14, 2013 at 3:23 am

Can’t wait.


On September 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

Actually GTA IV was on sale 29th April 2008 so thats over 6 years ago :P unless your counting the PC release which was in December but wasn’t debuted then. 6 years of WAITING!!! this is why we been dreading the wait! Bring on TUESDAY!

Ross Lincoln

On September 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Phil Owen, I am going to Grapeseed *via* Mirror Park. It’s a 2-in-1 trip!


On September 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

@ScrewTheConsole – April 29, 2008 is not over 6 years ago, it’s less than 5 and a half years ago.


On September 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

your web site is slipping…this review should have been the highest priority. at this point your review is irrelevant.

Ron Whitaker

On September 24, 2013 at 5:26 am

@viktor_vaughn – GTA V is a massive game; one that can take at least 40 hours (and in some cases as many as 100) to finish. As we didn’t receive the game until Monday, we obviously weren’t going to be able to finish it before the launch.

Besides, speed is not the goal here. Our highest priority is to make sure that the review is comprehensive and accurate. When we publish a review, we want that review to be definitive. That’s our responsibility to you, the reader. As it says on our “Review Scores, Explained” page (http://www.gamefront.com/about-reviews/)

“Lastly, we do not rush reviews at Game Front. We do not care about being “first.” If we’re a little late publishing a particular review, we’re likely taking our time to get it right. All game review drafts are edited several times before publication by our staff, as we work to make our reviews read nicely and deliver a fair score supported by the review itself.”