Quick Fire Review: Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar – 2014)

*Reviewed on Xbox One*

GTA V was first released in September 2013 and at the time was without a doubt one of the best games I’d ever played. Los Santos was a fully realised, living, breathing city that was surrounded by vast rolling countryside, barren deserts and sweeping mountain vistas. The level of detail was absolutely staggering and it is a testament to Rockstar that they were able to fit it onto a single disc.

Next generation hardware removed the limitations they had on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and allowed them to not only add a stunning new level of detail into the game but also make the game stand up to next generation rivals. Improved textures, increased draw distances and enhanced vegetation (not to mention including all previously released DLC) all supplemented GTA V’s incredible storyline, which as a result causes the game to feel strikingly realistic.

If this wasn’t enough, Rockstar added the superb first-person mode to give players a completely new way to experience Los Santos and the surrounding areas of San Andreas.

GTA V is (in every sense of the word) an undisputed masterpiece.

– 9/10

Sam Spettigue – follow Sam on Twitter at @ninjaspag.

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