Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Rockstar Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5 placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.5
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
12,721 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s impressive how virtually no opportunity to throw in a subtle little touch was missed.
- IGN
November 17, 2014 | Full review
New weather and lighting effects in the increased 1080p resolution have made an already-rich world even richer and deeper in its believability, and, therefore, its entertainment value.
- Lifewire
May 24, 2018 | Full review
One component that stands out is a pair of functioning stock markets, one of which is based on global connected player interaction.
- Engadget
May 15, 2019 | Full review
Heist missions are a blast to plan and execute.
- Tech Spot
Most impressive of all is the new first person mode. Rockstar could have simply crammed an extra camera in, slapped a bullet point on the back of the box and had done with it.
- Games Radar
November 28, 2014 | Full review
Perhaps the crowning achievement here is the new first-person mode, not only because Rockstar were mad enough to add it at all, but because it works so well you’ll forget it was absent before.
- God Is A Geek
November 17, 2014 | Full review
That said, the realistic mechanics really gel with the world that Rockstar has crafted. In many ways, the game is unique in that it doesn't inherently feel like other sandbox outings.
- Push Square
November 26, 2014 | Full review
Playing the game again from the first-person perspective is a blast. It’s also become my perspective of choice for Grand Theft Auto Online.
- Game Informer
November 21, 2014 | Full review
Since then, Rockstar have been making improvements and tweaking their mechanics and the work has paid off in droves as Gran Theft Auto 5 is one of the most impressive and complete packages ever put together.
- Game Rant
What experts didn't like
Worse, the wait times to get in and out of matches has been extreme, to the point where my GTA Online experience has been roughly 60 percent playing and 40 percent waiting to play, with frequent disconnects and occasional crashes.
- IGN
November 17, 2014 | Full review
Irritating characters and grating dialogue.
- Tech Spot
Occasional GTA Online connection problems.
- Games Radar
November 28, 2014 | Full review
Vehicle handling still isn't quite tight enough.
- God Is A Geek
November 17, 2014 | Full review
Rockstar Games has offered an experience with a few flaws – but flaws that don’t break the core (and extremely enjoyable) gameplay.
- Game Rant

From The Manufacturer

Experience Rockstar Games' critically acclaimed open world game, Grand Theft Auto V. When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience, featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for new and returning players. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including: New weapons, vehicles and activities. Additional wildlife. Denser traffic. New foliage system. Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more. Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe with online play for up to 30 players, including all existing gameplay upgrades and content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online. Rise through the ranks to become a CEO of a criminal empire by trading contraband or form a motorcycle club and rule the streets; pull off complex co-operative Heists or enter radical, adrenaline-fueled Stunt Races; compete in unique Adversary modes; or create your own content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto Community. SPECIAL CONTENT FOR RETURNING PLAYERS Players returning from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions get special access to a host of content on PS4 including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more. Special access content requires Rockstar Games Social Club account. Visit rockstargames.com/v/bonuscontent for details.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Insomniac Spider Man
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Konami Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Warner Brothers Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 11
5. EA TitanFall 2
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 12
6. Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Origins
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 14
7. EA Sports FIFA 17
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 15
8. Supermassive Games Until Dawn
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
10. EA Sports Madden NFL 17
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 13

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