XBOX ONE Grand Theft Auto V

Last updated: December 8, 2023


XBOX ONE Grand Theft Auto V

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Product Details

In our analysis of 169 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE Grand Theft Auto V placed 7th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The critically acclaimed and record-breaking open world, Grand Theft Auto V comes to a new generation. Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One will take full advantage of the power of the new generation system to deliver across-the-board enhancements including increased resolution and graphical detail, denser traffic, greater draw distances, upgraded AI, new wildlife, and advanced weather and damage effects for the ultimate open world experience. Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals risk everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created and now packed with layers of new detail, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story. Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One also includes Grand Theft Auto Online, the ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe. Explore the vast world or rise through the criminal ranks by banding together to complete Jobs for cash, purchase properties, vehicles and character upgrades, compete in traditional competitive modes, or create new content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto community. All new content and gameplay created and released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online including new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations will also be available in Grand Theft Auto Online for Xbox One. In addition, the current community of players will have the ability to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation4, Xbox One or PC.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Grand Theft Auto V is not only a preposterously enjoyable video game, but also an intelligent and sharp-tongued satire of contemporary America. It represents a refinement of everything that GTA IV brought to the table five years ago.
- IGN
This is a series that has consistently been the most convincing and the most cinematic in games, and GTA V continues that tradition with aplomb.
Another nice touch: each of the game's three lead characters has stats associated with driving, shooting and other basic abilities that all improve with use. This helps makes controlling the game easier the more you play it.
- Kotaku
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.
GTA 5 is also an ambitious online game, a sandbox for deathmatch, racing and inventive co-op with MMO-lite progression features set in a world that is an order of magnitude more detailed than any of its contemporaries. The traditional multiplayer options alone amount to a feature-complete additional game.
Grand Theft Auto V sets a new standard for immersive entertainment and stands as one of the pinnacle achievements this generation of games has offered.
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GTA V is Rockstar’s midlife crisis: hostile, extravagant, but ultimately revealing a fascinating depth of self-loathing.
The first-person perspective ups the intensity of action and immersion with the world. The side effect: The restrained view makes the game more challenging

What reviewers didn't like

GTA V remains stuck in the past in some ways. There are chase missions where losing sight of your target thanks to a poorly taken turn on the highway means making a frustrating restart, and assassination missions where, if you jump the gun and kill your target before the game expects you to, you have to start over again.
The only downside is that it's much more difficult to play, and that falling off a bike is so well-realised that it feels like really falling off a bike—people who get motion-sick in first person may suffer.
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