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IGN - GTA V Review

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. It’s technically more accomplished in every conceivable way, but it’s also tremendously ambitious in its own right. No other world in video games comes close to this in size or scope, and there is sharp intelligence behind its sense of humour and gift for mayhem. It tells a compelling, unpredictable, and provocative story without ever letting it get in the way of your own self-directed adventures through San Andreas.

It is one of the very best video games ever made. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360) 10/10

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creeping judas  +   804d ago
Tomorrow can't come fast enough!!
SanMarco  +   804d ago
R* has done it again.
Hatsune-Miku  +   804d ago
Im quite sure this game is good but after their review of gta 4 which in my opinion wasnt a good game, I dont take this review seriously
Lovable  +   804d ago

This will be the same thing. People rave it like the second coming of Christ then after a month or two, everyone's going to say its overrated like they did with GTA4. Bunch of hypocrites.
Tskales  +   804d ago
Long live Rockstar.
NukaCola  +   804d ago
Rockstar is the best 3rd party studio in the business and they did it again. Game to end a generation right. Only hours to go!
Daver  +   804d ago
@Hatsune, Lovable

I agree too, GTA 4 was not a 10/10. I dont doubt GTA 5 is better tho but is it Worth a perfect 10?
Blastoise  +   804d ago

To be fair GTAV looks like it's improved a lot over GTAIV. It's got it's sense of humour and fun back
crxss  +   804d ago
Uncharted 3 was definitely not a 10/10. Everyone has different opinions though. That's why I like Famitsu's rating system of 40. We'll just have to see if this is really a 10, looks up to snuf though
Septic  +   804d ago
"No other world in video games comes close to this in size or scope, and there is sharp intelligence behind its sense of humour and gift for mayhem."

That's Rockstar for you right there. Bring on Tuesday!
Yardie  +   804d ago
GTA IV's Graphics amazed us when it first came out, and most of us agreed with the 10/10 rating. however after a while many of us started realising that the gameplay was far more limited than the previous game in the series.

This time however, we have Seen that the gameplay is no were as limited as IV, and in many ways, less limited than San Andreas.
mattdillahunty  +   804d ago
i feel weird because i'm not caught up in the GTA hype, so this isn't a big deal to me. i look at this the same way i look at past CoD launches (inb4 "but GTA is actually a great franchise", etc)--everybody goes crazy about it and rushes to midnight launches while the internet is overflowing with info about it. including countless 10/10 scores just like the last one. but i just see it as a good, sometimes great franchise, that's it. lol. i'll just wait a while, possibly for the inevitable PC version, play it then, and probably enjoy it. but i find it hard to get caught up in the frenzy over it.
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theEx1Le  +   804d ago
I agree, been messing around on my ps3 for hours and done a few story missions. Exceeded all my expectations so far.
Philoctetes  +   804d ago
@Hatsune -- Same here. GTA4 was fine, but it wasn't even in the top 20 of this gen for me and still stands as the most over-rated game of all time IMO. Between GTA4 and Skyrim (No reviewers noticed the freezing on the PS3 version? None? Really?), I have no confidence in reviews. When I'm even remotely on the fence about a game, I wait for user reviews.
guitarded77  +   804d ago
10's!!! 10's EVERYWHERE!!!

Looks like The Last of Us will have some competition for GOTY after all. Can't wait to get my copy :D
nix  +   804d ago
hatsune... i totally agree... after what the GTAIV got and what the game was like... i'd take every review with a grain of salt.
JarqueMcLark  +   804d ago
Three hours and the game of the year is mine!
starchild  +   804d ago

Games that are hyped a lot do tend to get slightly inflated scores, but I hate how anytime a great game comes out and becomes successful the hipster contrarians show up and tell us how crappy it supposedly is.

This happens to movies, books and other forms of entertainment as well. Whenever something is successful there is a certain type of person who thinks it is cool to hate on that thing. Frankly, that kind of thinking is moronic.
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Outsider-G  +   804d ago
The wait is almost over. Midnight launch here I come.
Ghoul  +   804d ago
got the collectors at my desk, amazon delivered 1 day early :D

CANT WAIT to get home
JoGam  +   804d ago
Hope Amazon delivers my PS4 early. Please god.
BattleTorn  +   804d ago
AusRogo  +   804d ago
Just picked up my copy :) first midnight launch ever been too.. was HUUUGE! (Australia btw) cant wait to get home and play.. got work in the morning but I most** certainly can make time for this :) !
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get_real  +   804d ago
@Hatsune, you are right and as for 10/10 well all that budget didn't just go into game development now did it ?
Shaaunyb  +   804d ago
Was released 1/2 hours ago here and i'm stuck at work so can't go get it -.-
IRON883  +   804d ago
Just awesome god I can't wait anymore!
3-4-5  +   803d ago
Played the first 2-3 missions.

So far I like it. It has it's own feel but the driving is definitely not as fun as GTA4. It's not as realistic.

Actually, sometimes it is, but I'd say 70% of the time it's not as good, and then all of the sudden it drives like GTA 4 for a bit and then starts driving less realistic after that.

Hard to explain but you will see. Everything else is nice though, saw a few pop-ins during opening , other then that it's fun so far, I'm glad I went to midnight launch.
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dafegamer  +   804d ago
as long as its not gtaiv, I might bite
RDENNY2B  +   804d ago
Collector Edition on Deck Tomorrow!
I'm excited & it's better than Sex! :D
TRD4L1fe  +   804d ago
you sir need to get laid more often
Sitdown  +   804d ago
If it's better than sex, then perhaps you not doing it right...
lsujester  +   804d ago
I'm married. What is this sex you speak of?
T2  +   804d ago
actually its about equal to sex, no matter how good the game is, the longer you play the same one, the less exciting it becomes.... lol.
A2X_  +   804d ago
PC gamers be like :
ps : just poking some fun at u guys ;) can't wait!
EdoubleD  +   804d ago
I feel all giddy inside. Can't wait for this tomorrow. :D
Kratos_1986  +   804d ago
last of us / gta5 / beyond two souls / gt6

good bye my life :D
goldwyncq  +   804d ago
Bring on the 10's. Just hope no one is stupid enough to give the game less than an 8.
WeAreLegion  +   804d ago
Someone is.
maximus1985  +   804d ago
There's always a few, someone will always be looking for hits. I expect 10/10 from credible reviewers though
Conzul  +   804d ago
*cough* Polygon *cough*
_QQ_  +   804d ago
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WeAreLegion  +   804d ago
So excited!!!
maximus1985  +   804d ago
10 out of 10 :)))))))))) friends tonight will be be HISTORIC we will all talk about this like we did gta San Andreas for so long
FlunkinMonkey  +   804d ago
Gonna have to play it for myself to judge to be honest, GT4 was given a 10 by IGN also, and i thought it was a crock of dung.

Hype train ahoy!
maximus1985  +   804d ago
ill admit gta 4 was limited compared to san andreas, but "crock of dung"? yeah kid dont bother trying gta 5 if your that cynical
FlunkinMonkey  +   804d ago
It was in comparison to the rave reviews 'kid', how about you use a sense of relativity when comparing the end product to the reviews you ignorant mess.

Don't get your G-string in a twist you poor sensitive soul, i'm actually excited for the game.. Jesus.
T2  +   804d ago
i wouldn't go so far as crock of dung although that made me laugh... but I do see your point and I wonder how IGN gave gta 4 a 10 , now they say GTA 5 improves on 4 in every way, so i guess 10 is the highest you can go, but it does make me think 10 is used a bit too much...
goldwyncq  +   804d ago
Preloading right now :D
TRD4L1fe  +   804d ago
15 minutes to get to the summit of the mountain. that's pretty intense
plaZeHD  +   804d ago
Lol ign
Kidmyst  +   804d ago
I just hope there is less emphasis on the in games friends and the dislike crap. I got so tired of being in the middle of a mission losing the cops when " Hey cousin, wann go play darts?" Uhhmm not now", next thing -1. Really?
Orionsangel  +   804d ago
GTAV is a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization.
Kos-Mos  +   804d ago
Where do you begin when the biggest gaming website don`t know how to review games? Opinions aside, there are facts...
Corpser  +   804d ago
Metacritic score at 98, TLOU just got Pwnd
modesign  +   804d ago
the last of us has a 95% from all 98 reviews. lets just wait and see were GTAV sits when 98 reviews total.
RevXM  +   803d ago
Yeah and lets not forget the fanboy goggle reviewers that are prolly just hyped over the next entry in the series.
TLOU as an all new IP did awesome with just about no unconditional sheep factor at all.
People mostly saw the game for what it was during the trailers, presentations and hands on time, but GTA have such a widespread resume that just the name is almost a full score guaranty.

The extreme hype for GTA V is hilarious.
But I can tell its way better than GTA IV on many fronts so Ill check it out. Not going to say it is a shit game or anything until Ive played it. BUT IV was crap IMO.
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clearelite  +   804d ago
IGN possibly would've given it a 10/10 even if it was a 8/10.

That doesn't mean it is a better game than TLOU just look at GTA 4 scores.
Conzul  +   804d ago
I won't detract from GTAV, but I sincerely hope TLoU gety GOTY.
These days, it's more about sending a message than actual props.
aquamala  +   804d ago
... and what message would that be?
georgenancy  +   804d ago
Metacritic score at 98,Gears of War judgement got anhilated
xActionBasturdx  +   804d ago
Gears Judgement was the worst one in the series. It deserves it! Lol. Sorry every time i see or hear anything related to gears judgement i get upset because its hard to see my favorite series die a horrible death.
IHassounah  +   804d ago
Exclusives always get reviews that are not whelming so GTAV it is
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   804d ago
Corpser + 5h ago
Metacritic score at 98, TLOU just got Pwnd

The last of us was 1st party thus prone to some troll reviews by fanboys and bias sites i saw it get 7 lmao, gta 5 is 3rd party so no sites have a reason to be bias.
Marceles  +   804d ago
I'm probably one of the only people not hype for it. I hope it's as good as they say it is this time, because after a couple of days GTA4 was collecting dust on my entertainment center. It's probably a great game, but I'm keeping my expectations lower this time around so I don't get caught up in the hype. *replays Franklin trailer*
UsernameOfTheDead  +   804d ago
I can't wait to play this on my next gen powerhouse Wii U! Oh, wait...
rolemodelofgaming  +   804d ago
Ha! Why the disagrees? That was hilarious!
_QQ_  +   804d ago
none of the next gen systems are getting gtav including ps4,wiiu,xboxone and pc.
GAMExxOVER  +   804d ago
I am waiting for the Full Graphic version of the game to come out on PC lol, November!
Conzul  +   804d ago
Waiting for PS4 version, else I'll Gaikai it.
Jagsrock  +   804d ago
What no 11/10 welp not buying it anymore.
RuleNumber5  +   804d ago
Absolutely shocking that IGN's review is the only one up on N4G's homepage. How much did the acquisition to buy the latter cost IGN?
first1NFANTRY  +   804d ago
Hope this is not GTA4 all over again. Frankly im not buying into the hype this time around. I'm waiting for next gen versions to be announced and if they aren't within the next 6 months I can still get a cheaper version. Besides I have a huge catalogue of games I need to complete. Happy beta testing folks lol jks.
maximus1985  +   804d ago
happy waiting
clouds5  +   804d ago
I'm gonna wait for PC version (I dont own 360/ps3). I want to enjoy that game in its full glory. I'm 90% sure it will be on PC, and if not ill buy a cheap used xbox360 after xb1/ps4 came out :) I guess i'll do that anyway for RDR and Forza.
Or would you rather go with a ps3 (i already played TLOU!)? Give me some arguments guys!

BTW: They lost me as a customer for ps4 or xb1 because of no backwards compatibility (and no possible gaikai streaming doesnt count, because there is no info on it. Who knows if that will be available in my country and my network connection...)
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T2  +   804d ago
I dunno, I think VitaTV looks pretty badass myself, but you are right there isn't a lot of info on gakai....
bsm1923  +   804d ago
I've looked around sites for this info but couldn't find it...has it been confirmed that there is a list of certain cars to find and steal and get it to a certain garage like in previous games? That was always one of my favorite things to do, hunting down the cars on the list. Thx for any info!
turgore  +   804d ago
GTA 4 also got a 10/10 and it was a massive dissapointment. Did rockstar pay them off again ?
akaFullMetal  +   804d ago
Just like a few have said, I love gta but after gta4 was given 10/10 everywhere I was disappointed when I bought it. Ill wait a couple weeks and see what people have to say then.
maximus1985  +   804d ago
enjoy the wait, thanks for sharing
king_george  +   804d ago
For the people saying "enjoy the wait" is that really necessary? I understand the caution honestly after gta4. Im buying it but no need to be an a-hole to people who arent
Ikonic  +   804d ago
I highly doubt that this game will have the same value of The Last of Us. Don't get me wrong, GTA is a fun game to play with a bunch of friends over to cause mayhem, but to be honest I have never really liked a GTA game for it's story, or the real gameplay, meaning missions and whatnot. I may be wrong, as i have yet to play this game. Hopefully it's something different.
Drithe  +   803d ago
Whoa. You got to be kidding me. The Last of Us barely had any replayability at all! The multiplayer SUCKS SO BADLY on TLOU it is pathetic. TLOU was a great one time play and that is it!

GTA should blow TLOU out of the water.
Ikonic  +   803d ago
I played through it twice. GTA only has replayability cause its an open world game, where you can mindlessly drive or kill people or do basically whatever you want. The Last of Us doesnt have this luxury of being an open world game. I highly doubt that many people have gone throught the same GTA story more than once. Also, i highly enjoyed TLOU's multiplayer, it was differnent from anything else i played and always left me wanting to be better than my opponents, therefore having me come back for more.
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