Evan Tognotti writes: "Grand Theft Auto V is neither fully expected nor wholly original. It’s big, ambitious, and more confidant than it has any right to be. It only impresses when it really wants to, but throughout my 26 hours spent tearing around Los Santos, it never stopped really, really wanting to. It’s perhaps the most fully realized and cohesive open-world action game I’ve ever played. Let’s get all of that out of the way up front."