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Submitted by Prcko 317d ago | news

Best Rated Game Of This Generation – Grand Theft Auto V Stands At 98% On Metacritic

Grand Theft Auto V reviews are out, and they are perfect. Based on 34 reviews, Grand Theft Auto V stands on extraordinary 98%. Playstation 3 score is 97% at the moment, while Xbox 360 is on 98%. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

DxTrixterz  +   317d ago
Congratulations Rockstar. Totally deserved.
BTW now both Rockstar GTAIV and GTA V are in top 2 and RDR is 7th on Xbox 360. Truly Rockstar are guys and ladies who make their games masterpieces.
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xHeavYx  +   316d ago
Sadly, I can see those "I want more hits" reviews coming in the near future
TomShoe  +   316d ago
If this beats The Last of Us for GOTY, I will be doing a lot of this:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/...
xHeavYx  +   316d ago
They are both GOTY contenders. I'm happy I get to play both games
abusador  +   316d ago
GTA4 was the biggest borefest imo ever so that doesnt say much about our rating system, hopefully GTA5 isnt like that. Max Payne 3 was also far from amasterpiece although good. There is alot of bias in some of reviews towards bigger names and certain companies but thats not saying that GTA5 wont be awesome. Ill find out later when i get back from work. I just dont enjoy Rockstar games the way most say or do.
IVanSpinal  +   316d ago
i played the game and it was the same, i hate the hype

back to BF3
Captain Qwark 9  +   316d ago
id be inclined to agree about GTA4. i didnt like it at all but for w/e reason, i like every other GTA starting with 3. its like this....

GTA3 = Amazing
GTA Vice City = Average
GTA SA = Perfect
GTA4 = Shit

so if my pattern tells me anything ( plus all the amazing previews ) GTA5 should be incredible. Also did love RDR too

edit: @ Cam977

cry me a river lol we have different opinions, big deal. i didnt care for those entires, you did. great! see how it said "if MY pattern tells me"
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Cam977  +   316d ago
@Captain Quakr 9

"GTA3 = Amazing
GTA Vice City = Average
GTA SA = Perfect
GTA4 = Shit "

GET OUT, JUST GET OUT OF THIS WEBSPACE.
DON'T EVER COME BACK.
-Foxtrot  +   316d ago
I have to admit GTA4 was a bore fest and people were sucked into the hype. I feel like the same is happening here. GTAV is amazing but I wouldn't go far and say it's the best game this gen.

People are sucked into the hype and the brand name alone is what got GTA4 those perfect scores.

If anyone was truthful about GTA4 they would of been called to death online
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nypifisel  +   316d ago
You call GTA Vice City "Average"? What the hell is wrong with you? Best setting, best characters, best script, best music!
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StraightPath  +   316d ago
BEST GAME OF THIS GENERATION.

Game that defines this generation.

Game that is ending this generation with a bang.

This is GOTY and game of the decade.

SLAPPED LAST OF US SILLY.
refocusedman  +   316d ago
You obviously do not have a ps3 or the Last of Us. Its one thing to say that you prefer GTA but, its another thing to infer that is significantly better than the last of us. Two completely different games and yet two obvious masterpieces and close contenders for GOTY.
I_am_Batman  +   316d ago
This is exactly why I hate all this metascore-nonsense and people going crazy over reviews. People act as if 0.2 more meta score means that the game is on another level of greatness.

Can't you just enjoy video games without having to compare everything to anything?
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Corpser  +   316d ago
^^. TLOU is only 95 from metacritic, not even a contender at this point, GTA5 is winning hands down
TekoIie  +   316d ago
@Corpser

Did I read that correctly? "ONLY" 95...

Look I really hate the VGA's for this exact reason. The only games people want to win GOTY are exclusives because they want bragging rights to put down other peoples personal preferences.

And when it's not an exclusive, its to counter out the "oppositions" exclusive. VGA's just worsen this industry.
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LoveOfTheGame  +   316d ago
"Game that defines a generation"

This is how I've always seen GOTG being chosen, and if so GTAV and TLOU are not even close to what would win.

Hint: it was created by the makers of Titanfall.
Ezz2013  +   314d ago
@straightpath & @corpser

both of you keep crying and crying
it's not our fault that you guys get worst version of all the game of year contenders like Tomb Raider,Bioshock Infinite,GTAV .etc even metro last light and splinter cell which both previous titles were an xbox "exclusives" turn out better on ps3
and will never play GOTG contender like TLOU
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   316d ago
R* has that "The Last Of Us" type of review/metacritic.
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Prcko  +   317d ago
Best game of this generation!!!
maybe best game ever made!
Gz rockstar,well deserved
PurpHerbison  +   317d ago
Generation? Possibly, cause this generation was awful. Ever made? Get off your hype horse.
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DoctorJones  +   316d ago
How was this gen awful? There's been loads of great games :/
KonsoruMasuta  +   316d ago
This gen was awful?

The Last of Us
Tomb Raider
BioShock Infinite
The Uncharted series
Heavy Rain
The Walking Dead
And now GTA 5

This gen was epic and I can't wait to see what's in store for next gen.
PurpHerbison  +   316d ago
I personally feel this gen has done nothing but let me down. Doesn't even hold a candle to the PS2... I am also getting older and fading away. Take my subjective comment lightly.
mcstorm  +   316d ago
It all depends on what games you like to what has been the best. Ive never liked GTA games and could not get into RDR. COD was fun but not amazing too. The same with UC. For me Alan Wake has been the game ive enjoyed the most and kept me going back to it but its really down to you on what you like to what is your best game just like a film or album.
starchild  +   316d ago
This generation was awesome. The indie games alone blow away any past generation. Quit viewing everything with nostalgia.

Gaming continues to get better and better. The hipsters can keep playing their 16 bit games forever if they really think things were so much better back then.

Oh, and PurpHerbison, I might very well be older than you and I think gaming is better than ever. I started gaming on the Atari 2600 and really got serious on the NES. I loved games through all of their evolution to what we have today, but games today are so much better.

I only go back to a handful of games out of pure nostalgia, but compared solely on their objective qualities games today are so much more refined and enjoyable. The craft of game making has matured over time and there really are much better game mechanics, narratives, animation, controls, and graphics in modern games.
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PurpHerbison  +   316d ago
Gaming has come crashing into a brick wall and you know it.
ritsuka666  +   316d ago
It's only you opinion dude, there's a lot of others games better than GTA V.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   316d ago
Its funny how you said its his opinion and then went on to day there are better games than GTA5 without saying "in my opinion".
KonsoruMasuta  +   317d ago
GOTY!!
Chrono  +   317d ago
Is GTA IV last gen? Because it is 98%.
DoctorJones  +   317d ago
Can't wait to play this, it really does look amazing. And it looks like I'm gonna get my monies worth out of it, will take me far longer than 8-16 hours to do everything in this game.
FlunkinMonkey  +   316d ago
wow, someone is eager for this to be defined GOTY/GOTG.. it's only had 34 reviews in, let's see when it hits a more substantial number.

I think it's a bit pathetic this article has come out already.. Desperate. Can't wait to play it though, i hope it's not just an overyhyped piece of turd like GTA4.
abusador  +   316d ago
Ill wait and see to make judgement bcus gta4 was highly rated and i hated it so ill check out gta5 later today. So far its still TLOU for me with the only thing bringing its score down to 95 were some clearly biased and agenda hidden reviews :)
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   316d ago
Yeah, let's wait a full day at least, shall we?

The click baiters are furiously pounding their keyboards as we speak.Brace for the 5/10 from tom chick.
wishingW3L  +   316d ago
Tom Chick, that guy hates video games. The only games that get good scores from him are from the Need For Speed series. For some reason the guy loves those games but hates everything else.
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monkeyDzoro  +   316d ago
I am really enjoying this GTA V. Waaaay better than the previous one. It deserves all the praise BUT imo, TheLastOfUs deserves (more than GTAV) that GOTY or more, status of Game Of This Gen.
HeyImBen11  +   316d ago
Critic ratings are totally fake and mean nothing.

GTA IV as example has 98%, but 7.5 user rating.

Let's wait what the world and the people say.
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wishingW3L  +   316d ago
the user ratings are mostly fanboys either giving it a 0 or a 10, so I wouldn't quote those.
HeyImBen11  +   316d ago
That's simply false.
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Irishguy95  +   316d ago
Depends on the game. Exclusives only really get the fanboy justice. Most multi's get averaged accordingly
Picnic  +   316d ago
GTA's never seemed to have a massive amount of haters so I'd say that if a user rating is 7.5 then it might be broadly true. The fun factor is important.
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dafegamer  +   316d ago
Gta IV is my biggest disappointment this generation though
starchild  +   316d ago
User reviews are worthless. Too many fanboys and people with various biases and axes to grind.

That's why so many user review scores are either 0 or 10. (The 0s in particular are just pathetic; virtually no game deserves a 0).

Just because a game is a multiplat doesn't mean that people don't have horrible biases against certain franchises. Or fanboys might want to affect the score of a game that competes with an exclusive on their precious console of choice.

With all the zeros and tens being given, it really only comes down to which type of fanboy happens to end up reviewing the game more.

So, yeah, I don't put any stock into the user reviews.
kaozgamer  +   316d ago
user rating is meaningless. most people only know how to score a game a 10 or a 0.

i think the low score user score must be from pissed off pc gamers.
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Silly gameAr  +   316d ago
Nice. Looking forward to finally getting my hands on it.
Hazmat13  +   316d ago
game of the year is gonna get crazy. haha
TheDarpaChief  +   316d ago
Why is everybody so critical of gta V? This game is being made by the same company who produced red dead redemption. Get the sand out of your vaginas and buy the damn thing!
Misaka_x_Touma  +   316d ago
best rated multiplat but best rated exclusive is Super Mario Galaxy
Lukas_Japonicus  +   316d ago
lol
Misaka_x_Touma  +   316d ago
it a fact SMG is the best rated exclusive
and GTA V best rated multiplats
metacritic reviews. Even though reviews are opinions.

you disagree or laugh all you
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Eyeco  +   316d ago
That's really not saying much btw
Misaka_x_Touma  +   316d ago
wasn't trying to say anything

all i posted was the best rated multiplat and exclusive on Metacritic
refocusedman  +   316d ago
I havent played GTA 5 yet so im gonna reserve my judgement as to whether of not "I like it". As for everyone who is screaming that its GOTY and its the best game of this generation, please keep in mind that this is the 5th numbered game in the serious and probably the 8-9th gta game overall. So the fact that people are evening mentioning a new IP like the last of us in the same breath as a well established franchise like GTA is an accomplishment in itself.
metalgod88  +   316d ago
I really dislike people saying one game is much better than in other and forcing their opinions on to others as if it is the rule of thumb. Everyone is different and likes different things.

So my theory is to simply glance at metacritic if you're not sure about a game, ask a friend, or check out a few reviews to see if there were any large bugs.

I've enjoyed so many games that other people just couldn't get into. It happens all the time. People also buy games for different reasons. Maybe for speedruns, or maybe for a challenge, or maybe for a game to just chill and talk with friends. Who knows. But if you see a game you think you'll like, sure, read reviews but take their opinions with a grain of salt.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   316d ago
Did that dude ^^^^ just call Vice City "average"?
DxTrixterz  +   316d ago
Having played Vice City on all possible devices that the game has ever been released on be it PS2,Xbox,PC, even android I say Vice City is NOT and average game. In fact it's third best GTA game right after San Andreas and V. I remember when I first played it at my cousins house on pc (back when I didn't have my own PC) I spend like 6 hours non stop and man my cousin was let's say angry.
Hicken  +   316d ago
Yep, after one day. No offense, but it sounds like GTAIV all over again.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   316d ago
Because we all know how legit Metacritic are right -_-? Not that gtaV couldn't be, it's just when the hype train dies... it usually blows up in people's faces.
georgenancy  +   316d ago
it's going to be a tough goty fight between the last of us and gta 5
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kalebninja  +   316d ago
ha! thats funny it looks like a cool sandbox and all but not the game of the generation...
babis1974  +   316d ago
9,8. I am a fun of GTA and i think they did a great game, but i thinK TLOU is THE Game of this year.
Loki86  +   316d ago
English please..
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Welcome2Die  +   316d ago
I guess its an amazing game, but honestly I think TLOU deserves the title more, at least for this year. Disagree with me if you want but GTA is a safe franchise, all you need to do is take the already successful game, make it bigger, polish it better and add a few more things to make it better suited for this gen. There is no real big risks being taken but whatever...
XboxFun  +   315d ago
I disagree, Have you played GTAV? It's not only bigger but the amount of polish is flawless for this game of this size.

And this proves that no matter what any dev says about maxing out a console potential, a little more can be squeezed out.

But I guess when blinders are on for a game that's linear by a certain company that makes linear games then I guess you would think this without trying the other game out.
Welcome2Die  +   315d ago
There is always more than one GOTY every year and I cant really say one is better than the other, but I do think that TLoU deserves it more for being a new IP for this gen.
GTA is great but its all the same with a bit more added to it every time.... Except GTAIV, that game actually took stuff out which bored the hell out of me...
StrawHatPatriot  +   316d ago
I know this is inaccurate, but I don't want to create a new blog or article for just a simple question.

Should I get a 2DS, a 3DS, or a 3DS XL?

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