Rockstar North takes a bold approach to open-world freedom, storytelling, and mission-based gameplay in Grand Theft Auto 5. In it, you can live the digital life you’ve always wanted. Get the most money, best cars and best house that money can buy while having fun completing heists, stealing cars, and robbing stores. GTA 5 has all you need packaged in sweet 4k resolution.
It is an iconic and innovative game that will only get better over time.
Grand Theft Auto V for PC has a barrage of features that the console versions lack. One of those differences? With GTA V, you can play from a first-person perspective. Yes, you can finally be in the story instead of just controlling it. Feel the thrill of shootouts, robberies, and police chases. Don't be surprised if you strut your stuff like an action star; some missions reference classic films like Heat and Lethal Weapon 2. But, what really makes this open-world game better are the amazing graphics. See the surrounding mountains, country roads, and white sand beaches of Los Santos in 4k resolution. Developers have also added more details to heighten the effect: animals, weather effects, and DLC vehicles to immerse you in the experience.
With the game’s enhancements to its cinematography and movie-inspired story line, it would be a waste not to show it off. That's why developers of the action-packed game decided to add its own screen recording tool, Rockstar Editor, and let you record your gameplay. It's exciting, giving you the chance to share your heists, headshots, and heart-stopping stunts with other players. You’ll also enjoy the editor’s Director Mode to create your own scenes; mess around with modifiers like low gravity, flaming bullets, and invincibility to make your characters look as tough or as silly as you want. When you have your characters all together, play around with camera angles, depth-of-field effects, overlapping text, scoring, and much more.
The real deal
Trust that Rockstar will always create worlds you can jump into. While other games take you on a tour of multiple cities, GTA 5 focuses in on Los Angeles. Even if the city was renamed to Los Santos, it is obvious that the many palm trees, cosmopolitan areas, and lush hillsides are based on the famous City of Angels.You'll see how gazing at the scenery will leave you impressed by the developers' attention to detail.
It is through the eyes of the three protagonists that you will get a feel for what the city is: a safe haven for nobodies... beginning with Michael De Santa. He’s made a living off robbing banks, but a failed attempt at a heist lands him in witness protection. He is placed in the lavish suburb of Rockford Hills with his cheating wife and bratty kids - what a bittersweet way to live. He still finds solace in his psychotic but reliable best friend, Trevor Philips. On the other side of the city is Franklin Clinton. Clinton is what Townley and Philips were in their prime: young, strong,and eager to make something of himself. Although you play each character separately, they will eventually end up working together on missions. You will have to manage how well they work together and how well they deal with other gangs, killers, and cops. Use each of their special abilities to gain an advantage on missions:
· Franklin Clinton’s Driving Focus lets him move across the city quickly.
· Michael De Santa’s Bullet Time helps him aim at enemies more precisely.
· Trevor Philip’s Red Mist lets him inflict more damage on others without severely damaging himself.
It’s important to know that special abilities can be used for a limited amount of time. What you can do is increase the character’s stamina. For example, you can partner Michael’s ability with practice at shooting ranges or shooting more enemies in general. It will increase his accuracy and reload time. Another way to progress in the game is to switch characters during missions. This is an extremely useful feature, letting you back each other up in critical situations.
No money, no problems
When Rockstar announced that it was developing Grand Theft Auto’s fifth installment, they said that it would focus on the pursuit of the almighty dollar. But, it doesn’t seem that way. The story revolves around the heist, not you robbing banks left and right. If you do want to rob places, you can rob a convenience store - which is a bit of an insult given that Michael and Trevor are professional robbers. If it’s any consolatio though, you can carry out new heists and other action-based missions in GTA: Online.
Where can you run this program?
If you want to wreak havoc on the streets of Los Santos, Rockstar North recommends these specs:
· Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
· Windows 8 64 Bit
· Window 8.1 64 Bit
· Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs)
· AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
· Memory: 8 GB
· NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB
· AMD HD7870 2GB
· Sound card: 100% DirectX 10
· HDD space: 72 GB
Is there a better alternative?
In the open-world of sandbox games, two titles stand out: Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2. They have similar game mechanics; RDR2’s setting, graphics, and gameplay make it a great alternative.
The Red Dead Redemption series is a Western-themed action adventure game also created by Rockstar Games. Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s most ambitious attempt at an open world; it has the biggest map of all the games the developer has ever created. It is so vast that it would take you fourteen minutes to gallop across the game, edge-to-edge.
The graphics are also another great feature. The hyperrealistic old town saloons and undisturbed countryside pay great homage to the American frontier. The only drawback to Red Dead Redemption 2 is that it is exclusive to consoles. Play it on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One console, in Red Dead Online, or in your PC with the help of the RPCS3 emulator.
The Grand Theft Auto 5 has its flaws: tedious side missions, slightly disjointed story line, lackluster end-game content. But, it will feel like a minor inconvenience after you have experienced the best action sequences of any GTA game. By letting you play three contrasting characters, you get to see Los Santos in a different light every time you play.
Should you download it?
Yes. It should be a staple in any gamer’s collection.