Grand Theft Auto V is a multi-generation game. Originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it showed that these consoles still had enough power to render a fully realized sandbox world. The enhanced re-releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One served as preview of the unreleased PC version. Now the PC version is finally here and it comes with even more extras like 4K display support and Rockstar Editor.
4K and beyond
If you played Grand Theft Auto V on consoles, the plot is the same. There haven't been any updates or changes. You still play as three characters: Franklin, Michael, and Trevor in overlapping stories full of action, comedy, and some really weird situations.
Grand Theft Auto V also has tons of side missions like street racing, hunting, exercising, and locating bail jumpers. These missions are all based off a specific character. One of the strengths of Grand Theft Auto V is the immersive story, letting you live the lives of these three characters. The cast of secondary characters is also amazing, brought to life with excellent voice acting.
There is also online multiplayer called GTA Online. You create an avatar and live in Los Santos completing missions to earn money, buy apartments, upgrade cars, and live the life of the high roller. There are also online Heists that you complete with other players. These heists are like missions completed in the single player mode, but tailored for teams of players.
New to Grand Theft Auto V for PC is Rockstar Editor. Rockstar Editor is a recording and editing tool set that lets you record and edit real time footage. You have a huge amount of features like manual recording, camera options, effects, and access to a selection of Grand Theft Auto V's radio station music. Use Director Mode to create your own short movies inside GTA V. You are given open control of the world to create your films.
Same amazing game
There's nothing new in Grand Theft Auto V for PC. It's the same game with more options. The upgraded visuals show off the full potential of the game engine. The addition of the new radio station "The Lab FM" offers some new music, but you can also use local files to create your own radio stations.
Grand Theft Auto V is a great game. The story is convoluted and disturbing at times but each character is fully fleshed out. As you get drawn into the criminal world of each character, it's hard not to become immersed.
GTA Online gives the game even more life with different missions like racing or team deathmatch along with player created missions. Heists bring an even bigger reason to play as you work with friends to steal even bigger items.
Now with Rockstar Editor, you can make your own films within Grand Theft Auto V and show off your creative skills.
The PC version might be the last version to be released, but it has the most complete feature set.
Already a classic
Grand Theft Auto V is a console classic. The PS4 and Xbox One releases were great previews of how much the game could be expanded. The PC version really shows how beautiful Los Santos can be and how creative players can be as they use new tools included in this version.