Softonic review

An action-packed crime drama game

Rockstar Games takes players once again to the world of crime with its new offering, Grand Theft Auto V. The latest main entry since 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV, this action-adventure game will focus on the crime tales of three thugs working together to complete missions. It also takes you back to the infamous San Andreas, which hails back to the GTA title of the same name. GTA V is an action game featuring a giant sandbox world with hundreds of unique locations.

What's new in GTA V?

Gamers who knew older GTA versions will find the GTA 5 very familiar. Like its predecessors, its career mode will have various missions that will also act as a backbone for the storyline. You must complete quests in a sequence to advance the story. Almost every mission follows an objective—driving to a location, killing armed men, gathering information, and returning to your safe house. There are also side quests and ventures that you can do to make money, which you can use to buy upgrades.

The game follows three protagonists: Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. Each has his introduction. However, as they begin working, their plots will combine for one long campaign story. GTA 5 allows players to switch between the three heroes, unlike other titles, which makes you see how the story unfolds from three perspectives. Switching characters is simple. You only need to click on the round choice panel and make the switch. Aside from that, the game also allows you to change between first-person to third-person POV.

Moreover, the game also made changes to the combat system. It enriched weapon choices and included customization of arms to boost the overall experience. It is also less clunky and more fun to use as compared to the previous titles. There is also a visible difference in driving as vehicles do not appear heavy, and steering is easier. However, fans of other GTA games will find this change disappointing and less realistic.

Is GTA V good?

Like its predecessors, Grand Theft Auto V is undeniably an entertaining title. It managed to bring everything that fans loved about the franchise while bringing something new to the table. It doesn't only present an open-world, but also offers more freedom in choosing your desired path and customization. There are some changes that hardcore fans would find off-putting. However, all in all, this game will live up to the players' expectations


  • Large sandbox world
  • Allows characters to switch between three protagonists
  • Great visuals
  • Immersive campaign


  • Driving style is less realistic
  • Some missions contain longer driving objectives
  • Uses a lot of RAM
  • Requires decent graphics cards

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