Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTAV) has launched today in the UK and US to near unanimous critical acclaim.  The GTA series, written by Rockstar North in Dundee is a classic open world game where the player has to navigate a fictional crime ridden American city to head towards a general goal.

GTA V’s single-player story is told through three player-controlled characters whom the player moves between and the story follows their efforts to plan and execute six large heists to accrue wealth for themselves. An online multiplayer mode is also included, allowing up to sixteen players to engage in both co-op and pvp gameplay in a recreation of the single-player maps.

IGN says in Summary of GTA V:

Grand Theft Auto V is not only a preposterously enjoyable video game, but also an intelligent and sharp-tongued satire of contemporary America. It represents a refinement of everything that GTA IV brought to the table five years ago. It’s technically more accomplished in every conceivable way, but it’s also tremendously ambitious in its own right. No other world in video games comes close to this in size or scope, and there is sharp intelligence behind its sense of humour and gift for mayhem. It tells a compelling, unpredictable, and provocative story without ever letting it get in the way of your own self-directed adventures through San Andreas.

It is one of the very best video games ever made.

GTA V is out today, the 17th September for the [amazon_link id=”B0062KIC2A” target=”_blank” ]Xbox 360[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”B0062KICQ6″ target=”_blank” ]PS3[/amazon_link].


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