Xbox 360

Grand Theft Auto V

34 critics
9.28
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Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
32
8.00 to 8.99
3
6.00 to 7.99
1
4.00 to 5.99
0
0 to 3.99
0
Brandon JonesSep 16, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V is an almost unbelievable achievement. It's not a perfect game, as open world oddities are inevitable and the story is a bit scattered. There's no 100% guarantee of a good time, all the time, and it may only feel like a real challenge in its most important moments. But GTA5 always seems to give you something new to experience, and when you complete the campaign you'll realize the game only asked you to engage with around half of it.
10.0
Keza MacdonaldSep 16, 2013
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.
Greg TitoSep 16, 2013
A technical achievement, GTAV's driving and shooting gameplay in an excellently crafted open world is marred by a script that presents despicable characters as the protagonists. It's certainly fun to be the bad guy sometimes, but only buy Grand Theft Auto V if you're prepared to play as characters with no justifiable motivation for doing awful things to people.
William SchwartzSep 27, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V is a testament to what ambitious game developers can do with an adequate amount of time and financial resources. As it is, it’s also a testament to the value of single player experiences. Even without GTA Online at launch, Rockstar Games’ value proposition in GTA V is one that many games can’t match. There’s just so much content in this game that it’s bursting from the seams with things to explore and try.
Adam SesslerSep 16, 2013
VideoGamer.com StaffApr 15, 2015
So, it's GTA 5 (again), but better (again). Throw in out-of-the-box Heist support as part of a stable version of GTA Online and you've got the complete version of the game, and one that - despite its aesthetic and technical achievements - isn't actually that demanding to run.
Jim SterlingSep 16, 2013
Michael is tired, and old, and wants to change, but he can't, and eventually he grows to accept and even enjoy that. Franklin is smarter than his surroundings, dreaming big but held back by old fashioned ideas. Trevor is hilarious, surprising, and a disgusting degenerate. All three characters, in their respective ways, feel representative of the Grand Theft Auto series as a whole, and contribute to making GTA V what it is -- the ultimate culmination of Rockstar's beloved and despised series. Personally, I think that's a fine thing to be.
Xav de MatosSep 16, 2013
Grand Theft Auto 5 is an ambitious game, attempting to meld three very different characters together to tell one encompassing story of survival in what amounts to the worst place in America. That story stumbles, but the open-ended gameplay remains a showpiece for the vast amount of content that can be poured into a virtual world.
Joe VargasSep 28, 2013
Jirard KhalilSep 26, 2013
Hollander CooperSep 16, 2013
The size and ambition of GTA Online typifies the entire game. It’s huge, dense and wonderfully immersive. You will never get bored. GTA 5 is one of the best games of last generation - now it can lay claim to being one of the best of this generation, too.
Dave LetcavageOct 01, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V is a current-gen game with next-gen ambitions. There are times when Rockstar’s grandiose vision seemingly exceeds the limitations of the aged Xbox 360 hardware, and these flaws keep it from perfection, but all-in-all, it’s mind-boggling how this massive game runs so smoothly. Don’t go into GTA V expecting a revolutionary experience; instead, expect a celebration of everything that made past entries in the series so special.
Shawn PetraschukSep 26, 2013
Quite honestly, writing a review for a game of this scope is almost impossible because no matter how many words I type I feel as if I’m barely scratching the surface of what you can do. Whether you’re a fan of open world gameplay or not you owe it yourself to at least try this game as you might very well be surprised with how much you love it. Bottom line, never before has it been this good to be so bad.
Chris PlanteSep 16, 2013
Rockstar has expanded and improved upon so much of what's special about video games as mainstream spectacles, from the playful use of characters to the refined take on world design. The developer's progress makes the aspects of the game left in cultural stasis the poorly drawn women, the empty cynicism, the unnecessarily excessive cruelty especially agitating.
Luke BrownSep 20, 2013
There are still a few things GTA could do better, but the overall package is amazing. That said, it's getting harder and harder to continue to care about living the criminal life, and with the wealth of extra-curricular activities included this time around, you can almost sense Rockstar has greater ambition than being the best at bad guy games, too. Still, Grand Theft Auto V is an incredibly fun and immersive experience that shouldn't be missed. Rockstar has defined a genre so well this time around, it will almost be impossible to top. Then again, Rockstar has never shied away from outdoing itself before.
ScrewAttack!Oct 11, 2013
CvgSep 16, 2013
Jeff GerstmannSep 16, 2013
At times, it feels like it was made in a vacuum, away from the influence of other games. But while you could certainly pick out a handful of individual systems or design choices that feel like they've been handled more intelligently elsewhere, none of those other games bring together so many interesting and disparate systems with the same level of aplomb on display here. That, combined with the game's unique multi-character approach to storytelling, makes Grand Theft Auto V an exciting successor in the long-running franchise.
Ross LincolnSep 23, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V is a remarkable achievement. Fun, challenging, satisfying and morally complex, it’s also proof of the ability of games to tackle mature subjects while still being enjoyable diversions, all in service to great characters and a gritty story. No, it’s not a revolution by any step – it’s more the stable government established once the revolution is over. It perhaps relies too heavily on successes from the series’ past.
Matt BertzSep 16, 2013
Rockstar Games deserves credit for pushing the boundaries of its flagship franchise yet again with improved controls, great mission variety, and the most jam-packed open world I've ever visited. The narrative fails to match the impact of John Marston or Niko Bellic's tales, but the colorful characters kept me interested in the story nonetheless. Like the golden state it parodies, Grand Theft Auto V is filled with beautiful scenery, a wealth of activities, and the promise of fortune.
Smosh GamesSep 26, 2013
Matt WalkerNov 18, 2014
GTA V was a great game last year. Now it’s more than just a great game, it’s damn near perfect, and I don’t say that about many games. The attention to detail Rockstar has put into this new version is above and beyond what we are used to getting and set a new bar for all other developers out there wanting to re-release a great title on next-gen platforms. If you’ve never played (hell even if you have) GTA V, now’s the time to experience all the greatness Rockstar has put into this version.
Steve HannleySep 16, 2013
This is a sprawling experience, offering countless activities ranging from practicing yoga to smuggling guns. Playing around in its virtual sandbox is enjoyable enough to fill five game’s worth of playtime, but ignoring all of the world’s amenities and solely playing the missions still puts countless other action games to shame. More still, it features arguably the best story of the series that’s greatly enhanced by the added dynamic of three contrasting protagonists.
Neil 'Wedge' HetheringtonSep 24, 2013
So overall Grand Theft Auto V is a stunning game that will keep you entertained for hours, hell, even attempting to walk from one end of the map to the other is going to kill several hours due to the size of it. From the sprawling metropolis of Los Santos to the deserts of Blaine County filled with trailer parks and assorted white trash.
Gillen McAllisterSep 16, 2013
They say it's the most expensive game ever made, and you can see every Los Santos dollar up there on screen. This is a huge game, a beautiful game. Your jaw will drop as far in the twentieth hour as it did the second at what you see. You'll laugh with these guys at their jokes, and get their predicaments - the cast is well-written, and well-acted.
Steve FarrellySep 16, 2013
But as a single-player offering, and pretty much at the end of the current-generation to boot, GTA V couldn’t have more to offer. Even if multiplayer doesn’t stack up (and that’s a big “if”), the game is still worth the investment. Heists alone are value for money, and make the multi-character swap-on-the-fly aspect an enjoyable and rewarding one through the aforementioned skill and abilities aspects of the main characters.
James CullinaneSep 17, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V is the pinnacle of the franchise and of gaming in 2013. A ridiculously ambitious title that wrings absolutely everything out of the aging seventh-gen consoles, it's a spectacular triumph in every conceivable way. Rejoice, for Rockstar North has done it again.
Cesar OteroSep 16, 2013
Todo ha sido cuidado con excelsa atención al detalle. Buscando mejorar lo mejorable, innovar cuando se ha visto la posibilidad y siempre sin tomar atajos, sin omitir nada. Es el videojuego más caro que se ha hecho nunca, y se nota. Pero si Rockstar cuenta con esos recursos es porque se lo ha ganado a pulso, porque los vale y porque los aprovechan como nadie. Hasta el último dólar que se puedan haber gastado en esta super producción ha merecido la pena y ha servido para crear detalles que otros estudios no podrían incorporar aunque gozaran de los mismos recursos.
Álvaro CastellanoSep 18, 2013
Rockstar ha sido uno de los grandes triunfadores de la actual generación, y han vuelto a demostrar el por qué con el inabarcable GTA V. Hacer justicia con un análisis a todo lo que ofrece es imposible, y sencillamente calificamos de imprescindible su compra a cualquier usuario amante de las experiencias adultas de calidad. Cuando se recomienda a ciegas a alguien la compra de un videojuego a menudo es una maniobra arriesgada, pero con un producto de la calidad del que nos ocupa equivocarse parece poco menos que imposible.
Martin WogerSep 16, 2013
Dieses Spiel vereint den Größenwahn einer an Möglichkeiten überbordenden, detailversessenen Welt mit ausgereiften Kontrolle für Kampf und Straße. Bekannte Längen tauschte man wohltuenderweise gegen eine durchgehend treibende Handlung, die alles nicht nur zusammenhält, sondern sogar ein klein wenig größer werden lässt, als die Summe ihrer Teile. Nur 'ein klein wenig', weil die Summe dieser Teile hier schon eine ganz schön große Zahl ergibt.
Mathias OertelSep 24, 2013
Grand Theft Auto 5 ist ein actionlastiger Themenpark, wie es ihn als Open-World-Spiel bislang noch nicht gab. Die Kulisse führt die Konsolen zwar an ihre Grenzen und zeigt immer wieder Probleme mit Kanten, stabiler Bildrate oder kleinen Bugs, doch wenn es darauf ankommt, passt alles. Das Ergebnis ist eine lebendige Stadt mit teilweise Atem beraubenden Landschaften, deren Geschichtchen die Glitzer- und Glamour-Welt Hollywoods ebenso bitterböse und unterhaltsam karikiert wie den amerikanischen Way of Life.
RivaolSep 18, 2013
Malgré son scénario un peu prévisible et ses fins un chouia expédiées, GTA V est magistralement mis en scène et jouit d'une narration aux petits oignons, bien aidée par le switch permanent entre Michael, Trevor et Franklin. Le sentiment de liberté poussé à son paroxysme. Quant au multijoueur, GTA Online offre une réelle prolongation de l'expérience solo et crée un nouveau genre soumis à évolution. Le résultat est satisfaisant, offre un vrai confort de jeu en équipe ou en solo, et du contenu en pagaille !
Nicolas VerletSep 16, 2013
Cette réussite exemplaire, GTA la doit à une ambiance incroyablement réfléchie, dans la lignée de San Andreas, à un gameplay toujours plus riche, pour mettre en place des missions d'une envergure exceptionnelle, et à une technique vraiment limpide pour un jeu du genre, sans doute la plus belle surprise venant de Rockstar. L'attente a été longue, les espoirs placés en lui peut-être démesurés, et il reste toujours quelques détails à peaufiner, notamment la visée. Mais GTA 5 a réussi son pari.
TheXsableMar 18, 2022
Ce portage utilise efficacement les capacités techniques des consoles next-gen pour offrir le rendu le plus agréable possible, notamment avec des temps de chargement grandement réduits. Au-delà de ça, GTA V reste ce qui l'est, à savoir un incroyable open-world rempli d'activités, mais qui date de 2013 et qui accuse donc le nombre des années sur certains points comme les animations faciales. Mais plus que le mode solo, c'est surtout GTA Online qui ressort gagnant de cette arrivée sur PS5 et Xbox Series avec l'ajout d'un tutoriel pour les nouveaux joueurs, un contenu exclusif et toutes les améliorations graphiques et techniques du jeu de base.
10.0
Fabio BortolottiSep 16, 2013
GTA V è il gioco che volevate e la buona notizia è che è all'altezza dell'hype smisurato che lo ha preceduto. Se invece fate parte dei detrattori del free-roaming, tenete presente che il gioco funziona alla grande anche se vissuto come una sequenza più o meno lineare di missioni principali e che in ogni caso la qualità del lavoro di Rockstar potrebbe farvi cambiare idea. Una grande generazione come quella di Xbox 360 e PS3 non poteva avere un canto del cigno migliore di questo. Dieci. Dieci e lode a Rockstar.
8.00
Ralph BeentjesMar 24, 2022
Met de nieuwe versie van Grand Theft Auto 5 had Rockstar een duidelijk doel voor ogen: een technisch verbeterde versie van de succesvolle game afleveren. Daar is de ontwikkelaar dan ook zeker in geslaagd. Door de grafische upgrade ziet Los Santos er een stuk mooier uit en de verhoging naar 60 fps is zeer welkom. Soms wordt alleen wel de leeftijd van de game goed duidelijk, maar dat komt gelukkig niet vaak voor.