About the Game
Grand Theft Auto V for PC is an action adventure game, the fifth in the GTA series. As with the other games in the series, you score points by committing crimes. The game alternates between third-person narrative and play and first-person play, and you play as three criminals trying to avoid a determined government agency and committing heists. You do not pick just one character to play as, the game’s narrative jumps from one character to the next.
The game is set in the fictional town of San Andreas which is based loosely on generic southern California life. While much of the game’s scripted action takes place in the city, the world is much larger than previous GTA offerings, and players can explore freely. The city lies in Blaine County, near another city, Los Santos (both also fictional) and all areas can be accessed from the beginning of the game.
- Single Player
Players must complete the linear missions in order to progress in the game, but it is a matter of individual choice as to whether you blast through all the levels to unlock all areas and upgrades for leisurely exploration of the open world later, or if you want to take your time, exploring assets and areas as they unlock as you savour your journey through the game.
A massive online offering where up to thirty players can join in, more about which on Grand Theft Auto V Premium Online Edition
- Director Mode
As mentioned above, this way of playing allows you to make movies. You can opt for humorous montages – slips, trips or close-ups of ridiculous action shots, or let out your inner Spielberg and use the full range of editing and cutting tools to craft high-quality footage.
The game is rendered with exquisite attention to detail, from the garbage bags littering the back alleys to the splendour of the sunset caught in character’s sunglasses – there is nothing left out and all can be displayed to good effect in your film. However, be warned, if you die while ‘filming’, you lose your footage and have to start again!