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What do YOU think of GTA V?

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The biggest blockbuster video game release of the year is finally out, and many of you have been playing GTA V since yesterday, your glassy eyes fixed to the screen. I’ve been playing it for a bit, and if there’s one thing that’s struck me it’s the near-perfect recreation of the ideal of Los Angeles in the game’s fictional Los Santos.

The minutiae in the detail  is incredible, and most of my time so far has been spent driving around soaking up the sights and sounds. It’s such a tangible, living, breathing digital world. I pretty much squealed when I saw the in-game “Up-n-Atom” burger, which is a parody version of one of my favourite L.A burger joints, In-N-Out.

I really can’t say much about the characters or the story yet – but I think I’m going to have a grand time with GTA V. It just seems a little more fun than GTA IV, a game I ended up hating.

The current Metacritic score for the game (360) is 98, tying it for second place along with GTA IV; just ahead of Super Mario Galaxy and just behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64, which is, and probably will forever be the highest rated video game of all time.

Without getting at all spoilery, tell US what you think of GTA V so far.  I will, however, say that I’d really, really appreciate a PC version. The game looks amazing, but really could do with a better overall frame rate.

Last Updated: September 18, 2013

248 Comments

  1. ianmin

    September 18, 2013 at 11:35

    Played last night for about 3 hours and really impressed so far. Looking forward unlocking Trevor soon! Favorite character so far is definitely Lamar.

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    • Circuitflow

      September 18, 2013 at 12:35

      Trevor is insane!

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      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 12:47

        Also a Complete Asshat!

        But still my goto guy.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 18, 2013 at 13:01

          Yeah, poor Johnny K… 🙁

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    • Sageville

      September 18, 2013 at 14:20

      I customized Franklin to have a Lo-Fro and a full beard, now he looks like a young Kimbo Slice and way more badass than the usual gangsta.

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      • MacDoodle

        September 18, 2013 at 14:59

        Same here man, total bad ass :-D, when I die God will ask me: so what did u do with yr life? I’m gonna tell him GTA V baby

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  2. Mike

    September 18, 2013 at 11:36

    So far I am enjoying it. I have only played with 2 of the 3 characters. Still waiting for Trevor. The scale and detail is incredible. It’s fun just walking around and watching the people interact with each other. I even enjoyed playing tennis.

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  3. That Dark Twit

    September 18, 2013 at 11:40

    So what are the frame rates like?

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    • That Dark Twit

      September 18, 2013 at 11:51

      LOL, 3 down votes for asking a question.

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      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 11:53

        I know hey! Nothing special, it isn’t halo, but for this type of game, you don’t need huge speeds.

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        • That Dark Twit

          September 18, 2013 at 11:56

          I am still wondering if I should get it for the 360.

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 11:57

            its a good game man.

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 11:59

            No doubt, but i will have to wait till the price drops a bit. No way I can afford it now. I loved GTA 2 & 3, so I will enjoy this one when I eventually get it. cc @rincethis:disqus

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:01

            That’s why I got my trusty cna account card!! for the months when I am too broke from other things to buy a game.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:11

            Agreed, I got mine on account.

          • Mags

            September 18, 2013 at 15:50

            makro is selling it for R599, if that helps.

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 12:16

            Also want the new Batman game coming out & Diablo 3. :<

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:18

            Id soo jam D3 with you on live!! would be freaking kickass!! I must still play batman arkam city..

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 11:58

            Either or, makes no difference. The game is deep, will have you hooked and you will enjoy! Go for it!

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 12:03

            Getting myself a second hand Xbox 360 this week, with 3 games (not sure what they are but one is a Resident Evil), so will get around to this one day.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:04

            what size hdd?

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 12:07

            4GB, considering it comes with 2 controllers and some games, it was a good deal.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:13

            invest in some flash drives, I got 2 16 gbs and they do the trick, but now can get 32 gb ones.

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 12:13

            Will do that mate! 😉

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:14

            Once your set up man, if you decide to get xbox live, Ill look you up man.

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 12:15

            Shweet!

          • Avithar

            September 18, 2013 at 14:57

            wont an external be much better?? like a 1 or 2 TB??

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 15:36

            Perhaps, Think now with update 2 32 gb usbs will be fine.

          • Avithar

            September 19, 2013 at 11:07

            reason for the question is i have the first elite and think of getting my hands on the second verison of the 360 but seems like the 4GB is all over and not the bigger HHD… thanks for the reply bud

          • Kyou

            September 20, 2013 at 15:56

            GET THE PLAYSTATION 3 VERSION MOTHERFUCKER!!

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 18, 2013 at 12:03

        Looks like you got a following going on there man 0.o

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        • That Dark Twit

          September 18, 2013 at 12:04

          It is like a down voting cult! HAHA!

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:10

            sh*t just got real!

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 12:04

        how do you get a minus 1 upvote??

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        • That Dark Twit

          September 18, 2013 at 12:05

          Mad skillz bro

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:10

            Word man word!

    • Anon A Mouse

      September 18, 2013 at 12:04

      According to some comments on the interwebz it does drop to 20 fps on some occasions but mostly stick to the 30 fps that was the target.

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      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 12:48

        Haven’t noticed any lags yet.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 18, 2013 at 13:03

        I got some lag while flying and dropping cargo for my Mexican homies, but other than that frame rates are fine.

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    • Nick de Bruyne

      September 18, 2013 at 14:13

      Since I think no one bothered to answer, I think the framerates, judging by my eye alone probably range between 20-30, with a few dips and rises here and there and depends on what you are looking at at the time, but not what you would consider smooth at all, pretty as heck at times though.

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      • That Dark Twit

        September 18, 2013 at 14:34

        Thanks Nick.

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      • ALKi1234

        September 18, 2013 at 16:13

        And that’s why i miss you nick.

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    • brad coetzee

      September 19, 2013 at 10:02

      You will notice the slight frame rate issue now and again and there is some pop up with a few objects but it doesnt detract from the game at all. Im playing on the 360 so don’t know how it is on the PS3.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    September 18, 2013 at 11:40

    It’s AWESOME. Did a couple of missions, played some golf, saw a movie. Went to the strip joint and got a lap dance. Then the option arose for a dance with two ladies at the same time! 0_o Loving how characters have unique abilities. Everything is so pretty to look at as well. The mini map works great with the new slanted view along with the GPS as well. Gun fights are still a breeze thanks to the cover system. Also the way you switch between characters on and off missions is seamless. Can’t wait to continue playing it

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    • Anon A Mouse

      September 18, 2013 at 11:43

      Hahahaha he said arose hahahaha. (I’m tired after sitting in a meeting the whole morning. DON’T JUDGE ME)

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      • That Dark Twit

        September 18, 2013 at 11:51

        Lol.

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 11:43

      Its about time they added realism to the strip joints, had 3 lap dances last night, then beat up a drunk hobo outside. 🙂

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      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 12:38

        Very realistic, double lap dance, I got a bit too touchy and got kicked out by the bouncers. So pretty on the money….apparently…so I’ve heard.

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        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 12:39

          You gotta make sure you watch them bouncers! but the view is soo worth it. esp that stripper in red. 🙂

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          • Sageville

            September 18, 2013 at 12:44

            Indeed!

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 18, 2013 at 11:54

      I must say, one issues I have is the camera hovering over your shoulder, when running and turning is a pain in the arse.

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 11:55

        just press select and use the better camera angle

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        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 18, 2013 at 11:57

          Don’t be ridiculous! lol

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 11:58

            You prob being like crap, I wish, I tried that…

      • Hammersteyn

        September 18, 2013 at 12:51

        Press select to zoom out, or whatever for XBAWKS

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        • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

          September 18, 2013 at 12:59

          The select is a LIE!

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          • Hammersteyn

            September 18, 2013 at 13:04

            Bwahahaha

          • TheBoulder88

            September 19, 2013 at 18:29

            For realz with driving the zoom out feature this time is pretty much non existent. Half the time while driving I cant see the road or cars in front of me, and if I tilt my camera then I run off the road. Its a double whammy! Besides this I love everything about this game, but a patch with an extra level of zoom would be very nice

  5. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 18, 2013 at 11:40

    Heh, frame rate failzors

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    • That Dark Twit

      September 18, 2013 at 11:53

      Judging by the down votes, the frame rate must be a sore subject.

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  6. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 18, 2013 at 11:41

    Driving in the woods…

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  7. Hammersteyn

    September 18, 2013 at 11:41

    Also the random events is a fun addition. For instance you help two guys escape from the cops and they give you a cut.

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  8. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 18, 2013 at 11:41

    I loved the Bike mission! Gun play feels amazing and the petrol catching alight! Still yet to see chop as I spent the remaining part of my evening hooking cars up with the tow truck I got thanks to this crazy woman.

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 18, 2013 at 11:43

      Same here!

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      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 11:55

        Hahaha!

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    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 18, 2013 at 11:55

      Yeah, that was… different…

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 11:57

        I scored one helluva ride by hooking up at a traffic light, sadly the passenger came along for the ride.

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  9. Mathias

    September 18, 2013 at 11:43

    The story unfolds great.

    The characters all have their up and downs, and, yes, Trevor is amazing and disturbing at the same time. Michael has that Tony Soprano vibe, and Franklin is cool and all, but is the blandest of the three.

    Gameplay-wise I’m loving it. 35 % in and I’ve been exploring a lot.

    The car-driving is NICE. Better than IV’s, and it’s something a lot of people is whining about, but it’s OK. It took me a couple of times to master it, but I haven’t enjoyed riding through a map this much since Red Dead Redemption.

    All R* games combined = V

    I’m saying it now: fanboys, don’t ruin the game. Digital Foundry released their always-biased article about which version is better, and even when they say that both are mostly the same, with the Xbox version running smoother, having better shadows and running at better fps, and the PS3 version having better ground textures and being more stable when there’s a lot of shit going on screen sometimes, and they chose the PS3 one. Of all they mentioned, I played both versions back to back and only noticed some pop-up on the Xbox one (no pun) and some lack of sharpness on some areas on the PS3. I really think DF is being biased like back when they said RDR’s better version was the Xbox one, while to this day I still think they were the SAME.

    R* achieved something amazing, and it’s making the best possible game to run this smoothly on hardware so old… Let’s try to don’t fall for it and ruin it with stupid console wars. Enjoy the game, because I really believe that it’s a masterpiece, no matter on which console you’re playing it, you’ll have an amazing experience.

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    • Brady miaau

      September 18, 2013 at 11:46

      Good read, thanks.

      Makes me want to buy and play. This weekend.

      but projects to manage, documents to create. Yay me. Birthday weekend coming up……

      and gardening………….. I hate gardening. Roses must bloom on their own, all that jaz.

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 11:47

        It really is an amazing game.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 18, 2013 at 11:47

      Nice! Thanks.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      September 18, 2013 at 12:08

      Have an upvote for that dude

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    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 18, 2013 at 12:19

      And another upvote sir.

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 12:25

        I wish I wrote this…

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    • ElNicko

      September 18, 2013 at 12:39

      Nicely written good sir….

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    • Disagrees

      September 18, 2013 at 12:45

      “I really think DF is being biased like back when they said RDR’s better version was the Xbox one, while to this day I still think they were the SAME”

      The same? no
      Close? very

      DF always clearly state when the differences they point out is basically nitpicking and the readers do want a recommendation. Makes for a good read.

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  10. CJ

    September 18, 2013 at 11:47

    Just got my copy, can’t wait to get home from work and play it!

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  11. Stew

    September 18, 2013 at 11:47

    I am still waiting for Trevor too. I just enjoyed soaking up the sights, plenty of time on the boardwalk and ferris whale, played golf, tennis and did all the triathlons. Amazing so far!

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  12. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 18, 2013 at 11:47

    Any one know if you can go to the gym?

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  13. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 18, 2013 at 11:52

    Many I have been loving this. Was up till 1230 last night playing, and didn’t want to go to bed! Love the draw distance, the fact you can just clime a building and watch the sun go down. Or walk into someone’s backyard while they’re braaing, have them try beat you up, pull out my gun and watch them run like bitches. Oh, that Weed and Aliens, no spoilers here!

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    • Rock789

      September 18, 2013 at 11:53

      Weed and Aliens scene was very “Saints Row” and unexpected… Loved it! 🙂

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 11:54

        weed and aliens!! I wanna see that!

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        • Rock789

          September 18, 2013 at 12:04

          It’s shweet! A random event… In a park. Can’t remember exactly where… But was on the way home to Michael’s house just after you first take control of Michael after unlocking him in the main storyline.

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:05

            sweet!!!

        • ianmin

          September 18, 2013 at 15:48

          Yeah that’s a brilliant little mission! Think it’s the first ? that appears for Michael. Mission is called ‘Grass Roots’. Aliens, weed and the first taste of the minigun…

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 11:56

        Can you customize chop?

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        • Rock789

          September 18, 2013 at 12:05

          I think so, yes… I got pop-ups from the game telling me I could if I download an app for my iPhone. Kinda don’t have one… But perhaps it’ll work on a Galaxy?

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:08

            Need apps for that bloody hell.

          • Sageville

            September 18, 2013 at 12:17

            Apparently the Iphone app isn’t available from SA Istores, the Android version is still to come.

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 12:35

            Argh! Sad Panda…

    • Hammersteyn

      September 18, 2013 at 11:54

      LOL, make that 2:00 for me! You’re to old old man. Your tits are to big get the fuck of my porch!

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      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 11:58

        You shut up! IT was go to bed, or open the bottle of Bells and pull a sicky today!

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        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 11:59

          If I could I would of done that! Pull a sicky, sounds so cute haha

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 18, 2013 at 11:59

          LOL that’s exactly what I did. The hangover is killing me. It’s only Wednesday………..

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          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:03

            I’m trying to keep myself vaguely okay till the weekend. Because it’s going to be 48 hours of play man, 48 hours!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:03

            Then game over…

          • That Dark Twit

            September 18, 2013 at 12:04

            & beer.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:04

            Oh yes, always. And perhaps even Bells 😉

          • CaptainNemo42

            September 18, 2013 at 12:11

            You know that if you were clever enough to take Monday off, you can turn that into 96 hours…

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:14

            I know. I am bad, and feel bad…

        • CaptainNemo42

          September 18, 2013 at 12:05

          Pulling a sick day after GTA V was released? I don’t think anybody would’ve believed me. I only played until 11. I’m at 04h30 in the morning to go to work so I needed my beauty sleep. And trust me, I need all the help I can get.

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          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:06

            Ya. And I did mention it to some other guys in the office, they would have known man. They would have given me shameful stares on Thursday…

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:07

            So very shameful stares, that burn threw the skin.

      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 12:19

        I’ll raise you 3:15, The thing I found is that reality time moves way faster playing this game more than playing most games.

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        • Mags

          September 18, 2013 at 15:54

          couldn’t agree more. Bought the game at 3:30, started playing at 5pm, next thing I knew it was 1am.

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  14. Rock789

    September 18, 2013 at 11:59

    Put in about 5 hours last night (finally called it a night, against my better judgement, at around 1am this morning when I realised I had to be up at 6am so I could be at work at 7am for a meeting).

    Honestly, at first, it didn’t grip me… **please don’t kill me!** It just didn’t ‘click’ for me. But then, as I progressed, it really began introducing me to the world. And what a world it is! The detail and sheer number of things to do is insane! I mean it even has a working, reacting to your input stock exchange! I’ve only just ‘unlocked’ Michael after 5 hours of playing… There is just SO much other stuff to do, you forget about the main storyline for a while.

    It’s like being given your own, fully working and populated Cape Town / Joburg and saying, “Go nuts! Enjoy.” It’s just unbelievably cool!

    Geoff, I’m with you – there were times last night I was simply just driving around, taking in the sites and finding new locations. The world is just incredible.

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 18, 2013 at 12:01

      The backstreets did have a Cape Town/Bellville feel to it for me. Everything is so detailed!

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 12:02

        Pitty I cant say the same about a Jo’burg feel to the game..

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        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          September 18, 2013 at 12:06

          Ever been to L.A? The city actually feels a lot like JHB, so if you’re saying that, they’ve nailed it.

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:08

            Alot like Jhb Cbd? Really?

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 18, 2013 at 12:09

            Yeah..I really don’t dig L.A much..other than the burgers. Man, the burgers.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:11

            But one catch though is the sea side which Jo’burg doesn’t have…. I always wanted to try places in U.S like Big boy (I think) or sonics! or Dominos pizza!

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            September 18, 2013 at 12:19

            We actually used to have dominos Pizza in SA. Cool twisty breadsticks, but not much else going. ;P

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:24

            All I remember was pizza hut.. I miss pizza hut.

    • ToshZA

      September 18, 2013 at 12:08

      My question, and it’s the same question for every GTA game, how long does that charm last? How long until its just more of the same? How long until the initial charm wears off and you realise it’s just, not much to do thats actually still fun after the first 3 or 4 times you did it (activities).

      This single thing has been my biggest issue with GTA games since 3. Its just, more of the same stuff that gets dull and tedious. Reminds me of your average MMO, just without the social aspect – which happens to be the main reason to do those monotonous other ‘activities’.

      I’ll wait until PC version, by then I’ll see the longevity of this game, and the real opinions and facts will be out on the great wide web.

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      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 12:22

        Er, k, I’ll be playing while you wait.

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        • ToshZA

          September 18, 2013 at 12:33

          And I’ll be spending that money on beers, sharing with friends, and having a good time in real life.

          Enjoy your life sim 😉

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          • Sageville

            September 18, 2013 at 12:51

            Screenshots or it never happened..

      • oVg

        September 18, 2013 at 12:47

        You get out what you put in.

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    • Sageville

      September 18, 2013 at 12:21

      I swear some of those freeways remind me of Jhb M1 interchange.

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  15. Avithar

    September 18, 2013 at 12:03

    still waiting for my copy from CNA GP, they have been messing me around…

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    • HeniQpotter

      September 18, 2013 at 12:04

      NO, Really? That sucks dude.

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    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 18, 2013 at 12:04

      No way man? I walked into CNA in CT and they had 10 copies.

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      • Avithar

        September 18, 2013 at 12:16

        between them and the courier company they dont seem to know what they doing…

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        • Fnuik

          September 18, 2013 at 12:20

          CNA is pathetic. I phoned them 4 times yesterday to ask when my copy will be delivered and they couldn’t tell me. Eventually I phoned the courier and they helped me. Received it at about 3 o clock yesterday in Brits.

          My order on the cna website still has the status “new order”.

          Don’t think I’ll be using them again for any online orders

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          • Avithar

            September 18, 2013 at 14:54

            i fully support that bud, i just got a called to say i will get mine today… i pray its correct…

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 12:06

      Thats bullshit man. Sure your loosing it by now.

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    • CaptainNemo42

      September 18, 2013 at 12:13

      They delivered mine yesterday morning. So this sounds like bullshit.

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      • Avithar

        September 18, 2013 at 12:15

        they giving me the run around… 🙁

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        • CaptainNemo42

          September 18, 2013 at 12:29

          I think its time you unleash the Kraken on them. Go Monkey and start flinging poo around.

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          • Avithar

            September 18, 2013 at 12:31

            have been bud

    • That Dark Twit

      September 18, 2013 at 12:14

      We will ready the torches & pitchforks!

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 12:14

      Where in Gp if I may ask?

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      • Avithar

        September 18, 2013 at 12:17

        was meant to be delivered to Centurion…the tried alberton… and a day later i am still waiting…

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  16. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 18, 2013 at 12:05

    I am assuming everyone got a code for the Atomic Blimp? I thought that was for pre-orders?

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    • Mathias

      September 18, 2013 at 12:05

      First batch copies. All of ’em.

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      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 12:10

        Ah. I was wondering if I had received some poor chaps codes. And I was sad for 1m/s before laughing like a lunatic..

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 12:06

      What code?

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      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 12:14

        Comes on a piece of paper in the box.

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        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 12:16

          I didn’t even bother about the map or other stuff. I hated the 2 discs on top of one another though.

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          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:17

            I already have my map on my wall 🙂 Hate it when they do the two disks on top of each other. Always think I’m going to crack the second one when I take it out!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:19

            Worst feeling ever right!? “Oh sh*t don’t snap… Oh sh*t don’t snap…. *CLACK* Sh*t sh*t sh*t it must have snapped I felt that one.

            *opens eyes* Phew. Another successful unpacking!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:20

            I know man, I swear even a monk would get nervous trying to pry that think out its case. I assume they do it as it’s just cheaper.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:22

            Lol. It’s how monks train!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:23

            The worst is I seen a mater of mine break another game like that, the look on the guys face hearing that “snap” was priceless

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:26

            Eish, it’s one thing breaking your own. It’s another thing doing it to someone elses.

            The worst I’ve ever had was in in-rom drive snap.

            Put the game in, spun up and the next thing I just hear gears squealing and stuff. Open up the rom drive and there is the CD… all tattered and well, broken.

            it wasn’t my disc 🙁

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:30

            I remember old dvd rom was spinning crazy and brother ejected it hit the wall! that sound it made before it came out 0_0

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:32

            Whahahaha. Yeah had that happen before as well. Comes out there like a sidewinder missile out for blood. Would take ones head right off I’m sure.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:34

            Oddly enough the disc was fine! a few burn marks on the drive but fine none the less.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:19

            Exactly, at first I was like ” babes they didn’t give me the other disc!!!” to my wife. Then was like ” oh one of those crappy 2 disc cases… Then gently try to to break the disc..

    • Rock789

      September 18, 2013 at 12:14

      Yup – I blimped the hell out of it for about an hour last night… The sights are mighty fine from up there! 🙂

      Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 12:15

        You managed to get up to the thing already? WIN!

        Reply

        • Rock789

          September 18, 2013 at 12:19

          It’s the Tiger blood. Helps with the WINNING! 😉 🙂

          Man, I am going though some SERIOUS GTAV withdrawal now… Must get home now!

          Reply

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:21

            Me too, but sadly my dads bday soo prob only play again much later tonight!! soooo blows!

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 12:25

            Bros (or in this case, dads) before hos! 🙂 It’ll build the anticipation up and make it that much more awesome when you do finally get to play tonight! 🙂

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:26

            Dude, just invite your dad to come jam with you. Can grab a couple of beers. Go to the strip joint……

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:28

            If only man if only…. The only gt he knows is Gran turismo, And he has since boycotted me, as I only have forza.. lol

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 18, 2013 at 12:29

            hahahahaha

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 18, 2013 at 12:21

            Me too. My manager was saying something to me earlier and my eyes were just glazed…

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 12:25

            Lol! 🙂 Totally feel the same way!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:26

            It’s like you said what?

  17. ElimiNathan

    September 18, 2013 at 12:08

    Brilliant

    Reply

  18. Rock789

    September 18, 2013 at 12:20

    Anyone have an idea when GTA Online will be launched? I see both in game and on the Social Club website, it’s “Coming soon”. That sounds like it could be a ton of fun too!

    Reply

    • Mathias

      September 18, 2013 at 12:20

      October 1st

      Reply

      • Rock789

        September 18, 2013 at 12:25

        Shweet! 🙂

        Reply

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 12:22

      1st oct. you got yours for xbox right?

      Reply

      • Rock789

        September 18, 2013 at 12:27

        Correcto. You too? If so, we gotta form a crew bro! And take over Los Santos, yo! 🙂

        Reply

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 12:28

          Exactly!!

          Reply

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 12:28

            Nice! Have an upvote, my good man… I mean bro! 🙂

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:30

            I warn you though, I am one crazy driver and by crazy I mean good hehe

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 12:39

            Nice! We have our getaway man, then… 🙂

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 12:40

            Exactly, I am mastering my driving skills just as I did with gta IV. We must seriously get a big crew!

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 12:47

            Hell yeah!!

  19. Robert Infy Hart

    September 18, 2013 at 12:21

    Controlls are terrible. Cant get my keyboard and mouse to work and playing a shooter with a controller is like living life without arms.

    Reply

  20. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 18, 2013 at 12:28

    Geoff, I call fowl play being allowed to ask this question…

    Reply

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 12:31

      Will be a landslide!

      Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 18, 2013 at 12:35

        rather cunning of him…

        Reply

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 12:37

          I would do the same thing…

          Reply

    • Rock789

      September 18, 2013 at 12:49

      I think Brenda is secretly crying right now… It’s ok Brenda – we still love you!

      Reply

  21. oVg

    September 18, 2013 at 12:29

    PURE FCKING PERFECTION DOG. If you think otherwise THEN YOU ARE A CHOP!!! 😛

    Reply

  22. Sageville

    September 18, 2013 at 12:33

    One word, Supercalafrikkenawesomesauce!

    This is one of those special games where you do a double take when you see some tiny little nuance, simply walk around in awe at the special touches.

    Like this one time at band camp… nah, I was just running across the road, off to steal a car and some dood drove past me and just flipped me the bird.

    I was like “Damn, I would have totally done the same thing in real life”.

    Now when I’m driving in real life I’m looking through GTA goggles, every car is a possible hijacking and pedestrians are just bumper-fodder. I did restrain myself on my way to work though.

    Reply

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 13:21

      You on the lazygamer crew?

      Reply

      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 14:16

        I joined one of the 3 listed but I’m not sure if it’s the official one:

        The Lazy Gamer Crew *(Joined)
        The Lazygamers
        Lazygamers

        Reply

  23. Circuitflow

    September 18, 2013 at 12:34

    FUCKING LOVE IT, bought the game yesterday at 9:00. At 9:30 i was playing and soakin up the sights till about 11:30 pm .. I think i am addicted. Had to force myself to go to work.. Oh how i wish i could be playing GTA 5 right…

    Reply

  24. ElNicko

    September 18, 2013 at 12:40

    So when GTA Online becomes available , what say we form a LAZYGAMER Crew ??

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 18, 2013 at 12:51

      We have a lazy crew on rockstar social club already…we’ll all just jump on that.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 18, 2013 at 12:51

        PS or XBAWKS?

        Reply

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          September 18, 2013 at 12:54

          Xbox mostly. but we’ll get a crew up on ps3 as well.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            September 18, 2013 at 12:54

            YAY!!!

          • Fnuik

            September 18, 2013 at 12:57

            I’m in!

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 13:04

            link for social club?

          • ianmin

            September 18, 2013 at 15:43

            What he said! Link please!

        • ForXx

          September 18, 2013 at 13:41

          I’m in on PS3!

          Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 13:19

        Which lazygamers??!!

        Reply

      • ElNicko

        September 18, 2013 at 14:04

        Xbox or PS3 ??

        Reply

    • Rock789

      September 18, 2013 at 12:51

      Ummm… Hell yeah! 🙂

      Reply

  25. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 18, 2013 at 12:54

    Trevor is mental. Absolutely mental. Awesome character though. I’m gravitating towards Franklin as my favourite character, purely because he reminds me of CJ from San Andreas, and his interactions with Michael shows that he wants to learn.

    As for the game itself… ABSOLUTELY HATE IT! hahahah I’m kidding, it’s awesome so far. I’m about 30%, and training Franklin and Michael in the art of flying at the flight school.

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 12:56

      Also played far too much tennis… hahahaha… Still need to play golf though, will give that a go, after a bit more hunting and strip clubs…

      Reply

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 13:11

      Your at home today playing?

      Reply

  26. oVg

    September 18, 2013 at 12:56

    • Hammersteyn

      September 18, 2013 at 13:00

      Times ?

      Reply

    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 18, 2013 at 13:00

      They let him play that! Amazing parenting skills there…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 18, 2013 at 13:01

        Wait till Timmy get’s to the club…

        Reply

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 13:02

          What club is that?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            September 18, 2013 at 13:02

            Strip club, and he goes in for a private dance. Then his mommy walks in with his Oros.

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 18, 2013 at 13:03

            hahahaha THAT would be EPIC!!

          • oVg

            September 18, 2013 at 13:04

            lol

          • Rock789

            September 18, 2013 at 14:30

            Lol! 🙂

            Can see it now, “Timmy! My dear, sweet Timmy… What the f…?!?! Who bought you that? Did your father buy you that? I knew he was lying when he said it was just a harmless life simulator!”

      • oVg

        September 18, 2013 at 13:04

        MEEEEEERICA

        I must admit that I played these violent games back when I was a child. BUT the difference is that they they now look like Simulators than games.

        So yes, good parenting is now more important than ever.

        Reply

        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 18, 2013 at 13:05

          Just the amount of swearing is bad alone for kids.

          Reply

          • oVg

            September 18, 2013 at 13:05

            Good point. Not even Spike Lee could come up with a rougher script.

            A fcking funny one at that 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            September 18, 2013 at 13:06

            Not to mention the amount of N-Bombs. Imagine he tunes his school buddies the N word.

          • oVg

            September 18, 2013 at 13:06

            Yip, this game is going to be blamed for everything from now on. N**ga 😛

        • Rock789

          September 18, 2013 at 14:31

          “We’re all living in America… America, ist wunderbar!” 🙂

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 18, 2013 at 13:02

      Did Timmy just kiss the game???

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 13:02

        He sleeps with it at night too.

        Reply

      • oVg

        September 18, 2013 at 13:04

        I licked it

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 18, 2013 at 13:05

          LOL

          Reply

        • Rock789

          September 18, 2013 at 14:31

          You too? I thought that was just me being weird… 😉

          Reply

          • Sageville

            September 18, 2013 at 14:34

            ….I said “Take your pants off NOW!”

            I’m all about weird.

    • Tbone187

      September 18, 2013 at 13:32

      isn’t he under age for GTA V?

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 13:34

        Does he look 18, the dad looks rather concerned

        Reply

    • MrPoPo

      September 19, 2013 at 12:07

      He looks more like 8 than 18. Parenting fail.

      Reply

      • oVg

        September 19, 2013 at 12:10

        Maaa, what does the word N*gga mean?
        This game has more N bombs than a Spike Lee script.

        Reply

  27. oVg

    September 18, 2013 at 12:58

    THIS

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 13:09

      No truer word has ever been spoken… hahahaha

      Reply

  28. oVg

    September 18, 2013 at 13:17

    CHOP IS THE BOSS
    I laughed my ass off when Franklin was giving chop the rundown about fcking another boy dog.

    Reply

  29. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 18, 2013 at 13:39

    • oVg

      September 18, 2013 at 13:54

      That is just the start of the snowball. Give it a month or two before the Mature nature of the game starts gaining traction with the Soccer mom news channels like FOX.

      GTAV will be blame for EVERYTHING including the imminent invasion of Syria.

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 13:58

        What about unfairness to arabs?

        Reply

      • Sageville

        September 18, 2013 at 14:38

        I do enjoy hearing what Fox has to say about russia’s Syria proposal.

        Apparently Obama has been castrated and had his lunch money stolen by Putin (The daily show).

        Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 18, 2013 at 13:58

      A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The motive for the attack is unclear at this stage.”

      “Uhm… they wanted his game?”

      But I know GTA V and violent video games are going to be blamed for this. All I can say is, it must be so awesome to not take any responsibility for your actions. You can just blame it on a game, music or a fictional entity like the devil (The Hansie Cronje defence). Ugh! This is why I’ll probably end up living on a mountain, as a cave hermit…. far away from other people….

      Reply

      • oVg

        September 18, 2013 at 14:00

        Go hunting 🙂

        Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 18, 2013 at 14:03

        BREAKING NEWS:

        Man stole car today, has blamed it on GTA V, sources say the game told him to do it..

        Reply

    • Rock789

      September 18, 2013 at 14:33

      Just wait till Piers Morgan hears about this. Eish…

      Reply

  30. ALKi1234

    September 18, 2013 at 15:36

    i’m still in SHOCK!

    Reply

  31. ianmin

    September 18, 2013 at 15:37

    I was wondering about something today, which I forgot to test out last night whilst playing the game… If I upgrade a weapon with, let’s say, Franklin, do Mike and Trev also get that upgrade? Or do they have to buy it as well?

    Reply

    • Circuitflow

      September 18, 2013 at 15:44

      nope… upgrade are only for the Char ur are playing have to upgrade all of them , even Properties u own are like that

      Reply

      • ianmin

        September 18, 2013 at 15:54

        Sharing is caring!

        Reply

        • Circuitflow

          September 18, 2013 at 15:57

          dont even share the money, each Char even has their own bank…

          Reply

  32. Axon1988

    September 18, 2013 at 15:41

    So far I’ve spent the last couple of hours searching for a GTA5 in GTA4 mod for the PC. It’s been slow going to say the least.

    Reply

  33. Seena

    September 18, 2013 at 22:23

    So… I pirated the game XD and I’m playing it since Sunday and I nearly finished it just have to say that this game is a masterpiece and surely the game of the year

    Reply

  34. MAGIC1620

    September 18, 2013 at 22:59

    Hell no, I love Trevors attitude!!! He rocks.

    Reply

  35. Tobi Kun

    September 19, 2013 at 06:30

    The classic “pulling out guns out of your ass” is kinda game breaking for a game that is filled with details and has the Realistic Ballistic Damage of Max Payne 3… it just feels out of place and silly… but i guess GTA is like that…

    but the real issue here is that this Classic Move will make Multiplayer a mess… even more then GTA IV now that there’s alot of stuff to do Online.

    Reply

  36. brad coetzee

    September 19, 2013 at 10:00

    Agree with the article regarding frame rates! Anyone else make Michael look lik eMax Payne? Bald head, beard and hawaiin shirt? so cool!

    Reply

  37. Avithar

    September 19, 2013 at 11:11

    this game was worth every cent i spent on it… @ 12.7% completed so far only got the game yesterday… Franklin and micheal are great characters to play with not forgetting chop the dog lol… loving the vehicles and details that went into this game thanks Rockstar… Job well done.

    Reply

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