Following on from the rampant success it had with 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games returned in 2013 with the release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS3. This eventually received a remastered version on PlayStation 4 which added a new first-person mode and various graphical enhancements, making it by far the definitive way to play. GTA V – alongside its GTA Online counterpart – is now one of the most profitable entertainment IPs in the world.
Grand Theft Auto V is primarily the tale of Franklin, Michael and Trevor, three individuals who each have a bad habit of regularly operating on the other side of the law in some way. This 30-hour single-player campaign will see you switch between all three, filling in story gaps and making up a wider single-player narrative taking place against the insanely beautiful backdrop of Los Santos. This vibrant city is vast with different things to see and do, very much rendering it the fourth main character.
Grand Theft Auto Online plays an equally important role in this overall package, being a platform where tens of players can co-exist on a single server to wreak havoc, pull off heists and complete outlandish objectives together. In the seven years it’s been around GTA Online has now developed its own economy and social eco-system, perfectly primed to provide endless hours of fun long after you finish GTA V’s campaign.