GTA V Finally Gets Released

GTA V

Gamers, the moment you’ve been waiting for almost half a decade has arrived. The most anticipated game of the year, GTA V has finally been released and as you could’ve expected, is larger, bigger and better than its predecessors.

The hype of GTA V is only natural. While the last major console iteration, GTA IV was itself phenomenal, the speculations for the next game started not long after. So to do its fans justice and remain on the cutting-edge, Rockstar Games made fundamental changes to the gameplay and the entire world itself.

Simply put it like this: GTA V is the result of the merging of Max Payne III, Red Dead Redemption and GTA: San Andreas and is still bigger than all of them combined. This is a result of 4 years of development and the result is evident right from the moment you jump into the game, in the form of 3 playable characters.

Characters

For the first time in the series, Rockstar gives you the ability to play as not one, but three different characters. The three guys called Michael, Trevor and Franklin are all totally different in personality & character and go on in their daily lives if you’re not on a mission or playing as the remaining two.

Michael (who was the first guy to be unveiled, narrating the first GTA V trailer) is a former bank robber running out of money and turning towards crime again, Trevor is a psychopath who suffers from drug addiction while Franklin is a car dealer with lavish lifestyle. Each of the characters come with their own unique abilities which aren’t found on the other two.

Gameplay

Gameplay elements from other Rockstar games such as Read Dead and Max Payne have been incorporated into GTA V. For the first time ever, Rockstar introduces animals into the game. New vehicles have made an entrance including airplanes (which were absent in GTA IV) and submarines.

Talking of submarines, the ocean is richer than ever, including even treasures and sharks.

Since it is supposed to be a real-world, the amount of activities you can engage yourself into is just huge: yoga, tennis, golf, scuba-diving, hiking, base-jumping, stock market, jet-skiing, internet, hunting, cycling and so on. Celebrities, Politicians and other characters in the game can be interacted with. The game is also full of modifications. Vehicles can be modified and from tattoos to haircuts and clothes, the physical appearance of your character can be changed. Even weapons are customizable!

From a sports car to a barren home in the wild, a large no. of things can be brought. Music also plays a huge role in the game and in GTA V, a lot of new radio stations have been added.

Game World

In GTA V, the series goes back into the Los Santos world of GTA: San Andreas. It isn’t a copy of that old city though as despite some similarity between the two worlds, the newer one is re-made completely from scratch. It’s also several times bigger than the previous one and thanks to newer technologies used, you’ll be able to see the entire city from any location, unlike the 1 kilometer area which rendered in GTA IV.

It’s also immediately accessible from the start. (No 6-star wanted level with police on your tail upon entering the other end of the city this time.) The city is not only restricted to prosperous mansions and tall skyscrapers only, but also includes village life and more modest locations. Los Santos is based on current-day Los Angeles and the entire city was carefully explored during the development of the game in person.

Controversial Nature

Almost every GTA game has had a brush with controversy and GTA V won’t be an exception either. The series’ intense violent nature has result in it being given a “Mature” rating so you probably shouldn’t be giving this game to a teenager for playing.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto Online is essentially the multiplayer version of GTA V which will be accessible with every copy of the game but is treated as a different game altogether by Rockstar. It will have a continually growing world as more content will be added later onwards.

In GTAO, you make your own character, then team up with your friends to do stuff in the Los Santos world. Together, you can go and rob a bank, play golf or tennis or simply kill each other. What’s more is that it will be free.

Sales And Availability Online

GTA V is available for PS3 and Xbox 360 right now but rumors of a PS4 and a PC version are circulating around too. The game requires a mandatory installation in the hard-drive in order to be playable.

Right now, you can pre-order the game in a lot of online stores including homeshopping.pk (for Rs. 7,490, yes we know that’s a lot). After its release though, it will be more widely available and for much cheaper prices when the hype will settle down a bit.

But even if that doesn’t happen and the game continues to be sold with a price-tag like that, GTA V is a game which is worth spending this kind of money.

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    • You must be using all pirated softwares too, growup man. It took alot of efforts to build apps, if u r interested in using it, u should purchase it.

      • If you buy sweets from sweets shops and put it outside of your house and allow every people come and eat free.should shopkeeper blame upon you that u pirate his sweets and allow ever one to eat?.If a person buy it.and he allow other to copy it then what? Did we stolen from shop ????

    • you can pay for your 10mb internet but you cant pay for the game? hypocrite go buy the game you can buy it for 6k after you finished the game you can sell it or trade it people spent $120 on a game if you dont have money dont play it piracy is for loosers especially when a developer put 4+ year effort on a game

      • i can’t afford it so i have to rely on pirated copy. though i intend to buy all the softwares when i get on job.

          • acha ji? during my studies i needed ms office, Pro E, autocad, and solidworks. agar mein pirated versions use na karta toh kya mein study kar pata? do u have any other solution? please enlighten me.

            • If you don’t afford something, don’t study it. Something like, I didn’t afford Harvard so I didn’t study there.

            • Now almost all good universities in Pakistan offers MSDN accounts for their students, + for autocad, matlab etc they have it on their software library. Its not always necessary to get pirated one, you can get educational version of some major softwares from their respective website.

              Their is always a way to get rid out of this things, we minorities in our countries (in terms of education + if you are studying in university so you are lucky one), so start behaving like educated person. Don’t argue on something that is wrong.

              Games and gaming life is considered to be a party of luxury, and if you can’t afford luxury don’t try to steal to get it. You have enough money to purchase gaming machine but don’t have enough to get original copy of the game, very much strange

              • where did i mention that am going to download a pirated version of this game? u should stop blaming and act like educated one. i only said am going to buy all the softwares when i can afford to buy it period

          • people around the world use torrent site to get their pirated copy for Free who cant afford to buy the original one
            & for your kind info: these websites are meant to download for the public not for the showcase

      • No I am not paying for the 10mb internet :)
        And I do not waste my time playing games :)
        I am not justifying my acts. But you should speak in a nicer way. I did not say any wrong thing to you. Do not be so impatient. Relax. It is not you who are developing the game. OK?

  • i mostly feel uncomfortable while downloading a pirated games, movies or app… i know they work really hard to create all those things but only if i had enough money, i would not have downloaded my most favorites apps without paying for it.

    sorry developers :(

    • True feelings of a Pakistani….. Respect and those who can afford a 7K game….. well…. Keep it up (y)

  • Janab its obvious that HSN paid for their store link in this blog post. Whats wrong with labeling it accordingly?
    btw, why are there so many loonies ridiculing pirates? Baap ki haraam ki kamai sy game khareed lety hein aur mazaq hamara banatay hein. Kisi k bhonknay sy koi homeshopping.pk par order place nahi kary ga.

    • Once again, as always, I’ll let the sentences do the talking on my behalf “yes we know that’s a lot” and “After its release, it will be more widely available and for much cheaper prices when the hype will settle down.” Thanks for the lovely comment nonetheless.

      • article was posted 18, Sep game was released on 17 sep worldwide just because game is POPULAR doesn’t mean you must try to ripoff your fellow pakistani oh well we cant say anything everyone is so busy milking each other in pakistani really sad to see this type of thing its not like they have put anything special to make this game so good really dont see the reason for charging 1.5k more

        • No need to utter profanity dude. This was the only credible online store which had GTA V so I had to write about it. There might be others too though. BTW they themselves haven’t got the game yet, it’s a pre-order price. Prices there and elsewhere will come down soon. And there’s no reason to think that I personally would want something wrong for my fellow countrymen.

  • Get it before PTA bans it for Sex, violence, because we are all going to somehow be influenced by it and our young generation gets destroyed according to these mullahs.

  • Guys.. Need your help.. Yesterday i brought GTA 5, of course pirated one.. Disc is unreadable thats what my console said…
    The retailer was saying if it could not work , just bring console to him , he will update my console and make the game to work..
    I did some search regarding this, and came to knew that its kind of LT 3.0 update that prevent kind of pirated CDS/DVD to work…
    Need some effective suggestions . should i take my console to the retailer and make my console to work ?? will be there any implications as i learned that Microsoft can trace you up when you login to XBOX live to update the console and ban your console…

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