Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) takes the franchise back to the city of Los Santos previously seen in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Unlike prior games in the series which focus on telling the story of a single player controlled character, GTA V features three central characters that the player is able to actively switch between at nearly any time during gameplay.
Rockstar Games states that this will be their largest open world game to date, boasting a total area greater than those of GTA: San Andreas, GTA IV, and Red Dead Redemption combined. At a preview event in Spring 2013, reps said that the map in GTA V will be "five times bigger than Red Dead Redemption".
A first for the franchise, players aren't restricted from certain areas in the game and can now explore the entire environment at their leisure.
At E3 2014, it was announced that Grand Theft Auto V would be coming to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were released on November 18, 2014 with the PC version releasing on April 14 2015 after numerous delays.
The gameplay is similar to that of previous installments in the franchise. Players control one of three characters in a free-roaming open-world environment. GTA V places a higher emphasis on heist missions, in which players can switch between the various protagonists on the fly, potentially allowing them to take control of a car or provide covering fire as they see fit. Players can also switch between the protagonists between missions at any time.
Many of the game elements found in GTA IV will return, such as: fake TV shows, minigames, clothing customization, and leisure activities, which now include tennis, yoga and base jumping. Dynamic missions have been introduced - similar to the random encounters of Red Dead Redemption, players may come across certain situations as they travel the world that they can choose whether or not to investigate.
The customary bevy of vehicles and weapons are available. A first in the series, weapons now boast the ability to be outfitted with custom parts; silencers, flashlights and more can be liberally applied to weapons of all types.
GTA V splits its story between three playable characters, each representing a different side of Los Santos. Each character will have their own missions and side stories, as well as their own daily routines when not controlled by the player. The story progresses as the player completes missions with all three, which can allow the player to have insight into the events even when their current character does not. The player can switch between the characters at any time outside of missions and specific story moments.
The three playable protagonists of the game are a retired bank robber named Michael, a violent career criminal named Trevor, and a young repo man named Franklin. Each character represents a different personality and angle of the world of crime in Los Santos.
Michael is a successful former bank robber in his early 40s, who decided to retire by making a deal with the authorities, and settled down with his family. Now, his marriage is in ruins and he is incapable of connecting with either of his two teenage children. Michael seeks to ditch his lush life in Rockford Hills and get back in the game.
Trevor is a violent drug addict, in his early 40s. He has worked with Michael in the past, and is firmly entrenched in a life of crime. He has experience as a former military pilot and is currently living in Blaine County. He is the 'loose cannon' of the group.
Franklin works as a repo man for a luxury car dealership in South Los Santos. He is an ambitious hustler in his mid 20s who seeks fortune and only knows how to attain it on the streets. Franklin is fit and much more capable than Michael and Trevor.
Preliminary reports describe Grand Theft Auto V's graphics engine as a modified version of the Rage engine used in Grand Theft Auto IV. The engine was extensively modified for Red Dead Redemption after GTA IV and further refinements were reported to be made for GTA V and Max Payne 3.
The online multiplayer component, referred to as GTA Online, launched as a free download two weeks after the initial release of GTA V. The service officially launched on October 1st, 2013.
In GTA Online, up to 16 players (30 players on Xbox One and Playstation 4) engage in co-op missions, competitive deathmatches, races or free roam activities. An included in-game editor also allows players to design their own missions to share with other players. Nearly all of the components from the single player game are accessible in GTA Online including side activities such as golf and tennis. Additionally, the multiplayer features player progression and persistence with each player earning reputation points and money to spend on clothing, properties, vehicles, weapons, and more. Some elements of the world are also persistent among all players in GTA Online including for example the stock prices of various companies players can invest money into.
GTA Online is set prior to the events of GTA V's single player and features interactions with some of its characters.
Rockstar has stated that GTA Online will have extended support with additional content, including the possible addition of new areas at some point in the future.
GTA Online launched on October 1st, 2013, but had some major server issues after it launched, mainly because of "millions" of people logging in to the service at the same time. Rockstar confirmed that they were having server issues the same day, and have been working to fix the server issues since. They have posted multiple blog posts about the progress, and almost all the server issues have been resolved.
GTA V features 240 licensed tracks across 15 radio stations, and is the first game in the franchise to also feature an original score. The original score is produced by three separate composers, Edgar Froese of the electronic band Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson who previously worked on the Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire soundtracks, and the hip-hop duo Alchemist and Oh No. Each composer's distinct sound is used to define the different characters and environments of the game.
The Xbox One, PS4 and PC version receives over 150 new tracks to the soundtrack, including several exclusive original songs from the following artists: Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and more.
East LOS FM
Genre: Various Mexican Music
DJ: Camilo Lara & Don Cheto
La Vida Boheme - Radio Capital
Hechizeros Band - El Sonidito
La Liga ft. Alika - Yo Tengo El Don
Los Buitres de Culiacan - El Cocaino
Mexican Institute of Sound - Es-Toy
Niña Dioz - Criminal Sound
Fandango - Autos, Moda, y Rock and Roll
Don Cheto - El Tatuado
La Sonora Dinamita - Se Me Perdió La Cadenita
Fiebre de Jack - She's a Tease
Maldita Vecinidad - Pachuco
Milkman - Fresco
Los Tigres del Norte - La Granja
Los Angeles Negros - El Rey y Yo
DJ: Flying Lotus
Xbox 360 / PS3
Flying Lotus feat. Niki Randa - Getting There
Clams Casino - Crystals
Flying Lotus - Crosswerved
Flying Lotus - Be Spin
Flying Lotus - See Thru to U
Flying Lotus - The Diddler
Flying Lotus - Computer Face Rmx
Hudson Mohawke - 100hm
Flying Lotus feat. Niki Randa - The Kill
Tyler, the Creator - Garbage
Outkast - Elevators (Me & You)
Captain Murphy - Evil Grin
Flying Lotus - Catapult Man
Dabrye - Encoded Flow
Machinedrum - She Died There
DJ Rashad - It's Wack
Thundercat - Oh Sheit It's X
Flying Lotus - Stonecutters
Shadow Child - 23
Kingdom - Stalker Ha
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Xbox One/PS4/PC: (ALL of the above, plus)
Curtis Mayfield - Eddie You Should Know Better
Doris - You Never Come Closer
Flying Lotus feat. Krayzie Bone - Meditation Meditation"
XXYYXX - What We Want
Lapalux - Make Money
Mono/Poly feat Thundercat - B Adams
Flying Lotus - Osaka Trade
DOOM - Masquatch
Flying Lotus - Early Mountain
Dimlite - Into Vogon Skulls
Knower - Fuck the Makeup, Skip the Shower
Kaskade - 4 AM
AraabMuzik - Streetz Tonight
DJ: Jesco White
Charlie Feathers - Can't Hardly Stand It
Johnny Paycheck - It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You)
Hasil Adkins - Get Out of My Car
Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Hank Thompson - It Don't Hurt Anymore
Jerry Reed - You Took All the Ramblin' Out of Me
Johnny Cash - General Lee
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Wanna Get to Heaven
Earl Sweatshirt feat.Casey Veggies and Vince Staples - Hive
Portishead - Numb
Jonwayne - Black Magic
Roman GianArthur - I69
Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire
Dâm-Funk - Kill Dat
Jamie Lidell - Run Away
Chvrches - Recover (Cid Rim Remix)
Jimmy Edgar - Let Yrself Be
Clap! Clap! - Viajero
Maga Bo - No Balanco De Conoa
The Blue Ark
DJ: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Dennis Brown - Money in my Pocket
Half Pint - Crazy Girl
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Chapter Three
Lee Perry & The Full Experience - Disco Devil
The Upsetters - Grumblin' Dub
KonShens - Gun Shot a Fire
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - I Am a Madman
Protoje - Kingston Be Wise
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
Yellowman - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Chronixx - Odd Ras
Tommy Lee Sparta - Psycho
Junior Delgado - Sons of Slaves
Vybz Kartel ft. Popcaan - We Never Fear Dem
Xbox One/PS4/PC: (All of the above, plus)
I-Octane - Topic of the Day
Danny Hensworth - Mr. Money Man
Vybz Kartel - Addi Truth
Demarco - Loyals (Royals Remix)
Busy Signal feat. Damian Marley - Kingston Town
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Money Come and Money Go
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Roast Fish & Cornbread
Mim Suleiman - "Mingi"
FKCLUB - The Strange Art (ID Remix)
Matias Aguayo - El Sucu Tucu
Joe Goddard ft. Valentina - Gabriel (Soulwax Remix)
Daniel Maloso - Body Music
Green Velvet & Harvard Bass - Lazer Beams
Zombie Nation - Tryouts
Tiga - Plush (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
Pulp - After You (Soulwax Remix)
The Hacker - Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Transistorcake - Mr.Croissant Taker
Goose - Synrise (Soulwax Remix)
Jackson and his Computerband - Arp #1
Tom Rowlands - Nothing but Pleasure
Joe Goddard - Gabriel
FKCLUB - The Strange Act
Supersempfft - Let's Beam Him Up
Fatal Error - Fatal Error
Palmbomen - Stock (Soulwax Remix)
Non Stop Pop FM
DJ: Cara Delevigne
Corona - The Rhythm of the Night
Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
Britney Spears - Gimmie More
Rihanna - Only Girl (In the World)
Stardust - Music Sounds Better with You
Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall in Love
Robyn ft. Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat
The Blackout All-Stars - I Like it Like That
Kelly Rowland - Work (Freemasons Remix)
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
All Saints - Pure Shores
Mis-Teeq - Scandalous
Amerie - 1 Thing
Fergie ft. Ludacris - Glamorous
Hall & Oates - Adult Education
N-Joi - Anthem
Wham! - Everything She Wants
Xbox One/PS4/PC: (All of the above, plus)
Blow Monkeys feat Kim Myzelle - Wait
INXS - New Sensation
Bobby Brown - On Our Own
Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way
Living in a Box - Living in a Box
Taylor Dayne - Tell It to My Heart
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises
Simply Red - Something Got Me Started (Steve Silk Hurley Mix)
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
Morcheeba - Tape Loop
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Jamiroquai - Alright
Moloko - The Time Is Now
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids
Cassie - Me & You
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Dirty Vegas - Days Go By
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
M83 - Midnight City
Lorde - Tennis Court
Lady Gaga - Applause
Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
Los Santos Rock Radio
DJ: Kenny Loggins
Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
Foreigner - Dirty White Boy
The Cult - Rain
Steve Miller Band - Rock 'N Me
The Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)
Julian Lennon - Too Late for Goodbyes
The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes
Billy Squier - Lonely is the Night
Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights
Bob Seger - Night Moves
Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore
Chicago - If you Leave Me Now
Def Leppard - Photograph
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Stevie Nicks - I Can't Wait
Don Johnson - Heartbeat
Robert Plant - Big Log
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Kenny Loggins - I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
Simple Minds - All the Things She Said
Xbox One/PS4/PC (All of the above, plus)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son Mountain - Mississippi Queen Alannah Miles - Black Velvet Kansas - Carry On, Wayward Son Survivor - Burning Heart ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' Broken English - Coming on Strong Boston - Peace of Mind Yes - Roundabout Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle Pat Benatar - Shadows of the Night Humble Pie - 30 Days in the Hole Starship - We Built This City Belinda Carlisle - Circle in the Sand Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
The Beach Bum Pack
The Beach Bum Pack is a free GTA Online update released on November 19, 2013. The pack is included in the 1.06 title update on the PS3. Xbox 360 users must download the 1.06 title update, (or later) then download the pack separately on the Xbox Games Store. The Beach Bum Pack includes: (Vehicles and weapons are also available in story mode)
2 New weapons: SNS (Saturday Night Special) compact pistol and a broken glass bottle.
30 New jobs, including: Races, Deathmatches, Parachutes, Last Team Standings, Gang Attacks and a new survival on Del Perro Pier.
New beach themed apparel, hairstyles and tattoos.
The Business Update
The business update is a free GTA Online update released on March 4, 2014. The update is included in the 1.11 title update for both the PS3, and Xbox 360. The Business update includes: (Vehicles and weapons are also available in story mode)
14 new missions: 4 land races, 4 air races, 1 survival, 1 capture, 1 last team standing, 1 team death match, and 2 vehicle deathmatches.
The High Life Update
The high life update is a free GTA Online update released on May 13, 2014. The update is included in the 1.13 title update for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. The High Life Update includes: (Vehicles and weapons are also available in story mode)
5 New apartments, with a new high-end apartment design
The ability to own 2 properties, instead of just one.
4 new vehicles: Enus Huntley S (SUV), Dewbauchee Massacro (Sports), Pegassi Zentorno (Super) and Dinka Thrust (Motorcycle)
A new option in race mode: Non Contact - Players can not collide with other players in a standard race.
1 New weapon: Bullpup rifle
15 new Jobs - including 5 new Contact Missions
Mental State - Players in free roam now have a mental state. Players icons on the map will start out white, but for players that enjoy killing civilians, and or other players, their icon will progressively turn a deeper shade of red. This makes it easier for other players to determine whether another player is likely to shoot them on sight.
GTA Online: "I'm Not a Hipster" update
The "I'm Not a Hipster" update is a free GTA Online update released on June 17, 2014. The update is included in the 1.14 title update for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. The "I'm Not a Hipster update includes: (Vehicles and weapons are also available in story mode)
2 new weapons: Vintage Pistol, and Antique Calvary dagger.
12 new jobs
The following has been added to LS Customs: 2 new paint jobs, 4 new horns and pure black window tint.
Eight new individual player celebrations and four new paired Celebrations.
Title Update Change-log
As of June 17, 2014, there have been 14 title updates to GTA V. You can see the full change-log for every update here.
Special and Collector's Edition
Rockstar Games released Special and Collector's edition of GTA V whicher were available for pre-order as of May 23, 2013 from participating retailers. The special edition was released at $80 and Collector's edition for $150. In addition to any variation of a GTA V pre-order, customers receiveed access to the "Atomic Blimp" as an in-game vehicle.
A full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto 5
Collectible Steelbook featuring exclusive artwork
Exclusive 21.5” x 26.75” blueprint map with points of interest and fast-cash opportunities cryptically marked.
25% regeneration increase to Michael, Franklin and Trevor's special abilities.
Stunt plane trials across Los Santos and Blaine County
Bonus main character outfits, tattoos and special deals with stores across Los Santos and Blaine County
Free exclusive weapons in Ammunation stores in single player: Pistol .50, Bullpop Shotgun and Melee Hammer
Everything included in the Special Edition of GTA V
Grand Theft Auto V security deposit bag and logo key
Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
Classic characters from previous Grand Theft Auto games for use within the multiplayer customization system
Special vehicles and garage property including, 1930's style Hotknife and CarbonRS sports bike within single player as well as the Khamelion electric car in multiplayer
PC System Requirements
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)