Grand Theft Auto 5 Review (PlayStation 5)

Our Grand Theft Auto 5 Review tells the story of a young street hustler, a retired bank robber, and a terrifying psychopath who find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government, and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other. This is GTA but not as you know it.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Review Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 92GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy along with trophy lists for Doomsday Heist, GTA director, and GTA online heists.
  • Action gameplay.
  • Graphic settings – Fidelity, performance, and Performance Ray Tracing.
  • In-game depth of field effects – on/off.
  • Full HDR support and settings.
  • Motion sensor controls can be turned on and off individually for aircraft, bikes, boats,s and reload.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Haptic feedback on the triggers that are felt when driving vehicles.
  • First and third-person perspectives S can be changed on the fly.
  • Camera settings include driving height, Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, and head bobbing.
  • Controller speaker used for phone calls.
  • Clip system that can be set up to automatically capture minutes of action before your death, link to YouTube for fast uploads.
  • Control multiple characters each with a special ability and stats.
  • Faster loading times for both the story and GTA online mode.
  • Radio stations are intact.
  • Can import your GTA online character from another console.
  • Rockstar Social Club integration.
  • In-app purchases for online cash.
  • Adaptive triggers can be set to high, low or turned off.
  • Light bar effects can be turned on and off.
  • Actions increase your stats so driving loads will enable more air control or swimming will increase your stamina so you can run more.
  • Play how you want.
  • Screen saver style system kicks in when you leave the game idle.
  • Map uncovers as you explore.
  • Mini games galore from darts to tennis to golf.
  • Swap characters when you like.
  • Setting a marker on the map will put a GPS line showing directions.
  • Full damage to vehicles.
  • Police wanted level goes up and with it more Police and police units until the Army come after you.
  • Full stats section.
  • Can quickly skip the cutscenes.
  • Will import saves and unlock earned trophies from the last gen version.
  • Safe houses can be bought and they allow you to store vehicles.
  • Mobile phone is used for emails, texts, calls and the Internet for shopping and banking.
  • Random events can be found and/or triggered.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Living breathing world, you can just people watch.
  • Earn cash and buy new clothes, hairstyles and guns, cars etc.
  • Quick save option from the mobile phone.
  • Unlock new director options and characters by playing the story.
  • Your characters live a life and when you change to them they could be doing any thing!
  • Day/night cycle and different weather types from sun to rain to snow.
  • Fully working stock market where you can buy/sell sticks.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Review Cons:

  • Issues with character transfers whereby at the moment if you used the service for PC then you cannot do it.
  • Issue where transferring a character from last gen will delete that character from last gen meaning you have to play current gen only.
  • Had pop up happen a fair few times.
  • The story can be hard to follow.
  • Choice overload!
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • In app purchases for online cash.

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Grand Theft Auto 5:

Official website.

Developer: Rockstar Games

Publisher: Rockstar Games

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  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


The question is not whether GTA 5 is a good game, it’s more is this version of GTA 5 worth buying and playing again? As we enter yet another generational release of GTA 5 we are once again not looking at the game itself, we all know what to expect, how it plays, and what you get. No, we are discussing the graphics, improvements, and enhancements of the game. OK so immediately you do notice the graphics are a bit sharper, not as much a huge upgrade as you would expect, and anyone on a decent PC would have definitely had or seen better graphics. In fact, the first thing I always say when asked about the game is the loading times, being on an SSD and having improvements overall makes this version of GTA 5 the fastest, even connecting online is quicker and for that, it’s a better game to me. Gameplay-wise it’s nothing really new, with few touch-ups and refinements but nothing noteworthy or indeed memorable. The soundtrack from what I can recall is untouched, the controls are still the stupid Rockstar way with no way to mess with them. You do get all DLC included and trophy lists so there is that. Funny thing though, if you play it offline all the time then it really isn’t a huge deal to grab this version as most DLCtos for the online portion, but you do see the most benefit of loading when offline/solo as swapping characters is almost instant. Honestly, it’s an upscale version, not any sort of revamping or remaster… It’s GTA 5 but with better loading times.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!