Grand Theft Auto V was initially released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September of 2013, the game was then released again in November of 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Grand Theft Auto V was also later released for PC in April of 2015.
Initially I was not a fan of Grand Theft Auto at all, I thought it was full of gratuitous violence, sex, and drugs (and I mean honestly it is), and I hated the game because of it, that is until my boyfriend bought for himself one Black Friday a couple of years ago. At first I rolled my eyes as he installed it, but he began to play and he asked me if I wanted to give a try (at first I said no), I took the controller in my hand and just started to mess around and before I knew it, I looked at my boyfriend and said “This is actually fun”. My mind had been completely changed and when he bought the game for me for Christmas the next month I was thrilled. Grand Theft Auto V became one of my all time favorite games.
The story begins when characters Michael, Trevor, and Brad attempt a robbery in the town of Ludendorff in North Yankton but fail and Brad is arrested. Nine years pass and Michael is now living under witness protection in Los Santos with a new last name, De Santa. We meet Franklin, a young man working for a corrupt car salesman. Franklin ends up befriending Michael after he is given the task of repossessing Michael’s son’s car. Fast forward just a tiny bit and Michael finds out his wife is cheating on him with her tennis coach, so Michael decides to destroy the coach’s mansion, but soon discovers that mansion is actually owned by a Mexican drug lord named Martin Madrazo. Michael and Franklin then pull off a jewelry heist to pay off Madrazo. Trevor hears about the heist on the news and shows up at Michael’s house after believing Michael had been dead for the past 9 years, but I’ll stop there before I give away too much. The three characters Michael, Franklin, and Trevor all have their own separate stories throughout the game, but their stories also intertwine as they work together on various missions and heists.
GTA V allows the player to switch between characters (Trevor is my favorite, he’s a bit of a loose canon) throughout the game, this keeps the game interesting and helps it feel fresh the entire time. It’s easy to feel more invested in one story or character more than the others but the game is never boring. If you’re ready to commit a whole lot of crime and not face any real life consequences, I suggest you check out GTA V if you haven’t already, it was one hell of a time.