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GTA 5 reviews go live, get all the scores here

Monday, 16 September 2013 14:59 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 reviews have started online, and as always we’re rounding up the numbers as they drop here. It’s been a long time coming. Is your body ready?

If you like, you can also check out my impressions of the final code here. We’ve also got the game’s first cheats, and a big batch of review screens for you to look at. But all you really want are those numbers right?

Here they are:

The Escapist – 3.5/5
Polygon - 9.5/10
Eurogamer – 9/10
CVG – 10/10
IGN – 10/10
Joystiq – 4.5/5
OXM – 10/10
OPM -10/10
Edge – 10/10
StrategyInformer – 10/10
Kotaku – Yes
DigitalSpy – 5/5
Eurogamer.de – 10/10
GameInformer – 9.75/10
GamesVillage.it – 9.8/10
Destructoid – 9/10
GiantBomb – 5/5
Gamereactor – 10/10
Gamespot – 9/10
GodisaGeek – 10/10
Videogamer – 10/10
Akihabarablues – 100/100
Xbox 360 Achievements – 100/100
LaPS3.com – 100/100
Videogameszone.de – No score
Eurogamer.cz – 10/10
NowGamer – 9.5/10
USGamer – 4.5/5
Gamesurf.it – 9.5/10
Games.it – 10/10
FZ.se – 4/5

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116 Comments

  1. Fin

    EG 9!

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-16-grand-theft-auto-5-review

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin

    Edge 10 :O

    http://www.edge-online.com/review/grand-theft-auto-v-review/

    #2 2 years ago
  3. f1r3storm

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2013-09-16-grand-theft-auto-5-test

    10/10

    #3 2 years ago
  4. pamelapatty

    GamesVillage.it 9.8/10
    http://www.gamesvillage.it/review/58675/gta-v-recensione.html

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CyberMarco

    Destructoid 9/10

    http://www.destructoid.com/review-grand-theft-auto-v-261879.phtml

    #5 2 years ago
  6. hyperlogic18

    GiantBomb 5/5

    http://www.giantbomb.com/reviews/grand-theft-auto-v-review/1900-598/

    #6 2 years ago
  7. John117

    http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/91404/Grand+Theft+Auto+V/
    10/10

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    Got it yesterday :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DSB

    I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

    Even if the game sucked, you just know it’s been hyped so much that very few would actually bother to point it out.

    Just look at last time. Apparently driving around your fat Russian cousin is one of the biggest videogame experiences in history. Yah!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Edo

    GameSpot
    http://www.gamespot.com/grand-theft-auto-v/platform/ps3//
    IGN 10/10
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/16/grand-theft-auto-v-review

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy 5/5
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/review/a515705/gta-5-review-xbox-360-an-open-world-environment-like-no-other.html

    #11 2 years ago
  12. JebusF

    http://www.godisageek.com/2013/09/grand-theft-auto-v-review/

    GodisaGeek 10/10

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dreamword

    Akihabarablues 100/100

    http://akihabarablues.com/analisis-de-gta-v/

    #13 2 years ago
  14. NPCplayer

    Deleted as repeated :P

    #14 2 years ago
  15. viralshag

    @9, While I totally agree I do think in general this one looks a lot better. I just hope that turns out to be true because personally IV was a huge let down for me.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lacasto

    LaPS3 100% :

    http://www.laps3.com/analisis/398652-analisis_grand_theft_auto_v.html

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Maikrobi

    GTA 5 – 94% videogameszone.de (german)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Valky3it

    Gamesurf.it – 9,5/10 (Italy)
    http://gamesurf.tiscali.it/dynamic/articolo/CHIAVE/gtav1300811089111/TIPO_PAGINA/recensione/NUMERO_PAGINA/1

    #18 2 years ago
  19. aseddon130

    such hate for GTA 4, it was a great game in it’s day. This one makes it look pretty bad now though.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. jaydee21

    Eurogamer.cz 10/10
    http://www.eurogamer.cz/articles/grand-theft-auto-5-recenze

    #20 2 years ago
  21. McSchuh

    consol.AT – 9.5 (German)
    http://www.consol.at/reviews/test/gta-v.html

    #21 2 years ago
  22. bauerto

    VaDeJuegos
    (5/5)
    http://www.vadejuegos.com/noticias/analisis-gta-v–un-juego-que-marcara-una-epoca-20130916.html

    #22 2 years ago
  23. AngryConsumer

    not one negative review???… this looks like a lot of reviews have been payed off to give it good grades.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    EDGE 10. Oh boy.

    @9 Everything always looks different in retrospective. GTAIV did do a lot of rather impressive things, regardless of its flaws. Flaws they’ve clearly learned from it this one, such as the lack of optional activities, customisation, and the invasive nature of the phonecalls.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Zave

    IGN Italy (10/10)
    http://it.ign.com/recensione/8744/recensione-xbox-360-playstation-3-grand-theft-auto-v

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Benenath

    Games.it (italian)
    10/10

    http://www.games.it/sony/playstation/ps3/recensioni/gta-5-recensione.html

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Eon

    Waiting for that one reviewer with the ridiculously out of sync score to garner attention. It’s bound to pop up at one point, surely?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Fin

    @23

    Yes. All of games journalism is in on it. They all got paid off. It’s a massive conspiracy.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Maikrobi

    Videogameszone.de’s Score is 94% – it is an article with 4 parts here is the link: http://www.videogameszone.de/GTA-5-Grand-Theft-Auto-5-PS3-219970/Tests/GTA-5-im-Test-fuer-PS3-und-Xbox-360-1088602/4/

    #29 2 years ago
  30. fightclubdoll

    The Escapist 3.5/5

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/10598-Grand-Theft-Auto-V-Review-People-Suck.2

    (less glowing than most)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DSB

    No one has to be “in on it”, most reviewers are extremely impressionable. All you have to do is build the hype until it’s loud enough, and they’ll be discouraged from taking an objective look at what they’re playing.

    @26 Definitely with you on that one. I’ll be watching Quarter to Three closely in the next few days.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. AngryConsumer

    @27 yes it must be, but the truth will come. just give it a week or a month and we will hear all about it. the game breaking bugs that must be patched. like skyrim, you guys remember that disaster?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Hcw87

    @29
    They must have had someones granny score the game for them.

    Seriously, if this game is not worthy of a top score, no game is.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    @30 I think Chick will be fairly receptive to it. I’ve been reading his reviews for years now, to the point where its easy to tell what does and doesn’t appeal to him – immersion seems a big thing for him, to the point where immersion killing is a guaranteed low score. This game doesn’t seem to have that problem.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Fin

    “Hey this game is only getting good reviews…must be something wrong”

    Cynical fuckers ain’t ye?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    Regarding the whole GTAIV scoring controversy, there’s a bit of history behind that. Reviews for a lot of the major publications were essentially major journalists been given a few hours in a room to play the game. Rockstar was extremely tight fisted in regard to giving journalists full access to the game before release. It heavily skewed perspectives of the game,

    This time around, they just sent out review copies, without any restrictions. There’s nothing to hide in this instance.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Dave Cook

    @34 I know man, what gives?

    *eats doritos out of a golden bowl while lying back on his GTA 5-branded yacht*

    #37 2 years ago
  38. AngryConsumer

    @34 im just saying what im seeing. the score looks to bias… i would have trusted it more if it had a few hate scores.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Sini

    profoundly misogynistic.
    presents despicable characters as the protagonists.

    r* for life. Finally someone out there knows what games’ narratives are about.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Hcw87

    @37
    Or maybe, just maybe the game is that damn good.

    It’s the Breaking Bad/The Wire/Game of Thrones of gaming.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DSB

    @33 Yeah, that’s why I’ll be looking closely. In my experience there’s really no telling whether he’ll indulge himself in a certain kind of mechanic, or just totally not get into it.

    That’s why intuitive critics are fun.

    He recently called Saints Row IV one of the best games in history, and he was very fond of the Lego open world game on the Wii U, so I think he’ll be comparing GTA V to those games, and woe be to Rockstar if it doesn’t deliver some of the same thrills.

    @34 Yes! :P But all you really have to do is look at the GTA IV reviews to see why it’s like that.

    @36 Hahaha. Nice one Dave.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. AngryConsumer

    okay we have two now…

    Videogameszone.de – No score (cant read german but no score = total slaughter, i guess)
    The Escapist – 3.5/5

    but this not much to pull me in for a visit to the shop, just yet…

    #42 2 years ago
  43. spiken

    FZ.se – http://www.fz.se/artiklar/recension/20130916/grand-theft-auto-v
    4/5

    #43 2 years ago
  44. wildBoar

    VIDEOGAMER, 10/10 ya didn’t post this one yet.. Not that there’s any doubt at this point really, guess I gotta go buy that vidyagaeme now..

    #44 2 years ago
  45. jon_

    Playerslink (Mexico)
    10/10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE5VAAlOS6c&feature=share&list=UUq8cLDArbXmEpq-CQC1MwiA

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Moonwalker1982

    Who gives a damn if most reviews are positive, it’s like such a thing aint possible or something? Oh noes…most of them are positive so definitely a few were paid off…..sigh.

    Ok.

    Maybe just maybe it really IS that damn good?

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Dave Cook

    @43 I did, it’s in there :)

    #47 2 years ago
  48. John117

    @41 thanks to google translate I can say that the whole article was mainly about all the random events that can happen all over the world. Nothing really regarding it being a bad or good game though.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. sebastien rivas

    wowww The game really has great reviews and scores.
    Could it become a great pretender to the Game of the Year?

    Let’s see on October 1st ;)

    #49 2 years ago
  50. zzavettoni

    IGN Italy (10/10):
    http://it.ign.com/recensione/8744/recensione-xbox-360-playstation-3-grand-theft-auto-v

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Prof Power Glove

    Looks like it might be worth a look. Anyone ever played any of the previous GTA games?

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Keivz

    Gametrailers: 9.8

    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/p5jvw4/grand-theft-auto-v-review

    #52 2 years ago
  53. DSB

    @45 Actually, most reviews being top scores is far beyond anything that’s likely.

    The Godfather is arguably one of the most revered movies in history. It currently holds a 9.1/10 average on the Rotten Tomatoes aggregator.

    GTA IV scored 9.8/10, and GTA V is currently tracking at 9.9/10.

    Let’s not kid ourselves here. Someone’s drinking the kool aid.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Blackened Halo

    hypeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!!!

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Fin

    @52

    Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t aggregate scores the same way as metacritic.

    http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-godfather

    I guess they’re all drinking the kool aid too eh?
    The critics for Breaking Bad must also’ve been bribed.

    http://www.metacritic.com/tv/breaking-bad/season-5

    #55 2 years ago
  56. DSB

    @54 Yes they do. They just don’t use it as the main metric, because it makes no real sense to aggregate data that doesn’t have parity.

    Rotten Tomatoes currently tallies 77 critic reviews for The Godfather.

    I count all of 14 on Metacritic, one of which is an 80. Kinda funny how the 67 on Breaking Bad gets lost in translation as well.

    It just serves to underline the fact that Metacritic is as much a part of the problem as the critics themselves.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Lengendaryboss

    Good, very good.

    Day One Buy, the next day.

    Have it pre-ordered too so i get the blimp.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Fin

    @55

    I can understand why you dislike Metacritic, but why the fixation on the less-than-positive review? Does something have to have a negative review before you’ll trust the score?

    Just as a side note, that 67 for Breaking Bad is BS.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. DSB

    @57 Nah, it’s not so much that. It’s just a question of a very large group of people mostly expressing the same opinions, and scoring the same numbers.

    It’s anomalous to say the least, although sometimes it’s entirely understandable. The Godfather for example is a very good movie, but it’s also a rare one. There aren’t a lot of those in the world.

    Entertainment evokes different things in different people, it’s incredibly relative. Just look at the number of people who despise GTA IV. There so many obvious design flaws in that game, and the story seems to evenly divide people between the ones who hate it and the ones who love it.

    That’s not even remotely reflected in its reception among reviewers, and I think that robs those reviewers of their credibility, and certainly their relevance to the readers.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    @57 Because everyone having the same opinion is tedious and boring, and shows a lack of critical thinking.

    Nobody gets upset over varying opinions in the music and film industry, but give two points less in a gaming review and suddenly everyone loses their shit. Criticism allows you to balance the negatives with the positives and come to your own personal conclusions,

    #60 2 years ago
  61. loki

    nice
    but if you still love GTA and games sign this
    https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-games-dont-make-a-pc-version-of-gta-v#share

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Fin

    @58

    “That’s not even remotely reflected in its reception among reviewers, and I think that robs those reviewers of their credibility.”

    Vast majority of people love GTA (a vocal number on the internet is a very small number overall), reviews reflect that.
    Saying reviews should reflect the fact that a small number of people don’t like it is ridiculous:

    “The Godfather:
    10/10 unless you’re a teenage girl, in which case you’ll find it boring and 2/10″

    @59

    Er, or maybe it shows that it’s fuckin awesome?

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Sini

    that’s ebcause both music and movie industry are trash for over couple decades now

    #63 2 years ago
  64. DGOJG

    Holy shit Escapist get your shit together.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Lengendaryboss

    @63
    Its not a bad score unless i’m thinking 3.5/5 means something else?

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Ireland Michael

    @61 I’m not saying it isn’t. Heck, its the first game I’ve preordered in years. But gaming media in general is notoriously generous with scores compared to other mediums. This subject is about more than just this one game.

    @62 There are still plenty of terrible games being released. And the music industry is fine as long as you don’t listen to the record label shit. Most of the best music goes independent.

    @63 Yeah, how dare a journalist choose a slightly lower score than everyone else… point proven right here, @61.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. DSB

    @61 It’s obviously possible that GTA V is fucking awesome, but I don’t think we can kid ourselves that GTA IV is somehow one of the most amazing games of the last decade.

    Babysitting your idiot cousin? Fiddling with your pretend mobile phone? Running pointless errands for corner gangs? You gotta be fucking kidding me. I’m pretty sure your pulse would jump higher from reading Dostoyevsky.

    And besides, even if it was only a “vocal minority” (Woo, industry buzzword!) that disliked it, that vocal minority should still be represented, somehow, in the reviews. They were not.

    The teenage girl example isn’t exactly spot on, because criticism is as relative as entertainment itself. There are a lot of different ways to measure your competence as a critic. Some are great writers, some are great analysts, some are great historians, some are great technicians, some just have a great intuitive understanding of what they’re playing.

    Ideally you’d have a corps of critics that would span all of those qualities, producing a field of reviews written from very different points of view, featuring very different opinions, and hopefully maybe even different scores.

    What worries me though, is that most games reviewers aren’t even capable of properly defining criticism. Is it subjective, objective, is your responsibility to yourself or your readers? Why is your opinion valid? I don’t think most people writing this stuff has really asked those questions and done their homework, and I think that hurts the quality.

    Who was Lester Bangs? Who was Roger Ebert? Who was Pauline Kael? I would definitely throw questions like that at anyone before I considered signing them on as a critic.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Ireland Michael

    @66 I once received deaths threats and stalking for a critical review.

    It didn’t stop me, because I know this sort of stuff is mostly hot air by these people, but never underestimate the extremes that fans are capable of. Gaming is the worst for this stuff. For every million vacuous loudmouths, there’s one that is genuinely messed up in the head and will try to act on their unhinged impulses.

    The GameStop review is getting blasted by people (mostly male) because the reviewer (a woman) made some remarks on the morality of the characters and how it fits into the overall experience of the game… despite the fact that she gave it a 9 out of 10.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. DSB

    @67 The second album I ever reviewed, the guy who ran the record label publicly promised free cd’s to anyone who managed to find me and hurt me at a gig :P

    His label was generally as bad as the album I reviewed, so I didn’t lose a lot of sleep over it.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. artursz1993

    MACHINIMA – http://youtu.be/1lNl6ZkMDoc – 10/10
    GAMETRAILERS – http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/p5jvw4/grand-theft-auto-v-review – 9.8/10

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Kuwabara

    will be hard to top Niko’s story. Hopefully they have.

    #71 2 years ago
  72. EvilGost

    GAMERGEN gives 16/20 : http://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamergen.com%2Ftests%2Fgta-rockstar-games-test-review-notes-verdict-impressions-125159-1

    #72 2 years ago
  73. fihar

    The thing with Video Game critics being somewhat generous is because the technical side in video games still counts for a lot.
    You could pour a lot of money into a video game and achieve the highest production quality possible and most of the time it will get you good scores.

    It’s not the same in the film and the music industry. You could make a shitty sounding record like mbv or Monomania in 2013 and it will still garner a lot of praise but top-notch recording process won’t give you any advantage.
    Heck, you could even make a black-and-white film without a proper widescreen like The Artist and you could still win a frickin’ Oscar but big-budget Roland Emmerich production can barely get a good review.

    There has been a marked change over the years but we still haven’t reached the level of other creative industries.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. DSB

    @72 There’s definitely unique problems to consider there, but I think it’s a parody that simply making a game that doesn’t crash and looks sorta decent means an automatic 7/10.

    And I’m not sure there isn’t room for a few grey areas in how you approach bugs too. Skyrim would be one example. If you were counting bugs and glitches, you’d be looking at a terrible mess, but that wouldn’t neccessarily be fair to the whole.

    Or more interesting, The Saboteur. The game is maybe only 85% finished, but it was so much fun to play, and it really did a few beautiful things, like the color returning to the world as it’s being liberated etc.

    I definitely think there’s room to discuss and disagree on how much those imperfections truly mean. But other than that I agree, there’s much less to worry about with a record or a movie.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. NeoSquall

    Everyeye.it (Italian): 10/10
    http://www.everyeye.it/ps3/articoli/gta-5_recensione_20525

    #75 2 years ago
  76. II-WAR-STEINER-II

    Which version is the better one? i’ve reading the 360 version sucks bad… Of course cuz Sony make.believe.

    GAMESWELT 9,5

    http://www.gameswelt.de/grand-theft-auto-v/review/wertung,206081

    #76 2 years ago
  77. AngryConsumer

    rockststar have gone public and said the xbox version of the game is broken… not one reviewer have mention a thing… it speaks ton, if not all of them played it on the ps3 that is, but i doubt it. so how can these reviewers give it a 10/10?.. it smells butt along way, just saying.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. fihar

    @73
    A parody is IGN calling Gears 3 “the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games”.
    I mean, really? That franchise is the prime exampe in how technical expertise and a bottomless checkbook could get you a good score. I like Gears and I spent a lot of time in Horde mode but even I think that the 90+ scores for the entire trilogy is just too much.

    As for Skyrim getting a free pass I think it’s because of the scope of the game itself. Discounting the PS3 save file size issues, most of Skyrim’s bugs (and by extension most Bethesda games) are scripting errors. The game engine itself was amazing and the flowing water was a huge improvement over Fallout 3′s engine.

    In a sense, it’s easier to judge a video game objectively because almost everybody could recognize a well-made game and that’s why game critics tend to look/sound like sheeps.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Erthazus

    97 and 98 on metacritic. Holy mother of god.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. DSB

    @77 I wasn’t saying that Skyrim was getting a free pass though, just that it’s a flawed game that leaves itself open to a discussion about how much those technical imperfections mean for the experience as a whole.

    I really don’t agree that it’s easier to judge a video game objectively as a critic, or that objectivity is the ultimate goal. You can emphasize the technical, but in that case you’re testing and grading software, more than you’re critisizing a creative work.

    I don’t see how you can turn “good” or “fun” into an objective metric. What’s good or fun to me is something entirely different to someone else. I don’t see how I can objectify that. It’s always going to be subject to my whims and intuition.

    That’s where I think a whole bunch of reviewers let people down. Instead of telling people about their experience, they think their job is to give consumer advice.

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/427086/total-war-rome-ii-review-strategy-on-an-epic-scale-review/

    This is one of the worst reviews I can remember reading. The guy basically just tells you a few random facts about the game, but doesn’t relate to any of it. It’s like reading the back of the box.

    “So yeah, it has all this stuff in it, but I obviously don’t care enough to tell you why any of it is great. It just is. It’s not like anyone actually reads this shit, right?!” *STAMP* Arbitrary score.

    I doubt he actually played the game for much more than an hour or two.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. blixxurd

    Some really cool free roam streams are popping up now. http://gtavstreams.com/

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Erthazus

    90 rated games.

    Is this golden age of gaming? Or just journalists don’t give a fuck and just slap 10/10 for no reason at all?

    It’s GTA. You can do a lot of stuff there so it must be 10/10 obviously. Graphics are amazing – 10/10. Except that textures, water, No Grass just sucks so fucking much that it is not even serious anymore. I don’t understand people who say that it looks amazing. It looks decent. It is playable but no way it looks gorgeous or amazing.

    but hey, it’s GTA V and it must be 10/10 or I will be called a troll.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Fin

    @79

    You’re right that a lot of games journalism sucks (basically Edge, Eurogamer and Gametrailers are the only ones I properly trust to do a good job), but reviews aren’t meant to be objective.

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Erthazus

    Gametrailers… Lol. Can’t remember when I last time saw a game from them with 7.0 score lol.

    Edge… Haha. I remember that shitty review of Splinter cell:B when they gave it 6 and all of the review was basically a gigantic mistake that never happened in the game.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. DGOJG

    @65 Ha sorry I was honestly kidding! Sarcasm doesn’t transcend well online but I do think his reasoning behind the 3.5 was a little stupid. Just because you feel the motivations of the characters were off doesn’t mean it can bring the rest of the game down. I also read that the guy normally rates family friendly games (whether thats true I dont know) so he was a bit more easily offended supposedly.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Ireland Michael

    GamesTM is a very reliable but nowhere near enough praised source for reliable reviews, that actually makes proper use of the whole scoring table.

    GameTrailers in an insipid bore with a scoring system that wouldn’t be out of place in the early 90s video game scene.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. Dragon246

    Yup, people disagree on opinions.

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Hcw87

    @81
    Butthurt PC fanboy is butthurt.

    #88 2 years ago
  89. Armitage Shanks

    Yeah GamesTM do good reviews,also no grass….? what

    #89 2 years ago
  90. Erthazus

    Here is a BS:

    ArmA III – singleplayer is not out right now there is only multiplayer. People love the game and reviewers rate it for 6/10 or 7/10 at best because there is no singleplayer right now and they can’t touch it.

    but GTAV. Oh no! that is a complete different story.

    GTAV – singleplayer is there but no one can’t play Multiplyer right now and 10/10 over the place.
    Look at the Gametrailers review where they say that they can’t play multiplayer right now but without it “GTAV TEH BEST SANDBOX AND FOR NOW WE WILL THINK THAT MP IS JUST A BONUS”

    fuck this.

    #90 2 years ago
  91. Hcw87

    @89
    Even more butthurt. Give it a rest dude.

    #91 2 years ago
  92. Erthazus

    @90, What’s your problem? Can you shut up?

    #92 2 years ago
  93. Hcw87

    Lets both shut up.

    #93 2 years ago
  94. Ireland Michael

    @89 ArmA 3 isn’t getting 6′s and 7′s because of a lack of single player. It’s getting 6′s and 7′s because its an average game.

    #94 2 years ago
  95. wildBoar

    GTAV killed game news, no one dares making announcements today. Either that or it’s that Dave can’t stop playing it.

    Almost feels like the PR circus is over for this year.. Now it’s just the foreplay to the reviews and that will be that.

    #95 2 years ago
  96. Erthazus

    @93, It isn’t. It’s a very good game that is polished since the Alpha stage. There is no other game that did everything right with modern military simulation. It has a gigantic island and fantastic SDK where you can create everything you want.

    #96 2 years ago
  97. DSB

    http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2013/09/16/grand-theft-auto-v-review/

    Looks like you called it Michael :P

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Ireland Michael

    @96 Hah.

    #98 2 years ago
  99. Hcw87

    @96
    They gave SR4 a perfect score? Seriously? Is this a troll site or something? Gotta be.

    #99 2 years ago
  100. jwb87

    The GTA V CHEATS are now available: GTA V CHEATS

    #100 2 years ago
  101. DSB

    @98 I haven’t played it myself, but I can’t imagine that I would share that opinion of it either.

    But I don’t neccessarily want opinions that I agree with – then I wouldn’t be reading Quarter to Three – I want opinions from people who have something to say.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Ireland Michael

    @98 Opinions don’t have to be the same as your own to be valid.

    He using a star system. 5 stars doesn’t necessarily mean 10 out of 10. His review is as ridiculous and over the top as the game is. That’s kind of the point.

    #102 2 years ago
  103. Hcw87

    @101
    No, i tend to agree with IGN a whole lot more personally though, when it comes to scoring their games.

    #103 2 years ago
  104. Christopher Jack

    @101, Simple mathematics tells us that 5/5 DOES equal 10/10. Doesn’t matter whether or not you’re using stars or actual numbers, it does not change the actual fractions.

    #104 2 years ago
  105. DSB

    @103 Maybe mathematically, but sensibly it covers everything from 80 to 100.

    There’s quite a lot to be said for the absurdity of making 100 or even 10 tiers to represent varying degrees of opinion though. Someome must be VERY in touch with themselves.

    Ask a videogame reviewer how he’s doing: “On a scale from 1-10, I’m 5 points content right now. I’m 3 points hungry, and 7 points tired”.

    The US only has five different defense conditions to take them to nuclear war.

    Videogame ratings are srz bidnzz.

    #105 2 years ago
  106. noamlol2

    overrated game

    IV was amazing back in 2008
    this is crap for 2013

    #106 2 years ago
  107. Whostine

    @105 you and your opinion can go to hell

    #107 2 years ago
  108. II-WAR-STEINER-II

    lol @106

    Btw Amazon sucks bad cuz some of my dudes waiting for GTA 5 and they do NOT have any delivery date… Thanks Amazon good job -__-

    So preorder never ever a game especially a GTA

    #108 2 years ago
  109. Christopher Jack

    @104, Mathematics also tell us that no, it can’t cover anything from 80 to 100. 4 out of 5 stars=80. If you want to cover anything between the gaps of 20 you can use fractions or decimals.

    #109 2 years ago
  110. Ireland Michael

    @108 Or you could simply just stop being headache inducing levels of anally retentive and comprehend that the 5 star system is used as a general and flexible barometer of quality and not as a literal number.

    5 stars does not mean “this product is 100% perfect”. The gap between 4 and 5 is so huge that such a specific numerical value simply doesn’t apply. That’s an arbitrary definition *you’ve* decided to give it, instead of trying to understand it’s actual intent.

    #110 2 years ago
  111. taylorlauder

    For bashers, just play tetris.

    #111 2 years ago
  112. KAP

    PS3Trophies.org – 100/100

    http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/grand-theft-auto-v/review/

    #112 2 years ago
  113. ParadiseLost

    Videogame.it – 5/5

    http://www.videogame.it/grand-theft-auto-v-ps3/110184/gta-v-la-recensione.html

    #113 2 years ago
  114. huchonok

    Another one review: http://gamespace.daemon-tools.cc/eng/review/gta-5-review-2013-09-17 GameSpace, 10/10

    #114 2 years ago
  115. udoh

    http://www.minigamereviews.com

    Better late than never. http://www.minigamereviews.com/review/gta-v/ – 8/9

    #115 2 years ago
  116. Z-Giochi.com

    Z-Giochi.com – 8.5/10
    http://www.z-giochi.com/recensioni/grand-theft-auto-v-recensione-107508

    #116 2 years ago

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  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

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  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]