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Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the greatest games ever made, and you’ll find it on all deserving formats; it began on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 before getting the upgrade treatment for release on PS4 and Xbox One, eventually making its way to PC. Buy the game and you actually get two games in one package.
GTA 5 is the massive single-player experience where three protagonists team up to terrorise Los Santos and get what’s theirs. Trevor, Franklin and Michael are a triple threat and the adventure is never less than violent and hilarious, taking in increasingly outlandish scores until it hits an epic climax. But the game also comes with GTA Online, a massive, sprawling online city that allows you to run wild through its streets, taking part in missions, races, elaborate heists and a multitude of other criminal activities. Packed with vehicles to hoard, you can build your own empire, running illegal businesses, employing other players and living large in mansions and yachts. It really is an epic crime drama.
Here then, we present the most complete guide to GTA 5 you’ll find. From cheats and tips in the single-player game to advice for becoming a CEO, earning massive amounts of cash for pulling off bank robberies, buying the best cars and having you fingers in as many lucrative pies as possible. Own the streets, buddy.
GTA 5 cheats and mods for PS4, Xbox One, PC
Liven up Trevor, Franklin and Michael’s adventures with a bunch of GTA 5 cheats that make you the meanest and toughest bastards on the streets. Take no prisoners.
This is the big one for single-players. Strut around Los Santos armed to the teeth – everything you need to go on an unstoppable rampage.
You’re only as fast as the ride you’re driving. Get yourself sports cars, helicopters, motorbikes and more with these GTA 5 cheats.
If you want to drive some unique vehicles in GTA 5 on PC you should check out these cool, weird and real-life motor mods.
Take one big mod that improves textures, graphics and a whole lot more and you’ll feel like you’re playing a different game.
GTA Online guide: earn cash fast, double RP, rank up quickly
You need cash and RP, fast cars, slick clothes, an apartment and a quick trigger finger if you’re going to carve out a lucrative online career. We’re here for you.
You need cash to buy your first set of weapons and RP to unlock new guns, discounts and bonuses as you rank up. Here’s the basics.
These missions pay good money and you can do them solo or with buddies. They reward you for time well-spent.
Some cars are worth more than others. Grab these and drop them off with your contacts for a quick cash injection.
Do all of this and you’ll soon hit rank 50. It doesn’t take long if you’re a dedicated career criminal.
Everything that unlocks as you work from Rank 1 to Rank 120. Any higher than that and it’s just for bragging rights.
Don’t carry around duff firepower. Load up with the best in each class, from pistols to assault rifles and rocket launchers.
Helicopters are expensive but useful. If you don’t have the spare cash, here’s where you can borrow one for a mission or two.
Deathmatch is a hoot in GTA Online. These are some of our favourites that support up to 30 players.
Heists can only be unlocked by the player in order. This means you’ll have to work through them systematically if you want to be the guy in charge. Otherwise you can accept any heist and take part, but you’re only ever going to be the dogsbody, never the one who takes the biggest cut. Here are guides to all five heists and all the rewards you get for completing them.
The Fleeca Job is your intro to heists. It only takes two of you, and the payout isn’t half bad. Let’s get some practice in.
The prison break is one of the most popular heists, as you break and out of the maximum security prison with human cargo and a daring escape.
EMPs, 4-wheel drives, a VTOL jet, the Valkyrie chopper and a tricky stealth mission. Things are about to get tough.
Raid a massive yacht and steal a tonne of drugs while under heavy fire. The bullets fly but the payoff is well worth it.
Stock up on ammo and armour for the biggest bank job yet. The money’s fantastic if you can survive long enough to spend it.
All of the above jobs pay out a lot more money when you complete special objectives. This is how to make those heists really work for you.
Hit rank 100: be a CEO, VIP, president and own a yacht
Now you’re in the big league and you want everyone to know your name. It’s time to rank up, pull in millions in profits and run an entire criminal empire from the most lavish location you can afford. You’re big time, baby.
Play every day to really ramp up your earnings with multiple easy jobs that only take 15 minutes of your time.
Freemode Events kick off every 15-20 minutes when you play in free mode. Some of them can be massive money-earners if you know how to exploit them…
If you’re rolling in money you can now buy an office and warehouse, hire associates and move expensive cargo across Los Santos and Blaine County.
If an office is a little out of you league, become a VIP with bodyguards to earn dollars by running around LC taking out rival organisations.
Form a biker gang, ride in formation and earn cash by shifting illegal product across Blaine County. It’s a brotherhood, not a gang.
This is all about stealing, respraying and selling on tasty motors. Here’s how to do that with the minimum fuss and maximum payout.
When you’re ballin’ outta control you need to go large and buy a $10 million yacht. It comes with its own missile defense system – need we say more.
Keep your hand-carved ebony grip revolver locked away and organise you arsenal with an overpriced gun safe.
Make and direct your own movies to document and show off your ridiculous criminal lifestyle. Winners don’t need to be shy.
You’re done, huh? Or at least until GTA 6 comes along. Well in that case, here’s the best of the rest…