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GTA 5 (also known as: GTA V / Grand Theft Auto V / Grand Theft Auto Five) is the fifth numbered game in the Grand Theft Auto series from developer Rockstar Games. It is the 15th overall title in the iconic Grand Theft Auto franchise. GTA 5 was released on both PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, 2013. GTA Online, (also known as GTAO) the multiplayer section of GTA 5, launched on October 1, 2013. GTA 5 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with significant changes on Novemebr 18, 2014, and on PC on April 14, 2015. Support for GTA Online continues with frequent incremental updates.


GTA 5 evolves nearly every mechanic that was in the previous Grand Theft Auto games. As far as driving goes, the vehicles have been greatly improved, with Rockstar running more complex physics on them. The cars can even hold to the ground slightly better. The driving mechanics feel more like a racing game, particularly the Midnight Club series, compared to Grand Theft Auto IV's rocky, boat-like handling system. The shooting mechanics are better in terms of the feel of the mechanics and larger compared to the melee mechanics in the game, but that doesn't mean that the melee combat won't be fun, as it as been improved over the previous titles as well. Weapon selection has now also been changed. Instead of the old way of selecting through all the weapons, there is now a Weapon Wheel, which is similar to the one featured in Red Dead Redemption, another Rockstar game. Grand Theft Auto V draws inspirations from many different Rockstar titles in the past, including Max Payne 3, Midnight Club, Manhunt, and Red Dead Redemption. There are many unique features in the game, one of those features is that when the players are playing as one of three protagonists in the game, the other two are living out their daily lives, and you will be surprised by what you find the characters doing when you switch back into them. Another unique feature is that the character swapping feature is executed in a Google Earth-styled manner and was displayed during a Game Informer demo, which was showed to have ran smoothly and without lag. The PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions present an exclusive feature, the first person mode The whole game can be played through the eyes of the protagonist. This gameplay mode presents a whole new way to play the game. Cars have detailed interiors different from one another, shooting is like that of an FPS game. New activities have been added, such as yoga, triathlons, jet skiing, parachute jumps, tennis, golf, and scuba diving. Random events have also been added to the game and can appear any time, while the player is exploring the map. The mobile phone has returned from Grand Theft Auto IV but is now only used for calling the player's contacts, surfing the web, and quick saving. Giving people the middle finger is another new feature the player can use while in a vehicle (which Rockstar recommended you do in various locations around Los Santos to see the outcome of this effect, depending on where the player is at, they will get different reactions from pedestrians). Rockstar has also made changes to the pedestrian mechanics; some pedestrians can be seen at the bus stops in East Los Santos, and the same people can reappear in Rockford Hills working on rich peoples' lawns and gardens. Some minor mechanics that help out the environment and looks of Los Santos come on at certain times, such as a sprinklers system coming on in the morning in rich areas like Morningwood. The map is larger than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Red Dead Redemption combined. After some calculations by members of, that would equal to around 27.5 square miles/71.2 km2 when land and sea are combined.

GTA 5 Features

Like previous Grand Theft Auto games (excluding GTA 4), button-based Cheat Codes appear in GTA 5. GTA 5 for PC is home to an extensive modding community. Grand Theft Auto Online, a vast multiplayer component, was launched two weeks after GTA 5's initial release, on October 1st. A companion app called iFruit was released alongside GTA 5 for iOS, with Android devices getting the app at a later date, which allows players to customize their vehicles and license plates while away from the game. There are three main Characters in GTA 5: Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. These three characters are criminals from different backgrounds that are forced to work together in a series of heists and other stunts in GTA 5.