Rockstar; £39.99; PC
With the amount of effort it takes to produce a title as ambitious and grand as GTA V it is little wonder that Rockstar want to try and maximise the audience. This long awaited port comes a year and a half after the original was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 and is being touted as the definitive version.
With the very lack lustre PC port of GTA IV, Rockstar had a lot to live up to, especially with the delays of the release. Luckily for them they seem to have managed it, the game looks incredible and easily runs at 1080p at a (mostly) stable 60 frames per second even on a relatively modest PC.
The actual game is the same as was released those 18 months ago, with a relatively interesting story and an incredibly fun world to play around in. What has improved here is mostly presentation and the fact that the online element has had so long to stabilise and add features.
What many of the fans buying this game on PC are looking for is the mod capabilities. GTA IV has some incredible mods (mostly necessitated by the poor quality of the port) so the expectations are high for what can be achieved with GTA V. There was a brief moment of panic where Rockstar announced there would be no official mod support due to the risk to the online mode from cheating. However within a day of release there were already a handful of mods available to tweak and manipulate the game.
Regardless of any outside influence this version of GTA V is full of options to fine-tune your experience, and the graphics options are refreshingly detailed. The biggest difference to the original version of the game is the addition of the first person camera (also present in PS4 and Xbox One versions), this allows the player to feel a whole other level of immersion and really makes you feel like you are a part of a living city to interact with however you see fit.
While this game is not perfect and some of the missions and dialogue can get a bit embarrassing and clichéd, this is still a fantastic achievement and one of the most fun worlds to just mess around in.
The level of detail that has gone into every street corner is remarkable, and for those that haven’t already bought the game again on the current gen consoles this is a double dip that is certainly worth it.