Grand Theft Auto V

Heist to see you again

Games Master - - UPFRONT -

There’s a rea­son Rock­star’s crime sand­box is cur­rently sec­ond in the sales chart, de­spite be­ing five years old. That rea­son is GTA On­line, the mul­ti­player com­po­nent that lets you run wild across Los San­tos with scores of other play­ers. If you’ve been out of the game for a while, Heists are the big­gest ad­di­tion, a se­ries of multi-part raids and rob­beries. Pull them off and the pay­outs are mas­sive, let­ting you buy your way into the high life of swanky apart­ments and lux­ury yachts. For those want­ing to keep their feet on terra firma, the Bikers up­date throws you into a leathered-up road gang. Cra­zi­est is Cun­ning Stunts, a se­ries of sur­real races ad­ding stom­achchurn­ing loops, rat runs, and rings of fire.

As in life, you’ll need a chunk of change to af­ford the fun stuff, and that re­quires hard work grind­ing jobs for pay. Take Gun­run­ners, a mil­i­tary-fo­cussed up­date in which the cheapest un­der­ground bunker costs a cool mil­lion. To GTA’s credit, you can pay for every­thing with in-game cur­rency, but the slow rate of ac­cu­mu­la­tion will push you to­wards fork­ing over real money. Still, with weekly up­dates of­fer­ing new events, store dis­counts, and dou­ble XP week­ends, it’s worth re­turn­ing to de­cide whether you want to make the com­mit­ment – or sim­ply to see how much dev­as­ta­tion you can cause.

For­mat PS4, XO, PC Pub­lisher CD Pro­jekt

De­vel­oper CD Pro­jekt RED

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