GTA Review: Should you buy in 2019?

It has been over 6 years since GTA 5 was released. Instantly, the game blew up and quickly became one of the best selling games in the world. Six years later, it is still one of the most-watched games on Twitch. However, should you pick up GTA in 2019? Is it worth the money? Let’s find out.

Firstly, it is worth noting that GTA is a game that you need to be over 18 to play because of such violent encounters, sexual scenes and a lot of swearing. If you are under 18, do not buy GTA and please click off this review.

GTA comes with two modes: Story mode and Online mode. The story mode is an action-packed journey that includes many difficult missions and tasks that you must complete. While I was playing GTA, I loved the story mode. It felt so satisfying to complete a mission and I loved the storyline more than anything. I always feel pleasure when doing a mission, it makes me feel productive in the GTA world. While I was playing the story mode I felt like I couldn’t stop, it was that addicting.

Online play was even more entertaining. You can do literally anything you want. If you want to steal a car, go ahead and do so. If you want to mug a person, go ahead and do so. The game never gets old or boring because there is so much to do. I know people who have been playing GTA for years and have never gotten bored. You can try and escape prison or you can customise and play mods such as the purge mod. The world is your playground. It’s also worth noting that GTA Online is still being updated, meaning every so often you can still enjoy some new content.

The characters in GTA never failed to make me laugh. Although most of them are horrific people, I still found myself falling in love with them. They are so whacky and stupid that it kinda gives them a comedic edge. I always have admired the GTA characters.

The graphics in GTA are some of the best in the world, especially since it was made in 2013. Everything is so detailed. The shading is also some of the best I have ever seen. Don’t even get me started on the map. It is gigantic! I cherish the fact that GTA has such a big and beautiful open-world map. I fell in love with the city the second I saw it. If you enjoy a game with good graphics and a nice map as much as I do, GTA is definitely worth picking up.

The mechanics in GTA are so satisfying. The driving feels smooth and realistic, the switching between characters is nice and the gun mechanism is sweet. Rockstar also put a lot of time into the little things that no one notices such as the really good first-person mode. They could have gone the easy route and added another camera but they really put time and effort into making it perfect. Rockstar did that for a lot of things in this game. You can tell they put years into developing this.

Like other games, many have expressed their creativity to the max making many mods changing the game. For example, one YouTuber customised his GTA 5 to be based in Britain while other mods turn GTA into an RPG. These mods can be easily downloaded and installed and are often free.

In conclusion, I think GTA is still worth it in 2019. It has so much content still and is still widely played and accepted. However, it is worth noting that this is a violent game that only some people would like it. If you think this is a cup of tea for you, try it. It’s not even that expensive anymore.

Developer: Rockstar Games

Price: Paid

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