GTA V brings generation-defining open world action to Xbox 360 and PS3
What is it? Rockstar’s wildly ambitious open world crime caper lands sunny side up in the sprawling city of Los Santos.
What’s it on? Xbox 360 and PS3.
When’s it out? 17 September 2013.
In just three days, GTA V passed the billion-dollar mark in sales worldwide. That’s more than enough money to buy football club Liverpool three times over.
The series has broken through the glass ceiling where the ‘good games’ dwell. The likes of Halo and Metal Gear Solid are popular with gamers but relatively unknown to the general public. GTA V however has become a true global phenomenon.
But what’s the reason behind the success of GTA? How can a game that has been decried as a “murder simulator”, a game that allows your character to hire a prostitute and smoke weed, achieve the level of high art? The answer is that there isn’t just one reason, but several.
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