Grand Theft Auto V Previews from Around the World including a Full Week of Features at IGN

Posted on November 13 2012, 12:45pm | Author: R* S | Filed Under: Games

After Game Informer's preview last week, outlets around the world had their chance to check out Grand Theft Auto V. IGN's week of exclusive content kicked off yesterday with their impressions of the game so far:

“One thing’s for sure, the most exciting aspect of GTA V is not just the way it promises to shake up the open-world genre, but also the freedom and flexibility it promises… Grand Theft Auto V could be the benchmark by which all other games – not just open-world games – will be judged against.”

IGN's preview can be found here. Their editors also sat down for a roundtable discussion about the game, and they've got a full week of additional coverage planned - including a live extended Rewind Theater for Trailer #2. To see the full week of content as it unfolds, just click here

UK's Guardian newspaper also got an in-depth preview of the game as well:

"This is Grand Theft Auto V, the latest title in a series that has dragged video games kicking and screaming onto the cultural agenda. GTA has always been about possibilities. That is why it is so exciting to see the series return, amid the indie titles it has inspired, and the Triple A titles that have grown up in its shadow. Grand Theft Auto has always sought to push at what game worlds are, it is inarguably ambitious."

Read more at and check out links to previews from a bunch of international sites below, as well as a roundtable discussion the guys at Game Informer conducted.

US, UK and Australia: IGN | The Guardian | Game Informer
Italy: Multiplayer
Belgium and The Netherlands: InsideGamer | |

  • Twiggy123on March 23 2013, 9:09pmReplyFlag
    Forgot the obvious IMO after.
    • whateveryouwantoon February 17 2013, 5:15amReplyFlag
      I am excited bout GTA 5 coming out lets hope its not a "fail repeat" like ballad of gay tony and the stupid biker gang game that came with it. I was disappointed its like ballad of gay tony basically ripped off from GTA 4 nothing really changed except it got worse "cant have girlfriends no more clothes shopping, comedy clubs, and the story line was absolutely boring and horrid. Unless your a --- and enjoy a gay storyline than ok but for me i was disgusted. Dont even get me started on the stupid biker game no i cant relate to or even want to follow a story line of some meth drug dealer on a bike trying to save his coked out --- princess lol - I paid 40 bucks for the game got 15 min into it and never touched it again worst purchase ever. The game is the same exact map as GTA4 theres is absolutely nothing new in it. the story is super short and all the stores and places you could access in gta 4 are gone. So basically when your purchase the ballad of gay dumb tony your basically re-purchasing gta4 again with a s**ttier storyline and more restricted map "no clothes" no rabbit wholes" "no dating" it sucks its the biggest rip off ever. It should have been sold as an optional add on purchase to GTA4 the story mode gay tony and the dumb biker story should have been no more than 5 bucks for the additional story mode. But lie and say its a whole new game when its not bih- please its the same with what Ubisoft did with assasins creed pissed alot of people off brother hood and revelations and ac2 is pretty much the very same game. Never again will i purchase duplicate fake lieing content. If your gonna say its a new game I want to see all new s**t - We want what we paid for not what we already played before.
      • Mike210706on February 8 2013, 3:16pmReplyFlag
        Rockstar you're AWSOME!!!!! for creating GTA V,this game is going to be really awsome.Can't wait :)
        • bboydocumenton December 27 2012, 7:44pmReplyFlag
          • Mike210706on December 12 2012, 11:01amReplyFlag
            GTA V will be AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) CAN'T WAIT!
            • Mike210706on December 9 2012, 11:31amReplyFlag
              I love R*!!!! I am waiting for GTA V,it's gonna be awsome!I can't wait!
              • CHICAGOxWEEDon November 28 2012, 5:40pmReplyFlag

                this is for those who love san andreas and gta v
                so why not join grove st
                • ali64557on November 27 2012, 5:25pmReplyFlag
                  Mmiller808 i agree with the car suggestion filling up your car with petrol will be so cool
                  • sevenspeedon November 27 2012, 1:21pmReplyFlag
                    Hello rockstar, since i am Italian, you can put in gta 5 Italian spoken audio?

                    I await a response
                    • bboydocumenton November 26 2012, 8:25pmReplyFlag
                      I'm effing excited about this game. Think I've searched it over a thousand times. I'm really happy you've included the bluetooth station where you can include your own music. I always thought it would be cool if you could get a walkman/mp3 device in the game, so you could listen to either the radio or your own music in the game. You could tune in to police radio frequencies too (maybe after you meet a certain character in the game, or even from the start).

                      As for the gang wars, remember on San Andreas where the dots would pop up on screen? Well, it'd be great if you could fix the bug that makes rival members get stuck in weird places when they pop up. I remember having to run out of the zone (sometimes leading me to fail) or having to move around until they accidentally free themselves. Also, improved AI for fellow gang members, or increased control of them perhaps.

                      Also, drug dealing like in Chinatown wars. Great fun, but don't make it so easy that you can make a couple of hundred thousand in a day from the start. Just like little street corner $10/$20 deals, then as you meet the bigger hustlers, you move up (as with the risk). It could be like a taxi mission thing, get a bonus for ten in a row. Free drinks could be a fun bonus for those who hit a target.

                      God, I could go on for ages. Write to me if you want more ideas ha ha! This game will be the best. Love the fine details and comedy value.
                      • bboydocumenton November 26 2012, 8:46pmReplyFlag
                        @bboydocument (replying to my own....)

                        Also with the drug dealing, if you had some on you and you walked past a dog-unit/cop with dog, they'd bark at you/stop search you (as with gta4 you could run away). Also, thought about luring guard dogs away with food? Or you could add some tranquillisers to food for certain situations.
                      • BIGBUDS_ROCKSTARon November 28 2012, 3:16pmReplyFlag
                        @bboydocument Bro the games almost done..
                      • Ichibodon December 3 2012, 3:00pmReplyFlag
                        @BIGBUDS_ROCKSTAR It's fine. Just let him ramble. He's probably like 12 or 13 years old or... something.
                      • bboydocumenton December 27 2012, 7:18pmReplyFlag
                        @BIGBUDS_ROCKSTAR Yeah I know...and? People on here saying put this and put that...I'm just excited about this coming out.
                    • ccode1on November 26 2012, 9:53amReplyFlag
                      any way to add more dmg to cars and physics to trees ? pls replay
                    • Mmiller808on November 25 2012, 11:10pmReplyFlag
                      Rockstar makes jesus like games, they're fricking amazing! the graphics, gameplay, its 100% genius. Their games has the whole kitchen sink in it. i still play GTA 4 multiplayer the ballad of gay tony one still, i hope the multiplayer is like that in GTA 5, mabe even better. but i don't have to worry rockstar is amazing and knows what they're doing of course, and the reason they're taking so long is because they're making the game the best as its ever been. "patience is a virtue" guys.

                      btw don't forget to put strip clubs :P
                      • Mmiller808on November 25 2012, 11:12pmReplyFlag
                        @Mmiller808 Btw this would be a cool feature, to add like you can fill your car up with gas and stuff and the card actually runs out of gas. that'll be really cool if that was in there. Make it super Realistic. and have a real estate and sell houses and buy.
                      • combsc2016on November 27 2012, 3:15pmReplyFlag
                        @Mmiller808 That is something I really want too.
                      • Liquid_Plagueon December 5 2012, 11:35amReplyFlag
                        @Mmiller808 its possible, gas usage was in mafia 2, nit the same company but its possible
                    • Amunation14680on November 25 2012, 11:04pmReplyFlag
                      They should have it where you can flip through the stations, but one station is Bluetooth and you can plug your own music in from your ps3 through your music files in the ps home screen.
                      • Mollarion November 25 2012, 9:18amReplyFlag
                        I hope you do a free roam like in IV (there's no reason to suspect otherwise), but can you make the games available this time?
                        I would've loved to play darts or go bowling whilst I just chatted with friends. I often use the xbox party chat to just 'chew the cud' with friends without us playing an actual game together, would be nice if we could've played pool etc.

                        The ingame games were so fantastically executed in programming terms it was a real shame you couldn't use them with friends. I read you've got a fully playable golf course this time, just make sure it's available in freeroam please along with any others you chuck in this time around.!
                        By all means put the Bowling, darts, and pool in too, may aswell seeing as you already have the programming for them?
                        • Losmeshwaballzon November 23 2012, 9:24pmReplyFlag
                          I think about this game 24/7. It looks absolutely epic and the graphics are phenomenal. Grand Theft Auto 5 is going to be the most successful game ever made.
                          • Masterg237on November 23 2012, 8:08pmReplyFlag
                            i hope u reply to this but will there be a online free mode like in gta IV i hope there is cuz that was a great feature can u reply to let me know if there will be
                            • eliraz123on November 23 2012, 2:40amReplyFlag
                              spring 2012 hot!!!
                              • Jinx138on November 22 2012, 3:30pmReplyFlag
                                well let's see... The Last of Us--South Park rpg--Splinter Cell blacklist--Beyond--God of War ascension--Tomb Raider-- and possibly(but doubtful) Metal Gear ground zeroes and of corse the super awesome GTA 5 coming out this next year?... Yup my thumbs are going to fall off for sure.
                                • Fjar2010on November 21 2012, 2:36pmReplyFlag
                                  Please release this game for Wii U, it's a great console. We the players will be eternally grateful to you.
                                  • sonkaya98on November 22 2012, 2:02pmReplyFlag
                                    @Fjar2010 No!
                                    YOU --- :D
                                  • Twiggy123on November 23 2012, 3:21amReplyFlag
                                    @Fjar2010 That would be a hard port. Not gonna happen.
                                  • REHJR1974on March 4 2013, 11:32amReplyFlag
                                    @Twiggy123 you don't know rockstars future port plans. they do like the wii and wii u so a port could very well be possible. only sam and dan houser know the real answer to this question. not us fans.
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