Grand Theft Auto V was released on September 17, 2013, and took the gaming world by storm. If you’re looking for an engrossing game with engaging story lines and action-packed adventures, GTA V should be your first stop on the game list. Here are 5 reasons why you should play Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto V.


How much it costs
After several delays, GTA V was released in September 2013 at a retail price of $59.99. You’ll also need a high-end gaming console if you want to play it on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3—the game is only available for consoles, not PCs. In addition, you’ll need internet access and an account with Amazon or other video game distribution services; these run around $20 per year.


What kind of game it is
You’ll play as three criminals—Michael, Trevor, and Franklin—who are trying to make their way in Los Santos. It’s a game that celebrates excess, pushes boundaries, and challenges players in new ways. There are three things to do in GTAV: go on missions for one of your criminal bosses; kill people with a variety of weapons; or drive like a maniac through Los Santos.


The controls are easy to pick up
GTA games have always had simple controls that you can pick up in just a few minutes. But, even though most console games have similar controls for their protagonists, GTA still manages to be a bit simpler. If you’re new to console gaming, or even gaming in general, GTA is a great game for getting used to a controller.


The graphics are stunning
The resolution is incredible, and all of the environments look so real. The scenery will captivate you for hours on end and make you want to come back for more. It’s one of those games that you just don’t want to stop playing. No matter what time of day it is, you just can’t help but get lost in all of it.


The acting is top notch
From Trey Carpenter, an up-and-coming actor playing Franklin Clinton, a young street hustler, to Michael Madsen as Trevor Phillips, a psychopath with daddy issues, GTA V’s cast is its greatest strength. These are some of Hollywood’s best and brightest working together on one of our favorite game franchises – it’s nothing short of amazing. Seriously – here’s hoping that all of these guys have long careers ahead of them.