Whether it’s cruising down the open highway in a convertible, boating on a luxury yacht, shopping in high-end retail stores, golfing, or senseless murder, Grand Theft Auto V allows me to enjoy all these favoured pastimes from the comfort of my couch.
Featuring more than just stealing cars, Rockstar Games have grown and molded the Grand Theft Auto series over time, into living, breathing worlds that aren’t just a hell of a lot of fun to cause mayhem in, they also poke fun at the society we live in today using their trademark dark humour and satirical nature.
It’s no secret that every Grand Theft Auto title is one of, if not the most anticipated title in most gamers’ eyes. You only need to hear that Rockstar made $1 billion in the first three days of GTAV‘s release, to understand how popular it is. Synonymous with controversy, the media love to create news about GTA, and people who never play games know of the series.
It was slightly surprising when an announcement was made that 2006’s Just Cause – a game that came towards the end of the Xbox/PS2 cycle but also managed to make an upscaled appearance on the 360 – was going to get a sequel.
June has been a big month for games, almost like Christmas come early. Some amazing releases have left us spoiled for choice, with an unusual trend among the majority: open worlds. Red Faction: Guerrilla and inFamous kicked off winter in style followed closely by Prototype less than a week later.
While reviews have given these three a hearty dose of praise, with the best making sure to review each on their own individual merits, there is still a question remaining: if you can only afford one, which is right for you? Read on for full analysis