The first official reviews have debuted this afternoon, 1 day before release, from gaming sites around the world. It's safe to say that GTAV has wiped the floor and then some, with top ratings across the board and a Metacritic score of 98.
No other world in video games comes close to this in size or scope, and there is sharp intelligence behind its sense of humour and gift for mayhem.
- IGN, 10/10
It also raises the bar for open-world mission design in a big way and has one of the most beautiful, lively, diverse and stimulating worlds ever seen in a game.
- Gamespot, 9.0/10
That's GTA V at its best - excelling at what you thought GTAs were supposed to do, while heading for the next impossibly high peak.
- Kotaku, Yes!
The world is breathtaking, the script is funny, the music is superb and, most of all, it's really, really fun.
- CVG, 10/10
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