GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 User Reviews
Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created. A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.
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In an interview with "USA Today", Ned Luke stated that he gained 25 pounds to portray his character, Michael De Santa.
The name of Trevor Phillips' business, TPI Enterprises, is a real Australian company that processes opium poppies.
In an interview with Playboy Magazine, Sam Houser admitted that he got his mother, veteran actress Geraldine Moffat, to do some voice and mo-cap work for Grand Theft Auto V. While she is uncredited in the game, it is widely believed by many that she played Trevor Phillips' mother. They look similar, her actress is not credited, and she has an uncharacteristically English accent for a woman who is supposed to be Canadian.
Trevor Phillips' starting vehicle in the game is a "Canis Bodhi" pickup truck. Steven Ogg, Trevor's voice actor, has a son named Bodhi. It's believed the vehicle is named after his son.
John Marston from Red Dead Redemption is one of the possible "Special Dads" available during character creation for Grand Theft Auto Online. This will only display if the user has a save file from that game, and can be used to influence the appearance of their GTA Online character.
All of the characters' special abilities (Michael's marksman abilities, Trevor's rage ability, and Franklin's handling of cars) are displayed by the game's interface. However, Franklin's special ability is the only one to be referred to by the characters themselves; This is done by Lamar during the mission Chop, in which he tells Franklin to use that "special driver thing that he does" to capture D.
The game broke 7 world records in less than one month of its release.
Rockstar hired real life criminals to voice various criminals within the game in order to add authenticity. One voice actor was only let out of prison the day before he went in to record his lines.
Early on in the game, Franklin can be seen walking past a building daubed with gangland graffiti that pays homage to Grove Street and the Grove Street Family. Three gangsters dressed in green, the color of the gang, stand by while an image of a skull wearing a green rag over its mouth adorns the wall with the message “Welcome back. We missed you last time.”, welcoming players back to the city of San Andreas from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The world is bigger than the total size of the worlds from Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas combined.
At $270 million, Grand Theft Auto V had the largest budget of any game in history. Comparing that to Hollywood blockbusters, it is second only to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which had a budget of $300 million.Quotes
Michael De Santa: You forget a thousand things every day, pal. Make sure this is one of 'em.
Trevor Philips: I gotta go meditate. Or masturbate. Or both.
Michael De Santa: Why did I move here? I guess it was the weather. Or the... Ah, I don't know, that thing. That magic. You see it in the movies. I wanted to retire. From what I was doing, you know? From that, that... line of work. Be a good guy for once, a family man. So, I bought a big house. Came here, put my feet up, and thought I'd be a dad like all the other dads. My kids, would be like the kids on TV, we play ball and sit in the sun... But well, you know how it is.
Michael De Santa: [during a robbery] Ladies and gentlemen! This is your moment! Please don't make me ruin all the great work your plastic surgeons have been doing!
Lamar Davis: I'm getting my money in the hood, I'm straight, fool. I'm cool!Franklin: You cool? Cool what? Slinging dope and throwing up gang signs?
Trevor Philips: You can jerk me off if I get bored. I'm kidding! You can suck me off.
Trevor Philips: You make me want a lobotomy!
Trevor Philips: This *is* the fuck, my soggy friend! You are out of business. The Lost MC are out of business. The guns and crank in this area go through Trevor Philips Enterprise, or they ain't going!
Michael De Santa: Come back, we'll order pizza. Trevor Philips: Fuck you! Fuck your pizza. Fuck everything it stands for!Easter Eggs
The store name "SUPERSONIC - The Ultra Fast Ring Specialist" is most likely a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog.
The museum called Bishop´s WTF?! on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue is a parody of the real life museum Ripley´s Believe it or Not!
Inside Franklin's second safe-house, a golden record can be found hanging on a wall. On close inspection, it's possible to make out "OG Loc" written on it, referncing the character OG Loc from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
During the mission "Father/Son", when Spoiler:Franklin throws someone off the boat, he'll make the Wilhelm scream, a very popular stock sound effect in movies. It can also be heard at the movie studio in the game.
During The Paleto Score, if Spoiler:Packie McReary is brought along as a heist gunman, he begins to talk about a robbery in Liberty City:"Spoiler:It was me, my brother Derek, God rest his soul, my pal Michael, God rest his soul, and another boy Niko, who's probably dead too."This refers to the events of the mission Spoiler:Three Leaf Clover in Grand Theft Auto IV.
The in-game German beer company, "Pißwasser", is a to the joke nickname of Budweiser in Germany, "Pißwasser". The name translates to "piss water".
There are three UFOs in the game. Two of these UFOs mysteriously have the FIB logo on them
There is an underwater UFO that can be accessed by mini-sub. The UFO is found in the north of the world map