Keza MacDonald, games editor at IGN.com, described GTA V as a "masterpiece" and "one of the very best video games ever made".
Grand Theft Auto V is not only a preposterously enjoyable video game, but also an intelligent and sharp-tongued satire of contemporary America.
It represents a refinement of everything that GTA IV brought to the table five years ago.
It's technically more accomplished in every conceivable way, but it's also tremendously ambitious in its own right.
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.
It tells a compelling, unpredictable, and provocative story without ever letting it get in the way of your own self-directed adventures through San Andreas.
It is one of the very best video games ever made.