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Grand Theft Auto V review: PC version hits on all cylinders

Grand Theft Auto V (PC version) (Rockstar)

Grand Theft Auto V (PC version) (Rockstar) Credit: Rockstar

For the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, its maker, Rockstar, gives players a slew of controls over the game's visuals, including the abililty to improve the quality of such graphical features as textures, shadows, distance scaling and population density.

The PC version has gamepad support, which is a good thing considering the PC controls alone aren't as intuitive as a gamepad's. By default, your aiming style is free-aim, considering PC players will most likely be using their mouse and keyboard. Assisted-aiming mode works best with a controller and Rockstar warns you that if you play using assisted-aiming on your keyboard and mouse, you're going to be at a disadvantage trying to survive in Grand Theft Auto online. Thankfully, the game server attempts to pair you with other players using similar control mechanics, to keep things even.

This version also shares many of the same improvements that were made to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. One exclusive feature is Rockstar Editor, which allows players to not only create, but tweak their own videos directly from within Grand Theft Auto V and then share them on YouTube. When editing, you can change camera angles, use filters, dictate when to add music and add text anywhere at anytime.

The Grand Theft Auto series was originally released for PCs, but with each new version, that platform always seems to be the last one published. Regardless of how long it took Rockstar to release Grand Theft Auto V for PC, it's here now and is by far the best version.

RATING: M for Mature

PLOT: Hot cars revved up for PCs.

DETAILS: PC, $59.99

BOTTOM LINE: The most souped-up version yet.

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