First Trailer for GRAND THEFT AUTO V

     November 2, 2011


Rockstar Games has released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V.  Unsurprisingly, it’s big on atmosphere and non-existent on gameplay details, and that’s fine for an announcement trailer.  Once again, it looks like the subtext will be about The American Dream, but this time it’s from the perspective of a guy dreaming about going straight and building a good life for his family.  It’s a set-up for a fine story, but that’s not my concern with GTA V.  My concern is game design, which is where Grand Theft Auto IV fell painfully short.  I’m sure folks will rave about the multiplayer, but the single-player experience is a mess. Restarting your mission from your phone is worthless when you have to drive to your objective anyway.  Your friends are a bunch of tough guys who will get pissy if you don’t go bowling with them.  If you have the audacity to fire your gun or get into a minor traffic accident, expect to run from the cops for the next twenty minutes.  I’m sure GTA V will have a large world (this time it’s based on Los Angeles) and a deep story, but will it be fun?

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.


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  • chris

    The game looks great. Now all we need is a release date. I typed in and its a website with information on grand theft auto 5. Is that rockstar games fan site for the game? They have some good details about GTA V. Anyways the graphics looked pretty good and it has me excited!!

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  • Rinzler82

    Matt, you might need to eat some chocolate or something. You just might be the most bitter critic I’ve ever read. Every article you type can’t refrain from personal complaints or insults.

    • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and the 14th Assassin)

      Matt does come off as a grouch, but I do have to say that GTA IV was not as fun as the previous installments. It took itself too seriously. I’m all for realism in games, but I also want enough to go along with it.

      GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, etc., all had a good balance between fun and realism. GTA IV swung the pendulum too far in favor of realism. After a short while of playing IV, I was wanting to be CJ flying in a Harrier jet for some secret operative.

  • mrbatmatt

    Looks great but like all other GTA games I’m sure that after 5-6 hours of gameplay it will get repetitive, boring, and I will stop playing all together

  • Anger Management

    Dude, what is your major malfunction? Seriously, I think you are depressed. Look at Rinzier’s comment above. You can’t open your mouth without whining like a sour, grumpy, lonely, angry, old man. Stick to the reporting and please do yourself a favor and shut up with your woefully misguided criticism. You are single-handedly ruining Collider with your unfounded and ubiquitous bashing.

    • James

      Yeah, this guy is an awful reviewer. I don’t trust anything he says haha.

  • Hertz

    So is this just a poorly written review of GTA 4, or a poorly written announcement of GTA 5?

  • Anthony

    Once again Matt Goldberg proves that he cannot write an article without riddling it with opinions.

    PS. That sounds like an older Tommy Vercetti in the background

  • Ryan

    Looks like every other gta ever made…not that that’s a bad thing, I was just hoping they might switch it up a bit this time. Now all I really wanna know is, do I get to fly that jet? On a different note, I also have written anti Goldberg comments in the past due to his overly negative and tiresome opinions. But now I just feel bad for the guy. What do ya say we stop bitching him out and get the poor guy some ice cream and a BJ!!! If that does get him to smile then we can just write the dude off as a lost cause.

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  • Collider Hires Trolls

    First, PLEASE Rockstar, give us a Zombie expansion pack for GTA5!! Loved the one for Red Dead, and I can’t think of another game more suited for a Zombie outbreak [then the GTA series].

    Second, when is Collider going to get rid of this No-Talent-Ass-Clown? Why would you hire someone who hates everything they report to begin with? Maybe mommy and daddy pulled some strings…because there’s no way this hack earned it.

  • Strong Enough

    Wow guys a man can’t express his opinion on his OWN POST? quite acting like school girls and stop complaining about Matt. Post your views on the article and move on. its becoming annoying every post has you idiots on it comments about him. just shut up

  • aromcath

    I’m willing to bet there was a signed contract saying Rockstar got to hold onto the maps and level design from LA Noir, and its just a few months of re-texturing everything for a modern style.

  • broski

    I seriously hope the protagonist is a 60 year old Tommy Vercetti, my god that would be awesome. Vercetti was by far the best GTA protagonist in my opinion.

    Also, Matt is one of the biggest douchebags I’ve ever seen on the internet.

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  • Jake

    What a surprise, Matt Goldberg bitching about something.

    GTA IV is a masterpiece of a game, stop moaning just because you suck at it, Jesus Christ.

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