GTA V: 10 Reasons You'd Be Insane Not To Play

Whether you’re the type to buy all the games at launch or the type to look for a bargain, GTA V should be a box on your shelf.

The thought of me even writing this comes as weird... unless you€™ve just been allowed to use your dad€™s PS3 or you were in cryogenic sleep for the last 10 years, a publisher known as Rockstar Games has been haunting & rewriting the lives of millions. Yes! How? Well, not by preaching but by dreaming. A dream so big that the spiritual escape the product gave instated the title in the halls of Pop Culture history. Maybe Michael Jackson tops the list, but even if Niko Bellic can€™t moonwalk (Dr. Ski Z. Frenn can!) he still kicks some serious a** with his thick accent and dodgy barnet.

Rockstar North in all this would be the cool kid in the school yard. From 1997 to 2009, the franchise saw over 14 titles storm the gaming realm on all platforms, and Rockstar North€™s Vice City, San Andreas and most recently, Grand Theft Auto IV, turned kids (those with parents cool enough to say €œF***€ loudly in the house) to dads into babies. Babies, drooling on the next car to steal, drooling on the next fool to run over, drooling over the exaggerated yet unbelievably €œrealistic€ mayhem the digital architects at the Rockstar studios treated the world to.

GTA IV is still keeping chipsets hot all over the world, and its much awaited sequel seems to haunt the sleep of many. So€ without further ado, I bring to you 10 reasons you€™d be insane not to grab that disc as soon as it hits the shelves. Now that€™s going to be fun€ Haha!

10. You€™ll Always Feel Represented

Apart from being a video game, Rockstar€™s packages have been everything but undetailed. In GTA, you can be who you want to be and how you want to be€ even when you want to be. To keep it simple, you can be Otto the Hillbilly, Andre the barber, Mohammed the driver or Chuck the dude€ in GTA, social classes mix!

Yes, forced by a storyline at times, but still, they mix. You€™ll feel what it€™s like to cruise down the ghetto alleyways in a Ferrari, or storm a chicken shop with a shotgun while dressed like James Bond. It€™s your playground you lose if you don€™t choose if it€™ll be reggae or blues!


Danny is a consultant, writer & journalist from London into what he describes as a "little bit of everything". He has been into literature, photography & the arts since his teenage years, and has also ended up fluent in French after just over a decade of exposure to the Anglo-French culture of L'Île Maurice. He has an avid interest in psychology, neuroscience, the arts, and his city, London. To find out more about his writings, artwork and other updates, please feel free to visit his website ( or follow him on Twitter (@DannyDPurb)