Top Ten Reasons Grand Theft Auto V Sucks


The Top Ten

1 The city area is not big enough

Okay, first, Grand Theft Auto V is unarguably one of the best games of all time. All the items listed below are either good points or bad points depending on your perspective. Even if all of them were true and they're not, I doesn't mean that the game sucks. You can't say that the game sucks because it doesn't regardless of your opinion. Even if you disagree with certain specs of the game just like I do, you can't look away from how impressive this game is. It has an incredible story, incredible game play, incredible sense of freedom just like the older versions, incredible graphics with great and diverse visuals. Okay, San Andreas had a slightly bigger map. However, since the graphics were weaker, you just had more space on the disc. Those bashing this game are hipster relics from the 90's who can't get over San Andreas, and that's coming from a 90's kid who played both Vice City and San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto IV was kind of a let down on certain levels but the fact that the fifth ...more

It's not small though. I think San Andreas was better in having 3 cities but making each of them different. Grand Theft Auto V does have one big city but it lacks an identity. - marmalade_skies

I mean does it really matter it beats out a lot of sandbox games in size and is probably one of the largest.

Desert in Grand Theft Auto V is boring. I liked Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV much more than Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V.

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2 No gang wars in single player

Aw,the child is sad that it doesn't include a single feature from the previous games. - DapperPickle

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3 Car damage model is weaker than GTA 4

Crashing into a wall in Grand Theft Auto IV: The car's front gets beat in

Crashing into a wall in Grand Theft Auto V: The car's front has a tiny dent

Unrealistic. - spiderskull98

Well,would you rather explode as soon as you touched another car or last a long while until your car goes boom. - DapperPickle

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4 No main protagonist

Should be rephrased " No compelling protagonist". All Grand Theft Auto series up to Grand Theft Auto V had compelling protagonists with a realistic arch that applied both to gameplay and character motivation (i.e. Nico starts in the Russian part of Liberty City with small time fistfights against loan sharks, CJ starts in the ghetto doing gang missions, Tommy gets into fights with construction workers - i.e. small time yet entertaining missions that build on character's motivation and ground them in their area from which they are sometimes forced out of like in Grand Theft Auto 4 and San Andreas making for diverse gameplay and advancing narrative). Grand Theft Auto V lacks this despite the potential with Franklin. Grand Theft Auto V definitely does not suck but the lack of compelling protagonists, fleshed out by a story arch told through progressive gameplay makes it, based on my experience, less engaging than the other titles.

Is this really a problem? It was clearly shown that there would be three characters to switch between. The main story is between Michael and Trevor anyway so they're basically the main characters and Franklin is the middle man.

I don't think any of the 3 could've stood on their own, but I think the gameplay was more of a problem. Since each character had their own struggles and interests, there were 5 villains and none got to shine. - marmalade_skies

The main protagonist was Franklin in my eyes. - DapperPickle

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5 Not enough cheats

This is my problem with it. San Andreas had over 100 cheats. You can knock into cars and make them float in the sky. I wish Grand Theft Auto V spent less time on mini games and more time on letting you cause chaos in the actual world. - marmalade_skies

Why play it with cheats? I want to play the actual game. - HeavyDonkeyKong

And Grand Theft Auto is amazing

Grand Theft Auto with cheats sucks

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6 Not able to crouch

Small detail which make a nice difference

Well, I'm glad we're focused on the real issues. - marmalade_skies

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7 Can't make Chop happy without Chop app

Why do we need a smartphone for this, Rockstar are starting to be greedy nowadays?

The app is free, so whine elsewhere.

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8 Cheating takes way more time than on GTA 4 V 2 Comments
9 Police become too aggressive

This happened to me once. I had bought a new truck and taken it to the top of Mt. Chiliad. Once I was at the top I got out and went over to some binoculars to look out at the mountains, but I didn't see that someone was already using it. I push him out of the way and he gets mad, and THEN he calls the police. Once the police got there they took out assault rifles and started shooting me. I didn't want to lose my truck so I drove it off the edge of the mountain to get away, resulting in one lost tire and a bunch of dents. Why? WHY?!?

I would like there to be a reasonable explanation for the police somehow spotting me killing a hitchhiker on a mountain.

What 4 stars for drinking jeez

Fun fact; All pedestrians, even animals and those who don't have a phone, will still report crimes. This is because the game needs a "witness" of the crime.
...How tf does that make sense? - Swellow

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10 Extremely overrated

Totally agree, story suck compare to Grand Theft Auto IV ( and the episode ) the humor suck, all the characters are mostly boring and not memorable, the only interesting thing about this game is the amount of activities ( but some are definitely boring : Yoga, everyone? ), I feel like Rockstar shouldn't have listen to those whiney little kid who wanted a more lightearted cartoonish Grand Theft Auto because they hated Grand Theft Auto IV gritty take, playing Grand Theft Auto V was like playing a more grounded and realistic Saint Row and this is really, really disappointing shame on you R* for not being true to your standard and delivers us a new milestone like you always did with each game you make before Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto San andreas will always be betted

All the players are kids who like the game for the graphics, San Andreas is 10000 times better

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The Contenders

11 Lack of interiors

Massive one for me, The possibilities would be great, especially the casino everyone wants. Imagine playing poker, blackjack etc. (especially as x1 lacks a poker game). the map is big enough but not enough city but probably if they made more interiors it would slow down, this is already happening when lobby's are full and its slowly starting to feel like the 360 the more content that's released - solution, decrease lobby size from 30 to maybe 24 but this would imply they couldn't maintain one of the big selling points of next gen Grand Theft Auto while also showing the limited capabilities of so-called next gen...x1, (more like xbox 360 HD)

This should be at the top of the list, you'd be amazed at how much better the game would be if we could enter the buildings that Rockstar constantly patch.

Are you really saying vehicle interiors are unrealistic, you can even see the speed and everything clearly you've never played first person

Unrealistic vehicle interiors!

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12 Most buildings are inaccessible

The only places you can enter are your houses, gas stations, and gun shops.

Yeah! Totally agree with this, this category should be in top 3 on the list, I hope rockstar games makes at least 50% of the buildings are accessible in the next Grand Theft Auto

In fact, you eat at the restaurants to refill your health.

At least there is a super secret building in Grand Theft Auto 5 in the airport you can easily access it but the police will chase you for sure

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13 AK 47 and M16 rifles sound weak

Almost all the guns feel like pea shooters

Make them sound more intense like other Grand Theft Auto's

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14 Poor vehicle handling

The cars in Grand Theft Auto v feel like cars from an arcade game from N64. -._ -.

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15 It is the bestseller of the Grand Theft Auto franchise for no reason

Who ever put this on the list is mentally retarded.

I don't even know why it is. The bestseller should've been San Andreas.

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16 Mario does not make a cameo

Mario dies after Luigi steals Peach and shoots him

But that doesn't mean that the game is bad.

He the final boss along with cocaine wario

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17 Only five stars

So you rate the game 5 stars? So that means you actually like it

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18 All the older GTA games are way better

Yeah. Even Grand Theft Auto 1 is better.

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19 Glitches when you take a car out of your garage and put a new car in

I put a car and motorcycle in Michael's garage and they stay. I put a bike or ATV in there and they keep disappearing - bobbythebrony

20 It's impossible to lose the cops

It's WAY too easy to lose the cops.

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Top Remixes

1. No main protagonist
2. Car damage model is weaker than GTA 4
3. No gang wars in single player
1. The city area is not big enough
2. No gang wars in single player
3. Car damage model is weaker than GTA 4



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