Grand Theft Auto 5: Which version is the best?
After the four console versions, the game of the year 2013 and 2014 finally appeared for the PC. But what implementation is actually ahead of the game?
Grand Theft Auto 5 is among the best productions of recent years for professionals and players alike. No wonder that the "Open World" epic has since come out for four consoles (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360) as well as for Windows PCs.
The five systems are spoiled for choice. After all, they differ significantly on the technical side (more about that later). In addition, there are huge price differences in the game as synonymous with the respective hardware. The cheapest way to play GTA 5, can be found on the Xbox 360. The console is available for just under 200 euros, the game already for 30 euros. On the most expensive platform, the PC, you just get the graphics card for this price - if at all.
There are also big differences in data media. The game comes on two DVDs on the Xbox 360. On the other consoles on a single Blu-ray disc. The PC version, on the other hand, is distributed over a full seven DVDs, so the installation moves accordingly.
Well, if you have a fast Internet connection, because thanks to PC download of about 60 gigabytes you can save the disk changes. On PS4 and Xbox One, the digital versions include around 42 gigabytes. The download on PS3 beats at 17 gigabytes, on the Xbox 360 it is 16 gigabytes. However, you will need significantly more hard disk space on each system as the files still need to be unzipped.
What has remained the same?
Despite all differences: the game is basically the same on all platforms. Game history, campaign missions and the big scenario are the same everywhere. You enter with the dubious hero trio Franklin, Michael and Trevor to daredevil and crazy ventures.
The urban area of Los Santos and its surrounding countryside is the same on old and new consoles and PC, let her graphic differences once outside. Streets, landmarks and even the underwater world are alike. Most recreational activities from cinema to racing are included in all five versions.
The large fleet of vehicles has expanded a bit on PS4, Xbox One and PC and offers, among other things, a monster truck, a seaplane and a new submarine. Even though identical in content "GTA Online" differs significantly in other respects. So you can start everywhere to raids, races and shootings. However, only PC, PS4 and Xbox One have a large field of 30 players and 2 spectators. On PS3 and Xbox 360 you are limited to 16 amateur criminals.
- Same for 4 consoles (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360) & for Windows PCs
- Attractive graphics
- Fast Internet connection needed
- Needs significantly more hard disk space
- On PS3 and Xbox 360 you are limited to 16 amateur criminals