When you first load the disc or app for Grand Theft Auto V, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of things you can do. Even as you embark on the game’s story mode, it doesn’t mean that you have to go through the video game in a very linear fashion. You can even do whatever you want once the game starts.
Try to explore Los Santos, and you’ll be swept into miles and miles of its urban jungle, and that’s not the end of it. Head outside the city’s borders, and you can even explore more of its countryside. There’s also the skies and the ocean floor that’s riddled with items to add to your collection. With all the things to do, you might be wondering, “Where should I start?” Luckily, you’ve stumbled upon this beginner’s guide to help you out.
Play the Prologue
Many players buy GTA V for its online mode and content, and if they can just chuck the game’s offline mode out the window they would. However, spare some time in enjoying the game’s prologue as the title isn’t just about blowing up cars and tanks or wasting other players. In the game’s prologue mission, it’ll introduce you to the main story’s key characters. It’s rife with plenty of animation (in more ways than one) and a very colorful vocabulary. You’re going to sit through the prologue mission for a good hour or two, but it’s definitely going to be worth it.
Getting Around Los Santos
The game wouldn’t be called Grand Theft Auto if players can’t steal cars. After all, it’s right there in the video game’s title. Enter the game and you’ll find plenty of choices from bicycles, motorcycles, sedans, tanks, boats, helicopters, and airplanes. GTA V’s beauty lies in its accessibility for players to enjoy the city of Los Santos however they wish. Don’t forget to buy a safehouse in GTA V Online because other players can destroy your prized vehicle which can cost you a ton in repairs.
“You Can’t Catch Me, Coppers!”
After doing some misdeeds, you’re bound to get the attention of the cops, and like with other GTA titles of the past, this is signified by your wanted rating in the form of stars. Simply put, the more stars you gain, the higher your threat level in the eyes of the fuzz. There are many ways to get away from the eyes of the law in GTA V. You can try to outrun them, albeit that’s not a very wise thing to do at times. You can always seek shelter from a store or business until the cops stop looking for you.
If you’re having trouble with the game, know that Rockstar Games also helps players to easily get through the video game’s offline mode by way of cheating. Every GTA game has them, and some wouldn’t mind using it. After all, what’s a cheat or two for a game that’s based on crime, right?