Rockstar Loves These GTA 5 Fan Videos, and so Will You
Remarkable stunts and beautiful city life showcased by talented YouTubers.
There's something so relentlessly enjoyable about roaming the urban and rural landscapes of Grand Theft Auto 5. The sheer freedom to experiment with its vehicles, people, and constructions, has resulted in a game with near-limitless potential on how much fun you can make for yourself.
Now the game's developer, Rockstar, is putting the spotlight on undiscovered YouTubers who have created some of the most beautiful and bamboozling user-created videos for the game, from impossible stunts to professional-grade music videos.
These new videos follow GTA 5's release on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and expect more to follow when the game ships for PC on January 27.
Rockstar's collection of nine fan videos can be found here, and below we've highlighted what we consider to be the best five:
Los Santos by Night, by The XXI, offers a wonderful montage showcasing how GTA V is beautiful for all its little details.
GTAV Online, from PS3 to PS4, by Kokonitos, is possibly the most unflatteringly generic title for this wonderful music video piece. The meticulously arranged footage features wonderful pop culture nods, such as the Terminator 2 chase scene, and is infused with mauve and purple hues. The music, a Daft Punk cover by indie folk band Daughter, makes for an excellent choice too.
Freestyle Daytage, by Fishy Dizzle, is quite extraordinary. It's BMX stunt riding across the city, sometimes in third-person and sometimes in first, which makes ingenious use of Los Santos' many rails and platforms. The trick pulled off at 2:16 makes all that vulgar dubstep in the background completely worth it.
Now for something completely different, called GTA5 Next Gen Skydive, by Ash0191. This is a highlight reel of improbable skydive stunts pulled off with god-like precision. As Woody once put it, this is falling with style.
First Person Scorcher Tower Wallride, by VaNilla, is a quite possibly the coolest thing ever done in GTA V. We won't spoil it for you, but how this trick was even conceived is mind-boggling in itself.
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