This week marks the 7 year Anniversary of GTA V's release. Ever since it's release it has sold 130 million copies and counting over multiple platforms. I played it on PC all maxed out and after seeing it on the console version I can say it's much, much better on the PC. I have to say GTA V in my opinion is the best of the series. I would say San Andreas comes close when it comes to the storyline but having 3 protagonists and switching between characters and doing separate missions for each characters was a brilliant idea on the part of Rockstar. I found GTA IV okay, I found GTA IV very dark and gloomy, Liberty City seemed cloudy all the time and the missions consisted of doing various missions for various mob bosses which kind of got repetitive. While they game did lighten up with the expansions Liberty City Stories and especially with TBoGT I would probably still rate it behind San Andreas (at least in terms of story).
GTA V I found had much greater variety of missions and the 3 protagonists life story was a welcome diversity in the game. Michael who is going through a mid-life crisis with bratty teenagers, Trevor who is just crazy and Franklin trying to do what he can to have a better life for himself. These three characters I think was a brilliant way to set the games premise. Having been to LA, I was shocked at how big the environment is in GTA V and the attention to detail Rockstar paid in re-creating LA and parts of Southern California with famous locations like Rodeo drive, Hollywood Hills. The voice acting is top notch and brings the characters to life. And the setting with the sunshine and the lighting effects (especially on the PC) made you feel like you are actually in Sunny Southern California and making the game way more vibrant than GTA IV. I thoroughly enjoyed this masterpiece, wished it was even a bit longer even though put in close to 50 hours in the game.
But what's your guys opinion? Best in the series if not which one was?