If you are from the crowd that envied the Xbox owners for having GTA 5, I feel you. I know how miserable that has been. But my misery doubled with the launch of GTA 5 for PC. You might wonder why; it was happy news? Yes! It was happy news but all those system restrictions, and difficulty in downloading and installing the game was nothing but frustrating. Imagine you wait 18 months for something and when it finally reaches you it is so complicated that you just start hating it.
If you are facing the same condition as I was, then I have got your back! because I have compiled this whole article to not only review GTA 5 for PC but to help you install and understand all requirements as well.
Enough of the talking let us dig into GTA 5 latest version review, installation, and system requirements.
GTA 5 For PC Review
The Rockstar Games have taken one of the boldest steps in GTA 5. The step which every game maker fears to take, especially, when it comes to change the usual tone of the game. GTA 5 is filled with the same old heists, robbing, and mobster dealings, but this time the makers added an extra factor, which itself is a risk and that is storytelling. It always had missions but this time it has a story to it! This is the leap of faith taken by the makers of GTA 5 for PC and trusts me they have won over the risk! The game has become more interactive and more closely linked to the user, giving them a goal to complete those missions.
With fun heists, GTA 5 is an entertaining and action-packed game coming in high resolution of 4k. GTA 5 just like its previous versions is innovative and iconic at its best. In fact, it keeps on improving over time. GTA 5 for PC is packed with features that even the console version lacks. You can play GTA 5 from a first-person perspective. Enough of just controlling the character you can actually live it! Fight your way through the mission, rob people, and have those endless police chases the way you like it and not like a game character!
If you are habitual of performing your actions yourself like in the other games, GTA 5 PC version is perfect for you. Just like the classic films such as Bond-007, Lethal Weapon 2, and Transformers, you can now actually play GTA 5 the way you like it! You switch between the characters and can have your friends on board to play together! You can play remotely with your friends, which was not possible in GTA 5 for Xbox.
This is not it; the graphics of this game are completely next level. Being a gamer for as long as I remember, GTA 5 graphics have been improved by 70% as compared to previous versions. Even the buildings in the surroundings seem so real that you will feel like you are in the game and not just playing it! The DLC vehicle further enhances your experience with amazing graphics.
The movie-inspired storyline makes GTA 5 for PC much more meaningful. They yearn to complete not only the missions but the story has blown me completely! I love this version than the previous versions *period! Stop*. The best part is yet to come, and I have been saving it for the last :D. You have access to the Director’s mode, which allows you to create your own scenes! Yes, you heard it right in your own scenes! This is not just a game that you can plug in and play, it’s a game that you can create the way you want! Flaming bullets, low gravity, and making your character sluggish or tough is all in your hands! In fact, you can adjust the angle of the camera to have a more in-depth feel of your game!
Honestly, I can write more about this game all day long! But I guess it’s enough for you to just download and play this game for once! I have been hooked and so will you! And let me tell you if you think GTA 5 for PC is the same as Xbox one, you are mistaken big time! Just play this once, and you will want to throw your Xbox forever! I am not kidding! Not even a single time! I have loved GTA 5 and I can see how Rockstar Games are constantly making their games user-centric!
GTA 5 PC Minimum Requirements
Well, as much as this game is amazing, GTA 5 for PC has some limitations. The GTA 5 PC file size is 60 GB. Here are the GTA 5 minimum requirements for PC and GTA 5 requirements for laptop:
|Windows 10 64 Bit||Windows 8.1 64 Bit||Windows 8 64 Bit||Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1||Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2*|
|CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)||AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz|
|NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB||AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)|
|100% DirectX 10 compatible|
FREE DISK SPACE
DEDICATED VIDEO RAM
GTA 5 PC Recommended Requirements
Every game has some recommended requirements. It is not that minimum requirements are not applicable but if you can afford to have recommended requirements, then why not opt for them? Here are the recommended requirements for the PC version of GTA 5. It must be noted that the GTA 5 PC file size is 60 GB.
|Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1||Windows 8 64 Bit||Window 8.1 64 Bit|
|Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs)||AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)||Memory: 8 GB|
|NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB||AMD HD7870 2GB|
|100% DirectX 10|
What You Need to Do Before Downloading GTA 5
Before you get into downloading this is what you need to do before you download your GTA 5:
- Make space in your system. You must have at least 100 GB of space.
- It is available on Steam as well for now. Earlier it was only available at the Rockstar warehouse.
- Prepare to wait as an online download take some time to unpack a 58 MB update.
- The overall download and installation take up to 1 hour depending on the internet speed. Be patient as good things to come for those who wait!
How to Download GTA 5 On Pc
Enough of all my bragging and love about the game. It is time to tell you how you can download GTA 5 on PC. Here are the steps you can follow and in no time, you are going to play the best game ever made! If you are a 90s kid, you will get my excitement for it once you play it!
- Got to Rockstar Games’ official site.
- Search Grand Theft Auto 5 through the search bar.
- Select the retailer you want to opt for. There are three retailers for GTA 5: Amazon, Stream, and Warehouse.
- From any site, add the game to the cart.
- Click check out.
- Add your card details to complete the purchase process.
- Once the payment is successful, your game will be ready to download.
- Once downloaded you can successfully install the game in your system.
GTA 5 Pc Game Download Torrent
If you do not want to invest in buying GTA 5 from their official retailers, we have got your back. Although we do not suggest using torrent due to issues in updates and some might contain viruses. To download the GTA 5 PC game through torrent here is what you need to do:
Click here to download the torrent file for GTA 5
How to Install GTA 5 on PC
If you have reached this step, then I am sure you might have downloaded the game in your system either from their official retailer or from Torrent. But before we go into installation, here are a few tips that you need to ensure are fulfilled.
- Ensure that your PC has enough free space to install the game. The recommended hard drive space for the game is 100 GB.
- Do not try to download or install multiple games at once. Make sure you follow one game installation process at a time.
- The premium online edition of GTA 5 is cheaper as compared to the base version of GTA 5.
- If you have downloaded GTA 5 from torrent then make sure you have scanned the file for any viruses and malware. Beware ransomware is quite common these days!
If you have understood these precautions, then it’s time to get done with the installation of GTA 5 on your PC. Here is what you need to do:
- Once you have downloaded from the above-mentioned methods, click on the GTA.exe file saved in your system.
- The game will install itself with a series of terms and conditions in between, just click Next to complete the installation process.
- Once installed, you will the shortcut of GTA 5 on your desktop, and voila you are all set to play GTA 5.
GTA 5 PC Keyboard Controls
To make it easier for you to play GTA 5 on your PC, here is the list of keyboard controls for GTA 5. By saving the time to learn the keyboard controls, you can get on to playing faster:
General Keyboard Shortcuts
|Action||Keyboard Shortcut Key|
|Radar Zoom/Multiplayer Info||Z|
|Toggle Special Ability||Caps Lock|
|Character Selector||Left Alt|
|Switch to Franklin||F6|
|Switch to Michael||F5|
|Switch to Trevor||F7|
|Switch to GTA Online||F8|
|Start/Stop Action Replay Recording||F2|
Combat Keyboard Shortcuts
|ACTION||PRIMARY Keyboard key||SECONDARY Keyboard key|
|Lock-On/ Aim Weapon||RMB|
|Camera Zoom in/ Sniper Zoom in||Mouse Wheel forward||]|
|Camera Zoom out/ Sniper Zoom out||Mouse Wheel back||[|
|Heavy Melee Attack||O|
|Light Melee Attack||R|
|Toggle weapon accessory||E|
|Melee Dodge||Space Bar|
Movement Keyboard Shortcut
|Action||Keyboard Short cut
|Stealth Mode||Left CTRL
|On foot Look Behind||C
GTA 5 PC Cheats
|PAINKILLER||Become invincible for five minutes
|OFFROAD||Spawn a dirt bike
|VINEWOOD||Spawn a limousine
|ROCKET||Spawn a motorcycle
|COMET||Spawn a sports car
|RAPIDGT||Spawn a different sports car
|HOLEIN1||Spawn a golf cart
|TOOL UP||Get all weapons
|TURTLE||Armor and full health.
|FLY SPRAY||Spawn a crop duster plane
|BUZZ OFF||Spawn an armed helicopter
|TRASHED||Spawn a garbage truck
|BANDIT||Spawn a BMX bicycle
|BARNSTORM||Spawn a stunt plane
|POWERUP||Recharge special ability
|HOT HANDS||Exploding punch
|DEADEYE||Aim better [Adding this cheat for the 5th time will disable the cheat]
|CATCHME||It will allow your character to run faster.
|GOTGILLS:||It will allow your character to swim faster
|HOP TO IT:||It will allow your character to jump higher
|LAWYER UP||It will allow reducing the wanted level
|FUGITIVE||It will allow raising the wanted level
|SLOW-MO:||Play the game in slow motion. [Adding this cheat for the 3rd time will disable the cheat]
|JRTALENT||You can play as any NPC in GTA 5
|FLOATER||Get into a vehicle to activate low gravity
|SNOW DAY||Ensure traffic chaos thanks to slippery cars
|MAKE IT RAIN||This changes the weather [You can enter it again and again to get different weather.
|SKYDIVE||Get a parachute
|SKYFALL||Fall from the sky with no chance of using a parachute [To survive injury while lending use the forward button to avoid injury on the head]
|LIQUOR||This will make your character inebriated i.e. drunk mode.
This was all you required to know before you got into playing GTA 5 on your PC or laptop. It is time to get into the same old magic but with increased speed, efficiency, and close link with the characters. I have been in love with this game again! And so will you!
Let us know in the comments your views as well, and if this guide was helpful.