GTA V is the game that just keeps on giving.
Grand Theft Auto V initially came out way back in 2013 with its online component following just two weeks later. But what sets GTA apart from other games series is the DLC’s (Down Loadable Content) are free and really fucking good.
Some of the early ones were Heists, Executives, Bikers and Import/Export.
All of these came with new vehicles, weapons missions and goals, even though the whole point of GTA is just to amass money. Rockstar North have continued this trend with their latest addition Gun Running.
I downloaded the DLC on the release day (13th of June) but didn’t get to play for another couple of days (damn real life and work), but when I finally had a chance, I loved what Rockstar had added.
To begin with they have dotted bomb shelters/bunkers all over the fictional state of San Andreas. Almost a minute after logging in for the first time, Agent 14 (an NPC that set up Heists and gives you missions) will call you to say there is a special property you should purchase. After you’ve bought your new doomsday home, you discover it’s actually a weapons lab, time to make even more money.
First you need to acquire some supplies, you have two options: spend your hard earned cash to buy some (mmmm, no chance), or go out and steal some (Bingo!). Either way once you’ve got that, your new little empire gets down to work, both creating stock and unlocking new gear and powerful guns.
To make the dosh, you need to move the stock from your bunker to the drop off, sadly in this world you don’t get paid till you make the delivery, to make matters worse, after a short period of time, the game informs every other player on the server of what you're up to, who then get a bonus if they stop you. It's hard work but the rewards are worth it - after grinding out a fair amount of stock I made 300k in one drop (it was an empty server though).
Gun Running also introduces 14 new weaponized vehicles that are available straight away but become more affordable if you complete the corresponding mission. But one of the great new additions is the multiplayer mode Dawn Raid, where you skydive out of a helicopter on a wet and dark night, into a quiet country side in the middle of a firefight to capture some object from the opposing side, to help out you are given Thermal and Night Vision goggles, it's eerie and fun.
There is a lot more that Rockstar added to Grand Theft Auto Online with Gun Running but it's way too much to fully note here, you’d spend all day reading it. But the general gist is, if you own a copy of GTA V and haven’t played the DLC then do so now.
While it does feel like they’ve just retooled Bikers a bit, it’s kept me entertained quite thoroughly until just last weekend (though that’s only because I put Mass Effect back on to do my next review) but I can guarantee it will be back on very soon.