Read an article each weekday, as we countdown until Grand Theft Auto V launches

The time until the release of Grand Theft Auto V is so close now that it can be counted with the digits on your hands! It is only 9 days now until gamers can begin to cause all kinds of havoc in the streets of Los Santos. The team here at Console Monster cannot wait to get our hands on the game on September 17th, so much in fact that we have decided to countdown the days until launch here on the site.

In the third week of our ‘Countdown to GTA V’ articles, we continue to look at the main game itself. In the week we looked at the second of the playable characters in the game – Trevor, we then looked at Los Santos and Blaine County, the many weapons you’ll be using and the many activities and pursuits you’ll be able to do within the game. So if you missed out on our featured articles in this past week, click on through to the posted articles below.

#10 Trevor

Introducing the second of three protagonists – Trevor Phillips

Trevor is described as an extremely difficult person to deal with. He is a known drug addict and words like psychotic, unpredictable, untamed, impetuous and infamous all describe his personality perfectly. We find out more about who Trevor is.

Read more on GTA V’s Trevor Philips

#11 Locations & Maps

Blaine County; a criminal’s paradise

Grand Theft Auto V is setting out to be the largest open-world map in the history of Rockstar Games. Its size said to be “larger than Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto IVcombined”according to the game’s art director Aaron Garbut in a preview by GameInformer. Amazed? Well so are we.

Read more About GTA V Locations & Maps

#12 Weapons

“Hey? Yo? I’m a gun club member. I’m gonna take these rookies downtown.”

Weapons have always been a part of the Grand Theft Auto series. When facing off against rival criminals, gang members and the occasional hero cop, you have to bring something other than your wits. GTA V is no exception, featuring everything from the classic baseball bat to the over-the-top mini-gun; there will be no lack of firepower in the latest entry of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

Read more About GTA V Weapons

#13 GTA V Online

Two weeks after the game launches,GTA Vfree-falls intoan online world

When Grand Theft Auto V launches on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, gamers will have to wait approximately another two weeks until they are able to take the experience online. Why? Because Rockstar is still working on GTA Online – the most exciting development in the history of the series.

Read more About GTA V Online

#14 Activities & Pursuits

Sometimes you just have to get away from it all…

Grand Theft Auto is more than just a campaign. In the past there has been so many other activities that you can participate in, that as a result, you could play the game for hours upon end without even progressing with the main story mode. Grand Theft Auto V is expected to be the same.

Read more About GTA V Activities & Pursuits

Next Week…

Next week we will continue our look at the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, including the final of the three main characters, we’ll look at the side quests, the customisations and much more! So come back tomorrow as we continue with our third week of many articles looking at GTA V.

As well as our countdown articles, we also have our usualscreenshotsandvideosfor Grand Theft Auto V, which you can view over on ourGrand Theft Auto V media hub pagefor the game.

View a full list ourCountdown to GTA V articles.

Anthony Barker

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.

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