Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) is a game that many people consider to be very violent, gory, and sexually explicit. It depicts the life of three main criminals; Michael, a disorderly father with many life and family issues, throughout the progression of the game you begin to realize that being a criminal takes a toll on your mental state. For michael this means constant bickering, swearing and shouting at his wife and children. Coming from a life of criminal activity, this is the only life that michael knows, he tries to do his best, but his best proves not to be enough. Franklin; Franklin is an 'ex-gangbanger' who is living the 'middle-class life' in downtown los santos. Michael calls him the 'son he never had' because even though all three of the characters are criminals they are still friends, but in a weird way. Trevor; Trevor has to be the most psychotic character in the game, he is a meth user, producer, and distributor. This means that he has very, very mixed emotions about everything, at one moment he could be calm and wouldn't care about anything, and the next he is torturing someone or killing a person. These three characters make up the storyline of the game.
The game offers the play many, many options of what they want to do. A player can either play singleplayer or go onto online multiplayer and play with people all over the world. There are many activities to do such as parachuting, driving and customizing cars and airplanes, racing others online, or even buying a home and investing in the stock market. Most of the ways a player makes money in the game includes stealing cars, claim bounties on other players, robbing banks, or stealing from a gas station. This game is ok for a 15y/o and up but here are some things to consider: The game is about shooting at cops, other players, and civilians. There are to many instances of swearing to count. Swear words include F**k, Sh*t, MotherF***ker, C**t, Sl*t, N***a/N***er, Goddammit, and others. There are several instances of sex, and sexual related scenes and references. There is a strip club a player can visit and get a private naked lap-dance, there are hookers that a player can pick up in their car and have sex with (all though no nudity is shown) and a player can take a stripper back to there house and have sex with (all though nothing is actually shown, it is just heard). In the campaign there are a couple of sex situations and scenes, but no nudity is shown. There are also many uses of drugs and alcohol in this game, marijuana is useable in singleplayer and multiplayer, same with alcohol. Both give off effects but neither last too long.
All of this being said Grand Theft Auto 5 is a very well done, almost perfectly executed game. If your teen is able to handle the graphic, sexual, and adult situations portrayed in this game, they should be fine.