GTA V is one of the most popular video game. Grand Theft Auto V Game is an interactive single and multiplayer online game. It is a video action-adventure game released in 2013 Developed by Rockstar North and publisher is Rockstar Games. After its release, many players found it highly amazing and wonderful game. But this game also lead towards many controversies. Since from its start, the game is subject to many controversies. The series of GTA V has drawn the concerns of parents, law agencies, politicians, educationists, psychologist, criminologist, cyber activists and of many others agencies.
One of the controversies is a violent content of the game; some of the missions involve killing, bloodshed, crime, and other terror activities. This raised the serious concerns for parents as their children display violent acts like hurting others, physically abusing others, high aggressive behaviors and other violent acts. This may result in abnormal behaviors which are problematic for parents, teachers and for children themselves. This is also a serious concern for educationists as children are developing a mal-adaptive behavior, which leads to intolerance and extremism among younger children and adolescents. This is not fruitful for society.
Similarly, Grand Theft Auto V game also targets some political and presidential persons like naming the missions after their names and killing them in mission leads towards the progress of the game. This is another issue. It targets the politicians, which is highly controversial and unethical. This is morally wrong and such things should not be a part of a game.
One of the big controversies is that minority is depicted in game senses and they are mal-treated in the game. This shows hatred towards a marginalized community. The content of the game target certain ethnic and racial groups. The game missions show violence against such community members. These things create specific hatred in the mind of a younger generation and it again segments the society, which is extremely bad.
Another controversy is that most of the content of the game show violence against women. There are missions in the Grand Theft Auto V game where players are required to use torture equipment against the women. Some of the critics were against the Grand Theft Auto V and Rockstar games as they negatively portray women image and they were cruel towards women in the game. They were shown as a subject of violence in the game.
There is a lot of sexual content in the Grand Theft Auto V game; which is so harmful to younger children. There is certain content in the game, which shows sexual explicitly, and pornographic images. The game also allows players to freely do whatever they want virtually. The open world experience of the GTA V allows players a lot of freedom for illegal acts as well. This thing leads to another controversial aspect that virtually players are allowed to have services from a prostitute and they will pay for such services.
After having such services, they can beat and even kill a prostitute, which shows another act of violence. There are certain missions in Grand Theft Auto V game that use torture against criminals and terrorists in order to gain information. The Grand Theft Auto V game receives much criticism from anti-torture and anti-violence community and NGOs.