Yes this is a good game, and well worth playing. Especially at the platinum price and considering the hours of content to play.
If you are easily offended though, by violence, foul language, sex and general rudeness... give it a miss because it will offend. Its an 18 for a reason and not something which young kids should play.
But this is a very over rated game also. While it is very good, with a strong storyline, lots of quests and a large area to explore... its also nothing original, and its certainly not perfect or a 10/10.
Its mainly let down by the controls and considering this is meant to primarily be a driving game... its the driving controls which are the worst aspect of the game.
Steering isn't great, but you get used to it, but if you try to use an external view when driving the camera swings all over the place and obscures your direction. If you are doing a timed drive, its a nightmare. Driving just isnt as good as it should be for a game this new which is meant have a strong driving aspect to it.
And driving a motorbike or shooting while driving makes it harder.
The other annoyance is how failed missions are handled. If a mission fails, you are returned right back to where you start which requires you to then re-drive to your destination AGAIN, which can be a tad frustrating if its quite a distance away.
A lot of missions involved driving to one place, changing car and then driving somewhere else. You would think a failed mission might restart you at point 2 in the equation, but unfortunately not.
But if you fail a mission, you can very easily just skip it and restart it ANYTIME you want, so its not all bad.
The other tiny gripe is fist fighting... its just awful. AWFUL!! Stick to using guns or at least your baseball bat, because hand to hand fighting is just rubbish and SLOWWW.
Otherwise.. not counting those 3 issues, this is a good game which should be played by people OVER 18, who can distinguise reality from fiction.
I can see a lot of young kids playing this and copy catting it, so if your a parents, have some common sense!!
But otherwise.. buy it.