Grand Theft Auto V Under Fire from Human Rights Activists Over Game's Torture Scene

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
September 20, 2013|10:00 am

Grand Theft Auto V is drawing the ire of human rights activists as they deem the newest installment of the franchise "unspeakable" due to a graphic torture scene.

"Rockstar North has crossed a line by effectively forcing people to take on the role of a torturer and perform a series of unspeakable acts if they want to achieve success in the game," Freedom from Torture chief executive Keith Best told the Guardian.

In the aforementioned scene, the player is allowed to pick different instruments to inflict pain on a suspected terrorist under the instruction of an FBI agent. At one point during the gruesome game play, the gamer is given the option of bringing the terrorist back to life with adrenaline if their heart stops.

GTAV broke all sorts of records when in 24 hours the game generated $800 million worldwide.

Not so bad for a game that was anticipated to make $1 billion in a month. It looks like Rockstar entertainment will far surpass that number.

The game cost a reported $115 million to make and another $150 million to market through Take-Two.

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GTA V retails for $59.99, while the special edition is $79.99, and $150 for the GameStop edition.

"We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch," said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick upon learning the game received a 98 percent Metacritic rating.

Rockstar games has been working on the new GTA game for around five years, with the previous installment making $900 million, according to Bloomberg.

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